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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” […]

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Changing Romantic Preference Along With Changing Gender Identity

By: Deja Nicole Greenlaw*/TRT Columnist— When trans people transition to their true gender identity, most will keep their romantic preference the same, meaning that whatever gender they liked romantically before they transitioned they will still like after they transition. For example, if they liked women before they transitioned, then they will most likely still like […]

Petition Slams InTouch Weekly Over Transphobic Bruce Jenner Cover

Petition Slams InTouch Weekly Over Transphobic Bruce Jenner Cover

A new Care2 petition is calling on InTouch Weekly to apologize for its latest magazine cover, which features a Photoshopped image of former U.S. track and field athlete and TV star Bruce Jenner as a woman, alongside an article that speculates on Jenner’s gender identity.  The Care2 petition—which notes that Jenner has never said or […]