FB Break

If you follow me on Facebook, I’m taking a break from that place for a while. I’m not sure yet if my blog will continue to post to my author page, but if it doesn’t, you’ll have to read me… Continue Reading

GaGa’s Drag King Performance

Get More: 2011 VMA, Music, Lady Gaga She stayed in drag & accepted the “best female performance” award in drag, too, which I can’t help but appreciate. I can’t stand the song – ugh, rock ballads. So what’s the vote?… Continue Reading

Trans Triathlete

The NY Times did a story on NY transgender triathlete Chris Mosier, and Mosier followed up with his own article and commentary after the race.

Devi Ever’s Side

I never did like Billy Corgan or his whiny band, but now I’ve got a new reason: he’s decided to be a complete asshole in a business dealing with a trans woman. Who is right or wrong is beside the… Continue Reading

Close Call

This has nothing to do with gender or transness, but I loved it. (because you know who did it first, ahem).

Last Night’s Interview…

… on Queery is already up.  

Madison Radio Interview

I’ll be interviewed tonight on the Queery show, WORT-FM out of Madison. Listen live!

East Coast Earthquake

From Facebook, I’m getting reports of an earthquake felt in DC, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and NYC. Update, 1:06PM Central Time – One in Colorado, one in Virginia.

Two Tune Tuesday: Terry Hall

Terry Hall’s best known as one of the voices of the ska band The Specials (although many will know “Ghost Town” only), but 80s types will know him equally well as the emo-before-emo voice of The Fun Boy 3. (There… Continue Reading

Five Questions With…. Nick Krieger

Nick Krieger recently published the FTM spectrum narrative Nina Here Nor There: My Journey Beyond Gender and I was very impressed with the book. I’ll admit that his bio, on the back of the book, was what reeled me in:… Continue Reading

Nine Years? What?

Today would have been Joe Strummer’s 59th birthday. Somehow, it’s been nine years since he left the stage.

Trans Care & Medicare

For those of you on Medicare who are seeking trans-related medical care, NCTE has created a document that can help guide you through what should be covered. Share it with your doctors.

Cool, Cool Young Woman

I expected something different, something far more corny, but found this woman’s explanation of her life & her reason for the video pretty damned incredible. Watch through to the end.

NYT Goes Nuts With Trans Stories…

The NYT has an article on silicone pumping and trans women, and a piece by a woman whose husband transitioned, AND another column by Boylan. Even I’m starting to think they’re overcompensating for past negligence. That said, 12.5k trans women… Continue Reading

Not Mutually Exclusive

A little girl was invited to a party where the rules were that boys had to come as superheroes & the girls as princesses, but before she and her dad had time to say “to hell with gender essentialism” they… Continue Reading

ABC on Trans Couple Story

Somewhere in the last week’s insanity I did an interview with Susan James of ABCNews.com about a recent article published in the Boston Globe by a journalist whose husband transitioned from male to female. It was a lovely interview, and… Continue Reading

Two Tune Tuesday: Milestones

Happy 40th, Mark!

Two Tune Tuesday: With Love from Daughter #3

My father was a gentle man who lived a life of decency and took pleasure in simple things – music, food, family, & the Brooklyn Dodgers. He passed away suddenly yesterday morning at 83 years old after a tricky aorta… Continue Reading

WI Elections: Tuesday, August 9th

Colbert explains how Americans for Prosperity “helped” out with the recall elections by sending ballot applications to Democratic households. The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c Wisconsin’s Recall Election & Americans for Prosperity’s Absentee Ballot Typos www.colbertnation.com Colbert… Continue Reading

Life in Wisconsin, Pt. 4?

I’m not sure how many of these updates I’ve done, but here’s another! This summer I’ve been spending most of my time reading, thinking, bicycling, and learning how to drive and cook. Weird, all of it, besides the reading &… Continue Reading