Who knows what I mean when I say “chosen family?” These are people that you choose to think of and treat like family. You weren’t born with or adopted into them. You choose each other. I am an only child. Ask any of my past girlfriends or my wife, they will tell you. “Butch is … Read more
I recently wrote about my friend Toni and her first self-tied bow tie. She was so excited she shared that with me in a text. She later called me her “Fairy GodButch” because I’d helped her a (little) bit with butch fashion. I helped her feel comfortable exploring all of her options. The outpouring of … Read more
I have been out and visible since I was 18. I came out through the fire of a fanatical Christian cult (still hard to admit). I have been an out lesbian, dyke, butch, in all its glorious splendor for almost 30 years. I have fought first for gay rights, then lesbian and gay rights, then … Read more
I’ve got a new post up over on the Huffington Post. Will you go check it out for me? Maybe like it so the good folks at HuffPost know some people read what I write? It’s Butch to support ButchOnTap on Huffington Post. Be Butch.
It’s time for another episode of Butch’s Adventures with TSA. In today’s tale, we learn about those forbidden words. After smooth sailing through the millimeter wave image monster (no doubt because I sing-songed my hello to the agent staffing the magic pink and blue buttons), I collected my stuff from the belt. The benches were … Read more
Hi BOTs. A few random thoughts for you as I sit in my seat on the plane. 1. Couldn’t find a parking spot this morning. Being late and having to park closer to the airport isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Also, no one is leaving the airport at 6:30 am. 2. Been called … Read more
Tonight, I drew the winner of The Dinah weekend pass giveaway. Check out the video as the drama unfolds. It’s Butch to enter contests with ButchOnTap. Thanks for Being Butch!
I’m excited to be able to run my first contest. And it’s not for a free CD or tshirt – not that I don’t love free CDs and tshirts. I mean, everyone loves a free tshirt. Just look how the crowd absolutely loses its (collective) mind when someone starts throwing tshirts from the stage. You’ll … Read more
Perhaps it is telling that I started this post as 10 things. I had to keep going. And, I could keep going further. But blog best practices suggest that lists should be limited to 10. I think double-flouting that is enough rebellion. Plus, she might get a big head if I listed 30 things. 25 … Read more
Tonight, while writing our Christmas cards, my wife got bored and started drawing on my arm with a pen. What did she write? “Butch,” of course. Just like Lea Delaria. Now, I would never claim to be as Butch as Lea. Nor would I claim to be as talented a singer as Lea. I would … Read more