Tag: rights

Living Between the Lines

| Feb 5, 2018 | Reply

The Artist D! examines the recent controversy over the tussle between anti-sexual harassment activist and author Rose McGowen and a trans woman during an appearance by McGowen at a Barnes & Noble book event. The trans woman asked McGowen a question about remarks she made on RuPaul’s podcast. At sometime during McGowen’s response things went sideways and soon the two were shouting at each other and neither one was listening. The Artist D! has listened to the shouting and within it she finds rage and pain but she can’t locate the anti-trans statements attributed to McGowen. She includes the video of the incident in this post along with her analysis.

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Girls in the Boy’s Room

| May 2, 2016 | Reply

When The Artist D was a little lad he was happy to follow mommy into the lady’s room since it had nice private booths where you could do your business in private. Then came the awkward grade school and high school years and restrooms defined awkward. Now as an adult The Artist D has some observations on sociological interactions in the men’s room. And a question or two for those fighting for their rest room rights.

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Standing in a Line of Lesbians

| Oct 20, 2014 | Reply

If you have had something for ever and it’s just a fact that you will always have it does it sometimes seem the thing you have loses its value over the years? Does something that is taken for granted and assumed to be an entitlement just become part of the background of life and nothing special? It seems that way to The Artist D who had to go to the marriage license office and found that the concept of marriage may be in the taken for granted category for straight people but gays and lesbians are giving it a shot in the arm.

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Like a Horse and Carriage

| Apr 8, 2013 | 2 Replies

Does the LGBT community have its priorities askew when it comes to the quest for gay marriage. As a TG who has had two husbands she wasn’t legally “married” to The Artist D feels qualified to discuss why pushing for marriage rights my be a distraction from a more urgent goal.

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