So there’s a lot out there about antifa right now and the first time people see a group of them there’s often a little fear… as there was Sunday night at a rally I helped organize. They wear black. Sometimes… Continue Reading
from Paisley Currah, in response to the news that the WH is looking to remove LGBTQ protections from healthcare: “Don’t believe everything you read about the Trump’s administration’s inability to govern. In the regulatory arena, Trump is really getting things… Continue Reading
these white men, these fascists, these nazis and white supremacists so many snowflakes with their pitchforks and fire chanting blood and soil you embarrass yourselves. what you are is obvious to the rest of us: insecure cowards who don’t have… Continue Reading
“Resistance is our birthright.” Found here.
Hey all As you know, my wife got her first part in a movie last summer, which premiered a month or so again at Los Angeles Film Festival, where it also won its category. She is right now in Las… Continue Reading
There is something so gentle and sweet about this it’s making everyone cry today. Things like this, you just can’t imagine how much they mean.
There is nothing more inspiring and heart-breaking than someone who is willing to put their life on the line for a democratic ideal that has yet to recognize them as full and equal citizens, whether those citizens are black, native,… Continue Reading
I wish everyone else was reading my Facebook feed today: thoughtful statements by young folks, calls out for the voices of trans military vets by advocates, queer partners of trans people refusing to stand down, unapologetic statements of solidarity by… Continue Reading
I love this so much. Rache was interviewed in the LA Times to talk about Eve – and to talk about trans visibility, especially vis a vis Bomer being cast as a trans woman. Here are my favorite bits: She’d… Continue Reading
I’ve been sitting on this article for a day or two because it honestly depressed the shit out of me, so if you’re feeling especially overwhelmed by the grief and dread of the political landscape right now, you might want… Continue Reading
She transitioned in 1958 at the age of 21 and went on to be a Playboy bunny and appear in 8 movies, did numerous TV appearances, and was otherwise a glamorous, beautiful woman. Here’s a cool interview with her.
There have been a few reviews of And Then There Was Eve, but this one, in particular, by Reggie Peralta, gets it right when it says: Crowl, on the other hand, portrays Eve as remarkably well-adjusted after being so coldly… Continue Reading
A year ago these 49 people – most of them Hispanic – lost their lives for being in a gay dance club in Orlando. We remember you and celebrate your lives. (courtesy Our Lives magazine out of Madison, WI)
Get your tickets while you can and we’ll see you in LA in 11 days! For the record, this is, as far as I can tell, only the second film to ever have a trans woman play a trans woman,… Continue Reading
Patrick Califia posted this yesterday on Facebook, and I thought it was vital to share. I did something today that was really important. It was embarrassing, stressful, maybe even traumatic. But it was still very important for me to make… Continue Reading
I just showed students in a Gender Variance course some of Diane Torr’s magic in her Drag King workshop from Venus Boyz. I knew this news was coming but it’s still heartbreaking: so many of the true trailblazers from the… Continue Reading
If you’re going to be in or near LA on 6/18, or just really really really want to attend the world premiere of my wife’s movie, you can now buy your tickets!
Last year on May 19th, my mom died at the age of 86 on what would have been my father’s 88th birthday. Here they are being about as much as a 1950s couple from Brooklyn it is possible to be.… Continue Reading
It’s so much harder to read, read about, and teach Stone Butch Blues than it used to be. I still miss Leslie Feinberg being in the world, such a spirit of fight and determination and work and brains. Working class… Continue Reading