Stephen Ira

Stephen Ira is a queer activist whose poetry and fiction have been published in 365 Tomorrows and Spot Literary Magazine. He co-chairs Sarah Lawrence's trans identity group, Trans Action, and keeps a blog as the Super-Mattachine, queer anti-oppression avenger, at As David Foster Wallace would say, he does things like get into a taxi and say, "The library, and step on it!" He believes there is nothing more radical than kindness.

Activist or Artist?

It’s the first time we’ve seen one another since the new year, gentle reader.  What have I been doing?  I’ve been having crises about…

Queer Space

Through wonderful serendipity, NYU is having Trans Awareness Week while we at Sarah Lawrence, outside the city and its conventions of not using four…

Fuck Silence

This week, my reading for class made me cry. I’m in Queer Theory with Julie Abraham, and we’re reading a pamphlet called “QUEERS READ…


The next time I have to wear a name tag, I could put “Angry Trans Guy” on there and no one would question it….