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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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Why the Queer Community Should Care about Ferguson, MO

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Why is a white transgender man writing on his blog about Ferguson, MO? Why are queer organizations across the country observing the National Moment of Silence remembering victims of police brutality? Why should the Queer Community be paying attention to … Continued

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Shedding Light On Depression

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When I heard the news that the man who I considered to be one of the number one smile generators in the US had committed suicide I was again reminded of the silence that surrounds depression and mental health issues. … Continued

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Old Friends, New Faces: Tips on Coming Out

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When you come out as transgender you go through your list of important people to tell. Family, best friends, friends you see on a weekly basis, roommates, work… the list can get pretty long. But there is always someone who … Continued

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My Transman Identity

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Identity. It’s something we all carry with us. Created by our experiences, opinions, intersectionalities, statuses and expressed in our styles of dress, communication, and life choices. Our identities are formed and reformed every morning when we set out for a … Continued

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Coming Out as Transgender

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Lately I have been getting a lot of questions about how to come out to family members and friends who may not be super supportive. So I wanted to take this blog post to address those issues. Coming out as … Continued

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Wisconsin Pride

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This week I watched from afar as my home state took its first steps towards marriage equality. US District Judge Barbara Crabb ruled that Wisconsin’s ban on same-sex marriage put in place in 2006 was unconstitutional. This ruling came down as … Continued

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Life After FTM Top Surgery

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It has been four months since I took the most important step so far in my life. Since that time I have been asked repeatedly if there is anything that I regret about my transition. I can confidently say that … Continued

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Break in the walls

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They want us in boxes not to close the lid on us but to understand to categorize to feel a sense of security to make the unknown a little less blurry. The fear of the unknown leads minds to slam … Continued

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