Tag Archives: transgender

Coming Out To All My Facebook Friends 

A week ago I decided to come out to all my friends on Facebook even prodding to see if I got a reply from people I wasn’t sure of. This is the letter followed by observations about the response: Dear … Continue reading

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Ugla Stefanía | Moving Beyond the Binary of Sex and Gender | TEDxReykjavik

This video is an honest, heartfelt presentation where Ugla talks about their gender journey. Here’s the information shared along with this video: In their talk, Ugla puts the focus on the binary categories of gender and sex and their personal … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Another World AIDS Day

Soon after my first coming out early in 1987 I attended a workshop on AIDS. Soon I was volunteering at a new organization called AIDS Project Worcester. I attended the October 11, 1987 March on Washington that included the first … Continue reading

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Reflections on The Transgender Day of Remembrance

Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance. A day each year when we pause to remember all those lost to violence. The sad truth is that this year there have been more lives lost than in any previous year that has … Continue reading

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Your Non-Binary Gender Identity Is Valid No Matter Your Age

It doesn’t matter when you discover a non-binary gender identity, your identity is valid no matter if your in high school or in a retirement home. I have seen plenty of ridicule aimed at teens and young adults who have … Continue reading

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I Am Her – Shea Diamond 

A fabulous new transgender recording artist has just released her new single. Here’s her introduction to the song: My name is Shea Diamond, Singer/Songwriter based in NYC by way of Flint, MI. I was born into a gender role that … Continue reading

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Sarah McBride, first transgender speaker at major political convention, addresses DNC 2016

Progress is measured by significant moments like these.  Sarah McBride became the first transgender speaker at a major political convention when she spoke Thursday during the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. 

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Raising Zay

Zay Crawford has felt like a girl since she was very young despite being assigned male at birth. With puberty fast approaching, she got an implant that suppressed the puberty process. This is the story of one family’s journey to … Continue reading

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Margot’s Story – All Of Us – YouTube

From the good folks at Minus 18 in Australia comes Margot’s story. Margot enjoys photography, filmmaking, art and design. Her cultural background is both Malaysian and Romanian and she grew up with the traditions of both the Jewish and Catholic … Continue reading

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A Short Explanation of the Gender Nonbinary

An exploration of nonbinary genders by Lexi Coerr. The video creatively mixes computer generated voices and human voices in the beginning of the video. The video then explores various peoples reactions to nonbinary genders as well as questions from cis … Continue reading

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Julia Scotti: A 63-Year-Old, Transgender, Stand-Up Comedian, Gets Crowd Going With Edgy Comedy – America’s Got Talent 2016

Tuesday night, on America’s Got Talent, Julia Scotti, brought down the house with her hilarious, edgy routine that was sassy, self depricating and irreverent. It was during a follow up question by Howie Mandel that she revealed she was transgender. … Continue reading

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On Gender – Graphically 

Original image is from the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality – graphic up-resolution by Fairy JerBear< Original image is from ActivismProject.com – graphic up-resolution by Fairy JerBear Original creator unknown – graphic up-resolution by Fairy JerBear Original creator … Continue reading

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Albuquerque Trans March, June 9, 2016

This afternoon and evening I was privileged to be given a ride into Albuquerque to the Transgender a Resource Center of New Mexico for the Third Annual Albuquerque Trans March. The march was to stand in solidarity together as Trans … Continue reading

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Mazy

This award winning short film tells the story of a trans girl in the St. Louis area struggling to understand herself and fit in to the world around her. Learn more about the film here: https://journalism.missouri.edu/2016/05/grad-student-documentary-wins-film-festival-honor/

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Lean On Me – Bill Withers

This song from my youth goes out to all of my trans brothers and sisters, non-binary friends I know or haven’t met yet and everyone challenging gender norms. In me, you have someone to lean on. Lean on Me – … Continue reading

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Meet My Child: Parents of Trandgender Children Speak Up

In light of the recent rise of anti-LGBT bills, the Trans United Fund has released a new ad, “Meet My Child,” that centers around the experiences of transgender youth and their families, who are calling on American politicians to get … Continue reading

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How You Know You’re in Love: Epigenetics, Stress & Gender Identity | Karissa Sanbonmatsu | TEDxABQ

Karissa is a friend and part of Northern New Mexico’s Trans community. In this video she shares her story and her research as a scientist. Here’s the description that accompanied the video: This talk was given at a local TEDx … Continue reading

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My New Skin | Transgender Women Share Their Story | MOOVZ

More info: https://blog.moovz.com/mynewskin/

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Trans Day of Visibility In The City Different: Meet Jerry, LynnAnnRose, Quinn and Moriah

Visibility: noun vis·i·bil·i·ty \ˌvi-zə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ : the ability to see or be seen : the quality or state of being known to the public : capability of being readily noticed : a measure of the ability of radiant energy to evoke visual … Continue reading

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Labels Are Complicated Like Starbucks // Kelly Kitagawa

Kelly Kitagawa talks about labels and why there important to people describing their gender identity/identities. Here’s a list to help you sort out how you wish to describe yourself: Labels/identities from The Gender Equality Resource Center at University of  California … Continue reading

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