“Swift Boating” My Wear Of A Women’s US Navy Dress Blue Uniform In DADT Protests

By: Monday June 4, 2012 3:13 pm

Two of the things I’m proudest of in my activist life is participating in the GetEqual 6 and Get Equal 13 direct actions towards repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT). I was very prepared to go protest in uniform as I owned a Navy Dress Blue US Navy uniform. I bought that women’s dress [...]

In Response To Stating The Goal Of Trans People Is Blending In

By: Sunday February 19, 2012 4:35 pm

My wonderful friend Jillian Page is an editor at the Montreal Gazette. She has a blog at her publication’s website entitled Trans Talk where she writes about trans issues. It’s a must read blog for me, and I automatically tweet her blog entries on my twitterfeed. She currently has a piece up on her blog [...]

It’s Time For Trans People To Be Out Of The Closet

By: Tuesday February 14, 2012 2:00 am

Yesterday (Monday, February 13, 2012), while taking my daily three-and-three-quarter mile walk, I was at a corner waiting for the walk light to turn green. Three young men in their early twenties were at the same corner, and one of them asked me a question in that way that was clearly meant to make me [...]

RuPaul Believes Trans People Should F***-Off If We Object To Being Called Tr***ies

By: Tuesday January 17, 2012 2:27 pm

[I]f you’re offended by someone calling you a “tranny,” it was only because you believe you are a “tranny!” So then, the solution is: Change your mind about yourself being a “tranny.” ~RuPaul The first principle of non-violent action is that of non-cooperation with everything humiliating. ~Cesar Chavez I’m not happy at all with RuPaul [...]

The Language Of The Oppressed And Unheard

By: Thursday December 29, 2011 6:11 am

Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him. ~Martin Luther King, Jr. My community is on the receiving end of societal oppression, and anger is a logical and healthy response to that oppression. And, transgender, [...]

Massachusetts Newspaper ‘Lowell Sun’ Celebrates Christmas by Disparaging Trans People

By: Monday December 19, 2011 3:51 pm

Update: LGBT organizations respond. See below the fold. As we approach the Christmas holidays, what editor thought this was fit to print? Here’s an excerpt from “Christmas carols — with a twist” written by columnist and copy editor Dan Phelps at the Lowell Sun. Lowell is the fourth largest city in Massachusetts and is located [...]

Amber Yust Settles Her Suit Against The California DMV And Thomas Demartini

By: Tuesday August 16, 2011 9:15 am

Remember Amber Yust? She was the transgender woman who, following California’s DMV policy, went to change her name and drivers license gender marker — only to later receive a letter from the DMV employee who processed her request telling her that she made a “very evil decision.” Amber sued both the DMV — and the [...]

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