Beyond the Ice Machine

Beyond the Ice Machine

by Laura Anderson

Friday, December 08, 2017

Books as Gifts

As we search for those special gifts this time of year, books may provide the perfect answer – especially if you, your family, or friends are working through transgender issues. For trans children or children of transgender relatives, books help to show an understanding of gender and what it means to be trans. Young adults will find positive role models with whom they can relate. For parents and adults, books offer a source of guidance and support.

Friday, June 09, 2017

Father’s Day for a Transwoman

Father’s Day is upon us once again. For thousands of transwomen who are dads, this can be a difficult weekend. Some are no longer permitted to see their children. Others with grown children are kept away from their grandchildren and excluded from the family festivities. It is hurtful when once loving relationships are cast aside as transgender parents and grandparents struggle with their identities and family dynamics.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Thirsty Flock at an Oasis

Transgender Conferences– A time for reflection

The Keystone Conference, held annually in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, recently celebrated its ninth year with a gathering of over 800 attendees. Most were transgender women and men, joined by healthcare providers, allies, significant others, and family. Together, participants reflected upon the joys, the pain, and the harsh realities of what it means to be transgender in our society today.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

A Transwoman’s Take on the March

Seldom does there come along a truly life-changing event, but the Women’s March on Washington was just that for so many of us who attended. The excited conversation on our bus that evening and the many other people with whom I have talked since that momentous Saturday attest to the overwhelming experience the march had been. We had come together from across the country with common concerns, and experienced such profound kindness from one another as we marched through the streets of Washington (and stood trapped within the sea of pink hats). Never had I been in a crowd so large and felt so safe. As a transwoman, the event was especially transformative for me.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Absolutely No Compromise

In early November the third annual Transgender Spectrum Conference was held at Washington University in St. Louis. The conference was a gathering of gender diversity– cis and trans, non-binary, gender-queer, educators, health professionals, families and children. It was a celebration of our movement – the acceptance of transgender people and their allies and an uplifting show of awareness and support for transgender individuals of all ages.


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