Stella Walsh, Intersex Olympian

It’s an interesting clip, but this story by Matt Tullis – the story of the intersex Olympian – is ever better, detailing, sympathetically, some of what she and her fans experienced as a result of her autopsy and revelation. Stella… Continue Reading

AIS, CAH, Sequential Hermpaphroditism, & Reciprocal Copulation

This is a great short article on the ambiguities of sex as expressed by humans, mammals, fish and various other creatures, and covers topics like chromosomal variety, embryonic sex determination, and reproductive strategies. It’s a nice Sex 101 – and… Continue Reading

Dex and DES

A few years ago it looked likely that we’d discover a drug that might be taken prenatally by mothers whose children might have a high risk of CAH – in order to prevent it. Since CAH is the only intersex… Continue Reading

Int’l Olympics Sets Sex Policy

Wow, this is huge news. Since Caster Semenya’s case first hit the headlines – which it never should have done for the sake of her privacy – there’s been a lot of speculation about women and competition. That is, there… Continue Reading

Semenya’s Return

And another via my friend Matty, with whom I will be team teaching Gender Studies 100 this fall, about Caster Semenya’s return. She added: “Even if she is a female, she’s on the very fringe of the normal athlete female… Continue Reading

Breeding Out Tomboys

So what do you call it when a female doctor walks into a gene lab & doses all the pregnant mothers with a drug to prevent their daughters from wanting to work in “masculine” careers? Hypocrisy? Insanity? Female chauvinism? Pulling… Continue Reading

Lambda Lit Awards

Congrats to all the winners! 21st LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD WINNERS for BOOKS PUBLISHED IN 2008 TRANSGENDER Intersex (For Lack of a Better Word), Thea Hillman, Manic D Press

Lambda Literary Awards

This year’s Lambda Literary Awards Finalists have been posted. In the Transgender category: 10,000 Dresses, Marcus Ewert & Rex Ray, Seven Stories Press Intersex (For Lack of a Better Word), Thea Hillman, Manic D Press Two Truths and a Lie,… 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


The “John Money” episode of Law & Order: SVU is was on USA right now at 9PM EST tonight.

Gender Studies 101

For your amusement, or edification, I’ve been putting together a list of terms & concepts students of my Intro to Gender Studies class are required to know – for exams & that sort of thing. I thought some of you… Continue Reading

Intersex Pony

Betty’s always joking about wanting a magical pony, but I don’t think she had this one in mind. (thanks to Xtine).

TG Veterans Survey

New Transgender Veterans Survey Immediate release. Please post this everywhere. Transgender American Veterans Association Contact: Monica F. Helms, President A new survey has been created to achieve a more accurate picture of the state of the transgender American… 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

“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

Five Questions With… Richard M. Juang

Although Richard M. Juang is an otherwise studious English professor, I came to know him through my participation with the NCTE Board of Advisors, and increasingly found him to be gentle and smart as a whip. We got to sit… Continue Reading

Autism Parallel

When I read this article by David Kirby about autism, I thought of something I heard Raven Kaldera say in an Intersex workshop up at TIC: that he found the idea of a bunch of conservative homophobic types becoming environmentalists… Continue Reading

Dr. Keith

We taped an episode of the Dr. Keith show last week, and I’ve been sorting out my thoughts since then. I found the experience exhausting. From all reports (Donna, my sister, another friend) we were good. But some days it’s… Continue Reading

First Event Keynote: Me

Well, the news is out: I’m going to be the keynote speaker for TCNE’s First Event next year. The event will be from January 17th – 21st, and in addition to the keynote I will be doing a reading from… Continue Reading

Receipt, Please?

Natalie posted a “quit bickering” type post in a recent thread full of hot debate, misreadings & misunderstandings (since closed) about mosaic intersexed conditions, and her list, although well-intentioned, immediately garnered objection from Andrea – and from us. Betty and… Continue Reading