Transgender

Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez

Ask Erin: I'm Scared About Coming Out As Transgender Later In Life

I am transgender — MtF — and 59 years old.. Even if I have all the necessary procedures and surgeries, will I be accepted into the club as a woman?

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Let’s Celebrate, Not Just Tolerate The Trans Community

It saddens me that we don’t stand alongside our trans community when they may need us the most.

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Stop Complimenting Me For Supporting My Trans Child

I know people have the best intentions, but the reality is, I’m not a superhero, and I’m not the “best mom in the world" for parenting my trans child.

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I’m a heterosexual cis woman and had been trying to figure out how I felt about him for a while because it didn’t feel entirely platonic. (Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez)

Ask Erin: How Do I Thoughtfully Navigate My Feelings For A Trans Man?

A trans masc friend with whom I’ve grown very close asked me whether I might be interested in dating. I've been trying to figure out how I feel about him.

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Our Child Is Transgender 

Our child is transgender... I don’t feel like I’ve lost a daughter — he’s never really been anyone but himself.

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Is it possible to keep my trans family safe?

How Can I Keep My Trans Family Safe Under Trump's Administration?

The Trump administration plans to define trans people like me out of existence. How can I keep my trans family safe now?

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For now, I’m a boy, and I’m a mama, and those seemingly contradictory truths are things I can accept about myself.

When I Realized I Was Trans, I Still Wanted To Be Mama

When I finally realized I was trans, it was after almost a year and a half of therapy, a lot of trauma, and after becoming a parent.

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I was afraid of what coming out publicly would do, but I knew I needed to come out to my family first. (Photo courtesy of the author.)

My (Unusually) Happy Coming Out Story

I am incredibly fortunate to have had such a positive coming out story. I know that and am thankful for it every day.

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