Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Sunday, December 29, 2019

FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS

DIVISION II


DIVISION III


North Central Cardinals


NAIA



CONGRATULATIONS!

Friday, December 27, 2019

GENEVIEVE'S GEMS

Live! Live the wonderful life that is in you! Let nothing be lost upon you. Be always searching for new sensations. Be afraid of nothing.

~Oscar Wilde

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

A SPECIAL MERRY CHRISTMAS TO MY LGBTQ+ SISTERS AND BROTHERS

I wish a Merry Christmas to folks who are estranged from their families just because of who they are.  

CHRISTMAS GREETINGS!


Friday, December 20, 2019

GENEVIEVE'S GEMS

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.


~Aristotle (384BC-322BC)

Thursday, December 19, 2019

NUMBER TWENTY THREE

Nikki Kuhnhausen, 17, of Vancouver, Washington, is the 23rd reported murdered this year. She is the second teenager killed.

Saturday, December 14, 2019

DINNER FOR LGBTQ+ YOUTH

Tonight the Beyond Labels ministry hosted a dinner for LGBTQ+ youth. A number of people of various ages came. I had a wonderful conversation with a transman who remembered me from a panel I was on back in November.  There were games, food, music, dancing, and fun.

I would do another one of these and pray that it happens again in the future.   

Friday, December 13, 2019

GENEVIEVE'S GEMS

Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.

~Oscar Wilde, Dramatist (1854-1900) 

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

STANFORD WOMEN WIN NCAA SOCCER TITLE


The Cardinals won their second title in three years with a hard-fought victory over the University of North Carolina (0-0; 5-4) on penalty kicks. 

PUSH BACK

The way I see it if the government is going to push back on denying trans people their rights, then we need to push right back. 

Friday, December 06, 2019

GENEVIEVE'S GEMS

Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection.

~Winston Churchill

Thursday, December 05, 2019

FIELD HOCKEY CHAMPIONS

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CHAMPIONS


DIVISION I



DIVISION II




DIVISION III


Wednesday, December 04, 2019

LIVING MY LIFE

It's early for me to give my thoughts about the past year but I'm breaking with my tradition. The bias against transgender and non-conforming people has been ramped up. Combine that with the current administration undoing the rights we fought for and there may a storm coming. I'm not going to let anyone stop me from living my life I refuse to be invisible.  

Sunday, December 01, 2019

COMMENTARY

Thanksgiving festivities will conclude tonight. People returning home from visiting family in other places. Thankful for getting together with people we love. I am mindful of people who spent the holiday alone. Some have been estranged from their families for years for various reasons. Others have no living relatives. 

Will hearts of thanks continue in our daily lives? I surely hope so. There's so much to be thankful for. There are people around the world who wish to have what we have: the freedom to worship and live and enjoy life. Let us not complain about what we don't have. Be grateful for the things you do have.

Friday, November 29, 2019

GENEVIEVE'S GEMS

Thanksgiving is a time when the world gets to see how blessed and how workable the Christian system is. The emphasis is not on giving or buying, but on being thanking and expressing that appreciation to God and to one another.  

~John Clayton, Clergyman (1709-1773)

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Sunday, November 24, 2019

THE WORK CONTINUES

Another Transgender Day of Remembrance has come and gone. The work continues. Many trans and non-conforming people are killed every day just because of who they are. There have been many positives, one of them being more visibility. A negative has been the increased attack on trans and non-conforming folks from numerous quarters. Would like more discussion about suicide in the trans community. 

I pray that people were encouraged and challenged. Continue the fight for our rights. I certainly will. We have every right to life, liberty, and happiness.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

ADVISORY COUNCIL

I completed a two-year term on the advisory council at SAGE, my senior center. I served as part of the meal committee. I've never before served on any committee as such. I learned much in the time I was on the council. I was educated on the purpose of bylaws and procedures needed to run an effective council. I will continue to be active on the meal committee. 

The main point is that if people want to see and affect change, they need to become involved. whining and complaining don't do anything. Meetings on your particular concern are a great place to voice opinions and come up with solutions. When enough people voice their concerns, change can happen. Many folks have said that the meals have improved since I've been on the council. I'm pleased that they feel that way. It was them that helped affect the improvement. 

I hope to run again next year. This is from a person one could say is a reluctant activist.

Friday, November 22, 2019

GENEVIEVE'S GEMS

Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone's face? Did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love? These are the real questions. I must trust the little bit of love that I sow now will bear many fruits, here in this world and the life to come. 


~Henri Nouwen, Clergyman (1932-1996)  

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE-HONORING DECEASED AND LIVING





I attended Transgender Day of Remembrance ceremonies yesterday at the senior center I go to. Celebrated were the lives of 'transcestors' such as Marsha P. Johnson, Storme DeLaverie, Leslie Feinberg,  Christine Jorgensen, and Sylvia Rivera. Also noted were trans activists who are living such as Miss Major Griffin-Gracy (79 years young), Renee Richards, Janet Mock, Jamison Green, M J Rodriquez, Kate Bornstein, and many others.

My names of the 22 known trans women who were murdered this year were read. One of them, Bailey Reeves, was just 17 years old.  The oldest person was 40 years old. The real number of trans people murdered is much higher. Many cases go unreported or the person is often misgendered. Today is the actual date of TDOR. 

Days like today will trigger strong emotions in some folks which I do understand. Take care of yourself first. I pray that someday we won't have to have Trans Day of Remembrance but a day of celebration. 


Monday, November 18, 2019

TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE

I will be participating in Transgender Day of Remembrance ceremonies tomorrow night at the SAGE center. I will be reciting a poem of which I'm fine-tuning. 

Friday, November 15, 2019

GENEVIEVE'S GEMS

Goodness is about character-integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is how we treat other people.


~Dennis Prager

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

NIKKI ARAGUZ-LOYD





I was saddened by the passing last week of Nikki Araguz-Loyd in Texas. A transgender activist who fought successfully for her late husband's benefits, she opened the door for other trans spouses to receive benefits from a deceased partner. Araguz-Loyd was very active in the trans community. She was 44 years old.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Friday, November 08, 2019

GENEVIEVE'S GEMS

Do not give back to his master a servant who has gone in flight from his master and come to you: let him go on living among you in whatever place is most pleasing to him.


~Moses

Sunday, November 03, 2019

CALIFORNIA

My heart goes out to the folks in California. I have watched the news reports of all the devastation by those fires. So much loss of property and people's lives disrupted. I pray that they will receive the aid desperately needed. Is California sustainable? That's a question that will need to be answered.

GENEVIEVE'S GEMS

Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes. 


~Ralph Waldo Emerson, Poet (1803-1882)

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

LEADERSHIP

I have had people tell me that I'm a leader. I have never seen myself as one. There are those times when I believe leadership is overrated. I'm not saying that we shouldn't have leaders-there should be leaders. The mistake, I believe, is when people believe that a leader should do everything, cater to every whim of ther constituency. 

A leader is someone who desires the best for the people he/she represents. I'm about solutions and want to be part of it. Unfortunately, I see a woeful lack of 'leaders' with solutions. If a leader (and the people around them} don't have any then what's the point of being that position. One doesn't have to be the top person to have solutions to whatever need there is.

LETTING IT PLAY OUT

I won't be distracted by the circus going in Washington. I'll let this all play out.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

INDEPENDENT ROUTE

I don't know who I will be voting for in 2020 but I am going the independent route. In the last election, I voted for Jill Stein of the Green Party. Both Hillary Clinton and Trump, in my view, were horrible choices. During both debates, I saw the worst group of candidates that I can remember. 

Both the Republican and Democratic parties don't have the answers to the pressing needs of Americans. The Democratic candidates is an embarrassment and a joke. They bicker like children over everything. No solutions or a plan on how to help us the voting public. 

I was criticized by a few when I told them I voted third party. A few said it was a vote for Mr. Trump. How so? My vote didn't go to his coffers. Clinton won the popular vote so my not voting for her wasn't a factor at all. I'll never vote for someone I do not believe is best for the country. Whoever wins the Democratic nomination next year, I won't be voting for them. 

Friday, October 25, 2019

GENEVIEVE'S GEMS

When you find your definitions in God, you find the very purpose for which you were created. Put your hand in God's hand, know His absolutes, demonstrate His love, present His truth and the message of redemption and transformation will take hold.

~Ravi Zacharias

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE

With all the civil unrest happening around the world one wouldn't know it by the way mainstream media is reporting (or not reporting) it. The protests in Hong Kong have gone on for months. Who knows about the protests in Chile, France, England, and Amsterdam? I haven't heard much in the mainstream media about it. All we hear about is the circus that's going on in Washington D.C.   

Saturday, October 19, 2019

ON BEING POSITIVE

I try to be a positive influence in a world of negativity about transgender folks. I believe that one kind word does wonders to lift another person's spirits. While there are those who wish to make me invisible, I refuse to be. I go about life with anticipation and joy. 

It's wonderful when my friends succeed. Encouragement is greatly needed in the trans community. Offering it gives me much joy. When others share their stories, I am amazed by the honesty and clarity they express. It encourages me because many of them have had it much tougher than I have. They have been a positive influence on me in that they are victors. I am proud to consider them my friends and family.

Friday, October 18, 2019

GENEVIEVE'S GEMS


You just have to find your activism and don't let anyone tell you what that should look like. If you're doing the work, and you're getting someone to think, your on the right path.



~Angie Thomas, Author

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

ROUND FOUR

Round Four of the Democratic presidential debates tonight. We'll see who shines and who bombs.

Monday, October 14, 2019

SUPREME COURT HEARINGS

Following the Supreme Court hearings on the LGBTQ+ discrimination cases,  this may be a long ordeal. I hope not. It's sad that it comes to this. 

Saturday, October 12, 2019

COMING OUT EXPERIENCES

This past Thursday I was part of a panel of five people sharing their experiences of coming out as queer. I shared about my coming out as transgender in middle age and coming out in my place of worship.  I also responded to a question of reconciling my faith with my queerness. Five of us of different gender expressions and sexualities shared our coming out experiences. A good crowd came out to support us.   

Friday, October 11, 2019

GENEVIEVE'S GEMS

Leadership is about vision and responsibility, not power.


~Seth Berkley

NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY


ENJOY THE DAY!

Friday, October 04, 2019

GENEVIEVE'S GEMS

Hope is the magic carpet that transports us from the present moment into the realm of infinite possibilities.


~H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Thursday, October 03, 2019

COMING OUT DAY

I will be on a panel on Coming Out Day Storytelling and Queer Witness at Fort Washington Collegiate Church on Thursday, October 10th at 7PM.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

2019 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL SEASON

I am a big sports fan. The regular baseball season will end tomorrow. There were a few surprises and a few disappointments. Here is my list of them


SURPRISES 

Minnesota-thought they would be better but never this better. Congratulations to the Twins.

Arizona-thought they would falter but D-backs held tough

Texas-had decent first half, then tailed off. Played better than expected. .

Milwaukee- thought Brew Crew would fade but they toughed it out. Still don't like their starting pitching. 



DISAPPOINTMENTS

Colorado- Rockies didn't hit as well as last year and their starting pitching really crashed and burned.

Pittsburgh- really hit the skids the last two months. Pirates definitely in a rebuild.

Boston- from WS champs to out of the playoffs. Enough said.


IMPROVED

Cincinnati- hitting tailed off, pitching improved. Reds could be a good team in 2020.

Chi White Sox- much more competitive. Lot of young talent coming through pipeline.


HORRIBLE

Baltimore-O's couldn't win fifty games. Reminds me of '62 Mets. Yep, that bad.



Friday, September 27, 2019

GENEVIEVE'S GEMS

We can choose to wake up and grumble all day and be bitter and angry and judge others and find satisfaction in other doing bad instead of good. Or we can wake up with optimism and love and say, 'Just what is this beautiful day going to bring me?'

~Margaret Trudeau

Thursday, September 26, 2019

FLOURISH IN THE SCHOOL YOUR IN

School is in session. Grade school, middle school high school, and college. My best wishes to all the students on a successful year. I'm addressing college students. I share to students that they should attend a school where he/she will flourish. One can receive an excellent education at a state school as you can at Harvard, Yale, or Stanford. 

I have met some very gifted and intelligent people who attended colleges I've never heard of. Employers are always looking for talented people regardless of what college or university one attends. I attended a Christian college and received an excellent education. I earned a bachelor's degree in childhood education and a minor in English. I was 54 when I went to college.

I believe that its what you can do for the school rather than the other way around. I like to believe that I made an impact on other people's lives.    

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

EMOTIONS AND FEELINGS

I have emotions that are strong. I have learned show them when the time is right. I have the ability to keep my emotions in check. Are some things worth arguing about?  Will it help in a positive and constructive manner?

There is no shame in having emotions and feelings. Keeping things bottled up can do more harm than good. As I have gotten older,  I learned to pick my fights judiciously. I won't lash out at someone just because they have a different viewpoint. I wouldn't want anyone lashing out at me for no reason.  Emotions and feelings, we all have them. It's how each of us handle them.   

Monday, September 23, 2019

AUTUMN IS HERE!

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.

~Albert Camus

Friday, September 20, 2019

GENEVIEVE'S GEMS

We have the incredible privilege of serving in the highest offices in the state. We must prove ourselves worthy of our fellow citizens' faith. We must be trusted to always place the public's good above our own and to always choose fairness over favoritism.
Jody Rell 

Saturday, September 14, 2019

NO TRANS

I watched a couple of hours of the Democratic debate on Thursday. I'm still not impressed by any of the candidates thus far. Maybe it will change in the coming months, There was absolutely nothing mentioned regarding trans people. 

Friday, September 13, 2019

GENEVIEVE'S GEMS

One of the great joys of a creative life is that your observations and loose moments aren't lost forever; they live in your work.


~Pamela Druckerman, Writer   

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

STILL RESONATES

After eighteen years, the events of 9/11 still resonates in our conscience. Pray it never happens again.

Monday, September 02, 2019

Friday, August 30, 2019

GENEVIEVE'S GEMS

Each year, Labor Day gives us an opportunity to recognize the invaluable contributions that working men and women make to our nation, our economy and our collective prosperity. It gives us a chance to show gratitude for workers' grit, dedication, ingenuity and strength, which define our nation's character. 


~Tom Perez

Friday, August 23, 2019

GENEVIEVE'S GEMS

Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and when any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.


~Frederick Douglass, Author (1818-1895)   

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

SELF CARE

There comes a time when each of us needs to take a break from our activities. A few days away from social media can be the panacea needed to reengage with the real world.

There may events that happen that conjure up past traumatic feelings. Sometimes it's best to physically disengage from that moment. A walk, going into another room, or changing the subject can help the person regain his/her/their bearings.

Taking care of yourself is not selfish. Your physical, spiritual, emotional well being is important.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

GENEVIEVE'S GEMS

The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.

~Albert Einstein

Friday, August 09, 2019

GENEVIEVE'S GEMS

Leadership is about vision and responsibility, not power.


~Seth Berkley

Thursday, August 08, 2019

MASS SHOOTINGS

I've don't ever remember this many mass shootings in such a short period of time. No sooner then one such act is concluded another happens. Personally, I'm not at all surprised by all this. It's been brewing for years.

One reason Donald Trump won the 2016 election was that his message resonated with people who for years have been disenchanted with the way the country is going. They have been lied to, dismissed, trashed, and taken for granted. I believe with the remarks the president has tweeted, it seems to give the perpetrators permission to hurt people that are not like them. Pretty sad, I think, that it's come to this. 

Right now gun control is being bandied by by the Democrats and some Republicans. The whole point in my view is that no one has really talked about the people who committed these vile acts. Men has been attacked by feminists hard since 2000. It's great that girls and women have more opportunities, but what about boys and men? One reason, I believe, many men do not marry is because of the confusion as to what women want. Boys are being neglected because of much of the feminist stuff that has nothing to do with improving girls and women's live and people venting their hatred toward anyone who is male. 

I don't know the backgrounds of all the perpetrators but I'm willing to bet that what some of the thoughts I mentioned played a part. There are a lot of angry men out there. Men need fathers to demonstrate to them how to be men, husbands, and fathers. Gun control will be tough sell because the second amendment of the Constitution guarantees that citizens can bear arms. People with mental health issue need help. Just to say that all the perpetrators are mentally ill glosses over the real issues.

My heart goes out the victims of these horrendous acts. However, there needs to some real and genuine    solutions to this, not just knee jerk reactions that, in a short time, will be forgotten about in a short time. 

Sunday, August 04, 2019

COMMENTARY-DEMOCRATIC DEBATES

I got a chance to watch some of recent debates by the candidates of the Democratic party. The race for the presidency in 2020 has began. I watch the first round of debates. I missed the second night. So far I'm not impressed.

The statement I resonated with was made by Maryanne Williamson, a real looong shot, who chastised some of her Democratic compatriots for taking money from corporations. I am a registered Independent who will follow future debates (the next one in September in Dallas).

The way I see it if President Trump ran again at this moment, he would win. The Democrats are a mess with no real idea how they would make the country better.


Friday, August 02, 2019

GENEVIEVE'S GEMS

Follow your passion, be prepared to work hard and to sacrifice, and, above all, don't let anyone limit your dreams.

~Donovan Bailey

Sunday, July 21, 2019

SUNDAY NIGHT

On my good night posts on Facebook, I generally post a picture of a quiet street or city scene at night. Sometimes it's mountains or sunsets.

I do this as it, to me, signals the end of the long week. The past week may have been good or bad. Exciting or trying. No matter how the week has gone, it is in the past. Be thankful that you made it through.

A new week beckons. Ideas. Dreams. Goals.
Each day has its own challenges but remember that God is with you. Stay focused, have a positive attitude, and work hard. Don't let the naysayers thwart you. Keep going. Be encouraged.

Friday, July 19, 2019

GENEVIEVE'S GEMS

Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.


~Plato, Philosopher (427 BC- 347 BC)

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

PHASE II

We just celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall rebellion. I believe the parade was an exclamation point to the celebration.

The next phase will see some of old issues and needs. There will also be some new ones. Gender non conforming people will have an impact on the advancement of TGLBQ+ topics. Only time will tell as to how many victories there will be.

Monday, July 15, 2019

LONG AND WINDING ROAD


This road reminds me of the many miles journeyed throughout my life. I still have many miles to travel.

Friday, July 12, 2019

GENEVIEVE'S GEMS

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watch the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.

~John Lubbock, British Statesman (1834-1913)

Thursday, July 11, 2019

TRANS HEALTH CONFERENCE

I will be traveling to Philadelphia in a couple of weeks to attend the three day trans health conference. I attended in 2015 but for only one day. I'm really looking forward to this representing SAGE, a place where senior TGLBQ+ elders go. Can't wait.

Saturday, July 06, 2019

TAME

This weekend is far tamer than last. It's been rather quiet for a 4th of July weekend.

I' m reflecting on the World Pride Parade last Sunday and was happy to part of it.  Now the real work continues. Picking my battles as to which one interests me. Still believe trans visibility is important. I refuse to be erased. So do my friends.

Have been reading a few articles about other movements before and after Stonewall. Read one that happened in Atlanta, Georgia. Need to keep our history alive.

Friday, July 05, 2019

GENEVIEVE'S GEMS

On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.

H.L. Mencken, Writer (1880-1956)

Thursday, July 04, 2019

4th of July


INDEPENDENCE

Independence Day and World Pride coincided on the same week. When I thought about it I see some similarities in both events.

One, people were fighting for their independence. People fled Europe so they could be free to choose how they wanted to live. In 1969 trans, drag queens, and street people led the charge for the freedom to choose how they wanted to live. The Stonewall Riot was a turning point for TGLBQI people.

Much has improved however more needs to be done. We remember those men and women who wanted to make life better fior all. I agree that George Washington was the father of our nation. Marsha P. Johnson was the mother of the fight for gay liberation.

It has been a week to celebrate, to reflect on far we have come. It also cause us to pause and see what more needs to be done.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Sunday, June 16, 2019

HONORING DADS


HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!

Saturday, June 15, 2019

LEE GREER BREWSTER (1943-2000)




Lee Brewster was an American drag queen who created and performed drag balls in New York City in the1960s and 1970s. She is noted for opened up Lee's Mardi Gras Boutique,  which was located on West 14th Street in Greenwich Village which catered to drag queens and cross dressers. 

Brewster advocated for people who wanted to cross dress. She founded the Queens Liberation Front,  a transvestite rights advocacy organization.  When some feminists took opposition performing in the pride march, Brewster stood her ground.

I know a few people who frequented Brewster's boutique. It was a godsend in a difficult for cross dressers ad trans people. 

Friday, June 14, 2019

GENEVIEVE'S GEMS

When it comes Father's Day, I will remember my dad for being there to nurture me and also for the times he gave me my own to cultivate my own interests and nurture my own spirit.

~ Jennifer Grant

Friday, June 07, 2019

GENEVIEVE'S GEMS

Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.

~Jesus Christ

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

BEWARE OF PROVACATEURS

During the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, thete will be dome who do not share our pride and joy. Watch out for people who will try to demean and insult you, to stir up trouble.

In this current climate, there will be the push to try to erase us. Stand up and be proud of who you are. Stand up to the hate mongers. We stood up before the hate and bigotry. We will need to do so again.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

BE VIGILANT

Three trans women of color have been murdered in the past two weeks. Yesterday I read of a trans woman in Mexico who was decapitated. Attacks against TGLBQ have ramped up since President Trump has become president. As trans people we must be vigilant in these troubling times. We have every right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. 

Friday, May 17, 2019

GENEVIEVE'S GEMS

When government-in pursuit of good intentions-tries to rearrange the economy, legislate morality, or help special interests, the cost come in inefficiency, lack of motivation, and loss of freedom. Government should be a referee, not an active player.

~Milton Friedman, Economist (1912-2006)

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

ALREADY

It's amazing that already the run to the 2020 presidential election has begun. Sad if you ask me. Who's working on behalf of us citizens in resolving the issues that really concern us? All the innuendos, backbiting, infighting and the other nonsense. I also see a serious lack of anyone with moral and spiritual positives.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Friday, May 10, 2019

GENEVIEVE'S GEMS

Motherhood is a great honor and privilege, yet it is also synonymous with servanthood. Every day women are called upon to selflessly meet the needs of their families. Whether they are awake at night nursing a baby, spending their time and money on less-than-grateful teenagers, or preparing meals, moms continuously put others before themselves.

~Charles Stanley

Thursday, May 09, 2019

BEEN A WHILE

It's been a while since the last post. Easter was very good. I enjoy the Easter season much. Got caught in other stuff also. I recently attended a memorial for a friend.  There's been so much happening in the world that I'm trying to keep up with. I will be posting my thoughts about many subjects in the coming days.

Friday, April 26, 2019

GENEVIEVE'S GEMS

Nature always wear the colors of the spirit.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, April 19, 2019

PASSOVER

Happy Passover to all my Jewish friends.


Wednesday, April 17, 2019

DOCUMENTARY

A documentary about International Chrysis (1951-1990),  an icon in the drag scene in the 1970s and 1980s in the East Village will be shown at the IFC Center on Monday, May 13, at 8PM.

 I just stumbled upon this a few days ago. The drag scene was pretty big back in the day and I want to know more about International Chrysis and others like her.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

TRANS BAN NOW IN EFFECT

With the president's edict to bar transgender people from serving in the military, my resolve is strengthened in that I will not be erased.

Many good soldiers will not be able to serve. Some may be drummed out of the service. This is similar to 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' which many gay and lesbian troops were dismissed.

I am a veteran and trans. I find this law without merit. A number of these service member are in high security positions which are not easy to fill. The military has to maintain a quota each month. Finding top quality is not easy and even more difficult to replace.

I am appalled by this. The final say on trans people's careers were decided by a five time draft dodger and a person in denial of his own sexuality. A real shame.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Friday, April 05, 2019

GENEVIEVE'S GEMS

People who trash others because they are different shows how miserable they are. It's a reflection on THEM.

~Genevieve

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

TRANSGENDER

A friend on the net was insulted by a transsexual woman because she has not had surgery. Statements like this divide the trans community.

Transgender is an umbrella term who covers many expressions and identities. Many people, like myself, elect to not have surgery or take hormones. Just because many don't have the surgery or take hormones does not invalidate us as trans people. I still get stares and looks. There are people who wish us harm whether or not we have had surgery.

Those people who belittle others because they haven't surgery are often dealing with their own insecurities. I came out as transgender nearly 14 years ago and have never been happier. And fidn't have surgery. Each perdon has to do what's best for them. No one should be put into a box because some small group wants to set the narrative for everyone else. This is harmful, divisive and shuts others out. I don't want any part of this.



Monday, April 01, 2019

MORE BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS




MEN

DIVISION I           




DIVISION II



WOMEN

DIVISION I


DIVISION II



CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!!!!

Sunday, March 31, 2019

HONORED


I was honored to open Sunday service on this Transgender Day Of Visibility. It was the call to worship and the opening prayer.

I am out to my church family and probably some folks for the first time heard from a trans woman. The assistant pastor was very pleased and wants to talk with the senior minister (speaking at our sister church) about something in the future.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

LUBBOCK CHRISTIAN ON TOP OF WORLD

The Division II Women's Basketball Championship goes to the Chapparals of Lubbock Christian.

CONGRATULATIONS! LADY CHAPS!

BEARCATS WIN!


Congratulations to the Bearcats winning the Division II men's basketball championship.

Northwest Missouri St.- 64
Point Loma Nazarine- 58

Friday, March 29, 2019

GENEVIEVE'S GEMS

Right and wrong are not relative terms. They are fundamental truths. Evil flourishes, but good men continue to battle it-and win. 


~Mike Gallagher

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

CLOSED




The Edie Windsor Sage Center in New York is closed today due to no water in the building.

Friday, March 22, 2019

GENEVIEVE'S GEMS

Stay true to yourself, yet always be open to learn. Work hard, and never give up on your dreams, even when nobody believes they can come true. These are not cliches but real tools you need no matter what you do in life to stay focused on your path.


~Phillip Sweet  

Thursday, March 21, 2019

TRASNSGENDER VISIBILITY


Transgender Day of Visibility is Sunday, March 31st. Make your presence felt and seen.

Monday, March 18, 2019

SAINTS WIN!


2018-2019 Division 3 Women's Basketball Champions!

CONGRATULATIONS!

Thomas More- 81
Bowdoin-         67

Sunday, March 17, 2019

TITANS REIGN

Congratulations to the 2018-2019 Division 3 men's basketball champions.

UW-Oshkosh.  96
Swarthmore   82

Saturday, March 16, 2019

DIVISION III WOMEN'S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP




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DIVISION III MEN'S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP


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