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16th April 2014

Photo reblogged from Trans Student Equality Resources with 481 notes

transstudent:

Immigration & Trans People in the United States. Special thanks to the National Center for Transgender Equality for collaborating with us! Click here to share on Facebook. Click here to retweet.

transstudent:

Immigration & Trans People in the United States. Special thanks to the National Center for Transgender Equality for collaborating with us! Click here to share on Facebook. Click here to retweet.

15th April 2014

Photo reblogged from GLSEN with 2,431 notes

glsen:

A high school couple in New York say the school won’t let them go to prom together because one of them is transgender. 
We think everyone deserves to go to prom, no matter how they identify. Reblog if you agree. 

glsen:

A high school couple in New York say the school won’t let them go to prom together because one of them is transgender. 

We think everyone deserves to go to prom, no matter how they identify. Reblog if you agree. 

12th April 2014

Photo reblogged from We're Up All Night To Get Lucky with 34,936 notes

xekstrin:

lalondes:

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE DON’T SCROLL PAST THIS.
Scarleteen is a vital queer and trans positive sexual health resource. Their staff do an amazing job of creating really comprehensive and helpful articles on literally every sexual topic you can imagine. They also provide live chats, advice columns, moderated discussion forums, and SMS-based peer support. This site has helped me on countless occasions, and I refer at-risk queer and trans kids to this site every single day.
Scarleteen is invaluable.
And Scarleteen needs your help.
During their annual donation drive this year, the site was only able to raise $1,500. Only fifty people out of Scarleteen’s 350,000 unique monthly visitors contributed to the fundraising drive.
This means that unless Scarleteen sees a stable, sustained, 50% increase in donations, the site will essentially be forced to go dark on May 1. No more new content, no more advice columns, no more forums, no more live chat, no more SMS support. 
This is devastating.
If Scarleteen goes dark, millions of young people, vulnerable queer and trans teens among them, will lose access to essential, fundamental sexual health resources. We cannot let this happen.
Please, please, please donate to Scarleteen. Consider making a recurring monthly contribution if you feel that this is within your means. Even $5 or $10 a month will go a long way to helping this very, very deserving organization.
And whether or not you’re able to donate at this time, please signal boost this and spread the word. Scarleteen does incredible, very necessary work, and they need our help.

guys this is really important. If each of my followers donated just one dollar that would still be more than what they raised previously. Please consider helping?

xekstrin:

lalondes:

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE DON’T SCROLL PAST THIS.

Scarleteen is a vital queer and trans positive sexual health resource. Their staff do an amazing job of creating really comprehensive and helpful articles on literally every sexual topic you can imagine. They also provide live chats, advice columns, moderated discussion forums, and SMS-based peer support. This site has helped me on countless occasions, and I refer at-risk queer and trans kids to this site every single day.

Scarleteen is invaluable.

And Scarleteen needs your help.

During their annual donation drive this year, the site was only able to raise $1,500. Only fifty people out of Scarleteen’s 350,000 unique monthly visitors contributed to the fundraising drive.

This means that unless Scarleteen sees a stable, sustained, 50% increase in donations, the site will essentially be forced to go dark on May 1. No more new content, no more advice columns, no more forums, no more live chat, no more SMS support. 

This is devastating.

If Scarleteen goes dark, millions of young people, vulnerable queer and trans teens among them, will lose access to essential, fundamental sexual health resources. We cannot let this happen.

Please, please, please donate to Scarleteen. Consider making a recurring monthly contribution if you feel that this is within your means. Even $5 or $10 a month will go a long way to helping this very, very deserving organization.

And whether or not you’re able to donate at this time, please signal boost this and spread the word. Scarleteen does incredible, very necessary work, and they need our help.

guys this is really important. If each of my followers donated just one dollar that would still be more than what they raised previously. Please consider helping?

Source: lalondes

30th March 2014

Link reblogged from Meyllen Page with 6 notes

Trans 100 2014 LIVE STREAM! (March 30) →

We welcome all to viewing of the 2014 of Trans 100. The Chicago event is currently sold-out and this is an additional opportunity to view the event from anywhere across the world.

The Trans 100 is annual list and live event that is meant to recognize trans identified people creating a positive impact in the community. 

Source: tipsfortransfolks

27th March 2014

Photoset reblogged from GLSEN with 3,054 notes

glsen:

In United States schools, eight in ten lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students report being verbally harassed because of their sexual orientation, and nearly two-thirds were harassed because of their gender expression. 

That’s why GLSEN supports the Safe Schools Improvement Act and the Student Non-Discrimination Act—two bills that work together to ensure schools nationwide are free of bullying, harassment, and discrimination.

You can make a difference. Click here to send a message to your representative in Washington calling on them to support SSIA and SNDA. Your voice is important and you can be part of making schools safer for LGBT students. We need your help!

26th March 2014

Question

Anonymous asked: Hi I'm a girl and I'm gay. There's this girl that I've been liking for 3 years now but I'm pretty sure that she's straight. Advice?

That’s the worst, and we’ve all been there. Unfortunately, if she’s straight, it’s probably not going to happen. If it will help you find closure, tell her about your feelings, but be ready for a potentially negative response. Beyond that, though, I’m afraid it’s time to let this one go and see how many other amazing ladies are out there. Good luck. <3 

Tagged: Anonymous

14th March 2014

Photo reblogged from KNOWhomo with 307 notes

knowhomo:

If you have knowledge, let others light their candles at it.  ~Margaret Fuller

knowhomo:

If you have knowledge, let others light their candles at it.  ~Margaret Fuller

13th March 2014

Question with 2 notes

shortcrazygirl asked: For your possibly bi anon, I never had a relationship with a girl before I realized I was bi. I just knew I was attracted to women as well as men. You don’t need specific experiences to identify as bi. You can message me if you need more advice. ^_^

Thanks for responding! :) 

Tagged: shortcrazygirl

13th March 2014

Question with 4 notes

Anonymous asked: Hey... I've been so confused lately. I used to accept the fact that I was bi, but then I moved schools. Early this school year, I had a crush on a girl, but I knew it was never gonna work out (I'm a girl btw). I sort of put the whole bisexual "idea" in the back of my mind (if thats even possible), but lately I've been feeling so stressed out about it. I don't have a crush on anyone, but I know I'm bi. My parents would never accept it. I don't know what to do... so I figured I'd come to you.

I’m sorry this is stressing you! Sounds like you don’t have to do anything big just yet. Your primary focus should be making sure you are safe, so if you don’t think your parents will accept you, it may be best to wait to tell them until you’re a little more independent of them. However, in the meantime, you should be focusing on accepting yourself. If you can, find friends you trust who you can confide in about this, and they’ll remind you that you are valuable and important and valid. Because you are! I promise. Good luck, dear. <3

Tagged: from youcoming outanonbisexualityAnonymous

4th March 2014

Photo reblogged from Alternative World with 5,044 notes

think-progress:

motherjones:

This is what progress looks like.

We can definitely get on board with this trend.

think-progress:

motherjones:

This is what progress looks like.

We can definitely get on board with this trend.

Source: motherjones