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.

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 Trailer

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

Victim Blaming Dr. Dao

Now journalists are starting to dig into Dr. Dao’s past, as if some criminal history or other misdeed somehow “explains away” the violence done to him by United. This is victim blaming. I hope, if anything like this ever happens to me,… Continue Reading

ACLU Sues WI Over Trans Health Coverage

At long last, some good news: MILWAUKEE – The national ACLU, ACLU of Wisconsin, and volunteer attorneys from the law firm Hawks Quindel sued Wisconsin’s state university system and insurance board today over their refusal to provide gender-affirming health insurance… Continue Reading

WI State Detransitioning Trans Employees

Imagine, married folks, how it would feel if you got a cheery email from your university or from the state you live in telling you that due to some clerical reorganization, you and your spouse, and all married people in… Continue Reading

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

US Trans Survey Now Out

Today, the most recent US survey of trans people is out. Tune in at 1PM EST for a live launch event. Register to watch it. Here are some of intitial findings, about bathrooms: 59% have avoided bathrooms in the last… Continue Reading

Mara Keisling Gets Herself Arrested in NC

Mara Keisling has been one of our very favorite people for a long, long time now, and today even more so. Today she used the ladies’ room in the NC state house and was interviewed by Buzzfeed about it. She… Continue Reading

Seattle: Trans Activist Danni Askini Is Running for Office

She’s running for an open seat in the Washington State House of Representatives, 43rd legislative district. She’s 33, trans, and awesome. She’s the founder and director of the Seattle-based Gender Justice League, and would be the first openly trans person… Continue Reading

Look Up Here, I’m in Heaven

My wife told me this morning as she left for work & I still slept, and I fell back asleep, fell right into a dream where I was living in a tiny, crowded artists’ commune somewhere in the row houses… Continue Reading

EEOC Ruling

So what does this recent EEOC ruling mean? It means that sexual orientation discrimination is now considered sex discrimination, because the gender of you and the gender of who you love means it’s about gender, not orientation, per se. The… Continue Reading

SCOTUS Rules for Marriage Equality

Charleston

They managed to arrest that racist, violent motherfucker without killing him but a dude who sold loose cigarettes & a child who was playing with a toy gun had to be killed. Nine people were killed while in a church… Continue Reading

Done Now.

Melissa Harris Perry asked and it turns out Dolezal does self-identify as black. I’m done and can’t take this seriously anymore. Here’s a great book about passing and African American experience: better to learn a thing than to continue wondering… Continue Reading

Ireland Votes for Marriage

Here’s a great story about some of the Irish expats who went home to vote, as it was up by referendum. It’s the first country to do so my popular vote. Here’s another about #hometovote. More lovely photos. Northern Ireland… Continue Reading

Why I Didn’t Even Watch

I know B. Jenner is exciting and trans people are exciting and – well, not so much for me. As I was saying to my wife recently, I wish the only people who did work on trans people found them… Continue Reading

Missing OH Teen Found Safe

Such a relief. No statement yet (that I’ve seen) from the family, so there’s no point in guessing until or unless we hear from them what happened. Either way, the rarest of rare things: a missing trans person is found… Continue Reading

No Justice, No Peace

We knew, but we hoped. America never finds an armed white man guilty of killing an unarmed black man. There are a few, rare exceptions – Jordan Davis’ killer got time – but not usually. It’s so heartbreaking. But if… Continue Reading