Tag Archives: transgender

Self-Care, Mothering, More on Cognitive Dissonance (plus Cornea Transplant)

Pardon me while I collect my thoughts.  I have several competing notions, all vying for the spotlight.  As I was shuffling the quizzical stockpile of flickering thought-gasps, I stumbled upon this article: The inspiration for Norman Bates? Alfred Hitchcock pictured … Continue reading

Posted in Akpek, Alfred Hitchock, betrayal, cataract, cognitive dissonance, cornea, cornea transplant, glaucoma, Greenbelt, lying, Maryland, Paula Khier, Paula Simmons, Paula Vanzetti, psychopath, psychopathy, Shoreham-by-Sea, transgender, transgendered, West Sussex | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Ally Moms (For Parents of Transgender Children)

Sharing this for Leelah Alcorn and Brandon Teena and all the young lives that have been lost.  Follow the link below… Ally Moms. Terms and Conditions of Use All content provided on this DogDharma blog is for informational and entertainment purposes … Continue reading

Posted in Brandon Teena, family, father, fatherhood, FTM, gender identity, GLBT, Leelah Alcorn, mother, mother of transgendered child, mothers, MTF, transgender, transgendered, transitioning, transmasculine | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“My Death Needs to Mean Something” — Leelah Alcorn

The heartbreaking suicide of Leelah Acorn is making a storm in the news and in social media.  A small sample of articles: #BBCtrending: Leelah Alcorn’s public suicide note from BBC: So starts a suicide note written by Leelah Alcorn, a … Continue reading

Posted in Don McLean, family rejection, family secrets, FTM, GLBT, Leelah Alcorn, MTF, starry starry night, suicide, transgender, transgendered | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

What’s My Name? (Gotta Laugh, Gotta Love…)

Names, again!!!  🙂  Okay, so I did my post on Gloria, right?  What I didn’t mention exactly was that I always hated my name, even before being transgendered was at the tip-top of my consciousness.  There was not being able … Continue reading

Posted in bisexual, FTM, Gale Gordon, gay, Gayle, GLBT, Gloria, humor, lesbian, LGBT, Lucille Ball, MTF, name, names, naming, Rihanna, transgender, transgendered, what's my name | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments


My birth forename was “Gloria” — shhhhh….  Now that I’ve told you, I’ll have to twist your knickers if you repeat it!! Can you begin to imagine a worse name being given to a girl child who would identify as … Continue reading

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What’s Your Name? (Transgendered People and Bigamists)

I have long been intrigued by names and naming practices.  Believe it or not, there’s a whole academic sub-field of linguistics devoted to the study of names and naming practices — it’s called onomastics.   Here in the United States, … Continue reading

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I’ve Been to the Moon and Back…

Is nothing sacred?  Pause a moment and give that some thought…  The past few days, I’ve been rocked to the core, as Senator Diane Feinstein (Democrat representing the state of California) released the report on torture from United States Senate … Continue reading

Posted in bad guys, CIA, death penalty, Diane Feinstein, FTM, gay, GLBT, good guys, lesbian, LGBT, moon, MTF, politics, sacred, torture, transgender, transgendered | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment