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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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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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