I really wanted to do a post for #transawareness this week but got sucked into the endless pit of law school work so forgive me for my lateness, here goes: This is me, in the body that I was shamed and ridiculed for claiming. This body has endured abuse and misuse, it has been the manifest of both everything I loathed and now everything I’ve always been but was too scared to be. This week it is more important than most for me to remain grateful and humble, to appreciate the privileges that have been given to me but also for me to never forget the struggle that many of my brothers, sisters, and gendernonconforming folk still endure. Thank you to all of those that have walked this path before me as well as those who walked beside me during this journey. #transgender#trans#transman#transboy#queer#thisiswhattranslookslike#vitamint#lgbtqia
We hope you'll join us for our Trans Day of Remembrance ceremony this coming Monday. Come to the center from 6-7:30 to remember & honor those who lost their lives to anti-transgender violence. Feel free to RSVP on our Facebook page.
'whats up my dudes' and 'hey y'all'
To make my shitty week a little better I went out with my mum to eat today, I had like the best milkshake ever (it was oreo X3) and we ended up doing some early Christmas shopping.
I couldn't resist looking at all the gay shit - Tobi 💙
🗻Queer hasta la Cumbre! Flag flew away 30s after this shot was taken. Now we have queer lava! 🌋 ----
It is the most active volcano in Latin America.
Last eruption: 2015. In the back, 🗻Volcán Lanín, shared with the Argentinian border. (Elevation: 3700mt, also active, last known eruption: ±150yrs ago)
“The general public needs to know that one of the most dangerous things in the world is to be ‘walking while trans' ... walking while black and trans can be twice as deadly." -Stacey Long Simmons
Last week, the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE), along with Black Transmen Inc., Black Transwomen, and the National Black Justice Coalition, released a report detailing the experiences of black respondents who participated in the 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey (USTS). -20% of Black transgender respondents were unemployed, twice the rate among Black people in the U.S. population.
-38% of Black transgender respondents were living in poverty, compared to 24 percent of Black people in the U.S. population.
-42% of Black transgender respondents have experienced homelessness at some point in their lives, compared to 30 percent in the USTS sample overall, and 22 percent experienced homelessness in the past year because of being transgender.
-53% of Black respondents have been sexually assaulted at some point in their life, compared to 47 percent in the USTS sample overall.
-67% of Black respondents said they would feel somewhat or very uncomfortable asking the police for help, compared to 57 percent of respondents in the USTS sample overall.
-6.7% of Black respondents were living with HIV, nearly five times the rate in the USTS sample overall and more than twenty times the rate in the U.S. population.