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kfffunk:

I made a coming out comic for facebook. Have a happy coming out day, and may the odds be ever in your favor.

— 1 year ago with 11505 notes
#lgbtq  #trans* 
[TRIGGER WARNING: transphobia, institutionalizing of trans people] German courts rule that an eleven year old German transgender girl can legally be institutionalized. →

jemimaaslana:

transsuccess:

While normally TS attempts to bring to you positive examples for our community, we also offer you ways to get involved, make a difference and be a role model yourself.  Unfortunately right now we’ve got plenty of work to do for our community.  Please take a moment and stop this atrocity from happening.  This child needs our support.  Click the link above to sign the petition and be part of the difference in this little girl’s life and give hope to each other by demonstrating that none of us are alone.  Please reblog if you can.

transawareness:

Perhaps it’s conspicuous that to date few journals have dwelled on the current ethical drama currently undergoing in Berlin, Germany involving an eleven year old child who was born a boy but whom in their own words wishes to re assert themselves as a female. Something that they have felt since they can remember, according to one report earlier this year.  That though now may be wishful thinking in the face of a recent court decision that in essence seeks to mandate that the child be placed in institutional care and one suspects have their sense of self ‘normalized.’

The above link is a petition to stop this child from being put into an institute until she conforms to gender=sex ideals.  If you want to read more on this article, there are two stories.  Original and Updated.  This child’s petition only has 10K signatures.  Come on people, lets get involved.  No trans child should have to be snatched from a supportive mother and locked away in a padded cell until they conform.

I really don’t think this will go over with the European Court of Human Rights (it has previously shown proper support of transgender individuals), so I really, REALLY hope that the mother moves the case to that court. Gods, I hope so. This is so goddamn awful T_T

(via green-street-politics)

— 2 years ago with 383 notes
#lgbt  #lgbtq  #trans*  #transphobia 
Massachusetts Passes Transgender Rights Bill →

A bill that protects transgender people in Massachusetts from discrimination and hate crimes has been passed in both houses of the state legislature. It’s not yet known exactly when Gov. Deval Patrick, who supports the bill, will sign it.

(Source: lielikeyoumeanit, via pinchefrijolera-deactivated2012)

— 2 years ago with 65 notes
#news  #LGBQT  #trans  #transgender  #trans*  #massachusetts 
More than 50 books by Queer People of Color →

sqs-tec:

Thanks Tumblr folks for this list of 50 books by Queer People of Color. The list is well organized and includes Chicago resident Achy Obejas, one of my favorite authors. Check it out!

(Source: nuestrahermana, via genderqueer)

— 2 years ago with 1632 notes
#queer  #trans  #gay  #lgbt  #bi  #trans*  #mtf  #ftm 
Swimming in Circles: Know Your Rights: Airtravel and Trans →

transawareness:

This is a busy time of the year for travel so we have put together some resources to help you have a smooth and safe trip. Transgender people and our families have expressed concern about the various new invasive equipment and procedures at the airport used by the…

(via spookyfemme)

— 2 years ago with 189 notes
#LGBTQ  #Trans*  #travel 
Trigger warning (trans/homophobic language): Too trans to tango? US debates Chaz Bono on reality TV →

When Chaz Bono takes to the floor on American television’s “Dancing with the Stars” later this month, he won’t be lacking for fans — or detractors.

The 42-year-old LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) activist formerly known as Chastity Bono is the first transgender contestant on the US version of the globally popular reality television series.

— 3 years ago with 9 notes
#trans  #trans*  #transgender  #transexual  #ftm  #chaz bono  #dancing with the stars  #lgbt  #lgbtq 
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.”


— 3 years ago with 7 notes
#trans  #transgender  #transsexual  #transphobia  #trans*  #mtf  #ftm  #queer  #lgbt  #lgbtq  #gender  #prisoners  #Michigan  #rights  #law 
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.

— 3 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)

— 3 years ago with 30 notes
#trans*  #transexual  #transgender  #mtf  #queer  #marriage  #gay marriage  #gender  #cuba  #trans wedding  #trans  #lgbtq  #lgbt 
Sex Change Surgery, Expenses Are Tax Deductible, Tax Court Rules

thepast2years:

BOSTON — The U.S. Tax Court ruled Tuesday that a Massachusetts woman should be allowed to deduct the costs of her sex-change operation, a decision that could have broad implications for transgender people.

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(Source: The Huffington Post)

— 3 years ago with 9 notes
#trans  #surgery  #trans*  #queer  #sex-change  #lgbt  #lgbtq  #transexual  #transgender 
sanitysanity:

German teenager Kim Petras has become the world’s youngest operated  transsexual after undergoing a surgery at the age of just 16. The  procedure – carried out in secret and paid for by the German health service – was authorised after psychologists confirmed that she was “without  doubt a girl in a boy’s body”.  It is the world’s youngest ever full sex  change operation and Kim had been undergoing hormone therapy since the age of 12. Kim  overcame years of taunts and bullying to achieve her dream of becoming a  girl and has begun a modelling career and launched a CD. Kim, who is now studying fashion design, began calling herself a girl when she was just two years old.
(oddee.com)

sanitysanity:

German teenager Kim Petras has become the world’s youngest operated transsexual after undergoing a surgery at the age of just 16. The procedure – carried out in secret and paid for by the German health service – was authorised after psychologists confirmed that she was “without doubt a girl in a boy’s body”. It is the world’s youngest ever full sex change operation and Kim had been undergoing hormone therapy since the age of 12.

Kim overcame years of taunts and bullying to achieve her dream of becoming a girl and has begun a modelling career and launched a CD.
Kim, who is now studying fashion design, began calling herself a girl when she was just two years old.

(oddee.com)

— 3 years ago with 49433 notes
#mtf  #worlds youngest  #trans*  #Kim Petras