ciraida said: if you could share with a cis person accounts that could provide understanding of what it is like being trans, what would you show them/where would you direct them? ideally blogs that you find insightful, forums, bios, etc. thanks!

http://www.google.com/

extendedburnings:

Please reblog this and please donate if you can. Things are pretty dire. All things aside, I’d like to finish college, enter STEM, get a career, and give back to the community, things I know I can do, but not while this is in the way. 

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fuckyeahlavernecox:

Laverne Cox in Kenzo, New York Fashion Week

fuckyeahlavernecox:

Laverne Cox in Kenzo, New York Fashion Week

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straylightjay:

10 questions to never ask a transgender person by Laura Jane Grace

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spencerjai said: Hi I'm spencer and ftm. Just need an answer to a question. I'm ftm and I'm pansexual. I was told that if I'm trans that I can't be pansexual. That is not ok for trans guys to be pansexual. I was just wondering if this is true of not.

Who ever said that is completely wrong. You definitely can be pansexual.

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yamiyuugis:

tedaltmans:

since i already reblogged a post about mel gonzales (pictured right), i didnt want to pass by mentioning scarlett lenh (pictured left), a trans girl who won homecoming queen at her high school in colorado
link to article

tpoc YES

yamiyuugis:

tedaltmans:

since i already reblogged a post about mel gonzales (pictured right), i didnt want to pass by mentioning scarlett lenh (pictured left), a trans girl who won homecoming queen at her high school in colorado

link to article

tpoc YES

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"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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Fuck.

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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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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!!!!!!!!!!!!

**goes off**

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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.

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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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