That’s the best way I can describe the one-of-a-kind edition of Symptoms of Being Human that’s currently available for bid at Leave A Mark Auctions with proceeds benefitting The Trevor Project, the nation’s foremost crisis intervention and suicide prevention safe space for LGBTQ...

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On Being Afraid in the Bathroom

The impetus to write Symptoms of Being Human came in late 2013. I was in a car with some friends and acquaintances when the driver–let’s call her Jane–brought up a court case pending in my county. A transgender student was suing the school district for the right to use the restroom/locker...

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Demystifying Gender Identity

I SAT DOWN TO WORK this morning and found myself unable to concentrate. I’ve been so surprised by some of the negative reactions to Caitlyn Jenner’s Vanity Fair cover that I was compelled to write this. It seems a lot of us are confused about what’s going on in the media with regard to transgender...

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