radtransfem:

skysquids:

ciscritical-not-cisphobic:

Where is the meme that Chelsea Manning coming out as trans is going to help her get out of prison even coming from?

they seem to think that trans women are actually unicorns or mythical tales which cannot be held by any walls.  i think they don’t actually know what we are.

as queer theoreticians can’t stop telling us, by our very nature we transgress boundaries, undermining and subverting fixed binary meanings such as “inside” and “outside” jail. by coming out as trans, Chelsea has become not a person but a discourse, capable of existing both within and without the prison-industrial system, ultimately calling that whole system into question.

or, bullshit aside (though we damn well SHOULD question the system), being a trans* woman (out or otherwise; they’re different selections from the buffet of shit) is going to make those 35 years last a lifetime. :/

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posted 1 year ago (® ciscritical-not-cisphobic)
kev-gnapoor:

pretendpagan:

Trans* activists in Mexico City, protesting violence against the LGBTQ community.

This is a very beautiful picture.

kev-gnapoor:

pretendpagan:

Trans* activists in Mexico City, protesting violence against the LGBTQ community.

This is a very beautiful picture.

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posted 1 year ago (® tzintzuntzan)

fuzzyhorns:

hobbitdragon:

theprophetlilith:

miss-sakamoto:

I don’t give a shit why I’m trans or the biological and psychological theories about it.

Hell, even if am just doing this for no more reason than it feels good, it is still a perfectly valid way to live my life and I still deserve respect.

COSIGNED.

COSIGNED

yup.

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posted 1 year ago (® ms-tyrell)

amaditalks:

foxski:

“The Human Rights Campaign asked us to take down our trans* flag because ‘marriage equality is not a transgender issue.’

They said this to one of our activists as well as a transgender person who held the flag. We stood our ground, and flew our flag proudly.

That flag flew behind the podium ALL day today, keep an eye for it on the news.”

This apparently happened twice. Well done, HRC. Well done. But I’m not allowed to be critical of your campaign. Get the fuck out of here.

Tell me again who you’re creating “safe space” for with all your red HRC logos? HRC isn’t shit. It’s just that simple. They aren’t shit.

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posted 1 year ago (® foxski)

lierdumoa:

delladilly:

[snipped]

I was expecting this to be meta on how Disney’s The Little Mermaid is a trans narrative. And while I can appreciate a more broadly feminist interpretation of the film, I am kind of surprised/disappointed that the author of this meta failed to acknowledge that much of the feminist subtext in this movie is specifically and intentionally transgender.

For example, Ursula stealing Ariel’s voice: when the medical science of hormone treatment/sex reassignment surgery was first put into practice, transgender individuals were required take on entirely new identities, keep their former identities secret, and cut off all contact with their former friends/family *as a condition* of recieving treatement. The entire Ursula-Ariel relationship is an allegory for the historical exploitation of the transgender community by the medical/psychiatric community.

Lets not forget that the main character is named Ariel, after Shakespeare’s famous character of indeterminate sex/gender.

Read The Tempest, you guys.

reblogging for further commentary— thanks! i didn’t know a lot of this.

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posted 1 year ago (® delladilly)
outbuyingsoysauce:

butchrag:

thugzmansion:
Aya Kamikawa (born January 25th, 1968) is the only openly trangender person to currently hold official office in Japan. She was elected as municipal official to Tokyo in 2003. When submitting her election application papers it is noted that she left a blank space for “sex.”Despite the Japanese government announcing that they would continue to see her officially as male, Kamikawa stated she would work as a woman.She was re-elected in 2007 for a second four-year-term seat.She uses her official position to improve rights for women, children, the elderly, handicapped and LGBT people.

If only “女性” (female) weren’t in quotes…

outbuyingsoysauce:

butchrag:

thugzmansion:

Aya Kamikawa (born January 25th, 1968) is the only openly trangender person to currently hold official office in Japan. She was elected as municipal official to Tokyo in 2003. When submitting her election application papers it is noted that she left a blank space for “sex.”

Despite the Japanese government announcing that they would continue to see her officially as male, Kamikawa stated she would work as a woman.

She was re-elected in 2007 for a second four-year-term seat.

She uses her official position to improve rights for women, children, the elderly, handicapped and LGBT people.

If only “女性” (female) weren’t in quotes…

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posted 1 year ago (® lesbian-app)
fuckyeahsouthasia:

mehreenkasana:


Humans of Karachi
Earlier this year, transgenders finally won the right to be recognized as a “third gender” in Pakistan. When I asked her if I could photograph her, she said she was no one and I should go photograph her guru. I asked her then if she did not consider herself a ‘Human of Karachi’? After about 10 seconds of silence, she agreed to an entire photo shoot.

Yes, yes, yes.

Pakistan, uppin’ it.

fuckyeahsouthasia:

mehreenkasana:

Humans of Karachi

Earlier this year, transgenders finally won the right to be recognized as a “third gender” in Pakistan. When I asked her if I could photograph her, she said she was no one and I should go photograph her guru. I asked her then if she did not consider herself a ‘Human of Karachi’? After about 10 seconds of silence, she agreed to an entire photo shoot.

Yes, yes, yes.

Pakistan, uppin’ it.

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posted 1 year ago (® mehreenkasana)
seam of skin and scales

awildofnothing:

via myfavoritedemons

I cannot describe how much I enjoyed reading this. If you have a minute, click the link, I promise you won’t be disappointed.

Favorite quote:

I am done with traps. I am done with the philosophy of traps, and I am done with the feminism of who owns my body for what cause.
It is time for something that tells you that I am here for blood—my blood, the blood of my loved ones, the blood of the people who have battered themselves against my life and found me still here.

It is time for a feminism of the monstrous.

That is this body. That is this me. That is the voice that says get your names off of my parts and your hands off them too, that says stop colonizing my reality and telling me what I mean without listening to a word I say.

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posted 1 year ago (® awildofnothing)
abbeyisnotclever:

lafemmeindienne:


An Indian dancer from the transgender community sits in the lap of a participant as part of a performance during a conference in New Delhi on June 2, 2012. The event, called the first national Hijra Habba, brought together transgenders, eunuchs, government representatives and non-governmental organizations to discuss ways of achieving equality for members of the community in India. (Kevin Frayer/Associated Press) #

Trans*Indians. Yes.

Beautiful.

abbeyisnotclever:

lafemmeindienne:

An Indian dancer from the transgender community sits in the lap of a participant as part of a performance during a conference in New Delhi on June 2, 2012. The event, called the first national Hijra Habba, brought together transgenders, eunuchs, government representatives and non-governmental organizations to discuss ways of achieving equality for members of the community in India. (Kevin Frayer/Associated Press) #

Trans*Indians. Yes.

Beautiful.

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posted 2 years ago (® fuckyeah-india)
canisfamiliaris:

What’s So Bad about A Boy Who Wants to Wear A Dress?
The night before Susan and Rob allowed their son to go to preschool in a dress, they sent an e-mail to parents of his classmates. When Alex was 4, he pronounced himself “a boy and a girl,” but in the two years since, he has been fairly clear that he is simply a boy who sometimes likes to dress and play in conventionally feminine ways. Alex, they wrote in their email, “has been gender-fluid for as long as we can remember, and at the moment he is equally passionate about and identified with soccer players and princesses, superheroes and ballerinas (not to mention lava and unicorns, dinosaurs and glitter rainbows).” They explained that Alex had recently become inconsolable about his parents’ ban on wearing dresses beyond dress-up time. After consulting their pediatrician, a psychologist and parents of other gender-nonconforming children, they concluded that “the important thing was to teach him not to be ashamed of who he feels he is.” Thus, the purple-pink-and-yellow-striped dress he would be wearing that next morning. For good measure, their e-mail included a link to information on gender-variant children.
[photo: New York Times]

canisfamiliaris:

What’s So Bad about A Boy Who Wants to Wear A Dress?

The night before Susan and Rob allowed their son to go to preschool in a dress, they sent an e-mail to parents of his classmates. When Alex was 4, he pronounced himself “a boy and a girl,” but in the two years since, he has been fairly clear that he is simply a boy who sometimes likes to dress and play in conventionally feminine ways. Alex, they wrote in their email, “has been gender-fluid for as long as we can remember, and at the moment he is equally passionate about and identified with soccer players and princesses, superheroes and ballerinas (not to mention lava and unicorns, dinosaurs and glitter rainbows).” They explained that Alex had recently become inconsolable about his parents’ ban on wearing dresses beyond dress-up time. After consulting their pediatrician, a psychologist and parents of other gender-nonconforming children, they concluded that “the important thing was to teach him not to be ashamed of who he feels he is.” Thus, the purple-pink-and-yellow-striped dress he would be wearing that next morning. For good measure, their e-mail included a link to information on gender-variant children.

[photo: New York Times]
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posted 2 years ago (® canisfamiliaris)
nationalpost:

Transgender student named prom queen at Ontario high schoolThe night of her high school prom, Connor Ferguson anxiously pulled on a floor-length leopard print dress and slipped her feet inside six-inch high heels covered in glitter.Despite adoring the outfit she’d chosen, the 18-year-old transwoman from Trenton, Ont., considered not going to the prom at all, worried her peers might say something nasty or rude. She never expected they would name her prom queen.“It was absolutely unreal. I’ll definitely remember that moment forever,” said Ferguson, who was crowned queen at Trenton High School on June 22.“The cheers from classmates was overwhelming as well … So much support I cannot even put it into words.”

nationalpost:

Transgender student named prom queen at Ontario high school
The night of her high school prom, Connor Ferguson anxiously pulled on a floor-length leopard print dress and slipped her feet inside six-inch high heels covered in glitter.

Despite adoring the outfit she’d chosen, the 18-year-old transwoman from Trenton, Ont., considered not going to the prom at all, worried her peers might say something nasty or rude. She never expected they would name her prom queen.

“It was absolutely unreal. I’ll definitely remember that moment forever,” said Ferguson, who was crowned queen at Trenton High School on June 22.

“The cheers from classmates was overwhelming as well … So much support I cannot even put it into words.”

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posted 2 years ago (® nationalpost)