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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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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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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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Reblog: All You Need to Know to Support Your Transgender Friend

An excellent piece posted by Dillan DiGiovanni on July 31, 2013: I wrote this because I was asked to write it. People tell me that they really want to know how they can better support someone who is transgender, so … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

Today in the U.S. we celebrate a day of giving thanks for our blessings and the good things in our lives.  I give thanks for you, the readers, who still come to this blog even though I haven’t made a … Continue reading

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Something to Read

Hello readers.  I miss you. And I miss writing on this blog.  Unfortunately, I’m working on some other stuff right now and don’t have time to make posts, but I’ll be back soon-ish. In the meantime, I’ll put up a … 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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What It’s Like to be Trans

I went to the Boston Spirit Magazine 2012 LGBT Executive Networking Night earlier this year and Chaz Bono was the guest speaker. Now the fact that I mention Chaz Bono, transgender son of Cher and Sonny Bono, author of the … Continue reading

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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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