I generally think that coming out is a bad idea. Anytime you have to articulate your identity you are giving credence to the ideology of heteronormative behavior. When was the last time someone came out to you as straight? Coming out presupposes a world of coerced conformity. A world where nuclear, heterosexual, two person, monogamous … Continue reading Coming Out
The forced heteronormative expectations that we see in society foments in sexual culture, or rather in the void that represents sexual culture to us in the states. We have a culture of silence, a culture that suggests that any sex is dangerous sex. This anti-sex doctrine is being beaten into our youth through abstinence education … Continue reading Sexual Anomie
I’m angry. I’m angry at a system that is designed to entrap it’s citizens, to coerce conformity, and to expect heteronormative behavior without questioning the underlying presuppositions of this one-sided way of life. Last week a young person came into my life needing help. I made phone calls to the father of this young person. … Continue reading Queer Advocates in Public Schools?
The night before thanksgiving I was settling down for a bottle of wine and 30 library books when the phone rang. It was a young relative in tears. Seems this person was chased out by zirs father in a tirade of bigoted, homophobic slander. I drove to the suburbs to rescue this teen, certain that … Continue reading Thanksgiving is when you find out what your family is made of
I went out to pick up a pizza last night and ended up getting kicked out of the pizza place. When I called for delivery they explained to me that it would take almost two ours but I could pick it up in 20 minutes. I was fucking hungry so I said, “I’ll come get … Continue reading No Pizza, No Beer, No Politics
Lately it seems that a lot of full-grown men feel inspired to yell at me. This is both sad and pathetic. As an activist working to remove the gender binary I can see these more prevalent man fits as being a sign of the changing times. But in a world that says it is not … Continue reading Man Fits
I am sitting in a coffee house in San Francisco. I’m reading Foucault and sipping matte but switching to Guinness. Usually, in socal, when people see what I am reading they back away intimidated. Here I get “wow – that is heavy stuff” and a conversation about sociology, drugs, yoga, and politics. The people behind … Continue reading “Men’s” Sexuality
With all the fighting for basic civil liberties that have been happening around the country I thought it high time to sit down and write about marriage. So I wrote an angry piece about gay marriage and then I opted to not publish it. I stashed it in a folder and though I could avoid … Continue reading Marriage and Family
I got to Domcon on Friday afternoon. I ended up at the party having a great time. I was in a silly mood. I dressed at Little Miss Muffet, I found a face tuffet, had a seat, and chatted with Irene Boss for a good while the tuffet boy struggled to breathe. ☺ The conversation … Continue reading DomCon 2009
So I’m at a resort / spa last weekend and I’m having a massage when the massage therapist tries to give me a happy ending. Yep, a happy ending folks. While I was on my back she pulled my right leg up like a frogs leg. She put her fingers in the crock of my … Continue reading A Happy Ending?