Skip to main content

Fabulous Friday!

Of course all Friday's are fabulous, but this one is especially so.  Today is the day that equality got a little more equal.
The Obama administration has officially ended the US military’s ban on openly serving transgender troops, ABC News reported.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced the change on Thursday, saying only soldiers’ qualifications for service should be relevant to the military, not their gender identity. The ban’s end will be phased in over a year, but trans troops should be able to receive health care and change identification documents by October 1, according to ABC News.
The ban’s end has been a long time coming. The military in 2011 ended “don’t ask, don’t tell,” the ban on openly serving gay and bisexual soldiers. Since then, LGBTQ advocates have been calling for the end of similar regulations that have kept trans soldiers from serving openly, arguing that the ban is outdated and discriminatory.
This is great news! As a veteran I can tell you that there are really only two things I need to know about the people I served with. 1) Can they do their job, and 2) Do they have my back? If you can answer yes to both of those questions, you're on my team.

On side note, I've become quite the spokesperson for transgender rights in my mortal identity. This even though, on a fundamental level, I understand being trans no better than most heterosexuals understand being gay. This is a confusing subject, even for those of us with good intentions. Facebook offers over 50 gender options, and if you thought Spanish verb congregation was a bitch, just try to figure out the pronouns here.

So a word of advice, if you have a trans person in your life, just ask them their pronoun preferences. It's not hard, and it's a good way to show some respect.

LOVE LOVE LOVE ~ have a safe 4th of July Weekend!


  1. So was he originally a woman or was she originally a man?

  2. A trans man is generally born female.

  3. If that is true, than that picture is the best fucking proof that we are talking biology. Cause that dude is buff.

  4. That picture is likely the result of years of hormone therapy, but I don't think that discounts the part biology plays. IMHO there is definitely a biological influence on sexual orientation and gender identity. More science backs this up every day.


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

My Kind of Federal Judge!

Sure we have Scott Rothstein and his lovely Tom James clothier Romina Sifuentes, but Louisiana has ED LA judge G. Thomas Porteous Jr.:
A federal judge from Louisiana who had run up big gambling debts routinely solicited money and gifts from lawyers with cases before his court, Congressional investigators said Tuesday as the House opened impeachment hearings in the judge’s case. The judge, G. Thomas Porteous Jr. of Federal District Court, had more than $150,000 in credit card debt by 2000, mostly for cash advances spent in casinos, investigators said. Judge Porteous’s requests for cash became so frequent that one New Orleans lawyer said he started trying to dodge the judge.“He began to use excuses that he needed it for tuition, he needed it for living expenses,” the lawyer, Robert Creely, told a House Judiciary Committee task force. “I would avoid him until I couldn’t avoid him anymore.”
Mr. Creely said he and his law partner, Jacob Amato, gave Judge Porteous an estimated $20,000 o…

Honoring Richard C. Seavey

I drank a shit-ton of bourbon last night. Enough to float a battleship.

My head hurts. But not as much as my heart.

We lost another lawyer over the weekend. Not someone who will receive facebook accolades and other public claims of friendship and statements that he shaped and changed lives and careers. Just a guy who did the best he could with what he had. Every day. And he did very, very well to be the best person he could be. 
Richard Seavey was a profoundly private person. In his 49 years, he walked through more than his share of trials and tribulations, mostly asking for no help, leaning on no one. 

Richard was a fantastic lawyer. He could try a case. He could "litigate" a case. He could mediate and settle a case. He was nuanced. He bent but never broke. The blustery Miami lawyer never scared him. To the contrary, he found humor in it, studying it like a science project. Richard never got too high or too low. He was good at lawyering, but you got the f…

First Carnival Triumph Lawsuit on File!

It was filed in the SD FL (of course) and is pending before Judge Graham.

Check it out here.

The lawyer on the pleading is Marcus R. Spagnoletti.