Author Archives: Zinnia Jones

About Zinnia Jones

My work focuses on insights to be found across transgender healthcare, public health, psychiatry, and history of medicine, integrating these many perspectives and guided by the lived experiences of trans people. I live in Orlando with my family, and work mainly in technical writing.

Conformity as Identity or Survival?

By Penny Robo How do you win a fight over the validity of your womanhood when wearing a skirt means you’re playing dress-up but wearing pants means you’re not trying? How can you be accepted by someone who tells you … Continue reading

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Dr. Michael Laidlaw et al. publish anti-trans letter with more errors than paragraphs (part 4)

Previously in Part 1: Endocrine aspects, cardiovascular risk, and sexual functioning. Previously in Part 2: Desistance, persistence, and “objective tests” for gender dysphoria. Previously in Part 3: Medical ethics, fertility preservation, and ovarian pathology.   Dhejne et al. (2011) and … Continue reading

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20 Years of Jacking In

By Penny Robo Today, the 31st day of March, 2019, marks exactly 20 years since The Matrix hit theater screens and finally gave Keanu Reeves a new recognizable character to be identified with next to Ted “Theodore” Logan. No, “that … Continue reading

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Dr. Michael Laidlaw et al. publish anti-trans letter with more errors than paragraphs (part 3)

Previously in Part 1: Endocrine aspects, cardiovascular risk, and sexual functioning. Previously in Part 2: Desistance, persistence, and “objective tests” for gender dysphoria.   Is untreated gender dysphoria “healthy”? GnRH agonists are used in precocious puberty to delay the abnormally … Continue reading

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Helen Houghton is Still a Shitty Person(TM)

By Penny Robo Previously: Helen Houghton is a Shitty Person(TM) A few weeks ago, Helen Houghton, the author of the “stop telling children LGBT people exist” petition in New Zealand decided to offer up a personal explanation for the petition. … Continue reading

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