Brynn Tannehill

Brynn Tannehill

At a Glance:

Brynn Tannehill has been a Project Contributor since February 2014, has written 28 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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The Pitfalls of Transgender Celebrity

Filed by Brynn Tannehill | March 04, 2015 | 2:00 PM | comments

If Bruce Jenner does come out as a transgender woman, it could end up being a teachable moment for the public. But I don't expect this outcome for an instant.Read More

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Fear and Loathing in Dayton

Filed by Brynn Tannehill | February 25, 2015 | 10:00 AM | comments

The Advocate says Dayton, Ohio is the "queerest city in America." But did they actually ask any queers in Dayton what it's like here - especially for trans folk and lesbians?Read More

Building a More Resilient Transgender Community

Filed by Brynn Tannehill | February 16, 2015 | 4:00 PM | comments

A few years ago, as I reviewed my company's online suicide prevention training, I realized that its list of "suicide protective factors" are often unavailable to transgender people.Read More


Six Reasons for Pessimism in the LGBT Movement

Filed by Brynn Tannehill | January 14, 2015 | 2:30 PM | comments

After the 2014 elections, the LGBT community needs to face the music. Things are going to be rough for awhile. Here's why.Read More

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Meet the Last 'Respectable' Reparative Therapist

Filed by Brynn Tannehill | January 02, 2015 | 10:00 AM | comments

At this stage in the debate, you might think that reparative therapy would be dead as a kipper on a cracker. But you haven't met Dr. Kenneth Zucker.Read More