Author Archives: americantransman

ATM 2014 in Review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: Madison Square Garden can seat 20,000 people for a concert. This blog was viewed about 66,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert … Continue reading

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Jamison Green: The State of Transgender Health Nationally and Internationally, Fenway Community Health Center, Boston, MA, 20 October 2014.

    Jamison Green, President of the WPATH (World Professional Association for Transgender Health) gave an invited talk at Fenway Community Health Center in Boston, MA on October 20, 2014, where he spoke about the state of transgender healthcare in … Continue reading

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Reblogged: Op-ed: How Transparent Tried and Failed to Represent Trans Men

I have not yet seen the relatively new television show Transparent, but I have been hearing lots of trans-buzz about it. Nothing in the buzzing has compelled me to figure out how to see the show — I don’t have … Continue reading

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Childhood Relics and the Importance of Trans People

I am at my father’s house in the Midwest this week helping my siblings take care of Dad while his live-in caregiver is out of town. It’s not always easy to be here.  There are many reminders of my former self, … Continue reading

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Matt Kailey – We Lost You Too Soon

I am shocked and saddened to have learned of the death of trans activist, author and teacher, Matt Kailey, who passed away from heart failure in his sleep over the weekend.  Matt was tireless in his work for our community.  With humor, … Continue reading

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Oh, Boston – One Year Later

On Monday, April 21st, the Boston Athletic Association will manage the 118th running of the oldest annual marathon in the world, the Boston Marathon.   In this week leading up to the race, the city of Boston has been remembering … Continue reading

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Fear and Loathing in Public Bathrooms, or How I Learned to Hold My Pee

This essay is excerpted from the book Gender Failure by Ivan E. Coyote and Rae Spoon, out now from Arsenal Pulp Press. I can hold my pee for hours. Nearly all day. It’s a skill I developed out of necessity, … Continue reading

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