On defending my own existence: the only winning move is not to play.

In 1983’s “War Games,” a pre-Ferris Bueller Matthew Broderick stars as David Lightman, a teenager who accidentally hacks into a secret government super-computer, nearly starting World War III. Over the past 32 years, the film has reached a kind of cult status for its commentary about the losing consequences of possible Cold War-era military action, […]

By |June 10th, 2015|LGBT, Life, Transgender|3 Comments

No, Transgender Rights Are Not Destroying Women’s Colleges

Over at The New Republic, writer Monica Potts argues that “Trans Activism is Threatening Women’s Colleges’ Mission.” This statement — bold, hyperbolic, and just generally ridiculous — heads an article that swings wildly back and forth between a seeming belief that it’s one’s gender identity that should determine enrollment eligibility or that it’s […]

By |February 17th, 2015|Culture|6 Comments

VIDEO: Leelah Alcorn and Life as a Transgender Woman

By |January 21st, 2015|Transgender|3 Comments

Trans News Update – 5.11.14 – #1

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 –

2.) Trans Military –

3.) New York Name Change –

4.) Ore. Man Accused of Discrimination, Runs for Office – […]

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

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

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

The Transgender Community™

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; […]

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

“Because We Can”: How Society Justifies Transgender Discrimination

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 […]

By |November 13th, 2013|Personal|6 Comments

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

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 […]

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

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

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 […]

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

The Growing Battle Over Transgender Student Rights in California

The Growing Battle Over Transgender Student Rights in California

My debut at Rolling Stone

Read the full article here:

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