2015 U.S. Trans Survey Is Coming August 19th

Here’s the always awesome Ignacio Rivera with a few reasons why it’s important, and I’ll add myself that having published some scholarship on trans issues, the last survey provided much needed data and continues to be cited in necessary ways.

CiCi on Crossdressing and Owning It

People ask me why I love crossdressers. Here’s one reason: What a beautiful short piece on the community, the nature of confidence, and all with a history and knowledge of how it used to be and how what trans people… Continue Reading

Same Difference: Docu About Black Masculinity

Stud, butch, AG, masculine of center – these are some of the terms people use to talk about their identities in this documentary by Nnekah Onuorah that I have to find a way to see. Short of that, this article… Continue Reading

Bottom Surgery

I know it’s not something we like to talk about as a community, but I thought this piece about deciding whether or not to have genital surgery was useful. I’d put the “it’s personal” section a lot higher on the… Continue Reading

“Peak Sex Shaming” & the AM Hack

I really shouldn’t be surprised by the self righteous morality being expressed over the Ashley Madison hack, but I am. Sometimes I think we’re maybe about to get our shit together as a species and then something like that happens… Continue Reading

Traveling While Trans: Help Meagan Taylor

Meagan Taylor is from St. Louis and was traveling in Des Moines when hotel employees called the police on her and a friend who were sharing a room. They arrested her because her legal name doesn’t match the one she… Continue Reading

My Online Group for Partners

I’ve been getting quite a few requests for this link, so I thought it was about time to put it up again: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/engender_partners/info It’s open to all kinds of partners: wives of crossdressers, partners of people considering transition, partners of… Continue Reading

EEOC Ruling

So what does this recent EEOC ruling mean? It means that sexual orientation discrimination is now considered sex discrimination, because the gender of you and the gender of who you love means it’s about gender, not orientation, per se. The… Continue Reading

To the Wife Who Just Found Out

I read this piece in the LA Times by the ex wife of a transitioned trans woman yesterday – and read all of the amazing commentary about it on my Facebook page by trans people and trans partners – and… Continue Reading

About “Transgendered”: Some History & Grammar

I wrote this short piece about the term “transgendered” and because Jenny Boylan and I had discussed it in the past, asked her to add her own thoughts. So my piece, then her postscript, and it’s crossposted on JFB’s blog.… Continue Reading

Help Holly Woodlawn

Holly came from Miami, F.L.A.hitchhiked her way across the U.S.A. Plucked her eyebrows on the way. Shaved her legs and then he was a she. She says, ‘Hey, babe, take a walk on the wild side.’ – Lou Reed, “Walk… Continue Reading