Remember Trystan and Biff? They're the parents of Leo Murray Chaplow, who was born this past July. What makes their birth story a bit different is the fact that Trystan Reese, a transgender man,…gave birth to Leo with his partner Biff Chaplow. Recently, Reese opened up about the entire process in The Cut, as a way to help other transgender families and parents, and raise awareness for people who may not understand what it's really like. In general, both Reese and Chaplow have been extraordinarily candid about their experiences, documenting their parenting… >> Read More
So. It turns out that my oldest knows all about reproduction, but she doesn’t actually know the word sex.
Or, at least, she knows one meaning of the word. Not the one you might expect.
About…a month ago, when the Vancouver parents who didn’t give their child a sex designation on the birth certificate had the media in an uproar, I was reading a newspaper article about Storm, the Toronto child whose parents chose not to let anyone know their baby’s sex so that the child could make that choice… >> Read More
It's official: Trystan Reese, a transgender man, has given birth to a baby boy with his partner Biff Chaplow. Their son, Leo Murray Chaplow, was born on July 14. The couple, who have been together…for seven years, live in Portland, Oregon. While Leo is the couple's first biological child, parenting is nothing new for them, as they already have children: They adopted Chaplow's niece and nephew in 2011. It's been reported that both Leo and Reese are doing well post-birth. In general, the couple have been public about their experiences,… >> Read More
Like so many I have been captured by Jill Soloway’s “Transparent” since Season One. It is very hard for me to stop myself from binge watching each season of the show about a Jewish family whose…father comes out as trans. The show’s characters are flawed, yet lovable; it is audacious and fabulously written--and in many ways, it is the most Jewish TV show I’ve ever seen. For instance, its intimate depictions of Jewish burial, prayer services, and even a mikvah, are fantastic. But the trailer for the new season of… >> Read More
By now, you've probably seen the terrible transphobic tweets Donald Trump blasted out this morning--announcing a ban on trans folks serving openly in the military. Naturally, this bigoted anouncement…has caused an uproar, especially from many in the LGBTQ community. In case you need a refresher: After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow...... — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2017 ....Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the… >> Read More