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MI Republican Introduces Anti-Trans Prisoner Bill →

Representative Hooker’s bill is ill-conceived and is yet another attack on the gay and transgender population of Michigan by this Legislature. To the best of my knowledge, only one other state — Wisconsin — has ever passed such a bill and the federal courts struck it down as unconstitutional. Lawmakers should not be in the business of legislating medical care and should not be substituting its judgment for that of the medical profession in such matters. For Representative Hooker to dance to the tune played by Mr. Glenn, the head of an organization labeled as a hate group by the Southern Law Poverty Center is the very antithesis of the “common-sense” he purports to be exercising. I extend an offer to Mr. Hooker to meet with me and discuss this issue in greater detail.”


— 2 years ago with 7 notes
#trans  #transgender  #transsexual  #transphobia  #trans*  #mtf  #ftm  #queer  #lgbt  #lgbtq  #gender  #prisoners  #Michigan  #rights  #law 
Judge apologizes to inmate seeking transgender surgery →

cheesenippz:

Michelle Kosilek, a convicted murderer, first sued the Massachusetts Department of Correction 11 years ago. Two years later, U.S. District Judge Mark Wolf ruled that Kosilek was entitled to treatment for gender-identity disorder, but stopped short of ordering surgery to complete Kosilek’s physical transition.

Kosilek sued again in 2005, arguing that the female hormones she was receiving were not enough to relieve her anxiety and depression. Kosilek argued that the surgery was a medical necessity and that the Department of Correction was violating her constitutional rights by refusing to provide the operation.

(via pinchefrijolera-deactivated2012)

— 2 years ago with 19 notes
#transexual  #transgender  #mtf  #gender  #sex  #queer  #murder  #human rights  #trans 
“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than a sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”- Martin Luther King Jr. 

“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than a sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”- Martin Luther King Jr. 

(via thepast2years)

— 2 years ago with 1012 notes
#lgbt  #lgbtq  #trans  #transgender  #mtf  #ftm  #gender  #sex  #male  #female  #human  #queer 
totossandturn asked: I'm girl, but I still like guys, but I want to be a guy. So technically I'm a gay guy stuck in a girl's body. What's the term for this, if there is one?


Answer:

As humans we attempt to use labels to explain the world around us. It is difficult to assign anyone a label if they do not first believe it to be true in their own hearts and minds. With that being said, it appears that you have a ftm trans* identity meaning then your gender is male even though your sex remains female. Who you are attracted to has nothing to do with your gender. Essentially you are a gay man just as you said. 

It is easy to forget  that sex, gender, orientation, and expression are all entirely different and unrelated aspects of who we are as people and no one label can really express all of those nuances.  I like to use the genderbread person  to explain it to people:

Good luck and I hope this helped.

— 2 years ago with 9 notes
#gender  #sex  #trans*  #trans  #transgender  #mtf  #ftm  #queer  #themangosunset  #ask  #reply  #questions  #personal 
Trans wedding in Cuba highlights growing tolerance →

In a development considered unthinkable just a few years ago, a transgender woman and a man identifying himself as gay were married in a public wedding in Havana on Aug. 13, with family members, friends and newly emerging gay activists attending the ceremony.

“This is the first wedding between a transsexual woman and a gay man,” the 31-year-old groom, Ignacio Estrada, told the Associated Press. “We celebrate it at the top of our voices and affirm that this is a step forward for the gay community in Cuba,” the AP quoted Estrada as saying.

(Source: addtoany.com)

— 2 years ago with 30 notes
#trans*  #transexual  #transgender  #mtf  #queer  #marriage  #gay marriage  #gender  #cuba  #trans wedding  #trans  #lgbtq  #lgbt 
Swimming in Circles: THIS IS AMAZING →

ftmconfessions:

Have you guys heard of a website called Safe 2 Pee? It lists gender neutral bathrooms and shows the locations on a Google Map. I’m trying to find one to add to the map near my college.

http://safe2pee.org/

(via spookyfemme)

— 2 years ago with 97 notes
#gender  #transgender  #trans folks  #LGBTQI 
Nevada Legislature passes employment protections based on gender identity or expression →

lgbtqshrvla:

The Nevada Legislature has passed legislation prohibiting employment discrimination based on gender identity or expression. The measure now moves to Gov. Brian Sandoval for his signature. The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force has been working with the Las Vegas-based staff of the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada (PLAN) to pass these protections for transgender Nevadans. This includes sending organizers from the Task Force Academy for Leadership and Action to assist and train local activists there, as well as providing monetary support.

(Source: youjoqueer)

— 2 years ago with 160 notes
#lgbtq  #gender 
National Resources:

GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. www.glsen.org/templates/index.html

HRC (Human Rights Campaign) national political issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans www.hrc.org/

NGLTF(National Gay and Lesbian Task Force) is the national progressive organization working for the civil rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people. www.ngltf.org/

SIECUS (Sexuality Information and Education Council of the U.S.)develops, collects, and disseminates information, promotes comprehensive education about sexuality, and advocates the right of individuals to make responsible sexual choices. www.siecus.org/

Lesbian Health Research Center at the University of California, San Francisco. Their web site is a public service for lesbians and their practitioners about health-related topics specific to lesbians. http://www.lesbianhealthinfo.org/

Planned Parenthood believes in the fundamental right of each individual, throughout the world, to manage his or her fertility, regardless of the individual’s income, marital status, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or residence. www.plannedparenthood.org/

National Center for Transgender Equality
A social justice organization dedicated to advancing the equality of transgender people through advocacy, collaboration and empowerment. http://transequality.org/

Gay & Lesbian Medical Association
GLMA is working to ensure that LGBT people are treated competently and not discriminated against when they access health care.
www.glma.org/

Transgender Law
One of the most useful sites for information on transgender law around the country
www.transgenderlaw.org/

Trans-Health
This is an impressive site…the content is great..the articles are great…you must read this every month!
www.trans-health.org/

Gender.org
Gender Education and Advocacy (GEA) is a national organization focused on the needs, issues and concerns of gender variant people in human society.
www.gender.org

Intersex Society of North America
ISNA is an education, advocacy, and peer support organization which works to create a world free of shame, secrecy, and unwanted surgery for intersex people.
www.isna.org/

(courtesy of http://www.unm.edu/~women/lgbt.html)

— 2 years ago with 44 notes
#lgbtq  #resources  #glsen  #hrc  #gay  #lesbian  #transgender  #bisexual  #intersex  #gender  #health 
"Gender and sexuality is fluid & isn’t set in stone. it is different for everyone."
— 4 years ago with 19 notes
#gender  #sexuality