Megan Reynolds

  • Beneath the Stars: Stellar Places to Hike and Camp

    When I was little, my dad and I used to look at the stars together from our front yard – sometimes with a telescope, sometimes with the naked eye. He taught me the names of the stars in Orion and how to follow Orion’s belt to Taurus to the...
  • Practical Spiritual Practices: The December Purge

    Spirituality is a complicated beast, often especially so for queer people who don’t feel accepted in the religions into which they were born. As a queer woman brought up by a lapsed cradle Catholic and a vaguely atheist agnostic in a household without religion, my own spirituality has been...
  • Florida Same-Sex Couples Sue State to Have Both Parents Listed on Birth Certificate

    Two married same-sex couples are suing the state of Florida for the state’s refusal to list both women as parents on a birth certificate. They claim that the state’s actions are in direct violation of the June Obergefell v. Hodges decision. Couples Yadira Arenas and Alma Vazquez, and Debbie...
  • Study Analysis: Anti-HIV Drug Effective for Trans Women

    On the heels of World AIDS Day, a study on the effectiveness of Truvada PrEP in reducing and preventing HIV transmission has been further analyzed to show that it works not only for men, but for trans women as well. The study was conducted between 2007 and 2009 on...
  • Get It Together: Organizing Your Holiday Season (And Your Life)

    The winter holidays are an exhausting time on all counts. There are dinners and parties and family visits to organize, gifts to make and buy, food to prepare. It can all get a little overwhelming. I can’t take items off your to-do list, unfortunately, but what I can do...
  • Marriage Equality Still in Question on Tribal Lands

    When the Supreme Court ruled on Obergefell v. Hodges this June and legalized marriage equality nationwide, one group wasn’t universally granted the same rights: Native Americans living on tribal lands. Tribal sovereignty, or the principle that federally recognized tribes “possess a nationhood status and retain inherent powers of self-government,”...
  • Home for the Holidays: Packing in 4 Easy Steps

    This is part 3 of a 3-part series on traveling. Whether you’re going home or to a new city, alone or with family, traveling during the holidays is never easy. Part 1 was on air travel and part 2 was on car travel. The final step: packing! Let it...
  • HRC Releases 2016 Corporate Equality Index

    The Human Rights Campaign recently released its 2016 Corporate Equality Index, in which 407 companies received perfect scores for their treatment of LGBT employees. The CEI rates companies based on their “corporate policies and practices pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees,” including one new factor this year:...
  • Interview: Latina Trans Women Start Worker-Owned Cooperative

    I recently had the opportunity to interview members of a new worker’s cooperative for Latina trans women based in New York City. As many of the women involved in the co-op aren’t fluent in English, Jesus Daniel Puerto of Make the Road New York spoke to the women and...