Monthly Archives: August 2017

Do all trans youth on puberty blockers go on to transition?

Puberty blockers are used in the treatment of appropriately diagnosed transgender youth, who wish to avoid developing undesired secondary sex characteristics of their assigned sex but are not yet old enough to commit to the permanent changes of hormone therapy. … Continue reading

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Truth trumps treachery: What Jamie Kirchick gets wrong about Chelsea Manning

Disclosure: I testified for the defense at Chelsea Manning’s court-martial and served as her representative at SF Pride 2014. In an August 29 New York Times op-ed on Wikileaks source Chelsea Manning, Jamie Kirchick writes: Celebrating Chelsea Manning just a … Continue reading

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“Being transgender is a mental illness”: What does the DSM really say?

“Transgender people are mentally ill.” “Being trans is a mental disorder.” How many times have you heard some variation of these claims? It’s hardly a rare opinion: according to a 2017 poll, 21% of Americans believe that being trans is … Continue reading

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Sex with trans women: A frank discussion with Zinnia and Penny (NSFW)

Previously: Why some trans people don’t date cis people, Reclaiming our transgender sexualities Zinnia and Penny sit down and discuss the latest controversies over trans-cis dating and relationships. Note: Contains explicit content and sexual themes.

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Blaire White: disguising dishonesty as objectivity

by Penny Robo Oh, dear. Now this is something which has been talked about in multiple videos, but this particular subject is the gift that keeps on giving, and I feel there’s room for a different approach to the same … Continue reading

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