Tag: Transgender

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 »

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 »

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 »
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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 »

Discrimination Against the Transgender Employee

Discrimination Against the Transgender Employee
If you are a transgender reality star or an actress, there have been a number of job opportunities recently. You are able to make a living being who you are. Media has embraced these stars, intrigued by their stories and their ability to raise awareness for the transgender population and its struggles for acceptance. Jazz,... Read more »

Tips for “Coming Out” One Stiletto at A Time

Tips for “Coming Out” One Stiletto at A Time
Coming out one stiletto at a time, means being prudent where you present as a woman. This is of course, for cross-dressers who are not committed to living their lives as a woman full-time, yet have a need to get out and present. Yet, perhaps part of the problem in doing this is how do... Read more »
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Time for a New Name for Cross-dressers?

Time for a New Name for Cross-dressers?
Is it time for a new name for cross-dressers? The long used term transvestite has been buried, except for the few cross-dressers that are still comfortable using this term, as it doesn’t reflect the current description of  cross-dressing. Thus this term has been dropped by most of the community. The definition of transvestism (Merriam-Webster) is... Read more »

Bruce Jenner Says Good-bye

Bruce Jenner Says Good-bye
  Diane Sawyer tonight on ABC in her interview with Bruce Jenner was at times tentative, especially when she asked Bruce when he transitions into a woman, how can he still be heterosexual? It was one of the few times in the interview that left us questioning how that all works. The rest of this... Read more »

Why Do Angry Wives Stay with Transgender Husbands?

Why Do Angry Wives Stay with Transgender Husbands?
Transgender women come in all packages, some are cross-dressers who occasionally dress, others identify more closely with their femme side and assume this role more frequently and others believe they were born the wrong gender and are committed to making steps to change their gender. This is an important journey for the transgender community, including... Read more »
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Federal Ban on Transgender Conversion Therapy for Minors

Federal Ban on Transgender Conversion Therapy for Minors
Over 120,000 signatures were collected in a petition to ban conversion therapy for transgender minors.  This prompted President Obama to place a federal ban on such practice after a transgender teenager died from suicide after being subjected to therapy meant to alter her gender identity. President Obama’s senior advisor Valerie Jarrett stated, “There is overwhelming... Read more »