Category Archives: opinion

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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Claiming Our Transgender Humanity

Rebels are not born, they are made. And if you are trans, you are very much rebelling against the overt and covert genocide waged against us by daring to claim your strand in the DNA of humanity. Broader contemporary human … Continue reading

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