Ellen Krug Posts

Skirting The Issues: Death Gap Math

When I was younger, like in my 20s, 30s, and early 40s, the concept of death was relatively foreign, as in, “That’s so far away.” But not now. At 61, I’m thinking about death quite […]

Skirting the Issues: Ordinary Heroes

What makes for a hero? I’m talking real-life, human-inspiring heroes; not ones that social media manufactures or people to whom others latch on to because of their fame or money. Think humans who stand up […]

Skirting the Issues: Loving a Son

“Can I ask you a question?” The inquiry took me by surprise. It came from a heavyset mustached man named “Jim” who had provided tech support for my human inclusivity training session in Norfolk, Virginia […]

Skirting the Issues: Allies

I’ve written before about how transgender folks (and yes, even the great Ellie Krug!) need allies, particularly those who engage in “allyship”—the action part of being an ally. “Action” as in, “Hey dude, you just […]

Skirting The Issues: Dating Revisited

The last time I wrote about dating—in 2013, I believe—I lamented how exceedingly difficult it was to snag a date, let alone forge a real romantic relationship. Given that others told me I was relatively […]

Skirting the Issues: Lemonade

“Grossly misinformed.” That’s the most generous phrase I could muster as I read my friend John Townsend’s piece, “When GLBT Nonprofits Lose Their Bearings” in the July 6 edition of this magazine. Take your pick—“transgenderism” […]

Skirting the Issues: Moose Lake

There is no Them. There are only facets of Us. — John Green, American author I’m standing in a room—a gymnasium, actually—posing for a picture with several GLBT- identifying humans in Moose Lake, Minnesota. Only, […]

Skirting the Issues: Pride 2017: Random Thoughts

In this Pride month 2017, I have some random thoughts, queer and otherwise. First, after recently moving into a new condominium in downtown Minneapolis, I attended my first condo association meeting only to delightfully find […]

Skirting the Issues: Losing People

“There is no such thing as a Human Owner’s Manual.” I say those words at the start of every talk or training that I give. I do so because it’s true: we have no big […]

Skirting the Issues: Gavin Grimm

At this year’s Grammy Awards, transgender icon Laverne Cox interrupted her music star introduction to highlight the case of Gavin Grimm, a 17-year-old Virginia high school student who’s become the poster child for transgender rights […]

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