Category Archives: Family, Friends, Allies

Interest items specific to the family, friends, and allies of transgender individuals.

Transgender Day of Rememberance 2016



Fear of the Future

Tuesday, November 8, 2016, was a monumental and historic event when it comes to elections. On Wednesday, November 9, 2016, the entire country began processing their emotions regarding the election of Donald Trump to the office of President of these United States of America. But what happens now? Continue reading Fear of the Future

Deciding the Future

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016, we as a nation will be deciding on who will be leading our country into the future for the next 4 years. On the ballot, not only are we deciding on the very ugly presidential question, but in many states there will also be important decisions to make about the future of the transgender community. And in many of these states, the debate about transgender issues, rights, and freedoms has become very heated. Continue reading Deciding the Future

TVEN Writers Wanted


What do all of these people have in common: writers, poets, journalists, scientists, motivational speakers, comedians, actors(resses), and You??


They ALL have a story to tell. Continue reading TVEN Writers Wanted

To See or Not to See

This play on Shakespeare’s classic line, “To be or not to be,” is a very important question in the transgender community. On the one hand, as a community we want all of the visibility. We want to be seen as equal and part of the rest of the human race (which we are and always have been). We want the same rights and freedoms that cisgender individuals get to experience each and every day. We want to be recognized and respected for who we are. Continue reading To See or Not to See

We All Have a Past

Recently a friend asked me a question about pronoun usage that we don’t always think about. When a person comes out as transgender and starts using their new chosen name and pronouns, how do we refer to them in the past tense?

This is one of those topics that can get very confusing very quickly. While the topic seems to be pretty straight forward on the surface, there are a few things we should try to keep in mind about what is under the surface. Continue reading We All Have a Past

New Beginnings

With each new day that we are presented with, we are also presented with opportunities or new beginnings.  Some of you may have already been familiar with our Facebook page which we started in April of 2015. With this new website,, we are discovering a chance for a new beginning. Continue reading New Beginnings