Sunday, October 27, 2013

Sunny Sunday Morning

Around the beaches and the mountains here in the Cyrsti's Condo metropolitan area, it's time to hit the keyboard and converse with all of you. As always I'm trying to catch up with comments and the world as I try to shake off the cobwebs of enjoying my Buckeyes beat down the Nittany Lions last night.

First of all, I would love to pass along a positive post about the UK for Paula and you other British girls for a change who stop by the Condo.  This story is even from a more reputable source (I hope) the BBC.

"The annual Pink List named Paris Lees as the most influential lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender figure in the UK. But her rise from being a "silly teenage boy in a prison cell" has been far from simple.

With the organisation All About Trans she is determinedly changing media representation of transgender people like herself. And as the first transgender presenter for Radio 1 and Channel 4, she is making a mainstream audience aware of trans issues."

Follow this link to read more of Paris's story which like so many of us was not simple!

While you are there, one of the side stories on the site is a subject we discussed, how we transgender women and transgender men choose our name.

So there you go, Paula and Vicki and the rest of you over the pond.  Believe me we have our fair share of ignorance going on over here. For once it seems the desire to publicize it all is not as strong.

On my email, which you are more than welcome to send a message on, Julian sent along a YouTube video for all of us to take a look at. Which I will, to tease you a bit, the person begins by commenting how hard it was for him to appear male.  We all need some of that problem, right? Thanks Julian for also mentioning the time aspect of maintaining a blog such as this. As I told him,the more a blog takes on a life of it's own, the more it takes of your life.  I'm sure Stana, over at Femulate would agree!

Finally, for this post, a quick comment on Aerosmith's music. Pat picked up on my comment about one of their old songs. I think it was "Walk this Way".  Indeed, I spent many hours abusing Robin Hood Big 16 Ale's and rocking with Aerosmith.  But, the number of times people who used "Dude Looks Like a Lady" to abuse and mock me over the years,  have soured me to the group. I don't think though, I have ruined their career!

Aww right kids, the dog doesn't care about my hangover and is pushing me for her walk and since the temp is getting back into the 50's, she is right!

As always, I appreciate your input!


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