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Blog Oct, 14, 2015
The Butterfly Manifesto: How To Be Happy In A World That Is Trying To Kill You

A few summers back, I was surrounded by butterflies.

They were everywhere. On the windshield when we got into the car, hovering in front of the door to the house, filling the park every day I went—I entered a shimmering haze of them and they even began landing on me to rest.

Blog Aug, 05, 2015
Queer Reflections On The 2015 White House Conference On Aging

As the iron gates to the White House grounds opened at 8:45 on Monday morning, July 13, the assembled group of delegates to the 2015 White House Conference on Aging began joyfully streaming toward the security stations, the preliminary steps in gaining access to the hallowed halls where aging issues and policies for the next 10 years would be discussed.

Blog Jul, 20, 2015
Leaving The Catholic Church & Finding My Way Home

In the spring of 2014, I found myself in the last place I’d ever expected—the dark, close-set box of an old confessional. The wood muffled all other sounds as the priest slid open a little screen before me.

I knelt down and said I couldn’t remember the last time I was there, and I began to weep.

Blog Jul, 15, 2015
Open Letter To Deniers Of Transgender Existence

So you believe that biological sex and gender identity are always inextricably linked. This, in spite of the fact that science is absolutely clear that they are not. This, in spite of the fact that the American Psychological Association, the American Medical Association, and the American Psychiatric Association are absolutely clear that they are not.

Blog Jun, 25, 2015
“Enough! Enough. This is not for you.”

On Wednesday, June 25, 2015, Jennicet Gutiérrez, a transgender woman of color who is undocumented, called on President Obama to release LGBTQ immigrants from detention centers at the White House Pride Reception.

Blog Jun, 17, 2015
Discovering Abby & Becoming Myself

It was the day after Thanksgiving 2006. My entire extended family had gathered at my brother’s “cabin” on the banks of the South Fork of the Snake River for a traditional turkey dinner the day before. My mother and step-dad went home to Pocatello after dinner, but the rest of us stayed overnight, sleeping on couches or wherever else we could find a soft spot.

Blog Jun, 09, 2015
The Price Of Authenticity

They say freedom isn't free. This is something I know very well. Authenticity is also not free. Lack of authenticity has its cost, as well. The price of authenticity is often added to the cost of living inauthentically and the burden is carried by everyone whose life touches any human being for whom the struggle for authenticity is also a struggle for life and death.

Blog May, 08, 2015
The Future Of Faith From A Trans-Man's Perspective

It's 9:30 on Sunday morning. I show up to work with my shirt buttoned to the collar and my boots shined to a glossy black. I choose not to wear a tie most Sundays. The chain on my wallet swings freely from my back right pocket as I swagger in, copy of the liturgy in hand.

Blog May, 01, 2015
Wild Wise Woman

I believe transgender people are highly spiritual beings and for centuries have been systematically removed from our divinely ordered place in society.