Transgender Taxonomies: Alphabet Soup, Political Correctness, and the Conservative Transgender

One of those things that bothers me about the transgender community is the difficulty of figuring out what transgender-related words mean today, in the sense that they are constantly being redefined, re-invented, applied out of context, or having new contexts to which they are allowed to be applied.

Time for a conceptual change…

For the past decade, I have struggled with my ‘schizophrenic’ Internet presence. On one hand, I have long ago started to blog about crossdressing and transgender/gender non-conforming issues, moving on to (allegedly) serious essays on those subjects. But on the other hand, the first encouragement and support — if I […]

Decision time, and it’s anything but easy…

If you’re a frequent reader of my blog, you know that usually describe myself as a ‘failed transexual’ in the sense that, years ago, I simply gave up on any dreams of transition because it would make my life hopelessly more complicated (it’s already complicated by itself, I don’t really […]

How can you be so sure?

Imagine the following scenario: you have an itch on one of your toes, and, without ever entering a doctor’s office and asking for an opinion, you are absolutely sure that you have to amputate your toe. In fact, you are thoroughly convinced that there are only three choices for you: either […]

Reverse Cross-Gender Behaviour

A recent interview made on local TV to a trans woman, with a subsequent discussion on many different social networks populated by transgender people, as well as a conversation with my wife, made me realise how often the social behaviour of transgender people does not correspond to the gender they affirm […]