Seeing how my new friends have overcome their adversities is such an inspiration. They are so well-adjusted and smart. I'll be sharing their stories here in the coming weeks and I can't wait for you to get to know them. They are just like you and me.
The print media's comfort with perpetuating the false, mutually exclusive dichotomy of LGBT and Christian is distinctly not journalism. Making choices that sell newspapers, but at the cost of human dignity, are not journalistic choices. It is the disgusting devaluation of human beings for the price of a paper.
We are just trying to end our internal six degrees of separation, and bring together all those parts and aspects inside of us that have been internally battling for many years and bring them all together as the people we truly are.
I believe in Karma. I believe if you do good then good will come to you. I surround myself and my son with as much positive energy as I can and avoid ...
As the LGBTQ community celebrates a favorable ruling on Marriage Equality, many activists around the country are seeing this as only the beginning. While the social climate of America is starting to carve out places for the LG and B, the T remains fighting most battles on it's own.
It's not over. Not by a long shot. Not when conservatives are already looking for ways to chip away at marriage equality the way they whittled down reproductive rights to nothing in many states.
Many of us have accepted such patriarchal theology because it feels familiar. But that doesn't make it right.
When I finally stopped hiding and started living as a woman, I also "became the impossible," a kind of person my family, my students, my Orthodox Jewish university didn't think could exist.
The challenge for cross-dressers, who are dual-gendered, is to come out of the shadows and to start becoming comfortable with being out. The initial step toward acceptance is to accept themselves first.
I started to question whether I or anyone else really did need to understand everything before it could be accepted. I wondered if I could accept first and then work on the understanding part as best I could.
Even though we see the world through the filter of our own gender combination, we can at least acknowledge that other combinations exist.
Marches now seem like a distant memory, replaced by fabulous and colorful processions parading through mainly business districts and streets. They are corporate sponsored, very straight-friendly and largely white.
To get to the heart of what the words gender and transgender are all about, I believe it is more effective to show than to tell. The new short film, Dylan, by Elizabeth Rohrbaugh, does exactly that.
For all the trans youth who are finally seeing themselves represented, who are now finding their own voices, writing their own blogs, and dancing freely, I'm ecstatic. But with new gains, there is loss. I care about the extinction of an entire people: lesbians.
You may not know it, but you're working with us and that could mean we are still in stealth. It could mean we are terrified to come out," Billings said. "You can make yourself known as an ally."
Roz Kaveney is one of the most incisive literary multi-hyphenates at work today. Here she discusses her latest novel, the excellent Tiny Pieces of Skull, which is published by Team Angelica Press.