A Note to the Reader: Matt Kailey, the subject of this post, sadly passed away unexpectedly in May 2014. You can read my tribute to him here. Matt Kailey’s “Tranifesto” blog is one of the largest transgender education resources I have come across on the internet. First I’ll let him tell you about himself… From […]
My wife Lauren and I were in a Best Buy the other day, since my step-daughter was anxious to spend birthday money on a new iPod. What transpired during that visit is something Lauren asked me to share with you. It’s because of the lesson she learned, and her hopes that my readers can learn […]
When deciding what to blog about today I asked myself, “What is it that most people ask me when they find out I’m a gender therapist?” Although the questions tend to be many and far-reaching, the one that comes up the most seems to be: “So how does someone know if they are transgender?” The […]
You may have noticed that at the bottom of several of my posts I have a Homework Assignment for my readers. These are intentionally meant to be challenging, in the hopes that they will increase your understanding of what it’s like to live in our society as someone who is transgender. I’m here to confess that […]
Even if you are normally not a follower of transgender issues in the media, this is one you probably haven’t missed. It hit the stands today that the Colorado Civil Rights Division has ruled in favor of Coy Mathis, a six-year-old transgender girl whose parents filed a complaint in February 2013 against her school district […]
Revised August 2017 Recently I came across a flyer at one of my favorite coffeehouses for a “Women’s Drum Circle.” I was curious, as I do have a drum and try to find opportunities to put it to use when I can. And then, as I expect of myself by now, I began to re-read […]
I shared this image, entitled “Mirror” by The TGArtist, on my Facebook page a few weeks ago, and was struck by how much it has deeply touched many of my transgender clients. Their reasons differ, depending on what stage of transition they are in.
I just heard about a publication called The Gender Book that I am very excited to introduce you to. The book is still in it’s rough draft, but that’s being done on purpose by the creators of The Gender Book (Robin Mack, Jay Mays, Mel Reiff Hill, and Boston Bostian). They’ve been sharing the book […]
Say you’re in your PJs and you’re getting ready to leave your home to run some errands. You know, things like getting gas, going to the bank, getting stuff from the grocery store, grabbing a latte from your favorite coffeehouse.You have some choices to make about how you want to look when you go out, […]
I am going to do two things at once in this post (I know, talented!). Introduce you to a thoroughly entertaining and informative transgender podcast. Share with you an interview I recently gave on that podcast.