Transgender

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

Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez

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

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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

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

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)

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 

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

Is it possible to keep my trans family safe?

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

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 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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My (Unusually) Happy Coming Out Story

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.)

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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We Need To Talk About The Pressure To Be Femme When You're Fat

"I save dresses for the kinds of “special occasions” where it’s easier to wear a dress than to argue with people about why I didn’t wear a dress."

Femme, as it’s expected, isn’t easy for me. It seems to demand from me labor I’m increasingly less willing or less able to undertake as a mentally ill person who likes to think they give zero fucks.

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We Need To Talk About The Pressure To Be Femme When You're Fat

"I save dresses for the kinds of “special occasions” where it’s easier to wear a dress than to argue with people about why I didn’t wear a dress."

Femme, as it’s expected, isn’t easy for me. It seems to demand from me labor I’m increasingly less willing or less able to undertake as a mentally ill person who likes to think they give zero fucks.

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