Finding pis like this are critical in helping people move past the stigma of being transgendered. Being able to see the statistics on suicide, as well as numbers and explanations of just what transgendered is, is needed to move to a place where being transgendered is understood and accepted by society.
"You're too masculine to be a girl, and too feminine to be a boy." "Why can't I just be both?" OR NEITHER? [click on this image to find a short clip and analysis of a gender category in Samoan culture that explodes the gender binary] Source: Trans* Toons (http://transtoons.tumblr.com/post/44249001748/i-know-that-i-don-t-have-to-categorize-myself)
Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day meant to honor the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. Take a look at this short history of transgender visibility. See more at glaad.org
"Language matters. Show respect for transgender people by using proper pronouns--their pronouns" [click on this image to find an insightful short clip featuring a number of trans activists answering the question, "How do you describe your gender identity?"] Artist: Sam M. (http://alphabonesoup.tumblr.com/post/47701756403)
no matter who you are, please please remember that an item of clothing does not and will never only be meant for one gender, every gender is able to wear any clothes they want and people should really promote this and not shame someone because it does not fit into the “stereotypical view of society”, by shaming someone for wearing what they want because it just leads to people feeling more oppressed than they do in society !
What's Normal Anyway? By Morgan Boecher How would you define normal? Is it when you wear shoes on your feet at the mall or eat toast for breakfast? Is it when you re female and feel like a woman? What s Normal Anyway? discusses the trans male experience through the story of Mel, who takes the big risk of being himself and transitioning from female to male.