the ’embrace the rainbow’ blog

The overarching principle of the ’embrace the rainbow’ blog is to increase awareness, understanding, acceptance and support for the full spectrum of individuals within the m/m romance and the book blogging community as a whole. We hope to post fortnightly/every other week on a variety of GLBTQQ topics and issues ranging from the general to … Continue reading

Lost & Found

This isn’t exclusively a trans* issue (although it certainly impacts the trans* community), but it’s something that is near and dear to my heart, so I’m going to talk about it anyway. Have you seen the statistics for LGBT youth homelessness?  They’re heartbreaking.  Monstrous.  Criminal.  This 2009 fact sheet from the National Coalition for the … Continue reading

Neither Gender by Jordan Sophia Lombard

Michael, an alien teenager from the television series, Roswell, said it best when he said, “There is no such thing as normal.” Right from the start of my life I was a unique kid. Sure, I was born female and I dreamed of becoming Rainbow Brite when I grew up, but I also loved the … Continue reading

Time to Rally the Troops

If you’ve done any research at all into trans* issues you’ve probably heard of Kate Bornstein.  Author, activist, performance artist, and all around kick-ass human being.  Last fall Kate announced that she had lung cancer.  They treated it, and the doctors said the cancer was gone.  But the cancer didn’t stay gone for long, that … Continue reading

gender construction and… freedom?

I have been remiss in my blogging at EtR due to my non-online life.  As can sometimes be the case though, I came across a quote this morning and was immediately struck by how relevant it was to the educative goals of the EtR site and, interestingly, to some of my own recent thoughts about gender … Continue reading

Movie Night

Last week Tish recommended the German movie Romeos in the comments.  (Thanks, Tish!)  I haven’t had a chance to watch it yet, but it’s been added to my staggering Netflix queue.  Here’s the blurb: Transgendered 20-year-old Lukas is going through gender reassignment treatment, a process eased by his friendship with the lesbian Ine. As Ine introduces … Continue reading

Congratulations, Winners!

We have a couple of winners!  The two copies of Static by L.A. Witt go to Sara P and yganoe.  I’ll be emailing you shortly, so be sure to double-check your spam filters. Thanks to everyone who came by and left such great comments, and a big thank you to L.A. for giving us a … Continue reading

Writing Static by L.A. Witt

Static was one of those books that demanded to be written immediately. Normally, no matter how demanding the plot bunny in question, I finish whatever project I’m working on, then move on to the next one. This actually helps a lot when I’m dragging on the current book: I can’t work on the next Bright … Continue reading