Celebrate Your Authentic Self During the Holidays

Celebrate Your Authentic Self During the Holidays
For the past eight years since I have been writing and having conversations on gender issues, I have been telling those who struggle with their gender identity to be true to their authentic self and not to “hide in shadows” for life passes by too quickly to waste time not living as the person you... Read more »

Ever Meet a Drag King?

Ever Meet a Drag King?
Before I had my guest Melanie (Jesse) Jones on my podcast Shades of Gender, I had never met a drag king.  Sure, I had met many drag queens over the years, who were always taller and prettier than me, but never a drag king! It was explained to me that drag kings are much more... Read more »

More Millennials Identify as Being Gender-Fluid

More Millennials Identify as Being Gender-Fluid
A 2016 Harris Poll conducted on behalf of GLADD found that 1% of Millennials identify as being gender-fluid in the U.S.  The U.S. Census data in 2016 has estimated that there are 71 million Millennials living in the United States.  This would mean in 2016 that 71,000 people in 2016 identified as being gender-fluid! That’s a... Read more »
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More High School Students Identify as Gender Fluid

More High School Students Identify as Gender Fluid
When I started to write about gender identity issues 2013, which included cross-dressers, transgender and gender fluid individuals, I was viewed as being a bit “off” and even those who were my friends questioned me on WHY I would write about gender identity issues. My straight and gay friends equally were confused about the gender... Read more »

My Wish for Christmas is Acceptance

My Wish for Christmas is Acceptance
The Christmas holidays are a time for reflection. In the midst of all the chaos and effort to have a “Hallmark” holiday with the perfect gifts, I find myself thinking about my life, where do I fit in and what really is important to me. This was more apparent this year since my father recently... Read more »

Prejudice Continues in The Transgender Community

Prejudice Continues in The Transgender Community
When I sold my documentary, “I Married a Cross-dresser” in 2014 to SKY-TV in the UK as part of their Forbidden Love series, I was hopeful that society would be open to learning more about the transgender and cross-dresser communities. The show focused on four straight couples who were involved with a cross-dresser who were... Read more »
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Understanding the Transgender Community

Understanding the Transgender Community
Understanding the transgender community is difficult for many as it causes us to question the traditional labels of gender identity and our own religious beliefs as to what constitutes a man and woman. Because of this, and the lack of knowledge of who the transgender community is, there is a tremendous amount of prejudice and... Read more »

The Journey From Man to Woman

The Journey From Man to Woman
Being a transgender person is not easy. Its hard for most to understand how a person can  believe they were born as one gender and identify with another. It is a difficult path for those that believe that were born in the wrong body and they are not what their outside appearance shows.  The path... Read more »

Do Labels Matter in Gender Identity ?

Do Labels Matter in Gender Identity ?
For those of you that have had experience with people dealing with their gender identity or are dealing with it yourselves, then you have came to right place! For years I have been writing on gender identity issues which has been inclusive of all “shades” of gender, including those who self-identify as a transgender person,... Read more »
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Where Is the Transgender Movement Headed?

Where Is the Transgender Movement Headed?
I have been writing on the topic of being transgender for over five years. It all started with submitting my first article to Frock magazine on the issues that crossdressers go through, just by being who they are, mostly straight men who feel an obsession with dressing in woman’s clothing. It all starts at an... Read more »