Facing a Dark Future Aug17

Facing a Dark Future

I wrote the following after the November 8, 2016 after election and before Donald J. Trump’s inauguration on January 20, 2017. Rather than publish it immediately, I decided to withhold it for six or seven months to see how my predictions held up. Pretty well, I think.


Leland William Howard is an excellent writer. This short story proves it!

The Rise and Fall of...

Our trans community, and many other American communities, face a grave threat.

Why I Love Fantasia Fair Oct28

Why I Love Fantasia ...

I love trans events and have been involved with launching a few of them, but I’m especially proud of my association with Fantasia Fair. If you come you will see me there, every year, for as long as I’m able.

A Bill of Gender Rig...

In March 1991 a remarkable document appeared in my mailbox. It was titled A Bill of Gender Rights. Transgender activist JoAnn Roberts was the author. Two weeks later Gender Alternatives League issued a document called The Gender Activist Declaration of Independence.

Why We Need Gender N...

I would hate to see the English language left without pronouns that differentiate between one person and many.

Hatin’ on Caitlyn Jun06

Hatin’ on Cait...

Caitlyn Jenner is my hero in the way all trans people are my heroes.

Bad Decision? Maybe. Sep09

Bad Decision? Maybe.

Move Southern Comfort Conference to Fort Lauderdale after 23 Years in Atlanta? It’s either crazy or it’s not.

THE+ Conference Forms Sep09

THE+ Conference Forms

New Trans* Conference in Atlanta. Focus will be on health education, and service to a broad spectrum of trans* people and their families, including people of color and trans children and their parents.

Gender Hurts: First Look Jun05

Gender Hurts: First Look

Sheila Jeffreys’ work, while essentially mirroring that of Raymond, doesn’t sound quite so bizarre. She is a far better writer than Raymond, and as such might have written a far more insidious and dangerous book. I don’t know that. I have only skimmed the work. I can say, however, that having quickly looked over Jeffreys’ book, it is a nasty, one-sided political hack job.

Identified! May13


The photos in Casa Susanna have until now been unattributed. Now we know Andrea Susan took most of the pictures.

The Historical Roots of Casa Valentina May10

The Historical Roots of Casa Valentina

In the early 1960s small groups of crossdressers were meeting clandestinely on the East and West coasts of the United States. In Los Angeles they gathered in the living room of early activist Virginia Prince. In New York they drove to the Catskills with the trunks of their cars filled with female attire. Their destination: The Chevalier d’Eon Resort, which would soon be renamed Casa Susanna.