Trans* Lit

refugerestrooms:

REFUGE restrooms is now live on the web at http://www.refugerestrooms.org. It is viewable on any browser.
REFUGE seeks to provide safe bathroom access for transgender, intersex, and other gender nonconformist individuals. A few months back the valuable safe2pee database stopped working. We present Refuge as a replacement. Starting with the existing database of listings from Safe2Pee, refuge makes the database easily searchable and mappable to allow folks to find the nearest safe restroom.
This is very much in its alpha stage and had a lot of growing to do. I started learning how to code not that long ago so I’m still learning how I can make the app better and better. The app is open source so please contribute to the project on github @
http://www.github.com/tkwidmer/refugerestrooms
stay tuned both here and on twitter @refugerestrooms.
refugerestrooms:

REFUGE restrooms is now live on the web at http://www.refugerestrooms.org. It is viewable on any browser.
REFUGE seeks to provide safe bathroom access for transgender, intersex, and other gender nonconformist individuals. A few months back the valuable safe2pee database stopped working. We present Refuge as a replacement. Starting with the existing database of listings from Safe2Pee, refuge makes the database easily searchable and mappable to allow folks to find the nearest safe restroom.
This is very much in its alpha stage and had a lot of growing to do. I started learning how to code not that long ago so I’m still learning how I can make the app better and better. The app is open source so please contribute to the project on github @
http://www.github.com/tkwidmer/refugerestrooms
stay tuned both here and on twitter @refugerestrooms.
refugerestrooms:

REFUGE restrooms is now live on the web at http://www.refugerestrooms.org. It is viewable on any browser.
REFUGE seeks to provide safe bathroom access for transgender, intersex, and other gender nonconformist individuals. A few months back the valuable safe2pee database stopped working. We present Refuge as a replacement. Starting with the existing database of listings from Safe2Pee, refuge makes the database easily searchable and mappable to allow folks to find the nearest safe restroom.
This is very much in its alpha stage and had a lot of growing to do. I started learning how to code not that long ago so I’m still learning how I can make the app better and better. The app is open source so please contribute to the project on github @
http://www.github.com/tkwidmer/refugerestrooms
stay tuned both here and on twitter @refugerestrooms.

refugerestrooms:

REFUGE restrooms is now live on the web at http://www.refugerestrooms.org. It is viewable on any browser.

REFUGE seeks to provide safe bathroom access for transgender, intersex, and other gender nonconformist individuals. A few months back the valuable safe2pee database stopped working. We present Refuge as a replacement. Starting with the existing database of listings from Safe2Pee, refuge makes the database easily searchable and mappable to allow folks to find the nearest safe restroom.

This is very much in its alpha stage and had a lot of growing to do. I started learning how to code not that long ago so I’m still learning how I can make the app better and better. The app is open source so please contribute to the project on github @
http://www.github.com/tkwidmer/refugerestrooms
stay tuned both here and on twitter @refugerestrooms.

flames-of-amber:

qualifiedyetsluttynurse7:

nentindo:

raptorific:

raptorific:

Wonder Woman would probably be so heartbroken if she heard there were people who thought her feminism was trans-exclusionary

I told you so.

whenever i try to open this image google chrome just crashes, can someone just take a screenshot of the image

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"Equating me… equating half of all Amazonians to men…BECAUSE OF OUR PARTS?!"

I never knew Wonder Woman could be considered trans.


queerrockcamp:

Are you ready to rock out this summer?! Queer Rock Camp is a camp for LGBTQIA identified youth ages 21 and under. We seek to empower youth and build community through music. We support the fluidity of gender and sexuality, and see music as a way to build resilience and self-expression. Ever wanted to learn an instrument or write a song? Make connections with LGBTQIA folks from all over the country (and world)? Attend awesome workshops about relationships, music, and drag? Perform in an incredible showcase? QRC is the place for you!
QRC 2014 is July 7th-11th in Olympia, Washington. We have a host family program for out of state/country campers. Applications are open now until May 1st! http://www.queerrockcamp.org/campers/camper-application/
!!!!REBLOG AND SPREAD THE WORD!!!!
queerrockcamp:

Are you ready to rock out this summer?! Queer Rock Camp is a camp for LGBTQIA identified youth ages 21 and under. We seek to empower youth and build community through music. We support the fluidity of gender and sexuality, and see music as a way to build resilience and self-expression. Ever wanted to learn an instrument or write a song? Make connections with LGBTQIA folks from all over the country (and world)? Attend awesome workshops about relationships, music, and drag? Perform in an incredible showcase? QRC is the place for you!
QRC 2014 is July 7th-11th in Olympia, Washington. We have a host family program for out of state/country campers. Applications are open now until May 1st! http://www.queerrockcamp.org/campers/camper-application/
!!!!REBLOG AND SPREAD THE WORD!!!!
queerrockcamp:

Are you ready to rock out this summer?! Queer Rock Camp is a camp for LGBTQIA identified youth ages 21 and under. We seek to empower youth and build community through music. We support the fluidity of gender and sexuality, and see music as a way to build resilience and self-expression. Ever wanted to learn an instrument or write a song? Make connections with LGBTQIA folks from all over the country (and world)? Attend awesome workshops about relationships, music, and drag? Perform in an incredible showcase? QRC is the place for you!
QRC 2014 is July 7th-11th in Olympia, Washington. We have a host family program for out of state/country campers. Applications are open now until May 1st! http://www.queerrockcamp.org/campers/camper-application/
!!!!REBLOG AND SPREAD THE WORD!!!!
queerrockcamp:

Are you ready to rock out this summer?! Queer Rock Camp is a camp for LGBTQIA identified youth ages 21 and under. We seek to empower youth and build community through music. We support the fluidity of gender and sexuality, and see music as a way to build resilience and self-expression. Ever wanted to learn an instrument or write a song? Make connections with LGBTQIA folks from all over the country (and world)? Attend awesome workshops about relationships, music, and drag? Perform in an incredible showcase? QRC is the place for you!
QRC 2014 is July 7th-11th in Olympia, Washington. We have a host family program for out of state/country campers. Applications are open now until May 1st! http://www.queerrockcamp.org/campers/camper-application/
!!!!REBLOG AND SPREAD THE WORD!!!!

queerrockcamp:

Are you ready to rock out this summer?! 

Queer Rock Camp is a camp for LGBTQIA identified youth ages 21 and under. We seek to empower youth and build community through music. We support the fluidity of gender and sexuality, and see music as a way to build resilience and self-expression. 

Ever wanted to learn an instrument or write a song? Make connections with LGBTQIA folks from all over the country (and world)? Attend awesome workshops about relationships, music, and drag? Perform in an incredible showcase? QRC is the place for you!

QRC 2014 is July 7th-11th in Olympia, Washington. We have a host family program for out of state/country campers. Applications are open now until May 1st! 
http://www.queerrockcamp.org/campers/camper-application/


!!!!REBLOG AND SPREAD THE WORD!!!!

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wbonczek27:

queerbookclub:

diversityinya:

According to People magazine, Oklahoma teens Katie Hill and Arin Andrews, who are transgender and were in a relationship with each other during their transitions, will share their stories in two memoirs to be published Sept. 30, 2014, by Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers. The book covers, revealed today, are above.
Katie Hill told People, "I don’t want this book to just appeal to transgender people or their allies. I want people to understand that there really is no such thing as normal."

I don’t know a lot about this couple but woohoo more YA books by trans people!

boom! both of these went on my goodreads list immediately 
wbonczek27:

queerbookclub:

diversityinya:

According to People magazine, Oklahoma teens Katie Hill and Arin Andrews, who are transgender and were in a relationship with each other during their transitions, will share their stories in two memoirs to be published Sept. 30, 2014, by Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers. The book covers, revealed today, are above.
Katie Hill told People, "I don’t want this book to just appeal to transgender people or their allies. I want people to understand that there really is no such thing as normal."

I don’t know a lot about this couple but woohoo more YA books by trans people!

boom! both of these went on my goodreads list immediately 
wbonczek27:

queerbookclub:

diversityinya:

According to People magazine, Oklahoma teens Katie Hill and Arin Andrews, who are transgender and were in a relationship with each other during their transitions, will share their stories in two memoirs to be published Sept. 30, 2014, by Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers. The book covers, revealed today, are above.
Katie Hill told People, "I don’t want this book to just appeal to transgender people or their allies. I want people to understand that there really is no such thing as normal."

I don’t know a lot about this couple but woohoo more YA books by trans people!

boom! both of these went on my goodreads list immediately 

wbonczek27:

queerbookclub:

diversityinya:

According to People magazineOklahoma teens Katie Hill and Arin Andrews, who are transgender and were in a relationship with each other during their transitions, will share their stories in two memoirs to be published Sept. 30, 2014, by Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers. The book covers, revealed today, are above.

Katie Hill told People"I don’t want this book to just appeal to transgender people or their allies. I want people to understand that there really is no such thing as normal."

I don’t know a lot about this couple but woohoo more YA books by trans people!

boom! both of these went on my goodreads list immediately 


ATTENTION

vargasii:

THE WHITEHOUSE.GOV PETITION TO LEGALLY RECOGNISE NON-BINARY GENDERS IS ENDING ON MARCH 21ST, 2014 THIS SATURDAY.  I DONT CARE IF YOURE NOT NON-BINARY, I DONT CARE IF YOU DONT HAVE AN ACCOUNT, IT IS UNBELIEVIBLY EASY TO MAKE ONE.

MAKE AN ACCOUNT.

SIGN THE PETITION.

WE HAVE TWO DAYS.

TWO DAYS TO GET 58,000 SIGNATURES.

PLEASE REBLOG THIS POST, EVEN IF YOU HAVE ALREADY SIGNED IT.  WE NEED TO GET THE WORD OUT.

(Source: ludwiigs)


transtrendsetter:

takayababy:

xekstrin:

this is Hourou Musuko, an anime/manga about a young trans girl and her friends, all figuring out their gender identity and sexual orientations

yo yo i just double-checked and it is a real thing and also available on crunchyroll for free!

It’s also on KissAnime for free which is a website I recommend 1000 times more since they provide HQ anime without having to pay anything, and they have a wider selection than Crunchyroll

transtrendsetter:

takayababy:

xekstrin:

this is Hourou Musuko, an anime/manga about a young trans girl and her friends, all figuring out their gender identity and sexual orientations

yo yo i just double-checked and it is a real thing and also available on crunchyroll for free!

It’s also on KissAnime for free which is a website I recommend 1000 times more since they provide HQ anime without having to pay anything, and they have a wider selection than Crunchyroll

(Source: oocyst)


darkthoughtsbrightdays:

thepoliticalfreakshow:

Flying Solo: This 92-Year-Old Transgender Widow Is Fighting To Be Treated Like Any Other Widow

After serving as a pilot during WWII, Robina Asti transitioned to living as a woman in the 1970s.



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Now 92 years old, she fondly remembers spending time over the Pacific during World War II. She was only 21 at the time.
Getting her pilot’s license at just 18, Robina became a commercial pilot and flight instructor.




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In 1976, she decided to begin living as a woman “in body, soul, and mind.” The prejudice against her at that time was extraordinary.







Working as a vice president of a mutual fund, she would go to work in men’s clothing and then change in the evenings.
“It was quite burdensome, and I knew it would never be accepted then. So I quit and decided I had to live and work as a woman.”



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She legally changed the sex on her pilot’s license, her driver’s license, and obtained a U.S. passport as a woman. For Robina, it was a complete rebirth.



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She soon met Norwood Patton, the man who would one day become her husband.






When things became serious, Robina knew she would have to tell Norwood about her transition.






Less than a week later, Norwood came back.




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Every month, Norwood would ask for her hand in marriage. Every month, she would refuse.



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Finally in 2004, Robina married her longtime sweetheart in a small ceremony in an airplane hangar in Orange County, N.Y.
“It was, without a doubt, the finest time in my life.”



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Eight years later, Norwood passed away at the age of 97.



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After his passing, Robina applied for survivor benefits with the SSA. She was denied after it was determined she was “legally male” at the time of their marriage — despite all the legal documents she had in her possession.



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“I am so insulted that the Social Security Administration refused to recognize me as a woman and treated my marriage to Norwood in such a disrespectful way.”



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In June 2013, Lambda Legal filed a request for reconsideration on Robina’s behalf. After more than six months, there is still no word from the Social Security Administration.







She hopes that her case is a success, not for the money, but for “the act of humanity which is necessary here.”






Lambda Legal created this video to share Robina’s story:




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Their romance is fucking beautiful 
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darkthoughtsbrightdays:

thepoliticalfreakshow:

Flying Solo: This 92-Year-Old Transgender Widow Is Fighting To Be Treated Like Any Other Widow

After serving as a pilot during WWII, Robina Asti transitioned to living as a woman in the 1970s.

After serving as a pilot during WWII, Robina Asti transitioned to living as a woman in the 1970s.

Now 92 years old, she fondly remembers spending time over the Pacific during World War II. She was only 21 at the time.

Getting her pilot’s license at just 18, Robina became a commercial pilot and flight instructor.

This 92-Year-Old Trans WWII Veteran Is Fighting To Be Treated Like Any Other Widow

In 1976, she decided to begin living as a woman “in body, soul, and mind.” The prejudice against her at that time was extraordinary.

This 92-Year-Old Trans WWII Veteran Is Fighting To Be Treated Like Any Other Widow

Working as a vice president of a mutual fund, she would go to work in men’s clothing and then change in the evenings.

“It was quite burdensome, and I knew it would never be accepted then. So I quit and decided I had to live and work as a woman.”

Working as a vice president of a mutual fund, she would go to work in men's clothing and then change in the evenings.

She legally changed the sex on her pilot’s license, her driver’s license, and obtained a U.S. passport as a woman. For Robina, it was a complete rebirth.

She legally changed the sex on her pilot's license, her driver's license, and obtained a U.S. passport as a woman. For Robina, it was a complete rebirth.

She soon met Norwood Patton, the man who would one day become her husband.

She soon met Norwood Patton, the man who would one day become her husband.

When things became serious, Robina knew she would have to tell Norwood about her transition.

When things became serious, Robina knew she would have to tell Norwood about her transition.

Less than a week later, Norwood came back.

This 92-Year-Old Trans WWII Veteran Is Fighting To Be Treated Like Any Other Widow

Every month, Norwood would ask for her hand in marriage. Every month, she would refuse.

Every month, Norwood would ask for her hand in marriage. Every month, she would refuse.

Finally in 2004, Robina married her longtime sweetheart in a small ceremony in an airplane hangar in Orange County, N.Y.

“It was, without a doubt, the finest time in my life.”

Finally in 2004, Robina married her longtime sweetheart in a small ceremony in an airplane hangar in Orange County, N.Y.

Eight years later, Norwood passed away at the age of 97.

Eight years later, Norwood passed away at the age of 97.

After his passing, Robina applied for survivor benefits with the SSA. She was denied after it was determined she was “legally male” at the time of their marriage — despite all the legal documents she had in her possession.

After his passing, Robina applied for survivor benefits with the SSA. She was denied after it was determined she was "legally male" at the time of their marriage  despite all the legal documents she had in her possession.

“I am so insulted that the Social Security Administration refused to recognize me as a woman and treated my marriage to Norwood in such a disrespectful way.”

"I am so insulted that the Social Security Administration refused to recognize me as a woman and treated my marriage to Norwood in such a disrespectful way."

In June 2013, Lambda Legal filed a request for reconsideration on Robina’s behalf. After more than six months, there is still no word from the Social Security Administration.

This 92-Year-Old Trans WWII Veteran Is Fighting To Be Treated Like Any Other Widow

She hopes that her case is a success, not for the money, but for “the act of humanity which is necessary here.”

She hopes that her case is a success, not for the money, but for "the act of humanity which is necessary here."

Lambda Legal created this video to share Robina’s story:

Their romance is fucking beautiful 

(Source: thepoliticalfreakshow)