transgender
January 20, 2015

A trans advocate’s perspective on Trans 101 questions

Sometime back, a reporter asked me some Trans 101 questions. I decided to publish that Q&A as a trans advocate’s nuanced perspective on Trans 101 questions. What […]
December 23, 2014

#whichlivesmatter?

Cianán is a lapsed PhD chemist, writer, public speaker, trainer, activist, and assessment expert whose interests in activism are transmasculine representation in global trans activism and […]
August 25, 2014

Equivocation And Lies In Lisa Vogel’s August 18th Statement

(Added emphasis to specific statements by Lisa Vogel and/or official MichFest press releases and documents is added throughout the piece with bolded orange text.) Lisa Vogel […]
August 17, 2014

#TERFweek: In stealth with the TERFs at MichFest

I remember the first time I encountered Transgender Exclusionary Radical Feminist (TERF) transmisogyny face to face. It was years ago in 2011 when I attended the […]
August 14, 2014

#TERFweek: The Changed Language But Consistent Viewpoint Of MichFest’s Lisa Vogel

This is a long form article on MichFest’s co-founder and current producer Lisa Vogel. The article contains extensive text of what Vogel has stated regarding trans […]
June 19, 2014

Admit it, Obama is our Fierce Advocate

Recently Rebecca Juro wrote a post at the Advocate called “No, Obama’s Executive Order Is Not a (Total) Win” that I find extremely short sighted and […]
June 5, 2014

The Playbook: Equality comes to Houston, the fringe freaks out, threatens to kill Mayor [UPDATED]

On Wednesday, May 28, 2014, the Houston City Council approved a sweeping non-discrimination ordinance barring discrimination against 15 protected classes, including an explicit protection against discrimination due […]
June 3, 2014

“Slacktivism” Plus Brick-And-Mortar Activism Equals Trans Civil Rights Aims

The Chicago Sun-Times published an op-ed by Kevin D. Williamson entitled Laverne Cox Is Not a Woman. The op-ed was Williamson’s response to the Time Magazine […]
May 11, 2014

A Sincere Happy Mother’s Day Wish To Me From Cathy Brennan

Back in 2011, Cathy Brennan and I were among a group of people working to pass Maryland’s HB 235 (Prohibiting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination) […]