This is my truth of being transgender. You see success stories on TV and you see rich people suddenly making a change, but for the rest of us, most of us, we're sitting in a dark room with no hope, waiting for someone to help us or something to take us away.
Living as a 'sexual minority' in Korea forces individuals to climb a steep and precarious stairway to happiness.
The subject of my parents is a hard one to tackle because they are tender and loving to me. They just can't align my lifestyle with their convictions and beliefs. Just like I can't align their lifestyle with mine. While this makes holidays complicated, it does not damage our love for one another.
In between a breath, gravity and its pull eluded me. Suspended in mid-air, in time. The world around me reduced to a blur; ears ringing in pain. With ...
Overall, I sense that the concept of joking about trans persons is coming to end as the jokes themselves are more nuanced and much less hostile. As people get to know more of us, we'll no longer be one of the easier targets, and the jokes will fade away.
I share my story as a parent of a trans child because my child's life depends on it. There are still many people in America who are ignorant and fearful, of trans people, often simply because they have no direct experience with anyone who is transgender.
January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. One group frequently gets left out of the messaging, transgender people on the masculine spectrum. One in five trans* men refuse healthcare because doctors and other medical personal refer to them as the wrong gender.
In early 2015 I was proud to be a trans actor auditioning for a new film, The Danish Girl, which I was sure would advance the nascent dialogue about t...
If we accept that 'queer' is not just a synonym for LGBT, but a description of something that is revolutionary, something that challenges heteronormativity and the fixed nature of identities, then the anti-normative, non-binary, singular 'they' is a very queer word of the year indeed.
It's the first time Pantone has chosen the blending of two shades instead of one (past choices include Marsala, Radiant Orchid and Emerald). According to the company, by breaking from tradition, it hopes to "transcend cultural and gender norms."
Tomgirl, a beautiful and inspiring documentary short about a gender non-confirming 7-year old has won many awards at the film festival circuit and n...
The soul resides in the pituitary gland. Ok. Maybe not. But it sure felt like the influx of new hormones changed me in places I thought were untouchable.
Now, five years in to my journey of living my truth I have learned that my looking good is so much more than just the clothes I put on each day.
The increased awareness of trans identity has not brought a commensurate increase in safety for trans individuals: the past year also saw the highest number of trans women murdered on record.
As long as we overlook the differences between patriarchy and masculinity and continue to conflate the two, we will struggle to be sufficient allies to transgender men.