Hello friends, I have an announcement that I thought could be helpful for you whether you’re a transgender male or a shy lady or just hate the sound tampon wrappers make when you open them. Tampax Radiant Plastic brand tampons are virtually silent when you open them and are resealable too. The wrappers are softer and smoother than other brand’s wrappers and even when you take them out of your pocket, you can hardly hear them, if not at all. I thought this announcement could help some people of tampons proved to be a problem for you, so If you do think it’s helpful at all, just spread this around and let some people know about them.

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Meet The Badass Transgender Talk Show Host Who Wants To Be China’s Most Influential Woman

SHANGHAI – They call her “poison tongue.” Jin Xing has verbally bitch-slapped TV hosts, stormed off sets and carved out a reputation as a straight-talker who does things her own way.

“My words aren’t like massage oil – they’re like acupuncture needles,” Jin Xing (pronounced “jeen shing”) told The WorldPost. “They go right to the nerve and twist it.”

This is my little (but tall as fuck) sister, Amber. Her name used to be jon, but she realized that deep inside she is a girl and she is one of the most beautiful girls I know. Yes, it had taken me a while to get used to the fact that instead of having a little brother to get into fights with I now have a little sister to teach me how to do my make up so well.

I just wish my dad would see her the way I do. Every time he calls me he brings up amber and how he’s soooo uncomfortable with it and starts making fun of his son and what he’s going through. And it’s like, I’m trying so fucking hard to support the both of them but it’s really hard because I can’t even call him on Christmas. He asked what Amber got for Christmas and 2 of the things were a purse and some make up. And he immediately goes

“no I’m good, I can’t ever imagine getting my SON a purse”

He feels like his son has died. But it’s just like..your son may have died but a daughter is being reborn.

I think of amber as a beautiful, spunky hilarious girl. My dad thinks of her as a rebellious cross dresser.

I love my dad but goddamn, it’s getting to be too much.

#taggingihatemyparentsjustbecauseisometimeshatemydad

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These were the 4 most powerful moments from the I Am Cait premiere 

People everywhere sat down to watch the premiere of the E! reality series I Am Cait Sunday night. And while Jenner is hoping to educate the world on the serious issues trans people face, she’s also teaching people everywhere how to embrace LGBTQ family members. These 4 moments — particularly the worry that kept her up at 4:32 AM — exemplify that.

This is HUGE! It happened in TEXAS! And the world should know about it! #Transguy Mel Gonzales won Homecoming King of Austin High (which is just outside of Houston.) Absorb Mel’s words posted a few days before the election… (And thank you Trina Pham for the photo!)

“Homecoming court 2014. In case I don’t get a chance to speak… I never wanted to make it as a popularity contest. Rather, I wanted to prove that an openly transgender male could make court. I don’t want to be just your homecoming king – I want to be your female-to-male homecoming king. It may not be a big deal to you, but this is for my LGBT community, for my Gay-Straight Alliance, and for my underdogs who don’t get enough representation. You are capable, so always keep at it. ‪#‎ftm‬ ‪#‎trans‬ ‪#‎homecoming‬ king”

This lawmaker wants to make it illegal for transgender people to use the bathroom 

Rep. Frank Artiles. is a Miami Republican in the Florida legislature who thinks that using a restroom is a choice — especially if you’re transgender. That’s why he feels no compunction about his introduction of the Single-Sex Public Facilities Act, a law which would make it a crime for transgender people to use single-sex public bathrooms that correspond with their gender identity in restaurants, workplaces and schools. “Violators” face a $1,000 fine and up to a year in jail.

Utterly absurd logic he’s using to hide his transphobia

CHE BUONO!  

Italy becomes fifth country in the world to allow trans people to change gender without a doctor

“Italy joins Argentina, Denmark, Malta and Ireland in acknowledging the right of trans people to self-determine their own identity

Italy has become the fifth country in the world to acknowledge that trans people are allowed to identify as trans without medical, surgery or genital intervention.

Following a historic decision by the Italian Supreme Court this week, it overturns rulings by lower courts and makes it clear the official record of gender may be amended without surgery or sterilization. [Sterilization? WTF?!? - PF]

After a clear and absolute statement that ‘the right to self-determination is inviolable’ the Supreme Court ruled:

‘The desire to align body and spirit is, even in the absence of surgical intervention, the result of a very personal journey to gender identity, supported by a range of medical and psychological treatments that will vary according to individual personality and need.

‘The moment of truth is deeply influenced by individual characteristics.

‘Ultimately, it can only be the end result of a process of self-determination towards the goal of a change of sex.’

The court’s decision comes just one week after lawmakers enacted similar legislation in Ireland and adds to mounting pressure in countries such as France and the UK to follow suit. In France, and many other European countries, the application of the law means that in practice a change of gender will only be recognized following the sterilization of the individual concerned.”

Read the full piece here | Graphic source

NICE WORK ITALY!

November 20th is Transgender day of Remembrance (TDOR). I have changed my profile picture to memorialize and honor all of the beautiful transgender people who we have lost. May their memories be for a blessing

There are stars whose light reaches the earth only after they themselves have disintegrated and are no more. And there are people whose scintillating memory lights the world after they have passed from it. These lights – which shine in the darkest night – are those which illumine for us the path. (Hannah Senesh)

“…gender is not sane. It’s not sane to call a rainbow black and white.” – Kate Bornstein

Stages Of Transgender Grief.

Denial: “I’m alright, I can live being a boy.” “I want to be a girl but they say I’m a boy so I guess thats okey.”

Anger: (Also known as puberty) “body stop the horrible things you are doing!” “I’ll cut you if yo don’t stop! I’ll starve you if don’t stop!" 

Bargaining: "As long as I can have long hair, I’ll be okay. If I can be a little feminine I’ll be alright.” “I don’t need all that transition stuff. I really want it but it’ll be easier to just keep hiding it.” “No one will believe me anyway.” “I should have said something as a kid but now it’s too late.”

Depression: “I can’t even have nice hair…” “I can’t be me at all…” “I’m so tired of this…” “if I have to shave one more time, i might just use the razor differently” “I’ll never pass anyway…”  

Acceptance: “Alright! I’m going to just do it! I’m going to transition!” “I’ve decided to fight for me!” “Help me please!”

Revelation: "Everyone I want you to know who I am, who I really am.“ "please don’t hate me!”

Today I was talking with one of my cis male friends about binding and he was asking what it was like and I was trying to explain and then I had a brainwave. Because he’s about the same size as me (albeit with bigger shoulders and no intrusive chest additions) I got one of my old kind of stretched out underworks binders out and he tried it on. As soon as it was on he was just like… “What the fuck… this is insane! You wear this all the time? What do you mean it’s stretched out and loose? I’m gonna die!” And then he tried to do a little run up and down the garden in it, and tried deep breathing and he was getting properly freaked out so I offered to help him out of it and he insisted on wearing it whilst we watched an ep of this show and so he did about 20 minutes in it and when he took it off he just looked at me and went “You wear this for hours, every day? I have a whole new respect for you right now bro. You ever need to get people to understand how serious you are, now much you need this, how much trans people need this… make them try this thing on.”

It was a good, if odd experience.