Here’s Part 2 of the conversation between me and Ashley Altadonna, the filmmaker. Ashley: What do you wish trans partners knew more regarding their cisgendered partners? Helen: That we feel all the stigma, too, and feel personally at risk as… Continue Reading
More than a decade ago, the most talented actor I’ve ever known gave up acting. She needed to transition, and her acting career was the hardest thing she had to give up, but she didn’t want to be a pony… Continue Reading
My friend the filmmaker Ashley Altadonna and I recently decided to interview each other; we’ve had an ongoing conversation about the nature of relationships vis a vis transness for years now, and every time I talk to her I discover… Continue Reading
So I kinda love this brief piece on Medium which is kind of a big yawn’s take on someone’s spouse turning out to be a woman, and yet I kinda don’t like it too. Let me explain: there have always… Continue Reading
Heartbreaking news from Monica Roberts: The Lady Chablis, aka The Doll, aka Brenda Dale Knox, had died at the young age of 59. She became famous by playing herself in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, after which… Continue Reading
It’s back to school and students everywhere are looking at a form that asks them to choose M or F. Some have changed it to include Transgender, or Other, and still others add a “don’t care to answer”. I’m glad… Continue Reading
I try to update my pics when there’s a significant change of whatever kind. Kind of necessary this time around.
Jen Richards carefully laid out the argument for why cis men should not play trans women on Twitter recently, in response to the news that Matt Bomer took the role of a trans woman recently in a film called Anything,… Continue Reading