February 11th, 2005

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Equality & Parity: A CA Transgender HIV Conference (San Fran) (x-post)

This is an unofficial "save the date" notice. The State Office of is sponsoring: Equality and Parity: A Statewide Action for Transgender HIV Prevention and Care" May 17-19th in San Francisco at the Holiday Inn Golden Gateway.

I'm trying to locate something download-able I can link to, but haven't been able to, yet. I've sent e-mails to people on the planning committe, both So Cal and No Cal, and will post when I get responses.

Friday funky four plus one more

1. What is your favorite body part you tend to notice on people you find attractive? (Obvious answers are not unwelcome but they won't give as interesting answers to the rest of the questions I think. But prove me wrong, ya pervs!)

2. Do you have a specific set of aesthetic preferences for that body part? More than one set?

3. Do you remember when you started noticing it? What is it associated with in your mind?

4. Is this a part of the body you are satisfied with on yourself?

5. How does appreciating a partner's _________ (this body part) make you feel about your own?
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Update on "The Naked I" by Tobias Davis/East Coast play by transgender author

For those of you who were excited about this post and those of you who didn't see it but are excited about theater about (trans)gender--the theater is contemplating adding a second date to the play's Hartford run, and there's another show at UMASS-Amherst and a panel in Hartford at a later date. Please note the additional date is not announced, so they might not know what you're talking about if you call; the idea is to get them to add it.

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Worth reading

A Conversation that can't be heard: Gays and the Black Church

(from Independent Weekly, a Durham, North Carolina paper)

This is a very interesting article, and although the title says "Black Church", most of the issues in the article could be titled under "Gays and any Church in the Southern United States regardless of race" -- although clearly the focus of the article is on Southern black traditionally Baptist churches.

Anyhow, it's hard not to admire the author, a pastor who used to condemn and ostracize gays from his Baptist church, then re-examined his views for the better, talked openly about the issue of acceptance, and was summarily dismissed by the deacons of his church. Then he created his own.