Two Tune Tuesday: Passer Guitaruus Est

Josh Williams was performing the song “Mordecai” at a Bluegrass festival this past May 5th when he had a little visitor. Check it, around 1:30, and watch to the end. Gorgeous.

Humans of New York

One of my favorite blogs – especially now that I live in Wisconsin – is Humans of New York, which is a project that’s a little bit like a photographic census. Not only does it consist of great photos of… Continue Reading

HUD: Equal Access to Housing Rule Trans-Inclusive

Wow. Housing non-discrimination for trans people? Really? What amazing news. Via NCTE: “I am proud to announce a new Equal Access to Housing Rule that says clearly and unequivocally that LGBT individuals and couples have the right to live where… Continue Reading

How to Say ‘Panties’

(There are some other really great ones, like coccyx, synechdoche, and carpe diem.)

RIP Juan Epstein

I don’t know if anyone else has said it, but I thought Juan Epstein was hot. Either way, the actor Robert Hegyes, who played him, died at the age of 60. So here’s a clip of Kotter’s first day back… Continue Reading

Income Calculator

Find out how long it takes Mitt Romney to make your salary. Really.

Maddow Tumblr

Oh, yes.

Sasha’s Sex

The couple who chose to keep their child’s sex a secret so that s/he might be raised free of gendered expectations and stereotypes, have now revealed their child Sasha was declared male at birth. The reason, of course, is that… Continue Reading

Two Tune Tuesday: Einsturzende Neubauten

Rachel calls it my clink-bang-whizz-brr music. (Tom Waits, amongst others, is in the same category.) It still makes me happy, and they were amazingly cool live. They were the only band I ever played that my mother asked me to… Continue Reading


or there’s always this option. As someone who goes to see a great deal of music these days – go figure, but it turns out I love chamber music – I tend to leave my phone somewhere in the entrance… Continue Reading

Roe v. Wade…

… is 39 years old today, & still, thankfully, the law of the land. It is not, of course, guaranteed, and the pro life forces are quite aware that the next presidential choice of a Supreme Court justice is incredibly… Continue Reading

100 Trans Blogs

Sugar and Slugs put together a list of 100 trans-related blogs; not all of them are primarily dedicated to trans issues, but still, this is pretty amazing. I think there were three when I started, & I’m not sure any… Continue Reading


I expect some of our Appleton peeps will read this & we will make a lot more sense. Maybe. Anyway, it’s great. Bagel.

Just to Say

It’s been seven months since he left us, & we both still miss him everyday.Here he is with his star pendant. Because, you know, he was one.

Her First Period

The Frantics-Her First Period – watch more funny videos

How We Honor Dr. King

“Power without love is reckless & abusive, & love without power is sentimental & anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice & justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.” –… Continue Reading

Buy Girl Scout Cookies

If you haven’t yet heard, a Girl Scout troop allowed a young trans girl to join and in response, people are boycotting the sale of Girl Scout cookies. Which, to my mind, means: more for us! These will be the… Continue Reading

Shit Trans Guys Say

I know everyone is sick of these already, but I find this one charming: More interesting is the same guy’s musings on being “trans enough”.

“Work It” Cancelled

ABC Cancels “Work It” After Two Episodes Los Angeles, CA, January 14, 2012 – Today ABC announced that the series “Work It” has been cancelled after two episodes. GLAAD and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocacy organizations including the… Continue Reading

How Beautiful Is She?

I love this. A “Plus Size” model – in scare quotes because I find the phrase idiotic – did a photo shoot with your average (skinny) model, exactly to show the difference. What’s striking to me is how much she… Continue Reading