Posts tagged trans*
Posts tagged trans*
Our liberation is. Our revolution currently isn’t. We have work to do.
[A collage image of a bullhorn, with the following text beside it “our liberation is intersectional, intergenerational, queer & trans inclusive.” There are six arms and hands jutting upwards from the bottom of the image, all different skin shades and sizes. Some are making fists, some are giving the middle finger, the others are open palm. The background is pink and purple flowers.]
We are not there yet. Let’s make this our biz, okay?
- TODAY: 3pm-7pm
8th Annual NYC Trans Day of Action for Social and Economic Justice
Friday June 22, 2012
We call on our Trans and Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC) community and on all of our allies from many movements to join us for the 8th Annual Trans Day of Action for Social and Economic Justice. We as TGNC People of Color (POC) recognize the importance of working together alongside other movements to change the world we want to see. We live in a time when oppressed peoples including people of color, immigrants, youth and elders, people with disabilities, women and TGNC people, and poor people are underserved, face higher levels of discrimination, heightened surveillance and experience increased violence at the hands of the state. We must unite and work together towards dismantling the transphobia, racism, classism, sexism, ageism, ableism, homophobia and xenophobia that permeates our movements for social justice. Let’s come together to let the world know that TGNC rights will not be undermined and together we will not be silenced!
To endorse the Trans Day of Action 2012,please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
To organize a contingent to march with us, please send an e-mail to Egyptt at email@example.com or call (212) 463-0342
For more information about the March, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact TransJustice at (212) 463-0342 Ext. 15
Signal boost and shout out to Trans Day of Action - if you’re in NYC, get out there! <3
I send my love to CeCe McDonald today at her sentencing. Learn more about CeCe’s story here: http://supportcece.wordpress.com/. She deserves all of our support.
TRANS RAPPER MYKKI BLANCO FREESTYLES IN HARLEM
This is a must see. As one of the best gay rappers in the game (and soon to be the first to cross over to mainstream success), Mykki Blanco is a sick enigmatic gem that is here to stay! In a recent mini-documentary with Glasnost NY, Mykki hits the streets of Harlem and the subway’s of NYC freestyling like the beast that she is. You just have to see for yourself.
p.s. Look out for Mykki in Issue 5 of WeTheUrban Magazine on newsstands this summer!
Against Me! singer Tom Gabel reveals plans to begin living as a woman in the new issue of Rolling Stone. Gabel, who has dealt privately with gender dysphoria for years, will soon begin the process of transition, by taking hormones and undergoing electrolysis treatments.
Gabel will eventually take the name Laura Jane Grace, and will remain married to her wife Heather. “For me, the most terrifying thing about this was how she would accept the news,” says Gabel. “But she’s been super-amazing and understanding.”
Gabel only told a handful of family and friends about her plan to transition before talking to Rolling Stone. Because this is the first time a major rock star has come out as transgender, the singer made a point of speaking openly about it. “I’m going to have embarrassing moments,” says Gabel, “and that won’t be fun. But that’s part of what talking to you is about – is hoping people will understand, and hoping they’ll be fairly kind.”
SO much respect for Tom Gabel right now.
TW: The article linked above includes language that isn’t very trans*-friendly, but it’s the primary source for this info.
A finalist in the Miss Universe Canada competition was kicked out of the pageant when it was discovered she is transgender.
The rules set by the Miss Universe franchise say that contestants must be “naturally born female.” Jenna Talackova, a trans* contestant, indicated that this was true in her forms, but the director of the pageant “suspected otherwise.” When he confronted her, she told the truth and was removed from the competition.
Talackova could not be reached for comment Friday night. In a YouTube interview posted in 2010, she says she knew she was a female at the age of 4 and began hormone therapy at 14. She surgically changed her gender a few years ago when she was 19.
“I regard myself as a woman with a history,” Talackova says in the video, winking.
This is really unfortunate. I thought we were past this by now.
If you are cis, you do not get to determine what is and isn’t cissexist. End of story. No, I’m not going to explain to you why it is cissexist to have a gang sign that supposedly is for all women but is of ovaries. You don’t think it’s cissexist? That’s nice. No one asked you. You’re cis.
This is why most of the time, I don’t bother calling you people out. I just unfollow you.
Trans Activist Agnes Torres Murdered In Puebla
Friends and supporters gathered to mourn and pay tribute to Agnes this evening in Puebla, the state’s capital city. Earlier today, the hashtag #AgnesTorres was a trending topic on Twitter, with thousands posting messages of support for Agnes, her family, and the LGBT community.
Former colleagues of Agnes Torres are demanding a thorough investigation and calling for a special department within Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission dedicated to cases of hate crimes against lesbians, gays, and transsexuals.
¡Justicia Para Agnes Torres!
In an attempt to protect students from bullying and harassment, a Virginia school district is considering outlawing cross-dressing, a vague way to describe students wearing clothing that would traditionally be worn by people of the other sex.
Administrators in Suffolk, Virginia believe they’ll be keeping kids from the teasing and even suicide that has taken place across the country in cases where students dressed in ways that didn’t “match their gender,” but the ACLU has already spoken up to say the policy is vague and discriminatory.
James Parrish, executive director of Equality Virginia, suggested that district administrators needed education on issues related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students.
“If a girl comes to school wearing jeans and a flannel shirt, is that considered cross-gender dressing?” he told Reuters, adding that a misunderstanding of the issues could actually make the students more susceptible to bullying.
“They’re calling it cross-dressing, but if that individual was wearing clothes that reflect their gender identity, that’s not cross-dressing, that’s appropriate gender dressing,” he said.
A vote will take place in March and the ban could potentially take effect in July. What say you?
Virginia, what are you even doing.