“Pansy” EP Pre-Release to benefit the Transgender Law Center, and Action For Trans Health

Today, bandcamp is donating all of their profits to the Transgender Law Center in the US. To maximize the impact, I’m doing a 24 hour release of an A Side / B Side single from my new EP “Pansy” for £1. 15% of the money … Continue reading“Pansy” EP Pre-Release to benefit the Transgender Law Center, and Action For Trans Health

New publications and update

[Image description: large dark green leaves against a millennial pink background] STRIKE! Magazine STRIKE! has just published my essay “Fuck Passing: Class, Respectability, and Trans Healthcare” in their Summer 2017 issue! I’m in brilliant company and could not recommend it highly enough. There will be … Continue readingNew publications and update

“Bisexual Banter” Episode 2: Identity

[Image description: Black television (turned off) embedded into a wall which is painted purple on the top and red on the bottom, divided by a horizontal white line] Catch me on youtube talking about bisexuality and identity labels: I still identify as “bisexual”; it’s a … Continue reading“Bisexual Banter” Episode 2: Identity

Star Trek: The Next Generation is too straight (and racist)

As a relatively new fan to Star Trek, I’ve been playfully admonished for enjoying the camp and queer-baiting The Original Series (never mind the primitive shaky-cam special effects); I’ve also been told that I would much prefer Patrick Stewart’s Captain Picard to William Shatner’s over-acted … Continue readingStar Trek: The Next Generation is too straight (and racist)

Solidarity action with migrants at St. Pancras

About 250–300 people took direct action to block the Eurostar departure gates at St Pancras last Friday night in solidarity with the migrants and refugees in Calais and detention centers in the UK and across the EU. Activists blocked the departure gates and passengers were stopped … Continue readingSolidarity action with migrants at St. Pancras

Coming Out Day

Since you already know that I’m trans and queer (and also gay), let’s talk about basic civil rights struggles the LGBTQIA community still faces: Housing and employment discrimination Direct violence at the hands of lovers, family, and strangers “Trans panic” defense Higher incarceration rates and … Continue readingComing Out Day

“Real Life Experience” with trans healthcare in the UK

The wait time for an initial appointment with the Gender Identity Clinic in Charing Cross is about 12 months. In that appointment the doctor is supposed to verify your gender identity and pathologize your personal history, and five months later you’re given another appointment during … Continue reading“Real Life Experience” with trans healthcare in the UK

On “KINDERKOMMUNISMUS”

Kinderkommunismus: A Feminist Analysis of the 21st Century Family and a Communist Proposal for its Abolition is a brave and articulate imagining of social reproduction without the gendered coercion inherent in the nuclear-family unit. Notably, this proposal is trans inclusive and takes an intersectional approach to feminism. … Continue readingOn “KINDERKOMMUNISMUS”

White Terrorism and the AME Church Shooting in Charleston, SC

Some thoughts in reaction to the shooting on June 17, and the media reaction: Distressingly, the gun violence doesn’t come as a surprise in America; neither does the racist media coverage of the attack. Black victims of crime are often painted as “thugs” who invited … Continue readingWhite Terrorism and the AME Church Shooting in Charleston, SC