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Be Prepared

by beth on December 14, 2014

I’m going to try and tie together a couple of themes I’ve touched on before. It’s taken me a few days to consider the most coherent way to address this point in a way that doesn’t go far beyond the length I normally try to target (which is, itself, probably twice as long as it […]

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The Lonely

by beth on November 24, 2014

The week of Thanksgiving is upon us (in the U.S.) And for many of us, the onset of the loneliest season. Around this time a year ago I wrote to encourage the hostile family to make a place for their LGB/T relatives at the family gathering. It’s a message that bears repeating, but one which […]

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Rememberance

November 19, 2014

It’s that time again. If you are a regular reader of blogs like this, I don’t have to tell you I’m not speaking of Black Friday. There is much on my mind as we approach the end of this year but it would be unacceptable to allow the day to pass without remark. I speak […]

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Play Nice!

November 11, 2014

It seems to happen almost every day. I’m strolling through my regular online trails, looking here and there for a conversation which catches my interest and when I find one I dive in, only to find myself shaking my head or even grumbling aloud at the screen. You might well suppose, unless you have deciphered […]

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Age (in)appropriate

November 1, 2014

I’m a few days late on this one. I confess I distracted myself arguing about the SBC’s latest adventure in “loving” folks like me back to “normal.” But having recently addressed the religion stuff I’ll spare you a recap. On another, somewhat lighter note then, what do you think about the general concept of “dressing […]

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Accidently Out

October 23, 2014

As far as I can tell (not having pondered it over a dark and stormy night). there are basically two different general categories of being accidentally outed. One is circumstantial. That is, some incriminating item is discovered by someone you didn’t intend to know, or you are recognized out in public, or something similar. The […]

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Follow the Trail

October 15, 2014

I confess that amid the various demands of my personal life, that Saturday’s “National Coming Out Day” completely snuck up on me. In fact, it was Sunday before I even realized that I had missed it. When I did know, it was just after I had read the tragic news of Kate Von Roeder. And […]

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Critic’s Corner?

September 30, 2014

This is going to be something rather different for the space, in fact it’s never been done here before. But the simple reason for that is that there’s never been the opportunity until now. We have seen something in the last few days that is completely new and deserves all the notice and attention that […]

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The List: Part 2, Reasons Why

September 18, 2014

As noted in my previous column, trans women face a particularly aggressive opposition when it comes to access to women’s private spaces such as restrooms and even more so locker rooms. Last time I promised you a set of arguments which may be presented to people of goodwill willing to change their views in light […]

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The List: MTFs and the Locker Room

September 11, 2014

[Part 1 of 2] Seldom a day goes by lately without a new story concerning a (welcome) policy change regarding trans people and private spaces such as restrooms and locker rooms. Accompanying posts reporting each of these stories is usually a long comment thread filled with predictably ignorant outrage offered by those who not only […]

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