Trans*Literate Conference – NYC, 3/29 & 30

I’m going to be speaking and running a panel on family and partners of trans people at the Trans*Literate Conference that will take place in NY on March 29th & 30th. It’s a trans symposium out of Hunter College, and… Continue Reading

Gender Neutral Bathroom App

So now, there’s an app for that. Where once there was (& still is, actually), now there’s Refuge Restrooms, which helps you find bathrooms with the least amount of hassle. Here’s a question from an interview The Advocate did… Continue Reading

Guest Post: Trish Mifflin

Trish Mifflin recently wrote a short review of the book True Selves that she posted on our community forums, and I thought it was worth posting here for others to read. Do you agree? Disagree? I know this has been… Continue Reading

Lambda Legal’s Trans Rights Program

According to their website: “Lambda Legal has a strong commitment to litigation and public education around issues of gender identity and gender expression, and I look forward to advancing and expanding the scope of the organization’s work,” said Dru Levasseur,… Continue Reading

Non-Op Resource

There is very little out there for those trans people who don’t medically transition – for various reasons – or who straddle a non-binary gender identity and expression. But today someone sent me a link to this website, which collects… Continue Reading

Chicago: Lurie Children’s Hospital Adds Gender Identity Clinic

Here’s some great news for the Midwest: a gender identity clinic that will treat children: The clinic, which is up and running but has yet to officially launch, is the first of its kind in the city and one of… Continue Reading

Trans Students’ Resource

NCTE has created a website so that college students can share information about how trans-friendly or transphobic a given college or community is. Along with the launch of this new resource, there’s a document so that trans students can know… Continue Reading

Online Support Groups

My online group for trans partners via Yahoo Groups still exists, and is always taking on new members. You can find it here: It is open to *all* partners of trans people – male, female, genderqueer, queer, het, etc.… Continue Reading

Two Spirits

The people who made the documentary Two Spirits – about the Native American tradition of recognition of the kind of people we call LGBTQ – are trying to get more copies of the movie into schools and libraries across the… Continue Reading

New Philly FTM Group

I don’t know anymore about it than what you can read here, but get the words out to your friends in the Philly neck of the woods. FTM coming-out support group: weekly support group for ftms and transmen in the… Continue Reading

New Children’s Book: When Kathy is Keith

The author of When Kathy is Keith, in a phone interview with out of Vancouver, says: “A lot of times, parents with straight kids, they think like, ‘You know what? That would never happen to my kid so why… Continue Reading

LGBTQ Group Forming in Chillicothe, OH

Seeking Trans+ activists for coalitions in CO, IA, MA, ME

From the always-amazing Michael Munson of FORGE: FORGE is looking to identify trans-savvy individuals in Boulder, CO; Iowa City / Cedar Rapids / Johnson County, IA; Boston, MA; and the state of Maine who are interested in working in coalition… Continue Reading

The End of Suicide Prevention Month

A few days ago, during the last week of September which is Suicide Prevention Month, another LGBTQ teenager killed himself because of bullying. He was 13. First: Please remember that there is always someone to call. The Trevor Project 1-866-488-7386… Continue Reading

National Trans Advocacy Network (TAN)

A group of state and local transgender leaders are pleased to announce the formation of the Trans Advocacy Network. The Trans Advocacy Network held their first meeting in Memphis, Tennessee on July 10, 2010 with the purpose of defining their… Continue Reading


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The Gender Puzzle Documentary

The Gender Puzzle is a 45 min documentary about intersex that can be seen on YouTube; it’s worth watching if you’re new to intersex issues. You can also check out a 10-min. version. You can buy a copy here, check… Continue Reading

Face in the Mirror

Just caught the tail end of a documentary called Face in the Mirror about David Reimer. Has anyone else seen this? I can’t seem to find any more info about it online. Now there’s one on about pumping parties called… Continue Reading

Meat or People

There’s a great video about how women’s bodies are represented in media that was just brought to my attention. It’s in Italian with English subtitles and worth watching. That said, some of the images are really upsetting (and all were… Continue Reading

Congrats to FORGE

Today, FORGE snagged the second largest grant given to a transgender organization. From their press release: Less than a month after starting a 3-year, nearly $300,000 federally-funded project to improve the nation’s sexual violence and criminal justice professionals’ ability to… Continue Reading