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New Podcast Episode: School (Part II)

This is the second part of a two-part episode (you can hear the first part here) about what happened when I enrolled my transgender daughter in a new school this past fall.  It hasn’t been easy, but we’ve both learned a lot – about ourselves and about the people in our lives. You can listen…

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New Podcast Episode: School

The ninth episode of my podcast, “How to Be a Girl,” has been six months in the making, because that’s how long it took for this story to play out. It’s the story of my daughter entering second grade at a new school where we knew pretty much no one, almost no one knew her…

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Trans Kids Not Necessarily Crazy

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Trans Kids Found Not Crazy! Extra! Extra! That’s not an actual headline, of course, but it’s not far off from the real one: CBS News: “Truly Stunning” findings on transgender kids’ mental health The “truly stunning” findings, published this month in the journal Pediatrics, show that transgender kids like…

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So long, Zucker.

Something big happened rather quietly this week.  It didn’t make much of a dent in the mainstream media in the U.S., but it’s led to a raucous party on my Facebook feed, with celebratory ALL CAPS posts from my transgender pals and their allies: “AMAZING!” “HAPPY DAY!” “VICTORY AT LAST!” Here’s what the fuss is all…

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Don’t Give Up.

  I sat down with my seven-year-old transgender daughter and asked her to tell me the story of her fight to be seen as the girl she always knew she was. I also asked her to offer some advice for other kids like her – and for their parents. I recorded her words and added…

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Your questions answered.

If only the whole world could attend the Gender Odyssey conference.  It would make my daughter’s life so much easier, not to mention mine.  And it would make the rest of the world happier and smarter and kinder, too – I’m sure of it. In August, I attended this annual conference for the third time,…