Rainbow Tacos

Castro-Mission I live in the Castro-Mission neighborhood in San Francisco. To anyone familiar with the area, you immediately know what kind of neighbors I have. For those who don’t, here’s the rundown. The Castro The Castro is synonymous with Gay. Like, really really gay. It’s the birthplace of Harvey Milk’s movement, as I am reminded when I walk by the famous camera shop, newly occupied … Continue reading Rainbow Tacos

Recap: Blogging for LGBT Families 2011

For the past few days I’ve been making my way through the interminable list at Mombian.com of all the posts and bloggers that contributed to the Blogging for LGBT families event. I submitted my post at the very last minute, and I’m very glad I did. There were gay families talking about their kids, and about their past or planned wedding (legal and illegal). There … Continue reading Recap: Blogging for LGBT Families 2011

Ex-Gay Everywhere

What is Ex-Gay Therapy? Briefly, it’s a harmful way of convincing (nay, fooling) someone gay or queer that they can change their sexual attraction and/or gender identity and live a societally sanctioned heterosexual lifestyle. It’s been proven by a multitude of professional and medical associations to be more than just harmful for the person undergoing “help” – results vary from going on to lead an … Continue reading Ex-Gay Everywhere

Book Review: Just Add Hormones

The Introduction Just Add Hormones: An Insider’s Guide to the Transsexual Experience is a non-fiction auto-biographical recount of a transman’s transition in his early 40’s. The author is Matt Kailey, who runs a wonderful blog which I frequently visit not just for the articles but for the stimulating conversation that usually ensues. The Review For the inexperienced, novice, young or old, discovering transsexual, this book … Continue reading Book Review: Just Add Hormones

Translating Hate: Questions

A few days ago I saw that someone had linked to my blog, and went over to see what it was all about. I was thoroughly disappointed to see that the person who had linked to my posts, twice, was less than positive – they were downright hateful. After my initial upset calmed down, I opted against engaging in a flamebait war by arguing against … Continue reading Translating Hate: Questions

Translating Hate: The Binary

I hate people who say “fuck the binary.” At least those who express it in that specific way, or that specific phrase, in general. Let’s translate that hate. To clarify, I don’t curse after every other word, but I do curse; thus, “fuck” is definitely in my every-other-day lexicon, so that’s not what bothers me. It’s also perfectly fine with me for others to express … Continue reading Translating Hate: The Binary