Category Archives: Trans

Transgender issues, including nonbinary

Breasts, beards, and binaries

[Image: Pax pre-transition, wearing a sports bra and shorts, runs to the finish line of the US Half Marathon in San Francisco. Photo by Ziggy.]

Today’s post on Medium, “Breasts, beards, and binaries“, is about the significant gender dysphoria I experience as a transmasculine person with visible breasts. This story is for Medium members only, but non-members get three free stories a month, and my Patreon supporters get access to exclusive drafts.

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Becoming a black man in America

[Image: Self-portrait of the author on the fourth anniversary of their first testosterone shot, January 3, 2018.]

Today’s post on Medium, “Becoming a black man in America“, expresses the concerns and fears I’ve faced as I’ve transitioned to male while becoming increasingly aware of violence and discrimination against black men in the USA. This story is for Medium members only, but non-members get three free stories a month, and my Patreon supporters get access to exclusive drafts.

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The music of the resistance

[Image: Singers from multiple groups perform at an anti-war rally in Oakland.]

Today’s post on Medium, “The  music of the resistance“, contains photos and thoughts on singing protest songs with musical groups in the San Francisco Bay Area, including Sunday’s “End the Wars at Home and Abroad” rally in Oakland.

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Trans life in 2018: Visibility into action

[Image: Star Amerasu, aka Ah-Mer-Ah-Su, sings at the 2018 Trans Day of Visibility in San Francisco.]

Today’s post on Medium, “Trans life in 2018: Visibility into action“,  contains photos and thoughts on Saturday’s Trans Day of Visibility celebration in San Francisco.

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Trans women of color speak on the politics of visibility

[Image: Nava Mau, Lexi Adsit, and Star Amerasu participate in a roundtable discussion.]

Today’s post on Medium, “Trans women of color speak on the politics of visibility“, contains photos and thoughts about yesterday’s roundtable discussion on the politics of transgender visibility.

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Show up for black and brown trans women

[Image: Tanesh Nutall stands with Isa Noyola, Deputy Director of the Transgender Law Center, at a rally outside San Francisco City Hall.]

Today’s post on Medium, “Show up for black and brown trans women“, is about yesterday’s Transgender Law Center rally and press conference for Tanesh Nutall, who was discriminated against by a San Francisco city employee. This story is unlocked, so everyone can read it; please share if you like it.

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Conflicted thoughts on Thanksgiving

[Image: An activist at a Stand with Standing Rock rally in San Francisco holds a sign reading “Protect the Sacred”.]

Today’s post on Medium, “Conflicted thoughts on Thanksgiving“, is about reconciling the celebration of the holiday with the continued oppression of marginalized humans and the killing of animals. Please follow me on Medium if you aren’t doing so already, thanks.

Trans resistance and resilience

[Image: Mikaela Kendrick sings at the 2017 Transgender Day of Remembrance event at the San Francisco LGBT Center.]

Today’s post on Medium, “Trans resistance and resilience“, is about the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance. I attended and took photos at Monday’s event in San Francisco. Please follow me on Medium and help amplify trans voices.

To see and be seen clearly

[Image: Self-portrait of the author wearing glasses.]

Today’s post on Medium, “To see and be seen clearly“, is my perspective on the necessity of medical treatment for gender dysphoria. This story is for Medium members, but non-members with (free) Medium accounts get three free members-only stories a month. My Patreon supporters also get access to exclusive drafts. Please share and help amplify trans voices for Transgender Awareness Week.

Respecting trans lives on Wikipedia

[Image: Four people stand on a stage in front of a screen reading “Trans Day of Visibility – Embracing Our Legacy.”]

Today’s post on Medium, “Respecting trans lives on Wikipedia“, features two new biographies of trans women, and tips for writing about trans people on Wikipedia (and elsewhere) accurately and respectfully.

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