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Stay Safe, NOLA

Hurricane Gustav is about to bear down on the lovely city of New Orleans, nearly three years to the day Katrina did. Stay safe. (& the Republicans, in keeping with their shite response to Katrina, are going ahead with their… 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

One A Month

It’s starting to seem like once a month, a new state tells the Federal Government to stuff it’s abstinence-only sex ed funding. This month it’s New Mexico’s turn. Eventually maybe the Feds will get the idea, so write to your… Continue Reading

El Dia De Los Muertos

A very happy Day of the Dead (or All Saints’ Day, or All Souls’ Day, depending on your Catholicism). I’m pleased that one of the student groups has assembled a Muertes altar here at Merrimack, with explanations of the Calaveras… Continue Reading

Five Questions With… Eli Clare

Eli Clare is the author of Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness, and Liberation (South End Press, 1999) and has been widely published. He has walked across the United States for peace, coordinated a rape prevention program and co-organized the first-ever… Continue Reading

Five Questions With… Max Wolf Valerio

It’s been a while since a Five Questions With… Interview, but I can’t imagine a better re-entry interview than one with Max Wolf Valerio, the author of The Testosterone Files. Max and I “met” as a result of us both… Continue Reading

NCTE’s Responding to Hate Crimes manual

Just in time for the Transgender Day of Remembrance, held annually on November 20th, NCTE has published a small manual called Responding to Hate Crimes: A Community Resource Manual, which, according to NCTE’s Simon Aronoff, “represents a holistic, community-based approach… Continue Reading

Mexico City, Instead

The good news to gay couples in Wisconsin: your fellow voters may be bigots, but now you can get married in Mexico City, instead.

Vern Bullough

Vern Bullough, author of umpteen books, advocate for crossdressers and trans people, died this past Wednesday, June 21st. I can’t even begin to express how sad I am: Vern became more than an author whose books I read, but a… Continue Reading


I’m really disgusted by the fact that once again, Canada is hunting those adorable baby seals. What is the fucking point? Does anyone really need seal fur that much? I doubt it. Do your bit to stop it here.

Five Questions With… Josey Vogels

Josey Vogels is the author of the nationally syndicated relationships column My Messy Bedroom and the dating advice column Dating Girl. She has published five books on sex and relationships – the most recent is entitled Bedside Manners: Sex Etiquette… Continue Reading

Worried Like This Forever

I’m generally having a problem with the way things are going these days, what with the South Dakota bill and the news that the US Government didn’t only fuck up New Orleans and the other areas that got hit by… Continue Reading

Trans for $200, Alex

Tonight “Trans” was a category on Jeopardy, and there wasn’t anything about transvestites or transgender or transsexuals. Trans-Canada things, and Trans-Continentals, but no trans as in gender. Sometimes I wonder how out of touch I am these days.

Blog for Choice

Big shocker here, but this blog is most definitely pro-choice. So what happens when a woman who is anti-choice gets pregnant and didn’t intend to? Sometimes, she goes an abortion at the very same clinic she was out protesting the… Continue Reading

Trans Rockers

She’s what the trans-movement needs, and it’s almost pathetic that the trans conferences haven’t lined up to book her for every single trans conference in North America. She is a one-woman anthem, a powerful singer, and a great musician. To be honest, – and I don’t say this lightly – Lisa Jackson is the first tranny I’ve ever seen that made me think, “it’s good to be a chick.” Which is no small compliment, coming from me. Continue Reading

Independence Daze

… and before I had time to put this up, and thank Canada for having the wisdom those of us below them don’t have, Spain went and legalized same-sex marriage as well.
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Rape Crisis Center fights judge’s order to talk about woman it counseled

Rape Crisis Center fights judge’s order to talk about woman it counseled Last Update: 05/08/2005 2:46:35 PM By: Associated Press SANTA FE (AP) – A New Mexico judge has ordered two rape crisis center workers to reveal information about a… Continue Reading

Helen & Betty on Canadian Bravo

Hey Canadians! Our “lust lit” episode of Richler Ink is going to be on Bravo in Canada on March 17th, at 10pm: For the actual listing, check out Helen & Betty on Richler Ink

Upcoming Events

Betty and I will be doing a few interesting events this coming February and March that I’d love for people to join us at, and to say hi if they’re attending. Continue Reading