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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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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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Seeking Providers for Sex-Positive Health Care Directory

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Dear LGBTQI and/or Sex-Positive Community Members: Like most people in the United States, people in the LGBTQI and alternative sexuality and relationship communities face great difficulty accessing affordable, comprehensive health care. Systemic discrimination and lack of basic cultural competency prevents many people from accessing medically necessary and appropriate health care and social services. In an […]

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APPLY TO INTERN OR SUBMIT WRITTEN WORK FOR TRANS BODIES, TRANS SELVES

Just an announcement for those who might be interested… APPLY TO INTERN OR SUBMIT WRITTEN WORK FOR TRANS BODIES, TRANS SELVES http://www.transbodies.com/ContactUs.html Trans Bodies, Trans Selves is a resource guide for transgender and other gender-variant people, covering health, legal issues, cultural and social questions, history, theory, and more. It is a place for transgender people, […]

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Merging the Two…

Boy or Girl? Butch or Femme? Labels are convenient. They tell others what to expect, what roles we prescribe to, who we are. But what if we don’t fit neatly into a box? What if those labels don’t fit us, like a square peg trying to be fit into a round hole? Transgender. Genderqueer. Genderfucker. […]

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Trans Bodies Resource Guide Needs Survey Takers!

Fellow Trans, Genderqueers, and Genderfuckers… let YOUR voice be heard! This showed up in Essinem’s inbox, and thought the best way to get the word out would be to put it up on her blog. I couldn’t agree more! Please feel free to repost, talk it up, take it, etc. Hi everyone, I’m editing a […]

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Sexual Arousal: Aiden vs. Mina

On FormSpring.me, I got asked the following question: Being gender-fluid as you are, have you noticed any differences in arousal/climax between your selves? I would have to say that Mina and Aiden approach sex differently. Mina is seductive, alluring, mostly sexually-submissive- although sometimes she initiates the fun. Mina is the one that wants to be […]

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Girl vs. Woman; Boy vs. Man

Putting away clothes from Winter Solstice and weeks of disarray, I looked into my closet at all the girly clothes I never wear anymore. Putting away my lolita skirts that I took to the event, my mind raced back to a moment during an Opening workshop at OneTaste. I remember standing in the middle of […]

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What’s in a Name?

As we trimmed the tree with ornaments from my childhood, a time when I went by another name, the irony of my name change and my gender-journey did not escape me. As I placed an ornament with my old name up on the tree, I commented how it felt like it was from another life […]

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