Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Brianna Austin Status Updates

I was back in NYC for a few months in June and July, and it was so good to meet up with friends and revisit some of my old haunts. I got to hang out with Crissy, was really thrilled to get the free time to join Fran on Fire Island to see a great show. And, after  long period of inaction, I'm re-engaged in getting all my content, websites and social media organized so that I can actively start posting again.  So here is what's new.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Should We Have Transgender in the Military


As you all know by now, President Trump, two words that still don't seem right in the same sentence, issued a Tweet that transgender people would no longer be allowed to serve in the military.  Kristin Beck, a former Navy SEAL took exception.  Other veterans have voiced their opinions, and the Pentagon -- after the president said consulted with his generals and experts -- said they had no idea what he was talking about. So it's time once again for romper room politics.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Defining Normal


Many years ago, Johnny Carson, being the recipient of a Sally Fields practical joke, looked at her and said, "You really aren't normal are you?" She playfully responded, "Well Johnny, I guess normal is as normal does!" It was a cute punch line and yet beneath the surface made a larger statement.

L.I.R.R. Impacted by Gender Rules


With transgender people and their rights to fair and equal treatment are thrust into the national discourse. there are many issues that are not longer so clear.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

it Wasn't Activists, but Rather Sports That Rattled NC's Cage


We were all a bit stunned last year when North Carolina passd the infamous 'bathroom bill.'  The debate gripped the nation and spurred a national dialogue. The ideas spread across the country as 16 states had some variation of a bathroom bill of their own. Now that NC has repealed their bill, the fallout is just getting started.


Free Name and Gender Marker Legal Clinics


In addition to their upcoming synposium on April 28th, TransOhio  is providing these free legal clicnics to nearly 250 communnity members, helping those unable to afford the costs for legal filings and applications due to hardships. They provide this funding through grant funding.   

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Are You Transparent?


When I finally looked in the mirror and admitted to myself that "I am transgender," that my actions are not momentary lapses of sanity, life changed. Because at it's core, it is self-awareness that changes everything.