URGENT PLEASE READ
Hi guys„, so you’ve probably seen the post already but I’m putting it here in art form that there’s a petition going around for Trans* rights. It has 4,000+ signatures but needs 20,000 more to be recognized by the government or some shit, I’m not sure. I ain’t a political sort of guy.
However what I do know is this baby needs signatures FAST because it’s deadline is December 19th!!!
I apologize for bringing this here, I know you probably came here for drawings and all but if you could please spread the word and sign, it only takes 3 minutes to make an account and it’d mean the world to me and other Trans* folks in the United States if you signed.
everybody better sign this
Hey dudes !!! We still need a shitton more signatures on this !! :I
Signal boosting this for my friend who doesn’t have a Tumblr! Please spread the word, and if you are trans*, consider participating! =)
In Psychology class we were talking about handwriting and what it supposedly tells you about your personality. After many years of studies, psychologists concluded that personality tests using handwriting as data were terrible at predicting who you are/what you’ll perform/act like. The only thing it COULD seem to tell you was what gender you were. This got me to wondering about transgender people and how their handwriting would show up in the test (as I, too, am transgender).
The teacher said I could do my term paper on this, and I need anyone who is transgender who would like to participate to do the following:
In your regular handwriting, on regular paper, write:
Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water. Jack fell down and broke his crown and Jill came tumbling after.
Scan it or take a clear photo of it and send it to my e-mail:
Please also include (not on the paper, but in the e-mail) your status: FtM, MtF, ??
At its core, the premise of Sailor Moon is about women banding together and determining the fate of the universe. It’s about women literally drawing power from community with other women and being the most powerful in the galaxy and growing up to lead the world into peace and happiness. The celebration of women and showcase of girls developing, growing up and forming their own identities is enough to make the series great, especially considering how it influenced other media to take a closer look at female heroism and relationships. But I actually want to focus on what Sailor Moon means for queer women (and other queer people) in particular and what I feel the rebooted anime should do about queer representation.
This is an EXCELLENT article, I highly recommend reading it. (Especially if you are a queer or POC fan of Sailor Moon.)
Putting this together for someone I follow, been meaning to do something like this for awhile since I bookmark everything. So it has everything.
NonBinary For those who ID as non-binary and anything related
Genderqueer Identities “The aim of Genderqueer Identities is to…
This is a long list! Thanks for putting it together.=)
Since the discussions going on the other day RE: Trans* pronouns, and how to approach someone with a question about their identity, I was really struggling with my answers, and trying to figure out where I fit into these discussions.
I find the subject of gender identity massively sprawling, convoluted, and personally confusing. It’s something I’ve struggled with for as long as I can remember, and never really felt certain of how to categorize myself personally. But I finally feel like I found a term that seems to describe me and help me find where I fit in.
A Pride comic from Van:
This is my small contribution to Pride Month.
I feel like Pride (at least here) is very LGB centered. This is our month too!
And let us never forget the fierce trans* women of color that led the movement! And all other gender nonconforming individuals there.
Sylvia Rivera is my hero.
Go out and celebrate the past, present, and future of our community.
You can check out Van’s deviantart gallery here for more of his comics!
From We Happy Trans:
I am writing this post to highlight my frustration with a lack of attention that has been given to the positivity that comes from identifying as trans.
I am a cis-gendered female who identifies as queer and as a trans-ally. I’ve been a therapist working with transgender individuals for years. We hear all about the difficulties in the media—and sure, these difficulties occur and are real—but there are so many wonderful aspects of being transgender that are not identified or celebrated. One of the basic aspects of being a therapist is learning how to provide and instill hope in our clients. It is very difficult to instill hope when there isn’t much positivity being publicized.
I got the idea to do a study on the positive experiences of transgender individuals after having heard story after story in therapy about how happy people are after coming out. The pure joy of people realizing that they can be who they are and that there were quite a few people out there who would support them through it is mind-blowing, inspiring, and amazing. In fact, I felt so lucky to experience this with people as a therapist, that I thought “Hey, other people should hear about this too!.”
So, I designed a study where we are interviewing transgender individuals (genderqueer, trans men, trans women, drag queens, drag kings, gender benders, trans* folks, gender fluid, to name a few) about their positive experiences and how they think about pride with their identities. We’ve had an amazing response from folks and it has been incredible so far. I am hoping that we can extend our study to people who are living in (or around Chicago). We’ve completed interviews in Evansville, Indiana; Louisville, Kentucky; Radcliffe, Kentucky. Anyone who wants to contribute to this cause would be more than welcome—the more voices that are heard about positive experiences, the better.
If you’re interested in contributing to the study—please contact me at louisvilletransgenderresearch at gmail dot com, or 502-852-0627. Individuals also receive $25.00 to participate in the interviews—which will last about 1 hour to 1 ½ hours.
Thank you for reading and wishing all the best,
does this happen to anyone else
*slowly raises hand*
TW: trans* pejorative
do any of ya’ll follow the webcomic QUILTBAG? I do and rather wish I didn’t… I was drawn in by its predecessor, Penny and Aggie, and when that comic switched artists it became clear that former artist (Giselle) must have really been pulling the strings because the…
[I]t’s really important that we get a lot of positive feedback into it - if it’s successful, non-heteronormative people will be able to get ACTUAL marriages, and trans* people won’t have to get a divorce in order to get a gender recognition certificate. I’d really appreciate it if you could signal boost!