Category Archives: Narrative

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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Lost Kodak Moments

The evening of June 17, 2008, the Boston Celtics were up three games to two going into Game 6 of the NBA playoff finals against the Los Angeles Lakers. In a power-house of a match-up that was reminiscent of their … Continue reading

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(Familiar) Stranger in a (Not So) Strange Land

I used to be invisible. In fact, I was invisible for decades but during all that time, I didn’t even know it. I came to realize it one day when I was walking down the hallway at work,  just weeks … Continue reading

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Holiday Greetings Manhattan-Style

I had the chance to go to New York City last weekend and I took advantage of the opportunity by checking out the holiday lights, mainly at Rockefeller Center. To say that I was blown away would be an understatement. … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks

Is it cliché to talk about giving thanks during the Thanksgiving holiday? I had a post all written about disrespectful and/or annoying questions that people have asked me when they’ve learned that I am trans.  But just before I posted … Continue reading

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After 9/11

It was about 5:20 on the morning of September 16, 2001 when the sound of a jet flying overhead broke into my sleep.  I announced to myself as my eyes snapped open, “The airport is open!” Normally, I don’t hear … Continue reading

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