Candidly Transgender

These are the latest posts from my blogs relating to all things transgender. You can view older posts of this Blog Here

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  • What Dad Really Wants
    by (Brianna Austin) on October 24, 2017 at 7:01 am

    For all those dads out there in the closet, I feel your pain. I too spent 40s in the closet before coming out. Father's Day we get ties and shirts and boxer shorts, when what we really want is pretty things that no one ever gave us. So just for you, here are some virtual gifts that you can carry in your mind's eye, and for brief moments dream of that life you long for.Read more » […]

  • Brianna Austin Status Updates
    by (Brianna Austin) on August 15, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    I was back in NYC for a few months in June and July, and it was so good to meet up with friends and revisit some of my old haunts. I got to hang out with Crissy, was really thrilled to get the free time to join Fran on Fire Island to see a great show. And, after  long period of inaction, I'm re-engaged in getting all my content, websites and social media organized so that I can actively start posting again.  So here is what's new.Read more » […]

  • Should We Have Transgender in the Military
    by (Brianna Austin) on July 30, 2017 at 6:35 am

    As you all know by now, President Trump, two words that still don't seem right in the same sentence, issued a Tweet that transgender people would no longer be allowed to serve in the military.  Kristin Beck, a former Navy SEAL took exception.  Other veterans have voiced their opinions, and the Pentagon -- after the president said consulted with his generals and experts -- said they had no idea what he was talking about. So it's time once again for romper room politics.Read more » […]

  • Defining Normal
    by (Brianna Austin) on June 26, 2017 at 2:55 am

    Many years ago, Johnny Carson, being the recipient of a Sally Fields practical joke, looked at her and said, "You really aren't normal are you?" She playfully responded, "Well Johnny, I guess normal is as normal does!" It was a cute punch line and yet beneath the surface made a larger statement.Read more » […]

  • L.I.R.R. Impacted by Gender Rules
    by (Brianna Austin) on June 25, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    With transgender people and their rights to fair and equal treatment are thrust into the national discourse. there are many issues that are not longer so clear.Read more » […]

  • it Wasn't Activists, but Rather Sports That Rattled NC's Cage
    by (Brianna Austin) on April 2, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    We were all a bit stunned last year when North Carolina passd the infamous 'bathroom bill.'  The debate gripped the nation and spurred a national dialogue. The ideas spread across the country as 16 states had some variation of a bathroom bill of their own. Now that NC has repealed their bill, the fallout is just getting started.Read more » […]

  • Free Name and Gender Marker Legal Clinics
    by (Brianna Austin) on April 2, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    In addition to their upcoming synposium on April 28th, TransOhio  is providing these free legal clicnics to nearly 250 communnity members, helping those unable to afford the costs for legal filings and applications due to hardships. They provide this funding through grant funding.   Read more » […]

  • Are You Transparent?
    by (Brianna Austin) on March 4, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    When I finally looked in the mirror and admitted to myself that "I am transgender," that my actions are not momentary lapses of sanity, life changed. Because at it's core, it is self-awareness that changes everything.Read more » […]

  • For all the sissys and sissy lovers, this is for you
    by (Brianna Austin) on March 4, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    I had created a Pinterest quite some time ago, with four different boards. "Are You Feeling Naughty Sissy," What to Wear," "Food For Thought, and "The Trans Divas."Read more » […]

  • Meslissa Says 'It's O.K. To Be Different'
    by (Brianna Austin) on March 4, 2017 at 11:21 am

    Not only is it O.k. to be differnet, I've often thought -- and said -- it is preferred. When we find our individual center to transcend the standard expectations of others, it is then that people begin to see "you" and not just the shell you reside in.  I came across an inteview of Melissa the other day, and the more trans stories I read the more they are all rooted in the same beginnings -- though the journey and destination may differ.Read more » […]

  • Lynn Conway Is Being Honored November 9th -- With it Streamed Live
    by (Brianna Austin) on November 1, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    Lynn Conway is a computer scientist and engineer who helped to pioneer modern information technology and is a leading advocate for transgender rights.Read more » […]

  • SF Transgender Film Festival
    by (Brianna Austin) on November 1, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    If you like touching and funny films with a transgender theme, or simply need a good place to have a girls night out -- in public --, then the San Francisco Transgender Film Festival might be a good bet.Read more » […]

  • Does a Flip by Caitlyn Jenner Hurt the Community?
    by (Brianna Austin) on April 30, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    I had written a post some years ago called "Truth or Dare," In it I disclosed my estrogen experience, but also went on to discuss what it takes to keep going. Apparently Jenner never read it.Read more » […]

  • The Transgender Kids Are Changing Everything
    by (Brianna Austin) on January 17, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    There can be no doubt that that the Internet has change everything; it's transparency, volume of opinions, and immediate access has nitro-charged worldwide discussions. Transgender expression is no exception.Read more » […]

  • What's So Special About Caitlyn Jenner ... Everything!
    by (Brianna Austin) on June 21, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    For any of us who were born and evolved physically masculine and became athletic men, transition seemed unthinkable growing up. And even for those that did make the transition journey later in life. we had a mountain of hurdles to overcome.Read more » […]

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