Few people understand why we transition or what it means to us. It is about clothing and makeup. We transition in order to preserve ourselves and to connect ourselves to humanity.
A topically arranged guide to common (and sometimes controversial) terms.
Season Two of I am Cait is an improvement on Season One, but it is hardly adequate. Caitlyn Jenner is neither an effective educator nor ambassador.
Caitlyn Jenner’s announcement that she would like to be the trans ambassador to the President – to Ted Cruz of all people – absolutely nauseates me. Ms. Jenner has repeatedly exposed both her ignorance and her privilege.
When I transitioned, I quickly learned that, when people tried to define me, they really defined themselves.
I wrote this after emerging from the most vulnerable period in my life. It is a letter to my younger self. I was probably channeling Polonius, who counseled his son, Laertes: “And these few precepts in thy memory see thou character.” …
A list of organizations and resources that I have found particularly useful. Includes: Home, School & Family | Support for Significant Others | Legal Resources | Support for those Transitioning | Online Communities | Supportive Religious Resources | Gender Newsfeeds
Science, religion and social commentary offer useful lenses for understanding transsexuality. But they are no substitute for getting to know the people themselves. In fact, I think that they often get in the way. Fortunately, there are a lot of resources becoming available that vividly portray transgender lives. Here are a few that I have found particularly helpful.
I worry that we sometimes make gender too complicated. I don’t need to understand someone’s religion in order to respect their right to have one. If you’re not curious about gender but want to be respectful, here are four simple things that will get you by.
This “test” makes a serious point with a little mischievous humor. Transition is, in fact, a very personalized journey. Not all female transsexuals undergo everything listed here. The factors listed below are common to many transitions but are far from universal. With apologies to Jeff Foxworthy.