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Transmissions: Slap a flag on it

Transmissions: Slap a flag on it

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith

This Pride season, I have a new enamel pin on my jacket, displaying the five stripes of the transgender pride flag. They are within the shape of Mickey Mouse's head.

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By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | May 19, 2021

I really don't want to talk about Caitlyn Jenner. Rather, I find myself in the unenviable position of having to write about Jenner. As a transgender writer in 2021, it is largely unavoidable, and as such, I am resigned to this fate.

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | May 5, 2021

For the moment, I want to speak to those readers who may not think of themselves as transgender.


By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | April 21, 2021

Right now, transgender people in America are under assault.

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | April 7, 2021

As I've written about many times before, we live in unprecedented times when it comes to trans rights.


By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | March 24, 2021

Two films on the American Film Institute's list of top 100 movies ever made have something in common.

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | March 10, 2021

Members of the right have a problem. For the last four years they have been able to stay safely tucked behind the insanity of the Trump presidency, knowing that as long as they stay quiet and toe the line, they'll be in power.


By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | February 24, 2021

There often comes a time when a nonbinary or transgender person comes out that a friend of theirs will cast them as being inherently brave or courageous doing so.

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | February 10, 2021

Like many, I watch more than my fair share of videos on YouTube, usually going between various cooking programs, music videos, and the occasional restoration video.


By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | January 27, 2021

A decade ago, I had a rare opportunity. Rushed onto a flight in the middle of the week, I made my way to Washington, D.C. I had been asked, quite at the last moment, to go to the White House to discuss transgender issues.

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | January 13, 2021

Around 2 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on January 6, a mob of pro-Trump forces, QAnon believers, Proud Boys, and others assaulted the United States Capitol, whipped up into a frenzy by weeks of propaganda and a speech by outgoing President Donald Trump.


By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | December 29, 2020

We have reached the end of 2020, and I am sure my feelings about the year easily match anyone who happens upon this column. Good riddance to such a difficult year, and don't let the door hit you on the way out.

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | December 16, 2020

Every so often I like to sit back and address my non-transgender readers, and help them understand trans issues, perhaps, just a bit better. This is one of those times.


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