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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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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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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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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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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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(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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What Not to Say to *This* Trans Person

There are myriad posts and letters on the internet that were written to educate and enlighten non-trans people on how to (or how not to) speak to trans people.  For example, Matt Kailey has a post on his blog Tranifesto, … 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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