My @GaymerX East Schedule

Saturday, November 4th Compelling Combat 12:30 pm Panels B - 5411 Blaine Anderson (M), Alex Zandra Van Chestein, Rachel Bazelaise, Tanya DePass Many games have combat in them as a gameplay device or a vehicle for the story to progress, but how many games actually need combat and how many could benefit more without? Let's … Continue reading My @GaymerX East Schedule

Woot! @GXAustralia videos are up!

This year all the panels at GX Australia were recorded! Now they're all up on YouTube for your viewing pleasure.  Footage is uploaded into six playlists; one for each panel room on each day. The schedule from the weekend is here in case you're trying to look up a specific panel. Day 1 (Auditorium) Day … Continue reading Woot! @GXAustralia videos are up!

Catch @qgcon panels via Livestream this weekend!

Folks are always asking me if panels will be streamed when I go to conventions and conferences. Well luck is with you, as Queerness and Games Conference has you covered! They have two twitch channels: twitch.tv/qgcon twitch.tv/qgcon2 If you want to catch a specific speaker over the weekend, the schedule is below. Remember all times … Continue reading Catch @qgcon panels via Livestream this weekend!

My @qgcon schedule!

I'm excited to give a talk at this year's Queer Games Conference in LA! Gaming as POC: Where the Industry Has Failed Us, Where It Hasn’t and What to Hope For Abstract: The games industry has not done POC players, or characters well since the first square smacked a paddle in Pong. As the industry … Continue reading My @qgcon schedule!

I’m on @lessthanorequal #72

I had the honor of visiting with Aleen Sims of Less Than or Equal once more! #72: Tanya DePass December 22nd, 2015 · 50 minutes Tanya and Aleen talk about what's involved in putting together panels for a diverse conference, how feminism should be for everyone, and podcasting. Guest Starring: Tanya DePass Listen on Relay.fm/LTOE … Continue reading I’m on @lessthanorequal #72

On respecting the boundaries of your bisexual friends – inspired by Neo’s post

The Microaggression by a bi-woman who had a former school mate assume she MUST have a crush on every woman she knows “Girl:: Oh hey, so you’re bisexual? Me:: Yeah. Girl:: Do you have a crush on me then? Me:: Oh hey, so you’re straight? Girl:: Yeah. Me:: Do you have a crush on every … Continue reading On respecting the boundaries of your bisexual friends – inspired by Neo’s post

Dear Dan Savage, just stop talking about Bisexuals, it’s clear you know NOTHING about us.

I already didn't like Dan Savage... but goddamn now I'm just bursting with anger. How the fuck, just how the everliving fuck does he even fix his mouth to spout the shit about bisexuals that he continues to let out into the ether? Via AngryBlackTumblr: Bisexuals You Need to Come Out to Your Friends and … Continue reading Dear Dan Savage, just stop talking about Bisexuals, it’s clear you know NOTHING about us.

Queer Women of Color Still Face Racism During Pride, Among Other Things (Repost from Spectra Speaks)

In response to mainstream prides everywhere, including both the racism and sexism that pervades the larger gay community, Queer Women of Color and Friends (QWOC+ Boston) hosts OPTIONZ — in its fifth year — tonight, a highly anticipated annual pride party specifically created to provide a space for lesbian, gay,bisexual, transgender and queer women of … Continue reading Queer Women of Color Still Face Racism During Pride, Among Other Things (Repost from Spectra Speaks)

WGYB Project is still alive, and we’re still taking your stories

We Got Your Back Project is still alive and still seeking submissions! I had a chance to talk the project up at Gay Is the New Black? Event hosted by JF tonight. Hopefully this will generate some interest and new submissions. Can I ask a favor? Can anyone who comes across this post please signal … Continue reading WGYB Project is still alive, and we’re still taking your stories

Introducing… The We Got Your Back Project

So... Joy E. came up with a nifty idea. A project where LGBTQIA youth, straight allies, adults and others could share their stories to encourage and strengthen youth who may be getting bullied, harassed and otherwise mistreated for being who they are. This project will make sure that lgbtqia of color, bisexual and transgendered folks … Continue reading Introducing… The We Got Your Back Project

Something to think about… a thoughtful piece on bi prejudice

...and it's re-posted here with her permission. A thoughtful piece on bi-prejudice. Common misconceptions regarding bisexuality which anger me greatly: (Homosexual - gay and lesbian; "you" - a general "you" and not anyone in particular.) You're really homosexual but afraid to admit it. No. If you're saying this, you're effectively saying that bisexuality isn't real. … Continue reading Something to think about… a thoughtful piece on bi prejudice

The Wire’s Omar speaks on his character to Out Mag

Live By the Code The Wire's Michael Kenneth Williams on the end of Omar. By Shana Naomi Krochmal [Contains spoilers through the February 24 episode of The Wire, "Clarifications."] In the last five years, Michael Kenneth Williams has built the character of Omar Little from a minor recurring role to the heart of The Wire, … Continue reading The Wire’s Omar speaks on his character to Out Mag

Westboro nutters have gone beyond the pale

Snagged from Brian. In respectful proximity... Westboro nutjobs actually have the bloody gall to ask Heath Ledgers family where they are hiding their sons body so they can protest his funeral. These bastards are so fucking sick... I wish they'd all just fucking die already.

Ha! Take that you bigots…

Anti-Gay marriage petitioners come up short on the signatures they need. Marriage Opponents Scramble for Petition Signatures Supporters of a proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage in Florida must gather 27,000 more petition signatures by February 1 to submit to the state's election supervisors. The measure also seeks to ban polygamy and group marriage … Continue reading Ha! Take that you bigots…