Paris Review?!

Oh, the sobbing and wailing and gnashing of teeth! Literary hoaxsters awash on The Strand… except that that’s not the way it goes, is it? Instead, James Frey gets more time on Oprah and wait, is that Laura Albert on… Continue Reading

Jennifer Finney Boylan’s Southern Comfort Speech

Thanks to Ms. Boylan for allowing me to reproduce it here; this is the complete & unedited version. Hi everybody. Gosh, look at you all. You all look fantastic from up here. I don’t think I’ve ever been in a… Continue Reading

Money Changes Everything.

Nina Smith of Queercents recently did an interview with yours truly, and she’s just posted it on the Queercents website.

Especially Stripey

She has a tendency to sleep on Betty’s chair whenever Betty isn’t around, and sometimes when she is. I think she prefers it because she looks especially stripey on a plain black background.

Mr. Morton

Someone at Dark Odyssey reminded me that Pearl was a woman who did the wooing.


I’m currently going over the copyedits of my next book, where the astute copyeditor tells me in her notes that “blonde” is only used for female people, but that the “regular” form is “blond.” Likewise with brunette/brunet. I had no… Continue Reading

More About DO ’06

What I wrote the other day doesn’t even touch all the other stuff that happened to us, or the people we got to see again, & those we met for the first time, & other experiences we had. It’s so… Continue Reading


Betty and I passed a huge billboard for a “gentlemen’s cabaret” called Privilege on the way home from DO this year, and I thought – well that’s certainly obvious, isn’t it? To me, that’s more like the name of the… Continue Reading


Just found out that this year’s Blogger BoobieThon will happen on October 1st. What a cool idea, to use breasts to raise money for the health of breasts and to raise awareness of Breast Cancer.

It’s About the Children, My Ass

Dubya just failed to fund the UNFPA, again. I hate him I hate him I hate him. It’s literally a death sentence for thousands of women and children, and could have prevented 12 million unwanted pregnancies via birth control and… Continue Reading

Smooching Sims

For those of you who haven’t ever seen The Sims in action, here’s a video of a New Pornographers song made entirely with Sims.

Week 7: Buster Film Fest

Today at Film Fest, Buster Keaton in The Cameraman and Spite Marriage. The Cameraman is one of the few Buster films shot in NYC, and is great for anyone interested in vintage footage of 1920s New York – it’s also… Continue Reading

Macabre Notes on Beauty

This piece isn’t light reading, but I thought it said something about beauty that was truly stunning. It was shortly after the British Red Cross arrived, though it may have no connection, that a very large quantity of lipstick arrived.… Continue Reading

Queer Carnival

Last month I discovered something called The Carnival of Bent Attractions, which was hosted this past month at A Delicate Boy’s blog, and I’m a part of it. Do check out some of the other posts that were highlighted as… Continue Reading

Dark Odyssey #5

We almost didn’t go to Dark Odyssey this year for a variety of reasons, but as it turns out, femme tops top everyone: Tristan told me we had to, so we did. When we were leaving, and I was getting… Continue Reading

Trans Partners’ Drop-In

I will be co-moderating the GIP’s Trans Partner’s Drop-In group this fall, and I’m really pleased to be getting to do this kind of work, since I’ve been talking about doing a partners’ group anyway. Here are the details: When:… Continue Reading

Ms. Science and the Autumnal Equinox

Because she rocks, Megan wrote this piece for me (and you) to celebrate the Autumnal Equinox, which is today. This year, the Autumnal Equinox occurs at 12:03 am EDT, September 23rd. Most of us know that Autumnal Equinox marks the… Continue Reading

Get Well Waffles

Our boys (and us) wish you well, Waffles. Aurora is sending you some tough tabby vibes, in case you don’t have enough of your own.

With Those Legs, No Wonder

Big Endymion’s favorite spot: Betty’s long legs.

Lamda Lit Award Winners 2006

& The winners are… Transgender/GenderQueer Choir Boy by Charlie Anders (Soft Skull Press)