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Halloween 2014 with Friends

Hi everyone. It has been a while since I have posted, and I am thinking about many things. I am hoping to share my thoughts in the near future.

But, all work and no play makes Jane a dull girl, so today here’s a Halloween photo gallery for you. I had the opportunity to get together with a bunch of friends for dinner and drinks, so here is a glimpse into the fun.

i'm not kellie maloney

Kellie Maloney Has Always Been Female But I Have Not

Kellie Maloney has been in the news lately – at least the British news. Formerly a boxing promoter named Frank Maloney, she has come out in her sixties as a woman. There has been little in the form of any backlash – which is great, and yet, The Independent took time out to deliver a little lecture on the use of language.

The article appears here: Kellie Maloney has always been female.

There’s a false idea out there that “men” just wake up one day and “decide” to become women. It’s not really like that, to be honest. I find it really bizarre when people preface questions with: “When you were a man” or ask me what it was like when I “was a bloke”. For a start I transitioned in my teens, so we’re hardly talking bloke territory, but honestly, I couldn’t tell you what it felt like when I “was a man” as I’ve never been one, inside.

I get it. However…

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reference material

Reference Material

Today has been a day of reading for me, as I have stumbled on some interesting articles. I want to post links to them here as reference material for myself and others looking for information on being transgender.

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trans march family

World Pride Trans March

The Trans March is a political event; it is a party; it is a chance to get out; it is an opportunity to re-connect with friends. And, it is a vehicle for teaching the world about who we are, how many of us there are and putting a face to what it means to be trans.

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six-some at World Pride 2014

World Pride 2014

Yesterday was the Trans March at World Pride 2014.

Looking around amid the throngs of people, it was amazing to see how our little straggly march of 3 years ago has morphed into quite a large event. We have gained acceptance from the main Pride event organizers and from the city, and now march on the same route as everyone else instead of being relegated, as we were, to marching through the gay village.

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