Category Archives: opinion

Week 158 – Empathy for the devils

Cultures, like living organisms, evolve and shift in response to environmental conditions via natural selection and favor traits promoting their continuance. If a culture starts to lose its cohesiveness or shrinks due to changes in its members’ self-identification criteria, these … Continue reading

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11 questions for evaluating a gender counselor

If you’re in crisis because you think you’re trans, contact The Trever Project at 866-488-7386 (they also have text and online chat support,) or Trans Lifeline in the US at 877-565-8860 or in Canada at 877-330-6366. Besides being a sympathetic … Continue reading

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We Will Endure

If I could be with you right now, I would cry with you for a while, and then I would take your hand, look you in the eyes and tell you what I feel in my heart before giving you … Continue reading

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The Transgender Bill of Rights

The Transgender Bill of Rights Individuals have the right to self-determination of their gender identity. Discrimination on the basis of gender identity is illegal. Trans panic as a legal defense is abolished. Where there is probable cause, violence against trans people … Continue reading

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A Field Guide to Dudes and How to Defend Yourself When Physically Attacked by One

I used to know this dude that could turn on a dime into an aggressive macho dude. ‘C’mon, right here. Right now. Why wait?’ he’d say as he squared his shoulders and snapped his toes to the imaginary line he’d … Continue reading

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Wither the United States post-Donald Trump?

Friday, October 7, 2016 has just become another American cultural moment that many people will remember as a, “I remember exactly what I was doing when I found out,” moment upon hearing of Donald J. Trump’s boasting of sexual assault as reported … Continue reading

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You should start transition.

If there is the slightest possibility you think you are a trans woman, you should start transition. There is no ‘trans enough’ standard you have to meet to transition. There is no ‘standard transition’ you need to follow. There is … Continue reading

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