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”

Photos from the Calais Solidarity Festival fundraiser #1

The Calais Solidarity Festival was organized by The London Latinx, Food Not Bombs, the London Action Resource Centre (LARC), Convoy For Calais, Refugee Youth, and others. From the first fundraiser’s facebook event page: Calais Solidarity Festival, taking place in mid-late October (Date TBC) is aiming … Continue readingPhotos from the Calais Solidarity Festival fundraiser #1

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

In Pursuit of Trans Healthcare: the NHS Psych Eval

The exchange between myself and an NHS psychologist during a “psychological evaluation” (psych eval); one of several bureaucratic hurdles on the way to gaining access to trans healthcare via the NHS. The conversation is abridged but quotes are verbatim. … Continue readingIn Pursuit of Trans Healthcare: the NHS Psych Eval

“Test Shoot” photoshoot and interview

Interview with transmasculine photoblog The Test Shoot: My gender identity and presentation are fluctuating. I’ve felt uncomfortable with clear-cut femininity since I was a child, but it’s difficult to separate being inherently, biologically trans from my childish desire for male privilege. I think the “born … Continue reading“Test Shoot” photoshoot and interview