He is a brilliant dancer and a wonderful person and has been passionate about drag for as long as I've known him. He actually worked to create a school sponsored drag show in high school ten years ago, which was really fairly revolutionary at the time.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
So this is very strange and entirely out of character, especially since I don't even watch reality TV, but the person in question is an old friend. If you are reading this before noon tomorrow (June 24) please go vote for my friend Vicki, who is trying to make it onto the next season of RuPaul's Drag Race.
Sunday, June 7, 2009
My condolences go out to the family, friends, and coworkers of Dr. Tiller. I have little to say on the topic, except to fervently hope that the federal government recognizes this act of domestic terrorism for what it is and acts accordingly.
In other (happier) news, the President has proclaimed June "LGBT Pride Month." This month marks the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, and same-sex marriage has officially been legalized in six states - Rhode Island is now the only New England holdout against marriage equality.
Still, I'm not thrilled. Personally, and perhaps this is superficial, I would really like to see a "Q" at the end of that LGBT. I wouldn't be opposed to an "I" or an "A" either, although I can see how it begins to be unwieldy. Queer, though, I think is important; it leaves room for ambiguity.
Monday, June 1, 2009
So after that horrible Roller Coaster thread, Feministing seems to be full of reasonable, positive discussions of kink and BDSM. Considering the way that every other discussion over there has gone, I'm impressed.
I sure hope this trend continues.