And Then There Was Eve Tickets On Sale

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!

A Year

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

Leslie Feinberg

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

RIP Sandra Cole

I’ve just gotten the news today that Sandra Cole, who many of you know from Fantasia Fair, died today surrounded by loving friends and family. She was a kind woman who did a great deal of work for wives and… Continue Reading

The First Year Without

I was going to wait to post this on the first anniversary of my mother’s death, but I know so many of you out there who are missing your moms today – whether it’s your first mother’s day without her… Continue Reading

“Extraordinary Breakout Performance”

You saw the trailer here yesterday, but the rest of the news about my wife’s film is this: it will have its world premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival on Sunday, June 18th. If you can come, please do.… Continue Reading

And Then There Was Eve Trailer

You, Take Care

Hey, all. The news that’s coming down about what will probably happen tomorrow prompts me to write. Tomorrow may be a difficult day for many of us in the LGBTQ+ community. It’s more likely that you’ve heard the new healthcare… Continue Reading

A Tale of Two Americas

Two pieces of news. First, the Dems re-introduce the Equality Act: Democrats including House minority leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer are gathering Tuesday morning at the Capitol’s Rayburn Room to announce the re-introduction of the Equality… Continue Reading

Medium

I decided to try out having a presence on Medium.

Tomboys, Gender Non Conformity, & Trans Identity

A few more thoughts about that NYT tomboy article, the various rebuttals, and my post from yesterday. I have to own that I wanted that mom to be right. For starters, because the world is transphobic and I am too –… Continue Reading

Happy Earth Day? From an Urban Green

I’ve never really figured out how I’m supposed to love Mother Earth and am suspicious of anything as awesome as a planet being gendered, of course. That’s human silliness. I first became green when I volunteered for NYC’s Earth Day,… Continue Reading

Dismayed: Tomboys in the NYT

So many people, including me, read that NYT piece about the mom who was proud of her GNC child who she described as a tomboy – a girl who is masculine but female-identified. Yay, gender non conformity! Yay tomboys! There… Continue Reading

What Comes Back

It’s been a long year of so many losses, but in a sense, this start of spring, the undoing of wintry death, reminds us too of what won’t come undone just with the passage of time, that some things, and… Continue Reading

Music: PWR BTTM

I can’t even with the news so here’s some music and cool lyrics. Sing along when the haters get you down. [Verse 1] There are men in every town who live to bring you down Make themselves feel bigger making… Continue Reading

Baby and Bathwater

There is a tendency, I think, for those of us whose goal is creating a world that is a little more self aware of sexism, racism, transphobia, and the rest, to dismiss writers and artists based on a single opinion,… Continue Reading

WI Trans Youth Study!

This is so exciting – a study of the needs of trans youth in WI. Please get the word out. WI TRANS YOUTH STUDY Are you a transgender or gender nonconforming young person living in Wisconsin? Make sure your voice… Continue Reading

Victim Blaming Dr. Dao

Now journalists are starting to dig into Dr. Dao’s past, as if some criminal history or other misdeed somehow “explains away” the violence done to him by United. This is victim blaming. I hope, if anything like this ever happens to me,… Continue Reading

Medical Treatment & Trans Youth

I have to admit that I tend to peep with one eye over any article by the NYT, or any other mainstream media, when they cover trans issues of any kind. I expect the usual disasters: trans women being referred… Continue Reading

Becoming Trans-Parent: Poems

Hey all! A local mom, Annette Langlois Grunseth, whose daughter is trans, has written a book of poetry called Becoming Trans-Parent: One Family’s Gender Transition about the experience and she’s hoping to sell a bunch more in pre-sales as that will… Continue Reading