“How long have you known?”
“When did you start being cis?”
*random intrusive questions about genitalia*
“How do you know you’re not trans?”
“Aren’t you afraid you’ll regret your decision not to transition?”
“But… If you’ve never had to fight for your gender identity how do you know?”
Starting in October 2014, the Oregon Health Plan, working under Medicaid, will cover transition-related care for transgender or non-binary youth. The first policy of its kind, it will help Oregon families cover the often exorbitant costs of transition-related health care.
According to PQ, services covered by the new health care plan will include not only mental health counseling and pediatric evaluation, but also medication, procedures, and follow-up care related to the suppression of puberty, which advocates say can often help trans youth avoid traumatic pubescent experiences that arise from a body that develops in conflict to the youth’s gender identity.
“Pubertal suppression provides transgender adolescents the option of avoiding unwanted, irreversible, and deeply distressing changes that come with birth-sex pubertal development,” said TransActive executive director Jenn Burleton in a statement. “Far too often trans adolescents experience increased suicidal ideation as a result of these changes and the indifference of others about the impact these changes have on trans youth.”
Zam, this is kind of a huge deal. Major props to Oregon for being the first to reach this milestone.
omg omg ogm omg
(I am very serious)
My name’s Toby
I need more trans friends but non trans friends are welcome as well! If you enjoy short walks to the refrigerator, weed, aliens, comedy, and dinosaurs then you should come talk to me. If not, just being weird helps too.
Sex, relationships, and masturbation can be tricky when you’re Trans*. You have to deal with social stigma as well as your own dysphoria. Gender dysphoria is the feeling that your body isn’t quite right. For trans* people this usually involves the genitals and chest, but it can also involve body hair, voice, facial features, weight distribution, and many other parts of the body. This can make it difficult to even be naked, let alone touching your body or having it be touched. There’s also the constant fear of rejection or even violence which is why many trans* people are hesitant to start up relationships or approach someone for sex. In this article we’ll discuss some tips on how to deal with each of these issues.
WATCH! It is Jazz, growing up into a beautiful, poised young woman!
Advocacy organization seeks legal protections for LGBT community
A newly formed grassroots group, Transgender Advocates of the Capital Region, will push for civil rights and social equality for transgender people.
“We decided we should fight for the civil rights we still lack in New York state and try to empower the community as a whole,” said Drew Cordes of Albany, a director of the organization along with Sarah Coughtry and Marwin Margolies. Several dozen people have supported the group on a Facebook page. Cordes is a transgender female who was the subject of a 2011 Times Union profile after undergoing gender reassignment surgery in Montreal that year.
The all-volunteer group, which announced its formation Wednesday, will initially focus its energies on lobbying the Legislature for passage of the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act, or GENDA. It would extend to transgender people the same legal protections and civil rights that other New Yorkers enjoy. It has passed the Assembly in past sessions but has died in committee in the Senate.
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[Trigger warning for mention of rape and dysphoria]
I finally found it. I found the holy grail of queer manga. I’m queer. And I like manga. I like to waste my time reading manga. I’ve been trying to find a good queer manga forever. FOREVER. Yuri/Yaoi don’t count. A lot of the plots involve rape and 98% of the time characters don’t acknowledge that the act was rape. Or it’s bullshit. Just shitty ass plots that generalize same sex relationships. The same goes for shounen/shoujo ai.
But not Honey & Honey. It’s really cute. And really informative for non-queer people. The style is all in the style above. It’s a little boring to me cause it follows their day to day life. But I like that. I like that it’s written by a queer person about her regular little life. It’s also really interesting to see what queer life is like in Japan. What terms are used and whatnot. I’m gonna put up a trigger warning for dysphoria for trans* folks. In Japan they say “gender identity disorder” and it’s seen as a normal thing in the manga
I highly recommend this. You can read it here.
So I have this blog to catalog all the shitty manga I read. This one was a gem though
roseanne barr is a transphobe, don’t vote for her. just don’t vote at all.
I had mad respect for Roseanne Barr, until her true transphobic and transmisogynist colors showed.
OH MY GODDDDDDDDD.
Singular “they” is a correct gender-neutral pronoun! Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
The name’s Chase, 18, half Native American (Tsimshian, Coast Salish, Musqueam Nation)
Pre-everything, only recently started to transition… I found a therapist, and a group, and have to come out to my family… My friends are all aware, and supportive, but, of course, there’s still the close-minded family to worry about…
From British Columbia, Canada.
Message me, I love to meet new people, and I think it’d be cool to get a few trans or ally friends~