I would really appreciate it if people would spread this around! What YouTube is doing to LGBT+ videos and content creators is affecting intersex people, and, between the lack of intersex voices on the internet as a whole and the lack of people talking about intersex issues at all, this has a huge impact on what little we’ve been able to put out there.

One of the reasons we’ve been unable to create as much as other LGBT+ groups on the internet is because the stigma against us and how strong it is. What YouTube is doing is revoking the visibility we are getting and reinforcing the stigma that keeps us hiding.

The solution here is not as simple as turning off restricted mode. This sends a message to people that who they are is unfit to be seen, especially when done by such a huge, popular company whose tagline used to be “Broadcast Yourself”. And this still affects kids whoee parents won’t let them turn off restricted mode.

Please don’t just let this get 10 notes and disappear, please reblog this and make people aware. And, if you can, I encourage you to support intersex content creators on YouTube, including Emily Quinn (Intersexperiences), Pidgeon Pagonis, and Jenn Levine. You can find plenty of other good videos if you search “intersex” on YouTube.


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a shoutout for those who aren't shouted out

shoutout to aromantic people
shoutout to bigender people
shoutout to demigender people
shoutout to pangender people
shoutout to polygender people
shoutout to intersex people
shoutout to polysexual people
shoutout to polyamorous people
shoutout to grey-asexual people
shoutout to greyromantic people
shoutout to lithromantic people
shoutout to quoiromantic people
shoutout to questioning people
shoutout to heteroflexible people
shoutout to homoflexible people
shoutout to people whose romantic orientation doesn’t line up with their sexual orientation
shoutout to lgbt+ poc
shoutout to lgbt+ muslims
shoutout to disabled lgbt+ people
shoutout to mentally-ill lgbt+ people

How to Feel more Feminine (for closeted Trans Girls)

· Part your hair
· Paint your nails with a clear coat of nail polish
· wear “Manly” Jewelery like a shark tooth necklace or a cross necklace (if you’re Religious) or a dog tag, or a mood ring
· wear panties under your Boxers or pants
· wear a cupless sports bra under your shirt
· wear slightly tinted chapstick
· wear eyeshadow that is a shade close to your skin tone
· paint your toenails & keep them hidden from unsupportive people under your socks