My wife is a #RealLiveTransAdult who is 45, works at at university, and would love to take your photo. #RealLiveTransAdult, which was started by none other than the amazing Red Durkin, is making the rounds on FB and on Twitter… Continue Reading

Gender Neutral Teen

Safe Space Radio has a new series on LGBTQ teenagers in Maine which began with this first installment aired originally this past Monday, Feb 10th at 1pm. It’s with a teenager who identifies as gender neutral. From SSR: The series,… Continue Reading

Another Example of Cool Masculinity

A father of a ‘gender creative’ son – a boy who is feminine – defends his parenting and his wife’s. My wife also gets a load of emails from people asking where our son’s father is, as though I couldn’t… Continue Reading

CA Trans Students: Good News

Well, this is indeed good news: Today, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the historic School Success and Opportunity Act into law, ensuring transgender youth have the opportunity to fully participate and succeed in schools across the state. Assembly Bill 1266—which… Continue Reading

Coy Mathis Wins

At long last, great news: Coy Mathis was being discriminated against when her school stopped allowing her to use the girls’ room as she had been all along. According to TLDEF: This is the first ruling in the nation holding… Continue Reading

Another Bathroom Case: Maines in Maine

Nicole Maines is in a court case to decide whether or not her school did the right thing by her when they asked her to use a staff bathroom. BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Maine’s highest court heard arguments Wednesday over… 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

Happy MLK Day: Jazz

Jazz is an 11 year old (trans) girl who started speaking publicly about being trans when she was 6 (on 20/20 with Barbara Walters), created a trans kids network, and who recently got the US Soccer Federation to change their… Continue Reading

GLBT Partnership: Appleton, WI

We recently went to the 15th anniversary celebration of the local GLBT Partnership here in Appleton. It’s an amazing thing, really: a small group of people decided to create a safe space for LGBTQ teenagers here in the Fox Valley… Continue Reading

CA Leads, Again

California’s Assembly voted Thursday to approve a bill that would prevent people from practicing “ex gay” therapy on minors. About damn time. & Way to go, California.

Katie from Tulsa

Here’s a story from Tulsa about a young trans woman – the first out trans woman we know of who graduated high school transitioned – but I have my misgivings about stories about young trans people. I think it’s hard… Continue Reading

In the Life: Parents of Trans Kids

What a cool video: an “It Gets Better” with the parents of trans kids. They’re part of the T-NET part of PFLAG, which focuses on those with trans children. I wish I could communicate how amazing it is to see… Continue Reading

Medical Treatment of Trans Youth

This is the kind of progress that is long overdue. Switching gender roles and occasionally pretending to be the opposite sex is common in young children. But these kids are different. They feel certain they were born with the wrong… Continue Reading

Sasha’s Sex

The couple who chose to keep their child’s sex a secret so that s/he might be raised free of gendered expectations and stereotypes, have now revealed their child Sasha was declared male at birth. The reason, of course, is that… Continue Reading

Be Who You Are

Alas, another children’s book about a trans child, this one called Be Who You Are, about a young girl who is born male-bodied. The only thing that bugs me about this is the idea of using the term “gender non-conforming”… Continue Reading

New Children’s Book: When Kathy is Keith

The author of When Kathy is Keith, in a phone interview with straight.com 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

Wear Purple on 10/20

From GLAAD, via Bilerico: Bilerico explains: This month GLAAD is working with organizations including GLSEN, GSA Network, PFLAG and The Trevor Project as part of National Bullying spiritday.jpgPrevention Month to inspire Americans to wear purple on Spirit Day. The Bilerico… Continue Reading

Not Mutually Exclusive

A little girl was invited to a party where the rules were that boys had to come as superheroes & the girls as princesses, but before she and her dad had time to say “to hell with gender essentialism” they… Continue Reading

He’s 29, Now.

ME AT NINE, PERFORMING TO MADONNA IN SUMMER ’91! from Robert Jeffrey on Vimeo. & Someone, somewhere in the world, thinks there’s something wrong with such a talented kid. Luckily, not his parents.

“Curing” the Sissy: Anderson Cooper Tonight

Tonight, Anderson Cooper 360 is doing a show on the reparative therapy offered one male child to “cure” him of his effeminate behavior. Box Turtle Bulletin has a complete breakdown of the events of Kirk’s life as well as information… Continue Reading