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  • Object Transference

    Object Transference
    I’m a 20-something genetic male. I thought for a while that I might be trans, but I ended up deciding that while I hate my masculine features and like girl clothes and want to be “cute,” I have no desire to be female and don’t want to have breasts or a vagina. I also don’t identify with a particular sexual orientation, as I don’t find the concept useful. I’ve been with both boys and girls, and currently I’m with a trans girl. I’ve never been a fan of real-people pornography, but recently I’ve found myself indulging in trans-girl porn. Is it insensitive to have a predilection for trans girls? My girlfriend wants to get sex-reassignment surgery (SRS) in the future, and while I support her wholeheartedly and have never said anything to indicate otherwise, I think she knows that I’m happy with her current set of equipment and I don’t have any desire for her to go through with SRS. I believe she resents me for this. But this isn’t a relationship question. My question is more of a catchall: Is it insensitive, as a rule, to be attracted to trans (or intersex) girls? I like to think of myself as sexually progressive, and I don’t want to objectify or disrespect anybody. I just think trans girls are real cuties.
  • Tourist Attractions

    Tourist Attractions
    “Baltimore,” the song by Randy Newman from the 1970s, features a hooker, a drunk, and a refrain—“Man, it’s hard just to live”—that struck enough of a chord with the likes of Nils Lofgren, Nina Simone, David Gray,...

    A new book looks at the state of gay equality

    Last month, Maryland's northern neighbor had a watershed moment for LGBT rights: U.S. District Judge John E. Jones ruled that Pennsylvania's ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional, and conservative governor Tom Corbett confirmed that he would not...

    Transgender People, Terps, Qayum Karzai, Teens, and $RB 6/4/2014

    Transgender People, Terps, Qayum Karzai, Teens, and $RB 6/4/2014
    ++++++++++++++++++++ || || || || 1 Transgender People A conservative group's attempt to overturn Maryland's transgender rights bill, which bars discrimination in housing and employment and is scheduled to take effect Oct. 1, failed when the group...

    The State of Queer Politics

    The State of Queer Politics
    Meredith Moise has spent a lifetime working as a community organizer and offers a unique perspective on what has changed over the years and whether things have gotten better for LGBTQ folks. "For some of us, for gay white men, it is getting better,"...