RIP Cemia Dove or “CiCi” Alcoff

As I said on my FB page yesterday: I’m sorry, Ms. Alcoff, that we have not yet made the world a place that is safe enough for your beauty. Rest in Peace. (And journalists, and police, get your shit together… Continue Reading


Today is LGBTQ Equality & Justice & Day in New York. It’s long overdue. Back when they passed SONDA, they promised they’d come back. So tell our legislators it’s long over due: include gender identity in New York State’s non-discrimination… Continue Reading

First Out in Major Sports

It shouldn’t be a big deal, but it is, because the machismo of professional sports keeps so many of these guys in the closet. Not anymore: Jason Collins of the Washington Wizards just came out, and I expect a lot… Continue Reading


It’s finally spring up here and I’ve been out 2 out of 2 days and it is absolutely amazingly fantastic. Here’s a road sign I found on my second trip out.

Phosphorescent: Song for Zula

A few weeks ago I was up at dawn up in northern Wisconsin and you know, if you know me at all, that if I am up at dawn it’s only because I haven’t slept. Right before I’d gone up… Continue Reading

Equality Wins This Week

Also, I love this tidy summation from Fair Wisconsin‘s Katie Belanger: Just this week alone, (1) France became the 17th nation in the world to recognize marriage equality, (2) the Delaware House voted in support of the freedom to marry,… Continue Reading

Philly’s “Transiest Bill Ever”

Just to reiterate: this is great goddamn news: it will end discriminatory exclusion of health benefits for transgender City employees by Jan. 1, 2014 and allow employers offering health care to transgender employees to qualify for the “Equality Tax Credit”.… Continue Reading

Philly Wins

Really, the Philadelphia City Council just passed an amazing equality bill. According to Liberty City LGBT Democratic Club the LGBT Equality Bill will: • Make Philadelphia the largest city in the nation to end discrimination against transgender people in its… Continue Reading

MWMF etc.

Sorry I haven’t been blogging as much as posting music, but I’ve been a little overwhelmed lately. Still, here are a few links to some stuff concerning transphobia being classified as hate speech, the London Irish Centre’s decision not to… Continue Reading

More Musical Grrrl Lust…

… to finish off the week: (I want her jacket.)


This is just because I woke today so full, so peaceful, so – resolved. I have been through a little too much these past few weeks and have been feeling exhausted, and winter seemed like it would never, ever end.… Continue Reading

2013 National Trans Health Summit

Register today for the 2013 National Transgender Health Summit May 17th – 18th in Oakland, California! The Center of Excellence for Transgender Health and the World Professional Association for Transgender Health invite health care providers, health and human service professionals,… Continue Reading

Men & Hormones

Here’s a really sound article about men and hormones – specifically testosterone. It’s not perfect, but it’s closer than most of these articles that are written for general consumption are. Although I have no idea why it’s written for women,… Continue Reading

Today’s Vitriol

“You taught me language, and my profit on ’t Is I know how to curse. The red plague rid you For learning me your language!” -Caliban, The Tempest

RIP: Chrissy Amphlett of The Divinyls

Such a great song of grrrl lust. I’d featured it – and the cover by Jack Off Jill – a while back. & So sad that she’s gone so young. She died of the double-barreled assault of MS & breast… Continue Reading

Mara Keisling’s Lessons for Activists

Mara Keisling of NCTE spoke here at Lawrence a little over a week ago and she talked not just about trans issues and policy and legislation, but also about the importance of white people talking about racism and about what… Continue Reading

Fox Cities Book Festival: April 17 – 24

The Fox Cities Book Festival started in earnest yesterday and I saw one author right out of the gate: James Loewen, otherwise famous for Lies My Teacher Told Me, but who spoke yesterday about sundown towns. And he was amazing.… Continue Reading

Burmese Punk Rockers

This is my favorite thing of the year so far. & I’m sure many of you recall the very first Burmese punk, right? (She was born in Rangoon/Yangon.)

#13?: NZ

New Zealand has made same sex marriage legal. They’re the 13th country in the world to do so. & Guess what? The US isn’t one of them. (I can’t quite sort if they are the 13th or 14th. Seeing conflicting… Continue Reading

Haiku Day!

No really, it is. Here is mine inspired by the Wisconsin winter: Winter should end now It has been cold much too long Ass is frozen off. This person has been writing one daily, about which I have to say:… Continue Reading