Military Ban Goes into Effect

As of April 12th, 2019, the current administration’s ban on transgender individuals serving in the military has officially been reinstated. The ban essentially roles back legislation to the 1994 policy of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” that the Obama administration repealed....

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Cross-Dressers Have Been a Largely Misinterpreted Group

There are so many labels out there, from both within and outside of the LGBT community that it can be confusing for anyone desiring to learn and be sensitive regarding the "Transgender Experience."   Some labels once considered normative have become obsolete as we...

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The Transgender Ban in the American Military

What is the world coming to, when able-bodied citizens that are willing to risk their lives to serve their country are denied the right to do so simply because they don’t comply with stereotypical gender norms?  According to those who serve, most folks who serve see...

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No More Finger-pointing

Have you ever been in a conversation with someone where they insist that a mutual friend is gay or trans, based on how they dress or how they talk?  No matter what the discussed person says about their own sexuality or gender identity, these LGBTQ detectives will site...

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What Does it Mean to be an Ally – Part 2

Regardless of what you choose to call yourself, straight/ heterosexual ally or simply another member of the LGBT community as a whole- performing that role…taking that stance…requires a bit more than just spouting platitudes about equality and sounds bites for public...

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What Does it Mean to be an Ally?

Ideally, this is supposed to be a season of giving.  From the time before the pagans’ Winter Solstice Yule was strategically rebranded as the 12 days of Christmas, the beginning of the winter months has historically been embraced as a time to “batten down the hatches”...

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Rainbow Wave

Before the midterm elections, this past November 6th, many were holding their breath in anticipation of the predicted “Blue Wave” of democrats showing up at the polls to rend control from the clutches of a Trump run GOP Washington.  Others cautioned against setting...

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Transgender Awareness Week

Transgender Awareness Week Aside from the outspoken push and pull of ideals and ideologies between political parties this November, it’s important to keep in mind that beyond those ephemeral concepts, there is a real, devastating truth that is affected by the outcome...

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Rage, Rage Against the Dying of The Light

Rage, Rage Against the Dying of The Light Turn on the news lately, and it seems like every gain made in the battle for trans rights is being threatened by the privileged right-wing administration currently dominating in Washington.  The hateful, damaging rhetoric...

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Dating in the Transgender Community

Whether you have grown up with an accepting family and group of friends or have had to flounder alone on your transgender identity journey, everyone questions how to navigate the complicated world of dating.  You want to be honest to yourself, honest to the person you...

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My Child is Transgender – Part 2

Part Two - What to do, what to do… As stated in part one of this blog, after you make your peace with reality, a solid beginning towards supporting your transgender offspring is just acknowledging to yourself and to THEM that you still love them.  Hugs and kisses may...

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My Child is Transgender – Part 1

My Child is Transgender - Part 1 There comes a time in the lives of parents of transgender children, those that are sensitive to all of life’s variables and possibilities, that they just KNOW. They just know that John, who wants to be called Penny, isn’t just...

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