Happy Queer Holidays & New Year!
Dear Lovely SQS’ers, It has been a marvelous and extraordinary experience meeting and getting to know all of you. When I started putting together SQS, I hoped I would have a group half as wonderful as you have all been—I consider this group one of the greatest things I’ve ever done and all of you have made that possible. So thank you for your support; thank you for reading,...
xQsi: A LGBTQ Latin@ Multimedia Publication →
If you read LGBT news and information on the internet, then you need to be reading xQsi. xQsi is a fabulous, long-standing ally of the trans* and gender variant community. They regularly publish articles and media incorporating every group in the alphabet soup that is our community, and strive to educate, advocate, and change the way we see ourselves in media. This is a resource for Latin@...
xQsi: Chile to Cover Gender Affirming Health... →
We are so proud to hear about Chile and Argentina’s strides forward with gender identity and expression, and their resources. We earnestly hope that the United States can follow in these examples.
20 Things People With A Positive Body Image Know →
A lovely list of things we should remember for positive body image. We are each and every one of us, more lovely than we at first realize. Keep in mind that in order for others to recognize us, we must positively recognize and take care of ourselves. :) kimosabe: WE SHOULD REMEMBER THIS MORE OFTEN: approachingsignificance: That it’s important to take good care of your body. That our body...
FY Lesbian Literature!: Open Submissions for... →
rosalarian: drawnout: It’s one of the scariest/happiest things a queer person can do: come out. Whether bad or good, funny or dramatic, it usually makes for an interesting story, and we want to hear those stories. Drawn OUT is a comic book anthology of nonfictional coming out…
LGBTQ Intimate Partner Violence Up in 2010, Says... →
The Center on Halsted has amazing resources specifically for the LGBT community. Anti-Violence Project Our Anti-Violence Project provides both crisis support and ongoing services for LGBT, queer, questioning and HIV-affected survivors of abuse and violence. 24-Hour Crisis Line If you or someone you know is a survivor of anti-LGBT, queer, questioning or HIV discrimination, hate violence,...
Fuck Yeah FTMs!: TO ANYONE NEEDING HELP/STRANDED →
fuckyeahftms: There is a man named Michael Brown, he is the founder and executive director of TransMentors International, a website dedicated to helping the trans community. There you can find mentoring, online and offline support (hotlines, groups, ect..), emergency assistance, info on the Hope House (A…
Take the Chicago LGBTQ Community Needs Assessment... →
This is the LAST WEEK for this survey! This is important to figure out funding for next year—this means $$$ for everything queer! If you want more trans* programming and resources in Chicago, then YOU MUST HAVE YOUR VOICE HEARD THROUGH THIS SURVEY! The trans*/gender variant population (and POC population) have been dangerously underrepresented so far! PLEASE reblog and repost this if...
El Rescate (The Rescue) LGBTQ Transitional Living...
Hey all! Subject To Change is hosting a dance party that will also act as a fundraiser VIDA/SIDA’s “El Rescate” (The Rescue). This is a transitional living space for LGBTQ homeless youth opening in March in Chicago’s Humbolt Park neighborhood. In addition to raising funds with a dance party, we’re also compiling a zine focused on the issue of queer youth...
QBits: Scholarships For LGBT Students – Point... →
qbits: POINT FOUNDATION OPENS 2012 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION SEASON Helping LGBT Students Attain Higher Education Degrees, Plus Mentoring & Leadership Training December 13, 2011 – Point Foundation (Point), the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian,…
Trans* Awareness: Transgender Information... →
autumn-and-eve: I found this on an old trans blog I used to contribute to. These are all really awesome little pamphlet-type packets (PDF versions of), with the least amount of problematic language I’ve ever seen. An Advocay Guide for Trans People and Loved Ones Real Life…
Dear famous trans* people,
iragray: Please stop teaching the normative transgender narrative. Sincerely, This trans* person who is repeatedly left out of your form of education
Mexico City shows significant progress towards the... →
projectqueer: by Vera González
First intersex mayor elected in Australia →
gaywrites: The city of Melbourne recently elected councillor Tony Briffa to the top position in the City of Hobsons Bay. Briffa is a longtime gay rights activist and will be Australia’s first intersex mayor. “I am excited about the future of our community and look forward to serving the city with enthusiasm and pride,” Briffa said following his election. National LGBTI Health Alliance Board...
fuckyeahftms: Hi again, Luke here. Petitioned to change my name today thanks to http://tjlp.org/! Court date is Feb 7th, can’t wait! Also, within the next month, I’ll have a medium t-kingdom model 1980 binder to give away. So if anybody is in need, hit me up. Take care and stay strong
Caregiver's Bill of Rights (for Transpartners) →
transpartnerrights: lionessyawn: elspethbrown A Caregiver’s Bill of Rights (author unknown; adapted for transpartners) I have the right: To take care of myself. This is not an act of selfishness. It will give me the capability of taking better care of my trans friend/partner when he’s facing issues relating to transitioning, however defined. To seek help from others even though my...
: My Transsexual Summer →
tsunderekun: Episode One: My Transsexual Summer S01E01 (Part 1) My Transsexual Summer S01E01 (Part 2) My Transsexual Summer S01E01 (Part 3) My Transsexual Summer S01E01 (Part 4) Episode Two: My Transsexual Summer S01E02 (Part 1) My Transsexual Summer S01E02 (Part 2) My Transsexual…
Macy's Fires Employee For Refusing To Let... →
We know that Macy’s is a very GLB friendly place, but it makes us happy to see that they are including the T in their policies. Surprisingly, we have heard and experienced very good things about Macy’s and Walmart’s policies that include “gender and gender identity/expression.” asblasphemiescoalesce: I think i might buy something from Macy’s to Commemorate this....
Trans Talk: Self Made Men →
We’re on their Resources list—check them out! testosterone-saurus-rex: transtalk: Okay. Any transman (or friend of a transman) should know about this new site called Self Made Men. Their slogan is, “Promote transgender equality through public education.” They’ve just gotten up and running and are doing an amazing job. I really, really love the site and what they’ve got so far. ...
Daily Dose of Self-Love
This made me smile, so we hope to spread it! femmesandfamily: Things you can’t know by looking at me: My weight/size My sexuality My gender My cultural heritage My class background/current class My education level Things you can know by looking at me: I’M FUCKING HOT
Calling All For A Survey On Trans* Folk! →
xyxrebellion: Tre asked me to send this along to other people who may be interested in doing this. I did it and it was quick and easy. Please him reach his quota for surveying 1000 people! You are invited to participate in the Trans Gender Embodied States of Recognition research…
Excellent Resources for Coming out as Trans* and... →
We were just discussing how to be better allies and where allies can turn to for more advice/suggestions. Our allies are important and integral to our transition, well-being, and happiness. Don’t forget to thank them for being awesome.
Gender Talk →
transawareness: Gender Talk is a great place for trans* (and more) resources!