Bathroom access flowchart for trans* people!
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How Finding My Korean Mother Gave Me the Courage to Transition
Growing up, I remember making a pact with myself. As an adopted child I promised to find my family…
Puerto Rican Senate approves anti-discrimination bill -
The Senate in Puerto Rico this week approved legislation that would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in housing, employment, public accommodations and government services. The bill will now move on for consideration by the House of Representatives.
This seems to be one of a series of steps aimed at improving the climate for LGBT people in Puerto Rico:
The bill’s passage comes three days after San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz mandated the Puerto Rican capital’s police department to equally apply the island’s current domestic violence laws, regardless of the reported victim’s sexual orientation. She also signed a second executive order that bans discrimination against the city’s municipal employees based on their sexual orientation or gender identity and expression.
Pedro Julio Serrano of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, lesbian New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and others repeatedly criticized former Gov. Luís Fortuño for not doing enough to curb rampant anti-LGBT violence on the island following the 2009 murder of gay teenager Jorge Steven López Mercado.
Every single piece of legislation makes a difference, even if it takes a while. Here’s hoping this one makes it through.
40% of homeless youth are LGBT. The #1 cause of LGBT youth homelessness is family rejection of orientation or gender identity.
54% of all cases of HIV among young people aged 13 - 24 during 2003-06 were from male-to-male sexual contact.
My Pride -
Check out http://haveagayday.org! A list of many sexualities.
Lots of good information here!
Image is an infographic:
Gender Binary: The categorization of gender into two distinct, opposite sexes.
Trans*/Transgender: An umbrella term applied to those whose gender identity is not the same as the sex they were assigned at birth.
Cisgender: Someone who is not transgender
Genderqueer: a term applied to individuals who do not identify within the gender binary.
Transition: the process of changing one’s gender expression to match their gender identity.
From Trans Student Equality Resources.
[Image: Dark blue grunge background. First line text: “Did you know?”. Second line image: 10 people symbols/silhouettes, of which 4 are colored dark pink, and 6 light pink. Third line text (large): “over 40% of bisexual people have considered suicide”. Fourth line, smaller text: “By contrast, 8.5% of straight people and 27% of gay people considered suicide.” Fifth line: “STOP biphobia and monosexism!”]
Amsterdam is turning rainbow for a visit of the Russian president Putin. The council of the city of Amsterdam has decided to hang out the gay pride flag on all council owned buildings and offices, in protest to Russia’s new anti-gay law.
there’s several of these as well;
pretty sure Amsterdam is now the sass capital of the world
The first time I saw the commercial on the telly I got super mad, until I realized what it really was because my mum said: “Wow, that’s a good one! Putin better watch himself.” Hurray for mum and I really gotta give her the news officially man.