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Aug 25

Trans-Uterus - on trans women being able to carry children →

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.

Aug 23
sugaryumyum:

Argentina: doing it right. After passing a groundbreaking gender identity law on Wednesday, Argentina, which became the first Latin American country to legalize same-sex marriage, now leads the entire world when it comes to trans rights.
The new law, which was passed by 55-0 and is expected to be signed by president Cristina Fernandez, grants trans people the right to legally change their gender identity without having to get approval from doctors or judges–and, importantly, without having to change their bodies at all first. Not having a valid ID that matches your gender identity is a huge barrier to access to education, employment, health care, you name it. As Kalym Sori, an Argentinian trans man said, “This is why the law of identity is so important. It opens the door to the rest of our rights.”

sugaryumyum:

Argentina: doing it right. After passing a groundbreaking gender identity law on Wednesday, Argentina, which became the first Latin American country to legalize same-sex marriage, now leads the entire world when it comes to trans rights.

The new law, which was passed by 55-0 and is expected to be signed by president Cristina Fernandez, grants trans people the right to legally change their gender identity without having to get approval from doctors or judges–and, importantly, without having to change their bodies at all first. Not having a valid ID that matches your gender identity is a huge barrier to access to education, employment, health care, you name it. As Kalym Sori, an Argentinian trans man said, “This is why the law of identity is so important. It opens the door to the rest of our rights.”

Aug 22
wertheyouth:

When an undercover officer saw Monica Jones, a black transgender woman, walking down the street just a few blocks from her house, in an area that the officer described as being “known for prostitution,” that was enough to convince him that she intended to engage in prostitution. It was on that basis that he approached and stopped her.
In April of this year, Monica was convicted of violating this overbroad and vague law. Today she appeals that conviction, and the ACLU, along with other advocacy and civil rights organizations, filed a brief in support of her appeal.
We #StandWithMonica because transgender women of color should be able to walk down the street in their neighborhoods without being arrested, or worse, for simply being themselves.
When Walking Down the Street is a Crime. Chase Strangio, ACLU

wertheyouth:

When an undercover officer saw Monica Jones, a black transgender woman, walking down the street just a few blocks from her house, in an area that the officer described as being “known for prostitution,” that was enough to convince him that she intended to engage in prostitution. It was on that basis that he approached and stopped her.

In April of this year, Monica was convicted of violating this overbroad and vague law. Today she appeals that conviction, and the ACLU, along with other advocacy and civil rights organizations, filed a brief in support of her appeal.

We #StandWithMonica because transgender women of color should be able to walk down the street in their neighborhoods without being arrested, or worse, for simply being themselves.

When Walking Down the Street is a Crime. Chase Strangio, ACLU

Aug 22

BBC casts trans actress to star in UK’s first trans sitcom →

Aug 22
lgbtqblogs:


Two brides have become two of the most kickass women in the world by marrying to protest against homophobia in Russia.
Alina Davis, a 23-year-old trans woman, and Allison Brooks, her 19-year-old partner, donned matching white floor-length bridal gowns and married at a civil registry office earlier this month.
As Davis is still legally regarded as male, the office had no choice but to hand them a marriage certificate.
The couple said officials chided them, and appeared to be violent.
‘She called us the shame of the family and said we need medical treatment … I was afraid my pussycat [an affectionate pet name in Russian] would beat the fuck out of her,’ Davis said on her VK page.
But the couple were allowed to sign the papers, meaning a gay couple in Russia are legally recognized as married – even if it’s through a loophole. . ‘This is an important precedent for Russia,’ Davis said.
Russia banned same-sex marriage and outlawed ‘gay propaganda’ in 2013.

lgbtqblogs:

Two brides have become two of the most kickass women in the world by marrying to protest against homophobia in Russia.

Alina Davis, a 23-year-old trans woman, and Allison Brooks, her 19-year-old partner, donned matching white floor-length bridal gowns and married at a civil registry office earlier this month.

As Davis is still legally regarded as male, the office had no choice but to hand them a marriage certificate.

The couple said officials chided them, and appeared to be violent.

‘She called us the shame of the family and said we need medical treatment … I was afraid my pussycat [an affectionate pet name in Russian] would beat the fuck out of her,’ Davis said on her VK page.

But the couple were allowed to sign the papers, meaning a gay couple in Russia are legally recognized as married – even if it’s through a loophole.
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‘This is an important precedent for Russia,’ Davis said.

Russia banned same-sex marriage and outlawed ‘gay propaganda’ in 2013.

Aug 12

Legendary Boxing Manager and Promoter Kellie Maloney Comes Out as a Trans Woman

autostraddle:

Legendary Boxing Manager and Promoter Kellie Maloney Comes Out as a Trans Woman

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Boxing is considered by many to be a great bastion of maleness and masculinity, but that wasn’t enough to stop Kellie Maloney from living the life she knew that she had to. In an exclusive interview with The Mirror, the legendary boxing manager and promoter came out and revealed that she has been undergoing hormone therapy and taking other steps in her transition for the past two years. At the…

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Aug 12

quote When TERFs like Robin Morgan (who supplied Sheila Jeffreys’ Gender Hurts a glowing recommendation) threatened to disrupt the 1973 West Coast Lesbian Feminist Conference unless the conference vote to eject trans women, the conference voted to instead keep trans women. Radical Feminists like Robin Tyler were physically beaten for trying to protect trans women from TERFs. Even though the conference overwhelmingly supported the inclusion of trans women, trans women left so that the conference wouldn’t be destroyed by TERFs. When TERFs threatened to boycott the iconic women’s music collective, Olivia Records unless it voted to eject trans women from the collective, Olivia instead voted to keep trans women. However, after the collective began receiving death threats, trans women left to prevent potential physical assaults and the threatened destruction of the entire collective by TERFs. Ironically, both of these cases are cited by TERFs as evidence of an inherent male-essenced trans aggression.

this article by Cristan Williams

(sources are linked from the article)

TERFs don’t make any fucking sense.

(via audscratprophetlilith)

Forgot to add:

At the 1973 West Coast Lesbian Feminist Conference, a heterosexual woman - and TERF - the aforementioned Robin Morgan tried to instigate a mob against Beth Elliott, calling her a male rapist.

So like a heterosexual TERF directly acted to eject a trans lesbian from a lesbian conference.

Like that’s TERFs. 

(via lisaquestions)

Aug 12

6 of 214 International LGBT-themed Movies of 2013-2014
KUMU HINA
DIRECTORS: Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson
USA, 2013, 74 Min.
Language: English

Kumu Hina is a powerful film about the struggle to maintain Pacific Islander culture and values within the westernizing society of modern day Hawai’i. It is told through the lens of an extraordinary Native Hawaiian woman who is both a proud and confident mahu, or transgender person, and an honored and respected kumu, or teacher, cultural practitioner, and community leader.

Hinaleimoana Wong Kalu is the charismatic hula teacher of a public charter school dedicated to native Hawaiian culture. As she prepares her male high school students for a year-end dance and song performance, they’re lazy and uninspired—except for Ho’onani, a sixth-grade tomboy with an abundance of , or male energy, who insists on joining the boys. Like her teacher Kalu, Ho’onani is “in the middle,” and her potential special status as amahu endows her with healing, teaching, and leadership powers that have been suppressed by 200 years of colonization and violence. That ugly history, which continues in the form of present-day railroad construction on Oahu, has also disturbed traditional Hawaiian burials, which Kalu has been appointed by the governor to investigate. But her dedication as a cultural leader is sorely tested by her relationship with her younger husband, who loves to drink kava root, expresses his love through jealousy, and needs Hina’s advice simply when he misses his bus for work. At a time when gender-nonconforming people are marginalized and mistreated the world over, Kalu has devoted her life to helping everybody around her be best they can be through native Hawaiian values. But while those values preach unconditional love, honor, and respect for all—the true meaning of aloha, embodied in graceful dance and song—Kalu is challenged in all facets of her life. 

Emmy Award–winning filmmakers Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson (Out in the Silence, Frameline34) paint an inspiring portrait of a beautifully strong and wise teacher who is shaping young hearts and minds to ensure that there is a place “in the middle” for all.

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Aug 04

Meet Shaardra: The Trans Woman Iconic for Pathfinder!

amazonchique:

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The new Paizo blog for today is a Meet the Iconics for the upcoming Advanced Class Guide, but this time it’s special; This time it’s my iconic, Shaardra: A curvy dwarven trans woman of color!

Read her whole story here on the Paizo blog and spread the word!

Jul 24
an-andreja-pejic-blog:

Model Andreja Pejic comes out publicly as a transgender woman, shares her experience with media and Facebook fans
By Dani Heffernan, Media Strategist at GLAAD |


July 24, 2014





Fashion model Andreja Pejic tonight shared her life and experience as a transgender woman exclusively with Entertainment Tonight, People.com and Style.com. The acclaimed model who has appeared on covers of Elle and French Vogue, announced that she will only be modeling women’s fashion going forward and that her agency supports her transition. She also told the press that she is supported by her family in Australia and friends around the world.
Andreja drafted a message for her Facebook fans and Instagram followers. She will now be tweeting from @andrejapejic.
GLAAD worked with Pejic and her team this week as she prepared to tell her story.
She told GLAAD:  "To all trans youth out there, I would like to say respect yourself and be proud of who you are. All human beings deserve equal treatment no matter their gender identity or sexuality. To be perceived as what you say you are is a basic human right."
She also posted a selfie on Facebook with a message to her fans:"As a transgender woman I hope to show that after transition (a life-saving process) one can be happy and successful in their new chapter.”
Pejic has received international attention modeling men’s and women’s collections on runways and in ad campaigns. She began modeling in 2007, and since then has been named to the Out 100 and received a NewNowNext award for style. She has been on the covers of Elle, New York, and many more, and walked the biggest international runways. In 2013, she co-starred in David Bowie’s music video, “The Stars are Out Tonight,” alongside Tilda Swinton.
Pejic is one among many trans models finding growing acceptance as visibility of trans people in the media increases. In 2008, Isis King made headlines as the first trans woman model to compete on America’s Next Top Model. In 2010, model Lea T came out to the world as transgender in French Vogue. In January of this year, a Barney’s New York ad campaign featured all trans and gender non-conforming models. Earlier this year, supermodel Naomi Campbell spoke out at the GLAAD Media Awards in support of Carmen Carrera and other trans models.
As blogger and advocate Monica Roberts has pointed out, the way was paved by trans models like Caroline Cossey, Tracy Africa Norman, and Roberta Close in previous decades, and now models like Ines Rau, Arisce Wanzer, Valentijn De Hingh, Geena Rocero, and many more are a growing presence in the fashion world.
Show your support for Andreja by commenting on her Facebook, Instagram or tweeting @andrejapejic

an-andreja-pejic-blog:

Model Andreja Pejic comes out publicly as a transgender woman, shares her experience with media and Facebook fans

By Dani Heffernan, Media Strategist at GLAAD |

July 24, 2014

Fashion model Andreja Pejic tonight shared her life and experience as a transgender woman exclusively with Entertainment Tonight, People.com and Style.com. The acclaimed model who has appeared on covers of Elle and French Vogue, announced that she will only be modeling women’s fashion going forward and that her agency supports her transition. She also told the press that she is supported by her family in Australia and friends around the world.

Andreja drafted a message for her Facebook fans and Instagram followers. She will now be tweeting from @andrejapejic.

GLAAD worked with Pejic and her team this week as she prepared to tell her story.

She told GLAAD:  
"To all trans youth out there, I would like to say respect yourself and be proud of who you are. All human beings deserve equal treatment no matter their gender identity or sexuality. To be perceived as what you say you are is a basic human right."

She also posted a selfie on Facebook with a message to her fans:
"As a transgender woman I hope to show that after transition (a life-saving process) one can be happy and successful in their new chapter.”

Pejic has received international attention modeling men’s and women’s collections on runways and in ad campaigns. She began modeling in 2007, and since then has been named to the Out 100 and received a NewNowNext award for style. She has been on the covers of Elle, New York, and many more, and walked the biggest international runways. In 2013, she co-starred in David Bowie’s music video, “The Stars are Out Tonight,” alongside Tilda Swinton.

Pejic is one among many trans models finding growing acceptance as visibility of trans people in the media increases. In 2008, Isis King made headlines as the first trans woman model to compete on America’s Next Top Model. In 2010, model Lea T came out to the world as transgender in French Vogue. In January of this year, a Barney’s New York ad campaign featured all trans and gender non-conforming models. Earlier this year, supermodel Naomi Campbell spoke out at the GLAAD Media Awards in support of Carmen Carrera and other trans models.

As blogger and advocate Monica Roberts has pointed out, the way was paved by trans models like Caroline Cossey, Tracy Africa Norman, and Roberta Close in previous decades, and now models like Ines Rau, Arisce Wanzer, Valentijn De Hingh, Geena Rocero, and many more are a growing presence in the fashion world.

Show your support for Andreja by commenting on her Facebook, Instagram or tweeting @andrejapejic