Our next meeting is June 28th, 2012.
At Efebina’s Cafe in Pilsen, as always. :) 7:30pm to 9pm, the room in the back. We are meeting after Pride to give everyone a quiet, calm space to regroup and reflect on the busy month of June. We hope you can join us! Our meetings are small, confidential, free, and open to all individuals of any identity—allies are welcome.
People of all sexes have the right to explore femininity, masculinity—and the...– Leslie Feinberg (via llevartealhuerto)
The obsession with marriage also sanitizes the history of queer struggle....– Thanks for this (via queerasfuck)
Queer is Community
Here at the Center on Halsted, in a great, energetic, and loving space. We are proud to be here!
Poverty doesn’t give you strength or teach you lessons about perseverance. No,...– Sherman Alexie, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (via cassket)
Take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages...– Elie Wiesel (via spiritd3sire)
Trans* Awareness: Companies Who Would Love to... →
fuckyeahftms: There are many big companies in the U.S. who offer transgender health care to their employees from gender therapy to surgery! Last year the list grew to include Apple, Chevron, General Mills, Dow Chemical, American Airlines, Kellogg, Sprint, Levi Strauss, Eli Lilly, Best Buy,…
Chile Will Cover Sex-Reassignment-Surgeries →
The language in this article is not the best, and it is not what we use here, but this is wonderful news!
glitterfarm asked: Hey there. I was told that this group hosts bilingual meetings. I was wondering if you had any tips/resources for hosting a bilingual meeting?
May Name Change Mobilization Event!
Dear Allies and Supporters of the Transformative Justice Law Project of Illinois (TJLP), We are very excited to announce the MAY Name Change Mobilization on May 25, 2012 from 9am-3pm!! During the Name Change Mobilization event, attorneys and trained volunteers will help transgender and gender non-conforming folks file petitions to change their names legally at the Daley Center in downtown...
if you want to be apart of a big Trans* Blog List
fuckyeahftmsofcolor: fill this out this form before June 28th, 2012 Midnight (-4 GMT) the list will be posted on July 1st, 2012 somewhere between 4pm-12am (-4 GMT) ally and partners and families included once your blog is about Trans* People. please reblog to get this out there
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The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known...– Elizabeth Kubler-Ross (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
Black Girl Dangerous: Please Support Queer and... →
blackgirldangerous: The Black Girl Dangerous Writing Workshop, May 2012 * Are you a queer or trans* person of color? Are you a straight and/or white ally who supports the voices of queer and trans* people of color? Do you feel loved and represented by Black Girl Dangerous? Give some love back! The best way…
40 WAYS TO LET GO AND FEEL LESS PAIN →
self-care includes holding each other accountable because we are interconnected....– alexis pauline gumbs, quoted by leah lakshmi piepzna-samarasinha in a transformative justice workshop at hampshire earlier this year. (via femmefilth)
Ruling Protecting Transgender Workers Goes Into...
May 21, 2012: Masen Davis, Executive Director, celebrated today saying, “This is a historic day for human rights in the United States. From the Deep South to my home state of Missouri, starting today transgender and gender non-conforming people now have legal recourse if they face discrimination on the job. We no longer have to be silent when we are fired or not hired simply for being who we...
harmreduction: Mamas of Color Rising Mamas of Color Rising is a collective of working class and poor mothers of color based in and around Austin, TX. We are interested in organizing ourselves and other women/mamas of color around issues with accessing needs like food, housing, education and safety, finding out together what our larger ideal community looks like and building it together. -...
NATO Summit Weekend
If you are part of the NATO protest, there is a Queer Contingent. We hope that you keep safe and thank you for being there. Take care of each other!
Black Girl Dangerous: Love, QPOC Style →
blackgirldangerous: by Mia McKenzie Love is challenging in all its forms. Familial love, love in friendship, love in romance. Love in our relationships with ourselves. There are all sorts of definitions for love, all sorts of ideas about what love is. In All About Love, bell hooks talks about love “as the…
United Latin@ Pride: An Event You Need to Know →
Tumblr folks! ULP is a group of individual community members, organizations and businesses that identify as Latino LGBTQ and allies. The group was formed to meet the need to educate and celebrate who we are as community. Mission: To honor the diversity in our Latino LGBTQ community by coming together, celebrating and educating the community as a whole, regardless of...
Be-All Chicago: Transgender Conference
Every year there is a transgender convention here in Chicago. It is predominantly for and geared towards the trans* feminine community. It has social aspects (dinner and cocktails) and several seminars for attendees. It is regarded as being a great way to introduce yourself into the Chicago trans* community and learn many of the resources out there. This year is their 30th Anniversary Gala. The...
[Chicago Event] Queer is Community
We’re creating a space to open a dialogue around racism, transphobia, homophobia, sexism, ableism, violence and any other limitations to community-building and to inspire positive change. Queer is Community is an upcoming event at the Center on Halsted. On Sunday, May 27, Queer is Community will bring together performers, activists, students, nonprofits and folks from across Chicago to...
[Chicago Event] Queertopia: A Disco Fantasy Youth...
QUEERTOPIA: A DISCO FANTASY YOUTH PROM EVENT DATE Saturday, June 2, 2012 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM LOCATION Center on Halsted, Second Floor - Youth Space DESCRIPTION Music by DJ DREW Performances by Precious Jewel and Tim’m West Must be 13 - 24 to attend PRICE $5 SUGGESTED DONATION FOR MORE INFORMATION TO RSVP OR FOR MORE INFO KSTROWDER@CENTERONHALSTED.ORG OR 773.472.6469 EXT....
boygorgeousxo asked: Last night's meeting was absolutely phenomenal! <3
VICTORY: INCARCERATED TRANSGENDER & GENDER NON... →
TW: Prison violence, rape, trauma. A culmination of 9 years of work, the Sylvia Rivera Law Project marks the release of the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Standards to Prevent, Detect and Respond to Prison Rape as a significant victory. The Department of Justice’s new standards come in response from recommendations from the Sylvia Rivera Law Project -including those of incarcerated...
[Community Event] Queergasm!:By Northwestern...
Saturday, May 26th. 8pm-11pm Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery - 1136 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 3rd ANNUAL QUEERGASM! an interdisciplinary performance event featuring: misty de berry, Alien Moon Partnership, Rebecca Kling, Andrew Brown, Hector Canonge, Amanda Stefanski, Cruz Nowell & Stephen Michael Dunstan Richardson, Amber Marsh w/ Lolly Extract & Kate...
Self-care includes holding each other accountable because we are interconnected....– Alexis Pauline Gumbs, quoted by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha in a transformative justice workshop at Hampshire earlier this year. Stuff I’m finding as I “clean” my room. (via verbalprivilege) This, basically. I’m trying to figure out how to do this. (via liquornspice)
comingoutjournal: May 17 - International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) - Official Global Video Speak out against homophobia and transphobia today! Spread the word! Check out May 17th events around the world here: www.dayagainsthomophobia.org/-May-17th-around-the-world,89- Learn more here: www.dayagainsthomophobia.org
In Community and In Resistance: a little something... →
disorientd: still searching hard for those safe spaces and holding on like hell to the few that do exist. sometimes that safe space is layering on lipstick with your favorite people. laughing when the nail polish won’t lay right. because it happens to the best of us. i want to tell you,… Building a safe space and maintaining it against all the outside negativity is difficult and often...
Tucking: About Us →
sointersectional: tuckingandotherskills: This blog is aimed at DMAB (that’s designated male at birth) trans people. We’re tired of playing second fiddle to DFAB trans people in the queer community and having our spaces flooded exclusively with pictures and advice about binding, packing, testosterone, how to cultivate facial hair, etc. etc. So here is a blog for you, DMAB people, where we’re...
I think one of the most radical things we can do, as oppressed peoples, is...– Post the Forty-Second or On Pretty Privilege (via biyuti) This statement/affirmation just had me in tears at work. Truer words were never spoken. I need to heal, recover and remember who I am. (via femmefatalist)
[Trigger Warning: Trans*phobia, violence, etc.]... →
daedazer: transradical: By now you’ve probably heard the story of trans woman and ballroom performer Lorena Escalera who was recently killed in an apartment fire labeled “suspicious” by police. That the mainstream media would engage in transphobic language and slut-shaming accusations against Escalera should be a surprise to no one. That these attacks are coming from no lower source than...
I grew up hard and am still hard and I don’t care. I did not choose this face or...– Margaret Cho (via bigfatfeminist) Margaret Cho is awesome. And yeah, it’s a big issue for marginalized groups to feel attractive. WoC in particular have the same issues as white women in that they’re seen as incapable of leadership, punished for being too emotional, punished for being not...