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What’s Life Like After Surgery?

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  I used to hold onto pain like a lifeline, thinking that if I let go of the baggage weighing me down I would float away to non-existence. Every breakup tore at my sleeves as my heart fought its way back … Continued

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Dear Virginia Lawmakers

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This poem is in response to the law proposed in Virginia that will allow on the basis of “religious and moral convictions” the right to refuse to “perform, assist, consent to, or participate in any action” that would “violate the religious … Continued

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The world today is constantly giving us reasons to lose hope. It is vitally important that we find those things that help us keep our hope alive. There are two people in my life that help me do that every … Continued

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Transgender Day of Remembrance

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Scrolling through the list of deaths our community suffered this year, words and stories jump out to me. Multiple gunshots… Suffocation… Stab wounds… Stoned to death   Unknown woman Unknown woman Unknown woman   Alex Medeiros (8 years old) Cause … Continued

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Rest In Power Leslie Feinberg

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It is with a heavy heart that I say Leslie Feinberg has passed away.   I remember what I first learned about Feinberg. I was taking a queer lit class in college and we were assigned Stone Butch Blues.   … Continued

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We Are More Than Marriage Equality

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First, I would like to say congratulations to every section of the LGBTQ community whose state has embraced marriage equality and I send all my best wishes to every LGBTQ couple who has been legally married in the US recently … Continued

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Manual To My Body

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My heart was racing, sweat rolled down my body, I yelled out in both pleasure and complete emotional pain. While my nerves experienced a new and wonderful sensation, my mind, gut, and heart were all fighting against the weight pressing … Continued

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Transmen and Feminism: Gender Inequality is Everyone’s Issue

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There is a question I have been asking myself consistently since transitioning; Where do transmen fit in the fight for women’s rights and the fight to end gender inequality?   There are a few very clear reasons (to me at … Continued

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The Damaging Effects of Facebook’s Name Policy

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As I read about Facebook’s name policy and how they are enforcing it in the cases of transgender people, I am imagining what would be happening to me if I had not yet come out as transgender. This was originally … Continued

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Gender Neutral Alternatives to Mr. and Ms.

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As our community continues to open doors for expressing ourselves outside of the gender binary, our language seems to need a little help catching up. There are so many words that fit neatly into the gender binary, but do not … Continued

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