1. Holy crap less than 15,000 signatures to go before the White House have to discuss nonbinary genders!

    That’s amazing! There’s less than two weeks left; Tumblr, spread it like some kind of delicious sandwich filling! And for glob’s sake, SIGN IT!

     
  2. 15:03

    Notes: 8

    Reblogged from revcleo

    Tags: dysphoriasurgerytrans*

    The After-Top-Surgery Wardrobe

    revcleo:

    lottelodge:

    haha yeah, “How much can I disguise the top half of my body” 

    I’m sure all of us have that pile of clothes which we refer to as “after top surgery”

    I know a modified version of this feel! I soon found that buying post-top-surgery clothes and seeing them all the time would make me feel dysphoric, so I gave up. I don’t even let myself imagine that I have that pile, but I am assuming that after surgery I’ll gradually realise that my options have shifted somewhat and I’ll be able to wear things other than t-shirts and shapeless jumpers.

    Dresses with jeans underneath! Vests with big swooshy pashminas! Oh my word, long woolly jumpers. <3

    In related news, I just sent my letter to Charing Cross GIC today, telling them my choice of surgeon (Victoria Rose) so that Dr Barrett can write to her about it. :O

    Awesome :D! One of my friends had top surgery a few days ago and they’re elated and t-rex like :3 

    I’m ok with my pile, I’ve been thinking of the perfect chest analogy for me recently :3 I love analogies!

    And I would say, “Really horrible zit” something that you’re kinda ok with when you’re at home and not going out or anything but then you think it’s giant and red and glowing on your face when you’re out and about and keep having to check nothing is showing and you just wish it would go away but it’s one that won’t disappear when you squeeze. 

    Ha, t-rex-like! Yay for your friend. :):):)

    On the one hand I am really really looking forward to the surgery; on the other hand, I am really quite scared because it is a big surgery and, y’know, pain etc.

     
  3. The After-Top-Surgery Wardrobe

    haha yeah, “How much can I disguise the top half of my body” 

    I’m sure all of us have that pile of clothes which we refer to as “after top surgery”

    I know a modified version of this feel! I soon found that buying post-top-surgery clothes and seeing them all the time would make me feel dysphoric, so I gave up. I don’t even let myself imagine that I have that pile, but I am assuming that after surgery I’ll gradually realise that my options have shifted somewhat and I’ll be able to wear things other than t-shirts and shapeless jumpers.

    Dresses with jeans underneath! Vests with big swooshy pashminas! Oh my word, long woolly jumpers. <3

    In related news, I just sent my letter to Charing Cross GIC today, telling them my choice of surgeon (Victoria Rose) so that Dr Barrett can write to her about it. :O

     
  4. 10:25

    Notes: 69873

    Reblogged from kay-is-for-kookie

    Tags: trans*styledysphoria

    kay-is-for-kookie:

    magnacarterholygrail:

    my personal style is called “i don’t have the money for my preferred aesthetic”

    "and I’d be too fat for it even if I did."

    My personal style is called “who put these breasts there, I think there’s been some kind of administrative error.”

     
  5. 11:26 13th Mar 2014

    Notes: 1495

    Reblogged from genderbenderagenda

    Tags: trans*trans

    just-one-mx:

    femmedisturbance:

    We still have $13,978 to meet our fundraising goal and just over two weeks. Please help us meet this goal. In organizing this network gathering, it’s been clear to me why this is so historic and important, why I’ve never heard of a gathering like this before (and please correct me if I’m wrong about that), it’s because so many trans women of color are struggling with multiple oppressions. The coordinators of this gathering are all making an intense personal effort in difficult times to make this happen. We realize that this won’t happen unless we can fund most of the travel costs for participants in this gathering.

    If you believe that trans women of color and non-binary trans feminine people of colour as well, which includes, but isn’t limited to, people of colour who identify as bakla, hijra, fa’fafine, third gender, genderqueer, should have a day to meet each other face to face and imagine our collective futures, then please donate, ask your friends to donate, and help us spread the word. 

    If you believe in the visionary politics of the Allied Media Conference that starts by listening, proceeds by assuming our power instead of our powerlessless and creates a space for imagining the future, then ask yourself who gets to imagine the future and why, and help us bring more trans women of color into the conversation. 

    And lastly, if you want to help us build a network of connected trans women of color who will work for all oppressed people’s liberation by working for their own, then help make that network a reality by donating, asking your friends and organizations to donate and spreading the word everywhere! 

    17 days left people. Let’s make this happen. 

    16 days left. BOOST!!!

     
  6. Please be opinionated about my petition text?

    After a bit of a natter with a couple of Twitter friends, it came to my attention that though the official US petition has done really well (16,271 signatures in 11 days, and 7,494 notes on my blog post alone) we’ve got no UK equivalent on the UK petition website. Christie Elan-Cane’s well-written and permanent petition on GoPetition has 981 signatures and it’s been going for over a year. At first I thought it was down to a difference in population, until I worked out that the US only has about 5 times the population of the UK. I triple-checked it and still couldn’t believe it, so correct me if I’m wrong there.

    So I hatched a plan to write a UK nonbinary legal recognition blurb and post it on the UK government petition website. It won’t have the detail of Christie’s, and it’ll close on a set date, but if we can get it onto the front page of the petition site as a trending petition it might raise awareness and get the attention of more MPs. Meeting with your MP to discuss the issues or writing lots of letters/emails will of course be more effective, but I can’t do that because autism/trauma recovery/lack of support, so I’m doing what I can.

    Borrowing a few snappy phrases and ideas from the US petition, and highlighting what I think are some key issues, what d’you reckon?

    Legally recognise nonbinary genders

    UK legal documents currently only allow either an M or an F, forcing those of us outside of the gender binary to have passports and birth certificates that are incorrect.

    Our passport systems accept non-British passports with the sex marker “X” at Border Control, but HM Passport Office’s arguments against adding it as an option for British passport holders in their 2013 report are flimsy and easily dismantled.

    The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that failure of a state to alter the birth certificate of a person to the preferred gender constitutes a violation of Article 8 of the Convention. Member states are thus required to legally recognise the change in gender role of an individual. Binary transgender people in the UK can apply for a gender recognition certificate (GRC) to change their birth certificates and passports to reflect their gender roles, but nonbinary people have no access to a GRC. This is discrimination.

    Acceptance and recognition of genders and sexes other than male and female would bring us into line with countries including Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Malta and Argentina. None of these countries have reported any problems with sex markers other than M or F on passports.

    The standard gender-inclusive title Mx (pronounced “mux” or “mix”) is being seen more and more alongside the gendered equivalents of Mr and Miss/Ms/Mrs. In the 2001 census approximately 14,000 people intentionally ticked both male and female as their answer to the sex question, and a further ~185,000 people failed to tick either box. We exist.

    Many of us have been living outside of the gender binary for a very long time. We deserve the recognition and protection from which people with binary genders benefit.

    What do you think? Have I got anything wrong? Any factual errors, spelling or grammar issues, basic issues omitted, unnecessary issues/words that could be taken out, changes to make it more readable and signable, etc? I welcome submissions of amended drafts. I’ll give it 48 hours, and then I’ll put it up on the UK government petition website unless someone persuades me that it’s a bad idea or there’s some detail that needs hashing out.

    And for the curious, here’s some linky things:

    Edit: Here’s a place to discuss it all more coherently: nonbinary.org forum topic

     
  7. WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO: Legally Recognize Non-Binary Genders

    Link.

    87,359 signatures left to sign in 23 days. That’s about 3,800 per day.

    Get on it, most excellent Tumblrians.

     
  8. Re: The combination of sex and gender

    Ohhhhh I get it!

    If it’s called a sex marker but it can be changed by changing your gender role and not your sex then that’s pretty much a lie, and everyone knows it’s a gender marker really.

    I wondered why we then apparently use it to categorise a baby’s sex, and then I realised that the baby is actually being gendered at birth based on sex. Assume cis unless the person tells you otherwise, even if they can’t speak or know what gender is, right?

    I am a little slow today, clearly. I’ve known I was nonbinary for years now; it’s amazing the things I’ve missed.

     
  9. Legal documents in the United States only recognize “male” and “female” as genders, leaving anyone who does not identify as one of these two genders with no option. Australia and New Zealand both allow an X in place of an M or an F on passports for this purpose, and the UK recognizes ‘Mx’ (pronounced “Mix”) as a gender-neutral title.

    This petition asks the Obama administration to legally recognize genders outside of the male-female binary, and provide an option for these genders on all legal documents and records.

     
  10. Music videos with queer themes - a compilation of responses

    A while back I asked you excellent folks if you knew of any music videos with non-rubbish genderqueer, trans* or bi themes for the original Dr Love. This post is a collection of all of the stuff I was sent, but be aware that I haven’t watched them all.

    Reblog with more suggestions if you’ve got them!