Brynn Tannehill

Brynn Tannehill


At a Glance:

Brynn Tannehill has been a Project Contributor since February 2014, has written 19 entries and currently lives in Xenia, Ohio.

Bio

Brynn Tannehill is originally from Phoenix, Ariz. She graduated from the Naval Academy with a B.S. in computer science in 1997. She earned her Naval Aviator wings in 1999 and flew SH-60B helicopters and P-3C maritime patrol aircraft during three deployments between 2000 and 2004. She served as a campaign analyst while deployed overseas to 5th Fleet Headquarters in Bahrain from 2005 to 2006.

In 2008 Brynn earned a M.S. in Operations Research from the Air Force Institute of Technology and transferred from active duty to the Naval Reserves. In 2008 Brynn began working as a senior defense research scientist in private industry.

She left the drilling reserves and began transition in 2010. Since then she has written for OutServe magazine, The New Civil Rights Movement, the Huffington Post, and Queer Mental Health as a blogger and featured columnist.

Brynn and her wife Janis currently live in Xenia, Ohio, with their three children.

Brynn Tannehill: Recently Filed

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SBC to Parents: Kids Are Better Off Dead Than Trans

Filed by Brynn Tannehill | October 29, 2014 | 5:00 PM | comments

I used to ask myself what sort of inhuman monster could willingly torture a child until they died. The Southern Baptist Convention managed to pack 1,200 of them into one room.Read More


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The Killing Joke: Sarah Silverman & Trans Stereotypes

Filed by Brynn Tannehill | October 15, 2014 | 12:00 PM | comments

There are many myths about gender confirmation surgery that are used to deny trans people access to health care, and Sarah Silverman's video perpetuates many of them.Read More


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What's In a Name?

Filed by Brynn Tannehill | October 09, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

The fiercest fights within the LGBT community aren't over marriage, trans-exclusive feminism, or right-wing craziness. They're about words and labels.Read More


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What Now? A Reaction to Chad Griffin's Apology

Filed by Brynn Tannehill | September 12, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

Chad Griffin's apology on behalf of HRC to the transgender community is great. But we also need to know what the organization will do to more effectively represent the trans community.Read More


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The 'Ex-Gay' Movement's Dangerous New Myths

Filed by Brynn Tannehill | August 15, 2014 | 5:00 PM | comments

As the "ex-gay" movement sputters, many within that movement are pushing celibacy or mixed-orientation marriage for gays and lesbians. Both are stupid and dangerous.Read More