Sunday, November 25, 2018

Is Wanting Enough?


In my recent post  The Transgender Debate Over Wanting Vs. Needing, the discussion arose from an article I had read by Andrea Long Chu, were she says "My Vagina won't make me happy. But I want it." Should wanting be enough to get it? Read it here.
   

Saturday, September 8, 2018

How to Challenge Unconcious Bias

I've written before about how to defuse afronts that we may face as transgender people. Strangers have an idea of who we are before they've said a word to us, or heard a word by us. So, how should we apprach these situations?

India Decriminalizes Homosexuality. What does that mean for you?



Like many countries that don't, or can't, fully comprehend the difference between gender and sexual orientation, India has joined many countries that have legalized homosexuality. What does that mean for you?

Sunday, August 12, 2018

'What a performance gender is!' – a century of cross-dressers

Transgender in Hollywood


Times are a changing. I recall speaking with an HBO producer in 2003 about several show concepts around transgender, only to be told: "We've done that already." They did a documentary about drag queens and they thought that covered it. It didn't. No by a long shot.

I Can Read What It Says, But What Does It Mean?


The world has changed 180 from the days in the 1980's, when to get dressed and go out I'd have to skulk around after dark in the meatpacking district of New York. Kids teens and young adults are coming out without shame. In Ireland, the government plans on removing gender change restrictions of teens under 16. Do you know your gender-related terms, and what they mean?