This past holiday weekend, I finally had the chance to check out some LGBTQ+ movies I’ve been meaning to watch. One of these was Romeos, a German film that follows young trans guy Lukas as he navigates the difficulties of hiding his trans-ness from the people around him.Continue reading “Romeos: When Cis Actors Play Trans Characters”
Greetings yet again, and welcome to another installment of Trans Book Club! Today we’re looking at The Witch Boy series, a trilogy of graphic novels that, while not overtly trans, are nonetheless super-duper trans. And also just enjoyable and nifty and awesome, so. Here we are.Continue reading “Trans Book Club: The Witch Boy”
Welcome to yet another installment of Trans Book Club! Up to now, we’ve been looking primarily at fiction, but today we’re venturing into memoir with what is not only my favorite trans memoir, but one of my favorite books in general. Venture below to read more!Continue reading “Trans Book Club: Sorted, by Jackson Bird”
Thought I’d mix things up a bit today and talk about a game I recently very much enjoyed playing, despite the fact that it got Backstreet Boys stuck in my head for days. What game is this, you ask (having apparently not read the title of this post)?Continue reading “Game Review: Tell Me Why”
Greetings, friends, and welcome to another installment of Trans Book Club! Today we’re going to be looking at the imaginative and affirming YA novel Euphoria Kids, by Alison Evans. I can honestly say that this was a book unlike any I’ve ever read, and while I do have a few small critiques, overall I really, deeply enjoyed it. Venture below for more!Continue reading “Trans Book Club: Euphoria Kids”
Hello, friends, and welcome to another thrilling edition of Trans Book Club! Last time we talked about Peter Darling, a trans reimagining of Peter Pan, and today we’ll be looking at Peyton Thomas’ Both Sides Now, a YA novel that involves a young trans man, a national debate, and a great deal of humor and heart.Continue reading “Trans Book Club: Both Sides Now”
Greetings, friends. In the interest of posting some actual content on this blog, I thought it might be fun to start going through the multitude of trans-related books I have in my possession and saying a thing or two about them. Most of the trans books I’ve read over the last year or so have been memoir, but today we’re going to be delving into one of the few fiction offerings I’ve sampled: a wild and wonderful trans reimagining of Peter Pan called Peter Darling.Continue reading “Trans Book Club: Peter Darling”
So, I woke up this morning to this pleasant message regarding my Twitter account: Yes, friends, it’s true. You are reading the words of a Twitter criminal. So now, naturally, I’m scanning through my tweets to see what could possibly have triggered this suspension. Was it my link to Jon Stewart’s rant about how deep dish pizza isn’t really pizza? Was it when I announced … Continue reading T.J. Baer: Twitter criminal at large
A few months ago over spring break, my roommate went out of town on vacation and I found myself with the apartment to myself (and no classes to teach) for a solid week. I used this time to start work on a story I’ve been wanting to tell for a long time: Namely, a trans guy coming out and learning to live life as himself. Perhaps because this was a sort of written exorcism of my own feelings, I ended up writing the entire novel in that one week, a feat I have never before accomplished (and suspect I never will again).Continue reading “Sneak Peek: Dreamers (Trans YA Novel)”
Welcome, friends, and thank you for joining me for yet another thrilling edition of Random Queer Storytime, that all-too-frequent occasion when I launch into a random tale of my past that exemplifies both my queer/trans-ness and the fact that I was impressively oblivious as a young person.
In today’s episode, we learn about a dance, an ex, and an ill-fitting suit that finally cracked the closet door open — before I slammed it shut again and shoved myself in deep enough to get a glimpse of Narnia. But that’s another story for another day.Continue reading “Random Queer Storytime: The Suit”
Greetings, friends, and a very merry Veganuary to you! After the approximately 500 years that comprised 2020, it’s nice to take a clean step into 2021 and entertain a shred of optimism that this year may be better. And while we can’t control what The World at large does, we can at the very least somewhat control the “better” in our own lives. And one way to do that is via what we eat.
When it comes to going vegan, most people exist somewhere on the spectrum between “ugh, never” and “tHiS iS tHe BeSt ThInG eVeR!1!” As with most folks, I myself started on the “ugh, never” side and am now firmly entrenched in the “best thing ever” camp.
But why? Why go vegan? Could we perhaps have the reasons in a handy list format that makes everything clear and easy to read?
So, I’d like to start off by saying that it is 100% possible to be trans without spending your childhood despising all that comes with your assigned gender, and not everyone who identifies as transgender has the same “I always knew I was *insert gender here*” narrative. There’s no such thing as being “trans enough,” and you can identify as trans without ticking a single box on the What People Usually Expect Of Trans People list.Continue reading “Transgender Diaries: Entry 1”