What do Caitlyn Jenner and Rachel Dolezal have to teach us about tolerance?

Why are people so accepting of Bruce Jenner’s transition from a man to a Transgender woman but so seriously upset about Rachel Dolezal’s claim that she feels that she is a black woman in spite of actually being born a white woman?We have learned in the last few years that you can change who you are, embrace what you feel defines you, and learn to love yourself. We've come to understand Transgender issues.  But many people are just for the first time hearing about Transracial people and haven't embraced the idea. Some even deny that it is a real occurrence.  It isn't until more people start coming forward and speaking about their transition from one race to another, or how they feel, that we will have the opportunity to learn and grow from this new adaptation. ...more

The World's Reaction When Queer White Moms Raise Adopted Black Kids

“Intersectionality” may be a new term, but it isn’t a new idea. It is the very thing Sojourner Truth was getting at in her “Aren’t I a Woman” speech in 1851. Black women in the United States have always known that “woman” was a complicated idea—their own “womanhood” often sacrificed to the “ideal” of white womanhood. ...more
rosemondpc If anything, their own identity questions just grow, don't they?more

Caitlyn is Sexy. Good For Her.

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Fancy and Handsome: What We're Wearing to #BlogHer15

"Put your tie on, Mommy! It's so handsome!" she yells from her room. Even though I just picked up, there are clothes all over the floor. Again. There are always clothes on the floor. Dresses, skirts that twirl, and there should be one pair of shorts in that pile somewhere, but we can never find that one approved pair of shorts. Her clothes don't look like mine. She's six. She's so fancy....more
Tell Fancy a Meemaw in Kansas hopes we run into each other. :-)more

I Was in the Closet at Work Until the Vice Principal Asked Me to Lead the LGBT Club

I have long, flowing hair. My nails are almost always immaculately designed thanks to my love affair with fake nails. I have an affinity for basing entire outfits solely around my accessories. ...more
You are an incredible example - I wish I'd had you for English!more

Try As I Might.

This is probably the most political blog I'm ever going to write, Reader.  I know, I know, you expect different when you come here. I try to keep it mostly about nonsense and vaginas, and in that respect I'm still staying true to thine own self and you.  But this time it's not about what's going on in my pants, but instead what's going on with Bruce Jenner's, or Caitlyn's vagina-area. ...more

These Safety Nets Will Get You Through Your Next Challenge

I have taken three giant leaps (so far) in my life. The first was coming out as gay. The second was leaving a job I loved. And the third is what I’m still going through right now: resigning from a CEO position to take time for myself and figure out what’s next....more
Elisa Camahort Thank you!more

What Caitlyn Jenner reminded me about Motherhood

                                                                        Caitlyn Jenner Vanity Fair...more

Dating While Pansexual

I'm queer.It's an ongoing conversation with myself. As I learn more about the woman I am-- likes, dislikes, the kinds of relationships I want, and the politics I embody-- the clearer my self-portrait becomes. My queerness is not the sole factor through which I am defined or viewed, of course; it is so deeply ingrained in who i am but it is not some "difference", the way a lot of straight (and queer) ppl view being not hetero....more
Hmmmm I didn't get that from her at all. I thought it meant she is attracted to the persons ...more

The Radical Oneness of Equality

I wrote a post about the Radical Equality of Oneness - about how if we want to Awaken and live in Oneness, we cannot judge others and we cannot refer to the greater parts of humanity as "the unawakened masses." If we are to truly Awaken into Oneness, ...more