Friday, February 27, 2015

Genevieve's Gems

Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing.

~Oscar Wilde, Dramatist (1854-1900)

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Flu

I've been under the weather the past several days with a touch of the flu. Fell behind in my posts but will catch up soon.

Saturday, February 21, 2015


The film 'Soldier's Girl' will be shown at the Sage Center on February 23rd at 6:30 p m. 


NEW YORK, NY 10001

Eight Transgender Women Murdered Already In 2015

There have been at least eight transgender women murdered in America already and it's just February. There has been attacks of transgender women either physically/verbally. The vast majority of them have been women of color. This is getting crazy. Too many of my trans sisters are dying needlessly and senselessly by people who hate them just because of who they are.  

What's hurtful is the friends and family who are affected by this. There have been some resolution to some of the cases. I am hoping that the other cases will be solved. I have trans friends and am concerned about their safety. Fortunately, I haven't had any problems but one has be vigilant. I'm not fearful and will continue to live life. Meanwhile more needs to be done. There  are numerous problems to be dealt with. People like Sally Kern of Oklahoma and anti-TGLB preachers and politicians do nothing but fan the flames of hate. 

Trans people are standing up and stepping up in the face of hate. I haven't been in the situation yet and it would not surprise if at sometime in the future I will have to. I will be ready.

The Ronettes - Do I Love You. Stereo.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Genevieve's Gems

When considering an institution of higher learning, choose the place where you believe that you will get the best education.

~author unknown

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

A Seed Planted Regarding Gender Variance?

Last night I was reflecting on the time I hung out on MacDougal Street in Greenwich Village beginning in 1968. It was the time of the hippie-rock and roll and psychedelic culture. Folk music was still going but not like in the early 60s. I felt really comfortable here (didn't know why) and loved the vibes that I felt. Friday and Saturday nights would really buzzing. I didn't walk on MacDougal; I shuffled along because the street would be so packed.  

As I reflect I do remember a TGLBQ presence. I've always was drawn to people outside the norm so it was to my liking. On further thought, I wonder if the seed was planted about my gender variance. As I've said many times it was never evident to me until about ten years ago. I was a straight arrow so to speak and I viewed myself in this vein. Something always kept me coming here though.  All this happened a year before the famous Stonewall Riots. 

I still go to MacDougal Street. Many of my favorite places are gone. Gentrification has ground its teeth into the once avant-garde enclave, however there are still vestiges of 1968. Could those days have been the spawning of my transgender status that I enjoy today? 

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Transgender Flag

I was well acquainted with the rainbow flag and what each color represents. In the transgender flag, he two light blue stripes represent the traditional color for baby boys. the pink stripes represent the traditional color for baby girls. The white stripe in the middle is for those who are intersex, transitioning, or consider themselves having a neutral or undefined gender.