Shout out to all the closeted LGBT people who have to return to unsafe family environments this season. Remember that there is nothing wrong with you and that no, you are not a hypocrite for loving the people who raised you despite the things they have done to hurt you. Above all remember that you will always have friends who support you even if your family does not.
I was stunned into silence the other night when we tuned in to the second episode of the season. In the first 15 minutes I counted a lesbian-prison-rape joke, a straight-men-perceived-as-gay joke, a Carl-kissed-a-trans-woman-ha-ha-ha joke, and a joke about said trans woman’s genitals.
I can't even imagine the bravery and will it takes to transition. I know I wouldn't have the guts to do it. You should be so proud of yourself. And for what it's worth, I think you're really cute. So forget about beautiful girls on the internet and remember that one day you're going to look in a mirror and be totally satisfied and happy to see the person staring back at you.
Thank you so much!! Also i’m sorry I take forever to respond to messages and asks.
I’ve become really close friends with my friend Nicole and we’ve had really deep conversations about our family situations and our struggles with suicide and self harm. But she still doesn’t know that i’m trans and i’m not sure if I should tell her. I sortof want to tell her because it means I could be alot more open with her but i’m afraid she would see me differently if she knew I wasn’t born completely female and a woman. Like we’ve spent lots of time together and she even knows that I do hormone injections but she doesn’t know why exactly. I feel sortof bad, like i’m hiding something from her which I guess I am. I just don’t know what to do.
i don’t care about anything i just wanna have good grades and perfect skin and pretty hair and a functional family and lots of money and expensive clothes and a rockin body ok actually yea i care about everything
This August, California passed the School Success and Opportunity Act, a law mandating that transgender students must be included in school activities on the basis of their identified gender rather than their assigned sex. This includes playing on sports teams consistent with their gender, as…
Transgender model Carmen Carrera wants to be the first transgender Victoria’s Secret model.
CNN discusses Carmen Carrera, a transgender woman who could possibly become the first transgender VS model (Change.org petition here).
The beautiful and brave Carmen Carrera is a former RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant, and is a great advocate for gender awareness and transgender issues. You can read more about her and her thoughts on her facebook profile!
4225) This year I'm a freshman in college! And I'm stealth. It's great to have everyone unquestionably accept that I'm a woman, but it just gets in the way. I'm always terrified to let loose - go to parties, or drink a little, flirt with boys, or basically do anything that makes me feel vulnerable. I'm afraid one tiny slip up will somehow lead to the wrong person figuring out about my genitals. I hate living in constant fear...
feminists who don’t know the difference between sex and gender, refuse to acknowledge trans* and non-binary identities, and equate women’s rights with having a vagina while proclaiming women are anything but their genitals, are not feminists
An 8-year-old girl camper began swimming near the edge of the pool by me. She was a tiny girl with a bubbly personality, and she was very attached to me. Upon seeing us talking, the boy swam over and started chasing her around the water. It was clear from the way she was trying to get away from him and her screeching that she wanted to be left alone — her body language and tense demeanor should have showed that she was uncomfortable — but if that wasn’t enough of a clue, the “stop” she yelled in protest should have been enough for him to go away.
That’s when it really hit me how serious the situation was. I could immediately picture it escalating. I didn’t see an 8-year-old girl and an 11-year-old boy anymore; I saw the two of them as fully grown and matured adults. The girl was still small and skinny, and the boy was large enough to overpower her with little effort. I could see her running away from him, trying to push off his advances in a more sexual situation, but him refusing to believe that she really wanted him to stop. I saw him ignoring her physical protests right along with the verbal ones, convinced she wanted him there. It horrified me.
I reprimanded him immediately, insisting that when someone asks you to stop, it’s important to listen. Almost seconds later, a male counselor standing by the same section of the pool told him not to listen to me and to continue his pursuit of this little girl, despite her obvious protests. Here were two boys, roughly 10 years apart in age, but with the same views on women: that consent doesn’t matter. It’s not a generational thing: this mindset has clearly been ingrained into the public psyche from an early age. How often are we told not to take no for an answer? How often do we see children pestering their parents about getting a new toy until they eventually give in? How often do we hear about a woman’s whims coming with her menstrual cycle? How often do we see on television shows and in movies a woman “changing her mind” about a man who is persistent enough or who just proves himself worthy? The idea that a woman will change her mind is so ingrained that we can’t always recognize it at first.
"Alone Time" is a striking and nuanced photo series by Montreal-based artist JJ Levine that seeks to explore issues of gender identity and queer space. Utilizing one model to portray two characters in each photo, the subject of each image in the series embodies both a male and female character within a single frame.