Category: Asst. Principal Who Forced Trans Student To Pee Standing Up; The Brittany Spears Feminist Musical; Indiana’s Gender Neutral IDs and Licenses; Uncertainty by Ryan Field

Asst. Principal Who Forced Trans Student To Pee Standing Up; The Brittany Spears Feminist Musical; Indiana’s Gender Neutral IDs and Licenses; Uncertainty by Ryan Field

Asst. Principal Who Forced Trans Student To Pee Standing Up

Whenever I read things like this I realize that I cannot imagine what trans people must go through on a daily basis. It’s not easy being gay, but at least no one ever tried to do something like this to me.

Liberty High School Assistant Principal Lee Livengood landed himself in hot water last November after he followed a transgender student, Michael Critchfield, into the men’s room. There he demanded Critchfield use a urinal to prove his maleness.

Here’s the link to more. The point of this article is that Livengood was suspended, but he is now back on the job. 

The Brittany Spears Feminist Musical

Even though I’m a fan of Brittany Spears, I’ve never actually thought of her as a feminist in the classic sense. But this musical isn’t about her life, so that makes sense. The plot revolves around something completely different, and so far I think it looks fascinating. 

The show will, in fact, use her songs to fit an original plot. Said plot will offer a feminist take on some of the most classic fairy tales, such as Cinderella and Snow White.

I think they’re wrong in one sense. I don’t believe there are any ‘original’ plots left. What they’re actually doing is taking old tropes and putting an original spin on them, which is nothing new. However, I haven’t read anything yet about how this musical will be received by serious feminists. 

Here’s more about this one

And, here’s another link. 

Indiana’s Gender Neutral IDs and Licenses

I have to admit that whenever we’re driving through Indiana on the way to Palm Springs, and back home again, I’ve never experienced anything unusual. In fact, our first stop for the night on the cross country trip is Indianapolis, and in spite of all the negative things I’ve heard about Indiana I’ve never felt the least bit awkward there. I meet other gay people there all the time. So this news about Indiana issuing gender neutral IDs and drivers licenses didn’t totally shock me. 

The cards will us an “X” instead of the usual “M” or “F” to indicate the holder’s gender is nonbinary.

You can read more, here. 

Amazon Reader Reviews: “Duty or Love? That is the hard choice that Gus’s surviving dad, Henry, is trying to decide. This story revolves around a beautiful family that’s hit some hard times. You hope beyond hope alongside with Gus that Henry will choose love, no matter what.” 

Uncertainty by [Field, Ryan]

When Gus Baldwin realizes that his gay dad is serious about marrying a much older man for safety and security instead of love, he concocts a plot that he hopes will change his dad’s mind. Even though his other dad has been dead for over a year, Gus wants his surviving dad to find love and happiness someday with a new husband. 

However, their financial situation is about as bad as it gets and they’re on the brink of losing their grand old Victorian home, and everything about their perfect lives is threatened. So Gus winds up putting his own marriage on hold with the guy he’s been in love with since high school. It’s so bad he’s even thinking of quitting college to help support his dad and his younger brother just so his dad won’t have to marry the older man. 

After Gus convinces his dad to take a road trip in their vintage 1950s station wagon to their getaway cabin in the mountains, along with his younger brother, his future husband, and their nineteen year old dog named Special, their lives change in ways none of them ever anticipated. And even though the future is still uncertain in some respects, they discover a few things about themselves on this trip they never could have predicted.