Sun Apr 30th, 2023 at 05:09:46 AM EST
As you may recall, Helen was the resident trans woman on this site since the early days until her untimely passing just under 18 months ago. With her gone, I should have picked up the mantle but that would have required me to out myself when I wasn't quite ready. Now, however, my social transition is complete as some of you who are my friends on Facebook may know already.
Frontpaged - Frank Schnittger
Over Helen's lifetime, acceptance of trans people improved a lot. But in the last five years or so things have started backsliding. The situation in places like the UK (often termed 'TERF island') and the US is now dire, with a veritable trans moral panic raging. Accordingly, you may expect me to resume blogging on trans politics, which is a topic Helen herself didn't really broach since 2008.
A few years ago, then-VP Biden [called] transgender discrimination [the] 'civil rights issue of our time' at a campaign event for the reelection of Barack Obama. Little did he know.