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Accidently Out

by beth on October 23, 2014

As far as I can tell (not having pondered it over a dark and stormy night). there are basically two different general categories of being accidentally outed. One is circumstantial. That is, some incriminating item is discovered by someone you didn’t intend to know, or you are recognized out in public, or something similar. The […]

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Follow the Trail

by beth on October 15, 2014

I confess that amid the various demands of my personal life, that Saturday’s “National Coming Out Day” completely snuck up on me. In fact, it was Sunday before I even realized that I had missed it. When I did know, it was just after I had read the tragic news of Kate Von Roeder. And […]

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Critic’s Corner?

September 30, 2014

This is going to be something rather different for the space, in fact it’s never been done here before. But the simple reason for that is that there’s never been the opportunity until now. We have seen something in the last few days that is completely new and deserves all the notice and attention that […]

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The List: Part 2, Reasons Why

September 18, 2014

As noted in my previous column, trans women face a particularly aggressive opposition when it comes to access to women’s private spaces such as restrooms and even more so locker rooms. Last time I promised you a set of arguments which may be presented to people of goodwill willing to change their views in light […]

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The List: MTFs and the Locker Room

September 11, 2014

[Part 1 of 2] Seldom a day goes by lately without a new story concerning a (welcome) policy change regarding trans people and private spaces such as restrooms and locker rooms. Accompanying posts reporting each of these stories is usually a long comment thread filled with predictably ignorant outrage offered by those who not only […]

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Say what?

August 29, 2014

I imagine you can’t read the engraving on that bracelet. That’s okay. We’ll get back to that. At the risk of being self-referential twice in a row, I had an experience this week that seemed worth sharing. I have been fortunate, particularly given where I live, that I have never previously experienced any overt institutional […]

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Doctors and Nurses and Techs, oh my!

August 22, 2014

During my extended absence from these pages, I had the most extensive interaction with the medical profession that I’ve had in my entire life, by far. Indeed, likely every other previous encounter combined would not have amounted to a quarter of what I’ve experienced in 2014. This experience covered the full range of treatment from […]

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In Requium

August 13, 2014

I have to tell you upfront that if the site had been functioning properly over the weekend, you may very well not have been reading this particular post at this particular time. I try to at least maintain the illusion of regularity with these posts and I had resolved to myself that no later than […]

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Plus Size Lament

July 31, 2014

A trans woman locks her car on a Saturday afternoon and strolls happily across the parking lot towards the door of the local shopping mall in Anywhere, USA. Confidently, her self doubt years in the past, she browses through the shops and kiosks not so much hoping to buy is just enjoying the day out […]

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Lovin’ the Purses!

July 23, 2014

Other than shoes, there may be no bigger magnet for the girl who loves to shop than purses. Like shoes, of course, the dilemma is that the more you want that adorable purse the less able you are to afford it. Unless of coarse you are blessed with an abundance of cash, which most of […]

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