As ever, Julia Serano with a remarkably clear-eyed piece on the limits of tolerance and the underlying power structures and cultural context. I loved this especially: “But what about the suppression of my speech as a young trans person? Back… 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
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.
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
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)
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
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
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
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
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
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
I am not sure straight folks even know how often we do this when we don’t feel safe.
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
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
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
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
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
There’s a little message to all of the LGBTQ+ people at the beginning of this one, around 2:47-5:30 or so.