Your opinion regarding form questions about gender is needed!

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I am asking these questions because myself and other members of the Nonbinary Gender Inclusion Project are involved with discussions with the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) in the UK, regarding the wording of their gender question on student applications.

This is a really big deal. They’re a big organisation, and their acceptance of trans people and recognition of nonbinary genders will be a huge step in the right direction. They have told us they are going to be changing their language to be more inclusive, and they welcome our input on the exact wording.

No identifying information (such as email address, name, or location) will be collected. Everyone of all genders and nationalities are welcome to take part, as UCAS accept applications from outside of the UK.

There are 8 questions. Most questions are optional; the third question is required in an attempt to deter trans-exclusionary radical feminists (TERFs). Please don’t answer anything unless you are comfortable in doing so on a Google Drive survey.

If you have any concerns about privacy of sensitive information or anything else, please email me at lotte.lodge@gmail.com. I am open to more secure channels of online communication.

All reblogs are welcome, as are retweets and comments on the Reddit post.

(Please note that previously this post asked for upvotes on Reddit, which I have just found out is against Reddit’s rules! Really sorry about that, I had no idea. All upvote requests have been removed, but there are probably lots on other people’s reblogs now that I can’t control.)

Thank you, everyone!

[STARCAST] BTS appears in Itaewon! Shooting scene of next song !

A handsome guy appeared in a bakery on weekend! We found an attractive guy among crowds. He was the eldest of BTS, JIN!

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JIN “Milky-white skin than the bread”

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JIN “At a bakery… How can he be so handsome?!”

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JIN “A guy holding bread~♬”

[‘War of Hormone’ concept photo shoot in Itaewon!] 
When we followed JIN in to the mart. What is this situation? We could see bad guys lying down on the floor.

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SUGA “I’ve slowed up… I must take a nap..”

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V “RAP MONSTER… Shopping is too hard…”

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JUNG KOOK “The washing machine is working well~♬”

BTS were found here and there in Itaewon. We wondered what they were doing, but they were shooting the concept photo of their next song ‘War of Hormone’. They shot pictures excitingly by walking around Itaewon Street by escaping from the stuffy studio.

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SUGA “Since I need some sugar, supplementing ‘sugar’ with fresh cream!”

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V “Elder members told me to buy something.. What was it? Thinking intently”

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V “Oh… Never mind.. I don’t have any thoughts”

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V “Mart is like my home~ Let’s go on after taking a break”

We encountered JIMIN who was preparing to show his cute charms when we came out to the parking lot.

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JIMIN “This area’s charming person is me!”

RAP MONSTER that had changed his hair to fresh pink color at the opposite side of JIMIN was preparing. BTS’s white brothers, SUGA and JIN’s unit shooting also continued.

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RAP MONSTER “I say my greetings for the first time. I’m Pink MON”

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JIN “SUGA, do you need sugar again?” 

J-HOPE who is always cheerful is shooting having bright smile on his face today too. 

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J-HOPE “Hello, hello, today’s a hopeful day too”

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J-HOPE “I was a juvenile delinquent before”

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J-HOPE “MiMi, didn’t I tell you both to be friendly with each other?!”

JUNG KOOK and V submitted to the doll drawing machine they found on the streets! They wrestled with the machine for a while like a child!

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V “JUNG KOOK, shall we play drawing a doll?”

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JUNG KOOK “V~, I want that one~”

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V “I wanted to get that really~~”


[‘War of Hormone’ MV shooting in Yangpyeong] 
Next day, boys that had great back line appeared at the English Village in Yangpyeong. They shot MV of ‘War of Hormone’ at this place where leaves had turned red.

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Bicycles were prepared as props. They all got busy riding bicycles in break time.

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"Beep beep, Watch out your way. BTS is coming, Beeeeep♬"

JIMIN who rode a great bicycle that looked like a motorcycle got closer to JIN and boasted about it. However, he lost the bicycle to JIN in an instant. ㅠㅠ

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JIMIN “I can go anywhere if I have a bicycle and two feet”

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JIMIN “JIN, how do you think about my bicycle? Isn’t it great?”

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JIN “JIMIN’s bicycle is mine. Bicycle is mine and JIMIN is also mine~”

[‘War of Hormone’s lyric! Saying it with body language~]

1. What is the lyric which RAP MONSTER tried to express? (Difficulty level: low)

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① Thank you for existing ② My body which twists in front of you ③ I’m OK if it’s you

2. What is the lyric which JIMIN tried to express? (Difficulty level: low)

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① The front and back lines are all the best ② I’m 18 so I know things too ③ Please call me, I will buy meal for you

3. What is the lyric which JIN tried to express? (Difficulty level: low)

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① Although it’s not mine, you’re the best ② Ladies all wear see-through look ③ This is present for you

4. What is the lyric which J-HOPE tried to express? (Difficulty level: moderate)

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① You’re so beautiful ② You’re the best from head to toe ③ I always keep my seat in front of the computer

5. What is the lyric which JUNG KOOK tried to express? (Difficulty level: moderate)

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① Thank you! Clear my sight! ② I’m 18 so I know things too ③ Tell me what you want right now

6. What is the lyric which SUGA tried to express? (Difficulty level: high)

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① I don’t have interest in girls that I play once ② I’m sweating and debilitating for no reason ③ I investigate about you since your existence is a penalty

7. What is the lyric which V tried to express? (Difficulty level: The hardest in space)

 

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① You’re the best from head to toe ② But I learn from you ③ Lady is the best present

Spinoff: What is the lyric which JIMIN tried to express? (Difficulty level: High)

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① La la la la la la la la la ② So beautiful ③ Hello hello

* Answers: 1. ② / 2. ① / 3. ② / 4. ③ / 5. ② / 6. ① / 7. ? / Spinoff. ② *

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♬ Front and back lines are all the best. You’re the best from head to toe♬
 (Partial lyric of ‘War of Hormone’) BTS’s next activity of their next song is started. Please love ‘War of Hormone’ which has cool feeling even from the title.

[STARCAST – Comment event for celebrating BTS ‘War of Hormone’ activity!]

The 7th question! What is the lyric which V tried to express? Please leave the answer by writing comments! We give out BTS’s Polaroid picture by drawing out 3 people from those who got the answer right! (It’s a question which people that understands V’s four-dimensional world may get it right. The difficulty level is the hardest in space!)

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Q. How do you feel about coming to Taiwan again? Did anything change?
Jinyoung: This is our first time in a year to Taiwan, so I’m quite happy. The fans have waited for a long time so we’re very excited too. So when we found out when we were coming to Taiwan we were really happy. The moment we got off the plane there were so many people welcoming so so I felt really good! And the atmosphere at yesterday’s concert was really high so we’re still reeling from happiness from that. I hope we can come to Taiwan often to meet everyone (laugh).

Q. Were there any interesting things that happened at the concert yesterday?

(Upon hearing this question, the members smiled even wider.)
CNU: There are so many… (with a very serious face, as if he was back in the concert yesterday)
Jinyoung: Oh~ When we were singing the last song of the night, the fans held up banners that said “let’s be together forever”. At first I didn’t realize what the fans were holding up because it was a very upbeat song, and only belatedly realized what was on the banner. It left a lasting memory, especially to see the Taiwan fans holding up banners printed in Korean. I was quite amazed, and it was very meaningful.

Q. You sang a few songs from your new album yesterday too. Can you talk about your latest album?
Jinyoung: SOLO DAY is made solely from songs that were created by the members so it really shows off the individual musical color of the B1A4 members. The songs are of different genres, and is nice to listen to in summer. I hope everyone listens to our music!

Q. The members show up as different characters in the music video for SOLO DAY. At the end, a UFO appears as well. When you were filming the music video, were there any memorable episodes or memories?
Baro: Did we have any? (looks at Gongchan)
Gongchan: There were lots! For the music video, I had the image of a flower vagabond. In one of the scenes filmed at the beach, the local people looked at me and walked away after handing me $2. (the members burst out laughing~)
CNU: As for a lasting memory~ Because the music video was filmed in America, the weather was great. Afternoons were very toasty and the filming went well. But it becomes really cold at night. As we had lots of filming at the beach, the sea breeze kept blowing. It was like experiencing both summer and winter in the span of a day. So it was very memorable.

Q. An alien appears at the last part of the music video. Do you guys believe that aliens exist?
Baro: I believe they exist. In this unbelievably wide universe, Earth already has so many people living on it. Maybe there is another planet in this universe that has existence similar to those on Earth. I personally believe that aliens exist, but I don’t believe there are ghosts.
CNU: I think the same way as Baro. Other than humans on Earth, I think there are other forms of life on other planets. And like Baro, I don’t believe that there are ghosts.
Sandeul: Like Baro, I definitely believe in the existence of aliens. But~ I also believe in ghosts.
Jinyoung: So I guess you’ll be able to see ghosts. People who say they believe in ghosts tend to be able to see them after they say so! (Jinyoung is teasing Sandeul on purpose)
Sandeul: I believe that aliens existence. This universe has Earth. I have heard the rumour that in another dimension, there is a planet that is like Earth.
Gongchan: That’s a fact! (laugh)
Sandeul: Really? So you’ve seen it before?
Gongchan: I’ve seen photos and reports.
Sandeul: I only believed it after seeing it in the news. In the report, it says that on another planet there is an exact replica of me. If we are on Earth, then somewhere else there is also another Earth…
Jinyoung: Actually I believe in that too! After all it’s such a wide universe, the concept that only Earth exists is too confined.

Q. Since all of you believe in aliens, have you ever suspected one of the members being an alien?
(Upon hearing the questions, all of them turn to look at Gongchan…)
CNU: Yes yes (laugh), our maknae Gongchan is one! But rather than him being an alien, it is more accurate to say that he has some kind of special power. I ever suspected that he has some kind of superpower. And his eyesight is really good.
Gongchan: The hyungs all feel that I’m like an alien, but I’m not too sure about that myself. I’m just someone who goes with my gut feel, but~ is that odd too?

Q. A lot of B1A4’s music has been released in Taiwan as well. Can you recommend to the Taiwan BANAs different songs that fit different occasions?
Baro: On rainy days, I want to recommend 잘돼가. It is suitable to listen on rainy days, and when you’re watching the sunset. When you’re feeling a little depressed, this song can help to soothe your feelings out.
CNU: I want to recommend a song that is good for when you’re a little nervous, or surprised. And that is 이게무슨일이야, haha. This song is very appropriate when you listen when you’re frightened or feeling ridiculous at something. (The members then all make a surprised expression, while saying 이게무슨일이야! They are so in tune with each other, it’s so cute.)
Jinyoung: I want to recommend a song to listen to when you’re lonely - Lonely. Just as the song title suggests, listening to the song might make you feel more lonely but it also means that we are sharing that feeling of loneliness by singing to that same song.
Sandeul: It’ll be nice to listen to Beautiful Target on someone’s birthday. This song is very suitable for the mood of a birthday party, celebrating with your friends over a cake. The moment you play Beautiful Target, your mood will improve and the atmosphere of the birthday party will improe.
Gongchan: Our fans are mostly working or studying, so they need to spend long periods of time concentrating on something. When they get tired, it will be the time to listen to 물한잔, and release all that stress.

Q. It’s been more than 3 years since your debut. What is the most touching and unforgettable thing, or something you find amazing up until now?
Jinyoung: There are so many. For me it should be when I saw the images on the LED background at our debut stage. It was my dream to be a singer ever since I was young, and it was so surreal to have been able to stand on stage, sing and appear on television. It was really memorable for me.
Baro: When we got our first ever first place with 이게무슨일이야, I cried alongside the fans. That was the most unforgettable moment for me. And when we released our full length studio album WHO AM I, all of the songs in the album entered the music charts. We were all so amazed at that moment. We would have been really happy even if only our title song entered the charts, but it was so unexpected that all the songs entered it. We are really thankful to the fans and those who listened to our songs.

Q. B1A4 has had very good rapport with your fans. Other than your representative animals, have you ever thought of what animals are representative of BANAs?
Baro: I feel like BANAs are like peacocks. When peacocks spread their feathers, they are all in different colors. Our BANAs have a lot of different charms - the beautiful, the cute… They are pretty even when they cry. They’re also quite interesting, active and have their own colors they shine in. So BANAs are like peacocks. (CNU nods his head in agreement.)
Jinyoung: I feel they are like frogs. I’m not sure why too, but maybe it’s because of its color. Whenever I think about BANAs, grass green comes to my mind naturally. So I unconsciously think about frogs since they are cute and active.
Sandeul: They are like ducklings. Ducklings follow their mother around in a line behind her. Seeing BANAs makes me want to protect their feelings, so they remind me of ducklings. (This time Gongchan laughs and nods his head.)

Q. In your previous TRENDY interview, B1A4 shared your respective roles in the dormitory. 3 years down the road, have those roles changed?
Jinyoung: Even though everyone has a responsibility they are in charge of, we tend to decide everything now with rock paper scissors. That way it is the most fair. (laugh)

Q. We are more than halfway through 2014. What are some of the things B1A4 wish to fulfill before the year ends?

Jinyoung: Be it with the members, or by myself, I hope we can go on a holiday before the year ends. To be able to accumulate experiences, and make some special memories.
Baro: I also want to be able to go on a holiday. Either I go alone, or we make time together to go – I just wish for an enjoyable holiday.
CNU: I’m almost the same with them. Maybe it’s because we always say “let’s go, let’s go on a holiday together”, so our thoughts are almost similar. Be it a domestic holiday, or even a holiday in Taiwan. Touring different countries is our dream.
Sandeul: The things we want to accomplish are all the same, we really want to go on a holiday. I think even Gongchan will think so too, right? (tapping Gongchan, who sits next to him)
Gongchan: Of course, going on a holiday will be nice~ But there’s only a few months left and we also have our world tour. I actually hope to have more opportunities to meet the fans, or have different shows.
Sandeul: We will try to fulfill this dream! Our own road trip!

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Urgent! Please help!

Hi there!
So I’m Riley.  I’m 20 years old in college studying to be a film major.  I’m also transmale (female to male).  I live in a very religious household and my parents do not support me at all.  They withhold most of my money (It’s illegal, I know.  But there’s so much drama at my house I don’t want to confront them on that right now) and they only buy me women’s clothing.  I did have a chest binder for a short while, but my dad found it and threw it out.  
So here’s where you guys come in!  I need male clothing.  That includes shirts, pants, hats, underwear (although that’s not a pressing issue for me right now), and chest binders.  Even cologne is welcomed!  If you have any shirts that are in wearable condition lying around the house, I’ll take it (as long as it’s in my size).  The only thing is, I can’t pay shipping or anything like that because my parents have all my money.  
It would mean the world to me if anyone donated any clothes or anything like that.  You would save me from lots of dysphoria and pain.
My sizes are basically small in everything.  If you need exact measurements, message me :)  
If you are unable to donate clothes, please reblog this to spread the word!  Thank you so much.
-Riley

Full-length oil portraits of a dozen or more trans women, as they want to be seen

Update #14

Okay everyone. It’s the last weekend before the deadline - 10pm SUNDAY, and we still haven’t reached the goal. But we’re within reach. If you’ve pledged all you can, tell everyone you know, like all the updates and comment so we can get featured on Kickstarter. If we don’t reach the goal, I will relaunch with the same url, daughtersofmercury.com, within two weeks. The goal will be lower than what you’ve gotten us past already. I’ll have to give up on renting a studio, and live on food stamps, but if you back what you backed here, it should be easy to reach the goal.

Take a look and read about all the confirmed models so far and tell me you want these portraits made:
Alice
Red
Maddie
Rebeka
Serene
Scarlett
Robin
Alex
Jeanne
Cecilia
Jaye
Sybil
Jane

If you particularly like one of the models, want to really make her year, and can spare the $6k, please back for a painting (you could even give it to her). If you know somebody who can afford this, it is time to get downright rude. Just talk to me and we can figure something out.

If you backed for a pdf, get a printed calendar, If you backed for a calendar or two, add a print. If you backed for a print, back for three. Backed for three prints? Get the whole set.

There are a lot of warnings on Kickstarter, avoiding their liability, about how you are putting your trust in the creator. These are justified in a lot of cases - but not for me. I know it’s an unbelievable thing to say, but I am so trustworthy it hurts. I feel a huge sense of obligation and gratitude to all of you, and if I can just get the funding I need, I will not only fulfill exactly as I say, but exceed expectations. I pay attention to what each of you wants, and I worked very hard to never let a backer or client down. I take pride in this reputation. I have never been more passionate about a project. I want to honor these women, and I know these will be the best paintings I have ever made. This is my magnum opus.

Pass this on. Back. We can make it.

[I’m Sandeul] BANA^^ Sandeullie Morning Selca;;ㅎㅎ

Good Morning~!!^^
It’s been a very very long while~
Our BANA♡♡
Were you feeling empty without me these days~??
Sorry~!! That is why I’m here to tell everyone that I’ve been doing fine~~!!ㅎㅎ
Lately, as it gets colder!! Please wear more layers~!!ㅠㅠ
Every~one every~one please don’t fall sick!!
Because we are doing well and will be back~~~
Lets see~~ Amongst our songs, the ones that give you warmth are~~!!
벅차 (too much), 작사랑 (crush), 여뻐 (pretty), so fine, 사랑 그땐 (love then), 길 (road), only one, etc etc… (It’s a lot right…satisfied!!ㅎㅎ)
Please listen while waiting for us and keep wa~rm~^^
Now it seems like there isn’t many days left till the day that we meet right??ㅎ
Have another vibrant day today~!! Fighting!!
BANA~^^

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Meet Cole Timonere: Personal Trainer, CrossFitter (and Transgender Man)

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After living “stealth” for 12 years, Cole Timonere told his story to the world. Now he’s launched Trans Force Fitness, a personal training and nutrition coaching business dedicated to helping trans men build a body that matches their inner ideal.

Read on for Cole’s thoughts on being stealth, his passion for CrossFit, Chloie Jonsson’s legal case against CrossFit, plus Cole’s advice for trans men who want to get fit. Meet Cole Timonere »

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Taking Control Over How We Transition- No 1 Way, an interview with Mason J by ClosetTransgender (check out that channel for more interviews with a variety of trans guys). 

today is my two year hormoniversary.
two years ago today i walked into my second doctor’s appointment for those magical blue pills. i bought them on the way to the airport, where i kissed goodbye a beautiful woman and prepared to walk into the blinding future.
Nothing could have prepared me for the trip it has been - the highest of highs and the most devastating losses and the unrelenting physicality of becoming real. I feel like it’s such an over played cliche to talk about how it’s the hardest thing i’ve ever done. It’s not, it’s been the easiest. Because while it’s involved the most emotional trauma i’ve ever known and i have lost SO much, in becoming myself i’ve started to learn how to get through it. I may not have seemed it lately, but i’m the strongest i’ve ever been. And i’ve found ~family~, here. SO many of you reading have become SO dear to me. i couldn’t do it without you and i can’t continue without you and i swear this to you, dear ladies; we’re only just getting started. Come on, blinding future.

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141024 SW Japan Blog update - Key

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The hall tour that very much shortened the distance between us and everyone (the fans) is about to end with just one more performance.
Most of the venues were in regions we haven’t been to before; the foods were delicious and everyone’s power were amazing, we had so much fun!

From November, we will be starting with the arena tour, so please look forward to it, too~ ^-^

Cr: keihissi

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