Category Archives: Butch Voices

Occupy… Butch Voices?

No, no, I’m not suggesting people bring tents to the next Butch Voices conference.  I am suggesting there’s something to be learned from the Occupy movement that can be applied to other areas, including movements hoping to empower groups that … Continue reading

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Airport Security (again): another chapter in the story of my packy and the TSA

Well, it happened again, for the first time since my post holiday incident in 2010.  I’ve been through airport security several times since then, through the old-fashioned metal detectors and at least once through the newfangled body scanners with no … Continue reading

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Half-Nekkid Thursday: trussed up

Who needs ankle cuffs when you can bind a guy up in his jeans and briefs?  Sir has me right where they want me on a ‘break’ for ‘quality time’ at the Butch Voices conference.  This was Saturday, sometime after I’d … Continue reading

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Reviewing the Rodeoh harness from Babeland

Roxy and I met Rachel Venning (Babeland co-owner) on Friday at Butch Voices and didn’t see her again for the rest of the weekend.  If we had, we would have thanked her, on behalf of her company, for sending me … Continue reading

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Hotel Window

Standing in the hotel window, I hear my lover moving behind me. “Don’t move.” I smile to myself and remain there, buck naked, watching the morning light caress the streets of Oakland.  ‘Don’t Move’ is code for, hold that pose … Continue reading

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Butch Voices workshop attendees… shout out to you

I want to thank you for attending and participating.  I always learn so much from the stories people tell and how they relate to the material I’m presenting.  I’d love to hear from you and get direct feedback if you’d … Continue reading

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Butch Voices weekend.. wow

Wow, what a weekend.  Community, controversy, energy, exhaustion, conversation, adrenaline, hopefulness, affirmation… I’m overwhelmed still, and might be for a few days.  The sessions were great, the socializing was awesome.  So much good food, good conversation, catching up with old … Continue reading

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Big Tent Blues… hitting pause

In my last post I acknowledged that I didn’t know much about the accusations of ageism, sexism and misogyny being leveled at the Butch Voices organizers by people who have left the organization.  I asked for more information.  In response, … Continue reading

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Big Tent Blues: what did I miss?

CH commented on my Big Tent Blues post yesterday that I hadn’t addressed the concerns of ageism, misogyny and lack of feminist principals raised by the folks who left to create Butch Nation.  As I’m reading through Sasha T. Goldberg’s … Continue reading

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Big Tent Blues: the Butch Voices / Butch Nation, Masculine-of-Center / Butch controversy

If you’re on the Butch Voices mailing list(s) or follow them on Facebook, you’ve probably seen some of the discussions that have erupted over a change in the Butch Voices mission statement.  The word ‘butch’ was taken out of the … Continue reading

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