Last month, my spouse and I attended a graduation dinner and ceremony for her sister who had just finished her masters in social work.  It was at a banquet hall in a fancy hotel downtown. Before heading out, we engaged...
A Pentagon directive that would have allowed transgender applicants to join the military is now facing indefinite delays. According to a report by the Military Times, the Defense Department is facing a July 1st deadline to fully implement the Obama...
Starting HRT-Jude Samson-Transgender Universe - Jude Samson describes what it is like for a transgender person to finally get their hormone replacement therapy.

Starting HRT

One would imagine that appearing happy wouldn’t be something that stands out but, as it happens, so many people are genuinely unhappy with their lives and trans folks are not only among them, the “unhappiness” factor has permeated so...
The beginning of transition is a stressful time. Not only for the person transitioning, but for their partner too. We are asked to dive into a life we know nothing about and accept what is to come. Many spouses...
Depending on where you look it up, the definition of femininity is usually defined as the quality of being female. You may also hear it referred to as girlishness or womanhood. Whatever name you want to give it, femininity...
Anmarie Calgaro, a Minnesota mother who filed a lawsuit to prevent her transgender daughter from transitioning, had her case dismissed by a federal judge. Calgaro filed a federal lawsuit back in November against her 17-year-old daughter along with her school...
When my surgeon’s office called and left a message telling me the insurance approved my surgery, I couldn’t dial back fast enough. I was standing alone in my living room, phone to my ear, shaking. With my messy handwriting...
When I was approached to write a weekly article for Transgender Universe I must say, I was excited. I thought back to how lonely I felt at the start of my wife's transition. How I had no one to...
When you transition, there is the real possibility that your sexual preferences can change. It is a subject of great debate within our community. Some people say that we become more accepting of who we always were deep inside,...
Transgender woman and Army Intelligence Analyst Chelsea Manning was released from Fort Leavenworth disciplinary barracks in Kansas on Wednesday. Manning was convicted for leaking classified government documents and videos to WikiLeaks in 2010. She has spent the last 7 years...