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Midori, Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 10:52am
What do you see when you look at the world through the eyes of another gender? What’s revealed in the process of shifting between the masculine, feminine or all the other gender variants? With many...
Charles Gatewood, Wednesday, September 8, 2010 - 12:07pm
Back in New York after shooting Mardi Gras, I got a call from Trixie, a six-foot drag queen (and fellow New Yorker) I'd photographed on Bourbon street. "You invited me to your studio,...
Amy Marsh, Wednesday, September 8, 2010 - 11:01am
We could call it POK for short—a support group for parents of kinky teenage and adult children. Of course, if it were called Parents and Friends of Kink, we could then call it P-FOK. "Hey, hon, I’m...
Asher Bauer, Friday, September 3, 2010 - 6:00am
"Surgery" is a scary word. For most people, it's something to be avoided. Few eagerly anticipate spending hours under general anesthetic only to wake up nauseous and spend weeks on bed rest. Most...
Charles Gatewood, Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - 6:00am
In 1970, photographer George Gardner invited me to join him on a trip to photograph Mardi Gras madness in New Orleans. We drove there in George's old Pugeot, and slept in the car for a week. It...
Suzanne, Friday, July 30, 2010 - 12:07pm
Here at CarnalNation we LOOOOVE Alexander Skarsgård—especially as Vampire Eric on HBO's True Blood, now in its third season. Here's a clip from his affecting performance as a troubled transvestite...
Asher Bauer, Friday, July 23, 2010 - 11:57am
I can’t escape from the “t bomb” these days. In the words of a friend, it is like Visa: fucked up, oppressive, and everywhere I want to be. I’m talking, of course, about the word “tranny.” Lately...
Asher Bauer, Wednesday, July 7, 2010 - 7:54am
I hoped that this year’s Pride would feel triumphant and it did. From the moment I arrived at Dolores Park before Trans March and found myself face-to-face with a friend I hadn’t spoken to in years...
Asher Bauer, Friday, June 25, 2010 - 5:20am
San Francisco’s Gay Pride is almost here again. This year, it’s turning 40. This is wonderful, of course; I enjoy a big sparkly gay parade as much as the next fag, corporate sponsorship and all. In...
Amy Marsh, Wednesday, May 12, 2010 - 7:14am
Here’s the affirmation: “All persons have the potential to live fully functioning and emotionally healthy lives throughout the lifespan along the full spectrum of gender identity and gender...
Amy Marsh, Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - 11:11am
“Sometime, I wish that instead of Pilgrims a bunch of hula dancing Hawaiians had first stepped on Pilgrim Rock. The moral equation of this nation might have been improved immeasurably.” That’s a...
Liz Farsaci, Tuesday, February 2, 2010 - 2:45pm
 Strolling down a San Francisco street one day, photographer David Steinberg noticed two gorgeous women up ahead of him. Abruptly, they turned and disappeared into a bar he had never seen before....
Asher Bauer, Friday, January 8, 2010 - 11:18am
I remember it clearly—morning in the drab hotel room. A rumpled bed. Him, me, getting dressed. He had finished raping me barely fifteen minutes before. I hadn't named it "rape" yet, or even...
Asher Bauer, Friday, December 4, 2009 - 10:25am
At age twenty, it’s definitely weird to be going through puberty—again. The first time was all wrong. Despite the blissful androgyny of my childhood, which, I imagined, would never end, I...
Miss Eva von Slut, Friday, August 28, 2009 - 4:26pm
“So, what the hell is a drag king show anyway?" That was the response I got from many friends and acquaintances when I announced my band Thee Merry Widows would be playing the 2009 SF...
Perv Panel, Monday, August 10, 2009 - 2:07pm
I’m a 26-year-old straight man, and after a long and sometimes difficult period of reflection as well as a lot of counseling, I’ve decided to begin transitioning to become a woman.  This is...
AlwaysArousedGirl, Friday, August 7, 2009 - 4:08pm
10,000 Dresses By Marcus Ewert, Illustrated by Rex Ray Seven Stories Press, 32 pp. Poor Bailey. She dreams each night of the fabulous dresses she'll design. Ten thousand in all, they march up a...
Lauren Wissot, Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 1:32pm
New York magazine recently ran an article by Mark Harris called "The Gay Generation Gap," in which he describes that chasm perhaps best summarized as the binary thinking of the old versus...
Jiz Lee, Saturday, July 25, 2009 - 10:58am
Visible: A Femmethology Edited by Jennifer Clare Burke Homofactus Press, L.L.C. $19.95 each, 184pp (vol.1); 172 pp (vol.2) What do 57 femme authors have in common? About as much as the cover of...