Paige Schilt

Paige Schilt

At a Glance:

Paige Schilt has been a Project Contributor since March 2008, has written 84 entries and currently lives in Austin, TX.


Paige Schilt is a writer, teacher, and activist. She writes nonfiction stories about a gay, transgender, rock-n-roll family raising a son in the South.

Paige is the former Director of National Media for Soulforce. She sometimes teaches English, Communications, and Gender Studies courses at the college level.

Paige volunteers with Girls Rock Austin and is married to Katy Koonce, front man for the band Butch County.

Paige Schilt: Recently Filed

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Sociologist Judith Stacey: Get Rid of Marital Privilege

Filed by Paige Schilt | March 25, 2014 | 10:00 AM | comments

Sociologist Judith Stacey sat down with Bilerico Project for an exclusive interview about family diversity, social science research, and why more marriage won't solve social inequality.Read More

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ABCs of LGBT: Why We Need Inclusive Elementary Schools

Filed by Paige Schilt | October 28, 2013 | 4:00 PM | comments

If kids' classroom lessons are silent on the subject of LGBT people, they're going to understand the underlying message that some people and families are less than worthy.Read More


Mother's Day: The Sun Shines Out of His Behind

Filed by Paige Schilt | May 12, 2013 | 3:30 PM | comments

When I was eight months pregnant, I watched a documentary about a lesbian couple whose baby was born without an anus.Read More


Funerals and Freakshows

Filed by Paige Schilt | April 09, 2013 | 2:00 PM | comments

I can't spin rhymes, can't keep a tune, but I'm lucky to cast my lot with people who know how to sing and to grieve.Read More


Where Babies Come From: Trans-Friendly Version

Filed by Paige Schilt | January 11, 2013 | 12:30 PM | comments

Most books for kids begin with "everyone is born a boy or a girl" and end with "some day you'll make a family too," but those are assumptions we don't make in our family.Read More