While in NYC, I met the coolest woman who opened her home to foster LGBTQ youth. All I can say is, I love children, I personally understand parental emotional abandonment, abandoned child syndrome, and I hope to one day settle down and start a family with someone who both understands and is willing to open … Continue reading LGBTQ Youth Foster Home
10/04/2017 I am taking a basic EMT certification class. Due to the tragic shooting in Las Vegas, New York is making sure it has the emergency protocols and trainings in place should something unthinkable happen. So, I showed up to class, and now I'm in the news, showing the use of tourniquets, and pressure dressings. … Continue reading Controlling Bleeding In An Emergency
If we could all start using "external condemns" and "internal condemns" instead of "male and female condemns", that would be fantastic. I've been lazy in the past, and used older terminology, so the effort is what counts most. Any and all use of these terms is a win. Also, birthing centers are for people who … Continue reading Language and Sexual Health Education
Under twilight light The trans flag transforms to just Shades of grey and white
I love my new volunteer work. I get to push for health clinics to implement gender neutral bathrooms, and help gender variant people feel more safe and comfortable. Less anxiety. Less emotional tax. I see how my work matters each and every day. Nihil de nobis sine nobis.
The noble eightfold path wheel of dharma is the traditional symbol of Buddhism. Zen Buddhism is a very unique philosophy/religion. I had a dream that the symbol of Zen, instead of the enso, was the letter Z. Perhaps this only works in certain languages (Japanese, English, French, etc). Either way, I dreamt of the letter … Continue reading Symbols
“Gays and Lesbians in our own society, while not the least well off with regard to income and wealth, are very badly off with regard to the social bases of self-respect.” Martha Nussbaum (Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago)
Men who identify as "Men Who Have Sex With Men" (MSM) are overlapping, but separate and distinct from men who identify as "gay". First, let's put aside the confusion that a person who identifies as a woman who sleeps with people who identify as women could also be considered "gay", and stick with people who identify … Continue reading MSM