Sex ed bill hearing April 1

Regular readers know that for some time I have been working as an advocate for comprehensive sex education. Going all the way back to my time as a news reporter at Las Vegas CityLife, I have been watching the issue unfold in our community. It is some kind of wicked joke on us that there…

NOH8 in Las Vegas: Everything you need to know about the Fag Bug hate crimes event!

Have you RSVP‘d for the hate crimes event on April 19? You really should! It is shaping up to be a dynamic and inspirational event! For those of you who have missed the first half-dozen times I’ve talked about it, Erin Davies and her world-famous “Fag Bug” are returning to Las Vegas on Friday, April…

Panty raid: Spiderman and princess underpants for ALL!

Now this particular TMF: Tired Marketing Fail hits closer to home than most because Andrea Shindeldecker of Oak Park, Illinois is a mom after my own heart. You see, her five-year-old daughter LOVES Spiderman! Sure, other superheroes are great and all, but Spidey is tops. Sound like another little girl you’ve heard about on this…

The Revolution will be Livestreamed? Occupy Steubenville casts a harsh light on our own Rape Culture

* TRIGGER WARNING * When I woke up today, within minutes I was confronted by the livestream of Occupy Steubenville. The groundswell protest and public display of rage against rape culture, shed a powerful light on the plight of the 16 year-old girl who was raped repeatedly (and carried to different locations for more rape)…

No more shame game

I recently shared some thoughts on the Dr. Tiller memorial tumblr called Your Hopes and Dreams. You can post your thoughts, too! Thought I’d pass along the sentiment here as well… As the survivor of sexual abuse, I cannot abide by people, systems, or institutions that only serve to silence and shame individuals. And that’s…