GenderGenderqueerThe Queerview Mirror

The Queerview Mirror:

What are you thinking about Gender right now?  Do you think someone could benefit from reading those thoughts, but don’t have a platform to share them on?  The World Wide Web awaits, my dear, specifically The website is called and its tagline is “Beauty in Ambiguity.”  The purpose …


Call Me Crazy: Why Sanism Matters to Queer and Feminist Activists

“The worst thing to call somebody is “crazy”. It’s dismissive. I don’t understand this person, so they’re crazy. That’s bullshit! People are not crazy. They are strong people. Maybe the environment is a little sick.” –Dave Chappelle 1 in 5 Americans deals with some form of mental illness. Yet despite its …

Art & MediaFamily

Let It Go, Already – The Frozen Agenda

(Originally written last Wednesday.) This morning I was shuffling down the highway toward a science museum in the mom-van with the three kids in the back, watching Frozen. Like you do. Because it’s school vacation week around these parts. And because FROZEN. And as my daughter (first grade) was belting …

Politics / ActivismPrideTransgender

Pride is What You Make It

“It is revolutionary for any trans person to choose to be seen and visible in a world that tells us we should not exist.”  –Laverne Cox A few months before my father disowned me for starting hormone replacement therapy, I spent many visitations, listening to him desperately attempting to dissuade …


Yes, I’m Trying to Eliminate Your Way of Thinking

On the ever-martyred Christian right, there is a particularly hilarious and absurd meme that the left and especially LGBT activists are trying to eliminate their opinions from polite speech, marginalize their beliefs and make it socially unacceptable (they often also claim illegal) to “believe that marriage is only between one …


Quickies: Anything Less Than Full Support Doesn’t Count * Brunei to Become More Brutal * Queers At Fault for Child Rapist * Bizarre References to Sexuality from Arizona Senator * Gay Segregation Bill Passes MS Legislature

Good afternoon, one and all! Time for some quickies to keep your afternoon moving. First, it’s a couple of days old, but I’ve been waiting for a chance to share this post from Libby Anne about why it’s not ok to support equality and still hold anti-gay beliefs. It sounds …


So Fred Phelps is Dying

Fred Phelps, the founder of the hated Westboro Baptist Church, is near death, according to his estranged son Nate Phelps. I have a lot of conflicting emotions about this, so prepare for a rambly post as I sort through what I’m feeling. Feel free to add your own thoughts in the comments. …


Tom Daley and Bisexual Invisibility in the Media

Yesterday, Olympic swimmer Tom Daley told the world, via YouTube, that he was in a committed relationship with another man. Presumably recognizing that the media would immediately characterize him as gay, he also mentioned that he is still attracted to women. While he refused to actually use words like “gay” or …