I’m not sure about you, but my social media feeds began the week thick with cancel culture attacks. Proverbial wands are flailing about and despite the Ministry of Magic decree to never utter the words, “Imperio!” and “Crucio!” are being shouted all willy-nilly as the offended take aim at J.K.Rowling. This isn’t the first time that the public has positioned Ms. Rowling as one of the fictional dementors she’s scribed; but to many her real life words overshadow the positive messages in the stories she’s penned to paper.
I have walked
across the sticky floor of the darkroom at Faces untold times carrying DJ equipment
through…nasty; and I have had to replace a broken toilet in the second floor
restroom at the Loading Zone on a busy Saturday night – more than once – because
some of you thought having sex there would be cleaner than the floor or sink…nasty.
Most of you don’t know me, but I have worked in more than half a dozen of the
bars in this community over the past two decades, in a number of roles, and I
have had to deal with the nasty that goes with that. But I have never met
anything so nasty as what I’ve seen from this group of people like I have the
past couple of weeks.
Nothing gets the gay community talking like throwing a
little drama in their faces. Here’s the thing, now we have a conversation
going, don’t we? That tells me it was the right decision. It was right for
Pride St. Louis to want no uniformed officers in the parade, it was right for
Mayor Krewson to support the ask, and it was right for the SLPD to support the
decision – as difficult as that must have been for them to do, having LGBTQIA
officers in their departments.
About a week ago the editor of PlanetTransgender.com invited me to join their blog as a columnist. Of course I jumped at the chance!
I’m excited to share that my first column post appeared yesterday. I’ll be sharing stories about my transition – kind of like on this page. There may be some crossover pieces and news – if I find something interesting to share with everyone. Here’s the link so you can check it out. My column!