Contact

For appearances:
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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.

When Nightmares are Real
- by Jennifer Boylan

Donald Trump has harmed me more than any specter ever could. My NYT column for Halloween, 2018.

The Hag of the Beara
- by Jennifer Boylan

“If you’re there,” I prayed, “make it possible for me to live one life, not two.” A Halloween story of…

“Keep it Low”: Beyond Balls, Strikes, and Justice
- by Jennifer Boylan

What do judges and umpires have in common? Not as much as some people think. My NYT column for 10/24/18.…

Trump Cannot Define Away My Existence
- by Jennifer Boylan

The administration seems to think trans people like me are as imaginary as hippogriffs. My NYT column for 10/21/18.

Will Deep Fakes Technology Destroy Democracy?
- by Jennifer Boylan

Imagine if doctored video of a politician appeared the night before an election.  It’s everything Putin ever dreamed of. My…

Susan Collins is the Worst Kind of Maverick
- by Jennifer Boylan

She pretends to be a moderate, but she regularly votes with Trump. My NYT column for 10/9

Are You A Lawn Mower Parent?
- by Jennifer Boylan

We want to teach our children to be tough.  But we also have to show them love. My NYT column…

What happens when you give LSD to an elephant?
- by Jennifer Boylan

Tusko did not develop an interest in jam bands. My NYT column for 9/24/18

A Nuclear Bomb Inside the Vatican
- by Jennifer Boylan

“I wondered if all this grace could possibly be real.” My NYT column for 9/19/18.  

How a Sliver of Glass Changed My Life
- by Jennifer Boylan

It is never to late to change your life.  My NYT column for 9/2/18.

Saving the World– Through Frisbee.
- by Jennifer Boylan

One group is trying to bring peace to the Middle East– through Frisbee–and succeeding. My NYT column for 8/22/18.

Who Wants to be a Bust in the Hall of Fame?
- by Jennifer Boylan

Fame, as David Bowie noted, is “bully for you, chilly for me.” A trip to the no-longer famous Hall of…

The New Know-Nothings
- by Jennifer Boylan

Introducing a new political party called the “Republicans.” My NYT column for 7/25/18.

A Day Off From the World
- by Jennifer Boylan

A celebration of a few small things, now that so much else has been lost.  And no mention of Himself.…

Why Scarlett Johansson Shouldn’t Play a Trans Man
- by Jennifer Boylan

It’s not about creativity.  It’s about letting us tell our own stories. My NYT column for 7/6/18  

Now We Are Sixty
- by Jennifer Boylan

“I Turned 60 in the Age of Trump”: lessons for everyone. My NYT column for 6/27/18

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…