Learning to Speak Like a Woman →
An interesting article about one of the important aspects of transitioning for transgender people, particularly trans women.
Trans-Phobic Rage Comic →
Trigger Warning! Tansphobic Content/Discussion of transphobic content. I’m a lover of rage comics, though they can be a bit offensive sometimes. This one, however, is absolutely horrible and becomes even worse if you read the comments. They refer to the transwoman in the comic as he, it, a scam artist, and a fake woman. What disturbs me most though is the number of positive votes this...
liveoutsidethelines asked: I think the post of the little girl is definitely queer related. :) Many queer problems, particularly for gender-variant people, come from the effed-up gender binary that society has created for us.
Hey, guess what I just finished. Another lesbian-themed novel! This one was a straight-up (queer-up?) cheesy romance novel. Now, I worked at a bookstore for four years (R.I.P. Borders) and one of my favorite tasks was always shelving the romance novels because it meant that I had a chance to take a look at those books and keep track of the evolving popular trends of the genre. It was a fun form...
And with this issue we come to the end of Kevin Keller’s testing-the-waters mini-series. As I’ve probably already mentioned, the waters have turned out to be just about the most pleasant thing that Archie Comics has ever stuck its toe into and Kevin will be returning again in a few months at the head of his own on-going series. At that point I expect that we’ll finally get to see Kevin have a...
comicgeekery: Yay! More Batwoman! I’m sure it will surprise no one to hear my usual list of compliments for this issue. It has the same beautiful art, wonderfully developed characters, and intriguing story as all the other issues, after all. But there are a few points that stand out in particular though. One is an issue that I’ve been having with several comics lately, but that’ll be dealt...
Marissa Gaeta And Citlalic Snell, U.S. Naval Petty... →
rosalarian: A Navy tradition caught up with the repeal of the U.S. military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” rule on Wednesday when two women sailors became the first to share the coveted “first kiss” on the pier after one of them returned from 80 days at sea. Tears in my eyes right now. I love these little bits of progress.
It's Ok to Be Neither
pflagmom: Teaching that supports gender-variant children By Melissa Bollow Tempel Alie arrived at our 1st-grade classroom wearing a sweatshirt with a hood. I asked her to take off her hood, and she refused. I thought she was just being difficult and ignored it. After breakfast we got in line for art, and I noticed that she still had not removed her hood. When we arrived at...
Excellent Transgender Article →
This is a fantastic article about a young transgender girl, her identical twin brother, and their parents and how they all dealt with the difficult path of her transitioning. The article is written educationally, explaining transgenderism to its audience, but also with a very supportive tone. Plus the whole family is completely adorable and picture-perfect. I can tell that this kid is going to...
Queer Stuff in the World: The Princess
Well, a week or so ago I made a plea for suggestions on cool trans-related stuff and, wow, did I get an awesome suggestion! The Princess is a fabulous webcomic strip created by Christine Smith. As you might have guessed, it’s about the life of a little transgender girl named Sarah. (I’m not sure exactly how old she is, but she’s definitely still in grade school.) Sarah is...
What Do You Know, Queer People Like Rights Too →
Hillary Rodham Clinton has recently made an awesome, kick-ass speech to the United Nations about the importance of recognizing the rights of LGBT people. I really suggest reading/listening to the entire speech, you guys. It’s on the second page of the article and it’s powerful, eloquent, and extremely intelligent. The only thing that annoys me about it is that she mostly just focuses...
Trans Stories Needed!
Alright, so as this blog has developed it’s mostly become me, Alex, reviewing stuff that has queer folks in it. That’s all good and well, except that I have a bit of a bias towards ladies-who-dig-other-ladies stories and that’s starting to show a bit too much for my taste. I’ve been neglecting all the other wonderful parts of the spectrum! But I’ve especially been...
Queer Stuff in the World: The Sword of the...
Alright, at long last I have some follow-up to that lesbian fantasy novel binge I told you all I was on. I picked up The Sword of the Guardian on a whim, but I’m really glad I did. Now, the book definitely had a lot going for it even before I started it. It’s a fantasy (which makes sense since, y’know, I’m on a fantasy kick and all), it has lesbians (again, duh), and...