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.

Obama Adds Protections

President Obama will sign executive orders to grant employees working for federal contractors and federal workers freedom from discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. That is, he’s doing what Congress – the House, specifically – has not done… Continue Reading

Obama Issues Executive Order to Protect Trans Employees

Obama: “I’ve repeatedly called on Congress to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act,” Obama said. “Right now, there are more states that let same-sex couples get married than there are states who prohibit discrimination against their LGBT workers.  We have laws… Continue Reading

Hobby Lobbied

There’s a part of me that wishes we could all go back to bed and pretend it’s Sunday night so that there would still be a chance these awful rulings wouldn’t have been handed down by the Supreme Court today,… Continue Reading

Appleton’s Non Discimination Ordinance

Last night, the city of Appleton, WI passed a non discrimination ordinance that is inclusive of gender identity and expression. It passed the City Council 12-2, with awesome work by staff, council members, and Fair Wisconsin, and by my wife,… Continue Reading

Outagamie County Clerk Update

On reasonably good authority, here’s an update about Outagamie County Clerk Lori O’Bright: she will NOT waive the waiting period for marriages other than her three reasons which she stated in public on Monday: 1. the health of one of… Continue Reading

To That County Clerk

On Friday, Judge Barbara Crabb ruled that the state’s ban on same sex marriage was unconstitutional. Madison and Milwaukee courthouses flooded with couples – people who’d been together 34 years, 26, 15, 2… excited at the prospect that they finally… Continue Reading

Obama’s Pride Month Statement

As progress spreads from State to State, as justice is delivered in the courtroom, and as more of our fellow Americans are treated with dignity and respect — our Nation becomes not only more accepting, but more equal as well.… Continue Reading

Richard Martinez Wants You to Send a Postcard

His son was killed this past weekend at Isla Vista, and he wants people to send a postcard to their representatives asking them to get on the ball already with gun control. It’s super fast & easy.

Pussy Riot Assaulted

Pussy Riot

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ACLU Files Lawsuit Seeking Freedom to Marry for Wisconsin Couples

The ACLU has set the ball rolling: MADISON, Wis. – The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Wisconsin and the law firm of Mayer Brown filed a federal lawsuit today on behalf of four same-sex couples who wish to… Continue Reading

Help Me Bring the Trans to WI!

Well hello lovely readers! It’s rare for me to do this sort of thing, but there are a couple of cool events afoot that I’ve been part of that need your support. One of them is called the Trans Leadership… Continue Reading


The good news is that a federal judge has struck down Oklahoma’s DOMA as unconstitutional. (Image courtesy Joe.My.God) (I’m sorry. I couldn’t resist.)

Amiri Baraka’s Gone (But Never Forgotten)

What an amazing man, an amazing poet, an amazing speaker: I saw him speak a long time ago at CCNY & was blown away. Thank you, Mr. Baraka, for being fearless and for always speaking truth to power (even if… Continue Reading

Missouri Gov Does What He Can

Says the (conservative Dem) governor of Missouri: “Many Missourians, including myself, are thinking about these issues of equality in new ways and reflecting on what constitutes discrimination. To me, that process has led to the belief that we shouldn’t treat… Continue Reading

Five Questions With: Danielle Askini, Gender Justice League

I met activist and Gender Justice League founder Danielle Askini a long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. She was then, and remains to this day, one of my favorite trans activists and educators. 1. Tell me… Continue Reading