This woman was detained and told to leave the airport for being trans 

Shadi Petosky just wanted out of Orlando, Florida. On Monday night, Petosky, a 35-year-old transgender woman, attempted to board a flight at Orlando’s International Airport when she was detained by the TSA. The reason? An “anomaly” — her genitals. The TSA does have a policy for treating trans fliers, but there’s just one problem with it.

Concepts for the Signs

concept: me, feeling the kind of overwhelming love and peace i’ve only ever felt in dreams. i pinch myself. it’s real

concept: me, waking up on a mountainside, surrounded by flowers. a river flows nearby. my responsibilities are nowhere to be seen

concept: the moon has never been bigger than it is tonight. i climb out onto the roof. she is close enough to kiss

concept: me, sailing through the milky way with many-coloured stars caught in my hair. there’s no pain up here, only laughter and peace

concept: my wings carry me higher and higher and i watch the world become smaller and smaller

concept: i have been sleeping for years. in my dreams i have lived a thousand lives, learned a thousand things, and now i am ready to wake

concept: it’s like a lifelong winter in my mind suddenly thaws, and i smile like a blooming flower on the first day of spring

concept: me, swimming amongst the stars. their iridescent light fills me with a sense of peace i didn’t know i was capable of. my fingers are covered in starlight

concept: me, lying in a field of many, many flowers. daisies grow through the cracks in my body. i’ll be okay

concept: me, removing the melancholy parts of my mind and putting it all aside for a while. i dance and climb trees and sing and run around with boundless energy

concept: me, laying on a hillside, far away from everything i know. waiting for nothing. i have all the time in the world

concept: me, loved eternally by the wind and the rain and the grass and the moon and the sun and the earth and the sky and the stars

All credits to the author of the concepts: @conceptualsolitude

the signs as the six types of love
  • Storgic Love (friendship love):Sagittarius, Aquarius
  • Agapic Love (unconditional, selfless love):Libra, Pisces
  • Manic Love (possessive, dependent love):Taurus, Scorpio
  • Pragmatic Love (logical, realistic, sensible love):Virgo, Capricorn
  • Ludic Love (self-oriented, playful love):Aries, Gemini
  • Erotic Love (romantic, passionate, consuming love):Cancer, Leo
  • *look at your sun, moon, and venus sign!*
the signs as bakers
  • always bakes really cute things with pretty decorations:pisces, cancer, taurus
  • bakes rich and decadent stuff, especially chocolate:scorpio, leo, libra
  • their food tastes AMAZING but it looks like a hot mess:sagittarius, virgo, gemini
  • can't bake for shit:aquarius, aries, capricorn

The TSA has changed their word for trans people from “anomaly” to “alarm”

Up until this month, the TSA used the word “anomaly” to refer to apparent physical inconsistencies that appeared in passenger body scans, which are programmed to distinguish between male and female bodies. Detecting an “anomaly” on a male or female passenger is grounds for further inspection. Now, the TSA said “anomaly” will be replaced by “alarm.” Changing the word doesn’t change one important fact.

TSA's new word for trans bodies is 'alarm'
Three months after a transgender traveler's horrifying experience being screened at an airport, the agency reveals the change it promised in October.

A little while back, the Transportation Security Administration announced that it would no longer refer to transgender passengers’ bodies as “anomalies” when a body scan revealed anatomy that didn’t fit into binary gender expectations.

Now, when a scan finds something a TSA official didn’t expect, that is referred to as an “alarm.” Not really any better. This is the process:

When you enter the imaging portal, the TSA officer presses a button designating a gender (male/female) based on how you present yourself. The machine has software that looks at the anatomy of men and women differently. The equipment conducts a scan and indicates areas on the body warranting further inspection if necessary. If there is an alarm, TSA officers are trained to clear the alarm, not the individual. Additional screening is conducted to determine whether a prohibited item is present.

If you cannot or choose not to be screened by advanced imaging technology or a walk-through metal detector, you will undergo a pat-down procedure instead. You may also undergo a pat-down procedure if you alarm the screening equipment and/or at random. If a pat-down is performed, it will be conducted by an officer of the same gender as you present yourself. Screening can be conducted in a private screening area with a witness or companion of the traveler’s choosing.

If you’re trans and traveling soon, it might be helpful to review TSA guidelines for transgender passengers. It’s an unfortunately complicated process, and knowing how it works already could save you time and explanation. 

The signs as things I've heard
  • Aries:Im going to be so hot and it will seduce him. Just watch.
  • Taurus:Am I allowed to marry veggie straws?
  • Gemini:Relationships are just hard tbh.
  • Cancer:I pushed her off a chair for calling me over dramatic.
  • Leo:He's in effing Puerto Rico.
  • Virgo:How did you forget about that paper due two weeks ago?
  • Libra:Well that's how it is and Im better than you.
  • Scorpio:My mom is oblivious to my sex jokes.
  • Sagittarius:I 'accidentally' hit her with my drums for flirting with my man.
  • Capricorn:That paper is due in two weeks. I finished it yesterday.
  • Aquarius:She was sobbing and I awkwardly sat there.
  • Pisces:I tell her everyday how beautiful she is.

TSA Supervisor Calls Police on Teen for Filming Dad’s Pat-Down

A 16-year-old boy has caused a stir after releasing a video showing himself being denied the right to film a checkpoint pat-down — something the TSA officially allows.

YouTube user Apple Lucas claims that he was denied the right to film while being patted down by a TSA supervisor at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. He then tried to film his father getting patted down, only to have the TSA agent call a police officer to the scene.

“I explained to him that it clearly states on the TSA website that you are allowed to film the TSA agents as long as you don’t film their monitors and are not interfering with their process,” Apple Lucas writes.

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The Signs as Irish Names for Girls (Requested)

Aries: Maebh// The ancient warrior Queen of Connacht 

Taurus: Bláthín/Bláthnaid// Little flower 

Gemini: Cara// Friend

Cancer: Aoife// Beautiful

Leo: Aileen// Noble

Virgo: Neassa// Ancient Queen who tricked her second husband into giving the kingdom to her son (who was married to Maebh before she left him lol ^^^)

Libra: Brigid// Virtue

Scorpio: Roisín// Little rose

Sagittarius: Fianna// The name of Fionn Mac Cool’s band of warriors (Women had equal rights in this time and fought alongside the men) 

Capricorn: Dearbhile// Daughter of Fal (Fal was an ancient name for Ireland)

Aquarius: Saoirse// Freedom

Pisces: Aisling// Dream

The Signs as Beautiful Paintings of Flowers

Aries: Watts and Watts of Neon Paint - Iris Scott

Taurus: Monet’s Sunflowers - Adrienne Harrington

Gemini: Romance - Sonali Kukrej

Cancer: Daisy Chain - Sea Dean

Leo: Flora Montage - Sam Randall

Virgo: Pink lilies on Green - Samar Asamoah

Libra: Untitled - Jennifer Beaudet

Scorpio: Red Rose 2 - Teresa Dye

Sagittarius: I feel happy to talk about my sadness - Laura Iosifescu

Capricorn: Summer Bellis - Alyson Sheldrake

Aquarius: Fresh - Sara Paxton

Pisces: The Pollen Drinkers - Bhagvati Nath