This morning, a court in Virginia ruled that Loudon County Schools PE teacher Bryce Tanner Cross would have to be reinstated to the job from which he was suspended for stating publicly that he would not use the pronouns requested by any transgender students, which he believed to be “abuse…


In the midst of a tough reelection campaign in Georgia, former Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler announced a bill to solve what she described as a serious threat to the “level playing field” of women’s sports: transgender athletes. …


I’ve been thinking a lot about forced feminization. Not for the reasons that might lead you to quickly close this tab, embarrassed to have clicked this link on a work computer, but rather because of some things that I’ve read that have helped recontextualize those stories for me.

These narratives…


Just like the other girls: ‘Detransition, Baby’ and the power of being perceived in literature

I could probably still draw the layout of the TJ Maxx in Middlebury, Vermont, where I went to college. It’s just like every other TJ Maxx, mostly: walk through the doors and you’re greeted with a blast of warm air and the combination smell of imitation leather and mopping solution…


Things seemed dire in September, and they only got worse from there. Americans were arming themselves and preparing to fight. In the south, black men were hunted and murdered by their oppressors. Despite one Presidential candidate clearly leading the popular vote, it was unclear who would prevail and under what…


Since prominent trans healthcare provider Dr. Powers opened up the autogynephelia (AGP) floodgates by stating his belief that the theory explains why some people want to transition, I wanted to walk through the reasons that although as a trans woman I am skeptical of this explanation of transgender identity, it…


Google’s donation to groups like the Heritage Foundation undermine its claims of support for LGBTQ rights.

October has been a challenging month for transgender Americans, full of stories about looming threats to our rights and liberty. In Georgia, a school district responded to death threats from angry parents by reversing a policy that had allowed transgender students to safely use the bathroom. In Washington DC, the…


My coming out process involved a lot of apologies, and in that I doubt I’m alone. …

Ari Drennen

writer • photographer • trans woman • ice queen

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