Sunday, March 29, 2015

Florida Southern!

A hearty congratulations to the 2015 Division II men's basketball champions Florida Southern College  Moccasins.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Division II Women's Basketball


                              CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA VULCANS              


Genevieve's Gems

Life is like dancing. If we have a big floor, many people will dance. Some will get angry when the rhythm changes. But. life is changing all the time.  

~Miguel Angel Ruiz, Mexican Author  (b. 1952)

Thursday, March 26, 2015


Congratulations to the Oklahoma City University Stars and the Morningside (IA) Mustangs on winning the NAIA Divison I & Division II Championships. A job well done!

Oklahoma City University Stars- 80
Campbellsville (Ky) Tigers- 63

Morningside (IA) Mustangs- 59
Concordia University (NEB) Bulldogs- 57

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Always Evolving

One of the aspects of being transgender is that you're always evolving. I expressed this point with a group of my trans sisters the other night. Just when you think you have something figured out, something comes along and squelches that thought. 

Trans is a prefix which means 'across', beyond' or the 'other side'. In my case, the other side is the best fit. I know what it is for women to go through some of the stuff that they do. Getting less pay, the feeling of being second class, and the demands to always look young. Trans gender women are still looked upon as novelties but that's changing , albeit slowly.

I have enjoyed life much more since coming out ten years ago. Just recently I saw how much I have changed and I didn't really notice it. When I sense a major shift coming into my life, at times it will cause me to ask many questions. Is it worth it? Is it some thing that will affect me and those around me? There are some questions that sooner or later I will have to answer. 

NAIA Division I Basketball Champions

                             NAIA DIVISION I MEN'S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS!


Naia Division II National Champions

Congratulations are in order for the Golden Eagles of Cornerstone University (Mich.) as they won the NAIA Division II men's basketball championship defeating the Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) Tigers, 66-45 on March 17th. 

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Division III Basketball Champions

Men's Champions!

Women's Champions!


March Madness

The Division 3 women's basketball championship takes place this evening. The George Fox University Bruins do battle with the Thomas More College Saints. 


March Madness

This is my favorite time of year. Basketball, and more basketball. Today the Division 3 men's basketball championship will be decided between the Augustana College (Ill.) Vikings and the Pointers of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.


Friday, March 20, 2015

Genevieve's Gems

Eyes and ears are poor witnesses to people if they have uncultured souls.

~Heraclitus, Greek Philosopher, (544 BC-483 BC)

Good News For Transgender New Yorkers

Victory! New York State Lifts Medicaid Ban on Transgender Health Care

March 19, 2015 - Transgender New Yorkers covered by Medicaid can now access the medically necessary health care they have been denied for nearly two decades! Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Department of Health have officially adopted a new regulation that ends the 17-year-old exclusion of transgender health care from New York’s Medicaid program

The new regulation, which formally took effect on March 11, eliminates a 1998 regulation which stated that coverage “is not available for care, services, drugs, or supplies rendered for the purpose of gender reassignment….” In 2013, TLDEF submitted a 38-page letter urging the state to rescind the 1998 regulation. The new regulation ensures coverage for many common treatments for gender dysphoria, the diagnostic term used to refer to discomfort or distress caused by a difference between a person’s gender identity and their sex assigned at birth. 

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Was Second Oldest Lighthouse In China

Constructed in 874 AD, Maota Lighthouse was the second oldest lighthouse in China. Located on Mao Island on the Mao River in Shanghai, Maota lasted 1128 years until was closed in 2002.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Monday, March 16, 2015

Went to a Wedding

This past Saturday I attended a wedding at the famous Riverside Church here in New York City. The former associate pastor of my church was being betrothed to his partner. It was the second same sex marriage I've attended.  It was a rainy day but our spirits were high.

It was a beautiful ceremony, one of the best I've attended in my life. Te cavernous main sanctuary was near filled to capacity. Afterwards, there was a punch and cupcake reception. Reverend Miller is a dynamic and creative individual. He created a dance team for the youth at our church. He was involved with fitness, the LGBTQI ministry, and number of other activities. I met his partner over a year ago and really like him very much.

There are a number of same sex couples at our church. Fort Washington Collegiate Church is an open and affirming church. I pray that there will be more same sex weddings.   

Friday, March 13, 2015

Genevieve's Gems

Dreams are today's answers to tomorrow's questions.

~Edgar Cayce, Celebrity (1877-1945)

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The Seasons and Transition

Spring reminds me that there is a transition from cold and snow to the blossoming of flowers and trees. The temperatures gradually get warmer. I have written a number of poems about the seasons and what each represents to me.

The seasonal changes is a parallel to the transition we as trans people make. There's the physical changes made. There's also the emotional transition. As I navigate through life I sometimes hits me the changes that have happened, often very subtle. At the trans women's group discussion I attend bimonthly it's wonderful when someone has success in an area of life that they have been struggling with. 

Seasons aren't stationary either. They just glide steadily along until the time comes when you notice the change. Seasons come and go and this spring is different from last spring. We can celebrate the changes we've made. We can continue to grow and live life without shame or guilt.

Saturday, March 07, 2015

Equality and Justice Day

I will be attending Equality and Justice Day in Albany, New York on  Tuesday, April 28th. I attended last year for the first time and found it rather interesting. I'm looking to get more involved because there are some issues that need to be addressed (GENDA is at the top of my list). 

I met a couple of my trans sisters there last year and I hope to do so again. I would love to see those politicians who say they support us become more visible in voice and and at protests. 

Friday, March 06, 2015

Genevieve Gems

It's one thing not to have an opportunity; it's other thing not to take advantage of the opportunities when it is presented.   

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

More Photos

Here are some more photos from the CUNY Indoor Track and Field Championship.

Monday, March 02, 2015

CUNY Indoor Track & Field Champs

A hearty congratulations to men and women's track and field teams of City College of New York. My wife and I were in attendance and enjoyed some wonderful performances. Below are photos of some of the athletes.