Complaint Against Ken Zucker

Oh, Ken Zucker decided to mess with the wrong person when he sent Lynn Conway a letter accusing her of libel. She has, in turn, filed an official complaint against him. You can find the actual letter here, along with… Continue Reading

Sign the Petition

On the Task Force, named as Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders Chair, we find Dr. Kenneth Zucker, from Toronto infamous Centre for Addictions and Mental Health (CAMH, formerly the Clarke Institute). Dr. Zucker is infamous for utilizing reparative therapy to… Continue Reading

GID Group

For those who are astounded by the news that Blanchard has been appointed to the Work Group for Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders, consider this: the chair of that group is Dr. Ken Zucker, who believes transgender kids can be… Continue Reading

Guest Author : Mercedes Allen

(crossposted in several places, and people are welcome to forward this on freely to others in the transgender and GLBT communities, as I see this as being very serious — Mercedes) A short time ago, I’d discussed the movement to… Continue Reading

Five Questions With… Julia Serano

Julia Serano is a Bay Area slam-winning poet, author, performer, activist, & biologist. She organized the GenderEnders event from 2003 until last year; plays guitar, sings & writes lyrics for her band Bitesize, and oh – has a Ph.D. in… Continue Reading

SoCo Keynote: Jenn Burleton

SOUTHERN COMFORT CONFERENCE 2007 KEYNOTE ADDRESS – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2007 One Community, One Family by Jenn Burleton, TransActive Education & Advocacy, Portland, OR Thank you to the organizers of this amazing conference and in particular, Cat Turner, Lola Fleck… Continue Reading

Julia Serano Guest Blogging on Feministing

Julia Serano, about Bailey, on Feministing today: The fact is that when a self-appointed “expert” like Bailey claims that transsexual women transition for purely sexual reasons, and that they are lying if they state otherwise, people will believe him because… Continue Reading

“Stuff I Supposed After Meeting Some People in a Gay Bar”*

* quote by Mara Keisling, when providing an alternative description of what Bailey’s book could be described as instead of as “science.” This NPR show out of the Bay Area about the whole Bailey controversy is good listening. Joan Roughgarden… Continue Reading

Dreger & Bailey, Again

& Now The NY Times has published an article about the whole Dreger/Bailey fiasco. It’s reasonably objective, even if the title of the article is ridiculously overblown. Moreover, based on her own reading of federal regulations, Dr. Dreger. . .… Continue Reading

Here We Go Again

So it seems that numbnut J. Michael Bailey has gotten more press, this time in a New York magazine article published in June that’s just now been picked up by Apparently Bailey, this time around, can tell whether someone’s… Continue Reading

Five Questions With… J. Michael Bailey

J. Michael Bailey is the author of the much-heralded The Man Who Would Be Queen as well as one of the authors of a groundbreaking study on bisexuality released last year. 1. So, Prof. Bailey, what amazing things have you… Continue Reading

Five Questions With… Vern Bullough

Vern L. Bullough is a SUNY Distinguished Professor Emeritus, was a past President of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sex, was honored with the Kinsey Award for his research, and is the author of Crossdressing, Sex, and Gender,… Continue Reading

Doing What You Do

Recently, a suggestion was made that I quit doing what I do as a moderator on the message boards, or maybe that I do a little less of it, or a little less frequently, or zealously. Or something like that.… Continue Reading

Five Questions With… Mariette Pathy Allen

Mariette Pathy Allen is the award-winning photographer and author of the books Transformations: Crossdressers and Those Who Love Them and The Gender Frontier. She has been photographing the trans community for 25 years now, and is unofficially referred to as… Continue Reading

Five Questions With… Interview with Jamison Green

Jamison Green is the author of Becoming A Visible Man (Vanderbilt U. Press, 2004), which won the CLAGS’ Sylvia Rivera Book Award and was a Lambda Literary Finalist. He writes a monthly column for PlanetOut, and is a trans-activist of… Continue Reading

Our Old Friend Mike Bailey

Anyway, I’ve written a Letter to the Editor of the NYT, as has our own newish board member Megan Pickett, and I’d encourage more of you to do the same. You can send emails to, but remember two things: 1) less than 150 words, 2) include your full name, address, and phone #. Continue Reading

Protest or Support?

So here, without further ado, are a few of the book award nominees for the Lambda Lit Award: Continue Reading

Us Vs. Them

Why it seems reasonable for any group to empower themselves by demonizing another group is foreign to me. Continue Reading

‘As Nature Made Him’

Gender change victim dies WINNIPEG – A man who was born a boy but raised as a girl in a famous nurture-versus-nature experiment has died at age 38. David Reimer, who shared his story about his botched circumcision in the… Continue Reading

COS Banquet Speech

This is the speech I wrote for the COS banquet. * * * Thank you Staci, the board of COS, and all its members for inviting me here tonight to speak. I want to thank all of you who keep… Continue Reading