weather like this calls for an iced mocha. yum...I don't like the global warming, but I still have to smile at beautiful snow-covered landscapes on Monday, and sixties on Thursday.

as I wrestle with my budget, I keep buying things, but this time it was a lj subscription, and I felt like it was about time that I contributed, so I don't feel guilty about it. I love being able to search with more than one parameter! Now I just have to make sure my friends list doesn't get so huge that I can't keep up.

I haven't played Scrabble all week. Am in withdrawal.

last night was especially inspired - I decided it was about time to clean up the house, plus the recycling finally gets picked up this morning, so I took out the trash, vacuumed, did dishes, moved my piles of crafty stuff to my craft room (must start ripping things out of magazines so I can throw them out - the pile has outgrown its cubbyhole). All the xmas cards are piled into one pile, Tim's mail is vaguely organized, the shoes are lined up where shoes belong, the coats are in the closet instead of draped over the side of the couch. It's still a disaster area, but much less of one. I'll get to work on straightening the craft room out tonight as I watch Thursday night television.

i'm reading 'Dress Codes' which is a story told from the point of view of a daughter whose father is trans... trans-something, but i haven't figured out exactly what, because i've only read the first 40 pages or so. i'm intrigued by the number of books that are hitting the mainstream that have to do with queer issues. Tim just finished reading 'Middlesex' (which he thinks was as good as the critics seem to think it is), and it deals with intersexed issues (although mostly the critics still use the term hermaphrodite - see the Intersexed Society of North America for a description of why intersexed people don't like the term).

My capitalization is hit or miss on this entry, but I don't feel like going back to fix it.

The work week is less painful than I thought it would be coming back from vacation. Today's goal is to get copies of transcripts with fall grades into all my kids' folders. Sadly, my folders are organized in alpha order, and the transcripts always show up in SSN order. We love busy work.
NATIONAL GAY AND LESBIAN TASK FORCE PRESS RELEASE – November 6, 2002

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NATIONAL GAY AND LESBIAN TASK FORCE LAUDS CHICAGO CITY COUNCIL FOR PASSING TRANSGENDER ANTI-DISCRIMINATION MEASURE

Council Votes to Add "Gender Identity" To Chicago’s Human Rights Ordinances

November 6, 2002, Chicago, Illinois - The Chicago City Council today voted to pass a measure amending the city's anti-discrimination laws to add explicit coverage for transgender Chicagoans. Mayor Richard Daley has expressed his support for the measure and is expected to sign it.

[...]

The bill adds "a person's gender identity, appearance, or behavior," to Chicago's Human Rights and Fair Housing Ordinances, which cover employment, housing, and public accommodations. Sexual orientation was added to the law in 1988.

With the Mayor's signature, Chicago will become the twelfth jurisdiction in 2002 to pass a law to add explicit gender identity and/or expression protections to a local anti-discrimination law, either simultaneously with the addition of sexual orientation or standing alone.

[...]

The eleven other jurisdictions that have passed anti-discrimination laws that include transgender people this year are: Allentown, PA; Boston, MA; Buffalo, NY; Erie County, PA; Dallas, TX; Decatur, IL; New Hope, PA; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Salem, OR; and Tacoma, WA. With the addition of Chicago, there will be a total of 51 jurisdictions in the United States that explicitly include transgender people in their anti-discrimination laws, including 42 cities, seven counties and the two states of Rhode Island and Minnesota.

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