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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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What Does Body Dysphoria Feel Like?

Body dysphoria. The incongruity between what the brain expects the body to be versus how the body is actually configured. For trans people, this can (but doesn’t always) include varying degrees, permutations and combinations of feelings and discomfort around the … 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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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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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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More Fun With Health Care Professionals

Back in May, I wrote about a visit to the dentist’s office where my coming out six months prior resulted in my being on display like a monkey in the zoo. Little did I know that I would encounter similar experiences this summer in … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned in Iceland – Revisited

June is a month of significant dates in Iceland.  Just a couple days ago, June 17th, was Iceland’s Independence Day, with the United States being the first country to recognize Iceland’s independence from Denmark in 1944.  June 11th marked the one-year … Continue reading

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Boston Pride 2011 & Blog Summer Vacation

On Saturday, I attended my third Boston Pride.  The weather was awful – cold, windy at times with intermittent downpours. But the bad weather didn’t seem to dampen people’s spirits.  This was only my third Boston Pride and only the … Continue reading

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Easter Nightmares Put to Rest – Revisited

I’ve been working on a new blog post, but today, my mind is being drawn to the past.  Some of those old feelings of Easter dread are bobbing up to the surface just enough to get a little bit of … Continue reading

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Capt. James T. Kirk – Trans Man for a Day

On June 3, 1969, Episode #24 of the third season of Star Trek, entitled “Turnabout Intruder,” aired on CBS.  I was eight years old at the time, almost nine when I watched it, and it blew me away.  That episode … Continue reading

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