George, Meet James

Wow, this is depressing to read. It’s also not even a little surprising. In light of all that, then, I shouldn’t have been surprised that using a male pseudonym had such a dramatic effect on Chartrand’s career. Death threats and… Continue Reading

Crossdressed Protest

It’s kind of amazing, the idea of Iranian men wearing traditional head scarves to show their allegiance to the insurgence, but that’s what they’re doing. Thus the new protest also speaks to the societal aspect of Iranian women being forced… Continue Reading

Gov Paterson Announces New Trans Rights Policy

This Wednesday, December 16 at the LGBT Center in New York City, Governor David Paterson will announce a major policy affecting transgender civil rights in New York. The Pride Agenda has been working on this issue since Governor Spitzer was… Continue Reading

Breaking News: DC Makes Same Sex Marriage Legal

Ah, good news! The Washington, D.C., City Council voted Tuesday to legalize gay marriage in the nation’s capital, handing supporters a victory after a string of recent defeats in Maine, New York and New Jersey. Mayor Adrian Fenty has promised… Continue Reading

New MVA Policy Detrimental to Trans Marylanders

Equality Maryland is Maryland’s largest LGBT civil rights organization. They recently sent out this information about the proposed changes to the rules for changing gender on MD driver’s licenses. The Maryland Vehicle Administration (MVA) is currently considering an update to… Continue Reading

Cold Case: Time to Hate

One of my all-time favorite Cold Case episodes, A Time to Hate, is on TNT right now. If this show didn’t win a GLAAD award, it should have.

Two Tune Tuesday: Kinky

I discovered “The Headphonist” while watching one of my death shows, and it was an instant ‘need to know what that is’ feeling, having spent most of my life walking around cities and towns and well, everywhere, with headphones on… Continue Reading


I was chatting with a new friend the other day & we were talking about coupledom; specifically about how often it is that you don’t like both halves of a couple you meet. He suggested that if you meet the… Continue Reading

Egon Schiele

Courtesy Bilerico & Gloria Brame, a lovely YouTube slideshow of the erotic works of Egon Schiele. I’ve long been a fan.

Check It Out: Trans Allies

While I’m sure it can be difficult for some trans people to comprehend, there are a ton of us out there who were incredibly offended by Gold’s piece for Bilerico. One of those people is Peter Toscano, who asked for… Continue Reading

Name Changes

A graduate student in journalism at CUNY recently wrote a cool article / multimedia presentation on the recent changes to the name change laws in New York State. Our own Caprice Bellefleur, the veteran mod of the mHB forums, who… Continue Reading

Bilerico Doesn’t Fail

The editors of Bilerico fired Ronald Gold & took his post down. I firmly disagree with the opinion that posting his screed had anything to do with website hits or publicity, and I disagree emphatically. The only remaining dilemma, in… Continue Reading

Photos by Betty

I forgot to mention the other day that those stunning photos were by Betty; she’s been taking some amazing photographs of the campus since fall. She’s also taken a few really great ones of our kittoi; this is Aurora on… Continue Reading

Ronald Gold Just Hasn’t Met the Right Woman

I mean, really, this isn’t a joke? I’m going to say again: those of us with queer genders who aren’t trans seem to have a beam in our own eye on this one. We just don’t get it, over &… Continue Reading

Madison, WI: SOFFA Support Group Starting

It’s always so good to hear when another partner support group starts! Go Madison! Just to let you know there is a SOFFA support group starting in Madison. It will meet every other Tuesday evening, 7p-9p, beginning January 19. It… Continue Reading

Feminist Holiday!

What a cool thing: a list of feminist books for five year olds.

Irish Transsexualism

It’s good news: Ireland has a possible law going before Parliament that will recognize the chosen gender marker/identity of trans individuals. The Green Party is pushing for it.

The First Big Snow

We’re expecting a foot to 18 inches. If you want to see it live, you can. The storm’s name – I had no idea we named winter storms – is Winter Storm Allison. (Thanks to Lynne & Megan for the… Continue Reading