10 Reasons Why This Week Was Even Worse than You Thought

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  During the first week of the Trump administration, a lot has happened. So much so that most progressives are outraged over everything, and unable to focus on what the really scary stuff is.  The really scary things are the ones that lead us down deeper, darker, crazier places than any other Republican would have. …

Choose Your Own Dystopia

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Democracy is probably dead. Got it. But what will fill the power vacuum?  There are all sorts of forces fighting now to feast on the carcass.  A number of factors, particularly SCOTUS decisions, will ultimately decide who ends up standing on the bloated remnants, gorging themselves on it while the other contenders get only scraps. …

Eight Reasons Why Democracy in America is Probably Done

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After the election we’ve learned a lot of things. Most of them have only served to illustrate why we, as a country, are probably done as a functional democracy. Any one of them might be enough on their own, but taken together, the odds of an American resurgence looks to be almost nil. We’re a …

Are We Fascists?

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Are we fascists?  This seems like a simple question, and one that can be answered easily. “Of course not!” you think. However, humor me by considering what defines fascism and fascist movements, and where we, as a country, fit within these definitions. In 1995, Italian intellectual Eco Umberto, who grew up in Mussolini’s Italy, wrote …

Drums in the Deep

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People want to know why the hell I’m so scared as a transgender person after the election of Donald Trump.  Why the hell I’m updating my passport. Why my wife is renewing her Canadian passport, and getting citizenship papers lined up for our three kids.  We’re consolidating 401ks, and establishing lists using historical analogies on …

How Research is (Mis)used to Harm: WPATH Presentation

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How Research is Being (Mis)Used to Support Related Articles The End of the Desistance Myth How LGBT Organizations Can Be Better Transgender Advocates 8 Things Parents of Trans Kids Want You to Know It’s Time to Ban ‘Reparative Therapy’ Taking Real Steps To Protect Transgender Kids: A Bridge Too Far For The LGB Community?

Mythbusting Bad Science

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Click on the link below to download the presentation given by me and Jacob Eleazer on June 10, 2016 at the Philadelphia Transgender Health Conference.   Mythbusting Bad Science Related Articles The Scary Science at Johns Hopkins University The Trans Movement Needs a New, Science Based Strategy A Failure to Listen Two Americas for LGBT …

Blanchard’s Typology is Intrinsically Transphobic

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By now, most people reading this will be familiar with Blanchard’s Typology. For those who aren’t, however, it is a theory developed in the mid-80’s by Canadian sexologist Dr. Ray Blanchard. It states that all transgender women fit within two non-overlapping categories: gay men who want gender reassignment surgery so that they can have sex …

The Heterosexual Agenda

The American public needs to wake up to the most sinister plot ever levied against our great nation: the Heterosexual Agenda. Figures in the media, universities, and schools continue to push this unhealthy lifestyle choice on our vulnerable youth. The damage caused by this choice is undeniable. Almost all teen pregnancies and unintended pregnancies are …

Why Visibility Is Not Enough for Trans Equality

  For a long time, I have heard that visibility is what would finally allow transgender people to be accepted. Tell our stories, be heard, and then people might start believing we’re real people. GLAAD board member Jennifer Boylan has frequently quoted her mother as saying, “It is impossible to hate anyone whose story you …