The goals of a protest of Capitol Pride

A number of weekends ago this Pride month, a group calling themselves No Justice, No Pride (NJNP) protested the Capitol Pride March in Washington, D.C. It was reported in several sources that they began by opposing the participation of Wells Fargo as a corporate sponsor of the city’s Pride parade, citing Wells Fargo’s involvement in […]

Fourteen years ago and now

I remember coming out in early 2003 as a transsexual – that’s what we called ourselves back then. When those of us who called ourselves transsexual also called ourselves transgender, it was actually kind of political – we were also identifying ourselves as falling under a transgender umbrella of gender nonconforming people. Within the first […]

Transgressing gender in the Bible

I was raised in Evangelical and Pentecostal traditions where I wasn’t taught to see my transgender self in the Bible. With socially conservative Christian dogma being that transgender people are not of God, it’s important to note there are gender variant people in the Bible where God worked through them. Bible scholar and actor Peterson […]

Time for companies in California to be 100 percent restroom sign compliant

I spend a lot of money at coffee houses. I don’t eat out a lot, or drink alcohol at all; coffee is my major vice. I notice when I go to a local coffee house, or a chain coffee house like Starbucks, how they have their restroom stalls marked. As of March 1 of this […]

TDOE’s heartbreaking protest

Hearing a transgender police officer being called “pig” by a protesting group plugged into the Trans Youth Project (TYP) at the recent Transgender Day of Empowerment (TDOE) struck me as heartbreaking. “We want The Center to be a space that is safe. This means no cops,” read an April 14 statement from the TYP’s Facebook […]

What’s mundane in California is not mundane elsewhere

The mundane in California includes a lot. What’s mundane here isn’t mundane everywhere. On Facebook I’ve used the term “trans-genda” and the hashtag #transgenda; I’ve used it to list mundane things I do on many days. Such as, I listed out my trans-genda to my Facebook friends on one day this past week as: • […]

San Diego’s T-Spot

I have a new roommate Andrea who just came to San Diego from out of state. She works as an IT specialist for a large restaurant chain, and with her move needs to find a new doctor to take care of her transgender related health care needs that are in her company’s health care network. […]

Transgender people get to own the truth of who’s transphobic

On a certain level I don’t understand hate. I can’t maintain it against individuals as it takes too much energy; I can’t hold it against classes of people because I’m aware, as a member of a minority community, of unintentional (or sometimes willful) ignorance that bigotry arises from. It takes a certain amount of self-awareness […]

Gay conservative tools

Last September, I moved into a house with a small yard. With a yard, I began work on what I’m calling our Victory Garden (“Victory Garden” being the old WWII term for home vegetable gardens). As I’ve said before, I don’t want to get lost in the day-to-day goings on of the news cycles, and […]

Dystopia, here I come

I lost track of time this week. I didn’t know when it was Monday or Wednesday, Jan. 30 or Feb. 1. I’ve lost my cues this week that tell me. Being medically retired and not having a Monday through Friday life, it can happen. I usually have appointments scheduled for Wednesdays and get reminders from […]

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