5 things nobody told me about transitioning.
Reasons to date a transguy (for the ladies):
1. We won’t leave the toilet seat up.
2. No risk of pregnancy.
3. We just want to cuddle anyway.
4. We’ll remember your birthday.
5. We understand how long it takes to get ready in the morning.
6. During your period, we can commiserate.
7. If you’re lucky, we might have some old clothes that fit you.
8. We aren’t grossed out at the thought of giving oral.
9. …AND we can locate the appropriate parts.
10. We’ll never force you to dress girly against your will.
11. We often look young, even into middle age.
12. We’re willing to go to the store and buy you feminine products.
13. Will never need Viagra.
14. Size is never an issue; if you don’t like it you can choose a new one.
15. How many bio-guys you know have a vibrating dick?
I made this store in an attempt to help raise funds for my top surgery. I have heavy weight and standard weight t-shirts in a variety of colors. They’re each $15. Let me know if you’d like to see any of these designs on something else, like a hoodie or v-neck.
I actually ordered a “He Him His” shirt for myself because I’ve been getting mispronouned quite a bit lately.
Thanks. :) -Codi
LGBTQ Zine at a Christian University
End the silence. End the shouting. Listen to the voiceless, and let your voice be heard! Learn more at www.voicelesszine.com.
Hear the LGBTQ voices of Abilene Christian University.
This is a zine that has been put together by a few individuals who attended Abilene Christian University. It is a place where they have shared there stories of mistreatment and shame exhibited by peers and faculty. I highly recommend that you take time to read this, these are true stories from real individuals. The contributors are also fielding questions and emails from readers. Anybody in need take advantage of this!
These wristbands are going towards the top surgeries of my dear friends, Tyler, Effy, and Codi. They are $3 a piece and shipping is only $0.50. They say, “Internal Evolution” on one side and “External Revolution” on the other. Help them out, spread awareness, and show your support for the trans* community!
The Suit that I Wear
Every day I look for the zipper
A simple way to escape
Why this must be my fate.
A fate I had no say in
One that was created
Before a noise was uttered
Or sight was seen
By the arbitrary development
An appendage you see
This world was created
But not for me
Still I look for the zipper
With the desire
The one to be me
With a definition my own
Throwing off these words
That have taken my voice
No one can understand what it means
To really be me
In place that a zipper can be found
One that will reveal the truth
It takes work, you see
I have to pay to be me
I pay for these decisions
Ones that I didn’t make
It will never end
I will always be in conflict
With my community
Trying to be something
That was prescribed to me
A simple picture caused this travesty
That zipper leaves marks
That never heal
Week after week
Forcing things into this body
Praying that eventually
I will see, the real me
I am told that this is what it means
What means to be me
Further entrenching my identify
In this place
That is simply a disgrace
Where even those like me
Impose a future of black
And of white.
They say there is only one way,
that deviation makes you
The one that causes this tribulation
My circuitry cannot be held
In a definition created before me.
It contains twists and turns
It contains Shades and hues,
of colors that can’t even be seen
Of Patterns not yet drawn and
Textures that can’t be felt
Please don’t force me,
Just let me be
Leave me to find my zipper
I will wear it pride
A different shape,
And yet to earn that figure
I have to wait
Your society wants to label me
Label me like a disease
Putting records in place
Allowing for you to remember
Telling me that this difference is not allowed
You push yourself on to me
A chance to be Normal
Hoping that I will fade
Further into this stream
Where possibility does have an end
And dreams cannot survive
That you see is the fate you created just me
I have no desire to fade
No desire to be labeled
Your words will no longer take my voice
Your gaze will no longer be my battle
Even when I find my zipper
It is not for you
Only for me
I will wear your label
I will pay your price
But in the end
You will see
These barriers will be broken
Regardless of my zipper
But at last these are just words
Created before books were written
Differences were set
And light was seen
A construct of generations before
Invented without my consent
So is it really me, or something else
That is to be seen.
Hey this is a video I made a few months ago and it was intended to just be personal but I feel like it could really offer some insight to the struggle behind figuring out gender, let me know what you guys think!
There are the Trans* Bracelets that are being sold to benefit 3 top surgeries. Each bracelet is going for 3$. The Bracelets say “Internal Revolution, External Evolution” If you would like one, let me know, I’ll give you the information for making payments and how they will be shipped.