anonymous asked:

a facebook comment is worthy of a news?

Readers, anon is referring to this comment on the Star Wars Facebook page.

What’s newsworthy is that the Star Wars team could have easily ignored the comment, but they used their prominent voice to make an anti-sexist, anti-stereotype statement.

Nice job to whoever: A) wrote that response, and B) approved the post from the Disney/Star Wars team!

Chasers never want to admit that their behavior is damaging to trans women. They always want free passes and pats on the back because they adore and admire trans women as if they’re doing the dirty work that society at large refuses to do. And then they fetishize our parts, our stories, our ability to love physically and otherwise, and they expect us to just accept it as if we aren’t capable of moving beyond that, as if we’re only worthy of love when we’re some kind of kink. But okay cool whatever…

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US Trans Survey
The 2015 U.S. Trans Survey is the new name of the largest survey ever devoted to the lives and experiences of trans people.

Did you complete the survey yet? I did!

It’s the largest ever national transgender survey. It’s super important, since results from the previous one “dramatically changed how the public and policymakers understand the challenges facing trans people.”

Spread the word!

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Hey Ya (Cover) by Elliot Fletcher

(inspired by cutie nikolas)

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $5.7 million in funding to evaluate the long-term health outcomes for transgender youth for the first time in the US. The five-year study will take place at four academic medical center with dedicated transgender youth clinics, including UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. “There is a remarkable increase in transgender youth seeking medical services all across the country, yet there is a real lack of long-term data to effectively and safely guide the clinical care of these youth,” says Stephen Rosenthal, MD, study co-investigator and medical director of the Child and Adolescent Gender Center.

The multicenter study will be located at four academic medical centers with dedicated transgender youth clinics. The co-investigators and their institutions include:

  • Johanna Olson, MD, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
  • Stephen Rosenthal, MD, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco
  • Robert Garofalo, MD, MPH, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Norman Spack, MD, Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

“We are pleased to see transgender medicine taking its place on the national health agenda,” said Olson, medical director of the Center for Transyouth Health at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. “Results of this study will help physicians across the country provide the best and safest possible care for transgender youth.”

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opinions are genders, personalities are genders, moods are genders

what’s next?

how about gendering animals? Fish are aquagender and have a fetish for water, dogs are caninegender, cats are felinegender, guinea pigs are cucumbergender or carrotgender….

Or food. If you like hot dogs you are sausagender and have more genders depending on the things you like on your hot dog. Same with pizza. For example you can be pizzagender and  if you like more than one kind of pizza you are pizzafluid.

Or what about jobs? If you are a doctor you are doctorgender and if you get another job you are jobfluid. Or you can be a (oppressive) monojobber with only one job you entire life.

Or books/video games/. Are you a fantasygender, scifigender or a genrefluid? Are you straight but love gay movies? Congrats you are a hetero gaymovieromantic.

And every new gender comes with new exiting pronouns. :D

Yay more genders, more flags, more queer things, more labels!

The black community and their ideologies of black hyper-masculinity in men is aggravating. It’s extremely frustrating as a black man that our oppressive history has left wounds on our community that dictate how much of a man someone is based on their masculinity. We really need to stop letting society control our actions and judgement towards other people. Those same ideas of hyper-masculinity are the reason why black men feel the need to limit themselves socially and emotionally. These same limitations elicit the rejection of intellectual activities due to the association of homosexuality tied to them. I’m glad my generation has had growing resilience against those same social constructs that hinder our community. Just Be Yourself‬

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A Conversation With Trans Activist Kate Bornstein - Tagg Magazine
This year’s Gender Odyssey Family conference, held at the Washington State Convention Center, tackled an enormous range of issues around gender and the family:

From Seattle WA to Washington DC, trans kids and Gender Odyssey are making waves in the press! May this reach more families in need for next year’s conference.