Trans lives matter! House of Tulip is a project that aims at getting safe and affordable housing for trans people in New Orleans, Louisiana. 1 in 3 of all trans people in Louisiana has experienced homelessness. The purchase of this land will had develop more affordable housing in a city experiencing gentrification. Y'all know the drill if you can’t donate at least reblog
Women’s right to abortion? It’s their choice. Politicians shouldn’t be all up in their business about it.
Black lives matter? Of course they fucking do. Black people are humans too, y’all have just been fed racist nonsense for centuries. BUT THEIR RIGHTS SHOULDN’T BE DEBATED. No one is harmed by helping people.
Trans rights shouldn’t be in limbo all the time. Today on the radio they were talking about the further backpedaling of trans rights. Something about homeless shelters. We shouldn’t have to not know whether or not we’re gonna be safe every time there’s a presidential election. Or at all!
Gay marriage? It really doesn’t effect you if you’re straight, so stop whining about it. If that’s what you’re worried about, I’m sure gay people wouldn’t want to marry you anyway.
If all lives really did matter, we wouldn’t be having these issues.
Yesterday, June 6th, a trans sex worker named Jessica Rubi Mori was reported dead, dismembered in a landfill.
Trans women, especially trans women of color are largely ignored by the world and the LGBT+ community but without them you wouldn’t even HAVE a community, trans women of color built this movement and you fucking owe it to them to remember them, rage for them, fight for those who are still alive and afraid to exist. Who deserve to live in a world where they can walk down the street without getting shot in the head. The total deaths is likely more than what is listed here but many bodies are not found and others are misgendered by police and families.
Chay Reed (28): Shot in Miami, her friend says Reed was: “…a light, always trying to make everyone around her happy,”
Mx Bostick (59): They were homeless at the time of their death, NYPD officials have their death listed as ‘a disagreement between neighbors’ and not a hate crime. (There are many conflicting reports regarding Bostick’s gender identity, this information was the most up to date that I found).
Sherrell Faulkner (46): Killed in Charlotte North Carolina, Faulkner’s body was found in a dumpster in November of last year and she died of her wounds in May of this year.
Kenne McFadden (27): Killed in San Antonio, Kenne McFadden was initially misgendered in her police report, she like to post videos of herself singing.
Jessica Rubi Mori:A trans sex worker, her body was found dismembered in a landfill. Please please I beg you do not go looking for more information about her, I did and found sites with pictures of her body, it’s the most horrific thing I have ever seen.
I couldn’t find any information on the other trans woman murdered in the Dominican Republic.
Do not let them be forgotten, say their names. Transgender women of color are the backbone of the LGBT community, they should be our leaders, revered as pillars of the community, instead they are killed in the streets, their bodies brutalized, these are my people, DO NOT forget them this Pride Month. They are the reason we have one.
diversity is great and all and its nice seeing trans actors and black actors and brown actors etc, but i feel like there’s a different aspect of diversity we’re not addressing
yes, having stories about black people is important. but where are the stories starring black people where their blackness isn’t the point of the story?
where are the stories starring trans people where their transness isn’t the point of the story? hell, where are the stories starring trans people as non trans characters like they might be trans but they’re still actors they don’t have to just play their reality.
where are the stories starring brown people where their brownness isn’t the point of the story?
white people and cis people get to just tell stories. they get to tell countless stories. hell, they get to tell our stories as poc (i’m looking at you scarlett johansson) and the stories of trans people (you too jared leto) and they get awarded for it.
meanwhile, black people still out here playing thugs, and maids, and slaves and gang members and poor inner city kids. trans people still out here playing exclusively trans characters. brown people still out here playing “muslim suspect 2” or terrorists, or refugees or market owners or shop workers.
putting us on screen but only in type cast roles isn’t diversity, it’s performative. show us as people. human beings. multifaceted and multidimensional beings with complex stories. we’re quite capable of stories like ghostbusters or jurassic park or indiana jones that have nothing at all to do with the colour of someone’s skin or their gender, and everything to do with just being good, entertaining stories.
Trans people need it now more than ever. Especially in light of recent events
Trans people do matter.
Trans people are people.
Trans people should be kept safe
I want my trans followers, and anyone that comes along my blog (whether trans, or supports trans/LGBT in general) to know that they have every right to be mad at TERFs. Along with my blog being a safe place for trans people.
Pass this message around/reblog if you want trans people to know that they matter so much.
I wish I could rescue all transgender teens kicked out of homes or cut off from family resources. My heart breaks for you. The only redeeming thought is that we are made stronger through adversity.
I just hope and pray for your safety, including from depression and suicide. Most of my family suffers with both, as does my precious transgender son. If he ever suicided I would be so lost.
Even though for 16 years I thought he was my only daughter, he’s still as precious and amazing(now 19) because it’s his spirit and soul, not his body and what people see him as, and he is a blessing, kind, generous, talented violinist and violist, has a gift of healing through his music, intelligent, and loves deeper than I ever could.
Like many of you, he’s suffered mental, verbal, and spiritual abuse from his dad’s side of the family, and that was before he came out as trans (thankfully we’re divorced and we rescued him from their clutches). He has PTSD from living with them, along with anxiety, depression. So, we understand!
I pray that your parents will have a change of heart and mind. I pray they see that if they reject you, kick you out of your home, they aren’t fulfilling the greatest commandment (Matthew 22:36-40: “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”)
They wouldn’t treat themselves like they treat you. It’s another disgraceful act “Christians” (or whatever religion you are) committ, to turn on their own children, refusing to consider that God made you this way, you are not a disgrace, you are not a freak, you are a beautiful, precious soul given to be a blessing this hurting world.
It makes me angry and pained to know the shit you all go through. My heart hurts with you. I’m crying as I write this (Empath). I love you. My family loves you. Our Creator loves you.
Hang in there. You will make it. It’s difficult, but it will be worth it.
I think what Pose did tonight was absolutely heartbreaking, but also so very important to the real-world narrative that is still happening day in and day out. Trans women of color are being murdered at alarming rates, and nothing is ever done about it and it is never given the coverage it deserves, and it is just really truly terrifying.