trans aren't

Shout out to native mlm whose tribes aren’t accepting of their sexuality ✨

Shout out to native mlm who constantly have to deal with being told “you don’t look native!” ✨

Shout out to native mlm who do look native and are discriminated for it on top of being mlm ✨

Shout out to native trans mlm who don’t want to cut their hair for spiritual reasons ✨

Shout out to native trans mlm who don’t want to cut their hair just because they like it ✨

Shout out to native trans mlm who do want to cut their hair short ✨

My native boys out there never get any love so shout out to Native mlm!!! Feel free to add more!

A sort-of sequel to this

“That character can’t be trans, because ____”

“They have a higher/lower pitched voice!”
Voice pitch doesn’t indicate gender. Some boys/men have higher pitched voices and some women have lower pitched voices, whether or not they’re trans. Trans people, usually adults, can also go through vocal training to make their voices higher/lower. Another thing to consider is that for younger characters, all voices are pretty high pitched. Young boys can often sing soprano in choirs and there’s a reason young cartoon boys are often voiced by teenage girls.

“We’ve seen them shirtless/in a bra!”
Shirtless trans boys: If they are younger, puberty might not have kicked in yet, so they have a flat chest. For older boys who would have gone through/are going through puberty, they could just have small breasts, took/are taking puberty blockers, or are taking T. Any boy who is 18+ may have gotten top surgery.
Trans girls with bras: This mostly applies to teenage/adult characters. They could be wearing a water bra/stuffed a bra/bra with padding. Again, they could also be taking hormones or have had top surgery done.

“They’re too young/too old to be trans!”
You are never the wrong age to realize you’re trans. Young kids can know as soon as they are developed enough to actually think/process things. For older people, they might have not realized what they were feeling was something significant/not just a random thought or that it is okay to be trans until recently. It could also be that they transitioned some time before, maybe when they were young, maybe not. This is a really weak argument.

“The creator said they weren’t trans!”
It really doesn’t matter. If the creator of a show says they’re not trans then they aren’t trans in canon, but that won’t stop us from imagining these characters as trans. Part of being in a fandom is recreating the characters and showing them to others in a new light, that might not be canon, but honestly who cares? A lot of artists and writers can show our favorite characters as trans in a good/cool way while not making that the whole idea of the work. As long as the original traits of the character aren’t lost, it’s fantastic. Getting upset for this reason is like getting upset because someone colored a person’s hair the wrong shade of brown.

“I don’t want my favorite characters to be trans!”
Congrats, you’re transphobic. 
I’d also like to point out that just because you don’t really agree with/can’t see a character being trans doesn’t really make you transphobic. In fact, I even have trouble seeing some characters as trans. But if it makes you cry cis tears/makes you mad to see trans people have fun/don’t like the idea of rubbing our little trans hands all over it, you are transphobic.

Any other bullshit reason
I don’t give a shit, any character can be trans and we don’t need reasoning to think that.

Also take into consideration characters who haven’t realized their trans/haven’t come out yet and don’t present as their actual gender 

wow, if you think that trans wlw are men who just want sleep w/ lesbians you are fucking stupid. why would someone change their pronouns, their life style, the way they look (depending on their transition), their name, possibly be disowned just to get into someone’s pants who thinks that transgirls trying to find love some how equals oppression. 

  • Person who knows no asexuals and has never once looked into asexual oppression and does not know shit about L.G.B.T.+ history or its pointless divisions as it has grown: "Asexuals don't belong in the L.G.B.T.+ community because ace problems aren't gay problems!"
  • Me: "Hey, that's the same thing with which gay people booed trans people off the stage! 'Trans problems aren't gay problems!' Also, L.G.B.T.+ leaders have an obligation to know the oppression that afflicts ALL non-cis/het identities. The Ace community has been your comrade in arms. We've been fighting for L.G.B.T.+ representation as hard as you have, and we haven't just been fighting for ace representation. We've been fighting for gays and lesbians and pansexuals and bisexuals and transgenders and genderqueers and all non-cis/het identities and accepting victories in stride, even if those victories don't include representing us. We've been on your side since the beginning, and we've always seen ourselves as part of the community. You'll be making a big mistake if you decide to kick one of your biggest allies to the curb. And if you still don't believe we're part of our community, that we don't suffer from oppression (which, I promise you, we do), then you're throwing away one of your supporting allies and utilizing the same divisionary bigotry and elitism that gay people used to use against trans people, that homophobes still use against gay people. You are making a huge mistake."
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Boys Aren't Meant To Cry (14046 words) by dipstick [AO3]

Chapters: 5/?
Fandom: Batman - All Media Types, Under the Red Hood
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Catherine Todd & Jason Todd, Bruce Wayne & Jason Todd, Alfred Pennyworth & Jason Todd, Barbara Gordon & Jason Todd
Characters: Jason Todd, Bruce Wayne, Alfred Pennyworth, Catherine Todd, Dick Grayson, Barbara Gordon, Jim Gordon
Additional Tags: Trans Character, Trans Male Character, transboy! Jason, Latino Character, Latinx Character, Swearing, Canonical Character Death, child character death, purposeful misgendering, forced drowning, Panic Attacks, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - PTSD, Anxiety, Lots of anxiety, Transphobia, Bruce Wayne is a Good Dad
Summary:

The bat towered over him. “What’s your name?”

He didn’t want to answer the shadow. He knew his voice would come out too high, too soft. He could already see the detective’s eyes cataloging him. His small frame, his slight features.

‘Well, fuck him,’ Jay thought.

“The name’s Jason,” he said with a cocky grin, “Jason Todd.”

Binding Safety for Trans Folk - Abridged Version

Safety tips for chest binding for trans people here!  This is the shorter, easier to read version of my post here.  A lot of people were finding it hard to read.  If you’re up for more words, that version has a lot more details.

Binding badly can cause you permanent, life-threatening damage.  Like rush-you-to-the-hospital-in-an-ambulance, still-there-when-you’re-eighty damage.  It’s really, really important to bind safely.

Do nots:

  • Don’t bind with Ace bandages or duct tape
  • Don’t sleep while binding
  • Don’t do hard or long exercise while binding
  • Don’t bind for more than 8 hours a day
  • Don’t get a binder smaller than the seller recommends for your size
  • Don’t put on so many layers you get heat stroke
  • Don’t think that using a sports bra instead of a binder means you don’t have to follow these rules

Dos:

  • Give your chest time to rest any time you can, even just a few minutes of break helps
  • Loosen up your binding if you feel pain or have difficulty breathing
  • Cough hard every time you take your binding stuff off
  • Cough hard every so often while binding
  • Immediately take off your binding and cough if you start wheezing or your breath starts rattling
  • Stand up straight (actually important)
  • Every so often pull your shoulders back and breathe deeply
  • Carry around a more gentle sort of binding than you normally use to switch into if you have problems during the day
What the signs should call Caitlyn Jenner
  • Aries: Caitlyn Jenner
  • Taurus: Caitlyn Jenner
  • Gemini: Caitlyn Jenner
  • Cancer: Caitlyn Jenner
  • Leo: Caitlyn Jenner
  • Virgo: Caitlyn Jenner
  • Libra: Caitlyn Jenner
  • Scorpio: Caitlyn Jenner
  • Sagittarius: Caitlyn Jenner
  • Capricorn: Caitlyn Jenner
  • Aquarius: Caitlyn Jenner
  • Pisces: Caitlyn Jenner
syerc replied to your photoset “So I’m sure people have already pointed this out but like… Charmy is…”

Funny how the people only come out and appreciate Charmy because he’s possibly trans lmao, yep, he’s totally not a great character beyond a speculation of his gender thats the only thing that matters :)

I mean apart from this unnecessarily rude comment on my post, I’ve loved Charmy ever since I first saw him, long before I ever speculated about his gender, so idk what you’re getting at bruh

Why are so many people so offended that a character they like miiiiiight be trans smh

Alright alright so I guess while we’re on the subject of what makes you lgbtq and what makes you not straight, cishet aces keep saying they’re not straight because other straight people don’t accept them for being “outside the straight norm”
Okay no I gotcha. So……. let’s go off that. Let’s talk about when regular ol cishets date trans people. Let’s say a straight man and a trans woman. A large amount of society would tell that straight man he’s actually gay and attracted to men for dating a transwoman. Same if it were a straight woman and a trans man. Society is going to tell that girl she’s a lesbian. Society does not on the whole accept that as a hetero relationship and does not accept those two straight people as straight. Does uh….. does that suddenly mean they’re lgbtq now??? Since society is saying they aren’t straight even when they are?????
So either we’re gonna have to start letting those cishets in too on the prerequisite that society tells them they aren’t straight, or we can go ahead and trash that classic little line yall cishet aces and aros keep trotting out about how you aren’t straight because society doesn’t accept you as straight because it doesn’t make any sense????? 🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔

concept: sky high, except they let me write it