Sunday, March 02, 2008

Common Birthday

Lou Reed and john Irving both celebrated their sixty-sixth birthdays today. John Irving is most famous for The World According to Garp, with the transsexual character Roberta Muldoon and if you're not familiar with Lou Reed's Walk on the Wild Side, you must be Allan Katz. At any rate, the Transgender Day of Remembrance is in November and well worth commemorating:
The Transgender Day of Remembrance was set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. The event is held in November to honor Rita Hester, whose murder on November 28th, 1998 kicked off the “Remembering Our Dead” web project and a San Francisco candlelight vigil in 1999. Rita Hester’s murder — like most anti-transgender murder cases — has yet to be solved.

But maybe we could make March 2, "Transgender in Art and Literature Day". Sure, Lou Reed's prostitutes aren't exactly role models, but Roberta Muldoon is as decent a human being as you find in modern literature. At least as portrayed by John Lithgow, I've never actually read the book.

Happy Birthday, John Irving and Lou Reed.

Doo, doo doo, doo doo, doo doo doo...


Thanks for the mention of Reed's B'Day. As you can assume, I've always liked "Walk on the Wild Side".

Same goes for John Irving. (Yes, we Trans folks will never fault Lithgow for his credible performance.)

I myself crossed the evil age barrier yesterday by crossing Mile Marker #51. I'm entering the Crone phase of Life, and may the Goddess help us all.
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