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Trans folks and the Genderqueer


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thugzmansion: "Happy Black History Month! Marsha P Johnson and why she rules. She was an American transgender rights activist, Queen of Stonewall and Transgender Revolutionary. She was a co-founder, Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries (S.T.A.R.) in the early 1970s and became the “mother” of S.T.A.R. House along with Sylvia Rivera, getting together food and clothing to help support the young trans women living in the house on the lower East Side of New York."


Fierce Fest 2014 was amazing! Here's my review of it. =) I don't think I've ever been in a crowd of trans and genderqueer folks who got to relax and be comfortable.

  • Wendy Stone
    Wendy Stone

    Amazing write up on creating a safe space.

  • Leilah Thiel
    Leilah Thiel

    Thanks so much!

How Far to Fall - Forcing people to live in fear shows nothing but a cruel disregard of their lives. By Aurynn Shaw. "I'm good at writing code. I enjoy playing with languages and I'm deeply interested in graph theory. I'm also unwelcome in the tech community, and I'm here to explain why I, and others like me, will always be at risk of losing everything if tech culture does not change."

How Far to Fall

Andrej Pejic comes out as transgender woman

  • ♚Gabriella♚

    Respect. I have so much respect for this woman!

  • Leilah Thiel
    Leilah Thiel

    I really loved this part: "About a year and a half ago, I reevaluated things," said Pejic. ”I was proud of my gender nonconforming career. But my biggest dream was to be comfortable in my own body. I have to be true to myself and the career is just going to have to fit around that."

Nunya bznz, newai

  • Leilah Thiel
    Leilah Thiel

    Sorry, I'm not understanding. You can't tell a curious toddler not to worry about strangers' gender? Do you have a similar difficulty explaining why they aren't to swear like a sailor in public? Or does this strange affliction only apply when confronted with someone whose gender you can't tell and is none of your business?

  • Leilah Thiel
    Leilah Thiel

    I think you'll find that many niceties in polite society may not make sense to a toddler. That doesn't mean that they never need to learn them. Regardless, most of the young kids I know don't have the faintest difficulty grasping "I'm not sure, sweetheart, but that is a lovely dress they're wearing. Want a Cheerio?"

  • Leilah Thiel
    Leilah Thiel

    See, this is a phrase I hear a lot, usually about queer folk. It's a way to say that queer or trans* people shouldn't exist in public spaces - because they'd be hard to explain to children. Now, I'd love to be able to see the humour in that line... but I'd be hard-pressed to find it without making trans* and gender non-conforming people themselves the joke.

There's a GoFundMe up to help cover funeral costs and a small service for @ SammysSweets. Please help Chloe to rest, and spare some thought to all those trans folks who don't make it through.

Click here to support Please Help Lay Chloe to Rest by Em Miller

Transgender woman turned away by Canadian Blood Services in Vancouver | Georgia Straight

  • Craig Imig
    Craig Imig

    That's terrible. : (

  • Leilah Thiel
    Leilah Thiel

    Yeah, there have been a lot of reports coming in of inconsistent treatment by CBS for trans folks, as well as LGB folks. Someone even said they were refused because they got a STI screen every year.

  • lofi

    Because, you know, why would they want someone who gets screened like everyone should?

RIP Samantha Sweets. Another who is gone too soon.

Trans men have babies too.

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.my mother always wanted a tattoo where the snakes eye was her nipple. this rules.

Trans woman Avery Edison held in Canadian men's jail over visa issue - Twitter users lobby for U.K. comedian, who is being held at a men-only correctional facility.

  • Christina Salm
    Christina Salm

    They moved her thank goodness

  • Leilah Thiel
    Leilah Thiel

    I just saw, I'm so glad! She's in Vanier now. Go, Twitter. =)

  • Dona Baker
    Dona Baker

    Looks like we need to rework our our correctional laws here in Canada. What an international embarrassment and I am sure a scary ordeal for Ms. Edison.

The Stream - India's third gender: A marginalised social class #Hijras

Lana Wachowski, of The Matrix, V for Vendetta, and Cloud Atlas.

Lana Wachowski Biography - Facts, Birthday, Life Story

Cauda Pavonis writes "Older queers tend to fall off the map full stop. Trans people, even more so. But we don’t disappear once we stop being, basically, fashionable. Supporting our young people is important, but we need to show them we have a future, too. I literally cannot envision my own future. There are no images of older men like me." Hunter photos by© Jess T. Dugan

Cauda Pavonis writes "This legit makes me want to cry because I have never seen a picture of an older trans man naked. It’s always young guys, usually much younger than me. It’s like we don’t have a future, an adulthood, a middle age, an old age. It’s like we just stop." Hunter photos by© Jess T. Dugan

Terrence Higgins Trust have produced free booklets addressing the sexual health and well-being needs of trans men and women.

  • Jaicey💕 Wisniewski
    Jaicey💕 Wisniewski

    love ♥!!

"Fuck gender roles."

  • Sham AMer Longwood
    Sham AMer Longwood

    I agree but I respectfully say I'd look ridiculous... in dress

  • Leilah Thiel
    Leilah Thiel

    It's all about picking the right dress, Sham AMer Longwood. =)

  • Diane Kerstein
    Diane Kerstein

    Gotta swing your hips. That's the key, Vinny.

  • Dizzy Femme
    Dizzy Femme

    VERY cool pic. Funny comments, too!

Isis King, Transgender America's Next Top Model contestant lands major new American Apparel campaign.

  • Sham AMer Longwood
    Sham AMer Longwood

    Hey thats my Girls... cousin lmao

  • David Barzaga
    David Barzaga


'Christer Strömholm: Les Amies de Place Blanche' Captures Transexuals Of Paris Red Light District In 1960s. Strömholm photographed these transgender "ladies of the night," who were biological males forced into selling their bodies to raise funds to pay for sexual reassignment surgery. Born in Sweden, Strömholm moved to the Parisian neighborhood of Pigalle in 1959, where he walked the streets and became intimate friends with the night owls and prostitutes he met along the way.

Transgender Ladies Of The Night
  • Happy Drains
    Happy Drains

    Great photo.

'Christer Strömholm: Les Amies de Place Blanche' Captures Transexuals Of Paris Red Light District In 1960s Although aesthetically the images embody the sexualized 60s femininity that makes "Mad Men" fans drool, their message is dramatically forward-thinking. The images celebrate the freedom to choose one's identity and the hope that softens the sacrifices we make to construct ourselves. "Les Amies de Place Blanche" will September 2 at the International Center of Photography in New York.

Transgender Ladies Of The Night

'Christer Strömholm: Les Amies de Place Blanche' Captures Transexuals Of Paris Red Light District In 1960s. It follows, then, that his photographs don't look like those of a voyeur or an outsider, but of an intimate friend. In these moments of pure beauty, Strömholm's subjects get a chance to become the women they want to be: young, sexy, vivacious, and carefree.

Transgender Ladies Of The Night

Against Me! singer Tom Gabel reveals plans to begin living as a woman in the new issue of RS. Gabel, who has dealt privately with gender dysphoria for yrs, will soon begin the process of transition, by taking hormones and undergoing electrolysis treatments. Gabel will eventually take the name Laura Jane Grace, and will remain married to her wife Heather. "For me, the most terrifying thing about this was how she would accept the news," says Gabel. "But she's been super-amazing and understanding."

Tom Gabel of Against Me Comes Out as Transgender
  • Will McGarvey
    Will McGarvey

    Yup, you thought you had worries? More power and presence to you Sib...

  • Lindsey Burdgick
    Lindsey Burdgick

    I found this very touching. I am amazed at his understanding wife. I hope this often difficult journey will go as smoothly as possible for them.

  • Wendy Probst
    Wendy Probst

    Wow, great support system. I hope Your transition time is a joyful time.

Devin Trujiilo's transvestite twin

T Cooper & Allison,Photograph by Clayon Cotterell - Out Magazine.

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Brazilian model Roberta Close was the first pre-operative transsexual model to pose for the Brazilian edition of Playboy magazine. After undergoing gender reassignment surgery in 1989, Close posed nude for a Brazilian men's magazine called Sexy and was then voted "Most Beautiful Woman in Brazil."

10 Gorgeous Women (Who Were Born Male) - ODDEE
  • Gina Minton
    Gina Minton

    They are really beautiful.

  • traci lynn
    traci lynn

    Oh well, im natural, no where as beautiful,,,dang! Lol


    so lovely.....

  • jessica

    I never stood a chance.

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