Category Archives: Physical appearance

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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Hair today, gone tomorrow: hooray for electrologists

This is one of those sign-of-the-times things. Because I’m a journalist, I get a lot of press releases. Apparently transgender topics have been added to my current list of travel, environment, art, food and sustainable agriculture!. We’re all a hodgepodge, … Continue reading

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