Shoutout to LGBTQ+ kids

Shoutout to LGBTQ+ kids who are told they are “too young to know”.

Shoutout to young lesbians who are overly fetishized.

Shoutout to young gay boys who feel the need to overcompensate their masculinity in order to fit in.

Shoutout to pansexual, polysexual, and bisexual kids who are told that they’re “doing it to be cool”.

Shoutout to kids on the ace spectrum who believe they are broken or confused.

Shoutout to young trans girls whose only representations of themselves are in political cartoons as creepy, perverted men.

Shoutout to young trans boys who are labeled as “tomboys” and “butch lesbians”.

Shoutout to mlm trans boys and wlw trans girls whose internalized transphobia makes them believe that they are “fakers”.

Shoutout to genderqueer kids who are told that their identity doesn’t exist. 

Shoutout to mentally ill trans kids, who are told that their gender identity is a side effect of their illness.

Shoutout to questioning kids who feel that they have to figure everything out now.

Shoutout to LGBTQ+ kids of color, who have to figure out where they fit in society, as well as getting little to no representation. 

Shoutout to LGBTQ+ kids with unsupportive or abusive families, I promise it isn’t your fault.

Shoutout to LGBTQ+ kids in the closet who feel they’d be disowned if they came out.

Shoutout to all LGBTQ+ kids. You are valid and wonderful and I love you. 

Ambiguous Bodies and Deviant Sexualities: Hermaphrodites, Homosexuality, and Surgery in the United States, 1850-1904
[...] The first report of corrective surgery published in the United States appeared in the American Journal of the Medical Sciences in 1852, but surgery did not immediately replace more traditional social prescriptions designed to fit hermaphrodites into a dimorphic model of human sex. Only after homosexuality became a matter of discussion in American medical journals did the frequency of normalizing surgeries increase.This paper explores the connection between physicians’ increased interest in preventing “abnormal” sexual behavior and their insistence that interventionist surgeries were the most appropriate means of treating cases of hermaphroditism.

This article is the only one I’ve read so far out of the ones my partner got from the U of T medical library. It was completely eye-opening and explores the correlation between the medicalization/pathologization of homosexuality, bisexuality and gender variance and the rise of normalizing surgeries in intersex infants.

A very important and relatively short read that I heavily encourage intersex people as well as dyadic LGBT allies to read.

Content is potentially triggering. CW: intersexism, homophobia, transphobia, biphobia, conversion therapy, surgery, forced sex assignment, medical/body talk, H slur

It’s totally fine if you’re projecting one of your identities onto a character. Orientation, gender identity, disability, race, mental illness, anything at all. It’s beautiful that you’re seeing a character, relating to them and assigning them some of your own struggles so the characters helps you carry them. 

It’s amazing if your headcanon has a strong support in canon and is almost official. The creators love you and encourage you to see things this way, you’re valued and loved. 

It’s amazing if your headcanon isn’t implied by canon, but could still be true. You’re expanding on the universe you love, you’re growing as a person and you’re contributing to fandom in a meaningful way.

It’s amazing if your headcanon contradicts canon. You’re creating an alternate universe where what you imagine could be true, you’re a content creator now, you’re beautiful and imaginative. 

Don’t be afraid to relate to characters and give them characteristics that are yours. You’re not hurting anyone, you might even find people to bond with who share your headcanon, and it might help you deal with your own struggles. You’re doing great.


How Will I Ever Afford Top Surgery??

Or any gender confirming surgery for that matter?! Here’s just a few ideas for getting started fundraising for the daunting task that is affording gender confirming surgery (or anything you wanna save up for, really). Obviously this isn’t an all inclusive list but it’s a good starting point, and hopefully will help you get started on your fundraising journey. Get creative, and don’t give up!

I’m having top surgery in 72 Days! If you wanna help me out and donate to my fund it can be found at: https://www.youcaring.com/chris-rhodes-616745

Black Mirror’s San Junipero is a prime example of the product of two negatives being a positive:

Black Mirror (where pretty much nobody lives happily every after) x Fictional queer women (who pretty much never live happily every after) = Fuck, dude, I guess the nice ladies just get to live young and happy and together in a virtual reality for eternity. I mean, what other choice do we have?

[W]hat we take to be ‘real,’ what we invoke as the naturalized knowledge of gender is, in fact, a changeable and revisable reality. […] Although this insight does not in itself constitute a political revolution, no political revolution is possible without a radical shift in one’s notion of the possible and the real.
—  Judith Butler, 1999 Preface to Gender Trouble (xxiv)
"they didn't have the same concepts of sexual orientation and gender back then"
  • what it means:ideas about platonic affection were much broader and more permissive, gender was in some ways both more fluid (because it was strongly tied to presentation, so if one looked like a duck and quacked like a duck...) and more restrictive (because genders besides male and female? wat?), sexual orientation was in many people's minds almost inextricably linked to gender/gender presentation, and while the concept of homosexuality definitely existed and people knew about it as something distinct from platonic friendship, it was considered a practice as opposed to an identity
  • what it doesn't mean:LGBT people didn't exist before the 20th century
  • straight historians, take note

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Thanks everyone😊

Shoot friend this is awesome! I might buy one of these myself.