Autumn Sandeen


Thoughts On Chelsea Manning’s Coming Out

By: Saturday August 24, 2013 3:07 pm

I have some thoughts on how Pvt. Chelsea Manning’s gender dysphoria was rolled out. Let me begin by saying I’m going to give, and I’m going to advocate for, respect for Manning’s chosen name and publicly embraced gender, and I’m going to use female pronouns and call her Chelsea. That; however, comes with a mixed [...]

Transsexual Separatist Slacktivism Doesn’t Win Legislatively

By: Friday August 16, 2013 6:23 pm

Call them classic transsexuals or women of operative history; call them true transsexuals or transsexual separatists — whatever you call them, you can also call them ineffectual slacktivists. Over at LGBT Weekly where I write the Trans Progressive column, the August 15, 2013 column is about this year’s California Transgender Advocacy Day. About fifty people, [...]

Progressive Talking Heads Not Talking About California School Success And Opportunity Act

By: Friday August 16, 2013 9:20 am

It’s kind of sad, really. Progressive talking heads on cable television aren’t talking about Gov. Jerry Brown (D-CA) signing AB 1266, the School Success and Opportunity Act. (The act will become law on January 1, 2014 — the tenth anniversary of California’s first transgender rights bill, AB 196, the Gender Nondiscrimination Act, becoming law.) From [...]

Transitioning Back To One’s Assigned Sex At Birth

By: Wednesday August 7, 2013 4:57 am

In the past few months there have been two public transitioners who transitioned first from men to women and then back to men. One was Michael Wallent (F.K.A. Megan Wallent; second transition announced in her March blog entry News), and the other was Don Ennis (F.K.A. Dawn Stacey Ennis; reported in the New York Post article [...]