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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 - 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 - […]

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

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

In a world not unlike our own…

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 […]

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