Monthly Archives: October 2014

Apple CEO Tim Cook Comes Out

In an essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek magazine, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook makes public that he is gay. The fact likely makes Cook the highest-profile gay person in corporate America. “Plenty of colleagues at Apple know I’m gay, and...

Room For Debate: For Starters, ‘Unsex’ the Birth Certificate

The moment when a new baby officially becomes a legal person from the state’s view is the filing of a birth certificate. The information on the certificate — the child’s name, parents and sex — stays with a person for...

A Must Read: A Brief History Of Crossdressing

Humans are designed to compartmentalize objects, ideas, and experiences. It’s how we survive. Our early ancestors’ ability to instantaneously decide a whether a situation was safe or dangerous was imperative if they wanted to keep their weak, hairless little bodies...

Ohio Girl Bullied At School After Donating Hair To Cancer Charity

10-year-old Jetta Fosburg never expected to be a victim of bullying when she cut her hair and donated it to child cancer patients, but that’s precisely what happened to the Dayton, Ohio girl. Jetta cut 14 inches off her locks...

Dolly Parton On Why She Supports Her Gay Fans

Dolly Parton is now celebrating her 50th anniversary as a Nashville performer, and she recently sat down for an enlightening interview with Billboard magazine that covered everything from her lengthy career in music and why she supports her gay fans,...

The Story Of The Boy In The Pretty Pink Shoes

Once upon a time, in the year 2012, a viral digital photo of a young boy who decided to wear a pair of pink shoes to preschool ignited a fiery online conversation. The boy’s older sister posted the photograph of...

Utah Supreme Court Lifts Hold On Same-Sex Adoptions

Utah’s Supreme Court lifted its stay on same-sex adoptions Thursday, two weeks after the state dropped its legal fight over the issue. In May, the state’s high court placed a hold on several district judges’ rulings that ordered the Utah...

Things Are Improving For LGBT Students, But They’re Still Really Bad

Schools are getting better at fostering a friendly environment for LGBT students, but they still have a long way to go. A survey released Wednesday by the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, which advocates school safety for students, regardless...

WA School Principal Punishes Boys Crossdressing For Spirit Week – Students Stage Protest

When students at White Pass Junior and Senior High School in Randle, WA were told to dress up as their favorite celebrities for the “come as your favorite celebrity” day during Spirit Week, the chances that someone would show up...

Video: A Transgender Child’s Letter to the World

Jazz Jennings was born and spent the first few years of her life living as a male. At the age of six, she and her family began filming a series of videos about her growing up as a transgender child....

Video: Born This Way – A Documentary About Transgender

Born This Way is a mini-documentary that explores the ideas and misconceptions regarding gender and specifically transgender that are common in everyday society. The Born This Way Youtube page states: “Everyone has a gender; it is a thing affects everything...

Event: PDX Poly Date Night – Portland, OR

The next PDX Poly Date Night will occur on Friday, October 24, 2014 from 7pm until 9pm. The cost of the event is $5 per person, and the location is made known to Meetup.com members only. The Meetup.com website states...

Southwest Leather Conference Announces New Dates for 2015 – Phoenix, AZ

Southwest Leather Conference traditionally has been held on the fourth weekend of January every year, but that will change for the year 2015. It has been scheduled next year for January 15th through the 18th. Regarding the change, the Southwest...

Heart of a Slave

I always enjoy seeing discussions of the romanticized things in our scene, most of which are associated with M/s in some way – the ‘gift’ of submission, ‘slave heart’, a master must master himself, etc.. In the past, I would...