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Trans Community Disappointed in City’s Response to Police LGBT Newsletter

Op Ed originally posted on the Cincinnati and Kentucky Enquirer’s website, February 2nd, 2015. “Last week, Cincinnati Police LGBT Liaison Officer Angela Vance was publicly reprimanded […]

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Why I Didn’t Jump: What I wish I told Leelah Alcorn

*Trigger Warning* This post discusses suicidal thoughts and suicide. Details are minimal, but I have placed a *TW* in front of a paragraph that may be […]

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TDoR: Why This is Our Present and Why We Must Look Towards the Future

Today is Trans Day of Remembrance; what day could be more fitting for me to wake my sleeping blog and make a firey comeback. Earlier […]

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Learning How to Talk Trans

Yesterday I found a quote in my Tumblr feed and was surprised to find that the person being quoted was me. You might be thinking, “oh […]

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Back to School; Grudges, People, and Progress

I’ve never been very dedicated to school. As a non-traditional learner with typical ‘atypical’ learning (dis)abilities, I was never very adept at the “learning environment” as […]

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A reminder: We are not alone

I was just very pleasantly surprised by a fellow human being. This evening I was very suddenly tossed into a resources search for a local community member […]

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Tranny Talks: Pop Culture’s Ricochet Response to Trans Visibility

You all may know me to be a little on the… aggressive side when it comes to calling media and celebrities out on transphobic ignorance. Recently, I’ve been trying […]

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No Choice; Where Women’s Studies Got it Wrong

Recently I was asked a question on Tumblr about gender performance theory which stirred an intense awakening of old memories and forgotten aggressions from my early […]

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Why Almost Everyone is Queer

More than once, and at a growing rate, people ask me about my uses of the words queer and genderqueer, raising concerns that I may […]

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Ohio Queer Youth Bullied, Beaten; Who is Fighting Back?

October 17th, in Chillicothe, Ohio a teenage boy was jumped and brutally beaten by his classmates because of his perceived queer sexual orientation. One boy attacked the […]

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