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To contact Jenny directly:
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Media

Jenny’s work appears regularly in the New York TimesMedium and many other major news outlets.

What is Sadness? What is Depression?
- by Jennifer Boylan

Two separate countries that share a common border. My NYT column for 5/13/18.

Let Them Eat a Constitutional Amendment
- by Jennifer Boylan

The Masterpiece Cake decision impels a constitutional amendment. My NYT column for June 4, 2018

What to Expect the 264th Month
- by Jennifer Boylan

Being a parent is hard, especially when you’re trying to figure out when to stop. MY NYT column for May…

Do Men or Women Enjoy Sex More?
- by Jennifer Boylan

To answer the question, I turned to greek mythology and modern science.  My column for the New York Times.

My Identity is Not Your Debate
- by Jennifer Boylan

Participating in a conversation about whether I exist is insulting and demeaning.  How about we all treat each other with…

Lost in Space–and Time
- by Jennifer Boylan

Fifty years ago, the US Space program was grounded and Lost in Space was on TV.  Now both are true…

Forrest Trump
- by Jennifer Boylan

Who would you rather have as President?  The current “stable genius”? Or a man who says, “I know I’m not…

Real Families and the Fictional Roseanne
- by Jennifer Boylan

I wasn’t going to watch it, for the same reason Samuel Jackson says he won’t eat sewer rat. My NYT…

Trumps Trans Ban Shows Who He Really Is.
- by Jennifer Boylan

The ban on transgender troops is motivated by bigotry alone. My NYT column for 3/25/18

Faith & Friendship
- by Jennifer Boylan

We were back at the shore, me…

To Mock a Trumpingbird
- by Jennifer Boylan

To Mock a Trumpingbird, over at Medium.com “Atticus, are you a racist?”  

Die Scheisse Hits the Fan
- by Jennifer Boylan

A scuffle over the German national anthem inspired me to take a good look at our own.  Plus: the curious…

Behind the Selfie
- by Jennifer Boylan

What do you see when you look in the mirror? My New York Times column for 3/7/18

It’s Not a Disaster Movie. It’s Reality
- by Jennifer Boylan

For LGBTQ Americans– and the people who love us– it was the wrong week to quit sniffing’ glue. My column…

The Books That Read Us
- by Jennifer Boylan

What was the book that changed your life?  How old were you when you read it? My NYT column for…

Who Said It: Donald Trump or Pepe le Pew?
- by Jennifer Boylan

Pepe Le Pew is fake mews. Here, my little crumpets, my little stuffed potatoes, is my NYT column for 2/6/18…

Coming Out Gets Harder
- by Jennifer Boylan

A story of two comings-out.  And a new poll showing Americans are becoming less tolerant for LGBTQ people. My NYT…

Pardon My Dust
- by Jennifer Boylan

What do ashes mean to us?  An essay about remains– yours, mine, Dorothy Parkers. My NYT Column for January 24,…

For Chelsea Manning, with love and ambivalence
- by Jennifer Boylan

I’m not sure Chelsea Manning has my vote  But she has my respect.  My NYT column for 1/18/18

That’s What Xe Said
- by Jennifer Boylan

Cher, The Pope, and Donald Trump walk into a bar.  By what names will you address them? My New York…

Trapped, and Freed, by the Ice
- by Jennifer Boylan

When we saw Matt Damon in “The Martian,” we looked upon…

Inside of a Dog
- by Jennifer Boylan

When you lose a dog, you also lose a connection…

Trump & the CDC: The Peek a Boo Doctrine
- by Jennifer Boylan

A lack of object permanence is normal in a 2 year old. As public policy, it’s problematic. My NYT column…

The Christmas Pooka
- by Jennifer Boylan

My favorite Christmas movie, Harvey, asks us to believe in things we cannot see. My NYT column for 12/13/17.

The Masterpiece Cake case is not about religious freedom.
- by Jennifer Boylan

It’s about giving people permission to discriminate…

“We Are What We Pretend to Be.”
- by Jennifer Boylan

Vaughn Meader became famous for his impression of JFK. Then he became himself. My column for the NYT,  11/22/17

Travis Mills Will Never Quit. So Don’t You Quit, Either.
- by Jennifer Boylan

Until I met wounded veteran Travis Mills, I hadn’t thought nearly enough about the millions of people whose lives have…

My Hearing Aids Are Cool. Really.
- by Jennifer Boylan

Millions of us face hearing loss, but too few of us do anything about it.  That has to change. JFB…

Ireland’s Transition, and Mine
- by Jennifer Boylan

Ireland and I have both changed. At times I feel like a gender emigrant. (My New York Times column for…

What do we want from Presidential Also-rans?
- by Jennifer Boylan

We expect some of our best leaders to do away, humbled, dignified, and silent.   From the New…

Vietnam on the Reel-to-Reel
- by Jennifer Boylan

Even though I was a child during the 1960s, I saw how the war was tearing us apart.  It was…

The Klan Comes for Me.
- by Jennifer Boylan

The KKK has decided it has a new enemy:  families like mine.  That we would still be fighting the Civil…

“Does this Podcast Make Me Look Fat?” 2017 Podcasts & Broadcasts with JFB
- by Jennifer Boylan

Fourteen podcasts and videos featuring Jenny B. holding forth about everything. Spring 2017 saw me travel from one end of…

Trump’s Contempt for Trans Heroes
- by Jennifer Boylan

“I served this country to protect everyone’s rights and freedoms, and one would think that would include my own.”

My Gay Agenda
- by Jennifer Boylan

PROVINCETOWN, Mass. — My wife and I spent the morning riding our bicycles to the beach. It was a beautiful…

Jenny Boylan: “I’m All Done Defending My Humanity.”
- by Jennifer Boylan

Another week, another clever “think piece” by someone who feels it does the world a real service to explain why…

Caitlyn Jenner and the Conservative Barbecue
- by Jennifer Boylan

Can Caitlyn Jenner change the Republican party? Or will she be like the pig in the chef’s hat on the…

Susan Faludi and the Mystery of Identity
- by Jennifer Boylan

“I think trans people are heroes,” Jennifer Boylan says. “I would also say that I wouldn’t want to get between anybody and the…

Does this Gender Make Me Look Fat?
- by Jennifer Boylan

A talk at Aspen about trans experience with Fox News’ Kristen Powers.  Listen to the podcast here.  

A 2016 Alphabet: from A to Ziggy
- by Jennifer Boylan

The worst year ever, reviewed alphabetically. (L, Lincoln Chafee! Dude, feel the Chafe!)

The Strangest Christmas Gift, Ever
- by Jennifer Boylan

Why did they come to our door, year after year — bearing sex toys, Jack Daniels, and broken toy soliders? Was it me?…

Really? You’re Blaming Transgender People for Trump?
- by Jennifer Boylan

It was the morning after the election. The bottle of Champagne I’d opened as part of an anticipated victory celebration…

Marijuana Laws Harsh Nation’s Mellow
- by Jennifer Boylan

Perhaps it’s my 1970s adolescence that has left me…

Five Days
- by Jennifer Boylan

Five Days • November 3, 2016 • Pushing thru the market square so many mothers sighing News had just come over,…

The Trump Carousel
- by Jennifer Boylan

As Joni Mitchell once observed, we’re captive on a Carousel of Trump. How Donald seized a beloved New York City landmark…

The Bitch is Back: Older, Wiser, and (Getting) Happier
- by Jennifer Boylan

When Jennifer Finney Boylan is asked, “Don’t you want more, sometimes?” she gently replies: “Well, no one ever wants less.”…

The Normalization of Hate
- by Jennifer Boylan

I know who is responsible for the fear I feel when I hear gunfire. It’s you, Mr. Trump, just as…

Me and Prof. Edward Albee
- by jessica

We were sitting in his loft in TriBeCa, Edward Albee and I, talking about families. Edward and his partner, the…

The Woman Card: Feminism and the 2016 Election
- by Jennifer Boylan

The historic candidacy of Hillary Clinton meets a Supreme Court vacancy and a presumptive Republican nominee with overwhelming unfavorables amongst…

On Being a Transgender American
- by Jennifer Boylan

“I spent the first half of my life being afraid,” says Jennifer Finney Boylan, author of the bestselling memoir of…

Let’s Talk About Sex
- by Jennifer Boylan

Esther Perel’s TED talks about fidelity have been watched more than 13 million times, and her book Mating in Captivity…

Campaigning Pneumonia and the Boogie-Woogie Flu
- by jessica

There was Hillary Clinton, faltering and unsteady. For a moment I wondered if she was going to make it. In…

Lessons From a Life in Two Genders
- by Jennifer Boylan

Twelve years into her marriage with her partner, Jennifer Finney Boylan transitioned to womanhood. In this interview filmed at the…

Back to School
- by jessica

The XY Games: What ‘Gender Testing’ Reveals About the Olympics, and Ourselves.
- by Jennifer Boylan

IN the 1936 Olympic Games, the sprinter Stella Walsh — running for Poland and known as the fastest woman in the world…

Imagining Grace
- by jessica

Deirdre “Grace” Boylan, wife of transgender activist Jennifer Finney Boylan, speaks about change, love, and resilience. Jenny is the writer…

Bring Moral Imagination Back in Style
- by Jennifer Boylan

What my hearing loss is teaching me about the suffering of others.

Donald Trump, You Are Not My Voice
- by jessica

Last night, in his acceptance speech at the Republican convention Donald Trump said he’d fight for LGBTQ Americans, and the…

Conventional Wisdom
- by jessica

Sure, this year’s Republican convention marks a disruption in the space-time continuum. But can it live up to that time…

Why Third Party Candidates Are Like Raccoons in Your Chimney
- by jessica

The thing about third party candidates is that, like love affairs, they are not unlike having raccoons in your chimney.…

Where did the Orlando shooter learn his hate? Hint: It wasn’t from Osama bin Laden.
- by jessica

Donald Trump wasted no time. “Is President Obama going to finally mention the words radical Islamic terrorism? If he doesn’t…

A Woman at the Boys’ Reunion
- by Jennifer Boylan

Do my former classmates accept me as transgender out of compassion or simply loyalty?

A Twist in Her Plot
- by jessica

I arrived at the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins in September 1985, bearing a box of books, a Kaypro word…

Modern Love: The Podcast | ‘Maddy’ Just Might Work After All
- by jessica

In the 13th episode of Modern Love: The Podcast, the transgender activist, author, New York Times Op-Ed writer, Barnard and…

Can’t Decide? Maybe That’s Your Best Choice
- by jessica

ARE Americans having a hard time making up their minds? We can’t decide. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton won the…