Two Months

If anyone else has noticed, this now marks two whole months that I’ve blogged at least once a day. No, they’re not all long, meaningful essays, but I am currently writing a book, too.

2/27/06 = #9

NCTE’s 52 Things You Can Do for Transgender Equality: #9 Change the Policy of an Organization You Belong To.


First: If anyone who was at TIC (who we met or didn’t meet) has any requests for resources, you can 1) use the search box at the upper right, or 2) email me. I don’t know if I’m getting old… Continue Reading

Monday in New Jersey

For anyone who can get to West Creek, NJ, this Monday night at 7PM, please do. A substitute teacher who happens to be trans is being challenged on her right to a job. For more information.

Toga’s Parents

It turns out that Toga’s parents – Toga was the penguin who was stolen from his parents at an Isle of Wight zoo around Christmas – have hatched a new egg. Poor Toga was never found, and is presumed dead,… Continue Reading

Backdoor Betty

If we can make it back from Burlington on time, Betty & I are going to the release party for Tristan Taormino’s House of Ass. We love Tristan, and not just for naming a porn flick House of Ass, either.… Continue Reading


We’re up in Burlington, VT, for our 2nd time at Translating Identity Conference (TIC); we drove up with DJ & Lizzy – who kindly offered us a ride – and are staying at a motel called the Ho-Hum Motel. No… Continue Reading

He Has a Hard Life, Y’know.

Really, he does. It’s exhausting sleeping all day.

Women’s Skating

I am not big on the Olympics, by any stretch, but Beauty & the Geek isn’t on this week, so Betty & I are catching some of the Women’s Figure Skating, and I have to say that I’m very impressed… Continue Reading

Trans for $200, Alex

Tonight “Trans” was a category on Jeopardy, and there wasn’t anything about transvestites or transgender or transsexuals. Trans-Canada things, and Trans-Continentals, but no trans as in gender. Sometimes I wonder how out of touch I am these days.


Donna mentioned recently that she won’t join some organization (I think it was an alumnae association) until they add the T for Transgender as right now the group’s title is the Gay and Lesbian ________. And it got me thinking… Continue Reading

Sad News

Despite knowing this news was coming, it’s still sad to get it. Gianna Israel passed away last night after going into a coma last week. She had been very ill for months, and at the very least, she has found… Continue Reading

What a Panel!

Tonight’s panel at Trans Issues Week at Yale was really great. It’s hard to explain, but for me – 90% of what makes a good panel is articulate, interesting people. Granted, I get the difficult job of picking those people… Continue Reading

AIS on House

Not to give the whole “surprise” of tonight’s House episode away… but since the show has already aired: the teenage heroin addict who is being sexually abused by her own father is – drumroll, please! – AIS. He doesn’t use… Continue Reading

I’m #8

The NCTE has started a list of “52 Things You Can Do For Transgender Equality” campaign, and they’ve made creating a blog/online community Thing #8 – and used me as an example. There’s a quote from me about the boards… Continue Reading

Yale Tomorrow

Today is the start of the 3rd Annual Trans Issues Week at Yale – kicking off with a performance by Kate Bornstein. Tomorrow is the panel I’m moderating on Trans Identity & Body Mods. Do come if you can!

Outing Myself

I’ve discovered my true identity, at last. With their endless appetite for talk and attention, extroverts also dominate social life, so they tend to set expectations. In our extrovertist society, being outgoing is considered normal and therefore desirable, a mark… Continue Reading

Please Donate

If you can, please donate to help us keep doing what we do. (I’d love to see I made such a fortune off of MHB and the new book that we don’t need it, but I can’t!)

Take this Test

I didn’t realize someone had put Kate Bornstein’s Gender Aptitude test up on the ‘net. This test otherwise appears in her book, My Gender Workbook, and it’s worth taking, even if just to read the various answers you *could* give.… Continue Reading

What’s a Camera?

Aurora, asking earnestly. & A Very Happy Birthday to my mom, who turns 76 today. & To my nephew, who turns 31.