Cesar Chavez Day

& Happy Cesar Chavez Day! Go unions! “Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed. You cannot uneducate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are… Continue Reading

Women’s Career Event Tonight

I’m part of a panel discussion tonight, hosted by Lawrence’s Diversity Center, called “Women: Breaking Boundaries & Reaching Your Goals.” The other women on the panel are: Professor Rosa Tapia Amy Uecke, Acting Dean of Students Yvette Dunlap, Asst. Superintendent… Continue Reading

Two Tune Tuesday: Androgyny

I’m starting to teach Transgender Lives today, for the third time, at Lawrence, so this seemed appropriate. To save you the time & trouble, here are the lyrics:

“Lesbian” Strippers in SF

Only Republicans would go to a bondage strip club in San Francisco and spend $2k to see strippers pretend to be lesbians when most people just go to the parks, movies, and bars to see actual lesbians make out in… Continue Reading

ENDA Petition

Sign the petition to Speaker Nancy Pelosi from the Courage Campaign and GetEQUAL. Dear Speaker Nancy Pelosi — With health care legislation passing, now is the time to institute workplace protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people by passing… Continue Reading

Christine Daniels Follow-Up

The LA Times has a new story about Christine Daniels which says much of what many of us expected: Daniels, who had been writing a sports-media column called Sound and Vision, had her last byline in The Times on April… Continue Reading

Ongoing GLAAD Battle

I can’t say I’m surprised, but people are upset with GLAAD for starting a petition that asks Tribeca Film Fest not to show Ticked off Trannies With Knives. There are a couple of objections being made in various corners of… Continue Reading

GLAAD Petitions Tribeca Film Fest – Sign It!

GLAAD has now seen Ticked Off Trannies with Knives and is asking that Tribeca Film Fest remove it. You can sign a petition. Start a Petition »

All Wood Paroxysm

Here’s a cool article about women being sports fans AND consumers. The way she describes things is exactly the way I feel, as a musichead, reading something like Rolling Stone, which is still aimed at the guys. It becomes a… Continue Reading

Brizendine Brain

It’s part of my job to read stuff about genders and brains. Sadly, however, I have to slog through articles where the author, while talking about sex drives and teenagers, says this about teenage boys: “This fuels their sexual engines… Continue Reading

Two Tune Tuesday :radiohead:

A friend recently admitted, shyly, that he can’t seem to “get into” Radiohead and asked me what, exactly, I like about them. My first thought was “What’s not to like?” but then I said things about their unusual rhythms, the… Continue Reading

Pelosi Doesn’t Have Balls

Fantastic rant from ultrageek over at Daily Kos: She has courage. She has guts. She has a spine. She has tenacity. She has fortitude. BUT, she does NOT have balls. The inner feminist in me, long hidden in my workaday… Continue Reading

Bathroom Salon

& Here’s some more (not) good news: a group called Mass Resistance took video of First Event, the annual trans party/conference that takes place up in Boston in January of every year. They cobbled together some footage (badly) in order… Continue Reading

Comedy Film About Trans Violence?

oy. (via IFGE)

Happy 100th Anniversary, Die Transvestiten

It’s been a hundred years since Magnus Hirschfeld published The Transvestites. The earliest bibliographic entries Ray Blanchard tracked down are these: Die Transvestiten – Eine Untersuchung über den erotischen Verkleidungstrieb [Transvestites – A Study of the Erotic Drive to Cross-Dress],… Continue Reading

Rant On

Sometimes, only a rant will do. This one is called “I’m just a Bundle of Sticks… I’m Meant to Be Aflame.” The thing about being a fag is that it’s tiring. I am tired of your ignorant comments that you… Continue Reading

Move ENDA Now

Take Action: Demand LGBT Employment Rights Today Note from Helen: (en)gender is participating in a blogswarm today with Bilerico Project, Daily Kos, Open Left, Towleroad, Pam’s House Blend, Joe My God, Michelangelo Signorile, David Mixner, Daily Gotham, Culture Kitchen, Taylor… Continue Reading

French Trans Documentary

Binding Words (L’Ordre des Mots) – Teaser (english subtitlesby lordredesmots

US Nuns Rock the House (& the Church)

It’s rare that a bit of political news actually makes me tear up, but the efforts by the Catholic US nuns today did: Their numbers and influence may be declining, but American nuns demonstrated Wednesday what generations of schoolchildren already… Continue Reading

Wrong Picture

Wow. Just wow. I’m not even sure I can articulate how offensive this is, & in how many ways.