Two Tune Tuesday: The Reverend Horton Heat

They played Milwaukee a few weeks ago & no one I know here was interested. It’s a sad sad day when no one wants to go see psychobilly. Next time around, maybe.

Speaking of Goodwill

There’s an article in the SF Gate about the new Goodwill Industries’ store in SF which has hired 7 trans women to staff the place – out of only 9 employees. It found that despite being twice as likely to… Continue Reading

Give to GoodWill (Not Salvation Army)

The Salvation Army doesn’t help all people in need – only the ones who aren’t LGBT. On the other hand, Good Will is very LGBT inclusive, so give to them instead.

Busy Holiday Season

So for the first time in my life, I’m facing a huge holiday with no family and no old friends anywhere nearby, and it sucks. First I’d like to apologize to anyone I’ve ever been around who wasn’t spending holidays… Continue Reading

From NCTE: What transgender people need to know about TSA’s procedures

From NCTE: As transgender people and our families prepare to travel for the Thanksgiving holiday, many have expressed concern about the various new invasive equipment and procedures at the airport announced by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). NCTE opposes the… Continue Reading

Two Tune Tuesday: Gang of Four

In honor of their return, which you can get an earful of care of NPR, I thought it was time for Gang of Four. No, not the Chinese political faction of the Cultural Revolution, but the post punk band. They… Continue Reading

Haiku #6

Fog made of cold air on a warm river. My smoke and it seem the same. (I wrote a few on Facebook in the past week or so, but am taking a break from FB, so here they are instead.)… Continue Reading

This TDOR: Why Not “Tranny”?

& To close this year’s Trasngender Day of Remembrance, a note from Mara Keisling of NCTE on what the day means, why not “tranny,” and what next: The Day of Remembrance, which we commemorate tomorrow, is a time of mourning… Continue Reading

TLGB Orgs Unite for TDOR

I’m really pleased to see this group of organizations sign on to the same statement. It’s not every day we see any kind of unity in the trans community. New York, NY, November 19, 2010 – Today the National Center… Continue Reading

Not Brandon’s Nebraska

For this year’s Transgender Day of Remembrance, I wanted to highlight this story out of Lincoln, NE, and one aspect of it in particular. For many, the word “transgender” calls to mind the murder of Brandon Teena in Humboldt in… Continue Reading

Phyllis Frye Becomes Texas’ First Trans Judge

Phyllis Frye has been a long-time advocate on trans and queer issues: this is exciting news! Phyllis Randolph Frye, longtime legal advocate for the transgender community, was sworn in this morning as the state’s first transgender judge. Frye was appointed… Continue Reading

CLAGS Lecture: Urvashi Vaid – Tonight

The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies invites you to the 19th annual Kessler Lecture honoring Urvashi Vaid.  Please join us for Urvashi’s lecture, What Can Brown Do For You? Race, Sexuality and the Future of LGBT Politics. Thursday, November… Continue Reading

Don’t Save Bryan Fischer’s Life

I really just want to stick this guy in a room full of FDNY firefighters and have him explain to them how saving lives is feminine. Bryan Fischer, the “Director of Issues Analysis” for the conservative Christian group the American… Continue Reading

A Boy’s Name?

A girl named Randi was beaten for having a boy’s name. “They started talking about me like I was a man,” she told local news station WREG. “That I shouldn’t be in this world. And my name was a boy… Continue Reading

Two Tune Tuesday: Joe Jackson

Two gender-y tracks from Joe Jackson.

When I Was a Hipster

I never thought of the label as an insult until later – maybe the 90s – when being a NYC insider somehow earned you the wrath of all the people who come to NYC in order to find/buy/live near cool.… Continue Reading

Macho Ears

Even the talented Scott Turner Schofield has to go to the supermarket: and has to ask: I’m sorry, what did you just say about the commercial construction of gender? In the supermarket, you say? No! Sleep Pretty or Hearos? Pink… Continue Reading

Brooklyn Queers Say It Gets Better

Oh, the lovely queers in Brooklyn say it gets better, too: = makes me homesick, yes it does. I miss being in clubs full of crossdressers and drag queens, strippers, sex workers and straight guys. I really do.

This Halloween’s Gender Story

Every year there’s a Halloween gender “problem,” but now, at least, there are moms who tell other moms to “back off.” I can’t tell you how many people sent me this story, but I know it made plenty of us… Continue Reading

Let Them Serve Openly

Democrats, grow a pair already & get this done. These men and women want to fight for their country, and no one should bar a citizen from being able to do that. Gays and lesbians have always served: it’s up… Continue Reading