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Katastrophe (AKA Rocco Kayiatos) is a mogul in the making. This future hip-hop king makes his own beats and raps (waxes) poetic about a number of topics. His first album, 2004’s Let’s Fuck, Then Talk About My Problems dealt largely with his transition, and the good and bad surrounding all that. His subsequent releases, 2007’s Fault, Lies, and Faultlines and last year’sThe Worst Amazing manage to break away from that theme, managing to talk about disadvantage in education, economic opportunity, queer culture and community. His beats mix the more traditional aspects of hip-hop with dance-pop, electronica and rock inspired tracks. He mixes things up in a way that few in his genre do, and it’s quite refreshing to listen to.

He is also, along with photographer Amos Mac, a founder of Original Plumbing magazine, the first dedicated to FTM culture and life. I’m telling you, mogul in the making.

fast-food-knight:jamesdoesthedew:fuckyeahftms:fyeahqueermusic:

Katastrophe (AKA Rocco Kayiatos) is a mogul in the making. This future hip-hop king makes his own beats and raps (waxes) poetic about a number of topics. His first album, 2004’s Let’s Fuck, Then Talk About My Problems dealt largely with his transition, and the good and bad surrounding all that. His subsequent releases, 2007’s Fault, Lies, and Faultlines and last year’sThe Worst Amazing manage to break away from that theme, managing to talk about disadvantage in education, economic opportunity, queer culture and community. His beats mix the more traditional aspects of hip-hop with dance-pop, electronica and rock inspired tracks. He mixes things up in a way that few in his genre do, and it’s quite refreshing to listen to.

He is also, along with photographer Amos Mac, a founder of Original Plumbing magazine, the first dedicated to FTM culture and life. I’m telling you, mogul in the making.

neutresex:

fuckyeahftms:

Trans Student attacked at CSULB speaks at rally

“I’ve been terrified to come back to campus… The person who attacked me knew my name… pushed me back into a stall and carved “it” into my chest.

For those of you that don’t know why “it” is such a derogatory term, it takes away a person’s humanity. It takes away their personhood and makes them less than human.

Know that what happened to me didn’t just happen to me – it happened to the entire community… Those of us that are visibly queer, those of us that are out about being queer, are scared.”

neutresex:

fuckyeahftms:

Trans Student attacked at CSULB speaks at rally

“I’ve been terrified to come back to campus… The person who attacked me knew my name… pushed me back into a stall and carved “it” into my chest.

For those of you that don’t know why “it” is such a derogatory term, it takes away a person’s humanity. It takes away their personhood and makes them less than human.

Know that what happened to me didn’t just happen to me – it happened to the entire community… Those of us that are visibly queer, those of us that are out about being queer, are scared.”

Trans*Racism, Queer Racism

neutresex:

genderqueer:fireeyedboi:kitchenmagician:browntrannylaments:enumerate:teapower:

I would like to call out my fellow white trans* and genderqueer folks on some serious racism and cultural appropriation I see within the trans*/GQ spaces we dominate. This racism carries extra weight when we are educating cis folks on what language to use when referring to trans* people(s).

First: the term “Two Spirit” belongs to First Nation/Native American/indigenous people. Period. White trans* folks should not use it for ourselves nor should we be telling white cis people what it means without explaining who can (and can’t) use it. (Note: Saying “I’m kind of like a Two Spirit person” or “I would like to use that term for myself since I think it’s really beautiful, oh but I won’t” still counts as appropriating that term.)

Second: your birth/government name is not the same thing as a slave name. I was recently in a closed, mostly white trans space when someone made this comparison. Specifically he was suggesting it as a great, snarky come-back for anyone to use when cis people ask “So what’s your ‘real’ name?” General rule: if you want to talk about an overlap between your oppression and someone else’s whose oppression you don’t share, you should speak from your personal experience of privilege, not your assumptions about their experience of that oppression.

Lastly, and these ones apply to all white queers:

1. Don’t write-off the term “men who have sex with men” as being the same thing as gay men. Gay was named for/by white men and lots of MSM of color don’t use that term for themselves, for various and diverse reasons.

2. No, your experience of being in the closet in white middle-class America is not the same thing as the experience of being DL in a community of color — and no, that’s not because “people of color are more homophobic than white people.” Again: speak from and about your privilege, not for and about someone else’s oppression.

Quoted from here (and whoa, for once, I actually recommend reading the comments).

"It should never be about gender. It should always be about the heart and mind"

-Gene Lerma (via pansexualpride) (via michyy) (via andregardlessof)

Amen.

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kperfetto:

(Via Sociological Images)

… a photo project that is designed to draw our attention to how the kinds of questions we ask transgender people makes them feel like inexplicable Others.

In other words, these questions get asked not only because transgender people break the rules, they get asked because the rest of us can be so inflexible, utterly confounded when other around us challenge our assumptions about the world.

"Being a transsexual is not something we do in the privacy of our own bedrooms; it affects every aspect of our lives, from our driver’s licenses to our work histories, from our birth certificates to our school transcripts to our parents’ wills, and every relationship represented by those paper trails."

Becoming a Visible Man by Jamison Green (via youcouldstay) (via darkangelsluvme)

neutresex:

thegang:

Mr. Transman 2010 contestants. Congratulations Kit!

neutresex:

thegang:

Mr. Transman 2010 contestants. Congratulations Kit!

xxboy:

The Mr. Transman 2010 contestants.

If you haven’t heard, this was an event Murray Hill hosted this past weekend. Village Voice writes:

Murray’s producing what he says is the first-ever female-to-male pageant, Mr. Transman 2010, a pants-packing spin on his legendary Miss Lez Pageant. The festivities pit guys like “beefcake urban cowboy” Tuck Mayo, “facemask-wearing” Sawyer Scissor, and barber Khane Kutzwell against one another in categories such as talent, swimsuit, and realness. The genderqueer judges include Kate Bornstein, Glenn Marla, Geo Wyeth, Our Lady J, and Amos Mac, editor-in-chief of trans-male mag Original Plumbing. What led Hill to create another event granting visibility to an often-overlooked quadrant of the LGBT community? “I went to an Original Plumbing release party a few months ago and was excited about the scene. It’s so diverse now and there are so many ‘gender variants’—that’s what the kids told me is the new language.” As usual, Murray’s got his finger on the pulse.

blackenedbutterfly:

neutresex:

jamesdoesthedew:

fuckyeahftms:


Ryan Sallans changes in facial profile (also look at how his sideburns and facial hair have changed)
First image is from 1 month on testosterone. 
Second image is from 6 months on testosterone.
Third image is 17 months on T
Fourth image is 22 months on T
from ryansallans.com
I am posting this to show how changes from testosterone are cumulative and they take a long time. Some people believe that once you hit your 6 month mark or your 1 year mark your changes are done or that all subsequent changes will not be noticeable. This is a misconception I’ve come across frequently. It’s just not true. I think it stems from the fact that the changes after 6 months - 1 year are less drastic or radical. As someone pre-T to that same person at 6 months on T is going to be very noticeably different. That same person 3, 4, 5+ years down the road will see a huge change in facial structure, bone and musculature and facial hair, it will be less drastic because they will be used to the masculinization and so will the people around them. For me when I look at images and videos from people 6 months on testosterone and then look at them 2 years later, you still see SO many changes. 
I think it’s important for all FTMs who are physically transitioning through HRT to be aware that it is a slow process. Remembering that helped me when I was feeling dysphoric even after a year on T because even though I looked completely male I didn’t look like a man my age or I didn’t like my jaw or I didn’t like my facial hair (when comparing myself to other guys). Being wary of the slowness made it easier for me to deal with any dysphoria. 



Wow, he looks great. I saw him in Gender Rebel 
This is awesome!

Is there a MtF version of this? :o

blackenedbutterfly:

neutresex:

jamesdoesthedew:

fuckyeahftms:

Ryan Sallans changes in facial profile (also look at how his sideburns and facial hair have changed)

First image is from 1 month on testosterone. 

Second image is from 6 months on testosterone.

Third image is 17 months on T

Fourth image is 22 months on T

from ryansallans.com

I am posting this to show how changes from testosterone are cumulative and they take a long time. Some people believe that once you hit your 6 month mark or your 1 year mark your changes are done or that all subsequent changes will not be noticeable. This is a misconception I’ve come across frequently. It’s just not true. I think it stems from the fact that the changes after 6 months - 1 year are less drastic or radical. As someone pre-T to that same person at 6 months on T is going to be very noticeably different. That same person 3, 4, 5+ years down the road will see a huge change in facial structure, bone and musculature and facial hair, it will be less drastic because they will be used to the masculinization and so will the people around them. For me when I look at images and videos from people 6 months on testosterone and then look at them 2 years later, you still see SO many changes.

I think it’s important for all FTMs who are physically transitioning through HRT to be aware that it is a slow process. Remembering that helped me when I was feeling dysphoric even after a year on T because even though I looked completely male I didn’t look like a man my age or I didn’t like my jaw or I didn’t like my facial hair (when comparing myself to other guys). Being wary of the slowness made it easier for me to deal with any dysphoria. 

Wow, he looks great. I saw him in Gender Rebel

This is awesome!

Is there a MtF version of this? :o

neutresex:

genderqueer:transpride:caraobrien:smart-tart:stfuracists:taniada:fuckyeahbisexuals:

[CLICK IMG FOR ORIGINAL PDF]

Airport body scanners spreading across US

blackenedbutterfly:

neutresex:

fuckyeahftms:

Airport body scanners continue to become more and more prevalent at airports across the US and internationally as well.

Source: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap_travel/us_travel_airline_security

This can be an issue for trans individuals. The National Center for Transgender Equality has put together an informative packet which you can view here:

http://www.transequality.org/Resources/NCTE_Body_Scan.pdf

xxboy:

Scott Turner Schofield - Becoming a Man in 127 Easy Steps

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genderqueer:

midnightsnak:

A group of transgender women rest outside the Presidential Palace during an anti discrimination march in Guatemala City, Friday, Feb. 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

genderqueer:

midnightsnak:

A group of transgender women rest outside the Presidential Palace during an anti discrimination march in Guatemala City, Friday, Feb. 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)