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“Penetrate” v. “Engulf”: a note on power, sex, and words

I cross-posted this link after a conversation inspired by @Luz – food for thought! “Penetrate” v. “Engulf”: a note on power, sex, and words Posted on August 1, 2011 by Hugo Schwyzer From November 2009 Years ago, I wrote a brief post about feminism and language, but it didn’t go into very much detail. Here’s […]

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Sex, Language, & Power

I found this during my musings of the internet and felt the need to share this… because it’s important. Please see the original post for additional information! From “Reforging Relationships: intimacy without violence” by David Frazee and Suzanne O’Brien from the Stanford Rape Education Project found here: Rape Language “I’m not aware of any common English […]

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Responding to Inappropriate Behavior

I am sharing this in hopes that it will help others – young or mature, newbie or jaded old-guard – to form words, learn courage, and take precautions to safeguard themselves from bullshit like this. As some of you know, I joined someone for music, drinks, and dancing at the McKittrick Hotel after Pleasure Salon […]

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9 Mistakes Every Man Makes When It Comes To Women (by Chelsea Fagan)

As much as I hate gender stereotyping, some of these struck me as dead-on…. So, perhaps you guys should read these just in case? 9 Mistakes Every Man Makes When It Comes To Women SEP. 9, 2013 By CHELSEA FAGAN on Thought Catalog 1. Assuming that her sexuality is for male consumption. Whether it’s the […]

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Evolving Identities and Labels

Geek, Goth, Kinky, Poly, Pagan, Queer, Sex Worker, Trans* Each transgression from the norm has led me to where I am today. Being on the fringe has helped me to become self-aware and strong. A source of power and pain, being All and None has gifted me with an enormous capacity for empathy, compassion, and […]

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Still Trans*

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For some time now, I’ve been “laying low” in regards to the flux and change of my gender identity and desire for greater expression.  Although I alerted friends and chosen family of my movement away from a masculine identity after deciding to stop taking hormones, I chose not to make any rash or major changes […]

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TransMen’s Health: Tip #1

In Response to an Update Post by Buck Angel on Facebook If you have a provider that is knowledgeable about transmen’s health, you may have heard that testosterone affects the cervix and vaginal walls. With elevated levels of testosterone, the cells lining the cervix and vagina become atypical making it harder for providers to screen […]

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Bitter Pill of Reality

“Swallow that bitter pill of reality and tell me that marriage is the most important issue for the LGBT community in 2011.” This recent article by Pete Subkoviak in Huffington Post is on-pointe – it moved me and reminded me why, as an international community of family, friends, lovers, and more, we can not rest […]

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Transgender Day of Remembrance 2011

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Written for the first ever Transgender Day of Remembrance vigil at the Staten Island LGBT Center on November 18, 2011: Today, we gather to memorialize those in the global transgender community who have been killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice and also honor those of us who continue to live proud and true.  Since […]

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A List of Resources for Transfolk, Their Families, and Providers

A friend of mine recently told me that her tween child is experiencing difficulties with their gender (also known as dysphoria) and wondered if I could direct her to some resources. With the wide wide web being a large sea of information, it’s easy to feel like you’re drowning in information. In the hopes of […]

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