binary!

passive aggressive reminder that more than two genders and transgender people have existed for millennia

reminder that colonialism forced native societies to revert back to their gender assigned at birth or be killed

reminder that there has been Mahu in Hawai’i until it was forcefully taken and colonized by white america

reminder that there were Hijra in South Asia until britain colonized it and forced every Hijra person into concentration camps the same time the german holocaust was happening

reminder that We’Wha was lhamana who served as an Ambassador to the Zuni people in 1886 to Grover Cleveland and was arrested for witch craft

reminder that in ancient Egypt there were people who were transgender and Egyptologists say that it was just people who were “buried wrong”

reminder that there are thousands of societies and cultures lost because of white colonization and we will never hear their stories

reminder that when this isnt taught in school it erases the history of people of color and queer people 

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Two weeks ago I was in the hospital. Today, I’m turning 18. This week I’m finishing high school, and two weeks from now I’m starting testosterone.

It hasn’t always been easy, but I’ve survived. The future better be bright.

They/them pronouns

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a comic about growing up a queer filipino artist in america


(notes: please click to view in full res; reblogs are totally okay but reposts without credit are not; you may delete the caption, idgaf- thank you all for your kind words!)

Shoutout to trans people who have to spend time in an environment where they’ll be misgendered this summer, whether it’s at home, at a summer camp, on a family vacation, or somewhere else. I know it can be tough trying to cope, but you’ll make it through, I know it.

“if you didn’t discover that label/tumblr/the internet, then you wouldn’t have identified with that bullshit gender.”

no, i wouldn’t have. i would have gone through life thinking something was wrong with me and every time someone uses the wrong pronouns/name, i would have felt like throwing up.

but i did discover that label/tumblr/the internet, and i realised that i wasn’t the only person who felt like this, and that made me feel supported and safe and happy in my own skin.

so kindly fuck off.