Identity, Gender, and Mental Health

"It's not sane to call a rainbow black and white."

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transtamlen:

reversingyourpolarity:

robothugscomic:

New Comic!

Pronouns, right? Super weird little lexical referents. 

My site moved to a new host, so everything should be better now! Everything -  my site, my comic, my life, my cats, my cooking, my sex. Everything. 

Read the thing people.

the apology thing is really important because the second you do that the mistake becomes about you and your feelings and it becomes my job to console you after having my own feelings hurt.

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bidyke:

Why I need Bi Visibility Day. [Image: Grunge background with bisexual pride colors. Text: “I HAVE 99 PROBLEMS and bullshit cis patriarchal monosexism and bi erasure is MOST OF THEM.”]

bidyke:

Why I need Bi Visibility Day.

[Image: Grunge background with bisexual pride colors. Text: “I HAVE 99 PROBLEMS and bullshit cis patriarchal monosexism and bi erasure is MOST OF THEM.”]

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chibird:

Even if you are used to being “sensitive” or “too emotional” like me… I think it’s great to embrace and accept your emotions and not feel ashamed if you ever get really sad or excited or anything.

chibird:

Even if you are used to being “sensitive” or “too emotional” like me… I think it’s great to embrace and accept your emotions and not feel ashamed if you ever get really sad or excited or anything.

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yesmissmori:

THINX Underwear:

OH SHIT YOU GUYS THIS COMPANY IS MAKING UNDERWEAR THAT IS STAIN RESISTANT, ANTIMICROBIAL, AND WILL ABSORB UP TO 6 TEASPOONS OF LIQUID BUT STILL LOOKS FUCKING SEXY

AND DID I MENTION THIS PART:

For every pair of THINX you buy, you help one girl in the developing world stay in school by providing her with seven washable, reusable cloth pads.

AND WHY IS THAT SUCH A BIG DEAL? HERE’S WHY:

After doing some research, Agrawal says she found that more than 100 million girls in the developing world were missing a week of school because of their periods, and using things such as leaves, old rags, or plastic bags in the place of sanitary pads.

THE SIZES RUN FROM XS TO XXL AND THE PRICES ARE NOT INSANE, THEY’RE OBVIOUSLY HIGHER THAN THOSE 5 FOR $10 SALES AT TARGET BUT YOU WON’T HAVE TO THROW THEM OUT BECAUSE YOU MISCALCULATED YOUR FLOW AND BLED ALL OVER THEM BEFORE YOU COULD GET TO A BATHROOM

I’M SORRY FOR SHOUTING I’M JUST REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THIS

LIKE HOLY FUCKBASKET IT’S ABOUT DAMN TIME

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Where Do Transgender Travelers Feel Safe?

transqueermediaexchange:

Transgender travelers’ most important concern is safety, according to a recent study commissioned by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Seven hundred transgender people across 48 states were queried on their traveling habits; approximately 80 percent said a destination’s perceived safety influences whether they visit or not. Fort Lauderdale did not score very highly on the respondents’ safety score, with only about half seeing it as safe for transgender vacationers. New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, and Key West, Fla. were the top five safe destinations, according to the survey.

The survey also indicated trans travelers are budget-conscious and appreciate cultural and urban destinations. Luckily for Fort Lauderdale, trans respondents indicated they value warm weather and beautiful beaches.

"We know a lot about gay and lesbian travelers, but little if anything has been known about the transgender traveler, until now," Richard Gray, the bureau’s managing director of the LGBT market, told the Sun-Sentinel. “Now is the time for the Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB to emphasize the importance of the T in LGBT. The forgotten T, I’m saddened to say.”

The CVB hopes to utilize all the information they’ve gathered by encouraging tourism officials to participate in transgender sensitivity training.

Broward County, where Fort Lauderdale resides, scored a major coup with transgender business by booking the Southern Comfort Transgender Conference later this month, and for the next three events. One of the biggest trans conferences in the world, the conference will take place at the Bonaventure Resort & Spa and bring hundreds of transgender professionals to south Florida.
 

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sallymolay:

Brooke Guinan is the FDNY’s ONLY transgender firefighter. Not only does she save lives everyday as part of her job, she is an inspiration to us all standing up for embracing who you are without fear or shame, but with pride and strength. Brooke tirelessly fights to increase the percentage of women and people of color in the FDNY as well as fight for a continually equal work environment.
Brooke is role model in the So Trans So What campaign. Read more at So Gay So What.

sallymolay:

Brooke Guinan is the FDNY’s ONLY transgender firefighter. Not only does she save lives everyday as part of her job, she is an inspiration to us all standing up for embracing who you are without fear or shame, but with pride and strength. Brooke tirelessly fights to increase the percentage of women and people of color in the FDNY as well as fight for a continually equal work environment.

Brooke is role model in the So Trans So What campaign.
Read more at So Gay So What.

(via thenonbinarysafespace)