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Tomboys, Gender Non Conformity, & Trans Identity

A few more thoughts about that NYT tomboy article, the various rebuttals, and my post from yesterday. I have to own that I wanted that mom to be right. For starters, because the world is transphobic and I am too –… Continue Reading

Happy Earth Day? From an Urban Green

I’ve never really figured out how I’m supposed to love Mother Earth and am suspicious of anything as awesome as a planet being gendered, of course. That’s human silliness. I first became green when I volunteered for NYC’s Earth Day,… Continue Reading

Dismayed: Tomboys in the NYT

So many people, including me, read that NYT piece about the mom who was proud of her GNC child who she described as a tomboy – a girl who is masculine but female-identified. Yay, gender non conformity! Yay tomboys! There… Continue Reading

What Comes Back

It’s been a long year of so many losses, but in a sense, this start of spring, the undoing of wintry death, reminds us too of what won’t come undone just with the passage of time, that some things, and… Continue Reading

Music: PWR BTTM

I can’t even with the news so here’s some music and cool lyrics. Sing along when the haters get you down. [Verse 1] There are men in every town who live to bring you down Make themselves feel bigger making… Continue Reading

Baby and Bathwater

There is a tendency, I think, for those of us whose goal is creating a world that is a little more self aware of sexism, racism, transphobia, and the rest, to dismiss writers and artists based on a single opinion,… Continue Reading

WI Trans Youth Study!

This is so exciting – a study of the needs of trans youth in WI. Please get the word out. WI TRANS YOUTH STUDY Are you a transgender or gender nonconforming young person living in Wisconsin? Make sure your voice… Continue Reading

Victim Blaming Dr. Dao

Now journalists are starting to dig into Dr. Dao’s past, as if some criminal history or other misdeed somehow “explains away” the violence done to him by United. This is victim blaming. I hope, if anything like this ever happens to me,… Continue Reading

Medical Treatment & Trans Youth

I have to admit that I tend to peep with one eye over any article by the NYT, or any other mainstream media, when they cover trans issues of any kind. I expect the usual disasters: trans women being referred… Continue Reading

Becoming Trans-Parent: Poems

Hey all! A local mom, Annette Langlois Grunseth, whose daughter is trans, has written a book of poetry called Becoming Trans-Parent: One Family’s Gender Transition about the experience and she’s hoping to sell a bunch more in pre-sales as that will… Continue Reading

ACLU Sues WI Over Trans Health Coverage

At long last, some good news: MILWAUKEE – The national ACLU, ACLU of Wisconsin, and volunteer attorneys from the law firm Hawks Quindel sued Wisconsin’s state university system and insurance board today over their refusal to provide gender-affirming health insurance… Continue Reading

Affirmations:: Trans Kids & Their Parents

All Men Hand in Hand