Gender dysphoria

Summer’s Gone – Legislature Adjourns Early – Results

Yes, summer’s gone as the Beach Boys’ mournful ode to the waning days of hot summer days reminds us (not yet in South Texas!) and so is the summer special season at the state capitol. “Sine die” adjournment was abruptly called by the Texas House leadership a day early last Tuesday, August 15th. By prematurely adjourning the Texas House without warning before the scheduled time and arrogantly ignoring the objections from the floor, denying members the right to vote on the early adjournment, Straus ensured the demise of the Governor’s priority legislation such as property tax reform, paycheck protection, privacy…


I Was Once Transgender. Why I Think Trump Made the Right Decision for the Military

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump tweeted that he wouldn’t allow transgender individuals to serve in the military: “After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you” (Jul 26, 2017) I think he made the right decision—and as someone who lived as trans-female for several years, I should…


The Politics of Gender Dysphoria

It’s come down to this …. the bathroom wars in America. Judging by the acrimonious legislative battle in Austin these past months, Texas is in the crosshairs of the second generation sexual revolutionaries looking to score another victory for freedom and diversity by recreating and redefining the nature of human beings. After all this is the 21st century, according to the progressives. “Get with it, people!” In the last one, contraception and abortion laws fell, homosexual attraction was erased as a pathological disorder from 1973 on as decided by some members of the American Psychiatric Association, the same year seven…


I was a Transgender Woman

It was a pivotal scene. A mom was brushing a boy’s long hair, the boy slowly turned his head to look at her. In a tentative voice, he asked, “Would you love me if I were a boy?” The mom was raising her boy to become a trans-girl. In that split second, I was transported back to my childhood. I remembered my grandmother standing over me, guiding me, dressing me in a purple chiffon dress. The boy in that glowing documentary about parents raising transgender kids dared to voice a question I always wanted to ask. Why didn’t she love…