Q&A: The Re-Segregation of America

Peter Schurmann, New America Media

EDITOR’S NOTE: After Mitt Romney’s defeat in 2012, the Republican Party determined that it needed to connect with the nation’s increasingly diverse electorate. But two years earlier, writes author Dave Daley in his new book Ratf**ked …

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: My Best Valentine

By Leo Bancroft, PQ Monthly

It’s raining outside.  I’m scrolling through Facebook past angry political posts and memes about cats.  And then I see a post from AIDS Walk Portland. Drawn in, I look at the photos from last summer. Blue …

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 …