Bria and Chrissy, singers/couple/activists, posed and kissed for photos in front of anti-gay and anti-abortion protesters at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC. In the background of their photos a sign reads, "Democrats attack: Morality, Family, Children."
Surely the demonstration enraged a few conservatives, but the "Lesbian Duo," as they call themselves, are pretty girls. We're wondering: did it also arouse a few?
The first person Kate Bornstein told that she was a girl trapped in a boy's body was the prostitute her father hired to take the virginity of the Jewish boy Bornstein used to be.
It would take several decades before Bornstein had the balls to follow through on her desires and undergo gender reassignment surgery. Her personal transformation did not end there. With the publication of Gender Outlaw in 1995, she became a vocal proponent for transsexuals everywhere. Now with the release of her memoir, A Queer and Pleasant Danger, Bornstein documents her journey of gender and sexuality from a ladies-man seducing fellow Scientologists aboard L. Ron Hubbard's yacht, to a lesbian who had to redefine herself once again when her partner transitioned to a man.
I caught up with Bornstein and pried into the sex life of one of the most notorious transsexuals in the world.
(NYC and Seattle celebrate the LGBTQ New Year June 24.)
And as always, adult boutique The Pleasure Chest has put together an uber-gay (gay, as in glorious) schedule of events, workshops and sex ed classes devoted to the LGBTQ community. First stop? The official annual Pride Ride.