Category Archives: Trans

Transgender issues, including nonbinary

Want to Support Queer and Trans People? Fix Your Churches.

[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.

Transmasculine musings in the #MeToo era

[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.

Ten years a Wikipedian

[Image: Screenshot from Pax’s Wikipedia user page, featuring various “Fun Facts” about them and a headshot.]

Today’s post on Medium, “Ten years a Wikipedian“, discusses the experiences and frustrations I’ve had as an editor of that encyclopedia, particularly since my gender transition. This story is for Medium members only, but non-members get three free stories a month, and my Patreon supporters get access to exclusive links to bypass the paywall.

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Back of the pack

[Pax races across the finish line of the 2013 San Francisco Marathon. Photo by Ziggy.]

Today’s post on Medium, “Back of the pack“, is about my twenty years of (on and off) competing in road races. This story is for Medium members only, but non-members get three free stories a month, and my Patreon supporters get access to exclusive links to bypass the paywall.

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Five years in transition

[Pax rocking a jacket and colorful tie in September 2013, the month after they came out as transgender. Photo by Ziggy.]

Today’s post on Medium, “Five years in transition“, marks five years since I first announced my gender transition. This story is for Medium members only, but non-members get three free stories a month, and my Patreon supporters get access to exclusive links to bypass the paywall.

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Pose: Thoughts on gender, race, and identity

[Image: A performer from AsiaSF poses on the stage of the 2015 San Francisco Trans March.]

Today’s post on Medium, “Pose: Thoughts on gender, race, and identity“, explores memories and feelings I had about those issues after watching the TV series “Pose”. This story is for Medium members only, but non-members get three free stories a month, and my Patreon supporters get access to exclusive links to bypass the paywall.

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Boy juice

[Image: Self-portrait of Pax inspecting a vial of testosterone on the day before their first injection, January 2014.]

Today’s post on Medium, “Boy juice“, is about my history of menstruation,  testosterone therapy, and dealing with the U.S. medical establishment. This story is for Medium members only, but non-members get three free stories a month, and my Patreon supporters get access to exclusive links to bypass the paywall.

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Security theater in pink and blue

Today’s post on Medium, “Security theater in pink and blue“, is about trans-antagonistic security screening by the TSA. This story is for Medium members only, but non-members get three free stories a month, and my Patreon supporters get access to exclusive links to bypass the paywall.

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Pride, politics, and protest

[Image: Members of the Resistance contingent in the 2018 Pride Parade hold a banner reading #SFPrideRESIST.]

Today’s post on Medium, “Pride, politics, and protest“, is a recap of my 2018 Pride weekend. Includes photos from the Trans March, Families Belong Together rally, and Pride Parade.

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