Please accept my apologies in advance for the double meaning title to this post, but I've blogged before about queer and transgender. (See previous post OSU students discuss ethics of blackface, drag and definition of trans-asterisk (5/24/13))
Therefore, I will only briefly list the following items, without much comment, just for my own notes:
- Abigail Erickson, "Candlelight vigil honors transgender youth," dailybarometer.com posted Nov. 20, 2014
- Chris Correll, "Fashion show brings HIV awareness," dailybarometer.com posted Nov. 20, 2014 -- as usual, the drag performers prove they can draw a crowd to a party! In the 1980's it was hard to get anybody to talk about AIDS and so I am glad to see that safe sex safety reminders have been institutionalized, but I am still uncomfortable with too closely intermixing LGBT issues with AIDS -- perhaps this is because I survived living San Francisco in the 1980's and the memories of people dying, literally on the streets, are still too painful for me to be reminded of the cruel politics that surrounded AIDS back then.
- Dr. Kathy Greaves, "Dr. Sex: Transgender awareness week deserves recognition, thought," OSU Barometer, posted Nov. 18, 2014 -- the sex education instructor for OSU does a good job explaining biological essentialism versus social constructionism and the differences between sexual orientation and gender identity. Just when I thought she was being overly dogmatic in her definitions and rules for pronoun usage, she correctly suggests that people should be referred to by the pronouns they prefer.