8 hours ago   •   24,202 notes   •   VIA legalizetrans   •   SOURCE queernessandlatkes
nonstandardrepertoire:

friendly reminder that the first usage of singular they cited in the OED is in 1526
friendly reminder that Shakespeare, Austen, Thackeray, and Shaw all used singular they
friendly reminder that “his or her” constructions exclude many trans individuals
friendly reminder that if you argue that singular they is “grammatically incorrect”, you are putting adherence to an arbitrary system of rules higher than the wellbeing of actual humans

nonstandardrepertoire:

friendly reminder that the first usage of singular they cited in the OED is in 1526

friendly reminder that Shakespeare, Austen, Thackeray, and Shaw all used singular they

friendly reminder that “his or her” constructions exclude many trans individuals

friendly reminder that if you argue that singular they is “grammatically incorrect”, you are putting adherence to an arbitrary system of rules higher than the wellbeing of actual humans

1 day ago   •   61 notes   •   VIA tipsfortransfolks   •   SOURCE tipsfortransfolks

Lena Dunham's New Documentary Will Explore Formalwear for Trans Folks 

1 day ago   •   100 notes   •   VIA dearcispeople   •   SOURCE transdesifemme

Post Op Top Surgery Long Term Chest Care Tips 

transdesifemme:

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Hey followers out there, I wanted to make a post about top surgery long term chest care tips since I am now almost 20 weeks post op my double incision with nipple graft procedure. Also because there aren’t many posts about chest care tips specifically for brown/south…

3 days ago   •   4,563 notes   •   VIA helpfultransinfo   •   SOURCE findchaos

findchaos:

ChaosLife: Trans* Trip-Up

It needed to be said, since I’m tired of every conversation about our comic (on other sites) devolving into discussion of my crotch giblets.

Of course, that comes with the huge caveat that I am personally an open book, but that’s only when asked directly and within context (i.e., the subject of my crotch has been brought up, by us). Otherwise, it’s needlessly invasive, objectifying, and rarely comes from a place of genuine understanding. And that’s my liberal take on the subject. Imagine a trans* person who is as private as any other person or isn’t “out” or experiences dysphoria with their bodies.

This is a lesson lots of people need to learn: don’t be a Katie Couric.

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3 days ago   •   732 notes   •   VIA dearcispeople   •   SOURCE bialogue-group
bialogue-group:

Please Help a Brother Out:  Come Fund Top Surgery for Bryan
By now practically everyone in the Queer Nation has heard the story of the really unfortunate incidents that occurred in March 2013 on the Washington Mall during the Supreme Court arguments on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).  But do you know the real people who it happened to?  Well meet the guy who was holding the Trans* Flag that day.  
As Bryan Ellicott explains, what started as a happy and exciting day of LGBT Pride & History turned into his ”Supreme Court Marriage Rally Transphobic Experience From Hell” when a staffer and one of the big Gay Inc. groups (ok so it was HRC again) became upset to see other than approved people and symbols cluttering up their photo-op moments and tried to run the riffraff off.  With Bryan his Flag suddenly thrust unwilling into a staring role as "unapproved riffraff".
A political activist for the progressive and LGBT community Bryan describes himself as an ”open and proud bisexual transman”. 
A native of Staten Island NY graduating from College of Staten Island with a BA in Poli Sci, he has interned in the offices of then City Council Speaker Christine Quinn,  and then Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz. During 2012, he went out and worked in the Ohio OFA (Organizing for Action) office helping re-elect Obama to a second term and he was a campaign aid (LGBT Liaison) to Mel Wymore in his run for the New York City Council. Bryan is also a long-time board member of the Stonewall Democrats of New York City. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy Bryan worked with FEMA doing Community Relations work.
In June of 2014 Bryan sued NYC for discrimination after he was ordered to use the wrong public pool locker room.
Says Bryan,




"the bulk of my work is in the LGBT community whether it be advocating for Marriage Equality across the country, calling out the need those who talk ill to me or any of my transgender brothers and sisters as well as my continued work for Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) in New York State or when it comes to people learning about bisexuality and not thinking those horrible myths are anything but that.”




When trouble came Bryan and his friends were there standing strong representing the the entire LGBT Community.  So while you are cheering the symbolism please also remember the actual person. Says Bryan,




"I wanted to ask you my brothers and sisters to help me in my journey. Top surgery is my next step toward the place I want to be.  Anything you can do to help me would be most appreciated and if you could share this with others that would be amazing as well.”




So what do you says people? He was there for us. Can you be there for him? Please click the link and Help Fund Top Surgery for Bryan.   Thanks

September 2014 (Update)We’re almost there. Less than $1K!! Can you help?
Says Bryan, "Everyday I become more of the man I see myself too be … We have a short period of time but I am super excited too give me my dream. I need just a little more help and we are there”.

bialogue-group:

Please Help a Brother Out:  Come Fund Top Surgery for Bryan

By now practically everyone in the Queer Nation has heard the story of the really unfortunate incidents that occurred in March 2013 on the Washington Mall during the Supreme Court arguments on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).  

But do you know the real people who it happened to?  Well meet the guy who was holding the Trans* Flag that day.  

As Bryan Ellicott explains, what started as a happy and exciting day of LGBT Pride & History turned into his Supreme Court Marriage Rally Transphobic Experience From Hell when a staffer and one of the big Gay Inc. groups (ok so it was HRC again) became upset to see other than approved people and symbols cluttering up their photo-op moments and tried to run the riffraff off.  With Bryan his Flag suddenly thrust unwilling into a staring role as "unapproved riffraff".

A political activist for the progressive and LGBT community Bryan describes himself as an open and proud bisexual transman”. 

A native of Staten Island NY graduating from College of Staten Island with a BA in Poli Sci, he has interned in the offices of then City Council Speaker Christine Quinn,  and then Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz. During 2012, he went out and worked in the Ohio OFA (Organizing for Action) office helping re-elect Obama to a second term and he was a campaign aid (LGBT Liaison) to Mel Wymore in his run for the New York City Council. Bryan is also a long-time board member of the Stonewall Democrats of New York City. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy Bryan worked with FEMA doing Community Relations work.

In June of 2014 Bryan sued NYC for discrimination after he was ordered to use the wrong public pool locker room.

Says Bryan,

"the bulk of my work is in the LGBT community whether it be advocating for Marriage Equality across the country, calling out the need those who talk ill to me or any of my transgender brothers and sisters as well as my continued work for Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) in New York State or when it comes to people learning about bisexuality and not thinking those horrible myths are anything but that.”

When trouble came Bryan and his friends were there standing strong representing the the entire LGBT Community.  So while you are cheering the symbolism please also remember the actual person. Says Bryan,

"I wanted to ask you my brothers and sisters to help me in my journey. Top surgery is my next step toward the place I want to be.  Anything you can do to help me would be most appreciated and if you could share this with others that would be amazing as well.”

So what do you says people? He was there for us. Can you be there for him? Please click the link and Help Fund Top Surgery for Bryan.   Thanks

September 2014 (Update)
We’re almost there. Less than $1K!! Can you help?

Says Bryan, "Everyday I become more of the man I see myself too be … We have a short period of time but I am super excited too give me my dream. I need just a little more help and we are there”.

6 days ago   •   67 notes   •   VIA helpfultransinfo   •   SOURCE ftmmetoidioplasty

Medical Illustrations of Metoidioplasty

ftmmetoidioplasty:

Pre-Op:

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6 days ago   •   276 notes   •   VIA dearcispeople   •   SOURCE gaywrites

Trans student told to go to the bathroom in a storage unit 

gaywrites:

(Warning: Article linked above uses insensitive, cissexist language)

Damien Greenlee is a student at Columbus High School, where officials have told him he can’t use any gendered bathrooms on campus because he’s trans.

Citing “student complaints,” Columbus administrators have designated three gender-neutral bathrooms that Greenlee can use. All are in poor condition, far away from his classes and segregated from other students. He’s often late for class because it takes so long to get to and from the restroom.

According to Greenlee, the bathroom he must use is for storage, with no lock on the door and a leaking ceiling.

There are two other bathrooms Greenlee was told he could use, but he says they aren’t feasible.

"There is a bathroom in the alternative learning center, which is a block a way from the school and then there is a bathroom in the agriculture building, which is completely across the school from all of my classes," Greenlee said.

Greenlee says while the school did designate three different bathrooms for him on campus, he says the one in poor condition is the only one he can use without being late for class.

Making a kid go to the bathroom in a leaky storage closet? Is common decency and respect for a student really that hard?

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Axiron vs. Androgel  

theotheropinion:

countryboylumberjack:

What’s the difference?

Pros vs. Cons?

Can’t comment on Androgel but I have experience with Testogel, with is pretty much the same. I’m tired so I may miss out on mentioning some points, but I am sure this is everything.

Axiron

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1 week ago   •   8,158 notes   •   VIA iftheresawill   •   SOURCE micdotcom

2 million.

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That’s how many lives could be saved by lifting the ban on gay blood donors (via micdotcom)

Since 1977, the FDA has banned all men who have ever had sex with another man from ever donating blood. But in recent years, countries like the U.K. and Canada have lifted similar bans, recognizing the inherent and unfounded homophobic stereotypes of these laws. And based on the new research findings, it’s time for the U.S. to do the same. 

(via outforhealth)

1 week ago   •   40,307 notes   •   VIA iftheresawill   •   SOURCE gender-weird
gender-weird:

Why FCKH8 is NOT an Ally to the Queer Community
That time they made fun of asexuality and diversity of the queer community in one fell swoop
That time they became hypocrites about it to avoid being called acephobic (not to mention cissexist/ not trans* inclusive)
That time they used misogyny to empower cis gay men, alienate lesbians, forget about bisexuality, and be cissexist about all forms of sexuality
That time they stole ideas from queer charities to make a profit
That time they stole ideas from bloggers to make a profit
That time reviews show just how shitty they are at doing business anways
That time they paralleled racial segregation to the gay rights movement because they are definitely the same thing
That time they used stereotypes of Black women to render them into props
That time they ignored gender neutral pronouns, cited religion as a reason for doing so, and harassed someone over it
Basically all of the stuff folks are reporting on this tumblr I keep linking ya’ll to
They harass and disrespect people on their facebook page. They are actively cissexist, transphobic, asexual erasing, racist, sexist, and misogynist in order to sell shitty, overpriced t-shirts that they stole from charities. 
So in other words, fuck fckh8.
(I understand that a lot of parodies of fckh8 have recently appeared on tumblr and other social network websites. As far as I am aware none of the links I have posted above are parodies, and are actually associated with fckh8. 
If you notice any disparities, please let me know.)

gender-weird:

Why FCKH8 is NOT an Ally to the Queer Community

They harass and disrespect people on their facebook page. They are actively cissexist, transphobic, asexual erasing, racist, sexist, and misogynist in order to sell shitty, overpriced t-shirts that they stole from charities. 

So in other words, fuck fckh8.

(I understand that a lot of parodies of fckh8 have recently appeared on tumblr and other social network websites. As far as I am aware none of the links I have posted above are parodies, and are actually associated with fckh8. 

If you notice any disparities, please let me know.)

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1 week ago   •   55,437 notes   •   VIA live-for-the-journey   •   SOURCE straylightjay

straylightjay:

10 questions to never ask a transgender person by Laura Jane Grace

1 week ago   •   43 notes   •   VIA journeyintomanhood   •   SOURCE trans-chat

Hockey Canada amends change room policy after transgender player's complaint 

journeyintomanhood:

Kudos to Hockey Canada for doing the right thing and for this teen for speaking out. As someone who has always loved sports but sort of had to leave that world behind in order to transition this is great to hear :)

1 week ago   •   556 notes   •   VIA legalizetrans   •   SOURCE legalizetrans

legalizetrans:

Four years ago we launched Legalize Trans* and we’re so excited and proud to be still around and kicking it with you. To celebrate, we’re having an anniversary sale! Use FOURYEARS to get 20% off shirts and tanks — that’s only $16 for our classic tees! [x]

Here’s to an amazing four years of you!

Followers, please use the link on my blog so I can save up some money for top surgery!
1 week ago   •   341,997 notes   •   VIA isupersheng   •   SOURCE deadlyvibes

giveit-time:

mialayla:

deadlyvibes:

I think it’s really fucked up how so many teenagers are alone and sad and having panic attacks in their room while their parents watch TV, and how a lot of those teenagers have had relatively normal childhoods, yet there’s this huge boom of depression and mental disorders, and its just dumb how we’ve turned into a generation labeled ‘reckless’ but really, we’re only reckless with ourselves

This is one of the best posts I’ve ever read

holy shit