Imagine a world where a little boy can grow up to be the woman of his dreams, and a young girl can rise to become a leader of men. Welcome to Kumu Hina’s Hawaii.
Beginning at the beginning requires Dr. Michael (ne Laura Maud) Dillon as our point of departure, fittingly on the 99th anniversary of his birth. Himself a pioneer, it was his fateful meeting with Dr. George Foss (who was experimenting with testosterone therapy), which led to the care of no lesser luminary than the father of … More Entrancing and entransed men
One of the silliest mistakes we humans make way too often is the assumption that the status quo is somehow a reached equilibrium, instead of a rest stop among the infinite variety of ways of being human. Gender seems to be one of those fields where we often are blinded to the marvels beyond the … More From virgin girl to grown man, Albanian style
Nineteen days. Yes, I’m counting down already. I’m excited for Identity Boot Camp, the series of post-show convos after Learn to Be Latina matinees that I’ll be moderating. The play deals with a way of “passing” that I call (at least when I do it) “identity hopping”, a code-switching of sorts. The events, 3 on consecutive … More Call me Reverend Sergeant
In an opinion piece titled, “How Many American Men Are Gay?”, Seth Stephens-Davidowitz seeks to answer that question. (New York Times) At least 5 percent of American men, I estimate, are predominantly attracted to men, and millions of gay men still live, to some degree, in the closet. Gay men are half as likely as … More On: A new calculation of the percent of men in America who are gay
This piece inevitably evolved from its first drafty version fifteen years ago. The entire concepts of identity and community went through a change in theory and practice, and the visibility of the good, the bad, the ugly and the glorious in gay is to be welcomed in the end. But Machos is not about the … More Machos: Initial Notes