What’s in a Name? For Transgender Folks, a Lot More Than You Might Think.

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Which is the better rap name: “Aubrey Graham” or “Drake?” Which name sounds like it belongs to a stylish actress and model: “Amanda Lee Rogers” or “Portia de Rossi?” For some artists, their birth name matches their brand. Beyoncé was … Read More

2 Simple Reasons We Need a Transgender Awareness Week

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1. It’s a time for celebration. Transgender Awareness Week is a dedicated time in which transgender folks and their allies recognize and applaud the achievements made by transgender folks worldwide. Of course, we believe in celebrating transgender successes year-round. Transgender … Read More

Introducing a Brand New Way to Show You Give A Damn

If you’re anything like us, you know that just talking about change can feel frustrating. So, because talk is cheap, we’re giving you a brand new way to take action for the things you give a damn about. It’s the brand … Read More

Grey’s Anatomy’s Sara Ramirez Comes Out as Queer and Bisexual

  Sara Ramirez, of Grey’s Anatomy and Spamalot fame, came out as bisexual and queer at the True Colors Fund’s 40 to None Summit on Sunday. Here is an excerpt from her speech: So many of our youth experiencing homelessness are youth whose … Read More

If I Was a Rich Girl – Aspirations of an Independent Woman

My legs long like spiders emerge from a black rolls royce revealing satin canary yellow Manolo Blahniks that crunch against the pavement. My cobalt blue ostrich feather jacket dancing in the wind. Sixteen steps from the car to the doorman … Read More

For Queer Folks, Fashion Isn’t Frivolous

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Fashion in the 21st century has often been deemed as something of minuscule relevance and frivolous use of time and energy. Since I was a little girl (who thought I was a little boy) I’ve been so enamored with fashion. … Read More

What If I Told You the Matrix Is Real – Decoding Identity and Gender

“What is ‘real?’ How do you define ‘real?’ If you’re talking about what you can feel, what you can smell, what you can taste and see then ‘real’ is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain.” – Morpheus If you … Read More

The Life of a Professional Homeless Person – Told Through Beyonce Gifs

Large pouty lips doused in Bauhaus Pink and oversized impenetrable dark aviators act as a barrier of unapproachability. My dark world lit in red lights reminiscent of Beyonce’s “6 Inch” music video. I’ve subconsciously trained and conditioned myself to think … Read More

Shakespeare in Drag: The Gender-Bending Bard

April 23rd is the birthday and death day of William Shakespeare, one of the most celebrated and influential authors in history. Most of us have read at least one of his plays in high school, and maybe even memorized a … Read More

The Mother’s Day I Became A Gender-Creative Kid’s Champion

When the holiday just for moms rolls around, I can’t help but think back to my first one in 1990. Harry was just six weeks old. Their* dad and I tucked them into a red baby carriage and walked pathways … Read More

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