the coward, the coward needs a wake-up call, transgender, trans

The Coward Needs a Wake-Up Call

I find that cowards are easy to spot and they're always in danger of wasting their lives. Nearly every guy that wants to date me but has trouble pulling the trigger, eventually confides in me that the...

Q Center, Portland, Oregon, transgender, LGBTQ

Why the Portland Q Center is Failing

I've met and talked with a great many members of the Portland LGBTQ community since I moved to Beaverton. I've used those discussions to get a lay of the land. The Q Center has often been referenced o...

The Decadent

The Decadent While their cups are overfilled They can't feed the powerless So much for the decadent Headed for darkness Saddled like camels Taxes aren't stealing bread So long as it's from the decaden...

She Talks to Angels, transgender, poem, angels

When Angels Speak

When Angels Speak I talk to angels They gave me my name I see heaven through the madness You say there is no other shame They say that you're broken That you don't know no lover There is no love in yo...

Just how compassionate is Chelsea Manning's release?

Chelsea Manning Is A Free Woman

Chelsea Manning was released from prison on Wednesday, May 17th after seven years in prison. Chelsea was arrested in 2010 on twenty counts including Espionage Act violations, theft, and computer fraud...

Vocal Hygine Tips, Voice feminization, transgender, voice, tips

11 Great Vocal Hygiene Tips

I recently had my first speech therapy appoint with the Veterans Administration in Portland, Oregon. The initial appointment was to determine if the therapists there could help feminize my voice. I al...

trans women, feminism, transgender, trans

Trans Women and Feminism

In March Award winning Nigerian writer and feminist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie did a television interview on British news channel four.  During the interview she was asked by the reporter “Does it matte...

Transgender Dating Barriers, trans dating barriers, transgender dating, trans dating, transgender, trans

Dating Barriers For Transgender People

Dating can be a scary thing to do if you're straight, beautiful (or handsome), rich, and own a big home. Dating when you're transgender can be the scariest thing you've ever done. Some day it will be ...

transgender myths, transgender facts, transgender, trans, mtf, lgbt

Transgender Myths vs Facts

Just like with anything in life there are a lot of myths out there surrounding transgender people. A lot of people assume they know everything there is to know around any giving subject, and this one ...

bathroom laws, Public Religious Research Institute, public bathrooms, transgender, transgender access

Who Cares Who's In Public Bathrooms?

Fighting for equality is nothing new in America and right now the biggest fight is for trans-rights. For years things such as bathroom laws were not an issue. Part of the reason for that is even thoug...