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What Piers Morgan and others like him in mainstream media need to learn is that simply saying you support trans people and trans rights is valueless unless you incorporate those values into your show when you have trans people on as guests and when you discuss us on your shows. To demonstrate support, you must also demonstrate respect, and one of the easiest and surest ways to do that is to refrain from referring to a trans woman as a man, former or otherwise, for any reason, ever.


Whether Morgan or anyone else believes it’s accurate or not is irrelevant. What matters is that trans women perceive being described as former men as disrespectful, demeaning, and rude. In the end, if Piers Morgan is truly the trans supporter he says he is, then what he thinks really shouldn’t matter. Simply the fact that Janet and other trans women were offended should be enough for Piers Morgan to apologize, learn from his mistake, and promise not to repeat it.

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- Where Piers Morgan Went Wrong | Rebecca Juro for the Huffington Post Gay Voices (via gaywrites)

(via thesexuneducated)

janetmock:

Janet Mock returns to Piers Morgan Live. (x)

My people are everything. Thank you for supporting me tonight. I exist among giants. I love you all. 

(via jezebeler)

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reesh:

Laverne Cox, Keynote address, Creating Change 2014

into this.

(via loureedssunglasses)

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soreon:

littleladyluna:

little-girl-muffin:

methcafe:

I look up to laverne cox so hard 

Welp tears

I always love re-blogging Laverne Cox. Not only because of her eloquence, intelligence, kindness, and beauty, but also because her voice might be one of the most important in the fight against hatred in the U.S.A. today. What she has to say is crucial to the growth, peace, prosperity, and freedom of all of us. If you have the time, please watch this video. 

I respect this woman so much that I don’t even have words.

(via fluent-in-lesbianism)

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nazerine:

radioactive-moth:

lonesecretmemer:

sulkylass:

auldlangespeon:

sulkylass:

cubeybooby:

internetsensationjakesurname:

apparently i found a canon trans lady in the battle maison

cute!!

don’t black belt women exist tho

black belts are an all-male trainer class within the game.

OH duh. right. i took this complete out of context. it’s pokemon.

Reasons I love X and Y

This is just a mis-translation you fuck heads

I hate to break your bubble, but no, it’s not. In Japanese, she says

半年前はカラテおうだったのに医学の力ってスゲーよね!

which literally means “To think I was a Black Belt just half a year ago. Modern medicine sure is amazing!”
as an extra bonus, Black Belts are referred to in Japanese as カラテおう, which means “karate king” and is explicitly male.
(extra extra bonus: she is a known thing in the Japanese fandom and there is (somewhat tasteless) fanart of her.)
tl;dr keep your stupid transphobic assumptions to yourself, moron

nazerine:

radioactive-moth:

lonesecretmemer:

sulkylass:

auldlangespeon:

sulkylass:

cubeybooby:

internetsensationjakesurname:

apparently i found a canon trans lady in the battle maison

cute!!

don’t black belt women exist tho

black belts are an all-male trainer class within the game.

OH duh. right. i took this complete out of context. it’s pokemon.

Reasons I love X and Y

This is just a mis-translation you fuck heads

I hate to break your bubble, but no, it’s not. In Japanese, she says

半年前はカラテおうだったのに医学の力ってスゲーよね!

which literally means “To think I was a Black Belt just half a year ago. Modern medicine sure is amazing!”

as an extra bonus, Black Belts are referred to in Japanese as カラテおう, which means “karate king” and is explicitly male.

(extra extra bonus: she is a known thing in the Japanese fandom and there is (somewhat tasteless) fanart of her.)

tl;dr keep your stupid transphobic assumptions to yourself, moron

(via finallyhopingtobecomehappy)

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panic-volkushka:

my gender identity is “eldritch horror”

(via hermione-ganja)

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The main problem I have with Men’s Rights Activists is that their name really doesn’t do them justice. They’re Straight Cis White Men’s Rights Activists. I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists campaign for the inclusion of trans* men in their spaces.

I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists campaign to end the social stigma around black fatherhood. I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists campaign for better pay and equal career mobility for men of colour. I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists actively campaign for more gay men’s rights. I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists advise others in their group on how using faggot to emasculate men who aren’t part of their cause is alienating and marginalising other MEN.

I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists campaign, raise awareness of, or support victims of male rape unless it’s in order to derail a discussion around female victims of rape. I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists campaign, raise awareness of, or support male victims of domestic abuse unless it’s in order to derail a discussion around female victims of domestic abuse.Men’s Rights Activists are hypocrites and frauds.

They’re bitter privileged white men who don’t want to campaign for the rights of men - they want to campaign to keep their privilege unchecked and their ability to discriminate against others.If you want to be a real Men’s Rights Activist - be a fucking Feminist. Peace out.

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- i flew bikes.:   (via theyellowbrickroad)

(via madgastronomer)

"I feel like the preoccupation with transition and with surgery objectifies trans people, and then we don’t really get the lived experiences and reality of trans people’s lives. So often we’re the targets of violence. We experience discrimination disproportionately to the rest of the community. Our unemployment rate is twice the national average — if you’re a person of color, it’s four times the national average. The homicide rate in the LGBT community is highest among trans women and when we focus on transition, we don’t actually get to talk about those things."
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Laverne Cox in response to Katie Couric’s predictable, poisonous bullshit (via conradtao)

Laverne Cox

(via stophatingyourbody)

(via stophatingyourbody)

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dancetaire:

precarioussanity:

thatcorbincrow:

can there please be some kind of online exchange where trans boys can give their old clothes to trans girls and vice versa? does that exist? if not am i allowed to start one because holy wow that would be the bomb diggety

can this happen

THERE IS ACTUALLY A BLOG FOR THIS NOW

and cis people can also donate clothes, because that gives people a bigger pool to get clothes from and it’s one of the ways that we can be active allies for our trans siblings

(via arameri)

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somequeershit:

I have been experiencing and observing WAAAAYYYY more transphobia than ever before. I am posting these here, now, as a reminder to end transphobia and to respect boundaries.

(via all-about-male-privilege)

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noflowershere:

A photo I took of beautiful Sophia from last summer’s Dyke March in Montreal, QC

noflowershere:

A photo I took of beautiful Sophia from last summer’s Dyke March in Montreal, QC

(via thatfeministqueer)

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diaharan:

Alright so, My name is Rosa Charlotte Martinez and im a trans woman of color. This year, i was kicked out of my house and had to move in with one of my very best friends and his mom. I was under the impression it would be for a while, and was getting close to getting everything together and starting my transition. Then, out of nowhere she tells us we need to move out. There was no prior announcement, no chance to find a job or save money.

We have a place to go, and while my friend worked at a large chain and will probably have a job to transfer into,i worked at a small family-owned store and have no idea what im going to do for a job. Im basically going to hit the ground running looking for one, but for a little while (we’re moving in hopefully after the 13th) i might need some help to keep my head above water,and eventually start transitioning and buy clothes.

How can you help?

  • Donate!

you can send donations through paypal to promcoming@live.com!

  • Take a peek at my Amazon wishlist!

my wishlist  (please sort by priority)is a mix of things, with those with the highest priority being things like basic skincare that im in need of and wont have extra money to afford,like a cleanser, things i need to pass better such as a nubra to create cleavage and a color corrector to hide five o clock shadow, things to brighten up my room like plants and candles, and little nice things to make me feel good,like facial masks and snacks. in addition, i have some wishlists for sites like forever21 with clothes i’d like, that i can send you if you want!

thanks for reading!

(via ekotunde)

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do closeted trans girls with masculine presentation (read: interpreted as cis boys) have male privilege?

- Anonymous

radaprilrachel:

hexgoddess:

Nope.

They have passing as cis man privilege.

You see, the thing about the closet is, people can pierce it. People will figure you out. There’s subtle signs and stuff that often lead other trans people to go “wow I wouldn’t be surprised if that person is actually like me”. So since that privilege can be taken away at any time based on detection, it isn’t the true structural privilege of the higher class.

It’s just like when lesbian women and gay men are in heterosexual relationships and closeted (cis or trans for either, although there is different dynamics for trans lesbian women and trans gay men in heterosexual relationships due to the queering effect of being trans, this applies even more to trans women, we generally can’t access straight privilege or straight passing privilege effectively when people know we’re trans)

Those lesbians and gay folk aren’t straight privileged. They’re blending as straight privileged. At any point if that closet is pierced, they’re outed and denied that aspect.

So lesbians and gay folk in straight relationships are not straight privileged and trans girls in the closet with masculine presentation are not male privileged. Both possess their respective forms of blending/passing privilege, that is conditional and easily destroyed.

I think you have to also consider the radically different experiences of closeted dmab trans* people to cis men when it comes to sexist messages and environments.  I’ll use my highschool experience here as an example of some of this.  I went to an “all male” institution and so I had to spent copious amounts of time with men for those four years, in classes, sports and other extracurriculars.  Though I was not being perceived as a woman—thus evading direct sexist assaults and discrimination—I still perceived myself as such and got to spend four years in a constant shit-storm of misogyny which did impact me.  I don’t know how many cis women have had the pleasure of being around men who think they’re only around men but I’ll tell you from first hand experience that they do somehow manage to take misogyny to an entirely new level.  It’s extremely hostile and as someone trying desperately to not be discovered I was in no position to challenge the awful shit they spewed all day long, creating a whole new set of stressors: “Is it showing on my face? Am I reacting? Will they notice?” The few times I did try to protest I was met with “Why are you taking it so personally?” which yes, promptly shut me the hell up.

We also take in all the same toxic shit from media.  If you have cis sisters and a mother who doesn’t understand feminism then you also pick up on all the bullshit she tells your sisters and take it in towards yourself.  This affects you long before you ever start transitioning.

Beyond dealing with misogynistic messages we’ve also got transphobia and transmisogyny.  Which I’m not even going to try and write out my experiences with transmisogyny in high school.  There are REASONS we stay in the closet.

And then there’s just all the difficulties which come with anyone hiding in a closet.  Which is that it sucks and drains the life out of you.

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genderqueerpoetry:

I try to be myself, as they always said

But I am shackled to this giveway chest and high-pitched breath

I am imprisoned by my body

Restricted to picking one- boy or girl

When I really am both

And the one I would pick is the one the world decides I am not

Hello, miss, can I help you

Miss, you dropped this

Miss, this is the men’s clothes

Miss, miss, miss, they all missed who I am

The onslaught of girl, girl, girl

Imprisons the man inside me

And the man inside me

Squashes the girl that still tries to show her face

That still wants to wear makeup and jewelry

And be called her own name

And the one time they almost got it right

Is the one time she’s in full bloom

Sir-

My name is Elena

Oh, sorry, miss.

I lied.

My name is Cameron.

Are you a boy or a-

Yes.

I am.

By Cameron

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