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Monthly Archive: March 2013

Mar 30 2013

Trying something new for tonight’s live show

Now that BlogTV has shut down, Heather and I have to find another home for our live shows. Tonight at 10:30 PM Eastern time, we’ll be trying out Justin.tv. There may be bugs that we have to work out. The show may not start on time. There may be an inconsistent user experience or inconvenient …

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Mar 30 2013

I’m Your Arcane Rhetoric: Slate, Reddit, and Gaybros

A recent story in Slate looked inside the community of “gaybros” on Reddit.com, a group of masculine-identified gay men who feel that they’ve been somewhat estranged from the wider LGBT community because of their masculinity. Columnist Bryan Lowder met with the gay bros, learning about their typical interests – sports, video games, grilling, the military, …

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Mar 22 2013

Quote-unquote

andys

Bad: Going to a trans woman’s blog full of trans stuff and stunning everyone with the epic revelation that she’s “male”. Worse: Scare-quoting a trans woman’s name. Funny: Scare-quoting a trans woman’s name when her real name is actually Lauren.

Mar 21 2013

Trans woman commits suicide after being bullied by the Daily Mail

It was exactly three months ago that Richard Littlejohn published a piece in the Daily Mail viciously attacking Lucy Meadows, a primary school teacher in Britain. Littlejohn targeted Meadows because she’s transgender and had chosen to remain in her job as a teacher after beginning to present as a woman – this was the entire basis …

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Mar 16 2013

Live show tonight at 10 PM

Heather and I will be having a live show on BlogTV tonight at 10:00 PM Eastern time. For those who haven’t heard already, BlogTV will be shutting down in a couple weeks, and we’re currently looking for alternatives that are suitable to our usual content and accommodating to our regular viewers. We’re open to any …

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Mar 13 2013

Reinterpreting our pasts in light of new evidence

As trans people, most of us understand the temptation to look back on our earlier life and seek out signs of incipient transness. It can help people feel that, in some sense, they always were the person they are now. This need isn’t just something from within – sometimes it’s not from within at all …

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Mar 09 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 haven’t been to BlogTV before, it’s basically a chatroom attached to a live video stream where people can gather and talk with us. It’s a little wild and a lot of fun. If you’d like to …

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Mar 09 2013

Natalie makes some really good points

Natalie has a new post up, which you should read in its entirety, but this in particular stood out to me: One of the immediate issues I have with “gender dysphoria” is that it falls into the very common pattern of people taking a varied range of things and variables and stuff related to gender, …

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Mar 04 2013

This is a pretty big deal for me

Autostraddle, an online news and culture magazine for queer women, recently solicited submissions by trans women on topics relevant to transness and queerdom. Today, I’m overjoyed to announce that they’ve published their first selection: my story of transitioning and falling in love with Heather. It’s a photo-essay-ish inside look at how I came to understand …

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Mar 02 2013

Live show at 10:30 tonight

Heather and I will be hosting a live show on BlogTV tonight at 10:30 PM Eastern time. If you haven’t been to BlogTV before, it’s a live video stream with a chatroom attached where people can hang out and talk with us for a few hours. It’s a lot of fun and you really should …

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