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URL :http://musingsonlifelawandgender.typepad.com/life_law_gender/
Filed Under:LGBT / Transgendered
Posts on Regator:51
This blog is retired.
Archived Since:March 23, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Trans & RadFems

A few weeks ago I got an email from my friend and former law professor, Catharine MacKinnon. She was reaching out to me for my reactions because others had reached out to her about one or more incidents of violence...

To think I'd let my daughters fly on this airline...

Spirit Airlines claims this ad was an innocent mistake. I might (but probably not) believe them if they could identify the island chain by name and exact location. By the way, I had to Google the term MILF to find...

Which way to go?

I recently represented a young (18) trans-woman who wished to change her first name to something that seemed to her to be more feminine. The judge initially denied her request (asserting that it seemed to him she was changing it...

Comments

When I quit blogging (so I was only gone 9 months -- did you miss me?) I decided to turn on the feature that requires comments be moderated. I'd never done this before, but I began to get so many...

A nice break

Today is Wednesday. The fact that it is Wednesday is important only to illustrate how nice our Thanksgiving break was. We quit work last Wednesday afternoon when I headed to the airport to pick up my two youngest daughters (that...

You've still got a little "man" in you...

One of the things I hate about telling people I'm transgender is that they seem to automatically then assume that every characteristic or trait that I have that does not conform to a stereotypical female is because I'm transgender. For...

Obviously...

Random posting has begun. I may (or may not) post more often. We'll see. Posts here will probably be largely about being transgender, lesbian, generally queer-related, or other political commentary. I maintain a blog over at Rainbow Law Center for...

Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 20 is Transgender Day of Remembrance. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this date and its significance, I urge you to check out the Remembering Our Dead website. Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) was first held t...

Superheroes

Your results:You are Spider-Man Spider-Man 95% Superman 80% Supergirl 67% Wonder Woman 67% The Flash 65% Batman 55% Hulk 55% Robin 54% Green Lantern 35% Iron Man 35% Catwoman 25% You are intelligent, witty, a bit geeky and have greatpower...

Veteran's Day 2007

I've written before about my feelings toward Veteran's Day and my honoring of veterans. I've also written before about my feelings toward Don't Ask, Don't Tell (long-time readers may even recall that I worked for the ServiceMembers Legal Defense Network...

Mixed Emotions

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) passed the House of Representatives yesterday, by a largely partisan vote of 235-184. The Act, which protects workers from job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, passed without the transgender inclusive language which would...

Letter to the Editor - DADT

The following is a letter I just submitted to both our local newspaper and Detroit's Free Press. In additon, I plan to march in our local parade, wearing my rainbow colors and carrying a placard calling for the end of...

Do you care? If so, please take action

Why 'Gender Identity’ in ENDA matters to me Of all the nouns that can be used to describe me – including woman, attorney, spouse, parent, homeowner, business owner – it is often the noun ‘transgender’ that sticks with people. And,.....

United ENDA

As a member of the board for the Washtenaw Rainbow Action Project (WRAP), I was proud to sign onto the following press release (I might have had a hand in writing it): WRAP Opposes Stripped-down Version of ENDA The Washtenaw...

Gender Identity or Expression at the University of Michigan

Well, after years of effort and pressure, it looks like the Regents of the University of Michigan will vote today to finally amend the University’s bylaws to prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity or expression (see President Mary...

Rest, my Mom

November 19, 1931 -- May 11, 2007 10:46 AM She held me at the moment of my birth. Today, I held her at the moment of her death. The last words she heard on this earth was Augie and me...

I passed

Pardon the interruption to my hiatus, but I had to post this for all those who went through this with me:

It's Time

My wish for you: Peace, love, compassion and forgiveness. I started this blog 3 years ago this month. I've written 700 posts since I made the transition from AOL (my first blog post is here) and I've had over 2,300...

And WE'RE Immoral?!

I was unable to attend this year's Servicemembers Legal Defense Network annual dinner due to my mom's illness. However, I wanted to see what happened so I hopped on over to SLDN's blog and followed a link back to Pam's...

Poll - AFA style

I haven't posted a poll in a while; and this is the first ever American Family Association poll I've ever posted, so I thought now was the time to correct those oversights. :) Click here to take the poll. Results...

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