Vaginal Knitting

I can’t really say how much I love this. (via Gawker)

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from the 1929 Macy’s parade! (That’s Captain Nemo.)

Happy 1st Night of Chanukah!

(It’s so early this year!)

Non Monogamy’s Many Variations

So here’s a clearly stated article on some of the vagaries of non monogamous relationships, what forms they might take, how they are interpreted in gay and straight relationships, why non monogamy and polyamory aren’t “cheating”, what the difference is… Continue Reading

Author’s Authority

In 1963, Bruce McAllister, a 16 year old high school student, decided his teachers were full of it when it came to symbolism in novels. So he wrote a bunch of authors and asked if they intentionally planted symbolism in… Continue Reading

4 Indicted in Steubenville For Attempted Cover-Up

Some good news: Now, , Steubenville City Schools Superintendent Michael McVey has been “charged with tampering with evidence, obstruction of justice and falsification.” Also charged: elementary school principal Lynette Gorman, for alleged failure to report child abuse; wrestling coach Seth… Continue Reading

Trans? Partner? Holidays got you down? WE WILL CALL YOU ON THE PHONE

From Jenny Boylan’s blog: Hello there.  For the third year in a row, we are doing THE DECEMBER PROJECT.  The plan is simple.  If you are trans– or if you love some one who is trans– and you need a… Continue Reading

(#TDOR) My Students Asked…

… why it is I don’t like TDOR or often go to TDOR vigils, and here are the reasons: We remember Evon Young, killed in Milwaukee, Wis., on Jan. 1. We remember Cemia “CeCe” Dove, killed in Cleveland, Ohio, on… Continue Reading

TDOR 2013

Here is this year’s post, which is also up at the Wisconsin Gazette. This was co-authored by Will Van Rosenbeek. International Transgender Day of Remembrance is a time to reflect on those who have been killed because of transphobia and… Continue Reading

Fair Wisconsin LGBT Leadership Conference: Feb 7-9, 2014

Online registration for the 2014 Wisconsin LGBT Leadership Conference is now open — register now and enjoy early bird rates!  Held February 7-9, 2014, we have another weekend full of inspiring speakers, educational workshops and fun social networking planned, and… Continue Reading

RIP Doris “I’ve won all the prizes in Europe, every bloody one – it’s a royal flush” Lessing

Really, writers don’t get any funnier or more cantankerous than that, do they? Here’s another nice piece where she talks about writing and mentions that the “trick” of writing is hard work (amongst other things).

Too Personal?

(via http://kimchicuddles.com/tagged/crystal/page/16)

William T. Vollman, Crossdresser

So here’s an interesting artistic/literary take on crossdressing that is definitely not the standard narrative and yet shares some commonalities with it: In the book’s introduction, Mr. Vollmann explains that his interest in cross-dressing is more an exploration of femininity… Continue Reading

Women Are Not Outside For Your Entertainment

..seen on Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, some time around the 10/19/13..

Brian Eno & Grayson Perry on Perversion

I love this. GP Careful! Speaking as a pervert myself, what the internet did was tell you that you weren’t alone. And it was shocking. When I was young, when I was about ten years old, I used to have… Continue Reading

1 WTC Gets Lit

(& it’s amazing, but honestly, can anyone look at this photo & no think: but damn, that bridge is too gorgeous.)

Some Justice in Ohio

A jury put Cemia “Ce Ce” Dove’s murderer in prison for 15 years. (In previous articles she was referred to as Cemia or CiCi Acoff and/or Dove.) (The article isn’t great on the pronouns – but justice, at least.)

Mental Illness Isn’t Cancer

I found this short reflection on the difference in experience for a family when first the mom/wife went through breast cancer, and later a daughter went through addiction treatment and recovery. Because of course, addition is an illness, as are… Continue Reading

Renisha McBride

So what the fuck is going on in this country? A woman’s car dies so she stops in a suburb (of Detroit) and knocks on a door for help and is shot in the back of the head when she… Continue Reading