Living the Bi Life
- Chicago, Illinois, USA
- January 17
- "Her beauty served a mob of terror whose one mission is to destroy." Yeah, that's me alright.
I am a writer, actor, activist. That means I've worked in the hospitality and retail industries. Before you ask for fries with that, prepare yourself for political, economic, social, and sexual liberation.
Not a total commie. I just marvel at the inflammatory red-baiting language--so much like queer-baiting, it's scaaary. I will be your downfall yet, America. Until then, I go for universal healthcare and making friends with anarchists, hippies, fellow-travelers, philosophers, actors, and other troublemakers. And, of course, da queers. So I'm pinko. Does that make me more Canadian than anything else? How queer are they in Canukistan? And can they put me up for the night--you know, just in case?
In other words, just your typical OS blogger.
MY RECENT POSTS
- Rejecting Bisexual Narratives
March 16, 2011 05:54PM
- Create Some Change, Really.
January 20, 2011 04:08PM
- Making it with a bi guy--or,
the queering of breeder sex.
December 16, 2010 03:11PM
- News Flash! Prop 8
August 04, 2010 05:16PM
- The Safety of Community, or,
Where Is Safe for Bisexuals?
August 02, 2010 01:35AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “When will they be sued
for false advertising, that's
want to know.”
March 24, 2011 07:10PM
- “@old new lefty--excuse
me while I feel ill at the
March 24, 2011 07:04PM
- “@Yawp--Kinsey? Largely
ignored, time and again.
March 18, 2011 06:34PM
- “@Eva--seriously? Are you
March 17, 2011 07:26PM
- “@ Dr. Stuart Jeanne
Bramhall--that's pretty sad,
that the whole
March 17, 2011 03:15PM
Max the Communist's Links
- MY LINKS
Who are you? What is the story of your life? Are you the hero, the villain or some poor, misbegotten thing?
Along the way in life, our lives can pick up fragments of prevailing beliefs, judgements and narratives which, either consciously or unconsciously, we incorporate int… Read full post »
My dear darlings! Max is back.
Thanks for showing up for your Max-attack. Yes, I know that I've strayed too far from your loving arms.
Sorry I've been away so long peeps.
I've been job hunting and staying alive. Writing theater criticism for chicagotheaterblog.com pays a little, but not enough. I'm working on this being my breakthrough month for full-time employment. Your kind though/… Read full post »
This just in my email from Equality Illinois:
Just moments ago, federal district court declared Proposition 8 to be unconstitutional!
In January 2010, attorneys Ted Olson and David Boies went to trial in Perry v. Schwarzenegger, a federal case challenging Proposition 8-Cali/… Read full post »
Everyone wants safe space. For some feminists and LGBTQ, establishing safe spaces against sexist and homophobic discrimination is still a lifelong pursuit.
The LGBTQ have their own community. It's a community that, presumably, provides all the quee… Read full post »
Parents, has your teen come out to you as bisexual, lesbian, gay, queer, or transgendered?
Were you surprised by the disclosure? (Maybe not!)
Are you worried about your teen's future? Are you concerned about your teen's mental health?
Adolescence can be a trying time for an… Read full post »
Check out my podcast interview at bisocialnetwork.com. It was posted last week and I fell behind getting some notice to it, but it's out there in the blogosphere. Wheeee!
Click here to get to the podcast. You shall also learn of my secret identity!
First,… Read full post »
Just in time for Pride Month, singer Vanessa Carlton came out in front of 18,000 people assembled to celebrate LGBTQ Pride in Nashville.
"I've never said this before," said the 29 year-old singer, "but I'm a proud bisexual woman."
Thanks, Vanessa. Your voice counts in the growing surg… Read full post »
Fasten your seatbelts, Chi Bi/Queers. This could be a bumpy ride. I'm still playing catch-up, racing about to contribute my share to our contingent in Chicago's Pride Parade. We have a reputation to keep up after setting a bold standard last year. Chicago… Read full post »
Major LGBTQ organizations have stepped up to assist bisexual male escort Jo-Vanni Roman against any possible legal action by Dr. George Alan Rekers, co-founder of the Family Research Council, recent member of NARTH and a recent sexual massage client of Jo-Vanni Roman. These… Read full post »
We're having an OS brunch together tomorrow. Now, what tasty dishes will we sample from ethnically diverse Andersonville area?
A Taste of Heaven
One of the brunchiest places to go; lunch and egg dishes; great coffee, incredible pastries.
Kopi Travelers Cafe
For the w… Read full post »
Just when I thought I was going to turn over a new leaf and keep my blog classy, news comes out is that is just too good to resist.
Welcome me back to my blog. It's rather dusty around here. But I have risen from the dead and returned, once again, to spread my bi-queer sexual fluidity all around these parts.
To wit: I have never seen HBO's wildly successful and critically acclaimed series, True… Read full post »
I'll get back into the swing of things writing for this blog.
In the meantime, a million thanks to Wayne Bryant of the BIACT-L listserv for bisexual activists, who alerted us all to an 86 year-old veteran's testimony for marriage equality in Maine. People like this make me proud to… Read full post »
Even though you've been dead for a while, Mom, there's something we've got to have out, here and now.
I've caught up to research that finally reveals the true cause of my bisexuality. And guess what? It's all your fault.
Many thanks to Ed from Chicago Bi/Queer Meetup for alerting us all to this condom ad, now showing on MTV.
It's official. Equality Illinois announced today that a bill was introduced in the Illinois State Senate to legalize same-sex marriage. State Senator Heather Steans of the 7th District introduced the bill. A companion bill, HB178, was introduced into… Read full post »
I am liking GLAAD more and more. Soon, it will be a life-long love affair. Not that I didn't like them or anything before--just not really hooked on their work until they really started including bisexuals in their content, not just their mission statement. Funny how that w… Read full post »
To whom it may concern at the Memphis Gay and Lesbian Community Center,
Pop star MIKA (aka Michael Holbrook Penniman) has just come out bisexual in the Dutch Gay and Night magazine. Or rather, he is pretty much a "no labels" kind of guy, but will settle for bisexual, if you have to call him anything--a stance that's quite st… Read full post »
Adam and Eve and Carol and Bob and Alice ?
I love hearing and reading positive things about bisexuality and seeing positive images of bisexual, pansexual, and fluid sexuality people. Sheela Lambert's coverage of the recent MTV Video Music Awards is a zany bi-lapalooza… Read full post »
The 6th Transcending Boundaries Conference is taking place November 20-22, 2009 in Worcester, Massachusetts, for bisexual/pansexual, trans/genderqueer, intersex, and polyamorous people and our allies . . . "to foster community, provide safe space, educate ourselves, and… Read full post »
Chicago's Gay Liberation Network has been leading a campaign since early August to get Live Nation and other concert promoters to cancel Buju Banton concerts because the performer calls for killing lesbians and gay men in the lyrics of his songs. So far, their work has reaped some… Read full post »