06 May 2009

The kids are ok (to the tune of Lilly Allen’s “Fuck You”)

In June 2008 I started a job where I primarily work with teenagers.  Since then, I've been so impressed and humbled to see the passion most of them have for their queer friends and the bravery of the ones that are coming out so soon!  I didn't come out until

22 Apr 2009

After Ellen’s “The Trouble with ‘Bisexual'” and why I am not a Cheeto

As a bisexual woman I'm constantly finding myself having to negotiate the flood of prejudices, stereotypes, and restrictive expectations of others.  It is difficult and overwhelming at times.  Which is one reason why I rarely go to AfterEllen.com honestly – because every time I go there, I find things that

12 Nov 2008

Celebrity donation round up

I was thinking about the subtitle title of this post, Stand Behind Your Donations… and I started thinking about the various celebrities that make their living off the queer community.  So I started to look into who donated and who sat on their ass.   The biggest disappointment for me

13 Sep 2008

Sarah Palin : Scary and Petty

The New York Times has a lengthy article up with the title “Once Elected, Palin Hired Friends and Lashed Foes”, which is prety much a nice way of saying Sarah Palin governs with fear, intimidation, and petty tricks.   She is one nasty piece of work.  And of course, of course,

29 May 2008

Help write the history of The Pill

Passing along this writing opportunity. I know the queer community has its own interesting relationship with The Pill (I know lesbians who use it for cramps, gay men who once experimented with straight women who were on it, bisexuals who need it, etc), so lets not sell ourselves short by

21 May 2008

Controversy heats up over MLK Jr. Statue

Via Salon, this interesting video about the controversy over the proposed King statue and how it reflects a larger battle over King’s legacy and the tendency to whitewash his passion, radicalism, and controversy.

25 Mar 2008

Trying not to be angry at Buffy the Vampire Slayer (and Amber Benson)

For those people who were not obsessive Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans, this may not matter.  But for those of us who grew up watching Buffy (and watching the Willow/Tara relationship as our positive model of queer women on tv), it bears noting that there was a great big Buffy

31 Dec 2007

The Advocates’ Top 5 Trans YA Fiction

A few days ago, The Advocate put up an article titled Our Picks for Trans Young Adult Fiction on their website claiming “we pulled together some literary inspiration worth passing on to the inquisitive teenager in your life”.  I thought their list deserved some wider circulation, as well as some

21 Dec 2007

10 Books Every Bisexual Should Read

The folks over at the Bilrico Project have been putting out book lists, of 10 Books Every Gay Boy Should Read, 10 Books Every Lesbian Should Read, and 10 Books Every Transperson Should Read. I don’t know if they mean to exclude bisexuality, or if they just haven’t gotten around

28 Jun 2007

A heart warming trans love story

Normally, I’m not a fan of Cheryl Lavin.  For those who don’t know, she writes a column in the Chicago Tribune called “Tales from the Front” about the difficulties of dating.  Mostly it is a mess of entitled ‘Nice Guys’ whining about how their owed perfect supermodel has not arrived,