It has been said that when we create art we create it in the image of ourselves. My new short film ...
Language is probably evolving and I can't tell you the reasons, but I do have some questions.
2-year-old Harry had no full understanding of society's established gender norms. And he certainly wasn't aware yet of the gender policing that occurs through teasing and bullying for kids who express their gender differently than the expected stereotypes.
My role, as defined by the virtue of my identities, is much larger than what fits in my syringe each week. I wear it on my body and express it on my tongue. And I do it for those who came long before me and for those voices who have yet to be, or can't be, heard.
The health care community can better address transgender health needs, help ensure that transgender people feel safe in seeking health care, promote resilience in the face of prejudice, and expand our knowledge of how best to promote transgender health and well-being.
I never really have admitted that I have wanderlust. Perhaps I have learned it from my kids, or it could have been buried deep inside for reasons I have not yet accessed.
After weeks of emotion and thought, I've decided I need to tell you something: I am tired of being defined by the world through the narrow lens of a single event that happened in my life several years ago.
What the world has failed to understand, is that lights not allowed to shine are like birds not allowed to fly, dreams that are forced to die, love that never sees the light of day.
For LGBTQ activists, the cycles of triumph and tragedy seem to be accelerating. Over decades, American public opinion gradually warmed to the idea&nb...
Transgender stories are everywhere; from news broadcasts, reality television, to Oscar-nominated films about trans people, the media cannot get enough...
In 2002, as a junior in high school, my oldest child told me that he was trans.This was a child who had been through one personal and gender identity ...
I didn't transition to be happy, I transitioned to be me. I didn't transition to create a positive, but to remove a negative; to alleviate a nearly constant pain and incompleteness. Transitioning didn't bring me happiness; it allowed me to be free to pursue *every* emotion.
The criticisms that the military isn't a place for social experiments is true. But don't call acceptance an experiment. Acceptance is a mental frame of mind influenced by culture. Soldiers want the best of the best on their team.
I had every intention of being clear, being specific, and was certain that once I explained all these feelings inside of me, then everyone would nod their heads and say they completely understood how I knew I was a woman. I really was about to answer the question.
We are not confused, we are not being misled, and we are not trying to mislead you. When a person transitions and comes out to you and shares that with you, what you are seeing is a person being absolutely and painfully truthful with you. If you reject them, you are simply rejecting truth.