WI Bathroom Bill

Sadly, this transphobic bathroom stupidity has arrived at our doorstep, WI. It’s time to act. Here’s the MoveOn petition. Go sign it. Here’s a letter draft you can email to your representatives: I imagine you have heard of a bill… Continue Reading

Cecile Richards

Her mama, of course, was Gov. Ann Richards, and apparently these guys have forgotten how often she handed them their asses on a plate. As much as I appreciate everyone pointing out how many amazing services Planned Parenthood provides, it… Continue Reading

“Politically Correct” Means What?

Because my last guest author used the term “political correctness” I feel the need to comment on it. I won’t edit to that degree, but I do like to clarify why I don’t, and won’t, use this term. I remember… Continue Reading

Bernie Sanders Shows Us How It’s Done

(For the record, I’m only going to comment here about how Sanders responded to the shutdown of his speech in Seattle. I’m not interested in talking about activist tactics (but I think they were right), but more in how white… 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

Ramadan’s American History

Today is the start of Ramadan.One fourth of the world observes this Muslim fast, and I miss being in a culture where I could regularly witness the very happy fast-breaking at sundown; having grown up in a faith that fasts,… Continue Reading

The Origin of Memorial Day

Interesting piece on the black origins of Memorial Day in the U.S.: The largest of these events, forgotten until I had some extraordinary luck in an archive at Harvard, took place on May 1, 1865. During the final year of… Continue Reading

IN Just Made Bigotry Legal

from Lambda Legal, via Jillian Weiss: Today, the Indiana House of Representatives, with a vote of 63-31, passed a bill designed to allow private businesses, individuals and organizations to discriminate against anyone in Indiana on religious grounds. Lambda Legal condemns… Continue Reading

Tell Your Story to the US Commission

If you have been discriminated against & you’re trans, NCTE is now taking testimony. You can submit your story as Anonymous if necessary, as this testimony will appear in public documents.


Oh, #alllivesmatter people, please, just listen for a minute. For those of us in communities that are targeted for violence – from both people who hate us and often the police who are supposed to serve and protect us –… Continue Reading

No Justice, No Peace: UVA & Marisa Alexander

A first year student was gang raped at UVA, and it took a Rolling Stone article (TW) to get anyone to pay attention. It turns out UVA doesn’t even expel people who have admitted to rape. Those of us who… Continue Reading

Come On Already, NYC

Honestly, we need someone to do groundbreaking stuff – don’t let Iowa beat you to it again, okay? Shoot, NYS has already beaten you to it. A proposed law that would allow individuals to change the sex on their birth… Continue Reading

Please, Please Vote. Please.

I’m starting to get a kind of sick feeling about Wednesday and I don’t like it. No, I didn’t do nearly as much as I should have but you can bet your ass I’ll show up to vote. And what… Continue Reading


Tomorrow is Election Day, so here’s some important info about voting in WI: YOU DON’T NEED AN ID TO VOTE TOMORROW. You can register to vote at your polling place – all you need is proof of residency (WI license,… Continue Reading

Goodbye, Eric Holder

Wow am I going to miss him.



WI’s Attorney General Needs to Hear from You

Wisconsin’s Attorney General Van Hollen is against same sex marriage. He was the one who put a halt to the marriages that were taking after a WI court declared WI’s super DOMA unconstitutional, and he has vowed to keep same… Continue Reading

WI Unites for Marriage

Sign the pledge if you think same sex couples deserve marriage in Wisconsin. Find out more about this campaign from Our Lives and the Wisconsin Gazette. Keep up via FB or Twitter.