Category Archives: Commentary

The Episcopal Church Guarantees a Place for Trans People

The week has been an interesting, exciting and overwhelming one as I attended part of the 77th General Convention of The Episcopal Church in Indianapolis as a member of TransEpiscopal: TransEpiscopal is a group of transgender Episcopalians and our significant others, families, friends … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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Our Siblings of Juchitán

There is a book store in a train station in a large city in central Europe that offers hundreds, maybe even thousands of magazines, comic books and newspapers from all over the world.  Well, maybe not from all over the … Continue reading

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Transgender Day of Remembrance 2011 & Pete Subkoviak’s Article

Transgender Day of Remembrance, held world-wide each year on November 20th, began in response to the 1998 murder of trans woman Rita Hester in Boston. Each year, the community mourns the death of gender variant people and their loved ones … Continue reading

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