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Monthly Archive: October 2012

Oct 31 2012

Special Halloween live show, tonight at 9 PM

Heather and I will be hosting a special Halloween edition of our live show tonight on BlogTV at 9 PM Eastern time. If you haven’t been to BlogTV before, blah blah blah webcam chatroom fun. Come to http://www.blogtv.com/people/zjemptv and see us! Update: The show is now concluded. Thanks to everyone who stopped by!

Oct 31 2012

Music of the day

Ellie Goulding – Ritual

Oct 31 2012

And I’m not going to miss it

It looks like Anderson Cooper’s talk show is being canceled. And I’m happy to hear it. On one occasion, Cooper used his new platform to publicize the claims of a trans woman who’s suing drug manufacturer Merck because she believes their hair loss medication made her trans, citing unnamed and likely nonexistent “thousands” of men who …

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Oct 29 2012

Putting up a PayPal donation link

I’m setting up a PayPal donation button in the sidebar for anyone who feels like helping me with transition-related expenses. These include things like a legal change of name, as well as medical bills. We’ve found a local paralegal group to assist us with the complicated process of a name change – while changing your last …

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Oct 27 2012

Hey, The Young Turks: Men having sex with trans women is NOT “non-straight sex”

The Young Turks recently covered a Foreign Policy article about trans women sex workers in the Middle East and the systemic abuse they face from authorities. Throughout the clip, Cenk Uygur is seemingly astonished that, whoa, men would interested in having sex with women? Steel yourself: Highlights of the clip include: – Uygur saying: “All these …

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Oct 26 2012

Speech! Speech! Speech!

I’ll be giving a speech on trans issues and the atheist movement at the Florida Secular Rally in Tallahassee next Saturday around 4:00 PM. Rebecca Watson, Jessica Ahlquist, AronRa, Dave Silverman, Teresa MacBain and others will also be speaking throughout the day. Admission is free, so if you’re in the area, please stop by and say hello!

Oct 26 2012

Not “him”, just me: Gendering the past

A collage of photos spanning 10 years

I’ve been on HRT for about a month now, and so far it’s been awesome enough that I’ll probably continue for the foreseeable future. While some people have claimed that its effects shouldn’t be noticeable for quite some time, the physical changes alone are already obvious, which leads me to believe that the mental effects …

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Oct 24 2012

Guess who else is here?

None other than the one and only NonStampCollector! If you’ve somehow managed to miss his previous work, you should definitely check out his hilarious videos on YouTube. Let’s all give him a warm welcome!

Oct 24 2012

Say hello to Avicenna!

I’m proud to welcome the newest member of FTB: Avicenna at A Million Gods! If you’re not familiar with Avicenna, his work is simply fantastic and a must-read. Go check it out and say hi!

Oct 24 2012

Lisa Graas, mind your own business

I have a suggestion for religious homophobes: Stop acting like the rest of us are stupid. Jeremy Hooper recently posted a video of a panel at a “town hall meeting” of the Maryland Marriage Alliance, the campaign working to ban gay marriage once again in Maryland. In the clip, panelist Reverend Robert Anderson claims that …

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