Transgender

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Stop Complimenting Me For Supporting My Trans Child

I know people have the best intentions, but the reality is, I’m not a superhero, and I’m not the “best mom in the world" for parenting my trans child. Read...
Nicole Pecoraro    |   05.7.19   |   SHARE
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I’m a heterosexual cis woman and had been trying to figure out how I felt about him for a while because it didn’t feel entirely platonic. (Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez)

Ask Erin: How Do I Thoughtfully Navigate My Feelings For A Trans Man?

A trans masc friend with whom I’ve grown very close asked me whether I might be interested in dating. I've been trying to figure out how I feel about Read...
Erin Khar   |   03.13.19   |   SHARE
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Our Child Is Transgender 

Our child is transgender... I don’t feel like I’ve lost a daughter — he’s never really been anyone but himself. Read...
Sandy Roffey of The Good Men Project    |   03.4.19   |   SHARE
Families
Is it possible to keep my trans family safe?

How Can I Keep My Trans Family Safe Under Trump's Administration?

The Trump administration plans to define trans people like me out of existence. How can I keep my trans family safe now? Read...
David Minerva Clover    |   10.23.18   |   SHARE
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For now, I’m a boy, and I’m a mama, and those seemingly contradictory truths are things I can accept about myself.

When I Realized I Was Trans, I Still Wanted To Be Mama

When I finally realized I was trans, it was after almost a year and a half of therapy, a lot of trauma, and after becoming a parent. Read...
David Minerva Clover    |   06.12.18   |   SHARE
I was afraid of what coming out publicly would do, but I knew I needed to come out to my family first. (Photo courtesy of the author.)

My (Unusually) Happy Coming Out Story

I am incredibly fortunate to have had such a positive coming out story. I know that and am thankful for it every day. Read...
Maggie Down of Role Reboot    |   04.20.18   |   SHARE
Voices
"I save dresses for the kinds of “special occasions” where it’s easier to wear a dress than to argue with people about why I didn’t wear a dress."

We Need To Talk About The Pressure To Be Femme When You're Fat

Femme, as it’s expected, isn’t easy for me. It seems to demand from me labor I’m increasingly less willing or less able to undertake as a mentally Read...
Bodies
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The Trans Mental Health Debate Is A Lot More Complicated Than You Think

The commonly held interpretation is that I am “a woman trapped in a man’s body,” but the truth is much more complex than that. Read...
Katelyn Burns    |   08.28.17   |   SHARE
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