GenderBlender

Oct 19
pixiebutterandjelly:

cryingalonewithfrankenstein:

This photo always cheers me up a bit. It’s a front-page article from 1955 about Christine Jorgensen, one of the first women to have sex-reassignment surgery.
Since the text is a bit small and I couldn’t find a larger copy, here’s what the small blurb says:
A World of a Difference

George W. Jorgensen, Jr., son of a Bronx carpenter, served in the Army for two years and was given honorable discharge in 1946. Now George is no more. After six operations, Jorgensen’s sex has been changed and today she is a striking woman, working as a photographer in Denmark. Parents were informed of the big change in a letter Christine (that’s her new name) sent to them recently.

This article is 58 years old, and it’s more respectful of Christine’s pronoun choices and name than some publications are today. It makes me happy to see a newspaper be respectful of a trans person’s choice of name and pronouns like that :3

HOLY SHIT its from the Daily News…
I’ve seen some awful headlines from the Daily News… and this isn’t perfect but its better than some artaicles i read now adays from the Daily News.

pixiebutterandjelly:

cryingalonewithfrankenstein:

This photo always cheers me up a bit. It’s a front-page article from 1955 about Christine Jorgensen, one of the first women to have sex-reassignment surgery.

Since the text is a bit small and I couldn’t find a larger copy, here’s what the small blurb says:

A World of a Difference

George W. Jorgensen, Jr., son of a Bronx carpenter, served in the Army for two years and was given honorable discharge in 1946. Now George is no more. After six operations, Jorgensen’s sex has been changed and today she is a striking woman, working as a photographer in Denmark. Parents were informed of the big change in a letter Christine (that’s her new name) sent to them recently.

This article is 58 years old, and it’s more respectful of Christine’s pronoun choices and name than some publications are today. It makes me happy to see a newspaper be respectful of a trans person’s choice of name and pronouns like that :3

HOLY SHIT its from the Daily News…

I’ve seen some awful headlines from the Daily News… and this isn’t perfect but its better than some artaicles i read now adays from the Daily News.

Oct 17
themidwifeisin:

WHOA KIDS.
I just found THIS AMAZING WEBSITE called Trans Birth.  It is “a directory created to connect trans* and gender non-conforming people and their families to midwives, OBGYNs, and doulas who provide welcoming care to our communities.”
WHHHAAATTTT???  I’m sending them a blurb as we speak so that I can be listed on their directory.
Providers - sign up!!  It’s quick and easy.  Let’s make this an awesome resource for trans people!!

themidwifeisin:

WHOA KIDS.

I just found THIS AMAZING WEBSITE called Trans Birth.  It is “a directory created to connect trans* and gender non-conforming people and their families to midwives, OBGYNs, and doulas who provide welcoming care to our communities.”

WHHHAAATTTT???  I’m sending them a blurb as we speak so that I can be listed on their directory.

Providers - sign up!!  It’s quick and easy.  Let’s make this an awesome resource for trans people!!

Oct 13
sallymolay:

Brooke Guinan is the FDNY’s ONLY transgender firefighter. Not only does she save lives everyday as part of her job, she is an inspiration to us all standing up for embracing who you are without fear or shame, but with pride and strength. Brooke tirelessly fights to increase the percentage of women and people of color in the FDNY as well as fight for a continually equal work environment.
Brooke is role model in the So Trans So What campaign. Read more at So Gay So What.

sallymolay:

Brooke Guinan is the FDNY’s ONLY transgender firefighter. Not only does she save lives everyday as part of her job, she is an inspiration to us all standing up for embracing who you are without fear or shame, but with pride and strength. Brooke tirelessly fights to increase the percentage of women and people of color in the FDNY as well as fight for a continually equal work environment.

Brooke is role model in the So Trans So What campaign.
Read more at So Gay So What.

Oct 06

US: Cyndi Lauper opens shelter for homeless GLBTQUAPI young people in the Bronx · PinkNews.co.uk →

Sep 28

TURN A GUNDAM

I wanna talk about Turn A Gundam and Loran Cehack. Turn A Gundam is about a war between a industrial period style post-apocalyptic Earth and a high-tech force of re-colonizers from the moon. In the middle of it, is a scout from the moon, Loran Cehack who lived on the Earth for three years and finds himself in the title vehicle protecting the Earth troops.

Obviously because of the kind of blog this is you gotta address

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Lara Rolla. In Turn A Gundam, the protagonist is instructed by the military to disguise himself as a woman in an alleged effort to confuse his enemies. His reaction is.

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Preeettty casual. No big anime takes, no jumping back three feet with his mouth gasping open. And, when it’s called into question why he’d go along with it

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His concern is generally not with himself or protecting his fragile masculinity, but how he can be of use to others and maintain peace between the forces involved. That’s not to assume the character’s gender identity or sexuality either.

This show’s romance, while a presence, takes a backseat to the war stories. At the very least he seems comfortable enough with his own femininity. He’s not adverse to wearing a dress, and in early episodes occasionally doesn’t bother to correct people when they gender him female while he’s traveling with groups of women.

He seems to be female attracted, whatever orientation he is, as Loran is very conscious of women’s bodies when in compromising situations and both of what you could call his love interests are female.

He also makes use of his convenient female identity when it helps him get what he wants from his opponents or let’s him make peace.

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But, corrects people from Earth he deals with on a regular basis.

But, aside from the obvious, Loran embodies a lot of traits seen as feminine. In a giant robot anime, where everything often boils down to battles of manly wills, he’s a character that’s often servile. He works as a chauffeur to a rich family, he’s loyal to the moon’s royalty to the point of fault, he lets the military leaders push him around, consistently get his name wrong and talk him into wearing the above mentioned dresses.

In fact both his romantic subplots are less sexual and more his respect and desire to serve.

Loran, unlike many hot blooded robot pilots is polite, contemplative and eager to please everyone he comes across. It’s even exploited to the point where learning to stand up for himself while not becoming mean is a character arc.

Also, he’s not jaded or cynical. Loran stays optimistic and kind-hearted through the entire course of what could be considered two wars. Loran is a pacifist in addition, going out of his way to preserve life no matter what side it’s on and only using lethal force to prevent catastrophe.

In this anime, it’s his stereotypically feminine qualities, his desire to be useful, his observance of people’s rights to live and his strong idealism and peacefulness that make him an ideal pilot of the signature robot, as it’s consistently shown that the macho military forces from both sides would use it to dominate the other and create a disaster with it’s ridiculous firepower.

And, it’s nice to see a character like that in a genre and show that are often specifically about angry guys trying to outmatch each other with escalating firepower.

Sep 18

teased-n-denied:

Girls can wear jeans and cut their hair short, wear shirts and boots. ‘Cause it’s OK to be a boy. But for a boy to look like a girl is degrading. ‘Cause you think that being a girl is degrading. But secretly, you’d love to know what it’s like… Wouldn’t you? What it feels like for a girl.

— Charlotte Gainsbourg

A company in Australia by the name of HommeMystere started making lingerie for men in April of 2013. In the beginning, they received a lot of negative publicity, mostly from women fearing their boyfriends or husbands would start wearing lingerie. So much for femininism… Now, they have consistently been making a small fortune and have become quite popular in the fashion capitals of the world. So far:

  • They have made two appearances at the International Lingerie Show in Las Vegas.
  • They have gone public in the United States, France, Sweden, and Japan.
  • They have sold out of four lines of their clothing.
  • And they have reached one million veiws on their YouTube channel.

What is more, because they do not focus on the gay community, they haven’t put any barriers up against straight men who happen to make up the majority of their orders. If that is not success, I do not know what is. Cheers, HommeMystere.

Sep 17

So You Can Fuck Us, What’s Next? // Going Beyond Sex With Trans Women | Viva La Luna →

la-lobalita:

Sister Luna preachin’ that gospel truth!

Sep 17

transfriendly jobs

babybutta:

equiuszahhak:

 i’ve been doing research about jobs/companies that are accepting of trans and the like since i’m going job hunting again next month, and i found this list, which lists trans-friendly businesses. it links to this page, a directory for employers.

tagging so people can see it, i figured this might come in handy for some people!

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOST

Sep 15

midwestgenderqueer:

ryansallans:

While working on a presentation on Working with LGBTQ youth for teachers I found this new campaign - Gender Is Not Uniform. 

Here is a note from the creator: “For me and my friends growing up, being told things like ‘you have to wear this because that’s what boys wear” or “dresses are for not for your body type” was frustrating and a pretty bad time.??

The bottom line for me is, if someone feels happier and more comfortable in a particular ‘type’ of uniform, then that’s something that should be encouraged, not punished. Students have enough to focus on at school, having to fight to be yourself shouldn’t be added to that.”

These kids are so frickin cute!!

Sep 09
outforhealth:

A children’s book about Jazz, a trans girl.