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Category Archives: Viability and Visibility

TDOV: Honoring the Invisible

For too many Trans people, visibility isn’t a celebration of one’s life, but a decision to risk one’s life.

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March 31, 2017 · 1 Comment

Integrity of 1964 vs Dignity in 2016: A Post May 9, 2016 Vision

What a difference from the moral outrage I typically feel when my rights and the rights of other Trans people are violated . . . We lose and we lose and we lose. . . . But this time we won. Wow.

May 10, 2016 · 2 Comments

Shame On You If You Do Not Support Trans Rights

Shame on you if you do not support fully inclusive civil, legal and medical rights for Transgender people.

February 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Trans People Speak for Trans People

In Michigan and elsewhere, Trans people speak for Trans people. It is up to us to make sure our voices are never silenced again.

February 3, 2016 · 1 Comment

Dear Mr. President, I am a Trans Veteran . . .

Imagine laying your life on the line for your country, only to be told that because of your Gender Identity, you cannot have the surgery your doctors and virtually every major medical organization say is medically necessary. It is humiliating and it dehumanizes us.

January 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

A Transgender Christmas Message for Michigan

This is our Transgender Movement and this is our time.

December 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

I Am Not Invisible, Today

Sometimes, I dream that I am dead, and at the funeral, and on my headstone and in my obituary, I am repeatedly dead-named.

December 10, 2015 · 5 Comments

Our Trans Lives, Our Trans Voices

But saying you represent us is not the same as including us. Speaking for us does not empower us.

October 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

Trans People Must Speak for Trans People

I have no doubt that the writers and editors at Vanity Fair are sympathetic to the Transgender Movement. Let’s hope that the visibility Trans America brings to our community moves us closer to equality than it does to further commodification.

August 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Try harder . . . at what?

Try harder, I tell them. What choice do you have?

August 19, 2015 · Leave a comment