Jay Sennett

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Clothing for a Transgender Man – A Beautiful Form of Politeness

Years later a blog post would read: When it comes to dressing well, American culture is so self-fulfilled that it is not only disregarded, this …

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.A transgender man enters a …

Transsexual

Colossally Dumb Reason Why I’m a Transgender Man

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

Transgender

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.The realization that I …

Transsexual Man Becomes the Subject of His Life

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

Transsexual

Transgender and Bisexual Solidarity

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

LGBTQI

Transgender Man Shares Powerful Words About Body Shame

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

Transgender

Transgender Gender Revolt (NSFW Version)

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

Transgender

Transgender Revolt Manifesto

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

Transgender

Transgender Man Revisits His First Days on Hormones in 1996

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

Social Media

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 …

Transsexual

Transgender Super Hero/ine Asks: What Do You Know About Gender?

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

Google Search

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.We were allowed to choose a topic …

Transsexual

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 …

LGBTQI

Transgender People: Your Unconditional Right to Creativity

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

Transgender

A Female to Male Transsexual Asks What’s My Gender, Again

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

Transsexual

The Value of Unsurpassed Transgender Self-Love

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

Transsexual

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 …

Thomas Jefferson

The Bottom Line on Disclosing Our Transgender Histories

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

LGBTQI

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 …

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 …

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 …