About 20/20

So I’m still thinking about the 20/20 show that was on a few weeks ago about young kids coming out as trans. & The thing I can’t quite get past is how many people who are gender variant grow up… Continue Reading

Non-Monogamous CDs (& Their Partners)

Just a reminder: Tristan Taormino is specifically looking for CDs & their partners who are in non-monogamous relationships. You can read her description of the book she’d be interviewing you for and more about what she’s looking for below the… Continue Reading

Sliding Backwards

(from The Feminist Majority Foundation) The Supreme Court handed down this morning a 5-4 ruling that requires the elimination of integration plans at elementary and secondary public schools. The decision was made in Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle… Continue Reading

Guest Author: Madame George

I haven’t put up a ‘guest author’ post in a while, but a partner wrote an interesting piece about disability and shame and the opinions of others that I thought was both interesting and useful: I become so disheartened to… Continue Reading

Boxed Aeneas, Bellyup

Really, he’s terrifically happy & comfortable, though I wonder how he does that with his neck. Obviously, cats have different bones than humans; I call them my furry yogis.

Nothing But Red: Du’a Khalil Anthology

A 17 year old woman named Du’a Khalil was stoned to death in an honor killing and her death recorded on the cellphones of people who were watching & participating. Police did nothing. Joss Whedon, the creator of Buffy the… Continue Reading

Justice for JT?

Laura Albert has to pay back $110,000 – + $6500 in damages – that she was paid for the film rights to her book Sarah, because it was supposed to have been written by her alter-ego JT LeRoy, trans prostitute,… Continue Reading


A lovely review of She’s Not the Man I Married just appeared in a Brooklyn paper called The Indypendent – here’s an excerpt from it: In the end, Boyd writes that despite the obvious discordance, the central issue is whether… Continue Reading

Last Stop: Poughkeepsie

Ironic perhaps that Betty & I should be doing what looks like the last of our “in person” gigs via rental car instead of by train – since there have been times in the past few months that I felt… Continue Reading


While we’re in Albany, the 4th Raiders movie is being filmed. (Rumor has it Karen Allen will be in it, too.)

Albany Borders

Tonight I’m speaking with LGBT community leaders at the New York State Museum Performance Theatre in Albany, NY. Tomorrow (Sunday 6/24) at 2PM I’m doing a reading at the Borders in Albany. Monday night I’ll be in Poughkeepsie speaking to… Continue Reading

Boxed Aeneas

Both Aeneas & Endymion are nearly addicted to their boxes. Some days I’m not sure they actually leave them, except to eat and visit the litterbox. Betty sent me a link to a book-in-the-making called Alley Cats, which have some… Continue Reading

New Rufus Video

E. M. Forster would be so proud. Or horrified. But mostly pleased. Rufus Wainwright is pushing the envelope about as hard as he can, & I love that.

Penguin Cam

The Monterey Aquarium has a live penguin cam you can watch on your lunch hour, or theirs – tune in at 10:30am or 3PM to watch them eat. Happy solstice, & happy birthday to my friend Lara.

Trans Couples: Mike & Tasha

My name is Michael, I am a FtM Transsexual. My partner is Natasha, an MtF Transsexual. This is our story…. Depending on where we pick up our story, it all traces back to our high school years. Yes, Natasha and… Continue Reading

Creative Fundraising

An interesting article from The Village Voice about fundraiser party for top surgery for masculine spectrum types. Interestingly, this is about someone who’s removing hir breasts in order to have a more androgynous body, not a male one, per se.… Continue Reading

Trans Couples Series

A while back, while writing She’s Not the Man I Married, I realized that there are very, very few love stories out there for us – trans people & their partners. Having been one such couple who were public for… Continue Reading

Two Things To Do Now

First, email Sheldon Silver and tell him to advance GENDA. His email is speaker@assembly.state.ny.us. Then go tell CBS & FOX to take their heads out of their asses & show the condom ad; their shows are packed full of sexual… Continue Reading

Building Community in Albany

I’ll be speaking on Saturday, June 23rd, at 7:30PM, along with other LGBT leaders, about building community at the New York State Museum’s Performance Theater. It seems like a good thing to do during pride month, especially. The event starts… Continue Reading

Lisa Birnbach Asks Me Some Questions

I’ll be on The Lisa Birnbach Show tomorrow from 9:20-9:45AM. Yep, you read that right: in the morning.