On “Fairness:” (Trans) Women in Sports

On “Fairness:” (Trans) Women in Sports

Hey there beautiful people. This past weekend I had a really neat opportunity. I was invited to be a panelist at a conference for student trustees of the Ontario Public School Boards–so, y’know, a bunch of teenagers from high schools all across the...

Queer History I: The Fruit Machine

Hey beautiful people! Gosh it’s been a while. I have nothing interesting to say about my absence. I’ve been doing some stuff. I’ve been not-doing other stuff. Mental health is a minefield. We do what we can. But this week I’ve been working on...

Being Trans in Public I: On Name Changes

These two interactions happened maybe five minutes apart in the same institution and are nearly perfect examples of what to do and what not to do.  How Not To Do It: I’m a regular here and have a bit of rapport with the security folks at the front desk. This...

Transgender Week of Remembrance: Ashton O’Hara

His mother, Rebecca, said that he was so talented he could “turn a frog into a princess.” Quick Note: Ashton O’Hara was using masculine pronouns (he/him) at the time of his death. This does not negate his genderfluid identity. This last entry has me smiling...

Transgender Week of Remembrance: Kiesha Jenkins

Inset: Kiesha Jenkins in a profile picture from Facebook. Broader image: The street where Kiesha was beaten and shot to death October 6th, 2015. She was one of the people who wanted to change this world CONTENT WARNING: DESCRIPTION OF VIOLENCE She was twenty-two, an...