Why Trans Partners Should Tell Their Stories

The other day I published a brief interview with Christine Benvenuto, who wrote a book about her marriage to and divorce from a trans woman. I blurbed her book, let me admit up front. I blurbed it because despite some… Continue Reading

Quentin Crisp: Englishman in NY

I’ve written about him before (& even about the Sting connection) but just discovered the film made about him – with John Hurt playing Crisp – is available to see on Logo for free! Watch Reality TV, Video and Movies… Continue Reading

Five Questions With… Christine Benvenuto

Thank you so much for this opportunity to discuss my new book, Sex Changes: A Memoir of Marriage, Gender, and Moving On. (1) Your ex husband has, as well, written a memoir about her experiences. Did you write yours in… Continue Reading

Evon Young Will Be Remembered

If anyone ever thinks my remains might be in some garbage, please don’t look. This article is about the most heart-breaking thing I have ever read, and all I could think about was his mom or cousins or whoever it… Continue Reading

Include: The Fox Valley’s Campaign for LGBTQ

So this is what’s going on in Appleton and the surrounding Fox Valley: I did one of the info sessions for the initial CHAT Plunge that’s mentioned in the article and was at the breakfast on Wednesday – where my… Continue Reading

Diamond Stylz

She cracks me up. Pussy stick. That’s brilliant.

Virginia Woolf

“Once conform, once do what other people do because they do it, and a lethargy steals over all the finer nerves and faculties of the soul. She becomes all outer show and inward emptiness; dull, callous, and indifferent.” On January… Continue Reading

The Love of Parents

I went to a breakfast to kick off a campaign here in the Fox Valley yesterday: the idea is to make sure LGBTQ people know they’re welcome. There have been too many suicides of these kids over the past few… Continue Reading

Roe v Wade Turns 40

Statement by the President on Roe v. Wade Anniversary On the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we reaffirm its historic commitment to protect the health and reproductive freedom of women across this country and stand by its guiding principle:… Continue Reading

Ending the Day: Amiri Baraka

Every year we read a ton of quotes attributed to Dr. King, and miss out on all the other amazing, liberatory art that’s come out of Black america. This is only an excerpt: This is my own transcription: But I… Continue Reading

Happy MLK Day: Jazz

Jazz is an 11 year old (trans) girl who started speaking publicly about being trans when she was 6 (on 20/20 with Barbara Walters), created a trans kids network, and who recently got the US Soccer Federation to change their… Continue Reading

Penguin Awareness Day

I didn’t know there was one until my friend Ben posted these groovy photos on Facebook, so I thought I’d share the day and the photos with you all. They are such a lovely pretty form of goofy.  

Barbie Vagina

No, really: you can get surgery – called “The Barbie” – to remove your labia minora so you can have a ‘tidy’ seam of a vagina instead of – well, a regular one. For those of you who don’t know,… Continue Reading

What Being a Blogger Feels Like Sometimes

via parislemon

A Few Questions With… Cameron Whitley

Eleanor Hubbard is the co-editor of the anthology Trans Kin: A Guide for Family and Friends of Transgender People< . I got the chance to ask her a few questions about the book. 1) What encouraged you to create this… Continue Reading

Transphobic Feminism Redux

If anyone needs a summation of the past week’s arguments with some British feminists and their hateful transphobic bullshit, Jezebel has the scoop. Me? I just won’t pay this shit any mind anymore. ‘Transphobic feminist’ is an oxymoron. Spread the… Continue Reading

MHB Boards Back

Apparently they have been all day today – I just forgot to post about it!

MHB Boards Down

Our message boards seem to be down for now, & my tech is fast asleep. I’ll get her eye on it in the morning, & in the meantime, sleep tight & feel free to chat in the comments section of… Continue Reading

Ms. Foster’s Regrets

You’ve probably seen it already, but Jodie Foster burned the house down last night at the Golden Globes by coming out. She had, really, already, back in 2007, and before that – well, anyone who cared has known for a… Continue Reading

Sex & Disability

So happy to see someone has made a documentary about disability and sexuality: This narrative, written by Mark O’Brian and originally published back in 1990, is stunning and important and moving and amazing. Letting me go, she put her hands… Continue Reading