(In)Visible: Rachel in the LA Times

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

Dire Predictions

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

RIP Aleshia Brevard

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.

Eve Review

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

We Remember You

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)

Promo Clip for And Then There Was Eve

June 18th

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

Guest Post by Patrick Califia

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

RIP Diane Torr

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

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