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.
Keagan Anfuso and Drew Brown, The Grey Area, Jacksonville, Florida. A documentary film providing insight into how the antiquated stereotypical definitions of gender affect the life of a masculine female.
While the Iranians rightly condemned Saudi Arabia, I find it quite ironic when they represent the murders as a "medieval act of savagery." It's as if the Saudi's, in executing Shiite clerics, held up a mirror to the Iranians in which they saw reflected back their own long-standing and brutal civil and human rights atrocities.
When I was small and new to this world, my parents placed a radio beside my crib. "We used to play classical music for you," they told me. "You love...
This dress, and its accouterments did not make me a woman; they only revealed her.
Family-building has been one important life issue that has been left out of the transgender conversation. Why is that?