Cho Fierce

Wow. Margaret Cho rightfully lost her shit & in so doing wrote us all a manifesta: I grew up hard and am still hard and I don’t care. I did not choose this face or this body and I have… Continue Reading

Obscenity Trial

On this day in 1928 police seized 800 copies of Radclyffe Hall’s lesbian novel The Well of Loneliness. It would be put on trial as obscenity later in 1928 under the Obscene Publications Act of 1857; Virginia Woolf came to… Continue Reading

Shit Cis People Say to Trans People

You knew it was coming: “You transgenders are so inspiring” is probably my fave. That said: we have had plenty, PLENTY of trans women ask us if my partner has had “the surgery”, how we have sex exactly, and whether… Continue Reading

Two Tune Tuesday: White Rabbits

Two drummers, goddammit, rhythms right out of Funboy 3’s best stuff, piano that sounds like it came off Rufus Wainwright’s first CD, and thumpy, sexy basslines. Honestly, they’re like an answer to a question I’ve been asking for 20 years.… Continue Reading

Local Politics

I will honestly say I’m flabbergasted. There is a local election coming up for the city’s Aldermen, and one of the men running, Tom Van Susteren, posted this on his Facebook page, which is public: How on earth this could… Continue Reading

Standing on the Shoulders Of

It’s been five months since my dad’s death and I can’t think of a better way to honor his memory today than to say: Go Giants! (& He would have known full well what it cost me to say that,… Continue Reading

This is Lawrence

I’m at about 1:30, right after the Philippine cave bats.

Transition-Related Care is Tax Deductible

How’s that for good news for an upcoming tax season? The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has affirmed that transgender people can deduct their hormone therapy and sex reassignment surgery expenses. This announcement indicates that the IRS will follow the U.S.… Continue Reading

White People

“White people are so lame.” – Homer Simpson It’s so excellent, and the vocals are spot-on.

Santorum Comes From Behind

It looks like Santorum may win in Iowa, so let’s keep the google bomb alive, shall we?

Be Who You Are

Alas, another children’s book about a trans child, this one called Be Who You Are, about a young girl who is born male-bodied. The only thing that bugs me about this is the idea of using the term “gender non-conforming”… Continue Reading


It’s a little surreal but at Lawrence we start a new term tomorrow along with the New Year. I’ve been meaning to write a ‘year end wrap-up’ sort of post but I find I’m going from pillar to post in… Continue Reading