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When a Hysterectomy is Only a Hysterectomy. Notes from the Philadelphia Trans Health Conference – Part 3.

I learned something at the Philadelphia Trans Health Conference that made me sit up and take notice.  Well, it’s not that I didn’t sit up and take notice of anything else, but this particular tidbit is worth repeating. I don’t remember who it was – … Continue reading

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Inclusivity, Exclusion, and Safe Space: Can These Concepts Coexist?

Originally posted on Matt Kailey's Tranifesto:
Quite a few years ago, a friend and I wanted to stage a one-day get-together for female-born, male-identified (language has changed since then – this is the language we used at the time)…

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Notes From the 2012 Philadelphia Trans Health Conference – Part 2 – Speakers, Aging/Estate Planning, Health Insurance

In Part 1 of posts about the 2012 PTHC, I mentioned the venue shared by the conference with the Philadelphia Comic Con, which was pretty cool.  In Part 2 (this part) I thought I would share what were, for me, … Continue reading

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Happy Father’s Day

When I first entered the trans community, I heard a story about a medically transitioned trans guy who had to pretend to be his former female self when he went to visit his elderly father.  I don’t remember the details … Continue reading

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Notes from the 2012 Philadelphia Trans Health Conference – Part 1 – Venue Sharing

I attended the 2012 Philadelphia Trans Health Conference  (PTHC) for the second time in two years, and similar to my experience in 2011, I was not disappointed.  The conference was huge with an attendance of over 2000 people, making it … Continue reading

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About Reblogging Etiquette

I absolutely do not mind if someone with a platform of communication of their own, be it blog or web site or whatever, reblogs one of my posts.  In fact, I’m flattered when folks in the blog-o-sphere (if I can … Continue reading

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May 9, 2012: The Good, The Bad and The Beautiful

What a day it has been. THE GOOD Tom Gabel of Against Me! Comes Out As Transgender (You go, woman!) THE BAD North Carolina’s Ban on Same-Sex Marriage Sparks Cheers, Jeers (Writing discrimination into your state constitution?) THE BEAUTIFUL Obama … Continue reading

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14 Reasons 10 Days Later

On April 19 I made a post entitled “14 Reasons Why It’s Not Okay to Out Someone as Trans.”  Then I got on a plane to go to Europe for work. Folks, I had no idea that this topic and … Continue reading

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14 Reasons Why It’s Not Okay to Out Someone as Trans – A Public Service Announcement From Your Friendly, Neighborhood Trans Person

Recently, a well-meaning friend of mine disclosed my trans status to a friend of his, someone I hadn’t known previously.  I don’t know that I ever would have found out that he had done so if his friend hadn’t slipped … Continue reading

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A Gift on Good Friday – Revisited

This post was originally published May 4, 2011. On the evening of April 22, I was in a small church in one of the Boston’s neighborhoods, preparing to observe Good Friday. This wasn’t a church I regularly attend, but sometimes … Continue reading

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