Parents and Children

My parents are moving to Florida. Despite the fact that I only see them a few times a year when they live only forty minutes away, I’m upset that I may not see them much once they move. I really… Continue Reading

The Amancio Project Vigil

I received this message in the comments section, but I thought it deserved greater notice. This is a follow-up to my original blog entry from June 12th, 2005. June 27,2005 The Amancio Project Vigil surpassed expectations. The tone and mood… Continue Reading

NYC Pride Events

Here’s some of the cool & groovy stuff (most trans-related) you can do this weekend in NYC for Pride. Friday night: Go see Lisa Jackson & her band Girl Friday at the Zipper Theatre. The Trans Community March for Social… Continue Reading

Bath Cat

Some of you may be wondering if i’m some kind of cat-torturer, or if we just have a nutty cat. Neither, really. I’m actually allergic to my lovely cats, and one of the things allergic people can do to decrease… Continue Reading

Roving Idiot

Rove, in a speech Wednesday evening to the New York state Conservative Party just a few miles north of Ground Zero, said, “Liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding… Continue Reading

A Room of Her Own

I write because it’s what I do. I’ve kept a written journal since I was nine, which is about the same time I wrote my first short story (Called “Rainy Day,” it was a two-page ripoff of Madelaine L’Engle, of course; I’d just read A Wrinkle in Time.) I had to get married in order to be able to write full-time. The feminist implications of having marriage deliver this wish don’t please me. Continue Reading

Queer Boys in NYC

My friend Doug McKeown and some other writers of the Queer Stories for Boys anthology are reading this Friday night at the Chelsea B&N. (Where else but Chelsea, you might ask?) Betty & I are hoping to go. Here’s the… Continue Reading

Can’t Stand the Suspense

As many of you know, I’m in the process of trying to sell my next book – a process that is a little like torture, a little like some kind of humiliation roleplay in BDSM, but also a little like… Continue Reading

The Return of Helen’s Little Story

For those of you who were avid readers of my tranny erotica, I found the copy from the old boards I had saved, and reposted it in pages (instead of paragraphs, as it existed on the old boards). Here it… Continue Reading

Spring Cleaning, Feline Variation

Okay, so we’re a little late for spring cleaning. Like three years too late. What we need is a wife.

Queer Stories reading in Philly

For those of you in Philadelphia or its environs, Doug McKeown and some of the writers of Queer Stories for Boys will be doing a reading/signing at Giovanni’s Room bookstore, at 12th & Pine Streets, at 7:30PM on Saturday, June… Continue Reading

That Time of the Month

No, not that time of the month – but the time of the month to donate to help support the message boards and my blog. If you like what you see here, please consider donating whatever you can to help… Continue Reading

Overheard in NY

I added a website to the “Very Various” section of links today – it’s a website that blogs conversations “overheard in NY.” From what I’ve read, they’re very authentic, funny reading, and a nice little insight into my favorite town.… Continue Reading

Warning Labels: This Person is Gay

The leader of the New York Christian Coalition has announced that gays should wear warning labels. Why? Because being gay is bad for your health, and by his logic, others’ health as well. I wish I were kidding. The story… Continue Reading

Amancio Corrales

I just heard from friends in Phoenix that a 23-year-old female impersonator named Amancio Corrales was found in/near the Colorado River. There is a memorial planned for June 25th in Yuma, AZ. Please check the boards for more information.

Reader Privacy

The Campaign for Reader Privacy strongly recommends that you make calls to your representatives’ Washington and district offices. Contact information is easily available through the House of Representatives web site. Continue Reading

Hot Pussy

gotcha! This is our big Endymion, trying to keep cool.


Tonight Betty and I did a presentation on trans/GLBT issues for an emerging lefty think-tank. It was formed just after the last presidential election, formed out of frustration, anger, and a sense of outrage – not just at who won,… Continue Reading

Masculinity, Androgyny, and Young Greek Gods

At home, I often flirt with her girl self – whether she’s presenting as female at the moment or not. At some point, she stood in the doorway to talk to me while I was at my computer, and I confess: I had a split-second – a kind of atavist split-second – of noticing what a beautiful man my husband is. I covered it by saying something about her being a girl, but she’d seen it. “When you look at me like that, doll,” she said, “I know what you see.” Continue Reading

Robert Hanley

One of my agent’s fellow hopefuls was entertainer Robert Hanley, who was there with his wife Corrine. We were waiting around at one point for Nancy to show, and we all started talking about our pitches, the responses we were… Continue Reading