Gender Testing at the Olympics

& CNN covers the gender-testing at the Olympics in an interesting way. I’m curious the way other news media are reporting this, so if you find stories, do send them.


Keira Knightley is insisting that her breasts will not be airbrushed in publicity photos for The Duchess. Girls are as good at math as boys. NCTE released a guide to Selective Service for trans people (pdf). The Chinese Olympics Committee… Continue Reading

The Umbrella

There’s been a recent thread on the message boards about the relative usefulness & accuracy of the “transgender umbrella” & quite frankly, I’m stumped by people who have a problem with the idea. I don’t see that it’s a complicated… Continue Reading

A Bit of Good News

A German court has decided that a pre-existing marriage does not have to be dissolved if one of the spouses in said marriage changes their legal sex. In the UK, that’s exactly what has to happen, & if the couple… Continue Reading

Fail Blog

When I’m having a crap day, I like to check out Fail Blog so I can feel a little bit better about myself. Here’s a recent favorite: see more pwn and owned pictures

SF: HRC Protest

On July 26th, while HRC throws yet another swanky affair, transgender folks & their allies will party outside the HRC venue to protest gender exclusion from the national ENDA. Details here. More opinions here (Edge SF), here (NLGSF), here (Left… Continue Reading

To Erma Bombeck, With Love

As many of you know, I’ve been struggling with my weight & fitness for the past couple of years. I was in pretty great shape when I met Betty, & got lazy, for starters, which was then exacerbated by (1)… Continue Reading

Dallas: Another LGBt Rift

A gay bar, and its gay bar owner, have decided to ban drag queens and trans women from their “Trashy Tuesday” night – exactly because the bar night is so crowded that they don’t have time to babysit the bad… Continue Reading

Dishdrawer Boor

Has everyone seen the ad for the Fisher & Paykel Dishdrawer? A woman is putting dishes away, from the dishwasher into the cupboard drawers. As she bends over the dishwasher, and then the drawer, again and again, her husband, sitting… Continue Reading


A very happy 30th birthday to CT who is one of our favorite people ever.

Just a Guy

Our downstairs housemate of the past 5 years or so left today, to move to his hometown, where he got offered a job he couldn’t turn down. I’ve been friends with him nearly two decades; he’s the one who made… Continue Reading

Partners, Talking

On BBC, an interview with the (female) partner of an MTF and the (male) partner of an FTM is worth listening to. Though I will say the FTM in question turned into a jackass, not a man. Most interesting to… Continue Reading

Footloose: NYC Style

I know this may be hard to believe for people who don’t live here, but it is illegal to dance in bars in NYC. Really. Places have to have a cabaret license in order to allow dancing. The law’s 82… Continue Reading

Abortifacient Irafaciens

The Bush administration distributed a memo that would make birth control pills abortion: According to the HHS draft, “abortion” takes on a very broad meaning: “The Department proposes to define abortion as ‘any of the various procedures — including the… Continue Reading

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NY Is Not America

I just love that the rest of America is all of a sudden paying attention to New Yorker magazine covers. Hysterical.

7 Year Itch?

Our 7th wedding anniversary is today, but of course we’ve been together for 10+ years, so to my mind, the 7 year itch (if there ever is one) has come & gone. But a couple of friends of ours recently… Continue Reading

This Time Around

On hearing about the closing of Indymac Bank, my thoughts went like this: What the hell kind of name is that for a bank? Who has more than $100k in savings? I will probably never have to worry about having… Continue Reading


from The Jaded Hippy: Sums up my feelings pretty well

More Death Shows: Cold Case

I watch a lot of death shows, as I call them – the forensics, the procedurals, the investiigation shows. I’m a big fan of Cold Case, especially: the premise is that they have to take on a cold case –… Continue Reading