VOTING WHILE TRANS
VOTING WHILE TRANS
good news for trans women & other trans female spectrum folx and those of us who like to have sex with them:
the once super hard to get ahold of “brazen: trans women safer sex guide” by morgan m page (put out by the 519) is now available for download in pdf form!
this is a super important and awesome resource and i’m not really aware of anything else like it out there—i learned a lot of important (and also sexy) stuff reading it and now you can too!
Wearing my new t-shirt designed and distributed by blitztrans.org. It was great to meet them and many other awesome organizations and people at the Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference last week. If you haven’t visited their site yet and you are trans identified or a partner of someone trans….do it now!
In conjunction with the LGBT Consortium, Gendered Intelligence has produced a ‘A guide for parents and family members of trans people in the UK’. We hope that this might offer parents and family members some information about what it means to be trans, how it might feel as a parent or family member of a young trans person, and perhaps most importantly, a bit of advice on how to move forward after a young person has shared their trans identity with their family.
This booklet was compiled through a series of focus groups with parents and family members of young trans people.
Gendered Intelligence also runs ‘SOFFA’ youth group sessions every quarter, which are for significant others, family, friends and allies to come along with trans young people, meet other families of trans people and gain support. More details of our next SOFFA session will be posted soon on our tumblr.
We may make this into a sticker, thoughts?
Trans, gender variant and queer people face a lot of hassling when using public toilets. These experiences are the topic of Sheila Cavanagh’s new book, Queering Bathrooms: Gender, Sexuality and the Hygienic Imagination (2010). Her research is based on 100 interviews with lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersexed (LGBTI) people across North America. Cavanagh uses information from these interviews to consider the ways that bathroom architecture, rooted in colonialism, heterosexism and sexism, joins forces with rigid social regulation of the use of public space to “other” LGBTI bodies. Cavanagh argues that “bathroom architectures are based upon vertical lines and a wish to straighten things out.[…] Toilet training is about the delineation of the body, its genitals, orifices, and capacities to eject body fluids in time, rhythm, and tempo with a modern capitalist, heteronormative, and cissexist body politic” (208).
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