Ryan Scout: Donation Page For Transgender Girl... →
ryansallans: Have you held out on buying girl scout cookies because you wanted to find a way to support Bobby’s Girl Scout Troop? Will, here is one option…minus receiving the cookies. Which, for me, is a good thing because those thin mints are like eating delicious air…here one second, gone the next. …
[Chicago] Trans* Community Events
Hello lovely SQS’ers! Here is a reminder of the trans* community events in Chicago that are coming up. Spread the word and support these fabulous events! Also, check our tumblr page for articles from/about the trans* community—success stories, inspiration, and information. It’s updated frequently! And keep checking back for our February meeting—we’ll have a date...
Heavy Rotation Dance Party: All bodies welcome!
Their events are always fabulous & funky! Spread the word and bring a friend or two! Wednesday, February 8th, 10pm. ♥♥♥♥♥ From the Creators/Organizers of Chunky Dunk ♥♥♥♥♥ FEBRUARY’S HEAVY ROTATION is a DARK HEART REVIVAL!!!!. All of us with dark hearts, lost souls, sullen eyes, gather to dance with our pain, sadness, and love. together we celebrate bodies & identities, whole...
When Identities Collide: Sexuality and Black...
Awesome Chicago community event. Reblog and spread the word! Saturday, February 18th, 1:00pm - 4:00pm. facebook event page 1pm - Self-guided tours of Out in Chicago 2pm - Conversation with Kimberly Springer and Jennifer Brier Join us to explore issues of identity, sexuality and race with scholar Kimberly Springer, author of Living for the Revolution: Black Feminist Organizations, 1968-1980,...
Describe a Perspective that Changed You
[Hi all, this is Van. I had a writing sample to submit for grad school, and this was a perspective that changed me. I wrote this with a time and word limit, so excuse the brevity. This has been my experience with the T word, and I speak from my own experiences, background, and identity.] I founded Soy Quien Soy (I am who I am): Trans Empowerment Collective in September 2011 with the aim of...
[Important Community Announcement] No Wait-List at...
Please spread the word as much as possible, so people who are uninsured (or unable to use their parents’ insurance) know and can have access to hormones! There is NO wait-list at Howard Brown Health Center in Chicago. It used to be that if you had no insurance, you would be put on a 6 month wait-list in order to receive appointments to go on hormones (estrogen or T). This 6 month wait was...
Solidarity with Trans* Targets of the Prison... →
midwestgenderqueer: A Minneapolis transwoman is facing 2nd degree murder charges after being attacked last summer. “CeCe and several friends, all people of color, were walking to the grocery store on June 5th, 2011 when several white adults standing in the patio area of a South Minneapolis bar started screaming racist and transphobic slurs at the youth. CeCe, who is only 23 years old,...
xQsi Magazine: The Internet A Blessing For Many... →
Excellent article on the numerous advantages of the internet and the still prevalent risks that exist. Beware of predators—keep yourself safe, informed, and aware. The article covers ways to keep your internet self safer. By the fabulous writer Isis. Thank you! Spread the word!
persistenceanthology: Flamingo Rampant! Gender Independent Kids Books Persistence contributor S. Bear Bergman has launched an amazing new project - Flamingo Rampant!, a children’s book series featuring trans characters. You can support this project through Kickstarter. Tell your friends!
fuckyeahftmsofcolor: Please distribute: The (Un)heard:Transmasculine Poeple of Color Speak! Project will be at the National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change Conference in Baltimore from January 25-30! If you want to be a part of the project please email email@example.com. Much <3 — transunheard
Art of Transliness: 10 Awesome People (Who Happen... →
artoftransliness: Recently an article has been circulating tumblr and the internet entitled “10 Handsome Men (Who Were Born Female).” While seeing a list of accomplished and successful trans* men is important, this list focuses heavily on the bodies of the individuals they list, as well as their birth names and…
Every morning is a new gift for you. Take it,...
Make the most of every day, even if you aren’t at a point in your transition where you want to be. Make every day yours.
Art of Transliness: It Needs Repeating... →
artoftransliness: You do not have to have had or want surgery to identify as a man, or trans*, or transgender, or as an FtM, or as a transman/transguy, genderqueer, etc. Nor do you have to take hormones or even want hormones. Nor do you need to bind, pack, or use an STP device. You don’t need to pass… Thank you Art of Transliness for articulating this so well. The same can be said...
The Joneses - Support a New Trans Documentary! →
midwestgenderqueer: “A feature doc in production about the search for true love by transgender trailer park matriarch Jheri Jones and her two adult sons in Bible Belt Mississippi. The feature documentary follows The Joneses family along their courageous pursuit of love.” This looks great!
Ryan Scout_FTM: This is what Transphobia looks... →
ryansallans: Being an out transman and a pubic speaker means that I’m a susceptible target for people who either don’t understand transgender issues or are fearful, ignorant and as this above poster demonstrates, immature. This poster was defaced by someone (who we will never know) prior to a talk I gave… Great insight on transphobia on a college campus. It’s not just a poster,...
brownroundboi: [qtpoc pin@y artist: urgent medical... →
brownroundboi: support K’s teeth. the funds will be used for dental surgery costs + related expenses. thank you for any support you can provide! Since 2007, K. Barrett has faced a chain of oral surgeries— impacted wisdom teeth that resulted in painful allodynia on the chin and jaw, decay into 3 root canals, and last year, 2 longstanding abscesses that weren’t receptive to anti-biotics...
Upcoming Trans* Community Events [Chicago]
Hi everyone! I want to let you know about a few things going on in our community now. We’ll discuss more at our meeting on the 26th, but you can always help spread the word. First up is TGIF Pride: Trans, Gender Non-Conforming, Intersex Freedom Pride. This is being put together by KOKUMO and there are information meetings at the Center on Halsted. This is a fabulous project that...
The word “transgender” is an adjective, and a descriptive word; not a noun or a...– How to Respect a Transgender Person (via kristt)
SOFFA Resources in Chicago [Center on Halsted]
[A community wide email sent out by June from the Center on Halsted, located in Boystown (Lakeview) in Chicago.] Many of you may have heard Mara Keisling’s presentation: “Coming Out-It’s not all about you.” Becoming gender aware, no matter how we may act upon that awareness, effects a wide range of people. From our significant others, to our family members, from our...
The Trans Women's Anti-Violence Project: Yearning... →
transcreature: I get so frustrated looking for trans women resources that I find respectable. If I had the time I would love to start a tumblr (with an attached website to make it easier to go through the history by categories) that linked to all of the fabulous free resources and advice…
Working to TILTT the world to trans equality →
Cheryl Courtney-Evans co-founded Transgender Individuals Living Their Truth in 2007 after deciding it was time to have an organization offering resources to all transgender people. “I thought it was time for there to be an organization for trans men and trans women … the first one in the area to be co-ed,” she says. Courtney-Evans founded TILTT with Lisa Newsome, now with Someone Cares,...
Cervical Health Awareness Month: Trans Men and... →
SQS First Meeting Canceled Due to Snow
We are sorry to announce that tonight’s meeting—January 12th—will be canceled due to the snow. It hasn’t stopped snowing and looks like it won’t any time soon. We want everyone to stay safe & warm tonight. We will have a meeting possibly next week, but we’ll make an official announcement about that later on. If you have any questions don’t hesitate...
SQS First Meeting [Snow]
We may have to reschedule tonight’s meeting because of the impending snow storm. We will have an official decision and announcement by 3pm. Many of us drive/walk/take public transportation and we want you to stay safe and warm. More later—bundle up!
Barnes and Noble's New "Transgender Studies"... →
artoftransliness: Barnes and Noble, a company that specifically includes gender identity and gender expression in their non-discrimination policy has now added “Transgender Studies” to their “Gay and Lesbian” section. Now you can easily and efficiently browse books by this topic!
Support Trans Inclusivity; Buy Girl Scout Cookies... →
ryansallans: In an attempt to counter protest this http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/11/girl-scout-cookie-boycott-transgender_n_1199260.html. Consider buying cookies from Bobby! I am always amazed by the creativity and ways that people can turn something that is an attack or negative into a possible positive and teachable moment. -Ryan
Marriage Equality is a Trans Issue, Too →
It Gets Better: General Tips →
notesfrominsidethecloset: 24 Coming Out Tips by Clyde Berry 1. Never come out in an argument or to hurt someone 2. Never come out in a moving vehicle. 3. A person is more intelligent than a group of people, come out to people one at a time and somewhere private. 4. People who…
Transtastic: Life on the Side of Fabulous [Trans*... →
xQsi Magazine now has a resident cartoonist—Van Binfa. The new series is called Transtasic: Life on the Side of Fabulous. The web comic revolves around Van’s experience as a queer Latin@ transman, and aims to educate, advocate, and provide another outlet of expression for the trans* community and its allies. xQsi is a proud supporter of all identities, backgrounds, and experiences....
Trans* Studies Syllabi →
The following is a list of syllabi for trans studies and related courses that devote significant time to trans issues. These syllabi have been posted here with the permission of the professors who created them and who reserve all rights to their work.
Trans Queers: Call out for Trans/Genderqueer... →
fyeahtransqueers: (I hope you post this! I’m a genderqueer of color myself…) I’m working on another photo collaboration with epic illustrator Molly Crabapple and I need Trans/Genderqueer/Genderfabulous/Differently Gendered Models (especially Folks of COLOR) in the DC or NYC area. See images from our last project: http://filthygorgeousthings.com/ritual/impossible-couture The shoot is done...
LGBT Refugees Made Progress in 2011 →
There was a LGBT Immigrant Rights Community Forum at the Adler School of Psychology this September, put together mostly by ALMA. Reps. Luis Gutierrez and Mike Quigley were in attendance to speak about what can and will be done for LGBT immigrants and their allies. It was an empowering meeting—visit almachicago.org for more information or view the community forum here:...