Faces of Transphobia

My weekly column at Souciant this time is not Mideast related at all. In the wake of Chelsea Manning’s revelation about herself, I take a look at the progress that has been made on transgender issues and the long way we still have to go, particularly in communities that should already be much farther along, in my view. More than usual, I welcome your feedback, either online or you can message me directly through the contact link on this page.

We Can Be Heroes

My weekly column comes out today. It is, I do believe, by far the most personal piece I’ve ever written for public consumption. It’s got nothing to do with US foreign policy, the Middle East or anything like that. It is on Jason Collins, David Bowie, and my experience of years gone by. I hope you’ll check it out.