Gay marriage is legal now in California. That is not new news. It is old news, all of a few months old. I am a lawyer. I am not a family law lawyer. I am a criminal defense lawyer practicing mostly state court criminal defense. What I want to address here is what we, as […]
Greetings Epochalips-ians, I’m Kristen from the band Antigone Rising. Very quickly, that’s pronounced an-tig-UH-nee rising. I KNOW at least 10 of you just had an “a-ha” moment because you’ve been calling my band an-TIE-gone Rising for the past 10 years. Here’s how I feel about that. Totally fine. You can pronounce my band’s name wrong, […]
I first noticed the queerness in Jane as Harrison Ford’s best friend in The Fugitive. She has always had a self-possessed manner that says “dyke” to me but really just means she’s a strong woman with a wicked sense of humor and a deadpan delivery. Ten years ago she burst into mainstream popularity in her […]
An interesting thought occurred to me today. Something that has irked me over and over again, but no light had been shed upon the reasons behind it until now. It finally all makes sense. Georgia introduced me to some old friends of her’s today as her wife. And what followed is painfully common, “Oh, you […]
I’m gettin’ married in the mornin’ • Ding dong the bells are gonna chime • Lesbians can get married • Tom can marry Jerry • Please, get me to the church on time! I sing this song in my performance piece Amor y Revolución (Love and Revolution) with my powerful pant suited lesbian bride on […]
I remember the day after the 2008 election, thinking that animals had more rights than I, because we had lost the battle to save marriage for everyone, but farm animals had won the right not to be caged. I also remember how, in 2004, when Mayor Newsom had proclaimed that same sex marriage was […]
On my 26th birthday, I sat soaking at Orr hot springs in Ukiah with Georgia, the love of my life, a woman in her mid-40s. I reflected on how incredible life had become. There wasn’t anything more I could ask for, even on such an auspicious occasion. There was the unavoidable smell of sulfur from […]
Hang on, it’s going to be a wild ride!