transgender

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|2 Comments

VIDEO: About Caitlyn Jenner’s wardrobe (and why it shouldn’t matter)

By |June 3rd, 2015|Culture, LGBT, Transgender|0 Comments

That which we call a Jenner by any other name…

Since Caitlyn Jenner popped up on the cover of Vanity Fair yesterday, I’ve witnessed some of the most intense, ridiculous arguing across social media. I realize that yes, that’s pretty much par for the course, but it’s a bit exhausting, isn’t it?

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There have been […]

By |June 2nd, 2015|Transgender|1 Comment

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

A Letter Re: Why blaming Leelah Alcorn’s parents only compounds the bigotry.”

Hi, Meghan; I’m Parker.

Earlier today, I had an opportunity to read your L.A. Times op-ed, “Why blaming Leelah Alcorn’s parents only compounds the bigotry,” and I can’t help but feel as though you’ve misconstrued a number of factors in the path to forming your opinion.

Now, I noticed that though you had a chance […]

By |January 15th, 2015|Culture, Transgender|0 Comments

About that New York Magazine Cover Story

Last night, someone sent me a link to the cover story for the current issue of New York Magazine, “The Trans-Everything CEO,” a profile of Martine Rothblatt, the highest-paid female CEO in the America (who also happens to be transgender). As much as that headline made me a bit […]

By |September 8th, 2014|Culture|3 Comments

Breaking Down HuffPost’s “I am NOT cisgendered” Tantrum

Recently, Huffington Post Gay Voices decided to run an editorial by J. Nelson Aviance about how hard it is being a white, cisgender man. Life is tough!

avianceGiven that HuffPo Gay Voices will publish anything that falls in line with editor Noah Michelson’s personal worldview, Aviance’s […]

By |July 22nd, 2014|Uncategorized|11 Comments

Science Magazine’s Attempt to Highlight HIV Epidemic Backfires

By |July 17th, 2014|Culture, Transgender|1 Comment

Wednesday Reading List: July 16, 2014

Admittedly, I got a little backlogged, and I’d forgotten about my reading list posts. Sorry about that.  Basically, my goal here is to highlight some of the best writing from trans women all over the internet. Enjoy!

Aoife – Trig Reciprocal Functions: I’m a Trans Woman Adjunct Prof and I Use Trigger Warnings

Having lived […]

By |July 16th, 2014|Reading List|0 Comments