There’s a Better Way: Remarks to the South Carolina Democratic Party Executive Committee

Good evening.  My name is Arik Bjorn. I sense relief in the room.  “So that’s how he pronounces his name.” BJORN is Norwegian for bear.  And that is precisely the animal that represents my pending campaign against “Status Quo” Joe Wilson.  Grizzly, not koala. MAKE NO MISTAKE:  The Wilson Dynasty will fall once and for […]

Christian Right Weekly Round-Up: The Transgender-Figuration of Pastor Pillow

Hello, I’m Pastor Pillow! No, don’t worry, ma’am. You’re in the right restroom. I mean, I assume you are—your upper glands appear wholesomely buxom and God-given. Here, let me just check. Very billowy indeed. And let me just get down on my knees and apologize if I startled you—it’s not every day that you walk […]

5 Predictions for the Progressive Movement in 2015

It’s 2015 and there are no hoverboards or self-tying shoe laces, and the Cubs will forget they were supposed to play in the post-season once again. However, I would like to make some predictions about trends for the upcoming year regardless. The following listicle (oh, weren’t we supposed to bury that word in 2013? Sorry!) […]

Leelah Alcorn: Another LGBT Child Lost Because Of Hate, Religious Fervor, And Ignorance.

Leelah Alcorn posted a suicide note to social media before taking her own life this past Sunday. The note detailed Leelah’s struggle with her conservative Christian parents as a transgender teenager. Her parents refused to accept Leelah, insisting on calling her “Josh,” and, according to Leelah’s heartbreaking note, forced her to attend “Christian therapy.” Her parents did […]

Stop Calling Ann Coulter Names, Seriously

Anytime I am forced by my fellow liberals into defending Ann Coulter, I get very pissed off. Although, in truth, I am not defending Ann Coulter. I am defending my transgender friends, and the transgender community. But I’m still pissed off. We, and by we I mean liberals and progressives who still fucking do this, […]

Texas School District Refusing to Put Senior Picture of Transgender Teen in Yearbook

Honestly, I don’t think a day goes by anymore where I don’t ask myself, “Just what in the hell is wrong with people?”  It never ceases to amaze me how stupid, petty, hateful and ignorant many people can be. A perfect example of this comes from deep south Texas where the La Feria School District has […]

California Moves Forward on Trans* Rights, Far Right Freaks Out

Under a headline lamenting the “tragic” use of California gubmint intervention in keeping trans* kids safe, World Net Daily (the cool kids call it World Nut Daily, or WingNut Daily) announced the historic news as, “Your Government at Work: California Governor signs transgender-student bill: Lets kids choose which bathrooms, locker rooms they use.” We can […]

Retired Navy SEAL Comes Out as Transgender, “Patriots” Freak Out

Tuesday morning, I came across the story of Kristin Beck, the retired Navy SEAL who just announced that they were now living and dressing as a woman, and were preparing for a gender reassignment surgery. I was truly saddened, (but not surprised) at the comments I saw below the story as it appeared on a […]