Honoring the Trans Legacy of San Francisco

Image: San Francisco Mayor London Breed and trans activist Donna Personna raise the trans pride flag outside City Hall, surrounded by guests and photographers on the mayor’s balcony.

In today’s post on Medium, I discuss the significance of Transgender History Month in San Francisco.

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The Truth About Trans Women

Image: Lexi Adsit, Mia “Tu Mutch” Satya, Shawn Demmons, and Melanie Ampon (“Nya”) emcee the 2016 Trans Day of Visibility celebration in San Francisco.

In today’s post on Medium, “The Truth About Trans Women”, I counter several common transphobic talking points.

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American Apartheid

Image: Black and white photo of Walthall House in Newbern, Alabama, with the words “American Apartheid” superimposed.

Today’s story on Medium is about the ongoing racism that keeps Black people as second-class citizens in the USA.

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Agender Awareness

Image: Pax with long wavy black hair and a red T-shirt.

In today’s post on Medium, I share what it means for me to be agender, in recognition of Non-Binary Awareness Week and International Non-Binary People’s Day.

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Frequent Frenching for Fun

Image: Screenshot from Duolingo, with the owl wearing sunglasses and the words “365 day streak!”

In today’s post on Medium, I share my thoughts on studying French for one year on Duolingo.

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Marching Against Rainbow Militarism

Image: A crowd of people stands on Polk Street, San Francisco, behind a banner reading “People’s March”. Event co-organizer Alex U. Inn stands in front with a megaphone.

Today’s post on Medium is about the “rainbow militarism” that is endangering queer and trans people of color in San Francisco.

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Cisgender Definitions

Image: Pax gives a presentation on gender identity at a Wikipedia salon alongside host Pete Forsyth, April 2016.

Today’s post on Medium is in response to Twitter CEO Elon Musk declaring cisgender and cis to be “slurs” on that platform.

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Cross Words for Trying Times

Image: Screenshot from the New York Times Games website, with one section showing the date and author of today’s crossword, and another section showing current, best, and average times, and current and longest streaks.

Today’s post on Medium is about my daily word game habit.

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