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Transgender: How to be an ally instead of an asshat

As the former partner of a genderqueer person, an acquaintance and ally of a number of transgender people, an out feminist queer, and a “bisexual” who’s attracted to people of various genders, I’ve done a lot of reading and learning about transgender people, identity, and issues since the late 1990s.  676 more words


Alison Bechdel’s first graphic memoir: Are you my (perverted) father?

I’ve been thinking quite a bit lately about critical thinking skills and dealing with gray areas in life.  My last mental workout in this arena came up, unsurprisingly, in the context of my book group.   1,356 more words

Threadbear: remembering Martin Kazu Hiraga

When a friend called in October to tell me that Martin Hiraga had died, I wasn’t as upset as I’d always thought I would be, and I couldn’t figure out why.  2,633 more words

Bullying and teen suicide: Sometimes it gets better

I, like any feeling human being, have been extremely disturbed by the recent rash of U.S. teenage suicides caused by bullying, and by homophobic responses to those suicides.  1,962 more words

“Tinderbox Lawn” review published

The website Lambda Literary, “the leader in LGBT book reviews, author interviews, opinion and news since 1989,” has published my review of Carol Guess’ Tinderbox Lawn… 38 more words

“News of the Weird”: Stop picking on intersex people

Chuck Shepard writes the syndicated newspaper feature “News of the Weird,” which is published by at least 250 newspapers in the U.S. and Canada.

Dear Chuck Shepard, 318 more words

One more comment on “fiddling while Rome burns”

Although I find annoying Daily Hampshire Gazette letter-writer Stephen Hartwell’s characterization of lesbian motherhood as a “lifestyle,” I do agree with him that Rome is burning and those of us in the U.S. 201 more words