Happy Pride Month -- and...
Your Foot is Still on My Neck
"I ask no favor for my sex. All I ask of our brethren is that they take their feet off our necks." --Sarah Grimké, women's suffrage advocate and abolitionist (as quoted by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg) This has been a rough week. The massive injustice carried out today (and throughout this disgustingly incomplete … Continue reading Your Foot is Still on My Neck
It’s Time to Speak Out. Where are You?
These are troubling times, friends, at least if you're American and not glued to 45's terrifyingly incompetent ass. Yesterday, he announced a ban on transgender men and women serving in the military in any capacity. He followed that up later with an all-caps statement that in this country, "We worship God!" (Wake up, non-Christians! He's … Continue reading It’s Time to Speak Out. Where are You?
To Fix the Bathroom Issue…
You know, the "bathroom issue." Where should transgender people pee? It's an issue, you see (as I have been told time and time again) not with the transgender folks themselves, but with the potential for a "sexual predator to dress up as a woman" and enter the women's restroom or locker room, whereupon he would … Continue reading To Fix the Bathroom Issue…
A Letter to the Transgender Community
I'm sorry. I'm sorry that you weren't really on my radar growing up -- which maybe isn't too surprising, given that I was raised in the South, where non-cishet people are still legislated against and regularly shunned, shamed, and even attacked. Many of my family didn't want to acknowledge that the LGBT community existed at … Continue reading A Letter to the Transgender Community