While the House of Representatives finally managed to pass DADT, Canada has already come up with its dress codes for transsexual soldiers.

“My Person”

Here’s a nice article by a trans partner about the interminable search for the right thing to call our “persons.”

Sex Survey: Women, Trans

Here’s an interesting survey that is trans friendly and asks good questions. I took it.

Two Tune Tuesday: KT Tunstall

I got to hear her newest track “Madame Trudeaux” over at NPR, & it’s so lovely, like old school glam. Suzi Quatro would be proud.

But Think of the Children

A lesbian soccer coach gets fired by a university after admitting that her partner is pregnant. I’m not sure I can even count how wrong that is or in how many ways. How incredibly Christian of them, to fire the… Continue Reading

Voyage of the Dawn Treader

I’ll admit: I was worried about this one because it’s my favorite book of the series but also because I’d heard a long time ago they’d added a character that wasn’t in the book. That scared me. I’m also, of… Continue Reading

Nadler Introduces Fair Housing Act Amendment

News from NCTE: Rep. Jerry Nadler of New Jersey introduced a bill yesterday that would ban housing discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or source of income. The bill would amend the Fair Housing Act to include… Continue Reading

Illinois Gets It Right

Illinois is about to become the nation’s 11th state, plus the District of Columbia, to provide some kind of legal recognition to same-sex couples. which is from a nice article from a Chicagoan at St. Louis Today.

NYT: 2010 Year of the Trans

The New York Times does a “year in review” on trans media presentations in the Fashion & Style section, and it’s not a bad article at all. Not since the glam era of the 1970s has gender-bending so saturated the… Continue Reading

Two Tune Tuesday: Liz Phair

Because it’s my BiL Ian’s birthday, there can be no other choice. By last count, he’s seen her about the same number of times I’ve seen Rufus Wainwright (which is saying something):

Enlightened Sexism

I love this article by Susan J. Douglas on the idea of “enlightened sexism.” It’s a pattern/ethos I’ve been looking at & couldn’t come up with a name for, but i think of it as one of the problems the… Continue Reading

Face of the Day

On 12/1, Andrew Sullivan had a “Face of the Day” photo of a Pakistani hjira (although he called her a eunuch).

Trans Woman Attacked at Kohl’s in TN (Warning: Triggery)

It sounds like it’s going to be just some holiday shopping insanity, but then: When store personnel unlocked the doors to the store, Akasha Adonis and her mother of Humboldt, TN made their way to one of four entrances where… Continue Reading

Gay Artists often Wrestle with Christianity

That’s my attempt at The Onion‘s version of the headline, but here’s the scoop: The Smithsonian does an exhibit of LGBT people, and there are objections. It’s the typical “you’re defiling Christianity” issue that comes up over & over again… Continue Reading

Teh Palin

I hate her, but I think he’s right: we can’t underestimate teh Palin. (Thanks to SS for the link.)

World AIDS Day

Two years old, but just the same: (via Jacob Hale)

NCTE on DADT & Trans Service

I’ve put the critical info in bold: (Washington, DC: November 30, 2010) The Pentagon today released results of a nine-month-long study that concluded that the discriminatory “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) policy could be repealed with little impact on the… Continue Reading

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.