Adding Insult to Injury

Detroit police have decided to stop asking questions about the death of Andrew Anthos, who died after being beaten by a homophobe. Why? They’ve ruled the man’s arthritic neck was what killed him, not the blow that may have aggravated… Continue Reading

Not Tonight

Just to repeat, once more: the launch party for She’s Not the Man I Married is NOT happening tonight. It is currently being re-scheduled. That said, tonight is Night of 1000 Gowns, with this year’s fundraising going to PFLAG.

Italian Anarchists on Trial, Again

A new documentary about Sacco & Vanzetti opens this weekend in New York. & No, in case you’re wondering, their case has nothing to do with gender. I’ve been a student of their case since I first read a reference… Continue Reading

Deceiving Looks

She is just too cute, isn’t she? All fluffy & orange. & Then, if you try to touch her, she rips your hand off. For those of you who don’t know it, this is a really defensive posture for a… Continue Reading

Blinding Paperwork

A Polish woman with a worsening eye condition needed to get an abortion after being warned by her doctor that she might go blind if she didn’t abort. Unfortunately for her, Poland requires written authorization for an abortion – which… Continue Reading

Restored Funding

Reversing a decision I reported here a few weeks ago, the Women’s Health Department will now be fully funded.


A recent Washington Post article about a book called Cycle Savvy: The Smart Teen’s Guide to the Mysteries of Her Body, discusses the debate going on as to whether or not teenagers should know anything about when they’re more or… Continue Reading

Cancelled Launch Party

I just wanted to let people know, if they didn’t yet, that the She’s Not the Man I Married launch party is NOT happening at Mo Pitkins this Saturday night. I don’t know when/if it will be rescheduled at this… Continue Reading

Feminist Art

Last week the largest feminist art installment opened in Brooklyn, at the Brooklyn Museum. Here’s a list of other feminist art exhibitions happening throughout the country.

Church & State

Bad policy is sometimes based not on science, but on belief: . . . the Pentagon’s top general, Marine Gen. Peter Pace, said that homosexual acts are immoral and should not be condoned by allowing gays to serve in the… Continue Reading

Unplanned Stupidity

Say there’s a good pre-screening program for early detection of cervical and breast cancer that’s free to women & partially funded by the state. Say there’s a governor of said state who, under pressure from anti-choice forces, decides that no… Continue Reading

Two Upcoming Interviews

One on the radio, on April 2nd, on KDVS 90.3 FM. That’s in California, & it’s a show called “The Fringe” for queers, trans, & feminists. Imagine that there is such a show! Groovoi, as Betty would say. The second… Continue Reading

Metal Geek

Rockers unite! You have nothing to lose but your boredom!

Change of Plans

It looks like the launch party at Mo Pitkins IS NOT HAPPENING this Saturday. Please get the word out to anyone you know who might have been planning on coming!!


On Wednesday night, I did the Nobody Passes reading at Bluestockings, the radical/feminist LES bookstore. As the room was filling up I leaned over to Betty and said, “I feel like I’m in a Williamsburg subway station” because of the… Continue Reading

Homophobic Coach Resigns

Rene Portland, coach of the Lady Lions basketball team at Penn State, resigned – some say over allegations that she was anti-lesbian. A former player, Jennifer Harris, brought the charges after Portland kicked her off the team for not dressing… Continue Reading

Further Thoughts on the Stanton Hearings

The first thing: it’s obvious the commissioners went in with their minds made up ahead of time, & all of the people who waited hours to testify were wasting their time & their breath. & To hell with those commissioners… Continue Reading

Why You Bother

One day last week a cranky reviewer left me three stars at, & the very same day I get an email from someone telling me I saved his life. (& Then a few people came on to give me… Continue Reading

Stanton Hearings

I’m watching the live feed of the Largo City Council hearings, starting at 8:30 PM, where citizens are getting a chance to speak up about the firing of Steve Stanton. (12:05 AM) Dammit dammit dammit. Steve Stanton has lost the… Continue Reading

Steve Stanton Decision Today at 6PM – ACT NOW

Today at 6PM Steve Stanton’s fate will be decided, so if you haven’t done any of the things listed on the site, DO THEM NOW.