Category Archives: history

I wrote a letter

Dear President Obama, I read today of Canadian Immigration Minister Chris Alexander making a statement that Russian LGBT applicants for refugee status would be looked on with favor. I am writing to ask that the United States of America adopt … Continue reading

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How far?

It’s the Fourth of July. I love fireworks, but I live in a part of the country where the fireworks suck. It’s geography I think. They’re always too damn far away. In the kind of old cities I grew up … Continue reading

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A Mechanical Moment

I’ve recently been lucky enough to come in to possession of a couple of guns I’ve been coveting for a long time. They are the 1897 Winchester shotgun and the 1896 Krag-Jorgensen. My Krag is actually an 1898 model, but … Continue reading

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SHOE!

I was doing some archive stuff today. I found a pair of shoes that I was completely astounded by. Words don’t do them justice, but in case you aren’t believing your eyes (or are vision impaired), they are fairly simple … Continue reading

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The Fourth of July

I love the fourth of July. I’m conflicted about parts of it, but uncomplicated relationships are for uncomplicated minds. I loathe the standard fare patriotism and invented right wing history that this date invokes, but the negatives associated with this … Continue reading

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Poly Styrene

Some people think little girls should be seen and not heard but… The screeching unpolished voice that danced with the sour saxophone. A friend I never met. There seemed to be traces, for a moment, of a horribly transphobic feminist … Continue reading

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What I said at Girl Talk

Cross posted at Body Impolitic note: If I promised you that I’d have this up last week, I’m sorry. You know who you are. I’m going to start by telling a story about someone telling a story about something someone … Continue reading

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Archive Update

Cross posted at Body Impolitic I haven’t written much in the past several weeks because I’ve been busy doing work on the Center for Sex and Culture Archives. I mentioned this work in a post before I started and it … Continue reading

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it happens all the time

Cross posted at Body Impolitic When I was fifteen, if you had told me that I would be who I am now, I would have stabbed you. I’ve said these words to friends over the years. I’ve said them with … Continue reading

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Saving History: Sex and Culture

I’ve been going to events at the Center for Sex and Culture for years. I’ve even written about one of them. One of CSC’s little secrets is their archive. It isn’t really a secret. Plenty of people know such a … Continue reading

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