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2101, 2015

VIDEO: Leelah Alcorn and Life as a Transgender Woman

By |January 21st, 2015|Transgender|1 Comment

1205, 2014

Trans News Update – 5.11.14 – #1

By |May 12th, 2014|Transgender|0 Comments

I’m hoping to put together a video roughly once every week or so, giving a quick overview of trans current events.

Below are links to the full stories.

1.) Jane Doe – http://www.advocate.com/politics/transgender/2014/04/25/rally-planned-imprisoned-16-year-old-trans-girl

2.) Trans Military – http://www.advocate.com/politics/transgender/2014/05/11/watch-defense-sec-hagel-open-review-trans-military-ban

3.) New York Name Change – http://www.advocate.com/politics/transgender/2014/05/08/ny-lawmaker-looks-simplify-name-change-trans-residents

4.) Ore. Man Accused of Discrimination, Runs for Office – http://www.advocate.com/politics/transgender/2014/05/08/ore-bar-owner-accused-antitrans-discrimination-running-office

5.) OITNB star joins MichFest, […]

2011, 2013

Transgender Day of Remembrance. Don’t read my site, read these

By |November 20th, 2013|Transgender|0 Comments

Go read some pieces by trans people of color

238 Names

Trans Women of Color and Remembering Your Dead

Speaking on Wednesday at Day of Remembrance

On Trans Day of Remembrance: A Proposal

1711, 2013

The Transgender Community™

By |November 17th, 2013|Personal|2 Comments

I never quite know how to answer questions about “the transgender community.” To me, the Transgender Community™ is a product of the greater LGBT-industrial complex, just s neat way to classify those of us on the island of misfit toys. Trans individuals are just as diverse and complex as any other grouping of people.

Liberal, conservative; […]

1311, 2013

“Because We Can”: How Society Justifies Transgender Discrimination

By |November 13th, 2013|Personal|8 Comments

I recently read about Alissah Brooks, a transgender woman from Atlanta, Georgia, and her recent run-in with a bouncer who denied her entry to a club on the basis of her gender identity. For those who haven’t yet read this story, after attending a GLAAD event in Atlanta, Brooks and a few friends stopped at […]

1111, 2013

A bit of a rambling tangent on “what it’s like to be a man”

By |November 11th, 2013|Personal|0 Comments

I really don’t know what it is to “be a guy.” Sure, I lived as one for the majority of my life, but when people ask what it’s like to be able to “see both sides,” I don’t really have an answer. I could very easily give you a comparison of what it’s like to […]

211, 2013

Executive at Conservative Media Watchdog Group Accuses Me of Bias for Not Outing Myself as Transgender

By |November 2nd, 2013|Uncategorized|11 Comments

Dan Gainor, Vice President of Business and Culture for the Media Research Center, a conservative media watchdog group (think of them as a bizarro world version of Media Matters), accused me of being unethical in my reporting for Rolling Stone. According to their website, Media Research Center’s “sole mission is to expose and neutralize the […]

111, 2013

The Growing Battle Over Transgender Student Rights in California

By |November 1st, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

My debut at Rolling Stone

Read the full article here:

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics#ixzz2jQdtdi5K

2610, 2013

In a world not unlike our own…

By |October 26th, 2013|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Some people don’t think transgender people should be able to use the bathroom that corresponds to their gender. Many of those same people don’t think society should police their own gender presentation (I agree. Feminine men and butch women are still men and women, respectively). What always confused me about this was that, by being […]

2510, 2013

What Dr. Seuss Can Teach Us About TERFs vs. Trans

By |October 25th, 2013|Uncategorized|1 Comment

With the dust-up over articles in Bustle earlier this week (1, 2, 3), which discussed the strains between transgender women and transgender-exclusionary radical feminists (TERFs), my Twitter feed seems a lot angrier these days (and rightfully so). I’m not trying to tell anyone else what to do, but I figured that I’d add my voice […]