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Ask a Trans Woman: Importance of Trans Visibility for the Famous & Not-So-Famous

Ask a Trans Woman: Importance of Trans Visibility for the Famous & Not-So-Famous

By: Lorelei Erisis*/TRT Columnist— Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about visibility. I just now finished reading a marvelous and eloquent essay in defense of Caitlyn Jenner written by a later transitioning trans woman, sent to me through a mutual friend. Sent to me precisely because I myself am visible, and this trans woman and […]

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Love & the Trans Person: The Issues and the Realities

By: Deja Nicole Greenlaw*/TRT Columnist— It’s February and Valentine’s Day is coming upon us. It’s a nice hallmark holiday that celebrates the love between special ones. There are gifts, dinner dates, and romance in the air! It can be a wonderful time for some folks, but for others it can be not so wonderful. If […]

Ask a Trans Woman: Washington and A Semi-Review of “The Danish Girl”

Ask a Trans Woman: Washington and A Semi-Review of “The Danish Girl”

By: Lorelei Erisis*/TRT Columnist— The thing I’m going to talk to you all about this month is the film “The Danish Girl.” Let be right up front about a few things. This isn’t a movie review, at least not a proper one. For one thing, by the time you read this, the movie will have […]

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My Views on Hate Spewing From Within the Trans Community

By: Deja Nicole Greenlaw*/TRT Columnist— I constantly see hate spewing from many members of the trans community on social media and it saddens me to see this hatred. I fully realize that it is not easy being trans and that the deck is stacked against us in so many ways, but I wish that folks […]

A Holiday Story: The Night Frank and I Saved Christmas

A Holiday Story: The Night Frank and I Saved Christmas

By: Holly Maholm*/Special to TRT— I will tell you that story, but first a bit about me. I am a transgender woman, though I lived as a man for more than 60 years. I have had two marriages and fathered 3 daughters (with my first wife). About three years ago I learned I was transgender, […]

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Dealing with Coming Out as Trans, the Highs and the Lows

By: Deja Nicole Greenlaw*/TRT Columnist— Coming out as your authentic self is most likely one of the happiest times in your life and also one of the most depressing times in your life. When I was coming out and dealing with my issues, I used to blog about my experiences and the permanent salutation on […]

Ask a Trans Woman: Answering Beloved Readers’ Questions About Myself

Ask a Trans Woman: Answering Beloved Readers’ Questions About Myself

By: Lorelei Erisis*/TRT Columnist— Hello Faithful Reader! Whether you are new to reading this column or have been following since I first started writing it for the fine folks here at The Rainbow Times, you may have noticed that the actual name of the column is “Ask A Trans Woman.” This happens despite the fact […]

Ask a Trans Woman: Suicide and Survival—Is There Blood on Your Hands?

Ask a Trans Woman: Suicide and Survival—Is There Blood on Your Hands?

By: Lorelei Erisis*/TRT Columnist— Lately I’ve been pretty immersed in politics and activism. I’ve been trying to convince people to support and speak out for laws that are vital to the well being of trans people in Massachusetts and elsewhere. I’ve been hoping legislators will listen and that the light of truth and common decency […]