A 47%-er

By: Monday September 17, 2012 10:56 pm

As I wrote just this past weekend in my piece Living On Government Largesse, according to Gary Bauer said about those receiving checks from the government: Bauer also told TPM that “there are a lot of people who will vote this November because they depend on government largesse,” meaning checks from Washington. He expects those [...]

Living On Government Largesse

By: Saturday September 15, 2012 7:15 pm

Sometimes I don’t understand conservatives with their “small government” approach to “government largesse” and big government approach to reproductive rights. Talking Points Memo (TPM) has an article up on what Gary Bauer, the former president of the Family Research Council, said at the Values Voter Summit said about people like me. And no, not about [...]

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 [...]

I Want That Apology, “Carmen Sense”

By: Tuesday June 5, 2012 5:00 am

“Carmen Sense” is a writer on the blog Gender Reality — a blog that has the subheader of It’s not about the clothes. She’s the one who wrote the post Stop both engines… that I responded to in the Pam’s House Blend post “Swift Boating” My Wear Of A Women’s US Navy Dress Blue Uniform [...]

“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 [...]

Remembering Our LGBT Veterans

By: Monday May 28, 2012 2:24 pm

Near the California Veterans Memorial in Sacramento’s Capitol Park comes this memorial plaque: In Honor Of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, And Transgender Veterans Killed In Action We honor these veterans here.

Mitt Romney Insults a Vietnam Veteran with his Heterosexist Assumptions

By: Monday December 12, 2011 12:15 pm

At a campaign stop at a diner in New Hampshire, presidential candidate Mitt Romney made a bee-line towards a man wearing a Vietnam Veteran cap and “sidled up next to him“. Although gays have always served in the military, apparently it never occurred to Romney that a veteran might be gay and that the man [...]

Romney Discussing Privatizing Healthcare Services For Disabled Veterans

By: Saturday November 12, 2011 6:45 pm

As someone whose healthcare treatment is from the Veterans Administration (VA) because of service connected disabilities, Romney’s discussion of how healthcare should be perhaps provided via voucher sounds like a really, really bad idea. From Talking Point Memo‘s Romney Spit-Balls His Way To Privatizing Veteran’s Benefits: MAULDIN, SC — Over barbecue and sweet tea with [...]

My VA Gender Marker Change Didn’t Quite Go To Plan

By: Thursday July 14, 2011 12:30 pm

One can change one’s [Veterans Administration] record to reflect one’s gender without genital reconstruction surgery. This was from the National Center For Transgender Equality’s (NCTE’s)talking points regarding a significant change to the Veterans Administration (VA) policies for transgender veterans. This change of policy on gender markers was clearly intended by the senior leadership of the [...]

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