On being Cristan

Views: 1694It’s been months since I’ve done an update, so here goes: Most recently, I was included in the trans 100 list. It was kinda cool to get a personal congratulations from Fallon Fox: I got to see the final proof of the piece I’ll have in the Transgender Studies Quarterly journal and The Queer […]

Cathy Brennan attempts to censor LGBT magazine

Views: 6701OutSmart magazine asked me to write a piece on the TERF phenomena. My 2500+ word article featured just two sentences that mentioned Cathy Brennan’s behavior. Cathy Brennan – a Maryland attorney, activist, leader and a public face of TERFism – is demanding that my article be edited so that it remains silent about her behavior […]

Views: 27963Today, HRC has joined GLAAD in condemning the false reports of trans harassment by an ex-gay/creationist group, the Pacific Justice Institute (PJI). The PJI is the organization at the center of an international effort to malign one transgender kid. Last week, the PJI issued the right-wing community talking points for use in their fight for their right to discriminate against trans children. In their letter, the […]

Fox News readers agree: based on Fox’s lie, trans kid should die

Views: 43255Yesterday, I posted a few stories on the TransAdvocate about an anti-trans lie that was spread by ideological media outlets. The story goes that in small-town Colorado, cisgender girls were being sexually harassed by a trans teen in the school restrooms. The Pacific Justice Institute, a right-wing organization, had issued a press release casting […]

Cotton Ceiling: Uncovering the trans conspiracy to rape lesbians

Views: 23986The mere mention of the “cotton ceiling” should send rapey shivers up your spine. If you’ve not heard of it here’s the lowdown from feminists: Transgender cotton ceiling rapists hold male-only (Planned Parenthood sponsored) seminars, write books, host lecture tours, and endlessly spam lesbian websites and blogs with rape and murder threats over lack of […]

On Trial in Texas: The Transitioned Status of Trans People

Views: 6515Today Phyllis Frye (America’s first out trans judge) and I met up with Nikki Araguz at the 13th District Court of Appeals for the hearing on how Texas will view the transitioned status of trans folk. For the uninitiated, here’s how we got here and why this case will likely affect YOU. Court began […]