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Heterosexuals at Gay Events who feel compelled to announce they are "straight" really piss me off.

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Archive - Mar 2011

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March 27th

Geraldine Ferraro

I was present in the Miami auditorium when Walter Mondale announced that Geraldine Ferraro would be the vice-presidential candidate for the Democrats.

We were at a NOW conference at the Fountainbleu which was already a great experience thanks to Kate Clinton. The convention delegates went crazy, crying, laughing, hugging. It felt like times were a changing.

March 17th

a complicated kindness

Miriam Toews

Miriam Toews

This book is as fearless as the main character, 16 year old Nomi Nichols. Not that Nomi is fearless, but she is not surprised.

March 12th

Bow Grip

Ivan E Coyote

Ivan E Coyote

Bow Grip is fascinating; a male protagonist learning to cope after his wife leaves him for another woman written by a transgendered author. Well written with fully drawn characters and a vocabulary that expresses sensitivity without being trite,

March 6th

The Moonlit Earth

Christopher Rice

Christopher Rice

There is more confidence and maturity in Mr. Rice's writing with each new book. The Moonlit Earth does not disappoint in that regard. It is a fast paced thriller built around news and topical events.

March 5th

More of This World or Maybe Another

Barb Johnson

Barb Johnson

"There's real trouble in the world. The kind that can't be fixed. The kind we lie awake keeping vigil against. Love is not trouble. It is all we have to light our days..."