Please check out this video I made to promote my upcoming Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco concert, “OUT in the Streets” (May 31 at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music; get tickets here). Also features my other chorus, New Voices Bay Area, hosted by the Community Music Center specifically for transgender, intersex, and genderqueer singers. Detailed photo credits, transcript, and more info available on the LGCSF blog.
[Image: Pax Ahimsa Gethen header image]
Today’s post on Medium, “Deadnaming and Reclaiming“, is about the importance of honoring the chosen names of trans people.
[Image: Close-up of Pax’s eyes.]
Today’s post on Medium, “Eyeballs Have No Gender“, is about a recent medical issue I experienced, and the need for trans-affirming medical care.
[Image: Singer-songwriter Be Steadwell performs at a black queer and trans event in Oakland, December 2016.]
Today’s post on Medium, “Ally is a Verb“, is about the need for straight cisgender allies to center queer and trans people.
[Image: Pax runs in a race in San Francisco, with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background. Photo by Ziggy.]
Today’s post on Medium, “Running for the Birds“, is about running and depression.
[Image: Self-portraits of Pax after one month vs five years on testosterone.]
Today’s post on Medium, “T+5“, summarizes the changes I’ve experienced in five years of testosterone therapy.
[Image: Pax stands next to a logo of a jeweler in Montréal that bears their name. Photo by Ziggy.]
Today’s post on Medium, “Bandersnatch and the Paxman“, shares thoughts on gaming, personalization, and the 1980s after watching “Black Mirror: Bandersnatch”. (Contains some spoilers for that episode, which was released yesterday.)
[Image: Handmade signs bear the names of some of the over 240 San Franciscans who died on the streets in 2018.]
In today’s post on Medium, “San Francisco Is Failing Its Residents“, I share thoughts on homelesssness in San Francisco in the wake of last week’s Solstice processional in memory of those who died on the streets.
[Image: Black trans activists Joshua Allen and CeCe McDonald speak in front of a screen reading “black excellence tour”.]
Today’s post on Medium, “My Gender Is Not Binary, and Neither Are My Politics“, concerns progressives, vote-shaming, and binary thinking.
[Image: Members of the Coalition of Welcoming Congregations of the Bay Area attend the 2011 San Francisco Pride Parade.]
Today’s post on Medium, “Want to Support Queer and Trans People? Fix Your Churches“, is a response to the latest attack on the rights and dignity of trans people.