Maybe its a life change or the fact that I tend to be up in the middle of the night more often. In fact, its 1 am here and the neighborhood, aside from a few barking dogs here and there, its pretty much quiet. Its a good time for me to think and let my mind expound without distractions.
So, I guess this is my re-introduction back into the universe of unique content!
Lots of themes tonight to this one, but I'll try and keep to the road without pulling off too many times.
First, and most importantly, a genuinely good person I know at URNA reminded m... [more]
(Editor Note Pam - Continuing our policy to support other transgender community sites)
The Transgender Hub ‚Äď A Place for Every Transgender Person
I am Coren Thompson and with my partner Val, in 2016 we founded the news and advice portal called the ‚ÄėTransgender Hub, a site which is dedicated to the transgender community. We are two trans women with a passion for supporting our community though transformative information and education.
The ‚ÄėTransgender Hub‚Äô is not just another boring old website, we like to be creative and expressive in our co... [more]
csmonitor.com December 18, 2016
by Amanda Hoover
A 9-year-old girl is making history as National Geographic‚Äôs first transgender cover model.
The move comes years after major news outlets have begun reporting on transgender issues, some in ways that have evoked praise for sensitivity and finesse, and others in ways that have been labeled as offensive. Transgender-rights advocates and others under the LGBT umbrella have hailed the announcement about the National Geographic cover as progress after decades of marginalization and discrimination.
www.star.com by Katie Daubs Feature Writer, Sun Mar 27 2016
Dianna Boileau was one of the first Canadians to have gender-confirming surgery, in 1970. She caused a sensation, then married and retreated from public life.
When Dianna Boileau showed up in Toronto court in 1963, the clerk asked the question she had asked herself for years.
‚ÄúAre you male or female?‚ÄĚ
In the silence, the reporters jotted details: Pink fingernails, pink lipstick. Black tunic dress. Tiny pearl earrings. Double identity. Man. Woman.
In 1960s T... [more]
A Whole New Being (Dec 15, 2015)
nytimes.com by Deborah Sontag Dec 12 2015
Perched on a gurney at dawn, Kricket Jern√° Nimmons, 40, kicked her feet giddily, like a girl on the edge of a pool, preparing to take a plunge. She wore a hospital gown and purple socks with paw prints. Her face was clean-scrubbed ‚ÄĒ ‚Äúno l... [more]
National Unfriend Day - A How To (Nov 17, 2015)
www.refinery29.com by Christina Bonnington Nov 16 2015
(editor note: Pam - today is National Unfriend Day! Hope this helps make it a more pleasant day.)
Unfriending someone on social media can be a delicate situation. On the one hand, you‚Äôre really not digging what yo... [more]
what URNA means to me (Nov 14, 2015)
By Lisa Cole November 14 2015
An incident in Chat tonight made me really stop and think what URNA means, to me and to others.
I came to URNA over 14 years ago.
Same story as so many others. Had them feelings, lived in secret, wondered if I was... [more]
refinery29.com by HAYLEY MACMILLAN Oct 28, 2015
Television personality, model, actress, wife, and trans woman: Carmen Carrera is juggling many roles, and she's doing it in the spotlight. Carrera first captured national attention on VH1 reality show RuPaul's Drag Race, which she joined... [more]
Real Life (Aug 15, 2015)
Lynnie - Aug 5 2015
So last Monday night I had an experience that will go down as a long lasting memory. (I am not full time .. however I have lived just under it for under 20 years....... my id is still boy) I live with a partner who is an American and visits the USA several times a ... [more]
What Being Trans Is Like ‚ÄĒA Real-Life Story Worth Seeing (Jul 26, 2015)
refinery29.com R29 Editors
So much of the conversation around transgender people in America focuses on the extremes. We either talk of famous entertainers or share tragic statistics about homelessness and suicide rates. Those conversations are important. But, they don't represent the ... [more]
dailycamera.com - Aimee Heckel Jul 19 2015
"The biggest thing transgender people feel is they want to be themselves, and part of that is sounding like themselves," ... "When they feel good about how they look and stop at a coffee shop and order their morning coffee and the barista say... [more]
Where the Truth Lies - member opinion (Jun 16, 2015)
WHERE THE TRUTH LIES
Before you flip a wig and write nasty stuff all over the web, take time to understand the perspective from which this is written. It is not meant to demean any one person, but of attitudes we allow to persist because it is easier to argue them from a level of com... [more]
My date with Mr. Question (Jun 8, 2015)
My date with Mr. Question.
The volume of people was overwhelming with two parallel conferences sharing the same hotel. A casual observer could easily identify who belonged to which event.It was the first day of our event and I was standing in the flow of people moving with focused int... [more]
Confidence Hack in one simple step In (Jun 6, 2015)
urntoalone.com - Jennifer Anne Carron June 6 2015
Take a walk with me for a moment. No pretences, no judgements, no malintent. Just walk with me.
I want you to reflect on what I just said. How did it make you feel? The reason I asked that question, was simply becaus... [more]
I am a liar (Jun 3, 2015)
I am a liar.
We all are at times. There are many studies, that given a choice with no immediate consequences, we all lie to promote or enhance our position. But, tiny lies.
And then, there are the bigger ones. The part of us we keep hidden from family, friends,....<... [more]
From Blake to Jessie: a 7-year-old's transgender story (Jun 2, 2015)
theguardian.com - Sarah Marsh
Jessie is a typical seven-year-old pupil. She likes colourful dresses and tops off her uniform with a baby-pink hairband. For World Book Day she came to school as Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, and every art activity involves pink glitter.
When her father passed away, Kimberly Reed had a dilemma. (May 29, 2015)
upworthy.com - Eric March May 29 2015
After going home for her dad's funeral, this trans woman did something amazing: She met her brother.
Going home for her father's funeral meant seeing her brother, Mark, who she hadn't spoken to for many years.
Mark d... [more]
advocate.com - Aiden James Koscieszamay May 20 2015
To paraphrase Janet Mock: Trans people aren't 'passing' as men or women. We're being."
Out of all the words in the transgender lexicon, ‚Äúpassing‚ÄĚ is the one I hate most. And that‚Äôs no small feat.
I‚Äôm attracted to trans women (May 19, 2015)
"After years of confusion and shame, I'm ready to stop hiding the truth about my desires -- and I'm not alone"
Salon.com - THOMAS MATT
I never thought I would have to come out about being attracted to women. But that‚Äôs the funny and sad position I‚Äôm in these days. A... [more]
mtv.com - by kase wickman
A few years ago, Michelle Hendley was just a girl in her apartment in Columbia, Missouri, making confessional YouTube videos and rambling on about her life. "I'm wearing clothes!" one is entitled. Hendley looks into the camera, narrating, "today was really wa... [more]