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Why We Transition

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.

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I am STILL Not Cait

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.

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I am NOT Cait!

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.

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Transgender Soup for the Soul

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.” …

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Resources for Getting to Know Us as People

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.

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4 Things You Should Know About Transsexuality

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.

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Psst! Take This Test: You Might Be a Transsexual

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.

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