Equality Roundup: Gender-Bending Lesbian Surrealist Writes & More
We got a new executive director this week. We’re excited to have John O’Connor join us officially on December 3.
It’s LGBT history month, and the New Yorker has a great story on Merle Miller coming out in the New York Times, crediting it with helping spawn Dan Savage’s “It Gets Better” campaign.
You’re all voting, right? Frying Pan News on why Prop 32 is bad for the LGBT community.
Orange Coast magazine on how small indignities mean progress is still too slow in Orange County.
One of the Wachowski sibs is a trans woman, and she talks about what it means to be visible and trans.
It’s Claude Cahun‘s birthday! Cahun was a gender-bending lesbian surrealist writer and photographer who fought against the Nazis. Her work dealt with fluid sexuality with playful verve and political punch, especially in images like “Don’t Kiss Me, I am in Training,” where she appropriates macho boxing myths for a cartoonish revision, presaging “identity artists” like Cindy Sherman.
Finally, philosopher and author John Corvino makes witty, smart videos about what marriage and other rights mean.