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I’d Apparently Be A “Taker” In An Ayn Rand/Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan Presidency

By: Monday August 13, 2012 7:28 am

My views on charity are very simple. I do not consider it a major virtue and, above all, I do not consider it a moral duty. There is nothing wrong in helping other people, if and when they are worthy of the help and you can afford to help them. I regard charity as a [...]

Romney’s VP Choice Looks Like It’s Going To Be Rep. Ryan

By: Saturday August 11, 2012 2:38 am

MSNBC is reporting that Rep. Paul Ryan is going to be Gov. Romney’s choice for VP. Via 3 sources indicate Romney will pick Ryan Three different sources close to the Romney campaign indicate to NBC News that Mitt Romney will announce House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan as his vice-presidential running mate at tomorrow’s campaign [...]

Still Living With Mental Illness

By: Wednesday August 8, 2012 6:59 pm

In December of 2009 I “came out of the closet” as having a mental illness. I have a bipolar condition that Dr. Hagop S. Akiskal, the psychiatrist who developed the bipolar spectrum and who was a few years ago also one of my diagnosing psychiatrists, describes as bipolar type II ½. Some others in the [...]

NCTE: HHS Affirms that Healthcare Discrimination Law Protects Against Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity

By: Tuesday August 7, 2012 8:32 pm

Vrom the NCTE entry HHS Affirms that Healthcare Discrimination Law Protects Against Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity: HHS Affirms that Healthcare Discrimination Law Protects Against Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed that it views a 2010 law prohibiting sex discrimination in health [...]

This & That: Open Thread

By: Tuesday July 31, 2012 12:11 pm

It’s an open thread! Pleeeeease feel free to chat, blogwhore, and link-share in the comment thread… So, this is what my cartoon sockpuppet Bookworm Bob have been looking at since our last This & That post. • Navy Times‘ 70 years ago, WAVES paved way for Navy women: …The WAVES [Navy Reserve’s Women Accepted for [...]

Speech To The San Diego Stonewall Rally (2012)

By: Saturday July 21, 2012 5:33 am

Here in my adopted hometown of San Diego, California, I was asked to speak at this year’s San Diego Pride Stonewall Rally about open service for transgender servicemembers in the U.S. military services. The rally was held on July 20, 2012; the 20th through 22nd is Pride Weekend here. This was an important LGBT year [...]

My Name Was Stephen

By: Sunday July 15, 2012 4:21 am

Being a someone of trans history, I wasn’t born with the name Autumn. I was born Northridge, California in the late 1950′s, and my parents gave me the name of Stephen Mark Sandeen. These days I have a complicated relationship with that name: I like the name as a name, but the name just doesn’t [...]

This & That: Open Thread

By: Thursday July 12, 2012 5:18 pm

It’s an open thread! Pleeeeease feel free to chat, blogwhore, and link-share in the comment thread… So, this is what my cartoon sockpuppet Bookworm Bob have been looking at since our last This & That post. • Feministing‘s Daniel Tosh “jokes” that woman in audience should be raped at stand-up show: So Tosh then starts [...]

The Bittersweet “Change Of Gender” Court Ruling: It Came With Even More Cyberharassment

By: Wednesday July 11, 2012 7:00 am

This is the third of three parts on referring to what California calls my legal change of gender. This is an exercise in cathartic writing for me explaining not only why my change of gender, but also explaining why I haven’t been as prolific in my writing since last summer, nor as active in civil [...]

Get Straight!

By: Monday July 9, 2012 3:25 pm

Here’s a parody from Liam Kyle Sullivan of the Liamshow telling us how to Get Straight! It is waaaaay too funny — but it ain’t work friendly! ~~~~~ Further reading: * Truth Wins Out: Ex-Gay activist Alan Chambers saying there is no gay cure changes everything

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