First a letter from one RenaRF to the President which was also posted on Daily Kos. It sums up how I’m feeling, too. RenaRF also provided a list of organizations that are focusing their efforts on the Gulf. Also, here’s… Continue Reading

Gwen Araujo Trial Update

Jury deliberations have begun in the Gwen Araujo trial. Let’s hope this one gets it right. For a crop of current articles about this trial, check the MHB message boards. Much thanks to Caprice for keeping us all up to… Continue Reading

Southern Decadence Cancelled

As expected, Southern Decadence, which was supposed to start tomorrow in New Orleans, has been cancelled.

Five Questions With… Rosalyne Blumenstein

But from my understanding of a sexual minority movement it‘s about many different kinds of loves, not just the sanctity of marriage. It’s about not buying into just the white picket fence and the 2.3 kids. Continue Reading

So Sorry

The more coverage we see of Katrina, the more our hearts go out to the folks down south who are going through this. My guess is that Southern Decadence is cancelled, but I haven’t heard/seen anything official about that.

Two Year Anniversary

Hey folks! Today is the 2nd Anniversary of my blog, and I wanted to take a minute to thank you all for reading, for recommending the site to others, and for linking from your own. It means a lot to… Continue Reading

That “In the Life” Show

For those of you who never got to see our episode of In the Life, which was called Mergers & Acquisitions, it’s now available for viewing online!

New Orleans

I hope that hurricane moves on, and quickly. NOLA is one of my all-time favorite cities. Laissez les levies tenez! Artist Matt Rinard, who owns a business in the French Quarter, holed up on the fifth floor of a Canal… Continue Reading

The Aggressives

Betty and I got to see a documentary called The Aggressives on Friday night at BAM, which is screening a weekend of the best of NewFest. “Aggressive” is the term used by women of color, much like the way “butch”… Continue Reading


Thanks so much to all of you who came to the SRLP fundraiser tonight! I’m always especially pleased when there are so many trans-couples who come. Hopefully I didn’t suck, or if I did, my neckline was an interesting distraction.… Continue Reading

Today’s Events

Today: Wigstock and an SRLP Fundraiser

Sacco and Vanzetti

Turns out I missed the anniversary of the execution of Sacco and Vanzetti this year, a date which I usually mark. Sacco and Vanzetti were executed on August 23rd, 1927, at the end of a notorious trial during which it’s… Continue Reading

Happy Friday!

Tomorrow: Wigstock and the SRLP Benefit @ Starlight! ^ And in the meantime, Endymion looking far more serious than he is.

A Day in the Life of HB: Part One

I thought this might amuse some of you, for whatever reason it would. Wake up, slightly bemused at having dreamt I grew up with Sting living two houses away from me. Put on tea water, weigh self (don’t ask!), turn… Continue Reading

Why I Left Long Island

An article in Sunday’s New York Times is about what teenaged Long Islanders do for fun. Most were from white neighborhoods with safe schools and nice homes in bedroom communities. But this was not their fault. Manhattan was only a… Continue Reading

Emerging Cartoonist

Okay, this cartoon made me laugh out loud, probably because I’m one of them liberal, atheist, feminazi gay treehuggers. Or maybe it was just the use of the word strategeryists.

Five Questions With… Damian McNicholl

Damian McNicholl is the author of the Lambda finalist A Son Called Gabriel, who I met at a Lammy reading here in NYC. He’s from Northern Ireland, and Gabriel is about a young man growing up in a Catholic community… Continue Reading

Privacy and the Boards

Due to the email harassment of someone who posts on our boards, Betty & I have had to change the access to the forums. From here on in, *anyone* who wants to read the forums has to register in order… Continue Reading

Terribly Worried

Actually, I’m not terribly worried about this. I mean, one hopes that the Iraqis protect women’s social rights as much as possible. It certainly seems clear that in protecting the political rights, there’s no discussion of women not having the… Continue Reading

The Reality of Transition

On the MHB Boards, Emilia posted a link to an essay by trans educator Raven Kaldera that I thought more people should see. It’s called A Letter to Would-Be Transsexuals, and points up twenty areas of change that will impact… Continue Reading