Category Archives: Physical appearance

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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Many views of transition from partners’ perspectives

I’m so happy to have another resource for “partners of,” the new book “Love, Always: Partners of Trans People on Intimacy, Challenge & Resilience,” edited by Jordon Johnson and Becky Garrison, published by Transgress Press. (My Boston Globe piece was … Continue reading

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Bruce Jenner and the rest of us

So, Bruce Jenner. I had not been aware of the speculations about a possible gender transition until a few weeks ago. I don’t keep up with the Kardashians or with Bruce. When the news became more imminent, I read a … Continue reading

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‘Trans Bodies, Trans Selves,’ a must-own

Over the past few weeks I’ve been thumbing through the behemoth compilation “Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community,” planning to write about the recently published book soon. I did see an Associated Press story about it … Continue reading

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Seven answers about transgender issues

The Washington Post’s “She the People” blog ran a piece today titled “Seven Questions About Transgender Issues You Were Afraid to Ask.” that deserves mention. The biggest takeaway for me was this: “Sometimes it helps to think of gender as … Continue reading

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Jim Collins Foundation makes surgery possible

I’ve just added the Jim Collins Foundation to my “Resources” section — a group I recently learned about. The Connecticut-based nonprofit provides financial assistance to transgender people for gender-confirming surgeries. From their website: “The Jim Collins Foundation recognizes that not every … Continue reading

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Victory in transgender woman’s insurance case

The Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund announced they’ve resolved an important insurance claim on behalf of a transgender woman who had been denied health insurance coverage for sex reassignment surgery. This is fantastic news! The case is reminiscent of … Continue reading

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