Same Difference: Docu About Black Masculinity

Stud, butch, AG, masculine of center – these are some of the terms people use to talk about their identities in this documentary by Nnekah Onuorah that I have to find a way to see. Short of that, this article… Continue Reading

Race is Not Gender: About Rachel Dolezal

As much as I joked yesterday that America just found out, via Spokane, that race is a social construction, I meant it to be only that: a joke. It has lead to a lot of people actually talking about what… Continue Reading

Catharine A. MacKinnon on Trans Women

I’ve always been a fan of hers even when I disagree with her. But this? Made me joyful. She was asked how her views have changed over the years: Certain things that I have had an inkling about have grown… Continue Reading

Mad Max: Fury Road

In case the MRA guys calling for a boycott of the movie isn’t a good enough reason for you, I saw it last night and loved it. Maybe it will come as a surprise that I tend to like fast… Continue Reading

Justice Alito’s Wrong

A reporter just called me and asked me to respond to this quote: JUSTICE ALITO: Well, how do you account for the fact that, as far as I’m aware, until the end of the 20th century, there never was a nation or… Continue Reading

Gender Quiz

I actually found a Buzzfeed Quiz about gender that strikes me as pretty accurate. Go ahead & see if it gets you right.

“You still have your boxes.”

The always elegant Janet Mock talks to Bill Maher. They cover a few things – Tambour & Transparent, Jenner’s possible transness, etc. – but the very last bit is his question about why Facebook now has 56 genders. She points… Continue Reading

Max to the Max

A good friend of mine has an awesome son. This is him: And this year, he’s just old enough to start worrying about bullies and what other kids will think and say and do. He told his mom he didn’t… Continue Reading

Serano Clarifies: That New Yorker Article

I have been accused, in the past, of being a ‘handmaiden’ to trans politics (really) or of being biased. What I am a handmaiden to is representing both sides of an argument with respect; discovering where and when someone is… Continue Reading

Ruby Rose Redone

via HuffPo, where the words Ruby Rose – the model/DJ in the video – posted on her Facebook also appear: You know what needs to stop just as much as homophobia, bullying within the LGBT Community… A ‘bisexual’ isn’t just… Continue Reading

“Just Like That” (Those Oprah Guests)

Oh, Oprah. She did one of her “Where Are They Now?” editions and it turns out Christine, a woman who had been in a marriage in which both husband and wife would come out as a gay, later met a… Continue Reading


Happy 4th of July to one & all! (For more about this Captain America, check io9’s post about the artist and the drawings.)

Elliot Rodger

Elliot Rodger was still a virgin at 22, and he was angry that he was because too often, men’s value is in their ability to “get women”. There are a lot of good articles out already – Slate’s & The… Continue Reading

Agender Portraits

Portraits of younger people who don’t identify as any gender, who use terms like “neutrois” to describe themselves. Most seem to use “they” pronouns. Pretty awesome, and pretty much where I’d be if i were 19 now.  

Gender Troubles Mother’s Day

Here’s an astonishing little piece about death, queerness, and re-reading Butler‘s Gender Trouble: “Tell her you forgive her,” she says, “I promise you she will die.” I hang up and go back into the bedroom. Back to the borscht-feeding. My… Continue Reading

Sports T

All the boldface is my own. The first evidence of this new policy in action was published last year in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. Four female athletes, ages 18 to 21, all from developing countries, were investigated… Continue Reading

Genders and Terminology

Vis a vis yesterday’s post about language and labels and pronouns, there’s this awesome set of photos of LGBTQ* identified people with the ways they identify. Queer Power Bottom Princess Trans Queer Parent Rural Queer Queer Femme Queer Butch Trans… Continue Reading

FB’s New Gender Options

As you probably know by now, Facebook introduced new gender options that have taken us way, way past the binary. It’s really great. There is now Male/Female/Custom in a drop down menu, and once you choose Custom, you have an… Continue Reading

Gender Neutral Teen

Safe Space Radio has a new series on LGBTQ teenagers in Maine which began with this first installment aired originally this past Monday, Feb 10th at 1pm. It’s with a teenager who identifies as gender neutral. From SSR: The series,… Continue Reading