Community Toast

A bunch of people who participate in our online community forum are toasting each other for the New Year at the stroke of midnight, wherever they are, and we’ve created a map to show where we all are. Happy New… Continue Reading

Fembots Have Feelings, Too

I mention, every once in a while, that the worst kind of misogyny I experience is in the trans community, and well, here’s a whopper. It was brought to my attention because the person writing is commenting on my post… Continue Reading

Survey: Partners Whose Husband Come Out as TG

SURVEY: “A Study in the Relationship between Changes in a Wife’s Self-Esteem and the Discovery that Her Husband is Transgender: What is the Perceived Meaning of the Discovery?” If you think you might be interested in participating in this survey,… Continue Reading

New Expedia Ad: Genderbent

The actor who plays the cool goth chick on NCIS is the new spokesperson for Expedia, and in the new commercial she does for them, she is showing various hotel rooms which are empty – or supposed to be empty… Continue Reading

Two Tune Tuesday: Final 2010 Edition

I’m loving this list of NPR listener-chosen albums of 2010, and even more the tracks off those albums. And while I can’t help but laugh when I hear Cee Lo Green’s “Fuck You” – ain’t that some shit? – my… Continue Reading

Avoiding Computer Hunch

As many of you know, I have ongoing shoulder/neck/arm problems, and as a result, people send me stuff about how to deal with/defeat it. These videos are via Betty & Lifehacker. So first, watch the instructions. Then, follow along:

Myths of Male Orgasm

Why not link to a post about male orgasm for Boxing Day? Too much eggnog & so too drunk to fcuk, as as the Dead Kennedys used to sing… or maybe that itch isn’t getting scratched in the ways it… Continue Reading

Merry Happy!

Merry musical Christmas to you all.

How the Other Half Lives

My friend Lynne alerted me to a post about the uselessness of women. I wish I could say it surprised me, even a little, but essentialism is essentialism is essentialism, whether that’s expressed in “women should rule the world” attitudes… Continue Reading

Trans Partner Murdered

A woman drove from North Carolina to Michigan to murder the partner of her trans sibling. I don’t have the words. My condolences to the family of the woman who was killed and to all those who will miss her.

Sad About the Repeal?

For a different perspective on the repeal of DADT, young trans activist Danielle Askini writes that she’s sad about it: The last bastion that forced SOME poor queer youth to avoid the military has been pealed away; we too can… Continue Reading

Updated Travel Info from NCTE

NCTE has updated its travel advisories and information for trans people based on reports they’ve been getting.

Eclipse Ellipsis

A very happy Solstice to one & all. Let the light return! Despite being up at the time of this rare lunar eclipse – as I am most nights, especially when I’m writing – I didn’t get to see it:… Continue Reading

Two (or Four, or Seventeen) Tune Tuesday

This is more like a four-tune Tuesday, or a 17+ tune Tuesday, depending, but I found this lovely list of 2010’s best queer indies and thought I should share it, but I also wanted to share some cool stuff I’ve… Continue Reading

Not Everyone Can Hear

Coach Still Fired

The NYT did get around to covering the firing of that lesbian/pregnant coach in Nashville I reported last week. Here’s the part that baffles me: Asked if having openly gay faculty and staff members could create a conflict with the… Continue Reading

Trans Vets Applaud DADT Passage

From TAVA, the Transgender American Veterans’ Association: We are proud of our democracy that Congress passed this monumental repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. Even though transgender people are still going to be separated from military service, Transgender American Veterans… Continue Reading

DADT Repeal

The Senate has now voted to repeal DADT as well. It’s just Obama’s signature that’s needed now.

Stoning A-Okay

I seemed to have missed this news, as did my outraged friend who sent me the link (it must have been an otherwise busy news week), but did you know that the UN elected Iran to be on the Commission… Continue Reading

Today: Dan Savage

I’m going to be on the Dan Savage LoveCast tomorrow at 2PM PST, talking about crossdressing & crossdressers. (Hint: that’s 4PM Appleton time & 5PM NYC time.) Update, 2:44 PM PST: I recorded the call with Dan a few minutes… Continue Reading