Two Tune Tuesday: Adam Ant Turns 55

& Here are some Ants tracks you probably haven’t heard (unless you’ve known me a long, long while). It’s really a lot easier to understand how I turned out the way I did, what with listening to songs about BDSM… Continue Reading

Aung San Suu Kyi

Make her viral folks: this image was created by Shepard Fairey, the same person who made that Obama image that became so important in his campaign. The colors are so beautiful, & appropriately so. The one thing people forget about… Continue Reading

No More Abstinence Only Funding

This morning, the House Appropriations Committee’s subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education (Labor HHS) eliminated traditional sources of funding for abstinence-only programs by passing the appropriations bill for FY 2010. The Labor HHS subcommittee and the Obama… Continue Reading

Trans Salon

In today’s Salon, a nice piece about the failure of Thomas Beattie, and another about the romantic failure of Jennifer Finny Boylan. Mara Keisling, quoted in the first piece: Mara Keisling, the executive director of the National Center for Transgender… Continue Reading

Pride Month: Honoring Emma Goldman

Emma Goldman has always been one of my heroes, and that’s despite the fact that she never quite said that famous quote attributed to her about dancing & revolution. Or rather, she didn’t say the t-shirt version. What she said… Continue Reading

June Starts With a T

As far as I can tell, President Obama’s press release starting Pride Month is the first time the T has been mentioned as part of the gig! Back in 2000, Clinton used the “gay & lesbian” terminology. What’s interesting to… Continue Reading

Five News Stories

Fairfax High School elected a male student Prom Queen. Tom Ackerman, a gay man, has vowed to call his friends’ wives their girlfriends, because he’s decided his religious views don’t allow him to recognize opposite-sex marriage. The New Scientist tells… Continue Reading

Obama’s 100 Days a la Facebook

On Slate.

Gave Him an A

Republicans are flooding this MSNBC poll and giving Obama straight Fs. Give him the grade you think he really deserves.


Visit for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy You’ve gotta love the fact that conservatives against Obama’s tax policies have inadvertantly introduced the nation to an obscure sex act. Happy tax day everyone!

Gender Variance 280

I’m very happy to go back to teaching on Monday, & this time around, I’m teaching a class on Gender Variance which fulfills a writing requirement, to boot. Included on the syllabus: Hirschfeld’s Theory of Intermediaries, The Member of the… Continue Reading

Change We Can Believe In

QUESTION: “But on AIG, why did you wait — why did you wait days to come out and express that outrage? It seems like the action is coming out of New York and the attorney general’s office. It took you… 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

The Love

Okay, so I’m going to say it: I love Barack Obama. There are days I come home & worry about the uncertainty of my own life for the next couple of years, & then I see him and his rapidly-graying… Continue Reading

1 of 100 Women

Pam’s House Blend reports that Mara Keisling is one of the many women who have been invited to participate in an announcement ceremony. Mara Keisling, for those of you who don’t know, is a lesbian-identified trans woman who is also… Continue Reading

Prop 8 Goes Back to Court

Today the opposing sides face off in California State Supreme Court about Prop 8. In their corner, the detestable Ken Starr; in ours, the inimitable Shannon Minter. My friend Megan has already sussgested the headline: Minter Blows Starr Away. I… Continue Reading

Laughing & Smiling

Every day I wake up & read the news & every day I smile: Obama Pledges Restoration of US Funding for UNFPA President Obama Signs Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act Senate Approves SCHIP Expansion Bill. It’s like a dream, really.… Continue Reading

This Is What?

How hot is this? You can get a year’s subscription to Ms. Magazine AND this nifty poster for $35. The other day while writing my Blog for Choice post, I realized it was the first time I wrote one with… Continue Reading

Blog for Choice

Today is Blog for Choice Day. It’s been 36 years since Roe V. Wade, & while a lot of feminists are breathing easier as a result of Tuesday’s inauguration of Barack Obama as our new president, you can’t really ever… Continue Reading

More Wow

It’s really incredible: watching the Obamas walk hand-in-hand (which is beautiful in & of itself) to the White House just blows my mind. I’m not sure it’s actually sunk in yet that we actually pulled this off. Damn. & What… Continue Reading