PHOL: Person High on Life


A case could be made to name Laverne Cox the busiest lady in show biz. Besides her recurring Emmy-nominated role as on the hit Netflix series Orange Is the New Black, Cox is a welcome presence on late night talk shows, in music videos, at fundraising events and even in pride parades. Now, continuing to show why she earned that Time magazine cover, the actress-activist has exec-produced Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word, which offers TV viewers an unvarnished glimpse into the lives of seven transgender youth from all over the U.S. and who range in age from 12 to 24. Each of the subjects “will share their determination to live their lives authentically, as the person they are meant to be.”

The doc is said to examine “transgender identities and race through each individual’s journey as they overcome challenges such as coming out, bullying, and anti-transgender violence.”

The T Word will premiere simultaneously on Logo and MTV on October 17 at 7 p.m.

“For many of us, the ‘T’ in LGBT means more than transgender, it also means truth,” Cox said in a statement. “The cast members in this documentary are fearlessly living their truths and in sharing their stories will send the message to other trans youth that it’s okay to be who you are.”

Profiled in the documentary are the following trans folk:

• Ari, an 18-year-old man from Manhattan, who graduated from high school and is starting college.

• Avery, a 20-year-old woman from Queens, New York, who shares her experiences dating.

• Daniella, a 20-year-old woman from the Bronx, New York, who speaks out against anti-transgender violence.

• Kye, a 24-year-old man in Brooklyn, New York, who became the first Division One transgender basketball player.

• L’lerret, a 20-year-old woman attending college in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she is an active member of BreakOUT!, a group fighting criminalization of transgender youth.

• Shane, a 22-year-old man from Baltimore, Maryland and a college student living with his girlfriend.

• Zoey, a 12-year-old girl from California, who is supported by her mother and transferred out of her last school when the school administrators refused to acknowledge her as a girl.

Immediately after the premiere, Cox will host the hour-long Trans Forum, in which she and the people featured in the doc talk about issues that affect the trans community, plus questions from a live audience and via social media.

The night makes me uncomfortable. I wish to feel fulfilled, but there is nothing I can think of that would fulfill me.

I’ve always felt it to be a shame to go to bed feeling unsatisfied.

But when I’m so very listless, how can I not? 

When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends.
Japanese Proverb  (via theloverboi)

September 19th, 2014

NDP take over HOC and push for a call to action for missing and murdered Indigenous Women. See full speech and ponder just how long Harper’s government has been asleep at the wheel:


September 19th, 2014

NDP take over HOC and push for a call to action for missing and murdered Indigenous Women. See full speech and ponder just how long Harper’s government has been asleep at the wheel:


This body art/optical illusion has all our jaws dropping. (Video)

I should practice more

It’s true, while Canada’s emissions are growing, they are still small compared to other places. However, protests around the world are not taking place because of Canada’s current emissions but because, if the majority of the oil sands were developed, the emissions from that oil would be so voluminous that they would destabilize the climate. At a point in our history when the majority of the world’s international institutions are calling for 2/3 of the remaining carbon reserves to remain in the ground, Canada is increasingly being seen as sitting on a carbon bomb.

We need a plan. We need a government willing to seriously address the issue of oil sands development in the context of a stable climate. We need leaders who put their minds to transitioning to a renewable and more efficient industrial model while maintaining a strong economy.

A plan just doesn’t seem like to much to ask for.

Instead we have seen our government shut down climate research, put in place policies that preclude our own scientists from communicating their findings, remove environmental laws designed to protect our air and water and attack environmental charities and even create an ‘enemy list’ of those who ministers must not meet with because they do not ‘share the goals of this government’.

Canada’s carbon emissions will soar 38 per cent by 2030, mainly due to expanding tar sands projects, according to the government’s own projections – even though Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick would all see declines in emissions.

Refusing to allow members of the public to mention climate change in the National Energy Board pipeline hearings doesn’t make the issue go away. Spying on First Nations leaders and taking them to court will not help us reconcile and plan for the future.









The clock one got me.

This post actually made me teary eyed.

This is bloody heartbreaking

Got to the second one and realized what it was FKIN TEARS


An Infinite List of Favorite Collections - Paolo Sebastian F/W 2014 Bridal

everyone stop and look at these