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It’s never been surprising to me that there’s a “Pink Tax.” We’re in a world that loves to gender – and often misgender - everything. Who can forget Bic’s classic “Cristal For Her Ball Pen,” whose cultural deafness would have been staggering even without including balls.  With their colored cases, which appeal to women’s irrepressible urge to be surrounded by all the colors of the rainbow at all times, they were on sale for roughly 63 cents a pen, as

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My transition has never been a normal one – whatever “normal” in this context means. I suppose that starts with the title of this article. Most transgender people don’t really like people using their “dead name,” the name they were given at birth. I don’t mind it, though; I had a great 47 years as Barton Grover, and I’ve no regrets about my life then, save for my tragic “mullet phase” in the spring of ‘93. That, too – both

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