Our reliance on the WPATH standards of care for transgender health is outdated and harmful for both trans people and the world at large. It’s time for a new look at the way we treat transition.
Hello, gentle readers! In recent years, I haven’t written very much about my personal life here, in part because I don’t like putting my personal life on display for the internet with a much larger audience than I ever dreamed of back when I was writing flippant posts about planning commission meetings. There is also a […]
Christine Jorgenson occupies a special place in trans history for the United States. She was one of the earliest women to come out as trans, to go through transition, to speak up for the trans community, and she did so in an era when few people understood the complexities of gender and she faced a […]
In almost any conversation with an actual live trans person, cis people seem unduly fascinated with the contents of the trans person’s pants. Everything ultimately boils down to what lies between someone else’s legs, and cis people try to figure out various ways of finding out; maybe they’re rude and just outright ask, perhaps they […]
Today is the Transgender Day of Remembrance, and many names are weighing heavily on my mind this morning. Today I am thinking of all the people who died without ever being able to access transition, whether they committed suicide, or were forced to be closeted, or only started to seek treatment later in life. Whether […]
One very widespread perception about nonbinary people is that we don’t need to transition. Nothing could be further from the truth. While every nonbinary person is different and not all of us need or want to transition, some of us do, and we cannot access support for transitioning without lying and prevaricating; to transition, we […]