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Ask a Trans Woman: On Personal Milestones and the “Right” Way to Transition

Ask a Trans Woman: On Personal Milestones and the “Right” Way to Transition

By: Lorelei Erisis*/TRT Columnist— This is going to be a very personal column. Recently, I had several major milestones in my own transition all come to fruition in a short period of time. I began my own formal transition about eight years ago, a full decade if I’m including the ramp-up to starting hormone replacement […]

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When Did You Know You Were Trans? A Tough Question in the Mid-1960s

By: Deja Nicole Greenlaw*/TRT Columnist— I recently took a trip to Florida, where I met many people and visited several friends, including one friend I’ve known since the mid-60s when we were both teenagers. He was very open to me still being his friend even though I have transitioned to female, and said it would […]

Ask a Trans Woman: Flushing Away Freedom on Florida’s Proposed Bathroom Bill

Ask a Trans Woman: Flushing Away Freedom on Florida’s Proposed Bathroom Bill

By: Lorelei Erisis*/TRT Columnist— I’d like to talk to you about bathrooms. Well, actually, I’d like to talk to you about bathrooms and locker rooms and libraries and courthouses and restaurants too, but let’s start with bathrooms. By now, you have probably heard about Florida’s “Bathroom Bill (HB 583).” Given that I usually write these […]

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Fear & loathing in Florida Restrooms: Firsthand Experience Traveling to the Sunshine State

By: Deja Nicole Greenlaw*/TRT Columnist— I recently took a drive down to Florida to meet up with friends and to get relief from the seemingly never-ending New England winter. On the way down, I stopped at various public restrooms as needed. When I reached the Florida Welcome Center off I-95, I decided to use the […]

Ask A Trans Woman: Answering Basic Q's About Transitioning, Hormones, PMS, etc.

Ask A Trans Woman: Answering Basic Q’s About Transitioning, Hormones, PMS, etc.

By: Lorelei Erisis*/TRT Columnist— Hi Steve! Your email was pretty similar to a lot of other queries I receive, and it covered a number of topics that people often ask about. Therefore, I thought it would be nice to return to form a bit and answer you with an old fashioned Q&A column. I’ve broken […]

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Cisgender Men and Their Fears of Dating Trans Women

By: Deja Nicole Greenlaw*/TRT Columnist— You may or may not know it, but there is a good percentage of men who prefer trans women as their romantic partners. There are many trans dating sites. There is an ample selection of porn centered on trans women on the Internet. I joined a trans dating site in […]

Transgender Americans Face Staggering Rates of Poverty, Violence

Transgender Americans Face Staggering Rates of Poverty, Violence

New Reports Find Widespread Discrimination, Economic Vulnerably, and Health Disparities WASHINGTON, D.C.— In a year when transgender Americans are experiencing unprecedented visibility in the State of the Union address, the media, and popular culture, while simultaneously suffering extreme violence, two new reports released recently detail the widespread discrimination and inequities the transgender population faces, particularly […]

Ask a Trans Woman: The Entirely Complicated Answer About All the Simple Answers

Ask a Trans Woman: The Entirely Complicated Answer About All the Simple Answers

By: Lorelei Erisis*/TRT Columnist— I’ve been writing this column for a number of years now, and in that time, I’ve also become recognized as something of an “expert” on trans people and our lives and also a number of other intersectional and adjacent issues including gender, sexuality, activism, feminism, coffee and whiskey. I put “expert” […]