SNL’s Estro-maxx Skit

I don’t even know where to start.

Gaga Sings the Trans

Lady Gaga’s new song “Born This Way” from her upcoming CD Born This Way has these lyrics: Bridge Don’t be a drag, be a queen Whether you’re broke or evergreen You’re black, white, beige chola descent You’re Lebanese, You’re Orient… Continue Reading

Revised Passport Requirements

From NCTE: New News on Passport Requirements The U.S. State Department has announced some small but important additional changes to its policy for updating gender on U.S. passports and Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBAs). The changes make clear that… Continue Reading

Nothing New Under the Sun

To a lot of people, transgender identities are new, some emerging idea that’s only happened in the modern era, & to some degree, that’s true: without the discovery of hormones (turn of the last century) and the development of surgeries… Continue Reading

Notes Toward the Complete Works of Shakespeare

Apparently monkeys will not come up with the works of Shakespeare when provided a computer. What six of them did come up with was a lot of the letter S. I love it.

Superbowl Ad: The Sauna

We’ve come a long way, baby. I am very very sure I’ve never been turned on by a Superbowl commercial before, but goddamn. And yet: it’s funny, too, and not homophobic, either. Well done.

What’s Cool About Wisconsin:

This guy! And so far, in my experience, he is not atypical. Honestly, the more I meet people born & raised here, the more I think Joe McCarthy couldn’t have been. (via Jezebel)

Two Tune Tuesday: Amanda Palmer Shows Off Her Bush

By god this is brilliant: Amanda Palmer & The Young Punx – “Map of Tasmania” Music Video from Amanda Palmer on Vimeo. She’s Neil Gaiman’s wife, and formerly of The Dresden Dolls. It’s kinda hard not to hate her, except… Continue Reading

January 22nd…

… was the 38th anniversary of Roe V. Wade. This article, about how anti-choice groups targeted black women with both race and gender baiting, is harrowing but essential reading. Keep it safe and keep it legal.

From NCTE: New HUD Rules

The National Center for Transgender Equality applauds President Obama and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for proposing new regulations, unveiled today, that would ensure that HUD’s programs would be open to all who need them, regardless… Continue Reading

New Year’s Resolutions: Timeliness

One of mine is apparently to ignore timeliness. Still, here they are, mantras I’m repeating to myself, or orders I’m giving myself, in all their lovely glory: shut up & smile repeat my version of serenity prayer: changeable things /… Continue Reading

Kickstart: Transfigurations

Photographer Jana Marcus wants to turn her touring exhibit of photography of trans subjects into a book. Donate if you like her work and/or if you’d like to own a copy. She needs just under $3k in a month. (Tell… Continue Reading

Dolphins at Risk

This just pisses me off: The Vegas casino The Mirage uses dolphins to attract customers, & then has them living in shite conditions. Sign the petition & pass it on. Quiz question: in which scifi novel(s) do dolphins speak?

Sex Educator Uninvted by OSU

Award-winning author, columnist, sex educator, and filmmaker Tristan Taormino was set to be the keynote speaker at Oregon State University’s Modern Sex conference, scheduled for February 15-16, 2011. Yesterday, she was uninvited by a university representative, who cited her resume… Continue Reading

& The Nominees Are:

Born This Way

I love this blog. It’s entirely photos & stories of LGBT people in photos from when they were young, kids most of them. Just gorgeous, and the stories are as varied and amazing as you’d expect. It reminds me some… Continue Reading

Charting Identities

via Google Labs: Apparently, transsexuals and transvestites are waning, and transgender is ascendant. Not that we didn’t know that, but there it is in red green and blue. I like the way dyke has remained a subcultural word (consistently small… Continue Reading

Two Tune Tuesday: Cage the Elephant

Wow do I hate their name, but I heard this “wicked” track on the radio the other day & thought they had an interesting thing going on. I can’t make up my mind where it’s coming from: I alternately think… Continue Reading

Dr. King’s Inheritance

I love Angela Davis, & I love what she’s doing even now: speaking out against the racial bias of the industrial prison complex:

Chinese Crossdressers

What a list! China Today has a list of the Top Ten Crossdressers (more like trans-feminine spectrum) and most of them are young and very pretty. (thanks to Jenny for the link!)