trans immigration

I’m still feeling zero sympathy for the growing number of ManChildTrump voters who are realizing they were fooled.

Those who wanted ObamaCare killed while they had coverage under the Affordable Care Act. No sympathy.

Caitlyn Jenner, who knew the people with whom Trump aligns himself want to dissolve same-sex marriage and eliminate protections for transgender people. No sympathy.

Immigrants who came here, then voted to keep refugees out…even those from the same country they escaped…then cry because their family members can’t enter the US. No sympathy.

People who claim to care about their children’s education…or the air they breathe…or the water they drink, only to see the unqualified people Trump appointed to his cabinet. No sympathy.

And, Middle Class taxpayers? Here’s a prediction. When Trump releases his tax plan, you’ll discover you’re paying higher taxes so the rich/corporations can stack up a few more pennies on their counting tables. No sympathy!

Dear White People: You didn’t “survive” Obama. You were never, ever in any threat or danger under Obamas administration People of color, LGBT+, immigrants, people of other faiths, THESE people want to survive Trump. Because their families ARE being torn apart, people ARE looking to harm/kill them. Their churches ARE being defaced and torched. Their children ARE being slaughtered in the streets. Step back

Immigration activist and trans woman Karyna Jaramillo immigrated to the U.S. in 1989 and spent time at a detention center in Eloy, Arizona. Trans women are often placed in all-male detention centers, where they risk being subjected to abuse and sexual harassment. Jaramillo spoke to us about her experience and fight.

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Transgender rights, immigration protests set for NYC and Chicago as Trump actions sink in

  • This weekend, organizers in Chicago have planned a march to resist the lifting of transgender protections. 
  • In Queens, New York, protesters will rally against the Trump administration’s ongoing Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids.
  • Queens Stands Together Rally Sunday, Feb. 26, 11 a.m. — 2 p.m. Eastern, MacDonald Park"
    • Let us come together in MacDonald Park united for freedom and equality against bigotry, intolerance and hate. Queens epitomizes the multiculturalism of America. Our diversity strengthens, enriches and enlightens. Many in the community are quite fearful with reason but resilient in the face of adversity.”
  • Queer and Trans Dance Party-Protest Sunday, Feb. 26, 6 p.m. — 10 p.m. Eastern, Fifth Avenue, between 55th and 56th streets
    • “This peaceful protest is a celebration of our diversity, our strength, and our love, a declaration that even in the darkest times, we can come together and DANCE in the face of tyranny.”
  • Chicago Stand Up for Transgender Rights Saturday, Feb. 25, 12 p.m. — 1 p.m. Central, at the intersection of Roscoe and Halsted streets
    • “The Trump administration continues on its path of intolerance and hate, and because of that we must all stand up together for all members of the trans community including those who consider themselves as gender non-conforming, cisgendered, bi-gendered, Two Spirit, intersex, cross-dressers, queer, non-binary, drag kings or queens, queer, questioning, as well as the GLB community. Trans folx of color are at particular risk due to the actions of the current administration. Minorities are at risk under this administration, and this is why we must unite, we must march!”
  • Chicago Latinxs Against Trump Protest Saturday, Feb. 25, 2 p.m. Central, 55 North Michigan Avenue
    • “This protest is definitely open to ALL Latinos no matter where you are from. Chicago has a very large Latino community and we need to come out in solidarity with each other.” Read more (2/24/17 10:32 AM) 
Sorry, Trump/Farage supporters. I’m not scared of black people, gays, trans people, Australians, Angela Merkel, Muslims, Mexicans, Romanians, Polish people, feminists or the Anne Frank Centre. I’m a civilised person with a three digit IQ.

Admittedly, I never was crazy about Michelle Obama’s “pro-vegetable” thing. 

But that was purely my pro-chocolate bias. 

If you wear a hijab, I’ll sit with you on the train.

If you’re trans, I’ll go to the bathroom with you.

If you’re a person of color, I’ll stand with you if the cops stop you.

If you’re a person with disabilities, I’ll hand you my megaphone.

If you’re an immigrant, I’ll help you find resources.

If you’re a survivor, I’ll believe you.

If you’re a refugee, I’ll make sure you’re welcome.

If you’re a veteran, I’ll take up your fight.

If you’re a LGBTQ, I won’t let anybody tell you you’re broken.

If you’re a woman, I’ll make sure you get home ok.

If you’re tired, me too.

If you need a hug, I’ve got an infinite supply.


If you need me, I’ll be with you. All I ask is that you be with me, too.
—  via @wizdomly

I like to think Baby Boomers are aware, on some level, that future generations will judge them harshly for raping the environment, for fast-tracking income inequality, for fighting against gay and trans rights as vociferously as they tried to slow down or stall women’s and civil rights and for saddling us with a national character of authoritarian saber-rattling mocked and feared by the rest of the world.

But since they lack the capacity to change themselves or to make a last-ditch effort to leave the world a better place than they found it, they instead settle for derision like this. The old ‘I don’t have to better myself if I can just drag everyone else down to my level’ defense. (Ignoring that this adds to their list of failings by admitting ‘Fuck, we had no idea how to raise our own children.’)

Just icing on their legacy.

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I stand for human rights, and will continue to do so, regardless of who is president. 

I stand for human rights, and will continue to do so, regardless of who is president.

I STAND FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, AND WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO REGARDLESS OF WHO IS PRESIDENT.

help me immigrate? (repost)

hello! i’m an autistic queer/trans immigrant of colour. i have been dealing with various financial issues (link), mainly due to my residency status, but: i can finally apply for permanent residency! and with the recent turn of the election… i really want to finish this long, long journey

the only problem is that the actual application costs a lot of money. i need $550 for just the initial application processing fee, as well as $200 for the medical exam, and $490 for the acceptance fee. this doesn’t include fees for FBI check, keeping up with my other bills, etc. as explained in the post linked above, i can’t afford to save up for this right now, so i’m asking for help

the support i’ve received has meant more than the world to me, and i am so thankful for all of it. i don’t know how to pay back all the love and generosity i’ve received. i hope this will be the last time i have to ask for help, as getting permanent residency would open so many doors for me. i want to make things right for myself, and for all the people who believe i can and have helped me

i have a donation button on my blog, or you can donate directly to me at shinjiabrahams@yahoo.ca. if you are uncomfortable donating, i can do $5 sketches right now. either e-mail or PM me if you are interested in that! (this post will be updated soon with a place to view examples, sorry)

thank you, be gentle with yourself, thank you, thank you

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Here are 5 of the biggest issues Trump’s Supreme Court could decide

Abortion rights

  • If Trump does indeed get three appointments and manages to fill all of them with anti-abortion rights justices, he could be able to get a court that will overturn the landmark 1973 decision Roe v. Wade, which upheld the legal right to obtain an abortion. 
  • Though Trump has frequently been wishy-washy on the issue of abortion, he’d likely want to please his base by choosing very anti-abortion rights justices.

Gun rights

  • In 2008, the Supreme Court ruled in Heller v. DC that Americans had a right to keep a handgun at home for self-defense. 
  • Soon, though, the Court could hear a case about if Americans have a right to carry a handgun outside of their own homes. This may have a huge impact on open carry laws throughout the land.

Transgender rights

  • Last October, the Court agreed to hear a case over whether or not transgender students have the right to use the restroom of their gender expression in public schools. 
  • While this decision might be made before Trump is able to appoint a justice, if he does manage to fill Scalia’s seat, the conservatives on the court will have a much easier time defending their position.

Immigration rights

  • Immigration issues are sure to reach the court during Trump’s tenure, especially if he follows through on some of his more radical plans.

Voting rights

  • The court already made a decision that Trump is going to like for procedural reasons by declining to hear a case on voter ID rules. 
  • This will allow the White House to come out in favor of voter ID laws, changing the previous official position and possibly even push them in other states. Read more
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1.21.17 women’s march on Austin

Austin, TX showed up today. I saw people of all identities coming together in solidarity, in ways we haven’t seen much of since this divisive election began.

I saw women of all ages. From my 16 year old sister, to babies in “future president” onesies, to elderly women telling me about the marches they walked in the sixties. I saw men supporting wives and daughters and men supporting women as a whole. I saw proud queer people chanting in the streets, I saw banners about birth control and immigration and trans rights and corruption, but most of all I saw Love.

These are some of my favorite shots from today. I only had my phone and it was hectic and there were thousands of people and signs to see, but here’s a glimpse of the support pouring through the streets of the Texas Capital. I plan to compile a vlog of the entire day because it was life-changing and inspiring and I want to share it with you all.

Keep marching, as long as it takes.

also: “an openly dangerous neo-nazi whose public events are used to out trans people and undocumented immigrants and incite physical violence against people of color, muslims, and/or jews is not allowed to speak at this privately-funded institution because the majority of the people paying for its operation do not want him to speak here” is not goddamn censorship

also: “aforementioned neo-nazi was paid an exorbitant amount of money by a publicly-traded company [that is unconnected to the government in ANY way wrt funding or policy] so that he can write a book espousing his ideals, which have caused at least one person to be literally shot with a gun already, so many of its stockholders and employees are advocating for his deal to be revoked or else are leaving the company” is not goddamn censorship

also: “aforementioned neo-nazi and his gun-toting, actively violent followers use a publicly traded internet platform to organize and enact violence, hatespeech, and harrassment on women, particularly trans women and women of color, so the ceo of said website banned aforementioned neo-nazi’s account in an attempt to protect human beings” is not goddamn censorship

milo’s first amendment rights are not in ANY jeopardy

were the american nazi party’s first amendment rights to assemble in jeopardy when the town of skokie banned them from marching in 1977 and the aclu defended their right to march on a small illinois town with a high jewish population – largely, at the time, direct holocaust survivors and european refugees? yes, technically. but is that actually worth defending? or is it hatespeech?

it’s hatespeech. which is not protected by the first amendment. there is no such thing as an assembly of nazis – whether public or private – that is not an act of violence, and not defensible by the first amendment.

unless you devalue those who are being done violence, and thus do not equate actual, provable, quantifiable harm to them as violence.

defending milo says to trans people, undocumented immigrants, women, muslims, people of color, and undoubtedly other marginalized groups i’m forgetting, that harm done to them by his ability to amass followers and manipulate them into action is not actually harm. it says that the violence of his speech-acts is not actually violence. and it is not okay.

ok, big turn of events. After I came out as trans, both sides of my family have abruptly completely cut me off and withdrawn their financial support from me. I’ve called so many different organisations for info and resources, and I’ve been frantically applying for jobs. I’m on a student visa in Australia, and I have to be studying full time in order to remain, and if I get deported I won’t have any country to go back to. This honestly sucks, I’m so angry and hurt by my family, but I’m pulling my shit together. I’ve applied for many different jobs, and I’m opening an etsy store to sell my stuff and a few handcrafts. I’ll post the link everywhere on my social media soon, but for now if you’re reading this, please say a prayer for me that something will happen or that my family will change their mind about supporting my tuition.

anonymous asked:

The laci thing really made me lose my trust in her bc she wants a "civil" "open" discussion with someone that is openly hostile and dehumanizes individuals. The "civil" discussion will lead nowhere but a bunch of views. Instead of just wasting our time with people that literally sees us less why can't we better our community? Especially now for our trans sisters, immigrants, and more. Idk commit to direct action like helping in shelters and donating to help others.

Right? She has been these “content creators’” number one target for years. She’s putting the onus on marginalized people to have “open respectful conversations” with channels who refuse to listen to our experiences with discrimination/prejudice, openly mock our intelligence and sanity (which is hella ableist btw), repeatedly refuse to respect trans folks’ pronouns, and resort to abusive language and harassment. But the second her peers who have supported her work for years and have never been hostile, disrespectful, or aggressive suggest her motives are coming from an oppressive place, she dismisses us and refuses to engage. It’s so damn hypocritical.