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

Gender Neutral Bathroom App

So now, there’s an app for that. Where once there was (& still is, actually) safe2pee.org, now there’s Refuge Restrooms, which helps you find bathrooms with the least amount of hassle. Here’s a question from an interview The Advocate did… Continue Reading

Coy Mathis Wins

At long last, great news: Coy Mathis was being discriminated against when her school stopped allowing her to use the girls’ room as she had been all along. According to TLDEF: This is the first ruling in the nation holding… Continue Reading

Another Bathroom Case: Maines in Maine

Nicole Maines is in a court case to decide whether or not her school did the right thing by her when they asked her to use a staff bathroom. BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Maine’s highest court heard arguments Wednesday over… Continue Reading

Time to Boycott AZ (Again)

and here’s a quick bit with Masen Davis of the Transgender Law Center explaining on MSNBC: They’ve tied it to birth certificate gender, which is the hardest one to change (and, for that matter, is not likely to be carried… Continue Reading

And Back in the States…

… Arizona legislators want to make it illegal for people to use the “wrong” bathroom, and to make the offense punishable with fines and jail time. They’ve raised the usual bugaboo of pedophilia – which, if anyone has noticed, we… Continue Reading

Bathrooms (for the 82nd Time)

Bathrooms, again, this time in Pittsburgh. It’s sickening, really, that people should deny other people the basic decency of a hassle-free bathroom.

McDonald’s Employees

There is a petition at change.org which is calling for the McDonald’s employees who stood by, laughed, and videotaped the violent attack on a trans woman be held responsible. I have no idea what kind of precedent that might be,… Continue Reading

Passing Privilege and Maine Politics

Last week, Jennifer Finney Boylan spoke to the Maine legislature over gender inclusion in Maine’s non discrimination laws. She writes: Yesterday, I spoke to the Maine legislature’s Judiciary committee. A bill has been proposed to “exempt” transgender people from protections… Continue Reading

Trans Friendly Bathrooms

Genderqueer Chicago is working on a campaign to make bathrooms in Chicago trans-friendly: CHICAGO–In an unprecedented effort to make the city of Chicago safer for transgender individuals, Genderqueer Chicago, a local youth group, launched the “T-Friendly Bathroom Initiative,” a grassroots… Continue Reading

Gender Neutral Bathrooms at CSI

The College of Staten Island is making some of their restrooms unisex, or gender neutral. It’s not particularly tricky: they’re putting signs on the doors of both male & female stick figures, add a lock to the main door and… Continue Reading

Bathroom Salon

& Here’s some more (not) good news: a group called Mass Resistance took video of First Event, the annual trans party/conference that takes place up in Boston in January of every year. They cobbled together some footage (badly) in order… Continue Reading

Getting It

Interesting coverage of a trans person who is suing their employer for building a gender-neutral bathroom for them: Interesting because the guy seems hip to trans identities in general, & is only critical of the person’s decision to sue. Strikes… Continue Reading

DC Bathroom Campaign

DC Trans Coalition and Office of Human Rights Launch Bathroom Access and Safety Campaign Groups Mobilizing Community to Ensure Enforcement of the Human Rights Act Washington, DC –   On Friday, July 3rd, the DC Trans Coalition (DCTC) along with the… Continue Reading

Peeing, Again

Have you all seen this latest iteration of trans + feminist(ing) + bathroom issues? Oy, it makes me tired. Here’s what I had to say about it four years ago. Some days I just want to apologize to all the… Continue Reading

Gainesville Says No

Unofficial results from Gainesville are that the good citizens of the historic Florida town voted no to turning back the clock and getting rid of LGBTQ discrimination protections. 58% No on Amendment 1 (and 42% Yes) according to Mara Keisling… Continue Reading

Femme Fever Gala Ball

The Femme Fever Gala Ball will be held on April 18, 2009 from 8pm to 12am & has been compared to a prom-like event. Betty & I have been to a few Femme Fever events & Karen hosts a great… Continue Reading

Gainesville’s Fight

Allyson Robinson posted this message about Equality Florida’s fight for a gender-inclusive non-discrimination law in Gainesville, Florida on our message boards, & I thought it deserved a larger audience: Many of you are aware of the fight brewing in Gainesville,… Continue Reading

Congrats to Diego Sanchez

Congratulations to Diego Sanchez for his new appointment as Barney Frank’s senior policy advisor. There are misgivings, of course, precisely because Sanchez has worked with HRC & crossed picket lines in SF to speak at an HRC dinner (when even… Continue Reading


TIC (Translating Identities Conference) happened yesterday at UVM (University of Vermont @ Burlington) and Kate Bornstein – who spoke there – posted this lovely sign.