Palimpsest Emerges

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. :-)

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.


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!

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 Feel free to email me just to ask questions if you're interested. Thank you so much!
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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.

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!


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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:, 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

(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:

x-posted to lots of places

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:


P.S. More will come in the next few days!