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

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)

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

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

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

All Men Hand in Hand

“I stand with trans people.”

I did a talk for Rainbow Over Wisconsin last night – a local org that helps fund LGBTQ projects in northeastern wisco. Here’s what I said. Someone asked me recently why it is that gay people are so political, and… Continue Reading

Bad, Bad News from HHS

You know when a document is signed by a few of your favorite organizations (NCTE, the Task Force) you have to pay attention. Here are the highlights: President Trump this week quietly appointed anti-LGBT extremist Roger Severino as Director of… Continue Reading

Tomorrow Night!

Hold Tight

I am not sure straight folks even know how often we do this when we don’t feel safe.

Amicus Brief

A remarkable document, signed by 101 trans individuals – some celebrities (Jen Richards, Laverne Cox, Zachary Drucker, the Wachowski sisters), activists (Beck Bailey, Diego Sanchez, Jamison Green), professors (Ben Barres, Jenny Boylan, Paisley Currah), and lawyers (Zoe Dolan, Mik Kincaid,… Continue Reading

When We Rise #whenwerise

You really should be watching this series. It’s not perfect, but it’s really, really good, and gets at some of the ways life was. You can watch the first two episodes online, and catch the third and fourth tonight and… Continue Reading

Trans Guidance Ruling: Actual Facts

While doing a short talk on 21st Century gender today, I felt I had to say something about the news that the WH will not be supporting trans students’ bathroom use. Here’s a few things we know: the attempted suicide… Continue Reading

WI LGBTQ Summit: 2/25 in Milwaukee

I’ll be doing a workshop at the Wisconsin LGBTQ Summit in Milwaukee on February 25th. My session description goes like so: Trans Advocacy for Trans Families As a non-trans trans advocate, Helen Boyd has been educating trans and non-trans people… Continue Reading

LGBTQ Books for Kids

The always awesome Bear Bergman started Flamingo Rampant a while back, which is a micro press that publishes beautiful LGBTQ books for kids. Here’s a bunch of them. Right now they’re raining money to publish the next set of books… Continue Reading

This Year’s Fun Home Lecture

There’s a little message to all of the LGBTQ+ people at the beginning of this one, around 2:47-5:30 or so.

RIP Lady Chablis

Heartbreaking news from Monica Roberts: The Lady Chablis, aka The Doll, aka Brenda Dale Knox, had died at the young age of 59. She became famous by playing herself in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, after which… Continue Reading

Gay Crossdresser

Every once in a while I get an email from someone who is in the middle of reading MHB for the first time, and they either want to tell me their whole story or feel under represented in some ways.… Continue Reading

#BlocktheBeast: Nico Hines Should Be Fired

Straight and married journalist Nico Hines decided to use Grindr to attract same sex attracted Olympiads and publish the results. But same sex contact is illegal in 74 countries and punishable by death in 16 — and that doesn’t even… Continue Reading