Jul 22

Why I'm Genderqueer, Professional and Unafraid -

publishbiyuti:


b. binaohan’s first print book is now available!
decolonizing trans/gender 101 is a short, accessible disruption of the hegemonic and imperial aspirations of white trans/gender theory. it seeks to remedy the reductive (and, thus, violent erasure) nature of trans/gender 101s that seek to explicate (but really construct) a white trans/gender discourse assumed to have universal legitimacy. a legitimacy that has widespread implications and consequences far beyond the borders of whiteness.
Buy the ebook! (it includes an epub and a pdf)
Buy the print edition!
Don’t forget that biyuti publishing subscribers can read the web-book to their heart’s content!

publishbiyuti:

b. binaohan’s first print book is now available!

decolonizing trans/gender 101 is a short, accessible disruption of the hegemonic and imperial aspirations of white trans/gender theory. it seeks to remedy the reductive (and, thus, violent erasure) nature of trans/gender 101s that seek to explicate (but really construct) a white trans/gender discourse assumed to have universal legitimacy. a legitimacy that has widespread implications and consequences far beyond the borders of whiteness.

Buy the ebook! (it includes an epub and a pdf)

Buy the print edition!

Don’t forget that biyuti publishing subscribers can read the web-book to their heart’s content!

(via queerbookclub)

The Center for Sexual Justice: How the Criminalization of the Queer Community Affects Us All -

LINK TW: statutory rape

The Neverending Epidemic: And How We Can End It -

Jul 21

Op-ed: Why LGBTQ Literature Matters -

What Being Between Genders Looks Like -

neutrois:

Another article on the photography series by Chloe Aftel profiling non-binary people (including myself!), on Refinery29.

While it’s not an ideal source of knowledge on this topic, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) has shifted its understanding of a trans* identity from “gender identity disorder” to the slightly more sensitive “gender dysphoria,” which is defined as “the condition of feeling one’s emotional and psychological identity as male or female to be opposite to one’s biological sex.” But, for many people, gender identity is not fixed or limited to “male” vs. “female.” 

Some of Aftel’s subjects identify as gender-fluid (with a fluctuating gender identity), some as gender-queer (a more general term for any gender identity other than “male” or “female”), and some as agender (those who do not identify with any gender). Aftel describes her subjects as “very sure of themselves, and with a certain level of contentment living in the way that really feels honest and best to them.”

(via transqueermediaexchange)

“People assume that I was in the closet because I didn’t disclose that I was assigned male at birth. What people are really asking is ‘Why didn’t you correct people when they perceived you as a real woman?’ Frankly, I’m not responsible for other people’s perceptions and what they consider real or fake. We must abolish the entitlement that deludes us into believing we have the right to make assumptions about people’s identities and project those assumptions onto their gender and bodies.

It is not a woman’s duty to disclose she’s trans to every person she meets. This is not safe for a myriad of reasons. We must shift the burden of coming out from trans women, and accusing them of hiding or lying, and focus on why it is unsafe for women to be trans.” — Janet Mock, Redefining Realness. (via theroguefeminist)

(Source: queerbookclub, via queeradical)

Now Available Online: Responding to Transgender Victims of Sexual Assault

Jul 20

“I want to get across that bisexuality isn’t just a transitional state from being straight to gay, or that, you know, you just help out when the homosexuals are all busy.” —

Alan Cumming on NPR

I just laughed so hard at this that I felt like I needed to record it somewhere. (via lizdexia)

(via bisexual-community)

boeshanepeninsula:

fuckthegaytriarchy:

friendly reminder that calling straight people “breeders” is transphobic and biphobic k thx

and racist as hell bc guess what white people used to call slave women

(via thepolitiqueers)

thegeekyblonde:

anyway here’s a whole bunch of trans-friendly rape recovery hotlines and clinics 

(via homoarigato)

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This Is What CeCe McDonald Thinks We Should Do To Keep All Queer People Safe -

New Book Celebrates Cuban Gay, Trans Cabaret Performers -

HIV diagnosis rate in US dropped by a third in the past decade -