Monthly Archives: March 2010

Bite me in St. Louis

Everybody sing: Scream, scream, scream went the human; Ack Acka-gack went my breath, Rot, rot, rot, went my brainstem, as we started for the Valley of Death. Suck, suck, suck went the vampire; Kerblammo-blasto-wasto went my head, AAAAUGGGHHHHH! AAAAUGGGHHHHH! AAAAUGGGHHHHH! went the humans! As we glided for the Land of the Dead! The night was […]

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Public Triumph/Private Torment: L.A. Times on the Life and Death of Christine Daniels

The L.A. Times posts this piece today about Christine Daniels, the late sportswriter at the paper whose coming-out as trans briefly energized the community, and whose de-transition back to Mike Penner served as an object lesson in the risks of public exposure for trans people. Public Triumph/Private Torment By Christopher Goffard March 27, 2010 In […]

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Helen Boyd on the T’s with Knives Controversy

Some of you know that GLADD has called for a boycott  of the film “Ticked Off Trannies with Knives,” slated for  screening at the Tribecca Film Festival.  It’s meant to be camp, I imagine, but the trailer acknowledges the  real-life murder of a number of trans women, including Angie Zapata.   The  filmmaker is a […]

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JB at Ursinus College 3/18!

hey you all. Hope philadelphians will join me at Ursinus College on Thursday night. Come All Ye.

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Announcing the Falcon Quinn web site

Dearly beloved. Please check out the new site for the new book series. The link is It’s full of delightful stuff which I hope will get you all juiced up for the first book, FALCON QUINN AND THE BLACK MIRROR, coming out on May 11. Monster up!

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Jenny B. at Kendall Square Cinema this Saturday, March 13

I’ll be introducing the film PRODIGAL SONS this Saturday night at the Kendall Square Cinema in Boston at 7 PM. After the film I’ll interview one of its subjects, Kimberly Reed, who will also be on hand to talk about the film. Kimberly was the subject of an Oprah Winfrey program last month. The film […]

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New appearances for 2010…

A few dates for 2010 are becoming firmer, including three or four this very month of March. March 4:  Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT appearing in an Anthropology class (not open to public) March 5: Portland, ME: TransForming Wellness Conference, keynote speaker (University of Southern Maine), Payson Hall– 4:30 PM March 13:  Kendall Square Cinema, will […]

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  • The Boylan Family, summer 2010

    DSC_0063 "You hang around our family, you learn all kinds of stuff."
  • Will Forte as Jennifer Finney Boylan on “Saturday Night Live”

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  • Jenny with Barbara Walters, December, 2008

  • Jenny atop Maine’s Mount Katahdin

    2036947979_34bfbec240 August, 2002.
  • Surrounded

    boylanWith President Clinton and Maine's Governor John Baldacci, fall 2006.
  • JFB and Edward Albee


    Edward had been my teacher at Johns Hopkins in the winter of 1986. He visited Colby in fall, 2007. As we took our leave of each other, he kissed me on both cheeks and said, "We have done well. You and I."

  • Jenny and her teacher, the great John Barth


    Jack was my professor at JHU when I did my thesis, back in the day. After many years, I can now confidently say I finally understand his definition of plot. Which is, of course, "the perturbation of an unstable homeostatic system and its catastrophic restoration to a new and complexified equilibrium."