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An Honest Examination of Hispanic Heritage Month

An Honest Examination of Hispanic Heritage Month

By: Nicole Lashomb/TRT Editor-in-Chief— Every time a dedicated month comes to date with the intent to honor a group of traditionally oppressed people, my heart clenches. It is simply a reminder that not all people are created equal or at least not afforded the same opportunity, certainly not by an American system that strictly favors […]

Faith, Family and God: Prayer, Miracles, Patience, and Vampires

Faith, Family and God: Prayer, Miracles, Patience, and Vampires

By: Paul P. Jesep*/TRT Columnist— Vampires have intrigued me since childhood. Maybe it’s because they can accumulate great libraries over the ages and have time to read, absorb and apply the knowledge. Of course, as the years accumulate in my life, the appeal of vampires increases. I’m getting old. As gravity slowly takes its toll, […]

In Defense & Celebration of Femininity: Getting Beyond Judgments, Even Within the Queer Community

In Defense & Celebration of Femininity: Getting Beyond Judgments, Even Within the Queer Community

By: Lorelei Erisis*/TRT Columnist— This month I decided to write about the idea of femininity, specifically as it relates to me, but also in the broader sense as it applies to all of us. The idea was solid. I’m a femme identified trans woman who does queer activism but also gets around quite a bit […]

¡Feliz Mes de Herencia Hispana; Recordémonos del Día Nacional de Salir del Clóset

¡Feliz Mes de Herencia Hispana; Recordémonos del Día Nacional de Salir del Clóset

Por: Wilfred Labiosa*/Columnista de TRT— ¡Feliz Mes de la Herencia Latina! Como personas Latinas LGBT también debemos celebrar nuestras raíces e historias. Como personas Latinas LGBT debemos de ser incluidos/as durante este mes ya que debemos de estar orgullosos/as de nuestra herencia aunque sea una, que en épocas y tiempos, no es una inclusiva de […]

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How Being Visible Helps the Transgender Cause, Keeps the Momentum Going

By: Deja Nicole Greenlaw*/TRT Columnist— Last month my Springfield, Mass. trans support group, UniTy, was asked to march with Baystate Health in the 2014 Springfield Puerto Rican Day Parade. Of course, UniTy Moderator Keri Stebbins and I happily accepted the invitation, and we sent out information in our Yahoo and Facebook groups about the event. […]

Op-Ed: “Counting” Transgender and Other Gender Minority People in the U.S.

Op-Ed: “Counting” Transgender and Other Gender Minority People in the U.S.

Gender Identity in U.S. Surveillance (GenIUSS) Group Releases Groundbreaking Recommendations on Best Practices for Asking Questions to Identify Transgender and Other Gender Minority Respondents on Population-Based Surveys By: Kerith Conron, ScD, Chris Grasso, and Sari Reisner, ScD— Despite a growing body of research indicating that transgender and other gender minority people experience elevated rates of […]

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Transition & Family: Dealing with Resistance and Lack of Acceptance

By: Deja Nicole Greenlaw*/TRT Columnist— When you decide to transition, it can be a wonderful thing. Up to that point you may have felt you’ve been living untrue to yourself, and now all those painful years of being in the closet are finally over and done. Everything is full speed ahead. There’s no looking back, […]

Standing on Your Own & We Can Stand with You: Being Your Own Best Advocate

Standing on Your Own & We Can Stand with You: Being Your Own Best Advocate

By: Lorelei Erisis*/TRT Columnist— I usually like to focus on the positive aspects of being trans in this column. I’m happiest when I’m celebrating our lives and experiences, but there is no denying that a lot of the trans experience can be difficult. We face more slings and arrows in our lives than many people […]