Birth Control Is Healthcare

With even birth control under attack, various people and organizations have been posting about all the other medically necessary reasons for birth control. I, for instance, have PCOS, which leads to all sorts of crap, including irregular periods, so they… Continue Reading

Punching Back

The DOJ reversal is a punch in the gut for trans people, so if you know any, please be nice to them today / this week & make sure they’re managing. Whether this action is legal or not, the message… Continue Reading

New to Antifa? Let Me Explain.

So there’s a lot out there about antifa right now and the first time people see a group of them there’s often a little fear… as there was Sunday night at a rally I helped organize. They wear black. Sometimes… Continue Reading

Paisley Currah on the WH’s Rescinding of LGBTQ Protections

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

#defendcville

these white men, these fascists, these nazis and white supremacists so many snowflakes with their pitchforks and fire chanting blood and soil you embarrass yourselves. what you are is obvious to the rest of us: insecure cowards who don’t have… Continue Reading

Laverne Cox Narrates Trans Struggle #ACLU

“Resistance is our birthright.” Found here.

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

Happy Earth Day? From an Urban Green

I’ve never really figured out how I’m supposed to love Mother Earth and am suspicious of anything as awesome as a planet being gendered, of course. That’s human silliness. I first became green when I volunteered for NYC’s Earth Day,… 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

Time to #BoycottTexas: SB6 Approved

I watched some of the five hour hearing. Toward the end, a Republican woman named Lois Kolkhorst came on and made something she thought was a feminist argument for passing this law. And if I never hear another woman argue… 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

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

Not On Our Watch

Apparently the news is reporting there were 250 people at an event I helped organize tonight, on the spur of the moment, in freezing cold weather, with absolutely no list of speakers or musical acts or anything. For those who… Continue Reading

Not a Temper Tantrum

  Yesterday, I saw that a relative of mine had posted this just as I was putting my photos of the Madison rally up. I was full of love and confidence and strength, so seeing this was like a punch… Continue Reading

#resist

I will be marching in Madison tomorrow. I will be marching for the black women who raised me as a feminist. For the trans men and women with pussies and without. I will be marching for the interracial couples and… Continue Reading

The Other America

You can’t listen to the few words Joe Biden spoke when he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, with distinction, without realizing what deeply decent people we have had running this country. At a moment when Moonlight, Fences, and… Continue Reading

love notes for america

A colleague from Boston published a horrible letter sent to a mosque there – I’m not going to reprint it, but it was filthy and evil – and my immediate thought was to send them a letter of love, of… Continue Reading

#AlwaysNYC