You deserve so much.

You deserve to be treated with kindness, love and care.
You deserve to be called beautiful/handsome every single day.
You deserve cute notes and teddy bears and candy wrapped up in ribbons.
You deserve to be listened to.
You deserve to be treated with respect.
You deserve to be referred to with the correct pronouns.
You deserve to be cuddled when you are sad and when you are tired.
You deserve to be kissed.
You deserve to have someone take care of you when you are down or when you are sick.
You deserve to know that people love you.
You deserve to be taken out on dates.
You deserve to have someone get to know every little part of you, and have them love every single part.
You deserve to be told your hair looks fabulous.
You deserve to be told that you are an amazing human being.
You deserve to be spoken to with kind words.
You deserve to have someone stay by your side through the good times and through the bad.
You deserve to have someone do their best to understand you.
You deserve to be loved.

You deserve the world.

“A place where gender rules are bent and broken, and we can take this with us when we leave the show and go back out into the world. So if I can keep doing that, through the means of music, filmmaking, and performance art, I’ll be a very happy extra terrestrial.” - Alaska Thunderfuck 5000 (x)

SIGNAL BOOST

Okay I normally don’t make posts like this - but this is really important - I’m just after receiving one very shocking message from a good friend of mine and basically the long story short is, he needs a new binder.

If anyone has an old binder they don’t need, or a binder they plan to give away or if there’s any give away’s at the moment - could you please message my lil bro Ivan and let him know! 

Even if you can’t offer a binder, reblogging and boosting this would be just as helpful! Thanks!!!

pinknews.co.uk
Record holding bodybuilder comes out as transgender
Record breaking powerlifter, previously known as Kroc, has released an online statement coming out as transgender.

“A record breaking power lifter has released an online statement coming out as transgender.

Janae Marie Kroc – better known as Kroc – has been holding the record in the 220lb power lifting class since 2009 and recently announced her transition via social media.

The statement reads: “Transitioning is a very difficult process and even tougher at an older age (I’m 42).

“Your body doesn’t respond to hormones very well as compared to being in your teens or twenties and I have a built a very good life for myself that I am hesitant to give up.”

Janae Marie has described herself on Instagram as a “Transgender/genderfluid Alpha male/girly girl Lesbian in a male body.”

The record holder added: “I am naturally competitive and always loved sports but there’s no denying I’m transgender and that I was always drawn to femininity as well.

“Gender identity and personality tests that I have taken in an effort to figure myself out always indicate that I am both hyper-masculine and hyper-feminine.

“Exactly what I need to be at peace with myself is something I am still not 100% certain of.”

Fans of Janae Marie’s are incredibly supportive – however Kroc is still aware of the challenges: “Whatever path I choose there will be sacrifices to be made.”

Read the full piece here

Okay, let's get this straight.

No one has PREFERRED pronouns.
They just have pronouns.
Which means, if they tell you that their pronouns are they.. Then that does NOT mean you call them he if you feel that the way the present themselves does not fit the norms of someone who identifies using gender neutral pronouns.

THEY HAVE PRONOUNS. NOT PREFERRED PRONOUNS.

Don’t be a jerk.

What if binary gender roles and heteronormative sexuality were dictated by ephemeral cultural/societal mores, norms, customs and traditions - and not by God or even nature? What if biologically, gender fluidity and pansexuality were part of the natural human condition? What a revolutionary concept that would be.
—  Diego Czar

Ok but if a female can’t cope with the fact that they’re female and they’ve escaped that by being trans you fucking throw it in their face and trigger their dysphoria and depression and whatever, guess what, you’re an asshole!
“Prioritizing females” yes I’m down for that. Hurting individuals (WHO ARE FEMALES!) by letting your “activism” overpower your compassion and humanity, I’m vehemently opposed to that.

ketv.com
Man charged with hate crime in assault of transgender woman
Police say Stephen E. Thompson, 45, assaulted a transgender woman at an Omaha bar.

Stephen E. Thompson, 45, was charged Monday with one count of third-degree assault that is being prosecuted as a hate crime.

A police report says 27-year-old Kara Jeslyn Barone was at a bar for a party Friday when she was assaulted just before midnight.

Barone told authorities she went into the women’s restroom when Thompson tried to force his way in.

Barone said she pushed him outside the door and locked him out. She said when Thompson’s girlfriend, who was in the restroom, opened the door, Thompson punched her and shouted anti-gay slurs.

“A situation that’s not acceptable, you know. We don’t condone assault. We don’t condone bigotry,” Down Under Lounge owner John Nosal said. “I heard a little bit of commotion and then I went around and I removed the combatant from the situation.”

Nosal said he hired Thompson as a disc jockey the night of the alleged assault. Nosal said he didn’t see what happened, but knows enough to not bring Thompson into his business anymore.

“Hopefully we can take the situation and learn from it and move forward,” Nosal said.

The photos of Barone with a bloody nose and split lip speak for themselves. She said, a few days later, the physical wounds are healing.

“I’m doing a lot better,” Barone said. “My nose feels better now. It hurt pretty bad, and my lip was sore for a couple days.”

She said the emotional pain will take time.

“It’s still a lot to take in and comprehend.”

Dahlia Strange said she was in the bathroom with Barone. She said she watched everything happen and was dating the man accused in the attack until he allegedly threw the punches. They have since separated.

“I hope he goes to jail for a long time. I don’t ever want to see him again,” Strange said.

Juan Villalobos, another friend who witnessed the event, said he was standing near where everything happened.

“I had blood all over my arms when he hit her, because I was that close to the situation,” Villalobos said.

Both Villalobos and Strange said they believe what they saw was a hate crime. Barone said she’s not as worried about her wounds and is more concerned about what they mean to the transgender community.

“When they see stuff like that, they could be afraid of coming out,” Barone said. “I was afraid to come out too, you know.”

With her accused attacker in jail, Barone is sharing her message.

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Video Report from KETV: Local man charged with hate crime in assault of transgender woman

Discovery Digital explains sex and gender terms in new video

“ ‘Sex and Gender Terms Explained’ is a new video produced by Discovery Digital on their network, Test Tube. It provides clear definitions of common terms related to gender identity. The video explains the difference between sex and gender, and defines need-to-know terminology including, “transgender,” “genderqueer,” and “gender expression.” They also make an important statement that, “Identity is everything to so many. It’s personal, it’s important, it’s about affirmation.” That explains the need to educate and increase understanding among those both outside and inside the LGBT community.

Discovery Digital did a fantastic job helping trans and genderqueer members of the LGBT community be heard, understood, and accepted as a result.”

Watch the video here

5 Seconds of Summer: Finding Out the Gender

Ashton: It was your 22 week check up at the doctors. Ashton couldn’t attend, do to the tour, but that was okay. He wanted you to find out the gender of the baby today. You were excited to know. Ashton wanted to get the nursery done. You both already planned out what the room would look like for both genders. 
If it were a boy, it’d be music/band themed. Drum and guitar shadow stickers on the wall. Music records above the crib. To ensure his musical background.
If it were a girl, Ashton insisted that it’d be princess themed. “Pink, Disney and pretty,” as Ashton explained it. He was determined to have it be fit for a princess, for his little princess.
You entered the room, sitting on the chair. Lifting your shirt just enough, the technician squirted the cool gel on your tummy. He took the rod to your stomach, finding the child easily. You heard the heart beat, then saw it on the screen.
“It’s in perfect health,” he smiled. “Would you like to know the sex?” You nodded. Biting your lip, you waited for him to tell you the gender. “And there we go. It’s a little girl. See?”
You covered your mouth, grinning from ear to ear. He brought the screen closer to you. Grazing the screen with your finger tips, your eyes watered.
“My little princess,” you whispered.

Michael: You and Michael wanted the gender to be a surprise, so after you had fully pushed out your child, the doctor announced, “It’s a girl!”
“A girl?” You asked Michael. Looked at the child, giving a teary eyed smile. He nodded. The nurse gave you the little girl and you cried. “Oh, hello there. My little girl.”
“She looks just like you,” Michael choked. “Two beautiful girls.”
After the nurse took her to be cleaned, Michael kissed your temple.
My two beautiful girls.”

Calum: Calum’s family was very invested in the baby, knowing how much he wanted this, Mali wanted to through a Gender reveal party. Calum enjoyed that idea very much. 
At your 20 week check, Calum’s first question was, “Can we know the gender?”
“Calum,” you mumbled. The technician chuckled. “Actually, if you find it, can you write it down, but put it in the envelope.” You gave her all the materials. She nodded, putting it besides the screen.
“Okay, the baby seems to be doing fine,” she admitted. “As for the gender…”
“Paper, on the paper,” Calum reminded. He was determined to not mess it up. She nodded and wrote it down. “Babe, no peeking.” 
Once all was settled, you guys drove to Mali’s home to drop off the letter. As soon as you got home, you saw a voicemail on your phone.
“Hey guys, Mali here. So, I got everything settled, the party shall be next week Saturday. You better not do anything. See ya then!” You were so excited.
Before you knew it, it was Saturday. Calum drove to the restaurant, squeezing your hand, pecking your knuckles occasionally. The party was beautiful. At the door, there was a poll. A majority of the guests thought it was going to be a girl. You held your baby bump. You two entered the main hall and saw everyone with male or female pins on. Mali rushed over to hug you.
“Hey there, mummy,” she linked your arm. “Just in time. The balloons are in the back.” Tom came out, with the box. Handing Calum the box cutter, you and Calum were prepared to open the box. Cutting the tape together, multiple blue balloons flew out. Everybody cheered and Calum dropped the cutter in the box, hugging you tightly.
“Oh, my God!” He yelped. 
“We’re having a boy,” you mumbled into his chest.

Luke: Luke was sure to make it to today’s check up. He wanted to know the gender. The room was full of excitement and joy. Luke held your hand, watching the monitor.
“Okay, Mr and Mrs Hemmings, would you like to know the gender?” She asked.
“Yes,” you and Luke nodded together. She smiled, searching the monitor.
“Oh, my God,” Luke gasped. “Is that what I think that is?”
The technician grinned from ear to ear. “That’s funny, you should write that down.”
“It is,” Luke squeezed your hand. “It’s a boy!”
You squealed and Luke kissed your forehead. “Oh, wait till your mother hears about this.”