Honored Finalist: Yours Truly

As it turns out, A Room of Her Own Foundation chose a short list of their “Honored Finalists” and yours truly is on it. Yes, I used my legal name, and someday I’ll say more about that, but you’ll be… Continue Reading

Two Tune Tuesday: Drama Queens

I love me some drama: Rasputina & The Dresden Dolls, both some kind of merger of pop and weimar. I especially love the Rasputina lyrics: Neglected girls should worry? / That’s what god made sailors for! & Yes, I did… Continue Reading

NSRC Trans LiveBlog

Today NSRC (National Sexuality Resource Center) held a live chat with Jamison Green, Dallas Denny, Masen Davis and Joy O’Donnell on the national state of trans rights. Worth reading.

Know Your Limits

Know Your Limits For those of you who haven’t seen this yet, it’s a must-see.

Prairie Home Appleton

So if anyone wants to know a little more about where I’m living, it turns out Prairie Home Companion is in town, & they’ve shot a little local footage for the show: Houdini’s birthplace, yes, but also Joe McCarthy’s. It’s… Continue Reading

Gender Variance 280

I’m very happy to go back to teaching on Monday, & this time around, I’m teaching a class on Gender Variance which fulfills a writing requirement, to boot. Included on the syllabus: Hirschfeld’s Theory of Intermediaries, The Member of the… Continue Reading

Tolerance is American

I really loved this ABC clip from What Would You Do? that Feministing posted. I can’t say I agree with Vanessa’s comments (or with Renee or Pam’s) but maybe I’m just that much older than she is, but this is… Continue Reading

Buy Books!

Some reports on book sales in this economy are none too cheery: GalleyCat reports on Books a Million, Barnes & Noble, and Random House. Know who publishes the books you love the most and make sure you check out their… Continue Reading

TSA Wants Your Gender

& Unlike the million other times when calls went out that TSA might be especially suspicious of anyone who crossdressed, now it’s real: your gender is supposed to match your ID. Their explanation, according to Polymorphous Perversity, goes as follows:… Continue Reading

Women’s History Month Quiz

(via Feministing) Deborah Siegel, over at Girl w/ Pen, is trying to start a little infectious blog quiz. If you’ve got one, paste these questions and add one of your own, then post it up at your blog so we… Continue Reading

HRC Comes Around on ENDA

Kind of remarkable, no? Like plenty of others, I’ll believe it when I see it, and will continue supporting The Task Force and NCTE over HRC, but this, if it turns out to be true, is a very.good.thing.

Beaver TV

This is one of the most bizarre commercials for a “feminine hygiene product” I’ve ever seen. There’s a second in the series, and a third. Honestly I don’t know what to think. You?

Change We Can Believe In

QUESTION: “But on AIG, why did you wait — why did you wait days to come out and express that outrage? It seems like the action is coming out of New York and the attorney general’s office. It took you… Continue Reading

Gainesville Says No

Unofficial results from Gainesville are that the good citizens of the historic Florida town voted no to turning back the clock and getting rid of LGBTQ discrimination protections. 58% No on Amendment 1 (and 42% Yes) according to Mara Keisling… Continue Reading

Two Tune Tuesday: Dudes

The ladies last week, & this week, songs with “dude” in the title: Kula Shaker’s Hey Dude and Mott the Hoople’s All the Young Dudes.

Lambda Literary Awards

This year’s Lambda Literary Awards Finalists have been posted. In the Transgender category: 10,000 Dresses, Marcus Ewert & Rex Ray, Seven Stories Press Intersex (For Lack of a Better Word), Thea Hillman, Manic D Press Two Truths and a Lie,… Continue Reading

Blog: Women Painting Women

I found this groovy new blog about women painters who’ve painted portraits of women and just loved the idea. I suggested Romaine Brooks, and specifically her portrait of Lady Una Troubridge, but I’ll be honest it’s her self portrait that’s… Continue Reading

LOGO Trans

LOGO has all their trans shows listed in one spot, for your viewing pleasure. (via Calpernia Addam’s blog)

10 Minutes of Dignity

A brief and well-done video by GLAD (Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders) about trans people and (mostly) workplace issues.

High Heel Hob Playing

& A 1930 article about the high cost of high heels: What that two inches off the ground means is a proportionate habitual displacement both of the foot, and of the whole body, in standing, walking, or running. Another thing… Continue Reading