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Thursday, September 24th, 2009
10:00 am
[amazon_syren]
For Ontario Residents
Okay, I don't know if this has been linked already, but I wanted to put it out there. Also: Cross-posting this all over, so you may see it more than once (sorry).

If you're trans and live in Ontario, please take the Trans PULSE Survey.
From the website:
We are documenting how discrimination affects trans people's health and we need as many trans people as possible to participate.
Please link this all over the place. :-)
Friday, May 15th, 2009
10:13 am
[queerunity]
surveys for ftm and partners
Jamison Green the former President of FTMInternational is interested in the sexual health and satisfaction of all trans men, whether or not they have had hormones or surgery, and in the experiences of their partners. Two surveys are available for trans men and their partners to help with the research. He will use the data as raw material for a book, tentatively entitled "The FTM Guide to SEX," plus academic presentations and journal articles to educate medical and therapeutic service providers about trans lives.
Friday, April 17th, 2009
4:49 am
[wiserube]
GO MAINE GO
Wednesday April 22 at the Augusta Civic Center, hearings on gay marriage. Turnout look fab...but everyone who can ought to pop in


17 April 9pm Dragshow memorial union




Tranny Roadshow !first ever appearence in Maine!will preform @ Minsky Recital Hall in the 1944 Hall @ 7:30 24 April!
Wednesday, April 8th, 2009
3:46 am
[ruines_humaines]
june - my intro
hey! i'm june. i'm 21. i don't see a ton of intros in this community, but i thought i'd post mine. (cross posed to trannydykes)

long post on transition, being a butch dyke, and womonhoodCollapse )
Thursday, March 5th, 2009
11:20 pm
[bre1721]
Hey, I really need your help...

Hi, I'm a college student and I'm doing a project for a linguistics class about gender neutral pronouns. My project is about the way language can be used to shape unique gender identities. For my paper, I'd like to interview a couple of people who use gender neutral pronouns and use the interviews as case studies about the use of GNPs that I'll frame with some background linguistical research in my paper.
Anyway, I hate to be obnoxious posting asking for subjects, but I'm pretty desperate. I'm really interested in the topic, but I only have one subject at this point, and I'd like at least two or three others. Confidentiality would be ensured, of course. I can give you any information you need if you email me. I have a consent form that will assure you of your rights as well as the interview. You can read through the materials if you'd like and of course you wouldn't be obligated to participate.
So, um, if you're over 18 and have used gender neutral pronouns at any point in your life and are willing to answer a couple of questions pertaining to gender identity and language, email me at bap1721@truman.edu. Feel free to email me just to ask questions if you're interested. Thank you so much!
 -Bre

Current Mood: hopeful
Sunday, January 25th, 2009
9:13 am
[baglieg]
Sydney Mardi Gras (NSW Australia) (cross-posted)
Hi everybody!

A group of transsexual/transgender/crossdresser/genderqueer/etc people and our friends and partners are going to join the parade under the name "Tranny Panic!" with a general trans rights/trans pride theme. If you want to walk with us (come on, it's lots of fun!) then please email me at baglieg@gmail.com.

If you have a short snappy transsexual/transgender/crossdresser/genderqueer/etc related slogan you'd like to see on a placard, you can email me that too!

The parade is on the evening of the 7th of March. To be part of the parade you have to be there several hours before the parade starts, so plan to be in Sydney all afternoon. Book accommodation early if you're from out of town like me.

Love,
Robyn.
Tuesday, October 7th, 2008
2:39 pm
[klgenderoutlaw]
PLEASE HELP - pass this on!

"Cyber-bullying: The Effects on Transgender Victims" is a research study about how the presence of social support relates to depression and life satisfaction levels in transgender victims of cyber-bullying.

Are you at least 18 years old?
Are you a member of the transgender community?
Have you ever been harassed on the Internet?
Do you want to help contribute to psychological research of transgendered people?

Copy/paste this link to participate in the study.

http://ultracat.wcu.edu/ultimatesurvey/Surveys/TakeSurvey.aspx?s=8B01449C031A4196AEE500420E06E2DA

It will require no identifying information from its participants and will take approximately 25 minutes of your time.

Thank you!


The study needs a larger number of participants sooner rather than later - thanks for your time!

X-posted
Thursday, September 4th, 2008
4:43 pm
[firepie]
Equality & Parity II: transgender conference CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
please go to our website: www.equalityandparity.org to submit your abstract online (in English or Spanish) or to register and apply for scholarships. The conference is completely bilingual and we hope to have participation from every county in California.


Please help us get the word out!





Monday, June 16th, 2008
1:33 pm
[heartrevolt]
The Gender Public Advocacy Coalition is pleased to announce the release of its 2008 GENIUS Survey in partnership with Ernst & Young. GenderPAC works to ensure that classrooms, communities and workplaces are safe for everyone to learn, grow and succeed.

The Gender Equality National Index for Universities & Schools (GENIUS), GenderPAC’s most recent effort to end discrimination and promote awareness, encourages colleges and universities to recognize the benefits of a GenderSAFE campus - supportive equitable and protective for all students. Choosing to participate in GENUIS sends a strong public statement that bullying or discriminating based on the race, sex or gender of a student, faculty, or staff member is not tolerated at your institution

Fill out the survey at: www.gpac.org/GENIUS2008survey, and make sure that we have data for as many schools as possible. Your voice will help us continue to work towards a safe and welcoming environment for every student
Sunday, April 13th, 2008
1:41 pm
[mindtheft]
(rio)T-GRRRL Vol. 1 Issue 2 - Call for Submissions
***Please distribute far and wide***

(rio)T-Grrrl is a zine about issues related to transsexual women, transgendered women, MTF genderqueers, and pretty much anyone else that identifies on the MTF-spectrum of gender. The first issue, A Transdykes' guide to lesbian sex, was written solely by the editor, Kate Lamothe, about her experiences of being a transsexual woman and sleeping with other women (trans or not).

Submissions for the second issue, concerning the same general topic of negotiating sex with women as an MTF-spectrum person, are being accepted. Please feel free to submit erotic stories, photography, tips on safer sex & consent, poetry, theoretical musings, and/or rants and raves.
At this time, I am only looking for submissions from MTF-spectrum folk (or, likewise, from non-trans women who sleep with TS/TG/GQ women).

This is a not-for-profit venture. All contributers will not be compensated financially but will get a copy of the zine. However, if funding to cover printing costs can be found, it may even be distributed for free.

Deadline for submissions is July 1st, 2008.

To submit, to obtain a copy of the first issue, or for more general info, please contact:
t_grrrl_zine@yahoo.ca

x-posted to lots of places
Tuesday, April 8th, 2008
8:59 pm
[mindtheft]
The first 3 pages and the last 3 pages!
So I made a zine about being a transsexual lesbian and what that entails. There are pornographic photos, erotic stories, safer sex/consent tips, poetry, and other random rantings, ravings, and theoretical musings. + there is a brief resources page (I live in Montreal so they're all contextual to here!)

Hope you enjoy:


xoxo
Kate

P.S. More will come in the next few days!
Wednesday, February 20th, 2008
9:51 am
[mindtheft]
ATTN: TRANS(BI/POLY)DYKES
Hi folks,

The name's Kate.  I've posted on here a few times so some of ya'll may recognize me.  Anywho, consider this the first of many call-outs that I will be posting concerning a zine/pamphlet I'm looking for collaborators on.  Okay, here's the deal:

I'm currently in my final semester of university (woot! woot!) and one of my courses is called Lesbian Issues & Realities and for our final evaluation we have the option of writing a 10-12 page paper or doing a creative art project.  I'm obviously choosing the latter and am making a zine/pamphlet called A transdyke's guide to lesbian sex. For this specific class I'm going to do everything myself...I'm going to write short, erotic stories, take sexy photos of myself (and possibly my partner), write poetry, safer-sex info, harm-reduction tips as they relate to HRT, SRS, drug-use, & sex-work, etc etc.

However, I plan on only making one copy, for my class, and once it's done I want to solicit other transwomen(who sleep primarily sleep with women, although gold star is not a requirement...haha) to contribute to it and help edit it.  IMO this type of document needs to be circulating in the world,as typically safer sex guides and erotica collections do not include our bodies/identities/realities.

So just consider this a lil heads up and once I have finished the template I'll set up an email list and we can begin discussing it more in detail.

xoxo
Kate

P.S. In case you haven't seen it, this is where my inspiration for this project is coming from:
www.queertransmen.org

x-posted to lots of places!

Current Mood: excited
Friday, February 1st, 2008
3:37 pm
[chicksupreme]
Queer & Trans Vagina Monologues in NYC! Tickets on sale!!!
Hey!

Tickets are officially on sale for A Queer and Trans Production of The Vagina Monologues,
Saturday March 8th, and Sunday March 9th, 2008 at 8:00pm

Venue:
NYC LGBT Community Services Center
Room 301
208 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10011

Tickets are $10.00 (more if you can)
We can do ticket deliveries in the NYC area.

IMPORTANT!
There are only 300 tickets available (150 each night) and we expect to be sold out by the weekend of the performances! So get your tickets today!!!

All proceeds benefit: The L.A.V.A.A Group, Inc
(Lesbians Against Violence and Aggression)



To purchase tickets:

Call: 646-318-3310 or 718-450-6472

Email: vday2008nyc at gmail dot com

Visit: our myspace


PLEASE REPOST WIDELY (e-mail us for a printable flier)

Thanks for your support!

X-posted everywhere!!!
Tuesday, January 8th, 2008
9:02 pm
[chicksupreme]
Queer and Trans production of The Vagina Monologues-Open Casting Call in NYC!
Hey!

We are holding an open casting call for a Queer & Trans-identified folk production of Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues on Saturday January 12, 2008 from 3-6pm.
We will be using Project Reach which is located in Manhattan on 1 Orchard Street.
Most folk find that taking the F train to East Broadway is the best way of getting there, I prefer www.hopstop.com for detailed directions.

This isn't really exactly an audition, more like a space to show us what you can do and what you're interested in.

Each not-an-audition will be 3-5 minutes and consist of a short question and answer period, reading of a monologue (we will provide it), and a chance for you to showcase any other talent you have (singing, dancing, burlesque, poetry, if you are a visual artist we'd like to see a few pieces, etc). Its going to be painless and a lot of fun.

We are also inviting folks to drop by a bit earlier at 2pm for an organizing/fundraising/networking meeting which should run for about an hour and and half.

Who is invited to perform in our production?Collapse )

We encourage folk to check out www.vday.org for more info about the 2008 vday productions and events going on around the world.

Also you can add us on myspace- www.myspace.com/queer_transvday

If you have any questions please comment here or email us at vday2008nyc at gmail dot com

We can't wait to see folks there!

-Taueret Manu

X-posted like mad to various nyc queer and trans communities as well as my own journal.
(sorry if you are seeing this a gazillion times)

Please feel free to post widely in NYC-metro queer and trans online spaces.

NOTE: While we are scheduled to perform at The LGBT Community Services Center, we are aren't really affiliated with any organization or school. This is an independent performance santioned by VDay and supported by good folk like YOU!!!!
Wednesday, November 21st, 2007
12:58 am
[glitter_femme]
Sorry to post something so NYC-specific, but this seemed like a good place to get the word out. Please feel free to repost this anywhere you think it should be shared. (And I'm sorry for any cross-posting you encounter.)

Thanks,
Aviva


Do you know that the Lesbian Sex Mafia's party etiquette requires some transwomen to keep their genitals covered during our play parties? The current party etiquette reads:

"If you have a bio-penis, please keep it covered."
(-LSM Website, November 15, 2007)

We are a group of cisgender, genderqueer and transgender LSM members and allies who believe this policy needs to be struck down. LSM stands for safe, sane, consensual and confidential sex and play for ALL women – past, present and future. If you're interested in learning more and joining us, write your contact information below.

You can help make LSM a place that welcomes all women.

* This document was revised by collective agreement by the folks present at the first Strategy/Interest meeting on November 26, 2007.

image, NSFWCollapse )
Monday, November 19th, 2007
10:05 am
[hundun]
XPosted to Genderqueer in a slightly different form a couple weeks back. Xpost to transgender today.

Y'know </a></b></a>femme_ftm? Awesome community. But where's the converse? Where's the discussion relevant to people who identify as MtF or formerly-male genderqueer, or male-assigned bigendered who also have to deal with the fact that while a lot of people expect "not male" to mean "gender-normative feminine and/or nelly,"  we just... aren't. How does this affect things like going about in public, or passing, or not caring if we pass?

Well, how about going here?
(it's the user profile - read it before you go any further please)

Note that I said "relevant to people who identify as." All are welcome here no matter how they identify.

I hope that this will provide a sense of contact for people in what seems like a rare intersection of identities, as well as those who support us. Since this is likely going to be a small community, I hope that its members will remain active elsewhere, and so encourage crossposting as appropriate (subject to the guidelines of the other communities of course!)
Saturday, July 28th, 2007
11:13 pm
[pdxkate]
So uh...
Who's goin' to Camp Trans??????


Anyone?
Saturday, July 14th, 2007
2:43 pm
[eoswildcat]
name imput?
Hello
I have been thinking on this issue before about finding a male name for myself, and really, I have, however it is is simply the male variant of my given name, not bad in and of itself, but even more unusual.
the name in question is
MARINUS

any thought on choosing "odd" or unusual names for yourselves?
thanks!
xposted

Current Mood: curious
Tuesday, July 10th, 2007
7:31 pm
[pdxkate]
Hello from your new maintainer!
The community may be coming back from the dead!

But it depends on your involvement. What should this community be? We might see some changes to things, I might go over the past posting and see who still wants to be involved.

ummm, if nothing else, we should do more introductions and try to use this space for trans identity issues, and how they intersect with being a dyke/queer.

I don't feel like this needs to be a queer woman/mtf space because I know plenty of ftm's who still feel like the only home they have is the dyke community, or who I.D. as male and as a dyke. I'm happy to hear arguments against this, I just want to know what people think.

To introduce myself, I'm kat, I'm a femme queer woman, who happens to be trans. I'm more or less pansexual, though I don't like the word so much, I'm politically very radical (in the anarchist direction). I play drums well, make art, write crappy poetry, sometimes good poetry, I'm a D.I.Y. freak, I sew, cook and do domestic shit. I've been exploring trans identities a lot more recently, as I've finally become healthy enough talk about things without being scared of everything.
Tuesday, December 12th, 2006
2:00 pm
[bachelorgrrl]
Female bodied but complex like a fine wine
Hello beautiful gender variant dykes, FTM's, et al. I'm a kind of complex gendered/sexually oriented person (aren't we all?). I'm biologically female, live as a butch, and sometimes when a particularily cute twinky gay boy is around I'm a raging faggot. I don't really consider myself bisexual, I guess I've decided I'm both a lesbian and a gay man, which seems to work for me, especially since most of my femme lovers have had complex gender identities themselves. High femme girls who are sometimes men are damned sexy. I considered transitioning for a few years, for now I'm happy in the body I have but I keep my options open, if I really want a more masculine body someday I will go for it. Some FTM friends gave me a shot of testosterone so I could try it out, it was interesting to say the least. Right now I'm living in Buttfuck Saskatchewan, which is bizarre after 10 years of big city living, I miss the trans community. Luckily there are places like this. I'm hoping to have some gay male lovers in my future, a friend of mine and I are hooking up when he comes to town in april, which should be fun, he also considers himself trans but like me hasn't decided to take the plunge into MTF hormone therapy (he still goes by male pronouns obviously or I wouldn't use them). Whatever happens, I am strongly identified with the lesbian community I have been a part of for fourteen years, and particularily with butches. I find the current trans and gender queer community to be totally sexy and liberating. I go by female pronouns, but I don't mind if people call me he, him, or Sir. I guess in a nutshell I would say I'm a gender cameleon who likes to fuck queers of all types.
Nice to meet you all!
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