"On January 5, 1993, a 22-year-old pre-operative transsexual woman from Seattle, Filisa Vistima, wrote in her journal, “I wish I was anatomically ‘normal’ so I could go swimming… . But no, I’m a mutant, Frankenstein’s monster.” Two months later Filisa Vistima committed suicide. What drove her to such despair was the exclusion she experienced in Seattle’s queer community, some members of which opposed Filisa’s participation because of her transsexuality — even though she identified as and lived as a bisexual woman. The Lesbian Resource Center where she served as a volunteer conducted a survey of its constituency to determine whether it should stop offering services to male-to-female transsexuals. Filisa did the data entry for tabulating the survey results; she didn’t have to imagine how people felt about her kind. The Seattle Bisexual Women’s Network announced that if it admitted transsexuals the SBWN would no longer be a women’s organization. “I’m sure,” one member said in reference to the inclusion of bisexual transsexual women, 4 6 the boys can take care of themselves.” Filisa Vistima was not a boy, and she found it impossible to take care of herself. Even in death she found no support from the community in which she claimed membership. “Why didn’t Filisa commit herself for psychiatric care?” asked a columnist in the Seattle Gay News. “Why didn’t Filisa demand her civil rights?” In this case, not only did the angry villagers hound their monster to the edge of town, they reproached her for being vulnerable to the torches. Did Filisa Vistima commit suicide, or did the queer community of Seattle kill her? (4)"

TW: Transmisogyny, Transphobia, Suicide

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i’ve been talking around this for a long time but yes the systematic desexualisation and segregation of trans women from communities of intimacy and care literally makes us die so haha

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I brought this up recently, although I don’t remember to whom or in what context, beyond pointing out ways cis women have caused the deaths of trans women.

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queerfucker:

tipsfortransfolks:

The recent CBS story regarding nine Swedish women who received uterus transplants undoubtedly caught the attention of transgender women throughout the world. Anyone, with even the slightest awareness of the advancement of medical science, understands that eventually there will be few things left in the realm of impossible. The idea that a transgender woman will one day be able to carry a child in her womb is no longer just an idea. It is a reality of the future.

tell everyone.

If this becomes a thing I think I’d like to donate my uterus to a trans woman.

Yes!!!!

this is fucking AWESOME

OMFG!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Anonymous said: I just told my girlfriends mother that her son is actually her daughter and I am so relieved I could cry. I just had to share with someone how insanely proud and in love I am with her.

I’m confused? you just outted your partner to their parents?????

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Help Niara get her name change!

gayflames:

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Niara is a black trans woman imprisoned in Pennsylvania. Currently, she is struggling to get the money together so she can afford the legal fees associated with changing her name to match her gender identity.

PLEASE, if you can spare ever a few dollars, send her some money to help with these costs!

TO DONATE
1. Go to https://jpay.com/.
2. Type state and inmate ID: Pennsylvania, KU1265
3. Click the name of the prisoner: Herman Burton
4. Register an account
5. Send money

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wheregendergoestodie:

wheregendergoestodie:

(pictured: a lasagna i didn’t make that looks pretty similar to lasagnas i have made)
hello friends! please donate to my gofundme to make a lasagna for my best friend jess!
jess is great and fantastic and absolutely deserves lasagna!
she is also a young QTWoC in an unhealthy living environment and she should come live with us at our house so part of the costs of the lasagna includes the costs of getting her here.
thank you in advance for donating and signal boosting!

alternately, you can just donate directly to our paypal, solemnscruffy@gmail.com. the rewards are the same :)

wheregendergoestodie:

wheregendergoestodie:

(pictured: a lasagna i didn’t make that looks pretty similar to lasagnas i have made)

hello friends! please donate to my gofundme to make a lasagna for my best friend jess!

jess is great and fantastic and absolutely deserves lasagna!

she is also a young QTWoC in an unhealthy living environment and she should come live with us at our house so part of the costs of the lasagna includes the costs of getting her here.

thank you in advance for donating and signal boosting!

alternately, you can just donate directly to our paypal, solemnscruffy@gmail.com. the rewards are the same :)

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Anonymous said: Along with the phalloplasty surgeons, I'd love a list for vaginoplasty surgeons.

This too please! If anyone has a good and up-to-date directory of safe vaginoplasty surgeons (around the world rather than just US would be awesome) please let me know so I can post the links!

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Anonymous said: You know what is frustrating? I would love to find a resource that listed all the surgeons in the United States for phalloplasty procedures. That way, we could compare results, costs, and procedures. Do you know of anything like this?

If anyone knows of any up-to-date directories or resources for something like this please let me know.

Tags: Anonymous

my surgery fundraiser

jobhaver:

hi, im tumblr user jobhaver aka rebeka refuse. im posting a surgery fundraiser on this website today for facial feminization surgeries. i want to be able to afford feminizing surgical procedures for my face because, as a trans woman, i experience extreme dysphoria about my face.

the way my face looks is my number one source of dysphoria and it interferes with my life often. for quite a long period of time i refused to leave the house at all because i didn’t want anyone to see my face. i get extremely upset often, often to the point of tears, when i see my face in mirrors or photographs. i get extremely anxious when people look at me, even sometimes people who are very close to me, because i dont want them seeing my face the way that i see it.

the primary reason i stopped working in the service industry and started doing ‘adult work’ was because i wasn’t making a living wage before and so it would have been impossible for me to afford the surgery i needed to treat my dysphoria and feel comfortable with how i looked and less anxious and self conscious about it.

i have been working in the adult industry for approximately a year now and have escalated my involvement into more and more risky forms of sex work multiple times, each time fueled by an experience of intense dysphoria and despair over being no closer to my goal of being able to afford surgery for myself. despite the fact i am trying to do just about every form of adult work i can think of and am capable of doing, and am now making a living wage, i still am no closer to my goal of saving for this surgery.

i really need help with this, because its theoretically an obtainable thing that can treat my dysphoria, and because it has been out of my reach for so long. the fact that despite so much effort to further my career in the adult industry i am still nowhere closer to getting these procedures has been extremely depressing. im not food unstable or homeless or anything like that anymore, but this is something that i need badly and have needed badly for years and can’t afford.

please donate a little bit if you can afford it and if not please signal boost this for me. thank you so much <3

http://www.gofundme.com/a8ru4o

artivismproject:

You are twenty times as likely to be young and homeless if you are transgender.

artivismproject:

You are twenty times as likely to be young and homeless if you are transgender.

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princessgorgon:

homeless trans girl seeking living arrangements in Columbus, OH area
I’m all out of money (apart from a small transition fund, but spending that on anything but transition-related expenses is absolutely wrong), and I recently left my previous residence under less-than-ideal circumstances, leaving the vast majority of my possessions there
I’m currently temporarily living with a friend in Indianapolis, and can’t afford the gas money to move my junk from there (plus I have an awful lot of it, and it wouldn’t all fit here), and living here is very damaging to my emotional state
Is there anyone in the Columbus area who has room in an apartment or house, and would be willing to put me up? I’m looking for fairly long-term accommodations, and once I get my things in order, I can cover rent and expenses and such that I had missed at any point- I’m unemployed at the moment, but can make an alright amount from turning instruments and
I have an agreeable cat and don’t need much space. He sings (read: yowls and screams) at night sometimes, but he gets better
alternately, if you’re interested in helping me financially, donating to my paypal is an option, though I’m hesitant to accept money at the moment and would much prefer assistance with finding a place to live
please consider asking around or signal boosting- I’d like to meet someone before I live with them, but beggars can’t be choosers
thank you very much &lt;3

princessgorgon:

homeless trans girl seeking living arrangements in Columbus, OH area

I’m all out of money (apart from a small transition fund, but spending that on anything but transition-related expenses is absolutely wrong), and I recently left my previous residence under less-than-ideal circumstances, leaving the vast majority of my possessions there

I’m currently temporarily living with a friend in Indianapolis, and can’t afford the gas money to move my junk from there (plus I have an awful lot of it, and it wouldn’t all fit here), and living here is very damaging to my emotional state

Is there anyone in the Columbus area who has room in an apartment or house, and would be willing to put me up? I’m looking for fairly long-term accommodations, and once I get my things in order, I can cover rent and expenses and such that I had missed at any point- I’m unemployed at the moment, but can make an alright amount from turning instruments and

I have an agreeable cat and don’t need much space. He sings (read: yowls and screams) at night sometimes, but he gets better

alternately, if you’re interested in helping me financially, donating to my paypal is an option, though I’m hesitant to accept money at the moment and would much prefer assistance with finding a place to live

please consider asking around or signal boosting- I’d like to meet someone before I live with them, but beggars can’t be choosers

thank you very much <3

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Anonymous said: Heyo, I just wanted some advice, lately my bestfriend has been talking a lot about trans people and asking questions about it, but in a way to try and get to know how I feel about it better. But sometimes the questions or comments come off as rude/disrespectful to me and they make me uncomfortable/upset. I was just wondering how I should tell them without offending them or coming off as rude.

If a friend of yours is asking questions and making comments about trans issues that are disrespectful and/or rude then you shouldn’t be worried about offending them if you want to call them out and let them know that they’re being shitty. Straight up tell them “hey, when you talk about this stuff you do it in a really disrespectful and ignorant way and it makes me uncomfortable, can you not do that?” 

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thewomanfromitaly:

Uh. Hi everyone. I’m Lynn and I’ve finally decided to uh.. well, ask tumblr for help. I’m moving out of a very abusive environment, but I think I’ve got most of that covered - however, doing so is going to leave me without enough money to pay for my HRT, at least for the first few months and probably longer.If you’re trans, you might already know what kind of hell it is to see yourself finally become something you’re physically proud of - whether or not other people thought you already were beautiful, being able to finally see and feel it in the mirror is possibly one of the most joyous experiences someone can have. It just feels right, after decades of feeling wrong. And then, if you have to stop taking them, you can see and feel all the changes revert. Its horrible, depressing beyond belief, and I actually end up covering my mirrors most of the time now that I’m off of it again.I’ve been on and off of HRT for 3 years now, only on it steadily for maybe half of that time.. and thats a generous estimate.Someone was nice enough to get me spiro about a month ago, but its nearly gone now. No insurance means I have to self medicate, and while dangerous, I have zero other options. It also means its expensive as hell. (45-50$ for 100 tabs of spiro 100, and most of us take 1 or 2 a day. I take 2, which means one bottle lasts about a month and a half)if you’d like to help with this, 100% of any donations will be spent on hormone meds immediately. Hopefully I’ll actually be able to stock up on bottles and then won’t have to worry about the bi-monthly fear of needing to wait 3-4 weeks for delivery.you can contact my inbox if you want, or you can donate directly here!just be aware that my anonymous is currently off. and if you can’t help, just signal boost maybe??
(also i build computers and after the move, would be glad to create one for cost of parts + the price of one bottle of spiro! but for the moment, commissions are closed due to stress and home stability)

thewomanfromitaly:

Uh. Hi everyone. I’m Lynn and I’ve finally decided to uh.. well, ask tumblr for help. I’m moving out of a very abusive environment, but I think I’ve got most of that covered - however, doing so is going to leave me without enough money to pay for my HRT, at least for the first few months and probably longer.

If you’re trans, you might already know what kind of hell it is to see yourself finally become something you’re physically proud of - whether or not other people thought you already were beautiful, being able to finally see and feel it in the mirror is possibly one of the most joyous experiences someone can have. It just feels right, after decades of feeling wrong. And then, if you have to stop taking them, you can see and feel all the changes revert. Its horrible, depressing beyond belief, and I actually end up covering my mirrors most of the time now that I’m off of it again.

I’ve been on and off of HRT for 3 years now, only on it steadily for maybe half of that time.. and thats a generous estimate.

Someone was nice enough to get me spiro about a month ago, but its nearly gone now. No insurance means I have to self medicate, and while dangerous, I have zero other options. It also means its expensive as hell. (45-50$ for 100 tabs of spiro 100, and most of us take 1 or 2 a day. I take 2, which means one bottle lasts about a month and a half)

if you’d like to help with this, 100% of any donations will be spent on hormone meds immediately. Hopefully I’ll actually be able to stock up on bottles and then won’t have to worry about the bi-monthly fear of needing to wait 3-4 weeks for delivery.

you can contact my inbox if you want, or you can donate directly here!
j
ust be aware that my anonymous is currently off. and if you can’t help, just signal boost maybe??


(also i build computers and after the move, would be glad to create one for cost of parts + the price of one bottle of spiro! but for the moment, commissions are closed due to stress and home stability)

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This blog has reached 5,500+ followers

Thank you so much, I love you all!

"A brief summary: I&#8217;m a 20 year old nonbinary transgirl, currently pre any kind of transition. I live with my parents who are NOT supportive about this and to cut a long story short I need to get away from their influence as soon as possible. I have no money, in fact I am heavily in debt from an attempt at university that I failed due to depression, dysphoria and bereavement, and the area I currently live in has very little work available. I&#8217;ve managed to get a temporary job, but it is minimum wages and most of that goes straight to my parents for &#8216;earning your keep&#8217;, they are essentially keeping me under close watch until I am deemed to have been &#8216;forgiven&#8217; for being trans and queer. They are draining me dry and I don&#8217;t know how much longer I can survive like this.
In short, I am asking for donations to help towards:
Paying off my debts
Saving up enough to move away from my parents
Being able to afford clothing more suitable to my identity
Laser hair removal
Speech therapy
Hormone treatment
Possible eventual surgery, not sure at this point.
Basically if you can spare anything, even if it&#8217;s just a couple of pounds, it would be hugely appreciated.
The total to work towards will vary depending on how much I feel is realistic for me to need, which varies.&#8221;Finn&#8217;s GoFundMe Page

"A brief summary: I’m a 20 year old nonbinary transgirl, currently pre any kind of transition. I live with my parents who are NOT supportive about this and to cut a long story short I need to get away from their influence as soon as possible. I have no money, in fact I am heavily in debt from an attempt at university that I failed due to depression, dysphoria and bereavement, and the area I currently live in has very little work available. I’ve managed to get a temporary job, but it is minimum wages and most of that goes straight to my parents for ‘earning your keep’, they are essentially keeping me under close watch until I am deemed to have been ‘forgiven’ for being trans and queer. They are draining me dry and I don’t know how much longer I can survive like this.

In short, I am asking for donations to help towards:

  • Paying off my debts
  • Saving up enough to move away from my parents
  • Being able to afford clothing more suitable to my identity
  • Laser hair removal
  • Speech therapy
  • Hormone treatment
  • Possible eventual surgery, not sure at this point.

Basically if you can spare anything, even if it’s just a couple of pounds, it would be hugely appreciated.

The total to work towards will vary depending on how much I feel is realistic for me to need, which varies.”

Finn’s GoFundMe Page

pendlew1tch:

micdotcom:

‘Orange Is the New Black’ star Laverne Cox just made TV history in a huge way 

When you watch the Emmy Awards on Aug. 25, you will witness living history: For the first time ever, a transgender actor’s name will be read aloud as an Emmy nominee.
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pendlew1tch:

micdotcom:

‘Orange Is the New Black’ star Laverne Cox just made TV history in a huge way 

When you watch the Emmy Awards on Aug. 25, you will witness living history: For the first time ever, a transgender actor’s name will be read aloud as an Emmy nominee.

Read more | Follow micdotcom

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