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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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; […]
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 […]
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 […]