Finding Leo: The Binder Adventure

By Leo Bancroft, PQ Monthly

I came out as trans in 2013. This revelation introduced a whole new level of questioning and much emotional energy invested in the question “Am I really trans?” I would review the DSM-IV definition of transgender …

Finding Leo: One Chest Hair Is Enough

By Leo Bancroft, PQ Monthly

 

I have been on testosterone for 21 months, and still only have one chest hair.  One.  It’s faint, and sometimes I need my glasses on to see it, but it’s there. Sigh. My facial hair status …

Finding Leo: Back to the Beginning

By Leo Bancroft, PQ Monthly

Coming out as trans, starting with my own self-realization on March 26, 2013, was both terrifying and liberating. Of course, I told Daniel first. A friend of many years, he is the one I call when …

Get OUT! December/January Must do list.

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Saturday, December 19

Inferno’s Ugly Sweater Party! A private party for women and the trans community: Now that you’ve swapped your summer wardrobe for …

Finding Leo: Light a Candle

When I look back over 2015, there were many bright moments. I had a few firsts in my life as a trans man: taking off my shirt in public for the Trans Pride March in June, wearing a tux for …

In Portland, Black Femme Lives Matter

By Samantha L. Taylor, PQ Monthly

 

This interview is an opportunity for PQ Monthly readers to familiarize themselves with Black Lives Matter Portland (BLM PDX) through the hearts of two of it’s members. I invited Ebony Oldham a graduate student at Portland …

Finding Leo: A Place at the Table

By Leo Bancroft, PQ Monthly

 

I love autumn leaves and pumpkins, turkey and mashed potatoes, my friends and my family. I really want Thanksgiving to be my favorite holiday. But anticipating that it will not be the ideal holiday I envision, …

Finding Leo: My Crotch and My Faith

I look with gratitude at my naked body that has carried me through this world for 40 years.

By Leo Bancroft, Special for PQ Monthly

              Disclaimer: This my own story and not intended to depict all trans experiences. You probably knew …