It’s trans* awareness week and all we are talking about are handbags and shoes

This week is Transgender Awareness Week (#TransWk), which leads up to Transgender Day of Remembrance on Nov. 20. I actually think there should be a whole month dedicated to trans* awareness, education, and discussion. As a culture, we are so rigid in our concept of gender and gender identity. Too often the fluidity represented by…

If you give a disgraced RJ publisher a blog… he’ll claim sex ed turns kids gay

You’d think that Sherman Frederick, disgraced Review Journal publisher extraordinaire, would have learned his lesson last week, after writing that Silver State girls are easy. You know, the op-ed in which he posits that if the Hispanic community has such a problem with teen pregnancy, then it’s just their own damn fault? Those slutty sluts.…

Transgender Day of Empowerment

Passing this along from Jane Heenan: Transgender Day of Empowerment Saturday 19 November 2011 10am to 3pm College of Southern Nevada, West Charleston Campus 6375 West Charleston Boulevard B-Building, Rooms 105 and 106 * Keynote:  Marci Bowers, MD from 2p to 3p * Trans101:  Exploring the basics of transgender experience from 11a to 12noon *…

The Girl Scout law

After news broke of the 7-year-old transgender child who wasn’t allowed to join Girl Scouts, my heart sank a little. You see, I was a Girl Scout for seven years. Denver’s Bobby Montoya has made national headlines because of a Girl Scout leader’s refusal to let him join because he had, “boy parts.”Oh, right. Boy…