Female Masculinity

Masculine Women! Feminine Men!

I’m teaching a fun tutorial on pre Stonewall LGBTQ identities, and this old favorite showed up in an article about the queer identities in the ‘pansy craze’ of the 1920s. (There’s a great little track called “B.D. Woman’s Blues” by… Continue Reading

Daily Show: Trans Special Edition

They didn’t call it that, but Friday’s episode of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah pretty much was a trans special edition: from coverage of the trans bathroom bills, to an interview with Meagan Taylor about getting arrested in Iowa,… Continue Reading

“I Am Real” – Brynn Tannehill Being Awesome

Transition: A Generation of Change

A couple of amazing students put this short clip together for a class that promotes media making in the service of community. I was honored to be a part of it, but the real props go to Rowan and her… Continue Reading

Here from New York?

I was interviewed for an article titled “My Husband Is Now My Wife” for New York magazine recently, and while the online version isn’t up yet, the issue is out. So if you’ve shown up here as a result of… Continue Reading

Blowback, or The Jenner Effect

A friend who prefers to be anon wrote this on FB a few days ago, and I thought it was important. In the midst of all the ooh la la about I Am Cait – which is doing some good,… Continue Reading

S onewall: the Movie (Because It’s Missing the T)

Again, I’ve been doing this a long time, so here’s the shorthand: If, as a director, you want to make a movie about a young gay man who has been kicked out of his Kansas home by his Christian parents… Continue Reading

John Oliver Explains Trans

Kathleen Dunn Show – Done!

Our radio interview on WPR’s The Kathleen Dunn Show is now up & available for listening or downloading. It’s a call-in show and we got a lot of good questions. Ms. Dunn was, and is, a great interviewer. Topics included:… Continue Reading

Us, Kathleen Dunn, Monday: WPR

Betty & I will be on The Kathleen Dunn Show on WPR this coming Monday at 2PM CST.

Mad Us: The End of Mad Men

Mad Men isn’t about Joan or Peggy or Don or Betty or Roger or feminism or the 60s or NYC or advertising; it’s not about drinking or smoking or the clothes or the era. It’s about mid-life and it’s for… 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

Tina Fey is a Miracle

I know she’s a comedian & all, but this still took guts: & Honestly, to hell with Spanx.

Trans Media History: The Love Boat

Mackenzie Phillips played a trans woman in 1982 on Season 5, Episode 15 of The Love Boat. And guess what? It doesn’t suck. It’s quite sympathetic, actually. Lindsey, from the mHB boards, brought it to my attention. Here are some… 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

Reporting on Trans Issues

HRC posted an article about the protection of LGBT youth inspired by the horrific story out of CT in which a trans teenager was jailed and housed with adults and later put in solitary confinement. She had not been charged,… Continue Reading

Casa Valentina Opening

It was so much fun. I’ll be writing more about the play itself in the upcoming days, but for now, look at the pretty pictures. There are more at Playbill’s site.

The RuPaul Brouhaha

RuPaul’s Drag Race decided to stop using “she mail” for a segment on the show because trans people were upset about it – but moreso upset about an additional segment where people had to guess whether a close-up shot of… Continue Reading

Hyenas

I write memoir. Sometimes people ask me why I would publish such deeply personal things, and I never know how to answer that question. Because I can? Because I think shame is the single most limiting factor of our lives?… Continue Reading