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AfterEllen’s Tristan Fox Trashing Trans Masculinity is Pure Hate

AfterEllen’s Tristan Fox Trashing Trans Masculinity is Pure Hate

Wake Up And Smell The Hate Imagine my surprise to click on a link that led me to a story about a Starbucks filled with Trans masculine and gender non-conforming individuals – my kind of people. I imagined a place where on likely almost every day, everyone is welcome. Acceptance wafts through the air leaving […]

Visibility and Voice Find Community at Transcending the Spectrum 6

Visibility and Voice Find Community at Transcending the Spectrum 6

Over 50 visual artists and more than two dozen performers and performance artists converged on Mad Art Gallery for Transcending the Spectrum 6, an annual art exhibit, performance event, and fundraiser for the Metro Trans Umbrella Group (MTUG). The one night only event held on Saturday, April 13, gave visibility and voice of the St. […]

Jazz Jennings Ready For Harvard and Season 6 of I Am Jazz

Jazz Jennings Ready For Harvard and Season 6 of I Am Jazz

Jazz Jennings, transgender star of TLC’s I Am Jazz, announced that she has been accepted by both Harvard University and Pomona College and shared her excitement and acceptance letters via her Instagram Stories. Some fans took to social media as well with claims that gender and her show were the reasons that Jazz had been […]

Don’t Fence Me In

Don’t Fence Me In

Young trans boys want the same things as any other boys growing up. I was no different. I liked being outside and getting dirty and I wouldn’t be surprised if I’d have broken records for wearing through the knees of my jeans. I’m pretty sure I mastered that challenge with a record time of less […]

Opening the Door to Therapy

Opening the Door to Therapy

I was the eldest son in a family of six kids. But it wasn’t always this way and certainly wasn’t at all obvious to anyone but me – on the outside. Or if anyone had noticed, they certainly never said a word. You see, I was actually the second oldest child and born in a […]

Trans Advocate Agnes Torres legacy lives on 7 years later

Trans Advocate Agnes Torres legacy lives on 7 years later

Transgender advocate extraordinaire Agnes Torres Hernández was found in a ravine along Siglo XXI highway on March 10th, 2012. She was lifeless, her body brutalized, burned alive. There are accounts that suggest that she was murdered by a lover, but it goes without saying this outspoken advocate angered some powerful politicians. In 2010, Torres filed […]

Transition: The First Step

Transition: The First Step

It doesn’t matter if you are female to male or male to female, everyone who has ever transitioned has their list of doctors they would recommend, doctors you should stay away from, and hours upon hours of well-meant advice about being transgender and/or becoming your authentic self. I didn’t know this until after I’d begun […]

I’m a Boy! I’m a Real Boy! Or…how to become a boy without really trying?

I’m a Boy! I’m a Real Boy! Or…how to become a boy without really trying?

“When did you know you wanted to be a boy?” I haven’t been keeping careful track; but, I’m quite certain that this question is in the top two most asked by people who have heard about my transition and feel the need to ask questions. What I couldn’t do if I’d thought to collect a […]