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23rd April 2014

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Five Things You Should Know About Your Agender Acquaintance →

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Five Things You Should Know About Your Agender Acquaintance

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This will be familiar territory for many of you (and that’s great!), but for anyone who isn’t as well-versed, let the learning begin!

Gender, while often used as a synonym for biological sex, is an entirely separate component of…

22nd April 2014

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A favor

Hello! I’m Christie a psych major at Slippery Rock University. I’m researching LGBT relationships for a school research project. I’m wondering if you would post this so people can take the research survey. Thanks either way! Here’s the info: Participants must be MALE college students (18-24 yrs old) who identify as a non heterosexual (GAY, BISEXUAL, OR QUESTIONING). We are seeking 20 participants and will raffle off 2 gift cards: Participants will have a 1 in 10 chance to win a $15 amazon gift card. Here’s the link (request a new participant account): https://sru.sona-systems.com/Default.aspx?ReturnUrl=/ 

22nd April 2014

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University of North Texas students petition for gender-neutral dorms

http://www.wfaa.com/news/education/UNT-students-petition-for-gender-neutral-dorms-256101891.html

God, I love being a Texan

21st April 2014

Question with 26 notes

Anonymous asked: Do you know of any resources for disabled gays?

Shoutout to queerability! All your LGBT + disability needs. 

Tagged: Anonymous

21st April 2014

Question with 6 notes

Anonymous asked: So I identify as bisexual and I was wondering if it was possible to have a shift in your sexuality? I used to have a preference for guys (I thought I was straight for quite a long time) but now I definitely have a preference for girls and when I told my family they said "but you've always liked guys!" I guess that's true but I feel more attracted to girls now. Is that strange?

It’s not strange at all! Sexuality ebbs and flows for a lot of people, and I’d say a solid majority of non-straight people believed at SOME point that they were straight. (After all, when we’re younger, a lot of us don’t even know there’s any other way to be!) What’s happening to you has happened to tons and tons of people. No worries. <3 

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21st April 2014

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It makes me sad.

It makes me sad that the world

Hates me.

(Well, some of the world.)


It hurts me.

It hurts me to know

That people would rather I didn’t have happiness

Than “encroach on their beliefs”.


It is like a punch in the stomach

To know

That my parents

Believe that my happiness is like a heroin addiction.


It makes me sad.

It makes me sad to know

That I may never have a future marriage be recognized

In a country or state.


It hurts me.

It hurts me that

To some people, my love is horrible

And I’m going to hell because of it.


It is like a punch in the stomach

To think

“Am I going to be able to get married

In a church, like I want to?”

“Or am I going to have to find somebody else?”


It makes me sad.

It makes me sad that

My baby brother

Is following in my parent’s footsteps in their beliefs

On women and ‘people who believe they’re gay’ and

Everyone who isn’t straight or male or Christian.


It hurts me.

It hurts me to know that

People would be willing to ban me

From restaurants

And refuse to do my wedding pictures

And even burn my house down

So that I might be intimidated into fitting the heteronormative.


It’s creating an empty space

To know

That my own family

Wouldn’t want to come to my wedding.

To know that my dad

My dad

Who loves me and doesn’t want to hurt me and is always there for me

My dad

Thinks that I am a perversion.


It makes me sad.

It hurts me.

I don’t know how else to say it.

I just want to be happy

And have people be happy for me

And not worry about these things

At the age of 15.


It hurts.

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16th April 2014

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Immigration &amp; 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.

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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

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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. 

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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 36,946 notes

xekstrin:

lalondes:

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