I’ve had with most of you. Especially those of you who sit there and argue with the very people this government is marginalizing and harrassing. That we should “get along and be nice” because somehow that’s going to magically fix everything. The time for politeness passed many months ago. Sorry, that’s just how it is. If you can’t see why, get you head out of your fucking ass and take a good look around. You say you have minority friends? Sure, ok! Why don’t you ask them some things: Ask any of your friends of color how they’re doing rightContinue Reading

I posted this to a conservative sf/f author’s website today. They have talked many times about feeling “othered” in the sf/f community because they’re conservative, even though they’re LGBTQA affirming (including writing many books about LGBTQA/gender-queer romances, etc). I’m posting it here, too, for those conservatives who have been saying today “But, I didn’t vote for Trump because of his racism/sexism/homophobia!” “People like me, moderate liberals who would like to compromise across the gap, are scared this morning. And, I think, rightfully so…. I wasn’t sure I was going to write this to you, but in the interest of understanding,Continue Reading

The world is a very weird place right now. This morning I woke up to my British friends, and my British wife, angry and freaking out about their country. I don’t blame them. They woke up this morning to see just how far bigotry and xenophobia is entrenched in their country. What’s hard for me is that I try to be hopeful, and in this… It’s hard to find hope when we’re facing a similar situation here. I’m not talking about the leaving the EU part of the equation here, but the bigotry and xenophobia part. I keep thinking aboutContinue Reading

Every TERF that tells my wife and other transgender women that they aren’t real women or tell transgender men that they are traitors to their gender; Every Christian Fundamentalist that rejoices when LGBTQA people are abused or killed, or any Christian who “loves the sinner, hates the sin;” Every white cisgender man who makes rape jokes, queer jokes, and spouts other misogynistic crap; Every person who says that all black people, or Latinx people, or all Muslims, or all of any other group should be rounded up and shot; Every person who decides to denigrate another group of people forContinue Reading

I want to be able to say something profound here about my working, but I just can’t. At least, not in any way that’ll make sense to people other than myself. Most of what I’ve learned this week is that I shouldn’t read any social media until after I’ve done my morning prayers, had breakfast, and done my writing for the day. I’m writing about social justice, and reading other people’s social justice stuff, or about the election, before I get into my own work makes things difficult. My wife says “Social justice work comes at a cost.” and that’sContinue Reading