Tag Archives: Michigan

Letter to the Community

April 11, 2013   Letter to the Community   On March 28, an activist named Red Durkin posted a petition on Change.org asking artists and attendees to boycott the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival until organizers fully and openly welcome all self-identified women.  This petition has intensified a long-running debate about and within the Festival, a […]

GUEST POST: Weighing in on MichFest

What I would say to a trans*sister, whoever you are: I first went to MichFest in 2002, and it was wonderful and amazing. When I left, my feet stood on the earth more solidly, and my gaze was level. When I first heard about various trans* conflicts on the Land, I stopped and thought about […]

“It’s just fucking typical that a man-born lesbian can’t get the concept of not being allowed somewhere.”

Excerpt from Diane DiMassa Interview Bitch magazine, Summer 2004 (Issue #25) [About a musical based on DiMassa’s cartoon, Hothead Paisan being premiered at Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival, which excludes transsexual women:] Bitch: What about the MTFs?