10 Year Anniversary of Brandon Teena’s Death

I found this article here Brandon Teena 10 Years Later (Falls City, Nebraska) While most of the world prepares to celebrate New Year’s Eve this week, transgendered Americans are pausing to remember Brandon Teena on the tenth anniversary of his… Continue Reading

Buy a Signed Copy

I have finally figured out how to make signed copies available via this website. Right now I’m only set up to ship to the US, and to receive payments via PayPal, but it’s a start! Buy a Signed Copy of… Continue Reading

TG Teen in TX

I hate to report sad news, but I saw this article and felt obliged to post it. This girl’s suicide broke my heart, especially upon reading that laws that would have protected her failed to get passed. This girl is… Continue Reading

Mariette Pathy Allen

I am pleased as punch that I just got this wonderful review from Mariette Pathy Allen: “Helen Boyd’s book is extraordinary! Ms. Boyd manages to combine intensely personal stories, in particular her relationship with Betty, with a great deal of… Continue Reading

gay marriage poll

There’s a group called the American Family Association currently running a poll about gay marriage. As per usual, “Family” is code for “heterosexual.” Since what they want is “proof” that Americans are against gay marriage, let’s give them what for!… Continue Reading

MHB in bookstores

I’ve just gotten the first report that someone bought the book in a bookstore! Specifically, in a Border’s somewhere in the MD area. I’d love to hear from others if you’re finding it, & specifically I’d like to know in… Continue Reading

Book News: It’s Shipping!

My good friend Marti contacted me today to tell me that she received an email from Amazon.com saying that My Husband Betty is now shipping! So if you want to order the book, no more waiting! Buy the book!

Trans-Academics Survey

Community Needs Assessment Survey – We need your input! Click on the “research projects” button We all know there is very little reliable statistical data about trans and gender variant identified persons – here is a great opportunity to help… Continue Reading


I received the sad news today that one of the women I interviewed for the book – one half of one of the couples profiled in Chapter 4 – died recently. I’ve been sad and stunned since getting the news.… Continue Reading

Yahoo! group

I thought perhaps some of you might prefer a mailing list instead of message boards, like myself, so I set up a Yahoo! group Join the mailing list here! My idea is that the group will be focused on issues… Continue Reading

Thanksgiving Trans*Am

After you all finish eating with friends and family, and the femme in your is dying to get out, check out Sunday night’s Trans*Am, hosted by Ethan Carter – it’s Ladies’ Night, and only a $3 cover for T-girls! from… Continue Reading

General Clark and Barry Winchell

This just in, from the National Transgender Advocacy Coalition: Critics Rail Against Senate Promotion of Gen. Robert Clark WASHINGTON DC – On Tuesday, November 18th, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm the promotion of Major General Robert T. Clark to… Continue Reading

Brooklyn & Beyond

Last night, my husband and I got to meet two other married CDs who live near us. One came with his wife, and the other promised his wife would make our next gathering. I don’t know if I can explain… Continue Reading

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Today, November 20th, is the Transgender Day or Remembrance, when the TG community remembers and honors TG victims of violence. There is a website dedicated to the Day of Remembrance. For more about today, and a list of the memorials… Continue Reading

Smaller Video

Hey all, I managed to cut the file size in half of the promo video and it seems to be streaming now, which is a good thing. So, for those who didn’t get a chance to see it (and my… Continue Reading

Massachusetts Supreme Court Ruling

Massachusetts First State in Nation to Grant Same-Sex Couples the Right to a Civil Marriage WASHINGTON – The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that same- and opposite-sex couples must be given equal civil marriage rights under the state constitution.… Continue Reading

My Husband Betty Publicity Photos

TransNews: Corporate Protections article

This article appeared in Forbes magazine FEATURE-Transsexuals new focus of companies’ legal protection Reuters, 11.09.03, 10:55 AM ET By Daniel Sorid SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Corporations and lawmakers are expanding protections against sexual harassment and discrimination to cover transsexuals, cross-dressers… Continue Reading

Kirkus Review

This just in, my first official review: “The forthright wife of a transvestite offers a revealing look inside the little-known world of transgendered men and their female partners. Boyd (a pseudonym), founder of an online support group for cross-dressers and… Continue Reading

Happy Birthday, Adam Ant

We will be fine, we’re 49… …for anyone who knows that reference, I’m very very sorry.