Today is Turkey Day, and you're trans. You know it's about to get tricky. Maybe it's the first Thanksgiving that you've been out to your family. Maybe you're a seasoned pro. Either way, if you're wondering what to expect, here are 8 things that are, well, definitely going to happen.
After another Transgender Day of Remembrance, and with Thanksgiving on its way, I hope for all of the kids who have come out as transgender that their families can also find a seat at the table for them.
Gender has always been on my mind -- or in my face -- whether I like it or not. As a budding feminist and then a young lesbian with short hair, I was called "Sir" on more than one occasion. I didn't like it, but was happy to have the privileges that being perceived as male brought. I am over six feet tall and trained as a martial artist.
Let's be honest, people aren't concerned with who actually deserved the honor, they are clearly outraged by the fact that a trans woman grabbed the spotlight.
As a child, all I ever wanted was to be considered a "normal" girl. I didn't want to be different and when I found out I was, I took all steps to assimilate into the gender role I most identified as.
McGowan doesn't seem to understand equality. Equality is welcoming all people regardless of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, etc.
Let's talk about education, let's talk about good, real data and how to get it, let's talk about calling trans and gender nonconforming people -- dead or alive -- by their proper names. If there's one thing my mom refusing to open her bills has taught me, it's that ignoring something doesn't make it go away.
I am lucky for all that I have, but to those who chase the so called "internet fame," I sincerely advise you from my experience to look for something better.
It is hard to be thankful when you are not living your truth. It has taking me a long time to figure this out... and then some more time to do something about it.
What takes more bravery than the choice to be yourself, to honor your truth, your intuition, over and over again, in the face of circumstances or people or surroundings that would rather you acted like someone else?
Our kid looked like he belonged in the men's room, but it is not okay in our society to take one's daughter into a men's room after a certain age. We were confused and so was our child.
What do transgender people mean, exactly, when they say "I've always felt like a man/woman?"
Whether or not you endorse the statements and behaviors of Ms. Jenner, it must be noted that her celebrity has focused attention on a matter too long ignored.
Today is the Day of Transgender Remembrance. For those who do not know the day, it's a day that we reflect on the trans lives that have been lost to violence this year. The list of names this year is longer than it's ever been.
We shall remember them and honor their fight -- and tragic death -- for living their authentic selves.
In 2014, 35 transgender children were murdered. Today, on Trans Day of Remembrance, they are among those we mourn and remember -- people around the world should refuse to forget the young lives lost to prejudice and brutality.