Things you should see

Oops, it’s been awhile. Tonight I’ll borrow a moment of your time to spotlight some useful/neat queer resources on the web.

Safe2pee is “a resource where people who do not feel comfortable with traditional public restrooms can find safe alternatives.” You can plug in your address or where you’re going, and get a nifty map of all the gender-neutral, gendered single-stall, and accessible restrooms in the immediate area. If you know any around town, you can also add them to the database. (I’m trying to add all the gender-neutral restrooms around UNO.)

T-Vox is a community for genderqueer, intersex, transgender, and transsexual people, and their curious family and friends. The main website is a wiki that anyone can contribute to, and there are also forums and a chat room. Right now the wiki is still taking shape, but there are well-written (at least to me) introductions to topics like the nature of gender, urban legends about hormones, how to come out, and all these crazy medical terms.

Finally, this girl is fucking amazing. A California high school senior used her time on stage for MLK Day to come out in front of the school. She’s an actress, very well-spoken and obviously in control of her apprehension, but talk about big balls… can I use that metaphor on a queer blog? Kayla is inspiring and real in ways that speakers at these events usually aren’t. See for yourself:

Keep warm! Only two, two and a half more months of winter weather and then I get to complain about the heat and humidity.

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