Dear allies,
Trans people don’t owe you shit.

The basis of most arguments against trans people is that we are not who we say we are, that we are always and only the gender that we were assigned at birth. And so much of that is about having a sense of certainty around gender, that when you were born with a certain set of genitalia, then that must dictate your entire life, and the reality is that that’s not trueA lot of people are not comfortable with that, because then that means they have to begin to question who they are.- Laverne Cox

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Can allies please stop sending me anon messages telling me stories about how they defended trans people or some shit and asking me what I think of it? Like what do you want a fucking cookie or a pat on the back?

Anonymous said: I have a friend that is going through the transition now. She's been my best friend for as long as I can remember, so in an effort to support her I really want to educate myself on the subject. How long does transition take, generally? I mean the biological part, obviously. Um, are there any other websites I could check out? I've known her as Jason for 17 years, so what should I do if I accidentally call her that instead of Jessie? I really don't want to offend her because I love her to death

Your first question confuses me.
Just let her know that you’re trying your best, and apologise when you mess up her pronouns/name. And actually try.

There’s some terms that these young trans people don’t want to hear.

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pinoy-culture:

JUSTICE FOR JENNIFER LAUDE !

END THE MILITARY EXERCISES AND VISITING FORCES AGREEMENT!

KICK OUT THE U.S. MILITARY OUT OF THE PHILIPPINES !

If you live in NYC, come join us for the action and rally on Wednesday, October 15 at 5 pm in front of the Philippines Embassy.

When: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 5 pm.
Where: 556 Fifth Avenue, New York front of the Philippines Embassy

If you haven’t heard already in Philippine news and now some U.S. news outlets like ABC News & The New York Post, yesterday night a transgender woman name Jennifer Laude was found murdered inside the Celzone Lodge on Magsaysay Drive in Olangapo City, Zambales. She was found, strangled with her head leaning over the toilet by one of the hotel attendants who was also a witness. The attendant, Elias Gallamos, witnessed a white man with blonde hair and a marine cut walking out of the hotel room a few minutes after both he and Jennifer went in. According to Elias the suspect left the door open and Elias went to check the room but saw slippers outside the bathroom so believed someone was inside using the room and he left. Later, they returned to check back in the hotel room and discovered Jennifers body.

Earlier on in the night another witness, the victim’s friend, said they met the suspect at the Ambyanz Disco Bar at 10:55 p.m. Jennifer then invited the suspect to the hotel and asked the witness to leave before the suspect found out they were both transgender.

Both witnesses describe the man as having a “white complexion, with marine-style cut of hair,” standing between 5’8″ and 5’10” and between 25 and 30 years old.

The suspect is now detained in the USS Peleliu assault ship as the investigation continues. However according to the VFA any military servicemen who has committed a crime in the Philippines must be held by U.S. officials not Philippine officials. Basically the U.S. military is hiding behind the VFA (which they created) for the suspect and any other military personel stationed on the islands to gain immunity and escape prosecution from Philippines laws.

Now people, especially the family members and friends of Jennifer, are worried that the U.S. ships can leave at any time and justice won’t be served as the suspect and 3 other suspects of the case will not be turned over to Philippines authorities. Though officials say the ship will not be able to leave the port until the case is solved many worry this will not be the case.

We call for the U.S. to turn over the suspects to Philippine officials for investigation. We call for justice for Jennifer Laude in which its clearly a hate crime and for the numerous rape cases by U.S. military who have escaped prosecution. 

JUSTICE !

(via vulvita)

crumb:

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A reward has been offered for information leading to the identity, arrest and prosecution of three suspects in connection with the killing of a transgender woman.

The $50,000 reward stems from the fatal shooting of Aniya Knee Parker on Oct. 2 at about 3:00 a.m., in the area of Melrose and Kenmore avenues in East Hollywood.

According to officials, Parker was shot following a verbal dispute with the suspects, who were described as three Latino males approximately between 20 to 25 years of age.

The reward was announced Friday at an 11 a.m. news conference, Los Angeles police said in a department statement.

Parker was transported to a hospital where she died in surgery.

Parker’s family was present at the conference, pleading for the public’s help.

“We didn’t get a chance to say goodbye,” Parker’s sister Adrian said. “We didn’t get a chance to give her one last hug.”

While police say the murder points to a street robbery gone bad, Parker’s purse was not taken from the scene, and authorities say they are not sure what the suspects may have taken.

The shooting was caught on surveillance video; a fact that means that, while Parker’s family knows they will have to watch it multiple times in order to assist investigation, they are grateful that they are not left to wonder what happened.

“I’m really thankful that it was on video,” Adrian said. “Otherwise, I wouldn’t have known how it happened.”

The video reveals the three suspects confronting Parker, grabbing her purse as she runs across the street. The gunman is then sheet aiming his weapon.

People in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender community suggest the murder was a hate crime.

That’s because it was a fucking hate crime.

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marlaspacecat replied to your post: trans men who follow this blog out wei…

I dont think so. Besides there is no reason trans women and trans men should be throwing each other under the bus thinking one is more privileged than the other.

But trans men are??? because they’re men, and men are more privileged than women. And then there’s also race. Do you really think a trans woman of color has the same privilege as a white trans man? In the queer community there is also a history of there being more visibility for trans men and trans men speaking over trans women.

trans men who follow this blog out weigh the trans women and that worries me. But considering how the trans, queer, and lgbtqa community has fucked over trans women time and time again, I’m not surprised.

mistys-world-of-wonder said: For some reason, I read your url as "trainsgender" first time I saw it

cottonball40 said: If your transgender an have kids someone take them away cause u care about no one but your self

I’m curious as to who follows me.
If you could, reply to this letting me know whether you’re trans, cis, etc.

crumb:

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A reward has been offered for information leading to the identity, arrest and prosecution of three suspects in connection with the killing of a transgender woman.

The $50,000 reward stems from the fatal shooting of Aniya Knee Parker on Oct. 2 at about 3:00 a.m., in the area of Melrose and Kenmore avenues in East Hollywood.

According to officials, Parker was shot following a verbal dispute with the suspects, who were described as three Latino males approximately between 20 to 25 years of age.

The reward was announced Friday at an 11 a.m. news conference, Los Angeles police said in a department statement.

Parker was transported to a hospital where she died in surgery.

Parker’s family was present at the conference, pleading for the public’s help.

“We didn’t get a chance to say goodbye,” Parker’s sister Adrian said. “We didn’t get a chance to give her one last hug.”

While police say the murder points to a street robbery gone bad, Parker’s purse was not taken from the scene, and authorities say they are not sure what the suspects may have taken.

The shooting was caught on surveillance video; a fact that means that, while Parker’s family knows they will have to watch it multiple times in order to assist investigation, they are grateful that they are not left to wonder what happened.

“I’m really thankful that it was on video,” Adrian said. “Otherwise, I wouldn’t have known how it happened.”

The video reveals the three suspects confronting Parker, grabbing her purse as she runs across the street. The gunman is then sheet aiming his weapon.

People in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender community suggest the murder was a hate crime.

That’s because it was a fucking hate crime.

crumb:

Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word Official Promo

Follow the courageous lives of young trans people in this groundbreaking documentary hosted by actress Laverne Cox. Don’t miss ‘The T Word,’ premiering Friday, October 17 at 7/6c on MTV and Logo.

alloutorg:

Shocking: Greek police are rounding up trans women and holding them in police stations where they can be threatened, abused, and forcibly given an HIV test. Greek Government ministers claim it’s for “public safety”.
If thousands of us around the world speak out right now, we can send a strong message to Greece’s leaders that the police harassment needs to stop - and so do forced HIV tests. 
Can you help by signing the petition?
www.allout.org/trans-greece

alloutorg:

Shocking: Greek police are rounding up trans women and holding them in police stations where they can be threatened, abused, and forcibly given an HIV test. Greek Government ministers claim it’s for “public safety”.

If thousands of us around the world speak out right now, we can send a strong message to Greece’s leaders that the police harassment needs to stop - and so do forced HIV tests. 

Can you help by signing the petition?

www.allout.org/trans-greece