anarchy-lizard: [Image transcription: “it’s easy to call people…

anarchy-lizard:

[Image transcription:

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

you guys are just transphobic”

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Trans High Schooler Prevails Over Discriminatory Principal “If…

Trans High Schooler Prevails Over Discriminatory Principal

“If I(Pham’s friend, Tatjana) wore that same outfit, there would be no problem, no one would say anything. So why treaty Kami any different just because of what her birth certificate says?”

https://www.advocate.com/transgender/2018/4/04/trans-high-schooler-prevails-over-discriminatory-principal

Businesses Can’t Fire Trans Employees for Religious Reasons,…

Businesses Can’t Fire Trans Employees for Religious Reasons, Federal Appeals Court Rules in Landmark Decision

“On Wednesday, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employment discrimination against transgender people. It also held that employers may not use the Religious Freedom Restoration Act to justify discrimination against LGBTQ workers.”

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/03/sixth-circuit-rules-businesses-cant-fire-transgender-employees-for-religious-reasons.html

Translation of what a conversation I had with a nice boy Also I…

Translation of what a conversation I had with a nice boy
Also I am submitting the original description of himself bc it is gold

gaywrites: This. [Image: A screenshot of a tweet by user @ Miz…

gaywrites:

This.

[Image: A screenshot of a tweet by user @ Miz Dana Claire. The text reads: “Hearing Republicans say that, look, massacres of kids are very sad but we just can’t limit people’s basic freedoms… …is weird if you’re a trans person who’s been listening to a years-long debate about whether you need to be banned from public bathrooms TO KEEP CHILDREN SAFE.”] 

I complained about transphobia in a closed group, which made…

I complained about transphobia in a closed group, which made this random guy assume that I was a trap. Gross.

I have been sitting on this transcript (sorry I don’t have screencaps) for almost two years now and…

I have been sitting on this transcript (sorry I don’t have screencaps) for almost two years now and had to share it. A month or two after I came out, one of my siblings contacted me out of the blue on Steam with this. For context, I am a trans woman (mtf) and have been married to a woman I will call “sarah” before and throughout my transition.

___________________________

Connected again and rejoined chat.
CLOSE FAMILY MEMBER is now Away.
CLOSE FAMILY MEMBER is now Online.
CLOSE FAMILY MEMBER: oh btw I have to come to the realisation not that I don’t think what you’re doing is wrong but that it seems pointless to have a sex change.
ME: uh, why?
CLOSE FAMILY MEMBER: you’re already married, and you like girls right? why would you want to remove your thing at that point like fair enough if you want to dress like a girl and shit but seems kinda stupid past that too me.
ME: girls can like girls
CLOSE FAMILY MEMBER: yeah but you know what they do? they wear strap ons.
ME: and it’s not about just about how I dress, it’s about how I feel about myself
CLOSE FAMILY MEMBER: they pretend to have a dick not the otherway round
ME: and how I feel about my body
ME: and the fact that my body makes me feel very uncomfortable
CLOSE FAMILY MEMBER: why though?
CLOSE FAMILY MEMBER: what actually makes it feel uncomfortable?
ME: the fact that I am in it
CLOSE FAMILY MEMBER: lol thats not a valid reason to just say it does
CLOSE FAMILY MEMBER: like so what if you have a penis or a vagina
ME: well, that’s just part of it
CLOSE FAMILY MEMBER: plus if you do have children then i have a huge problem with it
CLOSE FAMILY MEMBER: cause they will lack a father figure
ME: lol, dude that hasn’t proven to mean much in longitudanal studies of families
CLOSE FAMILY MEMBER: thats a load of bullshit and you know it
CLOSE FAMILY MEMBER: those studies have hardly been conducted.
CLOSE FAMILY MEMBER: anyways I just cant get around it, its not like we’re not family but I just think its a stupid thing to go through it now
ME: well, when would you suggest going through it? That’s like me saying it’s stupid for you to be depressed now. can’t you do it later?
CLOSE FAMILY MEMBER: yeah I could do it later but im not gunna.
ME: why not?
CLOSE FAMILY MEMBER: because its happening right now, and my current mental health is what it is. its not like im cutting myself
CLOSE FAMILY MEMBER: its not actually physically changing me
ME: the physical changes are the only effective method of treating gender dysphoria. as you say about your depression, it is happening now and it is affecting my mental health. why is your depression so much more important to treat?
CLOSE FAMILY MEMBER: hahaha chopping of your dick isnt a treatment for mental health
CLOSE FAMILY MEMBER: its like saying you can cure depression by just cutting out your brain
ME: you don’t have to believe me, because you have obviously made up your mind. But I caution you against making these kinds of judgements about me before doing any research into what I am going through
CLOSE FAMILY MEMBER: m8 I just think that its kinda fucked up that you all of a sudden to decide to go through with such a drastic change, and even if sarah is okay with it I feel like doing that to her is just fucked up.
CLOSE FAMILY MEMBER: like if sarah wasnt okay with it what would you do
CLOSE FAMILY MEMBER: are you just coming out with it because she is?
ME: This isn’t a snap decision. It’s not something I just woke up one day and felt. It seems sudden to you because I often don’t talk about the way that I feel. As for how it affects sarah, it is very hard for her. Much harder than she lets on to other people. But she feels that she and I made a committment to be with each other, and we still love each other. Even if she was against it I would do it. I am not going to live my life stressed out and depressed every day just because of somebody else. When you are ready to listen and accept my decisions and the way I feel I will be happy to talk to you about it, but I will not sit here and try to convince you about how I feel.
CLOSE FAMILY MEMBER: you don’t have to convince me but I think its retarded to if you had these feelings before all of a sudden explore them it seems all very irrational. why would you of just not done it early instead of making sarah move contries and get married etc.

Medical school is now training students in transgender care…

Medical school is now training students in transgender care by 
Rachel Grumman Bender

“According to a 2016 study on doctors and psychologists who specialize in transgender medicine, most reported feeling a level of “uncertainty” when it comes to treating transgender patients. In fact, lacking confidence and expertise does a disservice to transgender individuals.

To help change that, Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) created a medical school elective that “combines the standard approach of teaching about transgender medical topics with sensitivity and appropriate terminology with evidence-based, hands-on patient care,” according to a press release from BUSM.”

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/medical-school-creates-hands-class-transgender-patient-care-163353986.html

This club night is making sure trans people of colour get home…

This club night is making sure trans people of colour get home safely by  Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff

“Pxssy Palace has made a name for itself as an all-inclusive London club night run by women which prioritises the safety and fun of its clientele. Its latest move has been to offer free taxis home for trans feminine people of colour.”

“Our policy and the tools we use to implement it is how we fight against sexual harassment and violence,” said Nadine Artois.

http://www.dazeddigital.com/life-culture/article/38887/1/this-club-night-is-making-sure-trans-people-of-colour-get-home-safely

Honestly he has a slur in his about me so why am I even…

Honestly he has a slur in his about me so why am I even surprised that he violated the boundaries I have set, acknowledged that he did so, and then got disgusting after being told “no, I do not want to talk to you”. ….God DAMNET

Please help free Black trans abolitionist hero Ashley Diamond….

Please help free Black trans abolitionist hero Ashley Diamond. She’s an artist & activist who survived torture in Georgia prison, and is now being persecuted by the KKK & police. She was arrested on 1/18 for traffic violations & is being retraumatized in jail in rural Rome, Georgia. Please help Ashley get free. Donate now at bit.ly/Justice4Ashley


Background: In 2012 Ashley was incarcerated in a men’s prison, where she was denied hormones (that she’d been on for 17 yrs), endured sexually assaults, beatings & solitary. While inside she organized with other LGBTQ prisoners to smuggle out videos about the horrific abuse from guards & other prisoners. Ashley & @splcenter filed a lawsuit against GA Dept of Corrections, and in 2015, she won the suit and freedom from prison. The suit was backed by the U.S. Justice Dept, which stated prisons are constitutionally obligated to provide trans healthcare. As a result, many trans inmates began receiving healthcare, and GA prisons officially adopted a sexual assault prevention policy.

Since being released, Ashley has been on parole and forced to remain in Rome, where she’s being harassed by police & the KKK. Her home was robbed, and she struggles with PTSD and suicidal depression as a result of her incarceration.

During recent contact, Ashley confirmed that she still has not received prescribed meds. She’s being held in a solitary cell & denied basic hygiene items.We’re fundraising for legal costs, housing & food upon her release. Ashley has given so much to the movement & we must continue to fight for her freedom.

Image and text by Micah Bazant