Socially-responsible perverts! Perv & donate to my...
(All of the links in this post except the link to St. James are porn. If you shouldn’t be looking at porn, don’t click!) Socially-responsible perverts! You still have a precious few hours left to sign up for the inimitable, indefatigable, & uber-hot Jiz Lee’s Karma Pervs for May — benefitting the St. James Infirmary, an occupational health clinic for current &...
Crip Sex, Crip Lust, and The Lust of Recognition →
Ellery Russian & Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha talk about “the lust of recognition” (amazing phrase!!) over at Mia Mingus’ blog. This is fantastic. I really want there to be more videos in this series! Also, this is making me think about ways that the “lust of recognition” has operated in my own sex life (as a currently able-bodied person) — around...
REBEL GIRL: a riot grrrl nostalgia show * June 3rd...
THE NATIONAL QUEER ARTS FESTIVAL 2010 PRESENTS: REBEL GIRL: a riot grrrl nostalgia show Thursday, June 3, 2010 8:00pm African American Art & Culture Complex, San Francisco 762 Fulton Street Tickets: $12-$20 Buy Tix Online (snatch ‘em up fast, they will sell out!): http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/110826 More (slightly outdated) info...
Today is Frances Varian's birthday! Please send... →
If everyone following my tumblr gave $5, that’d be $250 towards Fran’s healing. Now imagine how much $20-$50 from each of you could do. Dig deep & give generously, people!
"Queer Memoir: In/Visible:" Curated/hosted by... →
I am so honored & thrilled to be performing at this year’s NOLOSE! Stay tuned for more about this sure-to-be amazing show!
This is one of my ideals for how people should be with each other. This trust....– From “A Night with the Boys,” on fukshot (one of my new favorite blogs from one of my new favorite people — <3, Marlene).
From now on...
From now on, whenever my Anxiety Loop starts telling me “You’re not doing enough”… I should really just take a look at one of my bios. Maybe also my CV if it’s a particularly bad anxiety day and I need not just convincing, but hella convincing. Case in point — my bio for Coming & Crying. I’m putting this up here because as I was reading it over I was...
Big Deals & Wonderful Things
1. I am extraordinarily proud to announce that I have been hired as the new Grants Development Coordinator at the St. James Infirmary, the nation’s first occupational health clinic for current & former sex workers. I start on Friday. I’m beyond thrilled. 2. My semester ended yesterday and I’m luxuriating in the lack of homework. I soaked in a hot tub, watched some silly TV,...
A friend responded with this point: “It will be seen by a lot more people than...– I am so damn thrilled that “Don’t Get Caught in a Bad Hotel” has gone viral. My mom sent me a link to it today. Granted, my Ma is super queer-supportive and comes from a fairly long line of working-class union members and/or organizers. But still. She’s a straight woman in...
Amusing Pervert Problems
My cell phone rings five minutes after Altair has left for the night. Me: Oh, hey, I just noticed you left your water bottle here! Are you calling to get it back? Altair: Well, I also left wearing your leather jacket. It’s especially funny because aside from our leather jackets, our fashion senses are completely opposite.
Pizza with spelt & cornmeal crust, topped with carmelized onion cheddar, scallions, rainbow carrots, fresh tarragon, and my great aunt Rosalind’s tomato sauce. Hippie pizza is good pizza.
"Detailed Sexual Content Warning." →
Apropos of my twitter-versation with @JizLee & @Morgasmo today! See also: TEE-HEE-HEE!
Unlike most porn, the extras on the DVD (actually a whole extra DVD) are really...– From Marlene’s wonderful review of Doing It Ourselves: The Trans Women Porn Project. Proud.
On Mothers, Mamas, & Red-Headed Great Aunts
1. My 90 year old great aunt, Irene, died on Thursday. She was the kind of woman who hennaed her hair and did her nails well into her late eighties. She requested that her hair be died red for the open-casket funeral. I really, truly adore that about her. 2. Me & Irene were not very close towards the end of her life, but I loved her very much, and watching the rest of my family — in...
Sex Workers' Writing Workshop on Tuesday!
Hey friends! A reminder about Sex Workers’ Writing Workshop this Tuesday, and links to my two Nat’l Queer Arts Fest shows below. Happy May! xox, Gina —- Sex Workers’ Writing Workshop May: Tuesday, May 11th, 6-8pm June: Tuesday, June 8th, 6-8pm Center for Sex & Culture, 1519 Mission Street, San Francisco (cross street 11th — it’s the building with the pink...
Irene Intrieri Ferreira, 1920-2010. Family Woman, Tarantella Dancer, Life-Long...
Oh my god! Phranc has a blog!!! →
"Revolutionary Voices" Banned in New Jersey High...
Revolutionary Voices: A Multi-Cultural Queer Youth Anthology has been banned at this New Jersey high school. (Grazie mille for the link, Miss Qwo.) God, how infuriating. I contributed to this anthology when I was 15. It’s, uh, not my best writing by far (hey, I was 15), but the community that Amy Sonnie and her cadre of fierce and fabulous contributors created meant so much to me as a queer...
May+June Sex Workers' Writing Workshop + Gina's...
Friendlies, Holy wow, I can’t believe it’s May! And I can’t believe my National Queer Arts Fest shows are less than a month away! I am very excited to invite you to Sex Workers’ Writing Workshop next week, and I’m even more thrilled to invite you to “REBEL GIRL: a riot grrrl nostalgia show” and “Girl Talk” a cis & trans woman...
A lot of us lost our religion. Jesus had turned out to be not what we thought he...– Dorothy Allison.