UPDATE: Join with me in my daily challenge of reposting this across all possible social media. Each day for the next 23 days I will be reposting this with an update. My update for today is informed by the recent Bruce Jenner interview and the knowledge that they will be following their transition with a cable show. Help me achieve my goals and I will put together a fully produced documentary on my life as a transwoman, academic, artist, and activist. I have film friends who will work with me free of charge. The world needs education from genuine people not mired in the insanity of Hollywood thinking and Hollywood life.

The text:

I have roughly 25 days left to crowdfund my transition surgery on Indiegogo. I have tried to figure out rewards that don’t freak out the average person, since I’m a very weird artist type, but I’m drawing blanks. I’ve pulled in $85 on my indiegogo. I’m extremely grateful for that alone. I’m making one final “push” to try and experience the kindness and generosity I’ve seen others receive in inexplicable ways.

I only want to live with authenticity. I do not have access to the insurance necessary nor do I have the ability to set aside the backbreaking amount of money necessary for my surgery. So I’m asking you, as cheesy as it is, from one human being to another, as corny as that is, to please donate to my effort and promote this post.

I have been dead, non-existent in a way, for 32 years of my life. Now I want to live. Thank you for hearing me and a special thank you to those who send a dollar my way.

www.indiegogo.com/projects/corrective-a-transgender-surgery-fundraiser

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#Blackout Trans Pioneer: Marsha P. Johnson

An influential transgender gay rights activist (1944 – 1992). One of my eternal sheroes. She played a major role in the “Gay” Rights Movement early on and was highly involved with the Stonewall Riots. For decades her work has been talked over and erased, but she lives on in many a young queer heart! <3

Read more about her here.

Andreja Pejic Is The First Transgender Model to Be Profiled in Vogue

In the interview, the 23-year-old Serbian-born model opens up about the difficulties of her transition. “Society doesn’t tell you that you can be trans,” she says of her childhood in the Vogue story. “I thought about being gay, but it didn’t fit … I thought, Well, maybe this [the fantasy of living life as a girl] is just something you like to imagine sometimes. Try to be a boy and try to be normal.”

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IF ANY OF THE ABOVE IMAGES MADE YOU FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE PLEASE LEAVE THIS BLOG! 

You might be wondering why GIRLS looking for GIRLS would post images of men with men? I was thinking about the girls who said they received messages from older, straight men and figured the best way to get rid of them was to post gay men! This may not be exactly what any of the lesbians followers of this blog are into but I figure it is still GLBTQ and I don’t really care if this offends you - homophobes are not welcome here! 

This does NOT mean this blog is open to gay men - it will still remain a submission blog for same sex attracted people who identify as female (or are genderqueer, non-binary etc) but there will occasionally be some cute gay boys to keep the creeps in check - well, the straight men, at least, I can’t guarantee it will work on ALL the creeps of the interwebs :s

Oh there will be no penises or porn!! The above GIFs are as sexual as it will get :)

Meet the First Out Trans Soldier in the U.S. Military

The Army is now leading the charge to change the U.S. military’s long-standing ban on openly transgender troops by seeking guidance about whether it can allow a transgender sergeant to continue serving as the man he is.

Army Sgt. Shane Ortega served three combat tours, according to a Thursday profile in The Washington Post: “Two in Iraq, one in Afghanistan. Two as a Marine and one in the Army. Two as a woman and one as a man.”

Sgt. Ortega is currently stationed at Wheeler Airfield in Oahu, Hawaii, where he serves as a helicopter crew chief in the Army’s 25th Infantry Division. The transgender man — who was assigned female at birth and therefore initially enlisted as such — began his transition to male four years ago, under the supervision of military and civilian doctors, the Post reports.

Read more.