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Tell Harper to allow Trans* people to fly in Canada! -
Under Sec 5.2(1)(c) of the ID screening regs of Aeronautics Act:
“An air carrier shall not transport a passenger if the passenger does not appear to be of the gender indicated on the identification he or she presents.”
This means that anyone who is a post-op or non-op trans* person can be turned away from getting on flights in Canada. This is blatant discrimination towards the trans*community.
(Source: fuckyeahftms, via ncsclgbtq)
End the Use of "Ex Gay" Ministries on Minors -- Petiton -
I am truly sorry if this is not of interest to you,as I don’t mean to bother you, but I’m sure you have heard of “Ex-Gay” Ministries(such as Exodus International).
In short, they aim to “cure” homosexuality by prayer and/or “reparative therapy”. Often this leads to severe mental and emotional damage and it has been condemned by the American Psychological Association and the American Psychiatric Association.
This petition, addressed on a Federal level to the White House (as it has become more accepting of Petitions under the current administration), requires 10000+ signatures to carry weight that could gain the attention of legislators and, perhaps(however unlikely), the president of the United States).
In any case, it couldn’t hurt to try to seek justice on one of the most vile aspects of conservative religiosity. I am aware that you have quite few followers as well, if this petition could be published it would mean a great deal of help. But whatever you choose, any and all forms of assistance in this matter would be greatly appreciated.
I am *beyond* happy to help. Followers, please sign this petition to end this reprehensible practice.
Art of Transliness: Nike MAG Sneakers -
Taken from Uncrate.com
“Dreams do come true. While it’s not yet 2015, Nike is releasing Marty’s mythical shoe from Back to the Future II. The Nike MAG ($TBD) won’t feature power-lacing, but they will sport glowing LEDs and an electroluminescent “Nike” in the strap, all glowing for around…
OH. MY. SWEET MARY JESUS MOTHER OF GOD. I MUST OWN THIS. MORE THAN ANY SHOE I HAVE EVER WANTED IN MY ENTIRE LIFE.
Excuse my over-usage of the caps lock, but it was deemed necessary.
I was fired from my job today for being transgender. -
I was fired from my job today for being transgender.
Hey fellas. Usually when I post here I’m in a relatively good mood, but today was rough.
It was the 2nd day of a new job, I informed management in beginning of Day 1 of my preferred name and pronouns and that I’m trans. It went really well and my supervisor was quite supportive.
Apparently my supervisor and coworkers were fine with it, but the HR representative, who I never even got to meet, was not.
They first had the person from my staffing agency contact me (instead of speaking to me personally) requesting that I not use the correct bathroom, because I might make people uncomfortable. When I asked him to please find out if there was a unisex bathroom in the building I could use (as I did not want to go to HR/my supervisor myself and make it a big deal) they informed him (and thus he informed me) that there is no unisex bathroom available and that I was no longer a good fit for the company.
When I contested that there was no issue, I would suck it up and use the wrong bathroom, they changed their tune to say that they didn’t interview “Aaron”, they interviewed “(legal name)”, and that I was “obviously” not the person I claimed to be.
What really disgusts me is that at 5:00pm, before I left, my supervisor was telling me how great I was doing, that I seemed like a really great fit and did so well with training, set me up my own desk and computer and told me when I came in tomorrow, I’d be on my own. At 5:40pm it was confirmed that they were not willing to work anything out, my “situation” made me an ill fit for the company, and they had already lined up someone else for my job.
It makes no difference that my skills, experience, and qualifications were the same, regardless of preferred name/pronouns. If I had requested to be called by a preferred traditionally feminine name, like say, a shortened version of my legal name or my middle name, I would still have my job.
There are no laws in the state of florida (or most other states) to protect transgender people from being terminated based on gender identity or expression. It was perfectly legal for them to fire me based solely on my trans* status.
For more information, please read the wikipedia article on the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act, and get involved in helping to fight for its passing.
You can also sign this petition to tell local lawmakers to support ENDA.
If you’d like to help me personally, I have a merch shop on my page where I’ve been selling trans* pride stuff to help raise money for my transition, but those funds will now have to go to my family’s living expenses. Check it out and spread the word.
I can’t even.
Please, reblog this.
I realize I haven’t had the time to be very active on tumblr, and that I saw this two months ago. But, I meant to attempt to contact this person, because I read about this as a political announcement at work. And this guy Aaron should contact the ACLU and file charges against the company.
Please if you see this visit this link: http://www.aclu.org/affiliates
And I’m immensely sorry this happened, they are indeed campaigning and fundraising to implement ENDA in Florida currently. But it’s a tough battle as it is here. Good luck, and I hope you find a better higher paying job that will make them sorry they let you go.
LBGT supportive people take action against DOMA. -
Under DOMA, LGBT couples and their families are denied the more than 1,100 federal protections and responsibilities that apply to married opposite-sex couples.
The above link is specifically a petition for business owners, the one for everyone else appears to be in paper form. I’ve signed that one, but the business owners signature count is significantly lacking.
The American Civil Liberties Union, Equality North Carolina, and the Human Rights Campaign has been and is currently petitioning and fund raising to keep discrimination out of the constitution. However, in just two weeks we may lose all of the headway we’ve achieved.
Domestic Partnerships are currently available in many areas in the state, tons of businesses have chosen to give people the benefits they rightfully deserve. But if the vote goes badly thousands of LBGT individuals are going to be robbed of their rights. And we need more help to make sure this doesn’t pass.
So, please, spread the word. Contact people you know that live here, get them to register and vote. Sign petitions, volunteer, donate, call and email congress members. There’s many various ways you can help put an end to this once and for all. Please visit aclu.org and equalitync.org, I’ve linked two petitions.
[picture: four people wearing animal masks and shirts that say “illegal queers” in direct response to american apparel’s “legalize gay” campaign.]
imthefuckingdj: “Legalize Gay”? Eff that!
We’re selling Illegal Queers t-shirts to raise funds for the Mount Hope Infinity’s legal fees.
Colorways: baby blue with red letting, black with pinky gold lettering and aqua lettering, and gray with black lettering.
TO BUY THEM: Donate $10-$20 to our paypal account, THEN send us an email at bashbackinfinity(at)hushmail(dot)com, ideally using the same email you used to donate with, telling us the size and color you want as well as the address we should send them to.
Cop some fresh swag for a good cause!
Portard: The vagina according to the L Word... -
Cunt. Pussy. Beaver. Twat. Down there. Another region. Private parts. Naughty bits. No-no. Lady parts. It. Peeper. Front bottom. Pretty pink pearl. PP. Yonni. Tongue-trap. Bald man in a boat. Breakfast of champions. Munch box. Wiwi. Haha. HooHoo. Mimi. Fuck hole. Calcuntta. The lips between the hips. Furry monkey. Smurf crease. Bearded oyster. Bikini biscuit. Cooter. Cherry pop. Cat flaps. ChaCha. Hairy goblet. The grand canyon. Fish taco. Cream collector. Goodie bag. Box of assorted cream. Honey pot. Dugout. Love mitten. Memaid’s purse. Ski-ki. Skeezy. The pink velvet sausage wallet. Ham wallet. Coochie. Sweet spot. The power slot. Foofooville. Pork shutters. Bermuda triangle. Crab hole. Squeegie. Vertical smile. Vessel tube. Monkey’s chin. Chubaca. Panty hamster. Roast beef sandwich. Camel toe.
You can still be sexually active. You can still get it on. You will still be doing the hanky panky til the cows come home. Hot beef injection. Dip the chip. Bang a box. Sweep out the chimney. Stretch that leather. Bump the uglies. Dip and dot. Shake the sheets. Crack the nut. Get some skank on the hang low. Ride the bologna pony. Give that dog a bone. Shut the oyster. Put some beef in your taco.
Munch box is my favourite.
Why the hell didn’t I think of typing this up ages ago? I prefer the neutral ones. :P I do believe I made a post about this a wee bit ago, I did it on my phone though. So it didn’t have the answer option. o_O
US 2012 Election: Stances on LGBTQ Rights
Here’s visual confirmation of each 2012 presidential candidate’s plans on 12 issues that affect America’s estimated 31 million LGBT voters.
(via tyleroakley, marriageequality.org)
A group of gay-rights activists is petitioning PBS to have popular Sesame Street roommates Bert and Ernie get married! They say the marriage would teach young viewers tolerance and acceptance.
We NEED to tumblr bomb this vote on TheWeek and everyone needs to go sign the petition at change.org!
This is sort of like a pre-order as of now (aug 5) if you want one since I only printed like 5 so far. Plus, they take at least a day and a half to dry.
An open letter to the feminist movement. -
An open letter to the feminist movement.
I am a FAAB, femme-presenting genderqueer person. This means that I rarely, if ever, pass as anything other than female. And since I am almost always read as female by strangers, they treat me as if I were a woman.
This means that I, too, get catcalls and wolf whistles.
I, too, cannot walk down the street by myself without someone beeping their horn or yelling out their window at me.
I, too, have to be ever aware of my surroundings.
I, too, have to walk to my car with my keys in my hand.
I, too, cannot go out alone at night.
I, too, am affected by misogyny, patriarchy, and rape culture. I, too, see my body distorted, objectified, and idealized in the media. I, too, am constantly made to feel ashamed of my body. I, too, have to fight the notion that my body is inherently sexual and not my property. I, too, have to hear almost daily about how my body or genitalia is bad, weak, wrong, undesirable, or disgusting. I, too, have my opinion belittled or dismissed. I, too, am made to feel ashamed for my intelligence.
I’m tired of trying to make myself fit in the feminist movement. I love feminism, I love the movement, and I think it has a lot of important criticisms of our society. For so long, I have been trying to find my place in feminism. I am not a woman, and yet feminism speaks for issues that I have battled my entire life. I do not benefit from male privilege, but I am not a woman either. I want what feminism has to offer. I want the strength, the empowerment, the support. Feminism stands up for me in so many ways that the LGBT movement does not, and I want to feel like I actually am a part of it. I want to be recognized. I want feminists to acknowledge that patriarchy, misogyny, and rape culture affect other people the exact same waythey affect women.
So I am writing this letter to all feminists, of all gender identities, to begin reconsidering how they talk about feminist issues. To realize that not only women are affected in the way that they are by misogyny. I want the feminist movement to be a place where I feel safe, represented, and visible. I want to have a voice to fight the oppression I face, the same oppression that women face.
Please help me by reblogging this so we can begin a discussion about this. I am but one voice and I cannot speak for anyone’s experiences but my own. Spread the word, share your story, show this to your genderqueer friends - let’s start a discussion.
(Source: ephemeralcat, via riley-ferretboy-konor)