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To celebrate (e/s/se)asian & pacific islander heritage month:

“Don’t whiteout your skin kid. I know she made fun of you for being yellow and dark, but don’t whiteout your skin kid. Don’t use that filter to look lighter. Don’t lower the warmth to be less yellow. Let your gold tinted, sweet yellow, soft brown skin be free. And I know she made fun of you for having a “fat wide nose” but but look how cute it is with its septum ring! Look how that nose is on your father, and grandfather, and the beautiful woman who bore him. It is a strong nose. Wide, wide to breathe life in. And don’t forget, your eyes are dark and rich like the hugs and humid nights wandering the fields with ama. Love your Taiwanese heritage, kid.

Love, Airin”
@airinyung

npr.org
Justice Department Says N.C. Bathroom Law Violates Civil Rights
Gov. Pat McCrory responded in a statement, saying, "We will be reviewing to determine the next steps." The state has until Monday to respond.

The controversial North Carolina law that prevents transgender people from using public bathrooms that correspond with their gender identity, and limits protection for LGBT people, violates federal civil rights law and can’t be enforced, the U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday.

globalnews.ca
Quebec High School unveils gender-neutral bathroom
Students at Westmount High School in Quebec will now have the option to use the facilities of an all-gender restroom.
By Max Kalinowicz

Students at Westmount High School will now have the option to use the facilities of an all-gender restroom.

The idea was originally brought to the administration by a group of students who said that some did not feel comfortable using either the designated boys’ or girls’ bathrooms.

“We surveyed the student body and it showed that 80 per cent of the students were either in favour or indifferent,” said Michael Christofaro, the school’s principal.

The principal jumped on the idea and set up a new bathroom that can be used by all students.

Continue Reading.

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The top left is from yesterday when I found out my date for Gender Reassignment Surgery!!! October 24th!! 🎉🎊🎉 I am SOOOO HAPPY and I will finally be complete. Top right is today, my 16 months on estrogen! And the bottom two are just pics where I felt sexyy! 😊😊😊 Happy Thursday Everyonee!!

Jay’s Next Binder Give Away (Finally!)

Yes, I know I put this off for a long time, mostly due to financial problems. But i’m back in the job and getting on my feet again. Not only that, but on May 18th I will be celebrating six months on T! So what better way to celebrate than to do my next giveaway?


So here are the rules:

  • Trans* folk only! This includes transmasculine, nonbinary, agender, genderqueer, etc. No cis females wanting this for cosplay please.
  • Likes and reblogs count, but only ONE reblog per blog. I’m sure your followers don’t want to be spammed by this.
  • The winner will be chosen randomly
  • I will ship anywhere
  • If you are reblogging just for a signal boost, please specify so in comments or tags

This time I will only be picking one person because money.  Winner can pick any size/color/length from the gc2b catalog.

Winner will be chosen on May 18th. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!

  • Age 5 playing house:I'll be the dad I guess.
  • Age 9:That's funny, I have a streak of being guys for Halloween.
  • Age 10 in drama class:I'll be him if nobody else wants to.
  • Age 11:Nah, I'd rather wear pants. Way more comfortable.
  • Age 12:Am I gay? No that's not it.
  • Age 13 when writing:Huh, I wonder why all my characters are male?
  • Age 14:Yeah, I cut my hair off. It was just too hard to take care of, you know?
  • Age 15:I sure do like to cosplay a lot of dudes.
  • Age 16:Why am I wanting to make male friends so badly?
  • Now:Oh my god transgender??? Was that what that was????
youtube

First response: tears, clutching my heart, wanted to hug these moms and their kids.

When brain caught up: what a fucking brilliant strategy to address anti-trans legislation.

beyonce.com
Message from Queen Bey: "EQUALITY NC WORKS TO PROVE "Y'ALL MEANS ALL"
From the #beygood section of Beyonce.com

FROM THE #BEYGOOD SECTION OF BEYONCE.COM:

“North Carolina has been drawing the attention of the masses for new legislation that blocks cities and local governments from passing anti-discrimination measures that could protect gay and transgender people.

It all began earlier this year when Charlotte passed a decree expanding North Carolina’s anti-discrimination laws allowing LGBT people protection in places of public accommodation. The ordinance, which was set to go into effect on April 1st, would allow transgender people to use the bathrooms of the gender they identify as, amongst other progressive rights.

Rather than accepting the progression in LGBT rights, that same night, legislators returned to the state house to overrule the ordinance that would ban discrimination against LGBT people. At a special session, North Carolina’s General Assembly proposed and passed the House Bill 2 (HB2)— what has now come to be known as the “Bathroom Bill.”

As The Formation World Tour makes its stop in the Tar Heel state in the midst of such a controversial time, we think it is important for us to bring attention to those who are committed to being good and carrying on the message of equality in this core of controversy.

Among the many organizations doing the good work to get this bill overturned, there is Equality NC, a local organization dedicated to securing equal rights and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) North Carolinians.

To accomplish these goals, Equality NC tirelessly lobbies the North Carolina General Assembly, executive branch, and local governments, broadcast LGBT news, stories and content, and mobilize our communities on issues that matter, including marriage equality, parental rights, inclusive anti-bullying policies, employment discrimination, hate violence, privacy rights, sexuality education, adoption, domestic partnerships, and HIV/AIDS.

Learn more about how you can support Equality NC by donating, volunteering, becoming an ambassador, attending an event, or simply spreading the word!

Learn more about Equality NC on their website, Facebook or Twitter and shop their merch here.”

ON THE TOPIC OF EQUAL RIGHTS FOR THE LGBTQIA+ COMMUNITY:

buzzfeed.com
Justice Department Says North Carolina Anti-LGBT Law Violates Civil Rights Act
The federal government could seek a court order to gain compliance, an official with the department told BuzzFeed News.
By Dominic Holden

Federal law prohibits workplace discrimination on the basis of sex. And both courts and the federal agency that enforces civil rights laws in the workplace have held Title VII also bans transgender discrimination, Gupta noted.

With HB2, she said, McCrory and North Carolina are engaging in a “pattern or practice of resistance” to transgender employees of public agencies fully enjoy their Title VII rights.

“Access to sex-segregated restrooms and other workplace facilities consistent with gender identity is a term, condition, or privilege of employment,” Gupta wrote. “Denying such access to transgender individuals, whose gender identity is different from the gender assigned at birth, while affording it to similarly situated non-transgender employees, violates Title VII.”

Further, the Education Department has interpreted Title IX of the Education Act of 1972 — which bans sex discrimination — to protect transgender students’ restroom access rights. And Gupta noted that a federal appeals court recently recognized the department’s authority to make that interpretation.

Gupta is asking for confirmation that North Carolina state agencies will not comply with or implement HB2.

So I guess this is my first selfie on the blog since accepting I am transgender.

I am feeling so good about myself and at peace. :)

May the odds be ever in your favour.

Have a fantastic evening everyone!

Lucy. x