Jay Sennett

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Clothing for a Transgender Man – A Beautiful Form of Politeness

The Montgomery Ward catalogue – a now defunct retailer promising satisfaction guaranteed to all rural and urban customers across America – served as …

Clothing

Transgender Story: A Pink-Ruffled Shirt Makes the Man

A huge thank you to Chelsey Clammer for publishing my story “A Pink-Ruffled Shirt Makes the Man” on Nervous Breakdown.<p>A transgender man enters a …

Sexuality

Colossally Dumb Reason Why I am a Transgender Man

I’ve heard some doozy and dumb reasons why I transitioned.<p>This one still ranks as no. 1 and has for over fifteen years and is a variation of the …

LGBTQ

The Truth About Early Transgender Transition

The self-obsession I engaged in during my early days on hormones only became apparent in retrospect. Boy was I embarrassed.<p>The realization that I …

LGBTQ

Transgender and Non-Transgender Men Talk Masculinity

Below is a condensed version of the introduction to my book Self-Organizing Men.<p><i>Self-Organizing Men</i> draws its title from the work Chilean biologists …

Neurophilosophy

Transgender and Bisexual Solidarity and Support

Biphobia runs rampant in gay and lesbian communities.<p>Lesbians desert their bisexual friends, women they used to hang with when said women dated a …

LGBTQ

Transgender Man Shares Powerful Words About Body Shame

I spent many years pursuing a body fantasy.<p>Truly I believed hormones and some time would give me a GQ body. When that didn’t happen, a result of …

LGBTQ

Transgender Gender Revolt, the NSFW Version

Way back in 2010 I created a website called Revolutionize Your Gender.<p>I had wanted to disseminate slogans that made us transgender people feel …

Transgender

Your Transgender Revolt Manifesto for World Takeover

I created this manifesto in 2010.<p>We deserve an unapologetic revolution, one in which we display our fierceness and fabulousness. This manifesto …

Transgender

Transgender Men Revisits His Early Hormone Days – 1996

Yep, 1996 it was. Clinton, Friends and mom jeans ruled the land.<p>Those times seem like ancient history and as though they happened yesterday. The …

Sexuality

The Reason Transsexuals Hate Gender Identity Disorder

The real reason many transsexual and transgender people hate the DSM and GID?<p>We don’t want to be perceived as crazy.<p>I am NOT …

Mental Health

An Improved and Unusual Transsexual Origin Metaphor

In Color: A Natural History of the Palette, Victoria Findley writes that color arises through oscillating electromagnetic waves – comprising us, our …

Sexuality

Transgender Superhero : You Think You Know My Gender?

We need transsexual and transgender superheroes.<p>That realization prompted me to spend time honing my drawing skills, something I had neglected to do …

Sexuality

Transgender Short Story: The Sketchbook Project

In May of 2011 I completed my first story for the Art House Coop, the virtual extension of the Brooklyn Art Library.<p>We were allowed to choose a topic …

Sexuality

Transgender Man, 20 Years on Hormones, Talks Pronouns

Even after 20 years on hormones, hearing she can bring me up short.<p>My gender conditioning runs that deep, I guess. What I learned earliest I will …

LGBTQ

Transgender People: Your Unconditional Right to Creativity

Dear Transsexual, Transgender and Gender Queer People:<p>Creativity is your birthright.<p>Paint. Draw. Sing. Dance. Write. Photograph. Perform.<p>Find an …

Creativity

Huge Gift for Transsexual & Transgender People: Love

Dear transgender, transsexual and gender queer people:<p>Love your lover.<p>Even when you want to hate it, turn away from it, or worse, crush it, love your …

Sexuality

A FtoM Transsexual Asks What Is My Gender, Again

What is my gender, again?<p>I had an epiphany about this question.<p>I believe I’ve been fighting against my biology. For quite a long time …

Sexuality

The Absolute Value to Unsurpassed Transgender Self-Love

Boy how things change in seventeen years.<p>I made this video in the late 90s. Clearly I felt confusion and pain about transitioning and my …

Sexuality

A Perspective on Transgender Memoir: Where to Start?

Transgender memoir as published today traditionally requires my point of origin to be my birth or my childhoods. This fulfills a primary requirement …

Thich Nhat Hanh

The Bottom Line on Disclosing Our Transgender Histories

Jennifer Finney Boylan writes about the outing of Zeke Smith on Survivor.<p>She initially discounts the use of the term stealth, which she describes as …

LGBTQ

Strange Bathroom Logic of Transgender Opponents

I’m not sure transgender and transsexual opponents of our equal rights really understand their own bathroom argument.Carried to its logical …

Sexuality

A Fascinating Truth About Privilege

Sometime back in the late 90s I realized I had privilege and did not have privilege.How is such a thing possible?A good question given how we’ve come …

Transgender

Our Monumental Desire for the Binary Gender System

Playing around with a wide angle lens. Shot with a Canon 60D.We all need the binary gender systemAll of us, from non-transgender to gender queer to …

LGBTQ