Tuesday, November 30, 2010

2+ hrs to drive 30 miles. I need to set up laptop AND change!! AAH!!
If you think your city has a traffic problem you haven't seen anything close until you've been to LA!!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

"Human rights need to be extended to everyone - not just LGBT people... that's why we call ourselves queer..." - gay activist in New Delhi.
Thousands celebrate queer pride in Delhi and Banglore! Reports of 4,000+ people in Delhi alone! Amazing!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

I'm always surprised and moved by straight people relating to my story of identity conflict, challenges with family support, community, etc. Spoke at Univ. of Akron today and had a lovely professor who is Zoroastrian tell me about how her Hindu husband was "outed" to his family (for marrying a Zoroastrian) and the struggles they faced together. His family eventually accepted his marriage but only after the extended family said they didn't have a problem with it. :-) Our communities are complex, diverse, strange, funny, sad... but at the end they are "our" communities after all. *smile*

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

You know you travel way too much when you can't remember if you've been to the city you just got to. Ugh.

Friday, November 12, 2010

If you thought only gay men liked Dolly Parton you haven't been to Sugarland Bar in Brooklyn where the dykes and trans boys are having drag king show and

Monday, November 08, 2010

Complete chaos at Atlanta airport. Trains between terminals not working. Thousands of people walking. Ridiculous!

Thursday, November 04, 2010

75+ folks at Agnes Scott Tonight. Met 3 lesbian Muslims and a guy who knows Queen Noor of Jordan. Amman here I come.

Monday, November 01, 2010

Oh the drama that I bring with me... But on 2nd thought why did they think this threat was because of me coming to their school? http://ping.fm/bUh15
VM threat. Event canceled. Building evacuated. Anti-Muslim hysteria at it's worst. Complete disregard about safety of queer students or speaker. Very sad.
of students or the speaker.
Why am I writing about safety/security? Because my event was canceled today because of a VM threat. But the institution could care less about the safety
Our communities must protect one another and keep each other safe because no one else will. Not the state, not the govt and not anyone in positions of power.
Thinking about safety and security and who's security/security do police and other authorities really want to protect.