Amelia teaches Trans 101: "In reality you have a penis"

Yesterday, I received the above messages on Facebook and I thought it would make for a great second lesson in the Trans 101 series of posts here. Typically, questions/messages/comments like this tend to go a certain way. When you’re used to having your identity and humanity questioned and your answers to those questions dismissed, it’s hard to not get defensive when something looks like it’s going in that direction. [Read More]

NJ transgender birth certificate bill is being sent to Gov Christie's desk to be signed. Please help!

This week, the New Jersey state senate passed bill A4097 which, if signed into law, would allow for transgender people born in New Jersey to update their birth certificates without the need for genital reconstruction surgery (or gender-confirming surgery…or whatever other name you feel is appropriate for “bottom surgery”). There is currently no indication whether or not Gov. Christie will sign A4097 into law, however, he is considering public comment on the issue. [Read More]