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: 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: 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.
[Image: Shawn Demmons and Jenna Rapues speak at the San Francisco Trans Day of Visibility celebration, March 2018.]
Today’s post on Medium, “Transmasculine musings in the #MeToo era“, is about how transgender and cisgender targets of sexual abuse and harassment can acknowledge and support each other.
[Image: Bisexual contingent of the 2012 San Francisco Pride Parade.]
Today’s post on Medium, “Let’s celebrate bisexuality, minus the identity policing“, explores identity and labeling in recognition of Celebrate Bisexuality Day.
[Image: Pax as a toddler in 1971, holding their Ernie puppet.]
Today’s post on Medium, “Of puppets, headcanons, and gay agendas“, explores the controversy over whether or not Ernie and Bert from Sesame Street are a gay couple.