Here are two good things that are now/newly available: The documentary about Kate Bornstein, Kate Bornstein is a Queer & Pleasant Danger, is now available for purchase by high schools and universities. (I did an interview with her for this… Continue Reading
Bryn Kelly, Feb 7 1980 – Jan 13 2016 Her memorial is tonight at St John the Divine in NYC – the day before what should have been her 36th birthday. Rest in awesomeness, Bryn.
I have not written about Bryn’s death because it knocked the stuffing out of me. We were not close friends, by any means; we knew each other the way two people who do trans work and live in Brooklyn know… Continue Reading
There’s a nice article by Roni Jacobson in New York magazine just now about men who stay with trans masculine partners; I was interviewed for it but it is mostly an interview with the guys of the blog Accidentally Gay.… Continue Reading
I’ve been working on trans issues as a non-trans person for long, long time, and there’s really one rule that I find the most useful. Not that I’ve always managed it, but still. Here’s the deal: when you step on… Continue Reading
Has anyone seen an updated list of names for this year’s TDOR? A few people have asked, and the “official” one stops listing people in March. Anyone?
AB 469 is back on the schedule, dammit. This is the bill that wants to undo local ordinances that will overturn local ordinances that allow trans students to use the correct bathroom. It’s been scheduled for a hearing next Thursday,… Continue Reading
An amazing non discrimination ordinance in Houston was just struck down due to a paid-for campaign that focused, once again, on fear mongering: that somehow laws that allow trans people to use public bathrooms are going to result in sexual… Continue Reading
I’ve been doing work with and for trans women for about 15 years now. Arguably, I have met more trans women than most people on this planet. Older transitioners, young transitioners, passing, non-passing, those who pursue medical options, those who… Continue Reading
As promised, a few of the resources I promised to people who came to the Love, Always reading yesterday at A Room of One’s Own. My online group for partners of trans people: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/engender_partners/info Our online forum for trans people… Continue Reading
A couple of amazing students put this short clip together for a class that promotes media making in the service of community. I was honored to be a part of it, but the real props go to Rowan and her… Continue Reading
The always awesome S. Bear Bergman put this up for National Coming Out Day, and I immediately loved it, and shared it, like you do. What surprised me was that a few people responded thinking it was sarcastic, not heartfelt.… Continue Reading
Sadly, this transphobic bathroom stupidity has arrived at our doorstep, WI. It’s time to act. Here’s the MoveOn petition. Go sign it. Here’s a letter draft you can email to your representatives: I imagine you have heard of a bill… Continue Reading
I’ll be reading from the Love, Always anthology with my friend Miriam Hall and another contributor, Shawnee Parens, on 10/24 at 3PM at A Room of One’s Own bookstore. Excited.
“There is something star-crossed about trans couples sometimes,” Boyd says when I meet up with her a few days later. “I was very much in love with my husband, and I will always miss being married to that person. The… Continue Reading
I was interviewed for an article titled “My Husband Is Now My Wife” for New York magazine recently, and while the online version isn’t up yet, the issue is out. So if you’ve shown up here as a result of… Continue Reading
If you haven’t yet taken NCTE’s current trans survey, get to it! It will close on Monday, 9/21, & it’s important they hear all your voices. By *all*, I mean especially those who tend not to do online surveys or… Continue Reading
Dear Friends, Today, on September 10th, people around the world will take action to raise awareness as part of World Suicide Prevention Day. At The Trevor Project, we fight this fight 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The… Continue Reading
I first met Kristy after she had been working for a month at one of my El Pollo Loco restaurants in Thousand Oaks, California. Kristy is a tall dark haired Latina, transwoman in her late twenties. While observing her, the… Continue Reading