When Ledcat and Sue Met Waxie Moon: A Review

This weekend, Ledcat and I watched Waxie Moon in Fallen Jewel. We had not previously heard of Waxie Moon, who is a self-styled ‘international gender-blending queer lady boylesque performance-art stripping sensation.’ Waxie had previously been featured in a documentary about the mostly queer neo-burlesque community in Seattle. This second movie is more plot driven, exploring
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It’s not so damned funny

Too many liberals underestimate conservatives, and while we’re laughing, they’re rolling back our rights. There’s a Republican (really, are you surprised?) state legislator from Georgia who is being widely mocked this week. Rep. Tom Kirby introduced legislation making it illegal to splice human embryos with non-human cells. Kirby even gave an interview to a local TV
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#BringAndreHome #BlackLivesMatter

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GIVEAWAY: New Kelly Clarkson Album ‘Piece By Piece’

I’ve always liked Kelly Clarkson – I like her power ballad songs, her true-story lyrics and I like that she doesn’t capitulate to Hollywood standards of body image. I thought her recent television special was sweet. I don’t really like this album cover, but I like the music. Clarkson is the singer we should support.
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Women of Color: Herstory Month in Pittsburgh

Since 2008, Women of Color HERStory Month® has recognized the exceptional social, economic, political, spiritual and cultural contributions of women of color, creates a forum for women of color to participate in activism, civic engagement and leadership development while also educating the region about Human Rights and Reproductive Justice for all people. This month long
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Snow Dogs

As a rule, my crew love the snow and loathe the bitter cold. So this weekend is confusing.    
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Resiliency and Growing a Thick Skin

Last night, Google sent me a little alert informing me that I’ve been TERFd (again!) on a website related to harassing the trans community, especially trans women. My sin is being an ally to trans people (again!) If you’d like to better understand how & why this group of radical feminists bear such animosity for
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Kristina Grant Infiniti, 47, is 11th QTPOC To Be Killed in 2015

A 47-year-old trans woman, Kristina Grant Infiniti (also known as Kristina Gomez Reinwald) was found murdered on Sunday, February 15, 2015.  Kristina was a Latina with Cuban heritage. The police according to a NBC6 report are now calling the case a homicide. Note that this news report uses Kristina’s old name. Police didn’t find any sign
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