Trans Student Educational Resources — Today is Give OUT Day – the 24-hour online…

Trans Student Educational Resources — Today is Give OUT Day – the 24-hour online…:

Thursday, April 19th, is Give OUT Day – the 24-hour online fundraising event/only national day of giving for the LGBTQ community –  and we’re asking for your support! Two years ago we came in 5th place for all small national LGBTQ organizations and 4th place for transgender organizations and won a grant! The higher up we are on the scoreboards, the more grant funding we can get through Give OUT Day. Because the scores are based on number of donors and not total donations, even just $1 can help us win $5000! You can donate any amount right now in just a few clicks and schedule your charge date for April 19th, which will help us start the day at the top of the leaderboards! https://buff.ly/2IShZmX

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anarchy-lizard:

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“it’s easy to call people by their correct names and pronouns

you guys are just transphobic”

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“The Next Wave Of Feminism Supports The Empowerment Of All Genders”

“The Next Wave Of Feminism Supports The Empowerment Of All Genders”:

Wow check out this great article on TSER member Lily Zheng’s upcoming book “Gender Ambiguity in the Workplace”!

Dating a Trans Person Changed My Partner’s Life

Dating a Trans Person Changed My Partner’s Life:

Follow this artist on Twitter and tumblr! @madygcomics

Daniela Vega becomes first openly transgender Oscars presenter

Daniela Vega becomes first openly transgender Oscars presenter:

by Kate Feldman 

“But we (transgender people) have a lot to contribute in the sciences, arts and every single discipline. We’re fighting for liberty, to be heard. I see the world is trying to change fast, but in some areas, that change is being blocked.” said Vega.

Dollars, data support record number of transgender U.S. election candidates

Dollars, data support record number of transgender U.S. election candidates:

profeminist:

“Alexandra Chandler was a U.S. Navy intelligence analyst when she came out as a transgender woman in 2006. She could have been fired, but instead she said the conservative Republicans in her chain of command promoted her to division chief.

A decade later, that kind of acceptance was overshadowed by what Chandler called the hate and divisive language of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, prompting her to run for the U.S. House of Representatives.

“The real simplistic answer to why I‘m running: It’s to answer a call. It’s to a answer a call to service like I did after 9/11,” said Chandler, one of more than a dozen Democrats seeking the nomination in the third district of Massachusetts.

Chandler is among an estimated 40 transgender candidates running for all levels of government in the November 2018 elections, an unprecedented number. Many of the candidates will have the backing of advocacy groups such as Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization in the United States.

Read the full piece here

If you shop on Amazon using this link, 1.5% of your purchase…

If you shop on Amazon using this link, 1.5% of your purchase will be donated to us! The promotion ends March 31st so order now to support trans youth! (link)

When Walking While Trans Is a Crime The NYPD says it’s taking a…

When Walking While Trans Is a Crime

The NYPD says it’s taking a more sensitive approach to sex work, but not everyone benefits.

“People always think of a trans woman: ‘You have to sell sex. That’s your dominant job.’ And that’s not what everybody does.”

Read the full article in The Cut.

We’re Hiring!Please share widely:We’re thrilled to continue…

We’re Hiring!

Please share widely:

We’re thrilled to continue hiring trans people to work with us! All of our current positions are part time and most are flexible in location (you will be working remotely). Applicants must reside within the United States. We encourage you to apply to them as soon as possible because we will be doing selections on a rolling basis. If you feel you are qualified, you may apply to multiple positions. If you have any questions, you may contact our membership director Ezra Morales at ezra [at] transstudent.org. Please apply by February 12th, 2018

We make sure our employees are paid at least $15/hour, regardless of their locations.

As with all our jobs, we prioritize trans youth of color (particularly Black and Indigenous trans youth) in our selections. However, applications are open to all. If you are unsure whether or not you are qualified or eligible for a position, please feel free to contact our Membership Director Ezra at ezra [at] transstudent.org with any questions.

About TSER

Trans Student Educational Resources is a youth-led organization dedicated to transforming the educational environment for trans and gender nonconforming students through advocacy and empowerment. In addition to our focus on creating a more trans-friendly education system, our mission is to educate the public and teach trans activists how to be effective organizers. We believe that justice for trans and gender nonconforming youth is contingent on an intersectional framework of activism. Ending oppression is a long-term process that can only be achieved through collaborative action. We are the only national organization led by trans youth and the only one focusing specifically on trans students. Learn more about our history here.

Available Positions: 

Website Manager
$550 hours for around 30 hours of work per year.
Please apply by February 12th, 2018.

Event Coordinator East
$1100 hours for around 65 hours of work per year.
Please apply by February 12th, 2018.

Lead Organizer
$1500 hours for around 90 hours of work per year.
Please apply by February 12th, 2018.

Research Coordinator
$1200 hours for around 75 hours of work beginning in the spring.
Please apply by February 25th, 2018.

Graphic Designer
$500 hours for around 30 hours of work per year
Please apply by February 12th, 2018.

Learn more at www.transstudent.org/jobs!

Join us for this year’s Trans Day of Visibility! TDOV is a…

Join us for this year’s Trans Day of Visibility! 

TDOV is a day to show your support for the trans community! Invite your friends!

TDOV aims to bring attention to the collective accomplishments of trans people around the globe and to the need for trans liberation. We are here to fight transphobia and cissexism by empowering the trans community worldwide!

This year’s theme is “surviving, thriving” (#TransThriving)! This acknowledges the number of major transgender achievements in the past 12 months. We are not only surviving the Trump regime but we are making strides to transform how people think about gender around the world. In the increasingly transphobic global political climate, we must use our newfound visibility to mobilize trans people against oppression. Speaking out, taking direct action, and educating others is critical to our safety and wellbeing. This recognizes that while visibility is important, we must take action against transphobia. Visibility is not enough alone to bring transgender liberation. However, we can use visibility as a vital tool for transgender justice. We would like to thank writer and TSER volunteer Lily Zheng for coming up with this theme.

Learn more on our Facebook event page.

The wonderful Davia Amerasu Spain​ was arrested for self defense…

The wonderful Davia Amerasu Spain​ was arrested for self defense last night. If you or any of your friends are in the Bay Area, please visit the court on 850 Bryant Street in San Francisco on Monday 8:30-11:30 AM to show your support for yet another a wrongly jailed young Black trans woman. If you’re not in the Bay Area, you can sign the petition for the DA to not file charges against her.

Advocate: LGBT youth should feel accepted and importantAmanda…

Advocate: LGBT youth should feel accepted and important

Amanda Rohdenburg was busily drawing what she calls “a casual gender unicorn” on the whiteboard at the Department for Children and Families office in Morristown last month as about 10 people took seats around a small table in the middle of the room.

Already on the whiteboard was a list of the day’s topics, titled “The Gay Agenda.”

Rohdenburg, director of advocacy and director of events and marketing at Outright Vermont, points to the title with a wink and a laugh — it’s typically a nod to homophobic slams at the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, but on Dec. 14, it was simply a list of what Rohdenburg wanted to cover.

Read the full story here.

Can we have like mulpite designs that go together for the sticker thing????????

Yes! Feel free to submit multiple designs for our call for the next TSER sticker.

So how big should the image be for a sticker and what not??

If you’re looking to create our next sticker design, you can send us a square image that is at least 3″ x 3″ at 600 dpi.

5 things you can do to support your trans relatives this holiday…

5 things you can do to support your trans relatives this holiday season

The holidays can be a particularly stressful time for families. They can be fraught with agonizing over finding the perfect gifts, balancing your budget, feigning a deep appreciation for the Glee calendar your Aunt Susan bought for you, and for some, fielding intrusive, insulting, boundary-crossing questions about your gender identity and/or gender expression.

If you’re seeing your trans relative this holiday season here are five tips to help turn your family time into Happy Holidays for all.

Read the full article here.