transgender

  • Column: How Becoming a Man Made Me a Feminist

    To all the women out there, I have bad news for you.

  • Column: Invisibility - I’ll never hide who or what I am

    Recently, the trans community celebrated one of our very few annual holidays, the International Transgender Day of Visibility. It’s a day to recognize and celebrate trans people and raise awareness of anti-trans discrimination. It’s important to understand, however, that visibility can be a double-edged sword for trans people. 

  • Column: Lost In Time

    It’s always been encouraging to me that young trans and gender variant people continue to push the boundaries of gender identification and presentation in ways that those of us who are well into our middle-agedness could never have imagined when we were that young. 

  • Column: Raise That Flag Wilton Manors

    Like many gay men, I was unaware of the incredible injustice inflicted on transgender individuals and wasn't always an ally of the transgender community.  In 2005, I first engaged in HIV/AIDS activism and befriended several transgender individuals who helped educate me on the complexity of their hardship and struggle, and the intersectionality of our struggles.

  • Column: Separate But Equal - Florida’s “Bathroom Bill” Is Transphobia At Its Worst

    HB583. Heard of it recently? If not it’s known as Florida's “Bathroom Bill” — a full-fledged assault on the transgender community. According to the law, it would make it a crime if a person is "intentionally and voluntarily entering a single-sex facility for a different designated sex."

  • Column: Taking the T out of LGBT

    It has taken time, but now the public has more appreciation for what the T in LGBT stands for. They may still have some way to go in understanding what it actually means to be transgender, however considerable progress has been made.

  • Column: The Dog Who Saved My Life

    As of March 24, I’ve been on testosterone therapy for three years.

  • Column: The Nightmare is Real

    Admit it. Like me, you never really believed it was possible, America would come to its senses sooner or later and do the right thing once it was actually time to vote.

  • Column: The Real Role of Allies

    If you've spent much time online, you've likely encountered the Activists Who Complain A Lot crowd. Generally well-intentioned, they not only critique a system of oppression, they also spend a large amount of time criticizing the people who are trying to tear that system down. You can find members of the AWCAL in any social justice movement, but LGBT people have turned the technique into an art form.

  • Column: The Role Of The Trans Community In Our Fight For Civil Rights

    Arguably the start of the LGBT rights movement began with the Stonewall Riots in June 1969. However, there was a lot happening prior to Stonewall that paved the way for the events there to occur.

  • Column: Two Times Zero Is Still Zero

    Have you seen the new trans-positive ad that’s going to run on FOX the final night of the Republican National Convention? It’s a really terrific piece of advertising…that is, if you’re someone who’s neutral or supportive of transgender rights.

  • Column: What Is Dysphoria?

    Even though I get asked often, it’s almost impossible to describe dysphoria.

  • Column: What Is Dysphoria?

    Even though I get asked often, it’s almost impossible to describe dysphoria. 

  • Commission: 'No Compelling Medical Reason' For US Military Transgender Ban

    An independent commission led by a former US surgeon general has concluded there “is no compelling medical reason” for the US armed forces to prohibit transgender Americans from serving and that President Barack Obama could lift the decades-old ban without approval from Congress, according to a report being released Thursday.

  • Commissioners Continue to Struggle Over Trans Inclusive Healthcare

    A Wilton Manors Commission resolution advocating that federal and state governments require health insurance plans cover transgender-related was supported but highlighted previous criticism over the commission’s failure to approve transgender benefits for city employees.

  • Compass Leads the Way With Gender Neutral Bathrooms

    Male or female bathroom? For most that isn’t a big decision but for transgender people it can be an uncomfortable, overwhelming and even scary one.

  • Compass Points: Smart Ride, Transgender Day Of Remembrance & World AIDS Day

    (Compass Points) The SMART Ride, a two-day, 165-mile bike ride from Miami to Key West, raises funds for seven AIDS service organizations across Florida, including Compass. An energized team of Compass staff members and dedicated volunteers are heading south to join hundreds of other volunteer crews and riders taking part in the ride from November 16-17.

  • Complaints But No Fines Under Seattle's Gender Restroom Law

    (AP) The city of Seattle has received over 70 reports of businesses not complying with its new all-gender restroom ordinance since officials began enforcing it in March.

  • Congress Members Demand Proof Trump Had Pentagon Support on Trans Troop Ban

    114 members of Congress pushed for evidence from President Donald Trump that he has support from head military officials on his ban of transgender military members.

  • Congressman Tweets He Has a Transgender Grandchild

    Democratic congressman Mike Honda says on his Twitter account he has a transgender grandchild, an announcement that comes amid a national conversation about people who struggle with gender identity.