Non-Binary Response

Over the course of the past few months, there have been a series of unpleasant exchanges regarding the status of nonbinary individuals in the transgender community. There have been claims that the Transgender National Alliance “hates nonbinary people,” and what follows is a response to that claim. In Whipping Girl, Julia Serano states that the term transgender is useful as …

#TransWivesMatter: Presidential Recognition and Honor for the Transgender Widow of a Fallen Firefighter

Nearly 6 years ago my firefighter husband, Captain Thomas Araguz, was killed in the line of duty. While this was a horrific tragedy, the torture continued as my marriage was voided and all of the support that most widows of fallen heroes receive disappeared. It seemed that because I was the “transgender widow,” no one wanted to show support for …