Posts Tagged "bathroom bills"

Taking Care of (Bathroom) Business

Posted on Apr 23, 2016 in Advocacy, Personal Thoughts | 0 comments

Right now we have an epidemic of Transgender Bathroom Panic sweeping the US. Conservative politicians are using a debate over where trans people pee as one of their main campaigning points this election season. From “religious freedom” laws that would allow discrimination against LGBT people based on deeply held (evangelical Christian) beliefs to laws taking direct aim at transgender people and/or students by defining bathroom policy based on sex assigned at birth or non-existent chromosome testing, governments across the nation are suddenly obsessed with genitals. Public corporations are trying to take a stand on their own. Most of those have been in favor...

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Trans-Parenting Podcast Epidode 4: Avery Jackson is in the House!

Posted on Feb 21, 2016 in Podcast | 1 comment

https://traffic.libsyn.com/transparenting/TransParenting_Podcast_E4.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | RSSAvery Jackson, my 8-year-old daughter, joins me on today’s episode. We talk about what life was like before transitioning and how it’s been since. She has opinions and isn’t shy about sharing them. Hear her thoughts on bathroom bills and being a good parent. She also tells about some of the cool stuff that she’s been up to — from YouTube to hanging out with friends to activism. There are a few surprises and hints at upcoming projects, too! The video she made that is mentioned as part...

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Bruce Jenner, Celebrity Praise, and What the Trans Community Needs Now

Posted on May 1, 2015 in Advocacy, Personal Thoughts | 1 comment

It’s been a week since the “interview the world is waiting for” has aired. Bruce Jenner announced to the world that he (current pronouns of choice) is a transgender woman. Twitter was on fire during the interview and a few hours later with dozens upon dozens of celebrities posting tweets in support of Jenner — from Lady Gaga to Sam Smith, Miley Cyrus to Jimmy Fallon and my personal favorite, Ricky Martin. There’s even a new trend now for people to paint their fingernails in a show of support. That’s nice, but… Celebrities, if I may be so bold in saying this, praising Bruce is a great but we need you to speak up for every trans person,...

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Which Bathroom Should She Use?

Posted on Apr 4, 2015 in Personal Thoughts | 1 comment

This is AJ, my beautiful, extraordinary, vivacious (‪#‎trans‬) girl who is afraid to use public bathrooms alone because she knows This is AJ, my beautiful, extraordinary, vivacious (‪#‎trans‬) girl who is afraid to use public bathrooms alone because she knows some people don’t want her there. She has a reason to be nervous. There’s a local news story bringing out the haters because 2 trans girls at a school are using the girls’ restroom. Cue “outraged” parents crying about the danger of perverts lurking around their precious little girls. I shared this photo with one commenter on a tv station’s FB story and asked him two questions: 1....

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