Category Archives: Writing

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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Four years later, and a new country

I was asked to contribute to a  collection of essays by and about partners of transgender and other non-conforming people. More on the book when it’s published next year. We decided to use a reprint of my Boston Globe article … 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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Our story inspires a song

When I received an email out of the blue from some dude named  David Lockwood saying he was a “singer/songwriter” making an album called “Modern Love,” partly inspired by essays in the column of the same name in the New … Continue reading

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Boylan’s new books: celebrating family and a classic

For years I’ve been fielding emails from women with children whose husbands have recently come out as transgender. They don’t see how they can stay intact as a family. I know it’s possible, assuming they want to, but I had … Continue reading

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Talk about feeling exposed…

As recently as six months ago, I never, ever would have considered sharing our story in the News & Observer, our regional newspaper. But you can find it here, in today’s paper, with photos, splashed across the front of the … Continue reading

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