The weirdest thing is that people talk about “coming out” as if it’s this big momentous thing that only happens once while in actual fact it’s something that you do almost every single day every time you talk to a new person every time you’re in a new situation you’re constantly weighing your options, the ability to be your true self vs the advantages of being a false self and honestly it’s so fucking exhausting
Jordan Hanson, of Lawrence, is afraid that when she goes to the polls for the Aug. 5 primary, she will be turned away without being able to vote.
For many trans* folk, a lack of legal recognition of their identity can result in undue harassment as well as the potential for undue physical and psychological harm.
Something as simple as a drivers license has the potential to significantly harm individuals by failing to recognize their identity.
From Kansas Administrative Regulation 7-46-2(D)(2):
"The election board worker shall compare the photograph to the voter to determine whether the voter is the person depicted in the photograph, considering hair color, glasses, facial hair, cosmetics, weight, age, injury to the voter, and other physical characteristics."
The regulation has the potential to force many of gender diversity to not participate at the poles because their gender presentation may not be congruent with their legal identity. This also puts potential for many to be outed at the polls, which can create potential for even more harm.
Everyone should have the right to be legally recognized for who they truly are, regardless of their gender presentation, gender expression or physical sex.
Gay character representation done right. He is not a cardboard cut out of a stereotype. In fact, even though his sexuality is mentioned repeatedly, it’s never a big deal.
He is a police captain. He rarely shows emotions outwardly. He is unamused by his officers’ antics, but mostly allows them. He stands up for his people and supports them when they need it. He works hard to be the best he can possibly be at his job, and expects the same from his people. He has faced judgement and discrimination for all of his life, and doesn’t let it stop him. He also just happens to be married to a man he loves.
The writers for Brooklyn 99 have done a phenomenal job. They created a fully realized, three dimensional, gay character who’s sexuality has shaped him, but doesn’t define him. His other character traits, like his stoicism, play a much bigger part in his actions and interactions with the other characters. His sexuality is far from secret, but it’s just a footnote in who he is and how he is viewed.
These are just some of the many ways members of the LGBT community identify themselves in a beautiful photo series from San Francisco-based photographer Sarah Deragon.
Deragon’s “The Identity Project” has taken her around the country as she “seeks to explore the labels we choose to identify with when defining our gender and sexuality.” Her portraits show the amazing diversity and vibance of a queer community that for too long has been defined by outsiders.
Welcome to the LGBT “community,” where the B is made-up and the T doesn’t matter!
This is unacceptable.
Wow, that’s a big old load of ignorance, isn’t it? Being bisexual doesn’t mean the person is going to date two people at the same time. That’s ridiculous.
Transgender health is human health. A recent study showed a simple curriculum content change increased medical student comfort with transgender medicine.Transgender medicine and trans* healthcare are NOT hard. Many of the methods practiced in transgender medicine have been practices for decades with cisgender populations.Encourage medical schools across the nation to advance forward and to develop trans* inclusive curriculum.
As third graders at Hallowell Elementary School in Horsham got ready for their break in December, they had no idea they would be hearing the name of their classmate - a quiet boy who often played with a group of girls - called for the final time.
The transgender student returned to class in January with a new moniker and wardrobe, living as a girl.
Helping the young with gender transitions.
Providing support for gender diverse youth means providing support to the youth and all those around them.
For Graciela Slesaransky-Poe, this means providing training and direct support to schools who are transitioning with gender diverse youth.
A great article on providing support for gender diverse youth.