borgbaby:

BorgBaby’s Binder Giveaway~!
This giveaway ends:  May 5
Hi!  I’m BorgBaby and this is my giveaway.
Are you a transman, FtM, third gender, gender-neutral, or nonbinary in any way that makes you feel uncomfortable with having biologically female breasts?  Are you unable to purchase a compression chest binder due to lack of funds, lack of family support, or any other reason?
Then I want to help!
Rules
* You do NOT have to follow me to be considered.  This isn’t about me!  Of course, you’re welcome to follow if you want to, but ONLY if you want to.
* You may only enter ONCE!  One like OR one reblog only will count.  I just want to be sure it’s completely fair and that everyone has an equal chance! However, please reblog as much as you like to help spread the word!
* Please only enter if you NEED a binder.  If you are not nonbinary, or if you can afford your own binder, please do not enter this giveaway.  Of course, I have no way of enforcing this rule, but I humbly ask that you all be honest when entering!
* The winner is welcome to specify the supplier and binder desired as long as a.) I can pay for it via Paypal, and b.) the price BEFORE shipping does not exceed $30 USD.  I’m sorry to have to put a price cap on it!  (I know Underworks has some options in this price range, and I imagine other sites do, too!)
* On May 5, a winner will be chosen impartially, by use of a random number generator.
* I will contact the winner immediately on May 5.  If you do not respond within 48 hours, I will choose a new winner, so please be sure to check your messages on this date!
* You must be willing to provide me with your mailing address and your compression shirt size (but ONLY if you win)!
* I am located in the US, but feel free to enter if you are located in the US or not!
The “fine print:”
While I personally do not need a binder, I want to support and assist someone who does.  
If any terminology used in this giveaway is incorrect, please let me know and I will be happy to change it appropriately.
I am not responsible for errors in size (as you will need to size yourself appropriately for the supplier you choose) or in damaged or lost shipments after they leave the supplier.
After placing the order, I will gladly provide to the winner screenshots of receipts and, if provided by the supplier, tracking numbers.
Feel free to send me a message with any questions!

borgbaby:

BorgBaby’s Binder Giveaway~!

This giveaway ends:  May 5

Hi!  I’m BorgBaby and this is my giveaway.

Are you a transman, FtM, third gender, gender-neutral, or nonbinary in any way that makes you feel uncomfortable with having biologically female breasts?  Are you unable to purchase a compression chest binder due to lack of funds, lack of family support, or any other reason?

Then I want to help!

Rules

* You do NOT have to follow me to be considered.  This isn’t about me!  Of course, you’re welcome to follow if you want to, but ONLY if you want to.

* You may only enter ONCE!  One like OR one reblog only will count.  I just want to be sure it’s completely fair and that everyone has an equal chance! However, please reblog as much as you like to help spread the word!

* Please only enter if you NEED a binder.  If you are not nonbinary, or if you can afford your own binder, please do not enter this giveaway.  Of course, I have no way of enforcing this rule, but I humbly ask that you all be honest when entering!

* The winner is welcome to specify the supplier and binder desired as long as a.) I can pay for it via Paypal, and b.) the price BEFORE shipping does not exceed $30 USD.  I’m sorry to have to put a price cap on it!  (I know Underworks has some options in this price range, and I imagine other sites do, too!)

* On May 5, a winner will be chosen impartially, by use of a random number generator.

* I will contact the winner immediately on May 5.  If you do not respond within 48 hours, I will choose a new winner, so please be sure to check your messages on this date!

* You must be willing to provide me with your mailing address and your compression shirt size (but ONLY if you win)!

I am located in the US, but feel free to enter if you are located in the US or not!

The “fine print:”

While I personally do not need a binder, I want to support and assist someone who does.  

If any terminology used in this giveaway is incorrect, please let me know and I will be happy to change it appropriately.

I am not responsible for errors in size (as you will need to size yourself appropriately for the supplier you choose) or in damaged or lost shipments after they leave the supplier.

After placing the order, I will gladly provide to the winner screenshots of receipts and, if provided by the supplier, tracking numbers.

Feel free to send me a message with any questions!

(via transactiveinabind)

biscuitsandgravyzine:

Biscuits & Gravy Zine
Volume 1: Love, Resilience, Possibilities
Biscuits & Gravy is a zine seeking to uplift and centralize the unique experiences of Southern Black and Brown Femmes in Queer culture. This zine aims to envision what community can look like when Black and Brown Femmes have the space to share our stories, lives, pain, love, and bodies on our own terms.
Biscuits & Gravy is a project grounded in anti-oppression, intentional solidarity, and authentic accountability in recognition of the institutional systems of power and global dominance that furthers white supremacy, colonialism, patriarchy, classism, ableism, anti-blackness, transmisogyny, cultural genocide, and various other forms of marginalization and violence.
The theme of our first issue will be “Love, Resilience, and Possibilities.” In a November 2012 interview, poet, writer, editor and educator Warsan Shire stated, “At the end of the day, it isn’t where I came from. Maybe home is somewhere I’m going and never have been before.”
Let’s envision what home can be. How will we love? How will we persevere? How do we reach a place, a love, a world, for which we have no blueprint. Biscuits & Gravy seeks submissions from Black and Brown Queer Femmes grappling with these questions, desiring transformation. Please submit works up to 1000 words. Submissions can be, but are not limited to:
poetry, fiction, personal stories
photos/selfies
artwork
collages
quotes
music
Please send your submissions for consideration to biscuitsandgravyzine@gmail.com. Deadline for submissions is May 30th, 2014.

biscuitsandgravyzine:

Biscuits & Gravy Zine

Volume 1: Love, Resilience, Possibilities

Biscuits & Gravy is a zine seeking to uplift and centralize the unique experiences of Southern Black and Brown Femmes in Queer culture. This zine aims to envision what community can look like when Black and Brown Femmes have the space to share our stories, lives, pain, love, and bodies on our own terms.

Biscuits & Gravy is a project grounded in anti-oppression, intentional solidarity, and authentic accountability in recognition of the institutional systems of power and global dominance that furthers white supremacy, colonialism, patriarchy, classism, ableism, anti-blackness, transmisogyny, cultural genocide, and various other forms of marginalization and violence.

The theme of our first issue will be “Love, Resilience, and Possibilities.” In a November 2012 interview, poet, writer, editor and educator Warsan Shire stated, “At the end of the day, it isn’t where I came from. Maybe home is somewhere I’m going and never have been before.”

Let’s envision what home can be. How will we love? How will we persevere? How do we reach a place, a love, a world, for which we have no blueprint. Biscuits & Gravy seeks submissions from Black and Brown Queer Femmes grappling with these questions, desiring transformation. Please submit works up to 1000 words. Submissions can be, but are not limited to:

  • poetry, fiction, personal stories
  • photos/selfies
  • artwork
  • collages
  • quotes
  • music

Please send your submissions for consideration to biscuitsandgravyzine@gmail.com. Deadline for submissions is May 30th, 2014.

(via queerandbrown)

defienceneverfear:

therealalexbertie:

MORF BINDER SCHEME FUNDRAISER
So as some of you know in August last year I did a fundraiser for the MORF Binder Scheme.
The picture above shows just some of the binders bought from the £800 we managed to raise in just 7 days.
*The guys at MORF basically give FREE binders to trans people that are not in a position to buy them themselves.*
I’m not being dramatic when I say binders for trans people can sometimes save lives, giving people that extra support they need to live in their own skin.
If you would like to donate and be part of this amazing cause you can do so here! The smallest amount is offering help to those who desperately need it.
I’ll be posting a video later today with some more information, but I just thought I’d get it out there to you lovely internet dwellers early! ;) 
£1000 is the goal, but I’m sure with the right amount of publicity we can indeed SMASH that goal. 
Thank you to everyone that will continue to support me through something that is very close to my heart! 

very important 

defienceneverfear:

therealalexbertie:

MORF BINDER SCHEME FUNDRAISER

So as some of you know in August last year I did a fundraiser for the MORF Binder Scheme.

The picture above shows just some of the binders bought from the £800 we managed to raise in just 7 days.

*The guys at MORF basically give FREE binders to trans people that are not in a position to buy them themselves.*

I’m not being dramatic when I say binders for trans people can sometimes save lives, giving people that extra support they need to live in their own skin.

If you would like to donate and be part of this amazing cause you can do so here! The smallest amount is offering help to those who desperately need it.

I’ll be posting a video later today with some more information, but I just thought I’d get it out there to you lovely internet dwellers early! ;) 

£1000 is the goal, but I’m sure with the right amount of publicity we can indeed SMASH that goal. 

Thank you to everyone that will continue to support me through something that is very close to my heart! 

very important 

(via nonbinarypunk)

How Trans Rights Became the Civil Rights Struggle of Our Generation

(Source: tipsfortransfolks)

Op-ed: Trans Women Must Win The Slur War

transitiontransmission:

Some might think the casual use of certain words relating to transgender women is harmless, but these words carry incredible weight.

It was a cool night in April 1997. I was walking down Hudson Street in lower Manhattan, a couple of blocks from where the gay and lesbian community center was then. I was also scared shitless.

It was my first foray into Manhattan since I’d begun presenting as a woman full-time, and I was on my way to the center to hear trans author and activist Riki Wilchins speak. Just weeks after I’d gone full-time, I’d read Riki’s newly released book, Read My Lips: Sexual Subversion and the End of Gender, and I desperately wanted to know more. I needed to understand. I’d been gorging myself on information on what it is to be trans and what it means in the real world, but I hadn’t even begun to make any real sense out of it all. Most of what I’d read and heard just led me to more questions. This night, I hoped, would bring some answers … and it did, just not in the way I thought it would.

I was startled by a driver in a loud muscle car on the opposite side of the street who leaned out of his window. “Hey, faggot!” was all I heard about a half-second before a large alcohol bottle of some sort whizzed past my face, missing me by no more than a half an inch before smashing against the wall of the building I was walking past.

I heard the driver gun his motor, and I ran as hard and as fast as I could in the heeled boots I was still learning how to walk in. I rounded the corner of 13th Street and got about halfway to the center before I looked back and realized the driver was not pursuing me but had apparently just driven away after he’d thrown the bottle.

My heart was pounding, and I realized I was crying. I stood where I’d stopped running, sobbing and hugging myself for about 10 minutes, until the shaking stopped. As I walked the final distance to the center, I realized that I’d never been so terrified in my life.

A week later, I was in a chat room for trans women (chats and Yahoo email lists were our social media then) and I recounted what had happened. I’ll never forget what a trans woman who was much further along in transition than I was said when I’d finished the story. “You want to know what it is to be a transsexual woman? This. Get used to it.”

Truth is, the particular slur didn’t matter. In 1997 “tranny” wasn’t popularly considered to be a slur, though it was often used as one. The use of “shemale” was associated with the porn industry, and its use was seen by many trans women as the equivalent of being called a prostitute, which was seen as particularly offensive in light of the popular opinion of the time that the only reason any male-born person would dress as a woman was to entice obviously sick and perverted men to have sex with them for money.

What does matter is that my story is a very familiar one to trans women of a certain age. We came out as transgender and transsexual women at a time when we were legally protected against discrimination in very few areas of the United States, a time when it was perfectly legal and socially acceptable to deny us work, housing, and pretty much anything else just because we were trans.

We rarely reported incidents like mine to the police because it was considered a given that it was extremely unlikely the cops would do anything to help us or find our attackers but very likely that they’d find some reason to lock us up or otherwise make us regret interacting with them.

“Faggot.” “Tranny.” “Shemale.” These were the epithets we heard as the most terrifying moments of our lives were happening. In many tragic cases, they were the last words a trans woman heard before her life was brutally snuffed out. When we heard these words shouted in our direction, we knew something horrible was likely to happen next.

When trans women of my age hear these words today, we remember the fear. We remember the terror of being young, afraid, of knowing someone was out to hurt us and no one was likely to help us or even care if they did.

continued…

genderfluidity:

genderfluidity:

So I just found out Society6 has this link I can share with people to give them $5 off my shirts (and hoodies, and other things) and free worldwide shipping!

I immediately went “awesome, I need to make myself a non-binary shirt”, and so I did. Then I figured some of you might want one as well. I’m sorry about the relatively limited sizes! I can’t control any of that.

The offer ends March 9 (that is, today/tomorrow), but if you have any other ideas for shirts you want me to make before then, PM me and I’ll try to get them done and up for you!

Here’s the link to the discount on shirts, and here’s the link to the general discount (product types down the left)!

-Key

The discount’s back again - some of you were disappointed last time, because you didn’t manage to get in on it; here’s your chance now. I promise I won’t spam this, just this one post. Here’s the new link. I’m especially keen to make more pronoun sets, if people want them.

(via queeriocities)

The Trouble With Too Much T

This finding undermines the idea that sex-linked performance differences are mainly because of testosterone. The authors suggest that lean body mass, rather than hormone levels, may better explain the performance gap. They also conclude that their research makes the I.O.C.’s testosterone-guided eligibility policy for women “untenable.”

Some might argue that the procedures used to lower T levels are simply part of the price athletes must pay to compete at the elite level. But these choices aren’t temporary hardships like training far from home or following a rigorous diet. The required drug and surgical treatments are irreversible and medically unjustifiable. Clitoral surgery impairs sexual function and sensation; gonadectomy causes sterility; and hormone-suppressive drugs have side effects with potentially lifelong health risks.

(Source: neutrois)

kissedeverybody:

Transgender Day of Remembrance Pride buttons, courtesy of App State’s LGBT Center!

kissedeverybody:

Transgender Day of Remembrance Pride buttons, courtesy of App State’s LGBT Center!

(via leeroi-the-trans-cat)

The Interface Project

sexeducationforprudes:

The Interface Project is a series of videos in which intersex people from around the world share their stories. The project aims to improve the understanding and awareness of intersex conditions, and to spread the message that “no body is shameful”. 

(via fuckyeahsexeducation)

Oklahoma Trans Woman Paula Sophia to Run for Statehouse Seat

(Source: projectqueer)

San Francisco Pride Apologizes, Honors Chelsea Manning

(Source: projectqueer, via theartoftransliness)

Naomi Campbell Voices Support for Trans Models on the Runway

(Source: projectqueer)

Monica Jones, AZ Transgender Woman convicted of Walking While Trans

projectqueer:


Just days after Monica Jones was shown in this video protesting the failed religious discriminatory law in Phoenix, she was offered a ride while walking to a bar. The driver turned out to be an undercover police officer who then arrested her for “manifestation of prostitution’. This law is a vague statue which enables officers to arrest woman for no other reason than asking if they are police. The law is used to feed people to “Project Rose” as the city conducts massive drag nets hauling in dozens of individuals at a time. This profiling of woman by police is contested by the Arizona ACLU which notes that,

“The difference between ‘innocent’ and ‘criminal’ behavior often comes down to how a person looks.”

A 2011 study  in NYC found that 59% of transgender respondents said that they had been stopped by police. So over half of our sisters in NYC had they lived in Phoenix would have faced the prospect of “Project Rose”.

Click the header link to read the full article.

Apple CEO Tim Cook Tells Congress To Pass ENDA

(Source: projectqueer)