Tag Archives: trans issues

I’m Coming Out

Since beginning my transition, I have wrestled most consistently with the idea of living “out” as transgender.  When I thought I was gay, it was simple – I wanted everyone to know I was gay.  I wanted the world to … Continue reading

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“Freshly Pressed” and Thoughts on Education

I don’t often pay attention to my WordPress dashboard, but this post caught my eye a couple of weeks ago.  The post was quite funny and it piqued my curiosity about the standards for posts on Freshly Pressed.  I hadn’t … Continue reading

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Gender Identity Disorder and the “real-life experience”

I stumbled across a post by a trans woman discussing the beginning of her “real-life experience,” a former requirement for some medical treatments involved in transitioning.  The WPATH (World Professional Association for Transgender Health) Standards of Care (SOC) still require … Continue reading

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You Know What’s Cool? Broadswords.

And you know what else is cool?  Well, more accurately, you know what I actually want to talk about?  Chaz Bono and Dancing with the Stars (this dazzling rhetorical switch-up brought to you by Mr. G).  Also, Don’t Ask, Don’t … Continue reading

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Unexpected Aspects of My Transition

I would try to tell you that I’m writing another post as penance for my months of lackluster blogging, but, truly, I’m just desperate to avoid doing my homework. That being said, I have been thinking about what I expected … Continue reading

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The Strange Song of Hannah

The Book of Samuel begins by describing the plight of Hannah, one of the wives of Elkanah.[1] Elkanah’s other wife, Peninnah, tormented Hannah, and Elkanah’s misguided attempts at comfort – “Why is your heart sad? Am I not more to … Continue reading

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Interesting Post from a Real Live Gender Blog

Found this post by bloggers Lisa and Queen Emily, whose blog, “Questioning Transphobia,” I just stumbled across a couple of hours ago. It’s an interesting blog and they are both very good writers, I recommend checking it out.  Not in … Continue reading

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