fuckyeahnonbinaries

Need Submissions and Mods!

fuckyeahnonbinaries:

fuckyeahnonbinaries:

So far this blog is off to a great start, however, I’m out of submissions! PLEASE submit and reblog this so other nonbinaries can find it. I’m especially in need of CAMAB and POC submissions!

Also, I need mods! I’ve already added one mod who will be doing an introduction post shortly but I’m looking for at least two others, preferably POC and/or CAMAB. So if you’re interested shoot me a message and let me know. 

Love,

Taylor

UPDATE:

I’m currently searching for a POC nonbinary to fill the mod spot. 

Also I still need those submissions so please reblog! 

Love,

Taylor

fuckyeahnonbinaries

Need Submissions and Mods!

fuckyeahnonbinaries:

So far this blog is off to a great start, however, I’m out of submissions! PLEASE submit and reblog this so other nonbinaries can find it. I’m especially in need of CAMAB and POC submissions!

Also, I need mods! I’ve already added one mod who will be doing an introduction post shortly but I’m looking for at least two others, preferably POC and/or CAMAB. So if you’re interested shoot me a message and let me know. 

Love,

Taylor

weakdaes

Please help show Elvira support on Sept 18th @ 9am in SF- Say NO to racial profiling and injunctions!

weakdaes:

——————SIGNAL BOOSTING (via facebook) ——————

by Erika Vivianna Céspedes on Monday, September 10, 2012 at 3:27pm ·

Peace Fam,

I am writing you today because as some of you may remember in June 2012, I worked with ten local queer im/migrant youth to create space and art for The Stories of Queer Diaspora Writing Workshop Series. Amongst those 10 youth was a young 19 year old latina superstar named Elvira Zayas. Elvira came to my program with 4 years of peer mentor and non profit youth program experience. She has been a active part of Lyric, DCYF- Department of Children Youth and Families, and even the Brown Boi Project. She is a compassionate, mature, and highly responsible part of our family and has even been holding up her own tattoo business for the past few years to help her family out.

Two weeks ago, Elvira was arrested and falsely accused of three charges (assault, gang affiliation, and dissuading a witness from calling the police). Her bail is set at $1 million.

I am writing today as adult allies in the community who work with and support our youth. Elvira’s case is an unacceptable example of the paralyzing effects that gang injunctions, police surveillance, and racial profiling have in our communities (especially within working, queer, and migrant communities). Elvira was falsely accused of being involved in a fight that broke out on Aug 29th, off of 24th and Shotwell in the Mission. She was arrested that same night. The SFPD is accusing her of being gang affiliated, and is saying that the Cuban Flag tattoo she has on her arm is evidence because it contains the colors red and blue (I am not in any way exaggerating or making this up). Elvira’s mother came crying into my office this past Tues, because she was at such a loss for what to do. She is a single mother from Cuba raising 4 kids in San Francisco and her daughter- who has NO prior record or arrests has been locked up for 2 weeks now without reason!!! To make it worse, if convicted Elvira could face 7-10 years.

I am asking that y’all please help us show that we will NOT tolerate racial profiling or injunctions by: 

1) Attending the preliminary hearing- Tues, Sept 18th 9am!

  • Elvira’s preliminary hearing is set for September 18th at 9 am at 850 Bryant Street in SF. We are determined to PACK the courthouse to show that our local community will not silently watch as these false allegations threaten to tear this family apart. Please feel free to RSVP here: http://www.facebook.com/events/280239312081522/

2) Calling the DA’s office!

The District Attorney’s name is George Gascón. The main office number is listed as: (415) 553-1751

  • The office is open from 8am-5pm. Feel free to talk about how as a community member or youth worker who supports Elvira— and all other youth who are constantly racial profiled like her—that the lapse of evidence in this case, the severity of the bail/potential sentencing for a young person that has no record and who has so much community support, and the fact that the family has experienced 2 full weeks of emotional stress and separation for something Elvira didn’t do is UNACCEPTABLE! This is just an idea/example of what to say, it would be dope if folks could call and say whatever they wanted to between now and this Friday, Sept 14th!

3) Please reach out if you have any suggestions/capacity to help organize this upcoming week!

  • Julia Ris (another one of Elvira’s mentors) and I have been completely blown away at how unfair the entire legal process has been in this case. There is NO evidence of Elvira’s involvement! Please contact me if you would like to help Julia and I gather letters of support (or if you know Elvira, you can even help write one), access legal support, or help organize towards the preliminary hearing. 

Help us show Elvira’s family that we support them! Feel free to holler at me with anyquestions, thoughts, suggestions, or strategy. Thank you for your time, energy, and positive thoughts for Elvira’s fam!

Pa’lante!

Erika

(510) 851-1643

callequmbia@gmail.com

SIGNAL BOOST THIS!!

qbits

EXCLUSIVE: D.C. Office of Human Rights to launch anti-transgender discrimination campaign

qbits:

August 3, 2012

By Michael K. Lavers on August 3, 2012

Gay News, Washington Blade, Transgender

Photo courtesy of the D.C. Office of Human Rights

The D.C. Office of Human Rights has created the country’s first government-funded campaign to combat anti-transgender discrimination, the Washington Blade has learned.

Two trans women and men and a self-identified “genderqueer” person will each appear in one of the five separate ads that the agency will place throughout the city in the fall. The spots will highlight respect, shared values and D.C.’s anti-discrimination law, which includes trans-specific protections. The ads will also encourage trans Washingtonians to contact OHR if they experience discrimination based on gender identity and expression.

“LGBT organizations are telling us this is the first government-sponsored campaign in the nation to focus solely on transgender and gender non-conforming people, and the Office of Human Rights is incredibly proud of that,” OHR Director Gustavo Velasquez told the Blade in a statement. “To ensure we take full-advantage of the opportunity, we identified three primary goals for the campaign: increase understanding of transgender and gender non-conforming people, reduce discriminatory incidents in the District and increase the number of community members who report discrimination. The courageous and bright D.C.-based participants appearing in the ads and the powerful accompanying messages can make this happen, although we know much more work needs to be done to eradicate discrimination towards this community.”

Two clients from Casa Ruby, a local Latino LGBT community center, are among the five D.C. residents who will appear in the ads. The D.C.-based Transgender Health Empowerment; the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force; the Movement Advancement Project; Jeffrey Richardson, director of Mayor’s Office of GLBT Affairs and others worked with the OHR to develop the campaign.

“I’m very happy that they are actually doing some preventive education things,” trans activist Ruby Corado told the Blade. “This city really needs a lot of understanding and the city really needs a lot of education, so having something like this … is really exciting.”

The OHR will officially unveil the campaign more than a year after D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray announced an employment program for the city’s trans residents. The D.C. Trans Coalition and THE are among the groups that continue to work with the Metropolitan Police Department, the Department of Corrections and other agencies to reduce the number of anti-trans hate crimes in the city and improve the treatment of trans D.C. Jail inmates.

“Our city is a pioneer in lots of things,” said Corado. “Having the Office of Human Rights take some leadership on this for me is remarkable. I’m proud and I’m very happy that this city and [it’s] LGBT leaders has taken on this issue and supported us 100 percent.”

This is so awesome but why is genderqueer in quotation marks. B|

Love,

Taylor

TRANS* WOMAN IN NEED

To folks who live in Fayetteville, NC:

Yesterday a friend of mine asked me some questions regarding transitioning for a friend who has recently come out as a trans* woman. At the moment, she needs to find housing that is queer friendly because her current enviornment would prevent her from transitioning safely. 

If you can help or are in need of a roommate please inbox me your name and number, and if you’re trans* or cisgender. Anon numbers will be deleted. Your blog must show evidence that you’re not a cissexist douchebag or are problematic in other areas. I don’t think that really needs to be explained.

None of the information posted to my inbox will be published, but I will send you a confirmation message in a day or so since tumblr likes to eat my messages a lot.

To everyone else: REBLOG

Love,

Taylor

dadgenes

thelittlekneesofbees is in need of green!

thelittlekneesofbees:

As some of you may know, I’m having a rough time at home. 

I’m on the verge of getting kicked out for coming out to my parents and losing the 8% of tuition my parents pay for Georgetown.

I recently came out to my parents and they were not at all pleased. There was a lot of yelling and a lot of threats laid out on the table. In lieu of staying here at my parents house for the remaining summers I have my undergraduate studies I have decided it’d be best if I didn’t have to be hypervigilant and possibly land on my ass anyway and homeless for the summers. If you follow my posts tagged ‘day 82’ you’ll get a better picture of what I’m talking about.

I would use the money for leasing an apartment, buying food, and paying bills. And ONLY for the summers, I won’t take anyone’s money for fall or spring semesters because that would be asking a lot. If you would like to know what I’m buying with your money I would be more than happy to send you a message with that information whenever the time comes around.

So please DONATE BY CLICKING THE RAINBOW ON MY PAGE if you’re feeling generous. 

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qbits:

sunfoundation:

Gay rights in the US, state by state
Gay rights laws in America have evolved to allow — but in some cases ban — rights for gay, lesbian and transgender people on a range of issues, including marriage, hospital visitation, adoption, housing, employment and school bullying. The handling of gay rights issues vary by state and follow trends by region.

Pretty cool interactive infographic.

qbits:

sunfoundation:

Gay rights in the US, state by state

Gay rights laws in America have evolved to allow — but in some cases ban — rights for gay, lesbian and transgender people on a range of issues, including marriage, hospital visitation, adoption, housing, employment and school bullying. The handling of gay rights issues vary by state and follow trends by region.

Pretty cool interactive infographic.

stfuconservatives

stfuconservatives:

An update from a student!

red-belt:

stfuconservatives:

Submitted by H:

Jennifer Braly, a transgender woman, has given over thirty lectures in psychology classes at University of Arkansas Fort Smith about gender identity disorders. On Wednesday, April 18, my professor announced to her classes that Jennifer would be a guest speaker to our class on…

We discussed this today in our physio psych class to a certain degree because my professor was somewhat involved in this and (I came in to class late but I think) she was basically giving her side/the University’s side of the story.

All I know about this subject is based on what my professor said, some other students, the Lions Chronicle (UAFS News website), and STFUConservatives tumblr.  This could be wrong but this is what I gathered from everything I’ve heard about it today.  Apparently Jennifer was going to give a speech in class regarding the topic of transgender because they were talking about sexuality and whatever in class. And as she was giving it some asshole starts getting mad about it or whatever and a verbal fight broke out in the class to where it got cut off and Jennifer was told she had to stop her presentation and also could not give it like two other class hours for that class that she had planned on giving it in.  She was told she could take it to the Student Center and that anyone who wanted to see her presentation could go there.  So, she did, and the asshole bigot followed her there and started a fight there too.  So they told her she couldn’t give the speech at all, if I am understanding correctly.

So now she is protesting and everyone is sending Dr. Rinne (the Dean) emails and calling him and that kind of thing.

Apparently Jennifer has also in the past been told that she can’t use the women’s or the men’s restroom, that she must use only the (like 3) unisex bathrooms on campus.  She as also been denied roommates in the dorms (she is 38 so I am not sure why she would want to live in the dorms, not only because she is 38 but also because if she is trying to save money for surgery then the dorms is the worst place to live due to cost). 

So anyway, in class today some of the comments made regarding this situation were, “Well, it doesn’t matter if it’s right or wrong to treat someone that way, that’s just how it is in our society and you just gotta roll with the punches.  She had to know that by making this argument/speech that people were going to get mad, people are just uneducated about that kind of thing here.”

So what was she doing by giving the presentation?  I think the objective of her plight to educate people on the subject by giving a presentation about it in a classroom setting (and later in a setting in which attendance was optional and therefore obviously of interest to those who attended) was, in fact, to educate people.  This is a small, primarily Christian town, and its towns like this that need education on such a subject.  But since some people don’t like it and choose to act on it (as in following her to her speech outside of the classroom), well, she should just accept that people around here are going to do that, oh well.  Thats just how it is around here, she should get over it.  Hmmm.  Fuck that.

Another person said “Well, this is the Bible Belt, and honestly I think its rude of her to flaunt that and throw it in everyone’s face that she is transgender.  Like ‘Oh, look at me, I’m transgender, give me attention and pay for my surgery!’ I don’t appreciate that being thrown in my face.”

UMMM. JESUS IS THROWN IN MY FUCKING FACE EVERY TIME I WALK DOWN THE HALLWAYS.  So since this is the “Bible Belt”, someone should be denied their right to free speech?  Since this is the Bible Belt, this woman should just “accept that people don’t like her lifestyle” and be subjected to horrible name-calling and harassment, not only during a classroom presentation but EVEN AT A PRESENTATION IN ANOTHER PART OF THE SCHOOL IN WHICH ATTENDANCE WAS OPTIONAL????   I don’t see anyone denying the rights of ministry groups that speak at school (can you imagine the backlash that an atheist in protest of a Christian group would get?).  I don’t see anyone asking them to stop their presentation because I don’t agree with it.  Fuck that.

Seriously, fuck my school and almost everyone in it.  This shit is fucking SAD.  What it looks like to me is that the school (as someone wrote on the school’s facebook page) “might be letting the local communities standards dictate the education and exposure to your student body.”

Like regarding the bathroom thing, my professor was like, “Well, anatomically she is male so maybe that is why the girls got upset.  They had seen Jennifer in other classes (giving presentations) and knew she was transgender.”  Okay?  Well she identifies as a female and that should be respected.  She’s not trying to fucking watch other girls pee or something when she’s in the women’s restroom.  There’s this radical notion that she is probably trying to fucking pee.  People are so fucking stupid.

Like I said, this is all based on things I heard so if something is wrong, well it’s based on what’s going around.

If this doesn’t get fixed then I have a feeling it is not gonna be good for the school.

Edit* looking back at our conversation in class, I think i was kind of discriminatory on her age because I said “I think her age is more of an issue than transgender, I wonder if had she been a traditional 21 year old student would she gotten this much of a reaction? Also at 38 why is she trying to live in the dorms?” and on that first statement I got “Are you stupid?” looks and a couple of “well I’m close to her age…” looks and I can understand why now because that’s kind of a stupid statement of me to make, looking back.  I didn’t realize she had done over like 30 presentations on this before.  Not that that even really matters… her age shouldn’t matter so I don’t know why I even said that.  However, I still stand by my statement about living at the dorms. D:

I wrote an email to the dean and I have not heard back. If you’d like to contact him, here is the original post with his office phone # and email address and here is the email template I made for writing to him. -Jess