Exclusive Excerpt From Transgender Anthology Letters for My Sisters

I was honored to be asked to co-edit Letters for My Sisters by transgender-owned publisher Transgress Press. In this new anthology of letters and testimonies, 35 transgender women tell heartfelt stories based on a simple premise: If you could write just one letter to someone who is beginning transition, or one letter to your younger, pre-transition self, what would you say?

My co-editor Deanne…

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Time for Some Candor From the Supreme Court

In most of the cases it decides, the Supreme Court is what it presents itself as: a court of law. The justices apply preexisting rules and standards set forth, for example, in the Constitution and statutes passed by Congress, to a dizzying array of human and institutional behaviors.

But in many highly contested cases, especially those involving the definition of broad-based rights, the Supreme…

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Friday Talking Points — Prelude To Silly Season

Planes have been dropping out of the sky at an alarming rate recently. I don’t know what portents such omens signify, but the media certainly has had no lack of videos of debris fields to show, that’s for sure.

Back in Washington, we have one week to go before the opening of “Silly Season 2014,” an annual event brought on by hordes of political reporters scrambling around, devoid of actual…

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G’head, Do the Gangs a Favor, Deport the Kids to Central America

Back in the 1980s, due to the civil war in El Salvador, the Sandinista revolution in Nicaragua and Contra counter-revolutionary guerrillas based in southern Honduras, and the oppressive military regimes in Guatemala, thousands of Central Americans fled to the United States to escape the killing fields. A large portion of the refugees went to California and settled in Los Angeles. In an effort to…

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Meet The Congressman Who Assumed Two Senior U.S. Officials Were Foreigners


During a congressional hearing Thursday, Foreign Policy reports, a member of Congress mistakeningly assumed that two senior U.S. government officials were actually representing India.

The Congressman, Rep. Curt Clawson, told the officials “I love your country” and offered to do “anything… to make the relationship with India better.” The officials, Nisha Biswal and Arun Kumar, are…

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FL Republican wants to force state’s students to watch Dinesh D’Souza’s ‘America’

Florida state Senator Alan Hays (R) announced Friday that he is working on a bill to make it mandatory that all public school students in the state be shown Dinesh D’Souza’s latest anti-Obama film, America: Imagine a World Without Her.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Hays will introduce the bill in November, requiring all 1,700 Florida middle and high schools to hold viewings of the film…

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Gay for Pay: Straight Men Having Gay Sex for Money

A new reality show about straight men who have sex with other men for money, titled Broke Straight Boys, is coming to television later this year. Most people don’t believe these men are straight at all but gay or bisexual. But the fact is that many men — gay, straight and bisexual — can be sexual with the same sex or the opposite sex if money is involved. “The cash gets me hard,” these men will…

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The SHEvolution Is Coming

This trend is changing the world, and I’m thrilled. At first, it tiptoes in quietly. On stilettos. Then suddenly and seemingly out of nowhere, comes its deafening blast.

Women are rising. Never before have we so aggressively, efficiently, fearlessly and successfully pursued our goals.

The future is now, and females are leading.

She’s surging ahead in school.

This revolution is starting in the…

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