Category Archives: Transgender

This category of My Writing includes my publications and BLOG entries about transgender issues and community.

My 10 Year Gender Anniversary

Today is a special 10 year birthday for me. It was ten years ago today that I took a little trip to Quebec, home of my grandmother, to find a little more peace with my life. It was a 12 … Continue reading

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Controversy continues over APA and gender variance

A Story by Renee Baker, Dallas Voice, Mar 11, 2010 Latest version of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual still includes gender variance as a disorder,recommends ‘reparative’ therapy Mental illness can carry a heavy stigma. It can destroy families, end careers, cause … Continue reading

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Survey: Trans people face much higher rate of job discrimination

A Story by Renee Baker, Dallas Voice, Feb 11, 2010. Problems even worse for trans people of color, study shows The National Center for Transgender Equality and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force have jointly released preliminary results from … Continue reading

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Trans woman seeks uterine transplant

A Story by Renee Baker, Dallas Voice, Jan 7, 2010 Sarah Luiz of The Colony, who’s no stranger to the media spotlight, aims to be world’s 1st trans mom THE COLONY — Each of us has a story or a … Continue reading

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Remembering the victims: TDOR services set in Dallas, Fort Worth to honor victims of violence

A Story by Renee Baker, Dallas Voice, Oct. 19, 2010 TDOR services set in Dallas, Fort Worth to honor victims of violence This week across the globe, more than 200 gatherings are taking place to remember those who were murdered … Continue reading

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Transitioning to acceptance

A Story by Renee Baker, Dallas Voice, August 6, 2009. Local transgender couple says remaining visible allows others to see that they’re human When Melanie Blumer transitioned to Oliver Blumer, his counselor recommended he allow his inner child to come … Continue reading

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Trans-cending time

A Story by Renee Baker, Dallas Voice, June 18, 2009. Tracing the modern transgender rights movement from its beginnings in the dress code reform of the 1800s up through Stonewall to today, when Texas A&M has honored trans advocate Phyllis … Continue reading

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