Monthly Archives: September 2014

Texas Woman Denied New Driver’s License Over Name Change via Same-Sex Marriage

Connie Wilson, who recently relocated from California to Texas with her wife , says the state’s Department of Public Safety refused to issue her a vehicle driver’s license simply because her last name was changed via a same-sex marriage. Upon...

Let’s Talk About Sexual Assault

I was recently sexually assaulted (not by someone in the scene), and although I have received an outpouring of support from friends, which I am grateful for, I also had an interaction which made it even more clear to me...

When Parents are Forced to Choose Between Their LGBT Child and Their Church

Who can a parent turn to for community and spiritual support when their church declares their child is a broken human being, guilty of a sin for just being who they are? I couldn’t believe what my friend was saying...

Saying No…A Lesson in Personal Power and Submission

I am writing this from a male dominant/female submissive perspective because that is my world view. However, I believe that it applies to any combination of dominant and submissive. I am not intentionally excluding anyone, just using specific pronouns for...

Video: Living a Transgender Childhood

Josie is 9 years old and was born as Joey. This is her incredible story. Originally published on December 20th, 2012 | By Genderkinderen | From Youtube.com...

Definitions in BDSM . . . An Exercise in Frustration

There has been an ongoing debate on Fetlife about whether one can be a slave if one is unowned. That has led me to thinking. I wonder why it is that in what is is that we do (WIITWD) we...

Outrageous! Rio School FINES Transgender Student For Wearing Skirt To Class!

17-year-old Maria Muniz, born Mario Muniz, had never felt happy being a biological boy and decided to come out by wearing a skirt to school. But her difficult decision failed to find support among the faculty of the Pedro II...

Facebook Naming Debacle Takes Unfortunate Turn

Facebook executives’ hardline stance on ridding the social media site of users who utilize pseudonyms in their profiles takes a bizarre new turn today.  A handful of Facebook users are now targeting the drag community by actively searching out those...

Texas Transgender Student Crowned Homecoming King

Mel Gonzales, a female-to-male transgender student attending Stephen F. Austin High School in Sugar Land, Texas, was crowned Homecoming King last Friday, September 12th. Gonzales told Project Q Houston that his winning the crown proves that acceptance is growing for...

Brazillian Judge OKs Baby’s Birth Certificate With 2 Moms & Dad

A judge this week from southern Rio Grande do Sul state in Brazil granted two women and a man the right to claim legal parent status of a child born in late August. All three parents’ names are present on...

A Big F.U. Courtesy of the Fine Folks at Facebook

By Barbara Ortutay and Paul Elias | From: Huffingtonpost.com | On September 17th, 2014 “SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco drag queens are sparring with Facebook over its policy requiring people to use their real names, rather than drag names such...

So, What’s the Deal With Polyamory?

A monogamous but open minded, journalistic look at the relationship type (it’s not a psychology) This is a cross-post from my new website Curiosity Crossroads. I like to have discussions — about real topics and issues. I like to get past stereotypes,...

Polyamory 101: It’s About More Than Just Couples

I found this must-read article this morning and felt the need to share it with you, our readers. Enjoy! By Angi Becker Stevens | HuffingtonPost.com | On 12/03/2013 Over the past few years, polyamory has become a more widely known...