Second Trans Woman Murdered in Baltimore

    Tonight comes more terrible news from Baltimore – the murder of 26-year-old Mia Henderson, a trans woman of color whose body was discovered today. From Parker Molloy at The Advocate: Police have identified the victim as 26-year-old Mia Henderson, and said her murder bore similarities to that of another transgender woman, killed in Baltimore
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If Gun Owners Could Read Your Mind

Sometimes I wish people who sold guns were “blessed” with the ability to read the minds of their customers – to see exactly what they planned to do with the gun. And to not be able to turn off that information. To live with it. I mean anyone who sells a gun – dealers, private
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Weird Al Yankovic Parody of “Blurred Lines” Made Me Smile

Not only do I finally have a reason to justify that I like the tune, but the “Word Crimes” described in the lyrics are just awesome. I violate many of them everyday. On this here blog. But I still skew toward the smug side when it comes to grammar. I’d much rather deal with the
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Why Lyft and Uber Make Me So Angry

Over the weekend, Bram from The Pittsburgh Comet asked a fair question – why does this situation make everyone so angry, no matter where they fall on the issue? It is possibly the most incendiary issue of the Peduto Administration if not recent memory. How did some cars with mustaches create such intense feelings, even
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After 11 Years, Ledcat Still Has My Number

This month, Ledcat and I celebrate eleven years of togetherness. Like many LGBTQ couples who (until recently) had no access to marriage, we’ve used our first date as our anniversary. Thanks to smart planning on my part, we moved in together almost two years to the day later. This minimizes anniversary dilemmas. A few weeks
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What VisibiliT Means To Me

After the Pittsburgh Dyke Trans March, I was interviewed by Nancy Evelyn Gold for her new venture – Transperience TV which is the first all-trans content media network. I’ll be sharing an interview with Nancy about her venture, but I was very honored that my clip was selected to be posted independently. I conflated 1997 and
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ENDA, Religious Exemptions, and Why Non-Discrimination Matters

Most people do not believe this so let me open with a statement of fact – in most of the United States (and Pennsylvania) it is legal to fire someone or deny them a rental unit or service because they are LGBTQ.  It is legal. It doesn’t have anything to do with “right to work”
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Review: “Tammy” (Spoilers)

  This is one of the worst movies I’ve ever seen. Period. It lacked humor, intelligence, character depth or any real cohesive storyline. The only redeeming thing about the movie to me is that it did not include any transphobic content. That I noticed between cringing, yawning and eye rolling. It wasn’t even a guilty
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