• Events

    Your Gender is Awesome: A Class for Trans Youth

    Sunday, July 2nd — 7:30 p.m. — $10 Please note: This class is for people UNDER 18 years old. You must have a parent or guardian accompany you to this class to sign a consent form. They do not have to stay throughout the entire class, but may do so. Please leave a note…

  • Guides

    Guide to STP (stand-to-pee) devices

    Pstyles

    Summer is here and during such an outdoorsy season, stand-to-pee devices (STPs) are more sought after than ever! STPs make it possible for any person with a vulva to pee standing up — no more hovering awkwardly over porta potties at concerts or leaving your butt bug-vulnerable when camping. STPs can also be essential to a trans…

  • Musings

    Watching Trans Grrrls, her armor melts away

    Chelsea Poe and Maxine Holloway in Trans Grrrls

    Amy Dentata is a writer, game designer, and performer who touches on topics including trauma recovery, mental illness, sexuality, and transgender issues on her website and elsewhere. Recently she wrote something amazing on PinkLabel.tv: “Fumbling Towards Humanity: How Trans Grrrls Helped Me Open Up to My Partner.” We knew Courtney Trouble’s Trans Grrrls was a very…

  • New products,  News

    New product round-up for April

    April showers bring May… books? 50 Shades of Kink, Tristan Taormino’s latest guidebook, is here and it’s everything you’d expect from her: snappy, smart, and accessible. We also added Smut Peddler, a collection of 24 dirty comics featuring Portland’s own Erika Moen (of Oh Joy Sex Toy fame), and The Jealousy Workbook: Exercises and Insights for…

  • Musings

    Trans rights victories in Ontario and Argentina

    Rest of the world, take note. Both Ontario and Argentina have recently taken some big leaps forward for trans rights, allowing for gender self-determination on birth certificates without proof of medical, judicial, or psychiatric procedures first. Ontario’s change came in the form of an April decision that struck down a previous rule in the Vital…

  • Musings

    Third gender category to be added to Pakistani identity cards

    Pakistan’s Supreme Court has done something quite radical: they’ve agreed to add a third gender category to their national identity cards. Surprisingly, there has been little opposition to the ruling, neither within the registration authority nor outside it. This may be because trans people — of which there are an estimated 50,000 —…