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Transgender Traveler Questions… for trans masculine travelers

In the past couple of months, I’ve gotten a couple of inquiries from folks asking for advice on traveling transgender.  These happened to be trans masculine folks who were specifically asking about what to do with their packies.  In each … Continue reading

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New TSA Guidelines for Transgender Travelers

I’ve finally had a moment to read the new TSA guidelines for transgender travelers and I have to say, it looks pretty good.  At least at some levels, there seems to be some genuine understanding and recognition of our needs … Continue reading

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Airport Security (again): another chapter in the story of my packy and the TSA

Well, it happened again, for the first time since my post holiday incident in 2010.  I’ve been through airport security several times since then, through the old-fashioned metal detectors and at least once through the newfangled body scanners with no … Continue reading

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Airport Security and Gender Deviance.. different people, different approaches

Folks who’ve been reading this blog for a while know my story about getting special attention from TSA due to my packy being seen — and not understood — by a full-body scanner.  This was before the latest rash of … Continue reading

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The latest hubbub about airport security, and why it might not change much for me and other trans/genderqueers

You’ve probably heard about the recent changes to airport security and the outcry from far and wide about privacy and health concerns around the new full body scanners.  If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you already know … Continue reading

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Latest from Homeland Security on my cock

Yes, it’s true, I’ve been in conversation with Homeland Security about how to limit the hubbub around my packing cock the next time I go through SFO’s security checkpoint. For the original story of how I got special attention from … Continue reading

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Exposing My Self to Airport Security

[Ed Note:  this story continues to get a high volume of interest, months after being posted. Please take the time to read the whole post as well as the accompanying comments.  There are questions and criticisms in those comments that … Continue reading

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