report from the National Transgender Discrimination Survey conducted by the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force and the National Center for Transgender Equality, found that transgender people faced double the rate of unemployment of the general population, with 63 percent of the transgender people surveyed reporting they experienced a serious act of discrimination that majorly affected their ability to sustain themselves. These numbers are even worse for trans people of color, especially trans women of color, the deaths of whom have been deemed a “state of emergency.” 

Trans women have been saddled with the responsibility of taking on trans-exclusionary feminists for far too long—but it’s not their issue to deal with alone. 

Read: It’s Time to End the Long History of Feminism Failing Transgender Women by Tina Vasquez at  Type illustrations by Michelle Leigh

Damn right

(via sexedquestions)





D.C. Launches First Ever Transgender Respect Ad Campaign

This campaign has a lot of awesome stuff going for it.

1) Transgender PoC make up about half the face of the campaign.

2) There is a genderqueer person (!!) and their caption respectfully uses “person” instead of man or woman.

3) Plus-sized trans* people for the win!

4) Finally a campaign explicitly for trans* people that emphasizes our deserving respect and courtesy.

5) The transgender women and men are included in “any woman/man” which is huge because it emphasizes that trans* women and men are women and men too; it leaves no room for argument and doesn’t turn it into a debate about genitals.

6) Emphasis on our being a part of the communities we live in. We aren’t any different than anyone else.

I really love the DC Transgender Respect campaign and I wish more states and cities would launch stuff like this!

- Jax

Real proud of my hometown today.

yes! this is wonderful!


These are the companions to the sexuality cards I created a few weeks ago: GENDER BUSINESS CARDS.

Fuck yeah. 

The opposite side to these cards are pronoun based, like the final image. I have pronoun sets of:

  • She/Her
  • He/Him
  • They/Them
  • Ze/Hir
  • Ey/Em
These pronoun set will be uploaded in a separate post since tumblr only allows for 10 images per photoset. 
To get the whole “business card experience,” print your two selected cards double-sided. Cut them out, and bam. You’re in business. (I’m so sorry for the pun. It was necessary.)

Thank you to everyone in the trans*, genderqueer, and beyond communities for teaching me and helping me on my journey! Your help was greatly appreciated, and these would have never been possible without the people who contacted me and gave me advice and guidance. You guys rock! 

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Thank-God-It’s-Friday Roundup: October 11, 2013

Well, thank god it’s Saturday, now. 

backinkitchenEvery Friday, The CSPH shares with you stories, reports, and headlines we’ve come across during the week focusing on sexuality, gender, sexual health, sexual politics, and more. These may be stories we found to be controversial, thought-provoking, or just plain interesting! Without further ado, here is the roundup for the week of October 11, 2013!

1. “Delicate Flowers” to Dominate in STEM Fields
Natalie Portman wants girls to have positive role models in STEM fields—so she’s started a mentoring program! (Deadline is October 20th)

2. An Educational Menstruation Kit for the Visually Impaired (CW for gendered language)
Something that teaches about periods and dis/ability? Something that can be used in libraries, medical facilities, schools, and homes? We vote yes.

3. Tying the Knot Doesn’t  Mean What You Think
Your scout training might (finally) come in handy for this one.

4. Disney Princesses Be Damned: Apparently Emotions Aren’t Animating
Well, that killed my hopes and dreams about being a Disney star.

5.  Let’s Talk About “Normal” People

Christina Mavuma talks about being a trans woman, a fantastic lady, and most importantly…a normal person.


"The ACA deals with technical issues that have prevented many trans* individuals from obtaining insurance. It prevents insurance companies from turning away trans* health care seekers, dropping current clients from coverage because of their gender identity, and canceling trans* clients’ insurance…

Sexual Studies: Medical Transition and Sexual Function in FTM Transmen


Every Saturday, The CSPH highlights news or recent research in the field of human sexuality. This week we’re looking at a study published earlier this year about the sexual function and mood of female-to-male (FtM) transmen during administration of testosterone.

For a number of trans* and otherwise gender-independent or non-conforming individuals, modifying their anatomy can be an important step in enabling comfortable expressions of their gender identities. These modifications might involve a number of different things, including surgical modifications for certain secondary sex characteristics, genitalia, or reproductive organs, as well as the administration of sex-hormones such as testosterone or estrogen. However, while there is some research into the health or emotional effects of undergoing such physical transitions, there is exceptionally little research that looks at the impact of either surgery or hormone usage on sexuality and sexual function. The authors of this study aimed to correct this deficiency through this study, which, over a number of years, followed up with a group of transmen in the process of medically transitioning.








“She said advocating for the homeless and people with mental illness and physical disabilities and strengthening public schools will be her top priorities.”

ahhhh wow what a boss lady *w*

I’m in a puddle of trans feelings

Yay! What an awesome woman!

Rock on! This is huge.

In examining reports of hate crimes against transgender people, researchers found that 98% of all “transgender” violence was perpetrated specifically against people in the male-to-female spectrum; of the 38 murders of transgender people reported internationally in 2003, 70% were women of colour.

The Trans Care Project: Social and Medical Advocacy with Transgender People and Loved Ones (via freedominwickedness)

Intersectionality is important to recognize within statistics about the marginalized.

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