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A Few Good Cops: Fort Worth Texas Police Officers Make Ad Supporting Gay Marriage

A Few Good Cops: Fort Worth Texas Police Officers Make Ad Supporting Gay Marriage

Last week, days before the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals was to hear arguments about the Texas state same-sex marriage ban, a controversial advertisement began airing across the state. The television spot features three different members of the Fort Worth Police Department speaking up about a member of their police department, in support of […]

Abused Trans Teen Jane Doe Locked in Boys Prison in Connecticut

Abused Trans Teen Jane Doe Locked in Boys Prison in Connecticut

They call her Jane Doe, an un-named transgender girl of color. Jane first rose to national attention in the spring of this year, when she was kicked out of a Connecticut Department of Children and Families facility, after allegedly attacking one of the staff members. Jane was in the facility because her previous legal guardians […]

Why Do Some Men Hate Love?

Why Do Some Men Hate Love?

PHOTO: Glenn Harper, Creative Commons What makes another person attractive to you? Is it their eyes? Their hair? The way they smell? If you’re a heterosexual living in a progressive city like Seattle, San Francisco, or New York, the chances of running into someone you find attractive is pretty good. Similarly, the chances that someone […]

Teenagers: The Medical Marijuana Patients You Don’t Hear About

Teenagers: The Medical Marijuana Patients You Don’t Hear About

by Julia Peterson Right after college I started working at a medical marijuana doctor’s office in San Francisco’s SOMA district. I did patient intakes, where I asked intrusive questions to strangers about their medical histories, their medical records, and why they wanted to use medical marijuana. I met elderly people with chronic pain and veterans with […]

[NSFW] If You Want To Keep Up, You Need To Go Down

[NSFW] If You Want To Keep Up, You Need To Go Down

PHOTO credit: Diane Fornbacher & Anonymous Model Last month, researchers at Oakland University in Michigan did a study of roughly 250 men to get to the bottom of the burning question, why do men perform cunnilingus on women? The hypothesis was simple, “among men who perform cunnilingus on their partner, those at greater risk of sperm […]

Eri Is Ready: A Mormon Woman On Being Transgendered And Getting A Sex Change

Eri Is Ready: A Mormon Woman On Being Transgendered And Getting A Sex Change

Eri Hayward (pronounced “Eddy”) is transgendered. She lives in the conservative Utah Valley where she is a regular guest speaker at both Brigham Young University (BYU) and Utah Valley University (UVU) about being a transgendered Mormon woman, how to reconcile religion and personal beliefs and experiences. On July 10th, she will fly to Thailand to […]

Mona Wilder: Utah’s Fiercest Drag Queen

Mona Wilder: Utah’s Fiercest Drag Queen

PHOTO: Mona Wilder by Kami Christiansen The Season 5 Finale of RuPaul’s Drag Race was a ratings bonanza, it is becoming more apparent that drag queens are mainstreaming, in part because the audience has moved beyond gay men and straight women, even straight men have learned to appreciate the art form that is drag. In […]

Transgendered Danielle, the Library Girl Who Needs Love Too

Transgendered Danielle, the Library Girl Who Needs Love Too

PHOTO: Anna Ristuccia It was 10 or 11, and I had already been up since 3:30 a.m. in order to be at work at 4. Why is somebody like me in this position, I kept asking myself? Is it because I fucked around in college and didn’t become a nurse, have no direction, and am […]

LADY BUSINESS: Saint Harridan

LADY BUSINESS: Saint Harridan

I first met Mary Going while studying Business at Mills College. Mills is the first women’s college west of the Rocky Mountains. It was founded around the same time California became a state and has garnered a reputation for liberal progressivism; it produces intelligent women in many areas, particularly social justice and civil rights activism. […]

LADY BUSINESS: San Francisco’s Apothecarium

LADY BUSINESS: San Francisco’s Apothecarium

PHOTO: San Francisco’s Apothecarium is located at 2095 Market Street in San Francisco. In the early 1990s, Dennis Peron opened the first medical marijuana dispensary on the corner of Church and Market in San Francisco’s historic Castro District, a cultural and political center for the world’s LGBT community as well as a hotbed for political civil rights […]