Author Archives: Grace Annam

Preserve Congressional Ethics Oversight

URGENT. CONGRESSIONAL ETHICS VOTE THIS AFTERNOON. “We’re from the Government. We’re here to help.” Those words are a cliché of chilling authoritarianism precisely because we don’t trust the government with oversight of their own actions. They are accountable to us, … Continue reading

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School Bars the Door to Trans Children

Recently, a Catholic school in Rhode Island decided that there was no place in their school for trans children. Mount Saint Charles Academy in Woonsocket, Rhode Island has issued a policy banning transgender students from the school, according to the … Continue reading

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Trans People: Still Using Bathrooms, Still Not Assaulting Cis People In Them

Recently, in another thread, RonF offered an opinion on trans people using bathrooms. I wrote a reply, and then decided that it was too far off-topic for that comment thread. So here it is in its own post. RonF: But … Continue reading

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The Mint Garden- a place to discuss trans people’s gender

IMPORTANT NOTE!  For technical reasons having to do with the way this web site is managed, the original thread timed out and cannot be re-opened for comments.  So, we have created this page, where comments should remain open indefinitely, to … Continue reading

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Grace Loves Lioness: a love letter for our anniversary

Recently, Barry let me know that he was travelling, and I wondered if he would be anywhere near me, so that we could meet in person for the first time. And he was going to be, on a particular date! … Continue reading

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Living While Trans — Snapshots of Daily Corrosion

Not too long ago, Autumn Sandeen wrote about an experience she had trying to get a consumer discount she qualified for.  Sandeen is a career Navy veteran.  She’s the real deal, when it comes to standing up for herself and … Continue reading

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My Society Almost Killed Me Because I’m Trans

Transition takes time. Everyone wishes it weren’t so. Trans people wish it were over in the time it takes you to say “knife”. So do all the people made uncomfortable by transitioning people (which is almost everyone — we do … Continue reading

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First Approximations

I once saw a good friend of mine by chance in line at a restaurant.  He was facing away, but I know him well, and I was confident from his height, the color of his hair, the set of his … Continue reading

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Embarrassments – Trans People and Surgery

Not too long ago, I went through a series of surgeries involving intercontinental travel to an unfamiliar country, general anaesthesia, significant trauma, and extended recovery time, including the usual post-anaesthesia depression. I was out of work for over a month. … Continue reading

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The Elephant in the Room — Trans Women, Cis Women, and Penises

Dear cis women who are uncomfortable with trans women in bathrooms, Hi, it’s us. Trans women who use bathrooms.1 We know that you’re not comfortable sharing a bathroom with us, even though all the nakedness happens behind a stall door. … Continue reading

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