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Like Health Insurance

May 17, 2013
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Like Health Insurance

I have to admit, when I first heard about an Indiegogo campaign designed to raise money to help pay for a trans man’s top surgery, I scoffed. How could a guy ask people from the community to help pay for his transition? After all, I had to pay for my transition from my own...

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To Stealth or not To Stealth

April 17, 2013
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To Stealth or not To Stealth

 The term stealth refers to transgender people who pass as their desired gender at all times and have broken contact with everybody who knew their gender history. People who live stealth often reconstruct their personal histories to conceal their natal sex, leading people to believe they have always been male or female. I must...

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Offering My Umbrella

March 19, 2013
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Offering My Umbrella

 Maybe it’s a reflection of our times. Who is really unified nowadays? Voices of dissent are dividing our nation into smaller and smaller interest groups. So why wouldn’t the transgender community by any different? We’ve got those who hate the “transgender umbrella” because it lumps together a vast array of gender expressions and motivations,...

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Living Large

February 5, 2013
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Living Large

 For the most part, I feel I’ve done quite well assimilating to womanhood. I go through my day-to-day activities relatively free of hassle, not so many lingering stares and even fewer smirks from people who think they’ve read me. It’s not that I’m completely passable: I’m a large person (even by masculine standards), I...

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An Edifice of Hope

January 6, 2013
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An Edifice of Hope

Like many Oklahomans, I’ve had mixed emotions about the new Devon Tower. Mostly, I’ve been glad to see new development in downtown Oklahoma City, hoping the new skyscraper will be a sign of progress toward a more cosmopolitan outlook, an appreciation of diversity, and a more welcoming political climate. As the building rose higher...

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Tough as Nails – Snap Judgment #324

October 16, 2012
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Tough as Nails – Snap Judgment #324

http://snapjudgment.org/tough-nails Paula Sophia Schonauer was the star cop of her precinct when she was a man. But after transitioning and becoming a female, her colleagues on the force believed she was incapable of doing her job. How was she going to reclaim their respect? Paula Sophia is a writer, too–check out her work right here....

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Haunted by Tyra Hunter

October 16, 2012
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Haunted by Tyra Hunter

Tyra Hunter August 7, 1995 Washington D.C.   When I was a kid The Wizard of Oz frightened me, and I mean it gave me the heebee jeebees big time. It wasn’t the Wicked Witch or the flying monkeys as much as it was the old lady on the bicycle, the one who wanted...

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Reading at Beans and Leaves

October 13, 2012
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Reading at Beans and Leaves

Paula Sophia and Kid Vicious Reading at Beans and Leaves 4015 N. Pennsylvania, Suite B Oklahoma City, OK 73112 October 19, 2012, 7 pm  

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Left Behind

August 15, 2012
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Left Behind

 On August 16, 2004 David W. Virtue published an article on his website, Virtuosity, saying that Bishop Robert M. Moody of the Diocese of Oklahoma was “the first bishop in the 2000-year history of Christendom to ordain a transsexual to the Diaconate. The Rev. Paul Schonauer is now the Rev. Paula Schonauer following a...

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Politically Correct

August 7, 2012
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Politically Correct

Years ago, I joined the Masonic Lodge. I was drawn to the idea of apprenticeship, of subjecting myself to the tutelage of men who’d mastered the art of manhood. Over the course of two years I was instructed how to shape a cornerstone of character, about the need for proportion and balance in one’s...

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