Fear and Beauty

I’m having coffee with my friend Cathy and she’s talking about putting her trans daughter on cross-hormones.  Her daughter is pushing for it. But it’s keeping Cathy up at night. “I just don’t know what to do.  She says she doesn’t mind if she can’t have kids, but how can she know this for sure…

Confession: I still see my boy.

Last weekend M. and I went to the zoo with some new friends, Kathryn and Rose.  Kathryn had been reading my blog and sent me a nice email and, lo and behold, we realized that we live in the same town.  We’ve become buddies and she introduced me to her sweet wife, Rose.  I invited…

Crying foul on “grrl power”

At parents’ night at M.’s school last week, a mother of one of her classmates approaches me with a big smile. Apparently her son and M. are great pals.  “They’re always playing together when I pick Ethan up from afterschool care.” (I’ve never had a chance to witness this; the combination of a brutally long…

F*** You, Jerry Springer.

A few weeks after I began this blog, I started getting emails from reporters wanting to interview me or put my child on TV. Apparently the very idea of a young trans child is still novel enough to make headlines. I’m not surprised by this. In general my experience thus far is that people are…