VIDEO: Leelah Alcorn and Life as a Transgender Woman

By |January 21st, 2015|Transgender|3 Comments

A Letter Re: Why blaming Leelah Alcorn’s parents only compounds the bigotry.”

Hi, Meghan; I’m Parker.

Earlier today, I had an opportunity to read your L.A. Times op-ed, “Why blaming Leelah Alcorn’s parents only compounds the bigotry,” and I can’t help but feel as though you’ve misconstrued a number of factors in the path to forming your opinion.

Now, I noticed that though you had a chance […]

By |January 15th, 2015|Culture, Transgender|1 Comment

“The Gay Agenda”

My work here is done. *dusts off hands*


By |December 11th, 2014|LGBT|0 Comments

Why I Secretly Hoped New Hampshire’s Sexual Orientation Non-Discrimination Amendment Would Crash and Burn

Earlier this year, the New Hampshire state legislature debated a measure that would have given voters the opportunity to enshrine protections on the basis of sexual orientation into the state constitution. The state, which already has a law on the books providing these protections, saw a constitutional amendment as a more permanent solution, […]

By |July 24th, 2014|LGBT, Politics|1 Comment

Feast of Fun podcast #2007 – Obama Steps His P*ssy Up

In which we discuss my most recent Rolling Stone article about President Obama’s trans-inclusive executive order, the difference between gender identity and gender expression, my sex life, plastic surgery, Burger King, and why it’s time to make peace with Dan Savage.

By |July 7th, 2014|Interview, Life, Personal|0 Comments

Scott Walker’s LGBT Balancing Act

In an interview with Bloomberg TV’s Al Hunt, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker lauds the effectiveness of their anti-discrimination law that is “very similar to .” He then follows this up by pointing out that the state has a constitutional amendment  banning same-sex marriage. In his mind, this constitutes a “healthy balance.”

I have to […]

By |November 26th, 2013|LGBT, Politics|0 Comments

Gay Dudes, Can You Just Not?

Dear gay dudes:

James Nichols at Huffington Post has been posting a series on drag culture/Brooklyn nightlife to the “Gay Voices” page over there. As someone who frequently writes for HP GV, I tend to read what else is going on over there. In his latest installment, Nichols interviewed a drag queen by the name of […]

By |November 23rd, 2013|LGBT|7 Comments

The Transgender Community™

I never quite know how to answer questions about “the transgender community.” To me, the Transgender Community™ is a product of the greater LGBT-industrial complex, just s neat way to classify those of us on the island of misfit toys. Trans individuals are just as diverse and complex as any other grouping of people.

Liberal, conservative; […]

By |November 17th, 2013|Personal|2 Comments

“Because We Can”: How Society Justifies Transgender Discrimination

I recently read about Alissah Brooks, a transgender woman from Atlanta, Georgia, and her recent run-in with a bouncer who denied her entry to a club on the basis of her gender identity. For those who haven’t yet read this story, after attending a GLAAD event in Atlanta, Brooks and a few friends stopped at […]

By |November 13th, 2013|Personal|6 Comments

A bit of a rambling tangent on “what it’s like to be a man”

I really don’t know what it is to “be a guy.” Sure, I lived as one for the majority of my life, but when people ask what it’s like to be able to “see both sides,” I don’t really have an answer. I could very easily give you a comparison of what it’s like to […]

By |November 11th, 2013|Personal|0 Comments