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Monthly Archive: January 2013

Jan 26 2013

Live show tonight at 10:30

Heather and I will be having a live show on BlogTV tonight at 10:30 PM Eastern time. If you haven’t been there before, it’s essentially a live stream with a chatroom attached where hundreds of people talk with us. It’s usually a lot of chaotic fun. If you’d like to stop by, just go to …

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Jan 23 2013

Fact-checking the 20/20 special on trans kids

Last Saturday’s 20/20 special on Jazz, a pre-teen trans girl, was generally better than most media coverage of trans people. It avoided most of the common pitfalls of trans documentaries, while being thoroughly humanizing and about as respectful as a mainstream story on the topic can be. For the most part, it wasn’t needlessly salacious, …

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Jan 19 2013

Live show tonight at 8 PM Eastern

Heather and I will be hosting a live show on BlogTV tonight at 8 PM Eastern time. If you haven’t been to BlogTV before, it’s a live stream with a chatroom attached where people can talk to us. Tonight, we’ll be watching a 20/20 special on ABC about transgender children, and anyone else in the …

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Jan 17 2013

A podcast of unparalleled awesomeness

This week, The Thinking Atheist hosted a podcast on how religious beliefs and cultures influence sexuality, featuring our own Greta Christina, Jen Peeples of The Atheist Experience, and Dr. Darrel Ray of Recovering From Religion. Oh, and I was there too! It was a lot of fun, and I hope you’ll give it a listen.

Jan 16 2013

From the other side

The person who figured out I was trans long before I did – over a year prior – has now offered her take on this rather unusual event. It provides a very complete picture of everything that went on, like our own personal Argument Without End. If you’ve ever wanted a genuine inside look at …

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Jan 15 2013

The crass hypocrisy of Julie Burchill

Guest post by Heather McNamara So, who’s heard of Julie Burchill and her “censored” article? Coming to the defense of her maligned feminist friend, columnist and author Julie Burchill wrote an article about trans women. Apparently, her friend Suzanne Moore’s latest article contained a faux pas. In Burchill’s words: She wrote that, amongst other things, …

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Jan 12 2013

Live show tonight at 10:30 Eastern

Heather and I will be having a live show on BlogTV tonight at 10:30 PM Eastern time. If you’ve never been to BlogTV before, it’s basically a live stream with a chatroom attached where people can talk to us. It’s a lot of fun. If you’d like to stop by, just go to http://www.blogtv.com/people/zjemptv tonight. …

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Jan 12 2013

Two years later: Notes from the future

First Rule: Never out someone to him/herself. You may not think this is possible, but it is. -A Straight Person’s Guide To Gay Etiquette After I started transitioning physically and discovered how well it worked for me, I often found myself wishing that I had started much sooner. Now that I knew it was so …

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Jan 11 2013

Ask me anything about a case of national interest

I’ve been called as a witness to the court martial of Private Bradley Manning, so I’m doing an AMA (“ask me anything”) on Reddit today. I’ll be answering questions all day as they come up, and I’ll try to do it as quickly as possible. The full archive of my answers so far can be …

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Jan 09 2013

National Organization for jailing lesbian parents? Yep.

Jennifer Roback Morse, a spokesperson of the National Organization for Marriage, had some extremely poorly chosen words yesterday for lesbian couples who use donated sperm: This is the appalling thing right there, I mean right there is the problem, okay? The way almighty God created our bodies, a man and a woman are supposed to …

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