FTM Books and Other Titles of Interest to Trans... →
CeCe McDonald Trial Preview of Day 1 →
The trial for trans woman CeCe McDonald officially began today at 9am in Minneapolis. We will be doing our best to follow the case closely and post updates here on PrettyQueer. If you have additional items to report, email firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet us @prettyqueer. [Follow the link for more information.]
Ask Matt: The Pros and Cons of a Hysterectomy →
phillipcairo asked: hey hunny hey what should we dress like for prom? dress up or? idk :) its my first year! :D
Tranzmission Prison Project; outreach for queer... →
midwestgenderqueer: Awesome stuff: The Tranzmission Prison Project, sends free books and resources to queer incarcerated folk.
The Importance of Checking In →
queerfatfemme: Printing this out!! So great! So succinct. communityandresistance: The Importance of Checking In Checking in with yourself is an act of self-affirmation, a way of reminding yourself that your inner being matters. It is also a way of giving yourself credit for all your efforts. Some good times to check in with yourself include: when you are being triggered, right after talking...
10 Ways to Love Others →
laeticia: I started in on a massive perfectionist’s list of resolutions full of well-intentioned and optimistic promises to myself for what I would like to think will make me happier, make me feel more accomplished, make everything easy again. Then I came across this little nugget. I may sound a bit naive in saying so, but I think this might be the only list of resolutions I’ll ever need. Number...
Would I rather embarrass someone by correcting them when they use the wrong...– Am I Genderqueer Enough? (via humanshumans)
QUEERING THE GAME OF LIFE: LITANIES TO MY HEAVENLY... →
calloutqueen: BLESSED ARE THE SISSIES BLESSED ARE THE BOI DYKES BLESSED ARE THE PEOPLE OF COLOR MY BELOVED KITH AND KIN BLESSED ARE THE TRANS BLESSED ARE THE HIGH FEMMES BLESSED ARE THE SEX WORKERS BLESSED ARE THE AUTHENTIC BLESSED ARE THE DIS-IDENTIFIERS BLESSED ARE THE GENDER…
Justice for Paige [May 1st, Chicago]
please don’t forget about this event. SQS members will be there. All details here.
To those mourning the loss of Paige Clay, I ask...
glyttr: I am thinking in particular of Coko Williams, who was murdered three weeks ago with barely any response whatsoever by “the community”, though I’m speaking of all trans women whose murders went by practically unnoticed. When I grieve, I grieve too for Coko, for Shelley Hilliard, for the trans women whose lives were taken away with barely a whisper in retaliation. Be loud and grieve....
Cross-Leggèd Defiance: fyqueerlatinxs: I was... →
fyqueerlatinxs: I was wondering if you would help me get the word out on a project xQsí would like to work on. We’re looking for lesbian, bi*, trans* or queer moms in Los Angeles (where our video director is) to feature them in a video. We’d love the signal boost. kararikue
Feds honor 66-year-old East Flatbush transgender ... →
Transgender advocate Victoria Cruz was recently awarded a top honor by the Department of Justice for her work helping victims escape abuse. The feds are watching one of Brooklyn’s toughest ladies. East Flatbush resident Victoria Cruz, a transgender woman who has been “out” since grade school, is a Justice Department 2012 pick as one of the nation’s top crime fighters. The 66-year-old Latina,...
Ⓐntifasciste: TRANS COUCHSURFING NETWORK - PLEASE... →
ftmfeminist: autumn-and-eve: dylanspencer submitted: Hi! I just started a tumblr called the Transgender Couchsurfing Network. After seeing dozens of posts come across my dash about displaced or homeless trans people needing places to crash, I decided that there had to be a way to organize these posts somehow, and to… Signal boost Oh and also I just submitted my info for the “have a couch”...
The Thoughts Room →
artoftransliness: Are you feeling dysphoric, insecure, depressed, and/or anxious? Do you need a place to vent but feel you don’t have anywhere to go? The Thoughts Room is a website that allows you to get your feelings out and type everything you need to say. Get out your insecurities, your negative feelings, everything you need to say and watch your words crash away and disappear. The calming...
Ryan Scout_FTM: LGBT Students in Illinois Making... →
ryansallans: I love this story and hope that you all read it/watch the videos too. A project put on by the Illinois Safe School Alliances is having their students make videos which they channel what they feel will be their voice at age 40, giving advise to themselves now, as youth. The Safe School…
That Feminist Dyke: Jess' Big List of Gender... →
femmeprincessbrat: transtheorist: It’s finally here! This is my ongoing list of gender terms, hopefully people like it and find it helpful. My plan is to update and add to this list as time goes on so check it out and tell me what you think! If you have a term you think ought to be…
Writing Contest: Black Trans*-Identified... →
fuckyeahftms: “This anthology is being compiled by Michael David Battle to pay tribute to Black trans-identified experience, as the Black trans-identified experience has significant differences from the White trans-identified experience. Michael is looking for original, well-written personal essays, memoirs, or stories that are based on autobiographical experiences. The narrative must be in...
When I want to know what misogyny is, I don’t ask a man. When I want to know...– Son of Baldwin (via newwavefeminism)
The National Coalition for LGBT Health: All of the... →
loversintransition: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people of color are left vulnerable to cumulative negative health outcomes by a combination of persistent racism and the stigma attached to their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Click the link above to read the full pdf document.
Argentina on the verge of adopting a far-reaching... →
transfeminism: Photo: Claudia Pia Baudracco, founding member of the Argentinean Travesti, Transexual and Transgender Association. Taking the next step in becoming the most progressive Latin American nation on LGBT issues, Argentina is poised to adopt a far-reaching gender identity law that would grant transgender individuals the right to change their name and gender on their official...
Life In Perspective: BREAKING NEWS: EEOC FULLY... →
freedominwickedness: In what can only be described as a massive landmark for trans* rights, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission — the federal government agency responsible for administering all anti-discrimination laws — just released a decision stating that discriminating on the…
LGBT Health Student Symposium recognizes Chicago... →
by Brynn Cassie West on April 23, 2012 Establishing a non-judgmental environment in health care services is part of a larger goal of focusing on harm reduction as a medical model. Substance use support groups at HBHC focus on the patient’s goals of management, even if this does not include complete cessation. On a broader scale, the symposium allows for medical students to compare not only...
[xQsi:] Never Forget Them →
“Let me make this abundantly clear: [‘Being there for my friend to talk to’] is not being an ally, that merely is being a decent friend. If you want to be an ally to trans* people, if you consider yourself an ally to trans* people you’re going to have to start doing more than the bare minimum, because for us it comes down to a matter of life and death. You need to create spaces...
[UC Davis] Trans Ally Tips
Trans Ally Tips SOME WAYS TO BE A GOOD TRANS ALLY… • Don’t ever out a transperson. This is dangerous to their safety & can invalidate their identity. Likewise, be aware of your surroundings when discussing trans issues with a transperson. For their safety & comfort, they may prefer not to discuss these topics in public places or among strangers. • Always use the pronouns...
Outcry to Free Trans Woman, CeCe McDonald, Grows... →
Ms. CeCe McDonald Photo credit: Free CeCe Support Committee On June 5, 2011, a young African American, transgender woman survived a violent attack motivated by racism and transphobia in South Minneapolis, Minnesota. After one of the attackers was stabbed and died at the scene, CeCe McDonald now stands falsely accused of two counts of felony murder. CeCe fought back in self-defense, yet today...
Download Whipping Girl as free PDF →
transradical: I normally wouldn’t post links to download pirated content, but the message of Julia Serano’s magnificent first book Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity is so important for every woman (trans or cis) to read that I’m breaking my rule. If you consider yourself a feminist, you have no excuse not to read this. Like it? Buy it!