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peens:

Sign this petition for requiring all single-stalled bathrooms to be unisex

This is a huge issue for non-binary and trans people’s SAFETY let alone their rights

(via kengrii)

blogust:

if you think that:

  • dysphoria is a prerequisite for being trans
  • there’s such thing as a “transtrender”
  • trans women shouldn’t be allowed in women’s spaces
  • nonbinary people do not exist

don’t follow me. thanks! 

(via transaervania)

nidoranf:

misgendering yourself on accident is literally the worst fucking thing.

(via transaervania)

peoplemask:

Hey, if you currently bind your chest OR EVER HAVE please respond to this survey. It’s primarily geared toward trans men / genderqueer and/or intersex people, but since it’s about medical issues relating to chest binding, all info is useful (they have text boxes to answer why you choose to bind).

Bonus: For every 50 responses, they’re donating $5 to a charity that gets chest binders to people who can’t afford them.

If you don’t bind, please consider passing the link onward so that they get a statistically significant sample.

Thanks.

(I’m not in any way involved with this survey, but we NEED more useful health info for trans* people. One of the biggest frustrations with trans healthcare is realizing that basically you know about as much as the professional you’re seeing about how the hormones/whatever will affect you…)

(via wordstomeawhisper)

tumblngkori:

jekoh:

transtrendsetter:

takayababy:

xekstrin:

this is Hourou Musuko, an anime/manga about a young trans girl and her friends, all figuring out their gender identity and sexual orientations

yo yo i just double-checked and it is a real thing and also available on crunchyroll for free!

It’s also on KissAnime for free which is a website I recommend 1000 times more since they provide HQ anime without having to pay anything, and they have a wider selection than Crunchyroll

I watched the first episode. I can’t vouch for the rest of it but the first episode made my heart swell a bit. A lot of it is about finding those people that you can make your guides and role models, and that’s not something I feel like we get to see a lot, we see the kids just left to forge through on their own in the big and scary.Wavedash why did you do this to me.

The anime seems to grab just a slice of the full manga’s story (obviously) but despite Horou Musuko being one of my favorite manga of all time, I never did finish the anime.  I didn’t think it was all that interesting an adaptation, and it’s so good as a comic.
The Horou Musuko manga is not only good, it’s really important.  It follow a transgender girl and a transgender boy and it follows them encountering and stuggling with:
dysphoria
trans* objectification
the intersection of gender identity and sexuality
passing
puberty
what adult life will be like as a trans* person
experimenting with (“trying on”) gender signifiers
evolving identities
binary questioning
being a partner to a tans* person
All while mired in Japanese society and expectations.
Luckily for EVERYONE, Fantagraphics press is translating and publishing the comic is BEAUTIFUL hardbound volumes.
But if you don’t have the money, I know you can easily find scanlations online, which are translated all the way to the end (Fantagraphics is about half way.)
That comic about trans* youth you were always looking for?
Here it is.

tumblngkori:

jekoh:

transtrendsetter:

takayababy:

xekstrin:

this is Hourou Musuko, an anime/manga about a young trans girl and her friends, all figuring out their gender identity and sexual orientations

yo yo i just double-checked and it is a real thing and also available on crunchyroll for free!

It’s also on KissAnime for free which is a website I recommend 1000 times more since they provide HQ anime without having to pay anything, and they have a wider selection than Crunchyroll

I watched the first episode. I can’t vouch for the rest of it but the first episode made my heart swell a bit. A lot of it is about finding those people that you can make your guides and role models, and that’s not something I feel like we get to see a lot, we see the kids just left to forge through on their own in the big and scary.

Wavedash why did you do this to me.

The anime seems to grab just a slice of the full manga’s story (obviously) but despite Horou Musuko being one of my favorite manga of all time, I never did finish the anime.  I didn’t think it was all that interesting an adaptation, and it’s so good as a comic.

The Horou Musuko manga is not only good, it’s really important.  It follow a transgender girl and a transgender boy and it follows them encountering and stuggling with:

  • dysphoria
  • trans* objectification
  • the intersection of gender identity and sexuality
  • passing
  • puberty
  • what adult life will be like as a trans* person
  • experimenting with (“trying on”) gender signifiers
  • evolving identities
  • binary questioning
  • being a partner to a tans* person

All while mired in Japanese society and expectations.

Luckily for EVERYONE, Fantagraphics press is translating and publishing the comic is BEAUTIFUL hardbound volumes.

But if you don’t have the money, I know you can easily find scanlations online, which are translated all the way to the end (Fantagraphics is about half way.)

That comic about trans* youth you were always looking for?

Here it is.

(via fuckyeahbisexuals)

ihatecispeople:

So two-spirit is a gender option on facebook now
So this is a good time to remind people not to use that term to describe your gender if you’re not part of a culture that uses that term. It’s a native thing, not for other people to use. Okay? Okay. 

(via screamingcrawfish)

ecosynchronous:

ecosynchronous:

PROTECT and DEFEND trans women

if you put trans women in danger because you can’t help running your fucking mouth, you are the ENEMY and will be ERADICATED

if you are a cis person who scrolled past this without reblogging because you don’t feel like it’s a necessary message for your other cis friends to see, i want you to know you’ve made it that much harder to trust you

(via teddybearmelody)

Asker Anonymous Asks:
hey aquila have you signed the nonbinary petition?
jcatgrl jcatgrl Said:

medicine:

nope.

not all nonbinary trans folks have the same feelings on it. i don’t think nonbinary folks who are for this petition are bad, oppressive people. i’m speaking from the perspective of a cafab nonbinary, intersex black person who is a descendant of enslaved africans who were forced to assimilate to the colonial gender binary enforced on us via white supremacist conquest in the usa. this is the context i’m speaking from. the hierarchy of gender and sex binarism i have engaged with because of my history is coercive. i am not speaking as a “person of color,” i am speaking specifically from how descendants of enslaved peoples interact with colonialism in the usa.

now lemme tell ya why that’s relevant

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descartesthinksnot:

HELLO

The petition to legally recognize non-binary genders expired because it did not reach 100,000 signatures in time.

HERE IS A NEW PETITION. It expires April 20th. DO NOT LET THIS ONE FAIL AS WELL.

(via screamingcrawfish)

vargasii:

THE WHITEHOUSE.GOV PETITION TO LEGALLY RECOGNISE NON-BINARY GENDERS IS ENDING ON MARCH 21ST, 2014 THIS SATURDAY.  I DONT CARE IF YOURE NOT NON-BINARY, I DONT CARE IF YOU DONT HAVE AN ACCOUNT, IT IS UNBELIEVIBLY EASY TO MAKE ONE.

MAKE AN ACCOUNT.

SIGN THE PETITION.

WE HAVE TWO DAYS.

TWO DAYS TO GET 58,000 SIGNATURES.

PLEASE REBLOG THIS POST, EVEN IF YOU HAVE ALREADY SIGNED IT.  WE NEED TO GET THE WORD OUT.

(via bemusedlybespectacled)

cishits:

whinycispeople:

petition for the trans* community to use the word nemecis more often

I’m so mad I didn’t think of this. It’s perfect omfg.

(via transaervania)

Many trans girls, including me, have a habit of romanticizing the cisgender experience. A month or two into my transition, I told my girlfriend that I couldn’t wait until I could look in the mirror and see a pretty girl staring back at me. “You realize that’s never going to happen, right?” was her response. “You’re going to look at your reflection and feel unsatisfied — just like every other woman.” And it’s true: Even the most gorgeous of my friends can list a dozen things she’d change about her appearance. So the next time you’re feeling unattractive, don’t blame yourself; blame capitalism and a beauty culture designed to make you feel that way.

hey guys, i need a little help! someone messaged me asking for advice in helping a friend’s sibling who came out as trans and was received badly by their mom. they asked for some trans*-specific blogs, but unfortunately, most of the blogs i follow are either general lgbt blogs or bisexual blogs. so if any of you have some suggestions or would like to volunteer your own blog for advice/information, that’d be great!!!

obligatory question mark?

elvendork:

next in queer hogwarts fashion: snap bracelets charmed to slap jerks who get huffy about having their cis feelings hurt when they get yelled at by pronoun buttons

(via lgbtlaughs)