[Ads-l] Baba

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sat Nov 3 20:29:23 EDT 2018


Also good with r(h)um.

> On Nov 3, 2018, at 11:10 AM, Bill Mullins <amcombill at HOTMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> A word that is new to me:
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> "The Pioneer Valley in western Massachusetts is a cradle of social 
> progress — a place where L.G.B.T.Q. is often followed by I.A. (for 
> intersex and asexual), there’s a Stonewall Center (now 33 years old), 
> and gender-nonconforming parents have a nickname of choice (it’s “Baba”).
> 
> On a Maple-lined street here in Northampton, in a white gablefront 
> house, lives one such Baba, a.k.a. Andrea Lawlor, a gender queer 
> novelist and visiting lecturer at Mt. Holyoke College; Lawlor, who uses 
> the pronoun they, shares the first floor rooms with their girlfriend, 
> their 5-year-old child, and their child’s sprawling Lego constructions. "
> 
> https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/24/books/trans-lit-transgender-novels.html
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