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[17 Mar 2014|02:33pm]
onionboob
This petition only has 36,400 signatures. It need 100,000 by March 21 for the US government to even look at it.
Please, we don't have much time. If you guys could sign it share with people you know, it would be greatly appreciated and could make a huge difference.

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/legally-recognize-non-binary-genders/rD3frkgr
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[11 Nov 2013|05:04pm]

flammerboi
[ mood | determined ]

When I was 19 I got bashed by the police, I was asking them for help because I got hit on the

drivers side. I felt like something was wrong. I left the scene of the accident out of rage and

fear. I kept walking. Note that it was my first year witha license. I missed my therapist

appointment that day, and I think my therapist was worried, I was going to my best friends house

because she told me to go to a safe place when I called her minutes before the accident ever

happeend. Once I left the wreck The police showed up about 15 minutes late with a bundle of

police cars, I thought *DING!* the police will help me!. I walked towards the police and they

tackled me to the ground and slammed my face onto the curb without reading me my rights, crushed

the cuffs on my hands. I told them "I'm not fighting you, You are HURTING ME!" and they

transported me to a jail. I kept telling the cop who was "colored" (african american) (american)

(black) That i was trying to communicate with him. They transported me to another jail. The state

commited me. I was not scared of the jail but was there all day. It kept my life backwards. I got

HATE crimed on. When I was in the second jail as i had no glasses, for they were knocked off my

face. The police officer was laughing at me because of my BIRTHNAME. I turned around and said

"I'm transgendered you idiots" I could not see the papers I was signing they were reading it too

me but i was so disoriented from getting beat up that I didn't know what they were trying to tell

me. was DONE WRONG. The guy who hit me on the drivers side tried to sue me. When He got out o

the car before I walked away he got out of the car and shrugged his shoulders with a smile on his

face....That is why I left.......I did not trust that situation. He was saying "Sorry" without

words. I am tired. TIRED. TIRED. TIRED.

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Open Call for Photos!! I AM: Trans People Speak COMMUNITY [16 Dec 2011|12:52pm]

mshedwig
HI There,

My name is Jesse and I work with the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC). At MTPC I have been working on a multi-media project called I AM: Trans People Speak that highlights the lived experience of trans people in Mass.

We are launching a new phase of this project In February where anyone can create their own video to submit, much like the it gets better project.

If you do want to submit a photo, unfortunately we can only accept photos from people over 18 at this time unless you have parents permission.


Yesterday we just started our OPEN CALL FOR PHOTOGRAPHS from anyone in the trans community and you can find the "official" open call on our facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/events/260593780662769/

Hope to see some of you submit your photos!
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[08 Jul 2011|02:23pm]

slashmarks
Are you a writer or an artist, or interested in planning for a community? Are you a feminist, gender variant or transgender person, a sexual person, gay/bisexua/pansexual, or an ally? Are you between the ages of thirteen and twenty one?

If you answered yes to those questions, you may be interested in a community I’m planning, called Teen Gender Activists. It will be entirely ran by teens, for teens, who are interested in gender and its role in society. I’m planning on having regular features; a few examples are ‘What It’s Like to Be Me,’ a feature on the role gender plays in your lives, and a weekly feature on comics that have to do with gender roles.

I’m currently looking for artists and writers interested in working on features, graphic artists willing to make banners and work on the community template, and people interested in moderating the community, as well as general planners. If you’re one of those people, contact me by PM, at rsvampiress[at]aim.com, or in a comment on this entry.

[cross-posted – my apologies if you see this several times.]
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[28 Oct 2010|10:16am]

evidence_lost
I'm planning on coming out to my mother as genderqueer/transmasculine. This is what I've got so far:

I've been wanting to talk to you about this for a while, but I haven't been sure of how to phrase it properly. I don't identify as male or female. I'm not that keen on labels, but the ones I'm most comfortable are genderqueer and transmasculine. If you see gender as a spectrum rather than a binary, then people who identify as genderqueer fall somewhere in the middle. And I identify as transmasculine because although I don't identify as male or female, I will be comfortable with myself if I have a more male body, and a male name. I know this might be confusing for you, but I also know that you've asked me several times recently if I'm a butch lesbian, so hopefully this won't come as too much of a shock.

x-posted

Posted via m.livejournal.com.

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charing cross in court [16 Sep 2010|02:06pm]

thehumanthings
enough... is enough.

what if any and i mean ANY issues have you or your friends had with charing cross? there is someone taking them to www.echr.coe.int/ and your comments below may help to build a better picture of the clinic's practices.

my experiences are of them loosing medical files, loosing referral notes, demanding 2 additional referrals despite having 2 that where adiquite enough for a grc... feeding friends [who was a recovering heroin addict] opiates such as morphine... so many more issues


a dr in scotland has presented a paper on how cost efficient transferring to a private clinic is compared to charing cross this dr is meeting up with people who fund it all in October and as such we need as much info as possible on issues you have had with charing cross - or your friends.


any info more than welcome :) let's help them improve the system

ps i dunno bout the details of the case...
xposted to tguk
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Join the Tribeca Protest Over "Ticked Off Trannies" Film [06 Apr 2010|04:08pm]

queerunity
A demonstration against the Tribeca Film Festival's choice to feature the movie "Ticked Off Trannies With Knives" will take place in NYC tonight. The movie promotes transphobia and makes light of the rape and violence all too often directed at transwomen. In addition to the offensive title of the movie, the film portrays transwomen as being performers.

http://queersunited.blogspot.com/2010/04/join-tribeca-protest-over-ticked-off.html
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add help it grow [02 Apr 2010|04:06am]

evelxxs
http://community.livejournal.com/gender_variant/

http://community.livejournal.com/trans_gender/

http://community.livejournal.com/trans_x_soldier/

http://community.livejournal.com/transgender_art/
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Looking for Interview Subjects [22 Mar 2010|08:58pm]

nubilejackanape
Hi!  Pardon for barging in, but I'm training to be a youth librarian.  My partner is a trans man, and he ransacked the library not too long ago looking for books with trans characters.  He was ticked that he couldn't find anything, and it made an impression.  Since I'm supposed to be writing a paper on a sector of youth anyway, I've decided to make it about trans youth.

I'm looking around for trans youth to interview about how they found information about being trans--books, comics, web sites, blogs, clubs, relatives, anything and everything.  I'd prefer folks 18 and under but I'm willing to go up to 20.  I'm hoping that by learning how other folks got information, and where, I can be a better librarian in the future and help trans youth find the information they need.

If you're interested in doing an interview or a few chats within the next few days, comment here, AIM me at FroggieInBoots14, or send me an e-mail down at GreenoughMST over at gmail.com.  We can do the interview over e-mail, IM, phone, whatever you're most comfortable with; tell me which one you'd prefer, and which times are best for you.  It can be as short as a quick few questions about your experiences in libraries and looking for trans info, or it can be longer.  Whatever time you can offer would be great.

Thanks!

--Mac
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Remove Crossdressing from the DSM-V [22 Mar 2010|11:35am]

queerunity
A petition to remove cross-dressing as a mental disorder is being submitted to the Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders Workgroup of the American Psychiatric Association (APA). Currently the APA considers individuals who crossdress to be suffering from "transvestic disorder"

http://queersunited.blogspot.com/2010/03/remove-crossdressing-from-dsm-v.html
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gender test? for youth? [08 Mar 2010|01:56am]

evelxxs
www.dsm5.org

New from American Psychiatric Association.

http://www.dsm5.org/ProposedRevisions/Pages/SexualandGenderIdentityDisorders.aspx


Join Forum
http://community.livejournal.com/gender_variance/


Transgender / Gender Variance / Incongruence
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Calling all writers! [26 Feb 2010|09:38am]

blackroot
[ mood | chipper! ]

Hey all! I've had some great success posting on this forum before, so here goes:

I'm co-editor for a pretty cool forum that largely addresses matters related to gender, sex, and sexuality, and we're looking for a few new writers. We're pretty open to content/mediums, so aspiring columnists, creative writers, podcasters, videobloggers, etc. - I encourage you to check it out and see if you might be a good fit!

-blackroot/toughstuff
BELOW THE BELT

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Dr. Oz Show Features Segment on Transgender Kids [18 Feb 2010|06:01pm]

queerunity
Dr. Mehmet Oz a cardiothoracic surgeon and author who hosts the Dr. Oz Show had a segment today on transgender children. The show featured a child who is a trans girl, and a teen who is a trans boy as well as their supportive families, and a knowledgeable and trans-affirming surgeon.
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New here and in need of some help/advice, please. [15 Feb 2010|02:42pm]

ventorus01
I'm new to this comm and I don't know who to talk to about this. I'm a 22 year old female and I've been questioning myself on things. Like...it'd be easier to be a guy and all that. Wondering what it's like and thinking that it might be easier to find someone. It's...really hard for me to explain. I hope I'm not bothering you with this I just...really don't know who else to talk to about this, as I can't talk to my mom about it (the only parent I'm living with). She knows that I'm into both men and women, but I don't think she'd understand this. (I've never been 'sexually active', so I really don't know which I prefer overall and haven't been asked out on a date or anything in almost 3 years.) Too much info, I know. Sorry. m(_ _)m

I guess I just need some help with this. I've been questioning myself for the 3 years that I've been alone and it only makes things harder. It's really hard for me to explain this. I've just been feeling like I should be a guy moreso lately. I mean...the doctors I've been to for health checkups and the like all say that I have more testosterone than what is usual for a female and I don't know if that has anything to do with this.

If there's anyone that can talk to me about things and help me with this, I'd really really appreciate it. I know what I'm saying probably doesn't make much sense and I'm sorry for that. I'm just really not sure how to straighten my thoughts out clearly on this matter. m(_ _)m
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Bathrooms! [10 Jan 2010|07:48pm]

ryntha_doghare
So sick of getting weird looks when I walk into the girl's bathroom...But I haven't the courage to go into the guy's. Because if someone ever asked me (unlikely as I don't speak the main language around here) if I was really female I could..."prove" it? But I couldn't if someone asked me in the men's bathroom. REALLY unlikely, I'm sure, but there's still that paranoid fear... Gah. Don't know what to do. :(
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David Letterman Show Promotes Trans Disgust [06 Jan 2010|04:02pm]

queerunity
The David Letterman show on the CBS network has insulted Amanda Simpson, a trans woman who was recently appointed to the U.S. Commerce Department by the Obama administration. In the clip below David Letterman announces the news, followed by a guest on his show who breaks out in shock that "Amanda used to be a dude" the man is disgusted and outraged and runs off stage, the segment insinuates the man had some sort of relationship with Simpson and reinforces the sentiment that being transgender is somehow disgusting, misleading, and abnormal.

The video clip, other remarks by Letterman on LGBT issues and ways to contact the show are available below:
http://queersunited.blogspot.com/2010/01/david-letterman-show-promotes-trans.html
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Call for Submissions (FTMs) [01 Dec 2009|04:46pm]

ftmichael
[ mood | okay ]

Call for Submissions
LITTLE BOY LOST: True Adventures of Men without Boyhoods

Editor C. Michael Woodward is seeking submissions to Little Boy Lost (working title), an upcoming anthology by transsexual men on the longer-term psychosocial impact of transitioning from female to male.


A note from the Editor
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SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
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About the Editor

C. Michael Woodward is a writer, musician, speaker, consultant, political advisor, peer counsellor, and social justice advocate — in no particular order. He led the Southern Arizona Gender Alliance (SAGA) for more than five years and worked in variety of roles at Wingspan, southern Arizona’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and Transgender community centre.

Woodward currently serves as Co-Chair of the City of Tucson Commission on GLBT Issues and Chair of The University of Arizona President's LGBTQ Advisory Council. He is a former Board member of Female to Male International (FTMI) and is profiled on Lynn Conway's Successful Transmen, a prestigious website recognising leaders in the international Transgender community. Michael was a keynote speaker at the 2008 Southern Comfort Conference.

Since 2003, Michael has presented training and information about LGBTQ and allied concerns to thousands of people across the country. In 2009, he formed lgbtQ&A Diversity & Inclusion Consulting, providing sexual orientation and gender identity cultural competency, best practices, and transition planning services to organisations and individuals nationwide. For booking information, contact michael@lgbtqa.com.

In addition to more than a dozen how-to books on computer software, Woodward has published magazine articles, blogs, op-eds, and other writings on a variety of non-fiction topics. His latest book, Little Boy Lost: True Adventures of Men without Boyhoods, is currently in progress.

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Well this is awkward. [23 Nov 2009|07:34pm]

ryntha_doghare
So, I've actually been dying of curiousity...what do you other teens think of masturbation/sex in relation to your trans identity? >> Myself, I haven't felt any desire to have sex, but when the time does come I don't know what will happen. Maybe I will want it so much (some sex crazed teen?) that I won't care about my incorrect anatomy. Which frightens me slightly. And I've never been able to successfully masturbate (I did try, once, because I thought I was abnormal for not doing it).
...But, yes...this is kind of an awkward topic, but I'm dying to know your thoughts on the matter, and your personal feelings/experiences.
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Calling all writers! [19 Nov 2009|01:27pm]

blackroot
Hey all -- I've posted on this community some time before with great success, so I wanted to extend a quick invitation to any aspiring writers, pundits, vloggers, and other bloggerforms:

I co-manage Below the Belt, a forum for commentary about gender, sexuality, identity, and beyond. We're looking for a couple new contributors, so if you think the site might be a good fit...please be in touch!

Best,
-ts
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Looking for story contributions [10 Nov 2009|10:19am]

melssexysecret
I apologize if this is not allowed here.

I have published a couple of books and my current one is going to be potentially called "Coming Out" or "Knocking the Closet Door Down". It is going to be made up of various people's coming out stories. Whether gay, lesbian, trans, poly, kinky or even funny ones like Republican (kidding!)

So I need stories. If you are interested in being in the book please email me your story to shampoo150@gmail.com and out "coming out story"

also let me know here if you're interested so I can look for you email.

thanks!

Here is a link to my current books. http://stores.lulu.com/shampoo150. I don't want to hear, "self publishing isn't real publishing", there are mixed feelings and I consider it legit because there is an ISBN number and I know plenty of sucsessful authors who self-publish.

Second, regretably because I fund this, I can't give you compensation and so I hope people will contribute for the sheer joy of having their story published. HOWEVER, in order to get the book at it's lowest price I opt to set my revenue to $0.00 so therefore I do not get anything either.
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