The Politics of Transitioning

The Politics of Transitioning: Transition… to What?

Is it your responsibility to live openly as “Transgender”? BY STEPHANIE HALL There is an unfortunate trend within the Trans community for some Transgender persons to make value judgments about others in the community based upon whether one chooses to live openly as Transgender, or to live in what some call “stealth” mode. As commonly…

Achieving a Smooterh Transgender Transition

Achieving a Smoother Transgender Transition: Five Things to Consider

BY STEPHANIE LYNN HALL For those in the midst of transgender transition, it’s often a great time for reflection and an opportunity to conduct a personal inventory of where you’ve been, where you are, and where you want to be.  As those who are transgender know very well, all of life’s nagging problems, both large…

finding the missing piece of the puzzle of your transgender life

Transgender Love: Finding The Missing Piece of The Puzzle

Beyond transition, transgender persons need to love and be loved.   There is a time early in transition when everything is in front of you; the future is completely open and the possibilities are unlimited. Nothing can happen fast enough, and as you progress and begin to see the real you for the first time…

Gender Binary Boogeyman

PART 2: What Makes Gender? – Beware the Gender Binary Boogeyman

BY STEPHANIE HALL [ “Read PART 1: What Makes Gender?” ] Many Transgender advocates, activists and columnists rail against the so-called gender binary as if it were a prison preventing them from expressing themselves and their gender as they feel and believe they and other Transgender persons should be free to do. These voices continually…

What Makes Gender

PART 1: What Makes Gender? How Science and History Collide with Evolving Ideas of Gender Identity

BY STEPHANIE HALL The social networking website Facebook recently made headlines with their announcement that they will provide the option for users to select from over 50 different gender identifiers, as well as select their preferred pronoun. This action is being heralded by the LGBT Community, while being ridiculed by others. Though laudably inclusive and…

Attorney Stephanie Hall of Gender Wellness of Los Angeles

The Double-edged Sword of Transgender Rights Victories

In last months’ posting I summarized the major regulatory and statutory advancements won for Transgender Rights in the State of California and for the nation.  The year thus far has been one of great strides made in the advancement of the humanization and normalization of those who are Transgender.  With the APA’s decision to depathologize…