Earlier this week, I joined Marc and Fausto of the Feast of Fun podcast to discuss the recent “War of the Words” between drag performers and trans individuals. We discussed RuPaul’s Drag Race, the language of oppression, intra-LGBT conflict, and the Trans 100. Additionally, RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 5 runner-up Alaska Thunderfuck called […]
Over the weekend, I recorded an episode of the Trans-ponder Podcast with Mila and Jayna. It was a fun time. The hour-long podcast can be downloaded at iTunes or streamed straight from the Trans-ponder website.
Topics covered include: Trans current events, tips for writers, the “RuPaul kerfuffle,” and more.
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Late last month, I learned that I was to be included on this year’s Trans 100 list. The list, which celebrates work within and for the betterment of the ‘trans community,’ included a number of well-known names, as well as a large number of “this person deserves to be a ‘well-known name'” […]
Last week, Steve Friess wrote a piece for TIME, titled, “Don’t Applaud Jared Leto’s Transgender ‘Mammy’“. The editorial goes on to discuss Hattie McDaniel’s portrayal of Mammy in Gone With the Wind, talking about Hollywood patting themselves on the back, acting as though they were being progressive in awarding McDaniel the 1940 Best […]
One afternoon in 2006, I sat in my dorm room, staring intently at a bottle of little white pills. For a few months beforehand, I’d been refilling a prescription. Instead of taking them as directed, however, I began a little stockpile, asking myself, “I wonder how many of these I’d need to take in order […]
It never fails. As certain as the sun will rise tomorrow, a bigot will accuse you of “intolerance” for refusing to accept the hate they spew.
I recently wrote about a blog post on CNN’s iReport platform (for the record, iReport is something anyone can post to, it’s not the same thing as actually writing for […]
Over the past few months, I’ve gotten a few requests to do some speaking gigs, as well as a few requests to appear on TV. I’ve decided that in 2014, I’ll try to give the whole “talking in front of a group of people” thing a shot.
So! With that, I’m going to start booking my […]
Holy hell, what a year 2013 has been. An emotional roller coaster, for sure, but overall, a year that brought with it a lot of personal growth and professional direction.
It was only in August that my first article was published anywhere other than a personal blog (or this site). Since then, I’ve had […]
Back in November, I wrote an essay for the Huffington Post, titled “Gay Dudes, Can You just Not?”
Within a few short days, the article had been “liked” more than 10,000 times, shared on Facebook and Twitter thousands of times, and read by nearly 100,000 people. To be honest, I was shocked that I […]