With a Tweet, J.K. Rowling has sided with trans-antagonistic and -exclusionary views. I couldn't let this go without responding. I offer this open letter to Ms. Rowling.
I’m not sure exactly what the first time I wore women’s clothes in public really is for me — there are so many ways to look at it!
“She said she can’t play with me because I’m a boy, but I’m not. I’m a girl!” The adult laughed and told me “don’t be silly, you are a boy.”
Did I need to have this surgery? Wow, that's complicated. The short answer: Yes, I did. The long answer: (Keep reading)
What is something about the LGTBQ+ community that straight people would struggle the most understanding? The pervasiveness of cisgender heteronormativity. Being cisgender and heterosexual are presumed to be the default so strongly that when LGBTQ+ people defy those expectations, they are frequently met with hostility and sometimes even violence. How often do you hear someone... Continue Reading →