Does anyone have any advice on how to make this go smoother? The first month of weekly injections went smoothly enough, but now that they’re every other week, I’ve started to panic and mt needle phobia has really started to shine through.
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and you’re 20 years old
25, but yeah.
THIS IS WHAT I’VE BEEN DOING ALL DAY.
There are a 8 different patches available right now:
- transmit equality
- trans* ally
- my preferred pronouns are: ___________________
- a trans* symbol
View photos of them HERE.
Please purchase or share!
comissioned by ~chuuko,
victorian era ftm sherlock
“Transgender WTF” by Van B.
My final project for a feminist performances class. I chose to do a web comic of myself and how I feel about being trans/what trans means to me.
It’s part of a more extensive project/paper, creating a new trans narrative not based on self/societal hatred or violence, the denial of the former self, etc. Just because I’m a transman doesn’t mean I follow traditional masculinity. (This also extends to transwomen.)
Yes, I paint my nails. I love things that have glitter. I am fabulous.
I am and always will be trans, and I’m proud of that.
We hope you’re enjoying the comics! Van has been invited to create a storyboard with a fellow illustrator/animator, so we’ll see more shortly.
Feel free to reblog/repost, just give Van B. credit! :)
That’s it. I’m doing my nails. Fuck the haters.
Part of what we do at Trans* Success is give you the opportunity to do something good and give back to the community. This one is crucial and has a limited time frame of only 2 days remaining before the vote gets cast against the LGBT. The following is a petition. Help out our trans brothers and sisters in Russia who are about to lose their freedom to speak about trans issues. Their rights are being violated and you can give back to our trans* world community by clicking the link above and signing the petition.
The party led by Russian President Medvedev and Prime Minister Putin is pushing discriminatory legislation against lesbian, bi, gay and trans people that could eliminate their freedom to speak publicly and assemble.
Russia is a signatory to numerous international human rights treaties - including the European Convention on Human Rights. We call on you to urgently speak out and hold Russia accountable to its treaty obligations - and stand with LGBT Russians whose ability to speak for themselves is under attack.
Please sign and reblog. The more people who speak out, the louder our voice to the world. Take 1 minute of your time and help make the outcome of this vote another Trans* Success.
Credit for bringing this to our attention goes to Trans* Awareness.
So I attended a workshop today entitled “But Don’t I Need A Letter to Start Hormones?” (The answer is a resounding no, at least here) hosted by the fantastic Alexander Yoo. More details from that tomorrow, but…
I do not need a letter to start hormones. The image above is a flier for a clinic in Los Angeles that can and will take care of the entire process of hormone therapy, including bloodwork. Their last clinic day was on the 15th, which means their next one will be on the 29th. My nebulous “financial screening in 3 weeks, maybe get to see a doctor 4 months after that” has turned into TWO. WEEKS. TWO. Worst case, four.
I’m giving therm a call on Monday.
Submitted by: Anonymous.
Things my transphobic mother says.
Things my “socially liberal” boss says. :D
- Use the word “transition” to describe what I am going through or went through.
- The changes I make to my body are not cosmetic, but rather reconstructive. Having a body I am comfortable with is vital to my health.
- Please don’t openly talk about my genitals any more than you would for a cisgender person.
- If I am a transsexual guy getting top surgery, then I am not “getting my breasts removed” I am getting chest reconstruction.
- Don’t immediately assume that genital sexual reassignment/realignment surgery (SRS) is my priority. Every transsexual person is unique and chooses different steps during their transition, based on many factors. Not everyone wants SRS.
- I am not here to shock anyone or get attention. I’m just a person like anyone else, and I have a right to be healthy and live in my honest gender.
- If I have trusted you enough to share with you that I am a transsexual person, please keep it private. I will “out” myself to others if I choose to, when I’m ready.
- If I am visibly gender varient, or I don’t “pass” well, and I am out as a transsexual person, it’s ok to educate your friends about pronouns, before meeting me in person. I.e. “Please use male/female pronouns…”
- Please don’t introduce me as your transsexual friend.
- Don’t ask me to explain my life story or gender situation to people I’ve just met.
- Ask permission before displaying old, pre-transition photos of me if the situation calls for sharing such things.
- If you are unsure what to do or say in a specific situation, please ask and I’ll help you out.
I am (un)officially David at work now. Rather, it’s as official as my boss can make it without me legally changing my name (yet). Things went way better than I expected.
Honestly, I wouldn’t have had the huevos to say anything if it wasn’t for LSG and the TYCSOL thread. Waking up to the piles of love there (and here) gave me the courage to talk to my bosses. Really, you tweasels are amazing. I love you all.
“Do you know how I know that the whole “If you don’t educate me how will I learn” thing is a load of crap?
Because, um, well, who the hell do you think educated me?
Do you think trans people are born knowing this stuff? Or that there’s some kind of magic database that we get a password to at the time that we come out?
No. We have to do our own damn research. Often in secret, perhaps on a shared computer, obsessively erasing our browser history every fifteen minutes. We don’t get to ask for help, or demand that other people educate us. For us, at a certain point, such a move would be dangerous.
We learn because we care. If you care, you can learn too.You do not need us to walk you through it.
I had to do it myself. So did the vast majority of other trans people.
And so can you.
It’s a big internet out there, and yes, while internet access is a privilege, it’s a privilege that is getting more accessible to more people all the time. Anyone reading this clearly has it already. Don’t take it for granted. Put it to work.
Go google something.”
I think it is absolutely unfair and absurd that any seemingly “normal” human being in the world can walk into a cosmetic surgeon’s office and upon request receive numerous different cosmetic surgeries. They don’t have to go through months to a year of therapy. They don’t have to have a recommendation letter explaining why the are allowed to have the surgery. They just call up a doc, request their aesthetically pleasing surgeries, and BOOM they got it…
So, someone please tell me WHY on earth do transgender/transexual people have to jump through so many fucking hoops to have the surgeries they NEED? By the time I get to the point of having a fucking top surgery letter, I will have already spent about 1/4 to 1/3 of the price that I would have paid had I just been able to request and have the surgery I needed.
Where is this rule written any way? Who made this shit up? Please, someone point me in the right direction.
Reblogging because THIS EXACTLY has been driving me mad over the past few days. Doubly so because these very expensive surgeries are often needed as “proof” that one is enough of a specific gender to change one’s identification. I’m also not to keen on the government telling me that I’m not enough of a man because I decide to opt out of a surgery (SRS in this case) since the risks involved far outweigh the benefits in my mind.
Make up your mind on surgery. Stop installing gatekeepers for only specific bodies. And please stop caring about what’s underneath my clothes so much. You’re not going to get to see me naked anyway, why should it matter to you what’s underneath there?