Brynn Tannehill

Brynn Tannehill

At a Glance:

Brynn Tannehill has been a Project Contributor since February 2014, has written 11 entries and currently lives in Xenia, Ohio.


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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Ten Signs We're Becoming a Hideous Theocratic Dystopia

Filed by Brynn Tannehill | July 02, 2014 | 1:00 PM | comments

Citizens in some of the world's most oppressive and dysfunctional theocracies ridicule Americans for being a bunch of anti-science religious zealots.Read More


Lies, Damn Lies, and Lies About Transgender People

Filed by Brynn Tannehill | June 26, 2014 | 3:00 PM | comments

Joy Pullmann recently penned a virulently anti-trans column for "The Federalist" containing all the predictable anti-trans talking points. Let's check her "facts."Read More

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Transgender: The Perfect Social Conservative Storm

Filed by Brynn Tannehill | June 03, 2014 | 2:30 PM | comments

Transgender issues hit a host of dog-whistle conservative issues simultaneously: a rejection of science, opposition to women's bodily autonomy, and anti-LGBT hostility.Read More


Why Do So Many Folks Hate Transgender People?

Filed by Brynn Tannehill | May 18, 2014 | 1:30 PM | comments

"Why do you hate us?" Most transgender people have asked this question a thousand times over. Here are ten reasons why there's so much anti-trans hatred out there.Read More


Bringing the Fight for Open Trans Military Service

Filed by Brynn Tannehill | May 16, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

We will fight for open trans military service, and we will win -- because fighting and winning is what the military trained us to do.Read More