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Hello! [23 Mar 2009|01:05am]

charlesirl
This is my requisite introductory post. I'm Char, or Charles, genderqueer, queer, and an artsy ball of fun.

I mostly wanted to ask, though, if this is still going at all? I saw that the moderator has been crossed out, and there's no one else. So does this still exist?

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(Melbourne, Australia) ToilArt project update... x-posted [07 Jun 2008|09:25am]

imyerjoeyramone
Hi all,

We just thought we’d send out a reminder about ToilArt (www.toilart.org), a project connected to TMGP (www.genderproject.net.au). The ToilArt Project is dedicated to mapping gender neutral, unisex and accessible toilets and bathrooms around Melbourne, and we strongly believe that everyone, regardless of gender identification, presentation or ability has the right to access safe and dignified bathroom facilities without fear of harassment, judgement or violence.

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Binary Sport [11 May 2008|06:57pm]

elle_powerlifts
It's happened once again!

Friday I went to weigh-in for the World's Powerlifting Competition in Fairhaven VT. Scott Taylor (head of the American Powerlifting Association) instructed one of the Fairhaven Fitness women to weigh [us] four women in.

She went into the women's locker room with two of the other women and I followed shortly after checking in for my division. I walk in and she says to me, "This is the women's weigh-in. The men's room is just down the hall". I take a breath and say with some edge, "I am a woman". She made a VERY obvious look to my chest and apologized. Then she said that she shouldn't have done that because the very same thing had happened to her the other day!

I'd really like to say, "You've been genderfk'd!" Kinda' like Punk'd.

probably x-post'd

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name imput? [14 Jul 2007|02:29pm]

eoswildcat
[ mood | curious ]

Hello
I have been thinking on this issue before about finding a male name for myself, and really, I have, however it is is simply the male variant of my given name, not bad in and of itself, but even more unusual.
the name in question is
MARINUS

any thought on choosing "odd" or unusual names for yourselves?
thanks!
xposted

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trans definitions [03 Sep 2006|05:44pm]

sexybubble
[ mood | calm ]

Does anyone have a [good] list of trans*-related terms and definitons that they could e-mail to me? My mom's on a Leslie Feinberg reading kick and wants me to send her a list so she can understand what she's reading.

Cross-posted to my LJ, ftm_ny, gender_fucked

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questions [27 Jul 2006|07:35pm]
hurtftm
My name's Mike and I'm pre-everything. I'm 18 and out to 98% of my friends who are pretty cool about me being transgendered although they still call me by my birth name for the most part. I used to rarely bind, but am begining to do it more often, hopefully daily althought its with ACE bandages. I do not pack, use a STP device, or go into the male restrooms. My father knows, but completly ignores the fact and the rest of my family has no idea.

Here's my questions:

I'm a senior in high school, and in JROTC (I love the program and Idk if me being out would create an issue). Would it be a good move to come out to the highschool so I could graduate under my prefered name? I'm worried about the Staff and Administration reaction, not as much the students.

Also, what can I start under the radar living in my house without my parents knowing this year to get a jump on transistioning??

Does anyone know of some good colleges in TX that are friendly with Transistioning??

Anything else that you all know that could help me out???

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Camp Trans Anyone? [02 Jul 2006|02:05am]

julianix
Hey guys, I just joined and I wanted to pose a question.

Is anyone from the east coat driving up to Camp Trans or MWMF?
I live in the Philadelphia area and am thinking of going up.
I can't afford it on my own, but have a working car.
Anyone want to tag along? Even half the ride?

Just in case you're wondering, I am James. Eighteen. Genderqueer.
I like camping. I'm single and own a big tent.
Come on! You know you want to!

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
On the left.

(x-posted to a few spots)

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gender neutral titles - xposted [13 Jun 2006|03:50pm]

imyerjoeyramone
hey folks just wondering if anyone knows any gender neutral titles? I have recently changed my title to Mx to avoid the Mr/Ms thing.. and was wondering if anyone knows any others? I havent been able to find anything on line about anything gender neutral other than avoiding titles altogether and was interested in what other people use?

cheers,

ash

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Alexander Technique - cross posted [06 Jun 2006|02:24pm]

imyerjoeyramone
[ mood | curious ]

Hi folks,

Just wondering if anyone has had any experience with the Alexander Technique in regards to voice training and in particulary in working towards making their voice deeper?

And information about any other non-testosterone methods would also be great.

thanks heaps,
Ash

ps. my email is radio_danger@yahoo.com.au if thats best

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Intro [23 May 2006|01:53am]

kurenai_hane
Hi, I'm Red... 27 year old pre everything t-doubtful-girl-maybe-androgyne. And this would be my intro post, I guess.

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~crosspost'd~

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[19 Apr 2006|05:17pm]

ladyofannwn


SUNY New Paltz
Lecture Center
Saturday 4/22
9am-6:30pm

Exploring the issues connecting and dividing the Transgender and Feminist communities, as well as where those intersections cross paths with race, class, religion, able-bodiedness, sexuality, etc.

For more information and to register, visit: www.transformfeminism.com

Sponsored by SA, Social Change for Womyn, Students Against Empire, Queer Student Union, Riots NOT Diets!, Feminism Without Borders, NORML, The Fahari, and Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance.
Students: $3. ~Non-Students: $15.~ No one will be turned away.


---> there will also be free food,
a raffle w/ prizes worth up to $125,
and an open mic hosted by Annie Rorick starting at 8!

---> we still need LOTS of volunteers!!!
email transformfeminism@gmail.com, OR just show up (preferably early!)

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savesassy.org [03 Apr 2006|12:38am]

gendertrash
My name is sassafras and I am a 21-year-old trans/genderqueer person who has spent the last two years fighting with the medical community. To make a very long story short, I have rapidly growing tumors on my ovaries, which cause me a great deal of pain on a daily basis. At the advice of my doctors, I was scheduled to have a hysterectomy last summer to remove the tumors. Four days before going into surgery my insurance backed out despite doctors and a surgeon arguing that this procedure was medically necessary. We have since learned that the insurance company will never cover this procedure first of all they are unwilling because of my age, as they feel it is inappropriate to permanently stop me from having children. Additionally we have learned that because I am trans there is a paper trail about my identity and the insurance has decided that this medically necessary procedure is me trying to have a “sex change”. We continued to monitor the situation and in December after additional testing, we were informed that some of the larger tumors had begun to rupture into my abdomen. Despite this escalation the insurance still refused to cover my claim.

After spending the past year fighting with doctors and insurance my partner and I reached the conclusion that if I was going to have a hysterectomy we would have to organize it on our own. After several months of looking (including exploring options of going overseas) we found a surgeon in California (we are in Oregon) who after reviewing my medical records agreed that I needed to have this procedure. I will be having a complete hysterectomy on August 16, 2006. Because my insurance is refusing pay for my medically necessary surgery we have to come up with all of the money on our own. The cost for the procedure will be $13,411.

We need your help!!! We cannot save this money on our own. Anything helps even $1 puts us closer to this surgery. Please go and check out our website

http://savesassy.org

For more information about how you can help. We are asking people to also please forward information about the website and my condition to any and all places you feel could be useful.

x-posted

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(Melbourne ) genderschmender presents.. [10 Mar 2006|12:28pm]

imyerjoeyramone
hey folks please circulate this your networks


GenderSchmender-a collective committed to creating events that support tranz, queer and genderqueer artists and communities presents:

Tranz-Perve Formance: a night of film and spoken word that celebrates and supports the diversity of our communities and busts open the gender closet. Including: Third Antenna: a doco about the radical nature of drag and readings from a mixed array of talents including Joan Nestle, John Stevens, Alice PJ Fortias and more.

GenderSchmender commits to creating spaces that flout all the rules- there will be no checking of gender or sexuality passports at the door and excessive amounts of pink dollars will not be required. This is a fundraiser event that will help us produce further nights that embrace a diversity of artforms, from performance and spoken word to film, DJs and visual art. The events will be openly politicized, promoting tranz/queer/genderqueer campaigns within a broader political context. Our response to some queer events’ exclusive door policies and mainstream gay events and organisations’failure to include the many members of queer communities, is to celebrate of the artistry of diverse genders and identities in an accessible and affordable style.

TIME and DATE: 7.30 pm, Tuesday 21st March
VENUE: Glitch Bar, 138 St Georges Rd, North Fitzroy
ENTRY: $5 concession, $8 full: nibbles provided

Limited Space available so be sharp to avoid disapointment

Enquiries/flyers:genderschmenderinfo@yahoo.com.au

This event is supported by the Melbourne University
Queer Department and Trans Melbourne Gender Project

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[23 Jan 2006|01:51pm]

hardcoretouch
2006 TRANS-FORMING FEMINISM CONFERENCE CALL FOR PROPOSALSCollapse )

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I made a new community [04 Jan 2006|09:01pm]

openmylife
So I made a new community for anyone who identifies at MTF ("male to female"), and is of a larger stature.

I had not seen anything like this out there and thought it might be a good idea. There is not much up there yet.

mtf_plussize

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[30 Oct 2005|03:14pm]

peaceofpie
Hi folks! I posted a couple weeks ago about a project I am doing for a course called Sexual Violence in Societal Context on violence against transgender people. The project is going really well...we are presenting it on Thursday, and we're feeling very positive about the impact it will have at Earlham College, which is where I'm taking the course.

We've got most of the fact-based stuff down pretty solidly, and what we're looking for now is representations of the impact that violence has on transgender people and those who love transgender people. It would be really valuable to our project to be able to present poems, song lyrics, or other means of artistic expression that show how people feel about transphobic violence. We will NOT be publishing the submissions or making them available for use by anyone other than ourselves; in other words, we're just going to show/read them to people, but we won't be making copies of them and distributing them in any way without the express permission of their authors. I'm putting this call out in this way because I know there's a lot of great poetry/art out there, and I want to make sure that I'm only using material if the author knows about it and is okay with that.

So, if you have written poetry/lyrics or have photos of artwork that you would be okay with my sharing with the Earlham community, for the purpose of connecting the reality of human experience to the facts of transgender violence in a way that folks who see our project will be able to relate to, that would be really awesome and valuable. I'll be using some of my own poetry for this, too, and I'll definitely share my work with you all, too. Thank you SO much.

If you could email me at peaceofpie@livejournal.com or greenda1@earlham.edu, that would be great. Please send stuff to me by Tuesday, Nov. 2nd, as we're presenting the project on the 4th. Feel free to cross-post this anywhere that it hasn't already been posted, on Livejournal or elsewhere.

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[13 Oct 2005|03:04pm]

peaceofpie
I'm doing a research project for a course I'm taking called Sexual Violence in Societal Context. I'm focusing on issues of violence against transgender/genderqueer/gender-variant people, and the difficulties that trans people find in getting access to services (counseling, shelter from domestic violence, education about sexuality and sexual violence) as well as transphobia within systems set up to protect women from sexual violence (domestic violence shelters, police/government services, rape crisis centers). I need to find at least 4 academic sources for this project, so if anyone can provide me with information about research that has been done about violence against trans people and/or issues trans people face getting community help/support/protection from violence, that would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks so much!

(crossposted widely)

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Idle Curiosity [11 Oct 2005|09:07am]

soquili_gitli
[ mood | curious ]

I know it's fairly common..Collapse )
[X-Posted to: transfurry, transgender, mtf]

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LBT Takeover [04 Oct 2005|05:32pm]

justapieceofme
Well, as many of you know, this past weekend was Gay Days at Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure. While I couldn't go to the evnt, I did work both days and walked the park a bit before and after work, and I've gotta say, I could not be more disappointed. This was for a variety of reasons, but here's my number-one issue: rather than a park full of my "family," I saw a park full of middle aged gay men. Where were the lesbians? The bisexuals? The transpeaople? Granted, I work at Hungry Bear, home of the "bear lover" meet-up, but still. I literally saw less than 5 red-shirt-clad women the entire weekend. Those I did were in their 40s. I began to realize that, despite having one meet-up a day specifically for women and a couple for youth, these men are the people Gay Days really target. And, for a 19-year-old dyke hoping to meet others like herself, this is damned disappointing.

So I'm proposing that we stage an LBT takeover. Either at next years' Gay Days or (this is my preference, especially because I don't feel like waiting another whole year after spending the whole last year looking forward to this), on our own day. Which is not to say your average, everyday gay man can't come, but this is not targeted at them. Just like we can come to Gay Days, but it's not targeted at us. Hell, we could even give the guys a little meet-up.

So, who's with me?

Official site for Anaheim Gay Days is here.

X-posted like crazy.

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Introducing Wight :o) [23 Aug 2005|12:46am]

wight1984
Just going to make a short introduction, and then I'll be back later to search this community in more detail :o) Looks like a lot of fun and a community to my own mind.

Well, I think the easiest and possibly the best way to do this is to just link to one of my profiel sites, VampireFreaks sounds good :o)

Wight's Vampirefreaks profile

Hope to get to know some of you,

Be well,

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