Cleaning house

It’s said that moving home is one of life’s most stressful experiences, and I think I’m quite inclined to agree with that. By now, I’ve mostly lost count of exactly how many times I’ve moved, but each time I do, I certainly think it’s been quite enough. Being a medical doctor, and working in multiple Read more about Cleaning house[…]

Seeing double

I’ve certainly spoken before about double standards; generally those that are found in the context of navigating society as a very open, visibly¬†queer or trans person. For example, how it’s much more difficult for us to access safe & dignified healthcare, or how many hoops we have to jump through in order to get identity Read more about Seeing double[…]

Happy straight-romance day

So I know that Valentine’s Day is a corporate, capitalist, money-making scam that seeks to exploit our vulnerabilities and weaknesses for commercial gain. I think by now that we all – or at least most of us – do. But, nonetheless, the phenomenon remains a significant entity within most of Western culture. I mean you Read more about Happy straight-romance day[…]

Things I learned in 2016

The holiday season is upon us, and I know just how difficult that can be for so many, especially those in the queer community. And I think that this year is perhaps especially difficult, given the nature of some of the events that have taken place in 2016. For many of us, end-of-year reflection and Read more about Things I learned in 2016[…]

On the importance of hashtags

You might not have noticed this about me, but I am a millennial. There’s no point even trying to deny it. If I don’t have a selfie, I wasn’t there. A cup of coffee doesn’t exist unless it’s on Instagram. If it doesn’t have a hashtag, it isn’t important, and if you decided to call Read more about On the importance of hashtags[…]

Ace is the loneliest number

So it’s Asexual Awareness Week this week – which means it’s probably fitting that I spend a bit of time musing on the whole ace thing. I fly the queer flag loudly and proudly, as I’m sure you know by now, and I claim a good few letters from the ol’ LGBTQIA+ alphabet soup in Read more about Ace is the loneliest number[…]

Queer Jew litany

I suppose I’m overdue for a long discussion on matters religious, especially considering how the Jewish high holy days are upon us. It’s a subject I’ve been avoiding, because oftentimes my own internal dialogue around these matters is far from clear – but, I think that over the past few weeks, I have managed to Read more about Queer Jew litany[…]

Core of conflict

Some days I can’t help but wonder, “Does it ever get any simpler?” Not all days. But some of them. The struggle is something that’s difficult to properly articulate – I suppose that’s always the case when you’re dealing with mixed feelings and not unequivocal ones, shades of gray rather than black or white, spectra Read more about Core of conflict[…]

The enemy within

I’m no stranger to transphobia. Or homophobia. Or queerphobia. I mean, you can call it what you will, but at the end of the day, there are a whole bunch of people out there who harbour prejudice towards other people, simply on the basis of those folks’ identities. As an activist – as a human Read more about The enemy within[…]

Hanging up some of my hang-ups

And another week has passed, for the stranger in a strange land. Life has been busy, chaotic, and taxing. But I survive, as I always do, one day at a time. There has been a lot of stress and anxiety – and that’s the sort of thing that scares me, because my dysphoria has been Read more about Hanging up some of my hang-ups[…]