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Mon Jan 07, 2013 at 07:15 AM PST

New Pagan TV show debuts

by Transactivist

Some friends of mine have been working extremely hard to get a new TV program off the ground. The first program, called The Pagan Voice, is intended to be a weekly news/interview program by, for, and about Pagan issues and people.

Follow below the Orange Magickal Sigil for links and more info:

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So, what did you of the show?

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A special welcome to anyone who is new to The Grieving Room.  We meet every Monday evening.  Whether your loss is recent or many years ago, whether you have lost a person or a pet, or even if the person you are "mourning" is still alive ("pre-grief" can be a very lonely and confusing time) you can come to this diary and process your grieving in whatever way works for you.  Share whatever you need to share.  We can't solve each other's problems, but we can be a sounding board and a place of connection.

It seems like the only time I can write is when I’m motivated by strong emotion. I’ve never been able to just sit down and create at will. At this point, I’m resigning myself to my fate and writing about what I know: grief. It’s been a bit of a tough year for me in that regard. Follow me below the fleur-de-Kos for the rest:

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Wed Nov 02, 2011 at 12:27 PM PDT

Grandma's Funeral, a follow-up

by Transactivist

A couple of weeks ago, I posted this diary. I've promised further information to some folks, and this is the best venue for me to do that.

Follow below for the way things unfolded...

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Nothing worth having comes without a price tag. I firmly believe this. I don't really think I'd have chosen any differently in the path my life has taken over the last decade or so, unless it would have been to have started sooner.

Follow my below the Fleur-de-Kos, and I'll elaborate:

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Do I go...

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Mon Jan 24, 2011 at 02:14 PM PST

I never work on January 24th

by Transactivist

On January 24th, 2006, the world became permanently darker for me.  That was the day that my dearest Rachel succumbed to the cancer she had been fighting against for the previous 8 months.

This diary is intended as a way to help me keep her memory alive.

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Tue Aug 24, 2010 at 10:32 AM PDT

Silence = Death

by Transactivist

This has been perking about in my mind for a while now.  I've long felt that the most important form of personal activism is to just exist, openly and proudly.  I'm going to attempt to illustrate this with a somewhat lengthy personal backstory. Follow me over the fold...

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What's in YOUR closet?

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Fri Nov 20, 2009 at 09:24 AM PST

Enough! Stop Killing Us!

by Transactivist

This seems to be my soapbox of choice on this site.  It's not my only issue, honestly.  However, I have hit an absolute breaking point this morning.  This is a community I generally feel safe and welcome.  Most of the time.  I have to draw the line at commenters/diarists who either intentionally or negligently incite transphobia.

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The personal is the political.  On days like today, that hits way too close to home.  I'm glad for the recently enacted hate crime legislation, but ENDA still remains up in the air.

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Be gentle, this is my first diary, and on an issue that is VERY important to me.

November 20th is the date reserved by transfolk and their allies to memorialize the names and stories of those in our community that have died as a result of violence in the preceeding year.  It was originally started by Gwen Smith as a way to not forget our losses.  The media at the time (late 1990s) was not good at recording our stories accurately, if they were covered at all.  Pronouns were regularly used incorrectly, and disrespectfully.  

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