Author Archives: didaniel

Danica Roem paves way for transgender politicians

Among the many pieces of positive election news today is this: Danica Roem was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates and will be the first openly transgender person to serve in a state legislature. This, folks, is a big, … Continue reading

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Love goes a long way, but so does your support

Love is a super-human powerful tool, but it goes only so far. The truth is, bad things are happening all around, like Attorney General Jeff Sessions issuing back-to-back discriminatory actions aimed at revoking vital transgender protections and putting transgender people in harm’s … Continue reading

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Turn up the volume — the ‘Modern Love’ podcast is here!

So, OK, the podcast reading of my Modern Love essay is out! You can hear it in two places. If you go here you get the transcript and photos.  If you go to the original essay, there’s a button halfway … Continue reading

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When the ‘Modern Love’ podcast comes calling

I got word in early August that WBUR in Boston, which puts together the “Modern Love” podcast, was going to use my 2011 essay about going through Lina’s transition. (The episode is “dropping” later today here, and since I’m six … Continue reading

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A transgender marriage? What’s the big deal?

On one hand: What’s the big deal? We’re just a normal married couple leading a typical life. On the other: Yes, it’s a BIG DEAL! We went through a gender transition and it was traumatic and I want to keep … Continue reading

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‘The Ties That Bind’ an unflinching look at family

About a decade ago, while living in Durham, NC, I met Diana Newton through PFLAG Triangle. She was just starting to work on a documentary film about her former brother now sister, Christine, with a focus on examining how her … Continue reading

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A great new book for the “wife of” and those transitioning

Despite the forces gathering against us in the White House and beyond, people still live their lives and struggle to be themselves. For those who are transitioning, and their loved ones, it’s a little scarier out there now. But usually … Continue reading

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