A response to Monica Potts on trans students at women’s colleges

Update 2/22/15: It has been brought to my attention that there are parts of this post where through lazy language use I conflated assigned-female-at-birth nonbinary people and all nonbinary people. I apologize for this and have updated the post to fix this, placing my edits in brackets and italicizing them so as not to be […]

Radicalism is not an excuse to disrespect survivors either

There was a session I went to at Creating Change on how to mobilize against unfair treatment of LGBTQ people interacting with the criminal justice system. The panelists came from a variety of organizations in Southern California, many of which mostly serve LGBTQ people of color, and indeed many of the panelists were themselves people […]

Creating Change quick recap

I’ve spent the last few days in Denver at Creating Change, the huge annual LGBTQ activism conference. This is my third time going, and, as always, it’s been a lot of fun. This post has a short list of observations from the conference. It’s not complete, but it’s a few things that come to mind […]

Escapist entertainment isn’t the enemy

The Super Bowl just happened, and with it, that time of year where lots of people who don’t like professional sports make smug comments about “sportsball” (I thought this was funny and clever the first time I heard it, but that was hundreds of “sportsball” comments ago) and complain about people paying too much attention […]

“You’re just an Internet activist” is a bad argument

I was originally going to write a response to the much-discussed Jon Chait “political correctness culture” essay that so many people have been talking about. But, well, so many people have been talking about it, and I’m not sure I have a lot of points to make that haven’t been made in someone else’s essay […]