5 things nobody told me about transitioning.
Sorry for the wait! I’ve been hard at work over on my other Tumblr writing and drawing another comic called White Noise, which I hope y’all will check out when it starts up in August. :D
Also—holy shit, three hundred followers! Thanks everyone!
Take a moment to check out Transitiveproperties’ blog. He’s got a great style!
This video on MSNBC is very interesting and worth your time, please watch/share as you seem fit.
78% of transgender students in grades K-12 experience harassment, 35% experience physical assault, and 12% experience sexual violence.
90% of transgender & gender non conforming people experience harassment at work/discrimination. 71% hid gender or gender transition, and 26% lost/lose their jobs
41% of the 6,500 transgender people in the study had attempted suicide, more than twice than people with chronic diagnosed depression.
“Our political fight is really a fight for people’s lives”
Day of Silence
Yes, today, 4/20, is National Day of Silence to promote awareness about LGBT issues to the broader communities in which we live. I have chosen not to participate in this day for a few reasons.
1. I don’t believe that we should be silent any longer. To me, silence resembles the closet. I believe that if we want to educate people about our issues, being silent isn’t the way to go about it.
2. We’ve been silent for far too long. Now is the time to raise our voices and take action for our own human rights. The right to education, jobs and housing. Important things that give our lives the quality they deserve.
This isn’t to say that I don’t support the message that DOS brings, I just believe that Day of Silence should be changed to a day of speaking out, a day of education, a day where we don’t put ourselves in the background, but instead command people’s attention to get what we want.
Gendernauts: A Journey Through Shifting Identities (1999) is available free to stream on Netflix (now through May 26th, 2013). Some parts of this movie may strike one as rather dated (in terms of terminology, descriptions, or otherwise) or potentially problematic - still, there is much of interest and, I think, much to be gained from watching.
Description: Monika Treut’s provocative documentary explores the little-known world of transgenderism through profiles of several “gender cyborgs” living in the San Francisco Bay Area. In candid interviews, Treut’s subjects share their personal experiences, their perspectives on gender and their plans for the future. The film also delves into the options — and challenges — gender-bending hormone treatments and surgeries provide.
R. Nick Gorton is an openly transgender physician. He completed residency and chief residency in Emergency Medicine at Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Gorton has a twice-weekly clinic focusing on transgender patients at the Lyon-Martin Clinic in San Francisco.
He lectures on transgender health care at medical schools and conferences. He has worked as a medical consultant regarding transgender health care for Lambda Legal, the Transgender Law Center, the Northwest Justice Project, the New York Legal Aid Society, and the Sylvia Rivera Law Project.
He is an active member of the American Medical Association GLBT Affairs Committee and the California LGBT Health and Humans Services Network.
By students and alumni of Abilene Christian University