WI Bathroom Bill

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

WI Book Festival Reading of Love, Always

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.

She’s The Woman I Married

“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

Here from New York?

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

U.S. Trans Survey (Closes 9/21)

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

Guest Author: Michaela Ivri Mendelsohn, My Top Manager is a Transwoman

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

Stone Butch Blues Free Download for Feinberg’s Birthday

In order to celebrate the birthday of Leslie Feinberg on this day 1st September, a free .pdf of their most celebrated book Stone Butch Blues is being made available free of charge to whoever wishes to access it. Now a… Continue Reading

Guest Author: Darya Teesewell, Hollywood ‘Takes Care of its Own,’ Unless You are Trans, Part 2

Recently I blogged about some of the challenges that trans people who live out here in Hollywood, a.k.a. America’s Liberal Dream Factory, face when it comes to health care. Let me underline exactly what those challenges mean. First, let’s look… Continue Reading

Guest Author: Loree Cook-Daniels, Scaring Ourselves to Death

I read a beautiful piece by Kai Cheng Thom over at XO Jane where the author starts by stating: When I was 19, I read an article in Guernica magazine stating that the average life span of a transgender person… Continue Reading

Being Legit

The SCOTUS ruling on same sex marriage is huge because people can finally marry yay! but there are so many other innumerable things. Today I went to get a new passport and they ask for the name of your spouse.… Continue Reading

Blowback, or The Jenner Effect

A friend who prefers to be anon wrote this on FB a few days ago, and I thought it was important. In the midst of all the ooh la la about I Am Cait – which is doing some good,… Continue Reading

Guest Author: Ashley Altadonna, Letter to Myself 10 Years Later

I’ve put Ashley Altadonna’s writing on this blog before and this piece, in particular, is so amazing. It’s also so great to hear from trans women and men 10 or more years post transition; so often trans community is made… Continue Reading

Guest Author: Zoe Dolan, When Political Correctness Hits Below The Belt

Here’s a controversial piece from Zoe Dolan, lawyer, author, and friend, in a smart piece about why, when it cones to dating – amongst other things – talking about genital surgery is important. I have always reserved the right to… Continue Reading

US Trans Survey Starts Today #USTransSurvey

Go take it. Tell your friends to take it. http://www.ustranssurvey.org/ Knowledge is Power.

Tamara Dominguez #HerNameWasTamara

I wish I’d known her. She seems like she was a beautiful person, and it’s very obvious she was well-loved. Her friend Rendon spoke for the family. “He doesn’t know she has family. She had her mom. She had her… Continue Reading

#saytheirnames – Three Trans Deaths This Past Weekend

I mean to distract you from your online bickering for a moment. This weekend, three trans people of color were reported murdered – one in Arizona, one in Detroit, one in North Carolina. They had nothing else in common from… Continue Reading

Guest Author: Darya Teesewell, “Hollywood Takes Care of its Own,” Unless You are Trans

In response to my HuffPo post, we have our first crosspost, by my friend Darya: A young trans friend of mine in the Hollywood film industry, a union member, spoke to me recently about a conversation she had when she… Continue Reading

HuffPo, & An Invitation

I’m pretty sure most people don’t realize this, but HuffPo doesn’t pay writers. Like EVER, like any of them. People who write for HuffPo do reserve their rights, however. And because I’m a professional writer who believes writers should get… Continue Reading

S onewall: the Movie (Because It’s Missing the T)

Again, I’ve been doing this a long time, so here’s the shorthand: If, as a director, you want to make a movie about a young gay man who has been kicked out of his Kansas home by his Christian parents… Continue Reading