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Entries by Danielle Kaufman, M.D. from 09/2013

Chelsea Manning -- Courageous as a Trans Woman

| Posted 09.03.2013 | Gay Voices

I sympathize with Chelsea. I can't fathom the idea of 35 years in prison, but I remember being in her place regarding my transition. All I knew was that I had to do it. I didn't really know what "it" would entail, just that it had to be accomplished, however or whatever it took to do it.

Male Organ or Not, This Really Is a Female Body

| Posted 09.18.2013 | Gay Voices

Recently I had a powerful dream in which I was the subject of a complicated mystical ceremony of the sacred Earth spirits to make my body truly female. No, it wouldn't change my boy parts to girl parts -- I'd still need surgery for that -- but it would mean that my body was truly female.