Candidly Transgender

These are the latest posts from my blogs relating to all things transgender. You can view older posts of this Blog Here

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  • Transgender Women Are Everywhere, and People are Talking
    by (Brianna Austin) on June 13, 2018 at 7:14 pm

    It didn't seem that long ago that transgender women were a novelty: "wow, she is gorgeous, can you believe she was once a man?" But with time novelties fade into everyday ho-hum. But there is now a rise in visibility and, there is a rise in the dialogue in support and against.Read more » […]

  • Where to Go For Pride Month
    by (Brianna Austin) on June 13, 2018 at 6:58 pm

    Pride is a time when we come together with the larger LGBTQ community to celebrate us. While onlookers think we're flaunting our deviance, we're actually celebrating being free to be who we are. Here is a list of where the best pride events are happening.Read more » […]

  • The Transgender Topic Back in the New
    by (Brianna Austin) on January 17, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    The headlines were crackling with contempt for the Trump administration today as the administration shied away from its campaign promises to protect the community.Read more » […]

  • A new Sissy Social Network
    by (Brianna Austin) on January 15, 2018 at 5:00 pm has launched a new site at, which is focused on sissy maids, feminized domesticated husbands, sissy babies, sissy little girls, and Lolita bois, for example.Read more » […]

  • When We Rise Up
    by (Brianna Austin) on December 30, 2017 at 11:51 am

    When ABC solicited transgender story pitches for the network Black couldn't believe it. He had labored to get MILK produced (Focus Features eventually picked it up), none of the networks interested in the historical iconic figure.  Now they were looking for trans stories. Unbelievable.Read more » […]

  • 'Pose' To Feature Most Transgender Actors Ever
    by (Brianna Austin) on December 28, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    Hmm, what does that actually mean? Can someone be more transgender than someone else? Read more » […]

  • Court Blocks Trump's Transgender Military Ban
    by (Brianna Austin) on December 28, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    President Trump caught the entire military by surprise when he tweeted some months back that transgender people would be barred from joining and serving in the military. In a rare circumstance it looks like the courts are going to support the trans community despite the Commander In Chief's opposition to it.Read more » […]

  • What Dad Really Wants
    by (Brianna Austin) on October 24, 2017 at 7:01 am

    For all those dads out there in the closet, I feel your pain. I too spent 40s in the closet before coming out. Father's Day we get ties and shirts and boxer shorts, when what we really want is pretty things that no one ever gave us. So just for you, here are some virtual gifts that you can carry in your mind's eye, and for brief moments dream of that life you long for.Read more » […]

  • Brianna Austin Status Updates
    by (Brianna Austin) on August 15, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    I was back in NYC for a few months in June and July, and it was so good to meet up with friends and revisit some of my old haunts. I got to hang out with Crissy, was really thrilled to get the free time to join Fran on Fire Island to see a great show. And, after  long period of inaction, I'm re-engaged in getting all my content, websites and social media organized so that I can actively start posting again.  So here is what's new.Read more » […]

  • Should We Have Transgender in the Military
    by (Brianna Austin) on July 30, 2017 at 6:35 am

    As you all know by now, President Trump, two words that still don't seem right in the same sentence, issued a Tweet that transgender people would no longer be allowed to serve in the military.  Kristin Beck, a former Navy SEAL took exception.  Other veterans have voiced their opinions, and the Pentagon -- after the president said consulted with his generals and experts -- said they had no idea what he was talking about. So it's time once again for romper room politics.Read more » […]

  • Defining Normal
    by (Brianna Austin) on June 26, 2017 at 2:55 am

    Many years ago, Johnny Carson, being the recipient of a Sally Fields practical joke, looked at her and said, "You really aren't normal are you?" She playfully responded, "Well Johnny, I guess normal is as normal does!" It was a cute punch line and yet beneath the surface made a larger statement.Read more » […]

  • L.I.R.R. Impacted by Gender Rules
    by (Brianna Austin) on June 25, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    With transgender people and their rights to fair and equal treatment are thrust into the national discourse. there are many issues that are not longer so clear.Read more » […]

  • it Wasn't Activists, but Rather Sports That Rattled NC's Cage
    by (Brianna Austin) on April 2, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    We were all a bit stunned last year when North Carolina passd the infamous 'bathroom bill.'  The debate gripped the nation and spurred a national dialogue. The ideas spread across the country as 16 states had some variation of a bathroom bill of their own. Now that NC has repealed their bill, the fallout is just getting started.Read more » […]

  • Free Name and Gender Marker Legal Clinics
    by (Brianna Austin) on April 2, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    In addition to their upcoming synposium on April 28th, TransOhio  is providing these free legal clicnics to nearly 250 communnity members, helping those unable to afford the costs for legal filings and applications due to hardships. They provide this funding through grant funding.   Read more » […]

  • Are You Transparent?
    by (Brianna Austin) on March 4, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    When I finally looked in the mirror and admitted to myself that "I am transgender," that my actions are not momentary lapses of sanity, life changed. Because at it's core, it is self-awareness that changes everything.Read more » […]

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