As many of you will know, Monica Jones is an Arizona activist and trans woman of colour who was convicted in April of 2014 of the crime of "manifesting an intent to commit or solicit an act of prostitution." This law essentially makes it illegal to be in public if the police wish to target you, as pretty much any…
Today, I learned that victims of rape and other sexual assault in Louisiana often have to pay for forensic exams (what's often called the "rape kit"), pregnancy and STI tests, emergency room fees and other hospital costs related to their assault.
I found this article today, and thought it was a pretty good take on what white people (and parents in particular) might be able to do to fight the racism that's ingrained in North American society. I'm not a parent, so my knowledge on how accurate it is from that standpoint is limited, and I don't agree with…
I was linked to a very interesting post on Referral Candy which I thought people here might appreciate:
Buck Angel and Elayne Angel are getting a divorce.
I promised this story a while ago, I finally got the chance to write it up.
... but I've been reading a lot about Boko Haram and Nigeria lately (from big name places and small) and I think I could write a good post on the conflict with a lot of sources.
I woke up this morning to find I have postings privileges! This is awesome! Thank you mods, and thank you everyone for welcoming this weird, old, white, queer guy to your community!
My partner just came out as trans to his grandmother, by email. She's in a significantly different time zone. I hope she responds well.