originalplumbing:

VOTING WHILE TRANS
For those of us who are eligible to vote tomorrow…

NYC-Metro Area Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC) Community Resources [PDF]

Salon.com: Trans, but not like you think

neutrois:

As gender transitions become more visible, it’s tempting to think all our stories are the same. They’re not

WOW. Just… WOW. Please read and send it to everybody. I was going to include quotes but would end up quoting the whole thing.

jackrad:

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!

jackrad:

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!

(via keepyoustill-deactivated2012091)

ryansallans:

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!

ryansallans:

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!

genderedintelligence:

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. 
It is available online here, or you can order hard copies on our website.
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.

genderedintelligence:

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. 

It is available online here, or you can order hard copies on our website.

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.

(Source: genderedintelligence)

Check out Julia Serano's website (because she is awesome!)

Trans-misogyny primer

jessicavalenti:

The awesome Julia Serano has made a trans-misogyny primer she wrote a couple of years ago available online. Pass it along…

(Source: jessicavalenti)

legalizetrans:

We may make this into a sticker, thoughts?

legalizetrans:

We may make this into a sticker, thoughts?

Trans* People at Women's and Religious Colleges

poetcael73:

There have been a lot of articles recently about how women’s colleges approach transmen at their institutions. This is the latest of those articles, which also focuses on trans* people at religious institutions and the problems they face.

(via transqueery)

bibliofeminista:

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).
Click the image to read the rest of the article.

bibliofeminista:

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).

Click the image to read the rest of the article.

(Source: sexuality-space)

Trans Framing, or why Chaz Bono doesn't speak for me

Let me be clear that I understand why he presents his story the way he does. Trans people talking about ourselves this way isn’t new. It’s easier - and in the short term, especially when speaking to a conservative audience, often more effective - to accept society’s narratives, prejudices, and preconceived notions, and to explain ourselves from within that framework. I think nearly all of us have fallen into that trap - I certainly have.

The problem, though, is that the cis narrative of trans people is inaccurate. And not only that, it’s offensively sexist, gender-role-essentialist, and unable to accommodate large numbers of trans people. And when we allow it to become our dominant framing, we might make some progress with the sexist, homophobic, essentialist right for those trans* people who fit their norms, but we open ourselves up to criticism from the left, from feminists who see our identities as sexist. And those of us who don’t fit the rightwing norms become invisible and voiceless.

RE: Recent trans* hate crime [TRIGGER WARNING]

thedailywhat:

Fast Food Fracas of the Day: A video uploaded to the Internet last week by 22-year-old McDonald’s employee Vernon Hackett appears to show 22-year-old Chrissy Lee Polis being brutally assaulted by two other patrons at a Rosedale (Maryland) location, while other customers stand by and watch. At the end of the video, Hackett can be heard warning the attackers — two unidentified girls aged 14 and 18 — to leave the scene “before the police come,” as Polis is seen on the floor undergoing an apparent seizure.

McDonald’s promptly issued a statement saying the company was “shocked” by the video, calling the incident “unacceptable, disturbing and troubling.” “Nothing is more important than the safety of our customers and employees in our restaurants,” the statement continues. “We are working with the franchisee and the local authorities to investigate this matter.” Hackett has since been fired from his job, and unspecified charges have been brought against both female participants.

Equality Maryland is reportedly seeking to have “hate crime” tacked on to the attackers’ list of charges, as the victim is a transgender woman. “There’s no excuse for that violence under any circumstances, but we would encourage police to investigate as a hate crime,” Equality Maryland vice president Lisa Polyak told the Baltimore Sun.

Polis — who has had her share of run-ins with the law, having been previously convicted of disorderly conduct, property destruction, and prostitution — spoke out today for the first time (see video below), saying the assault, which was reportedly catalyzed by Polis’s refusal to leave the women’s restroom, was “definitely a hate crime,” and that her race may have played a factor as well.

The state’s attorney for Baltimore County, Scott Shellenberger, said the case was still under review, and that the motive for the attack may be revisited to determine “if we need to make additional charges.”

[batimoresun / tsg / video: wshh.]

(Source: thedailywhat)