PROTECT and DEFEND trans women

if you put trans women in danger because you can’t help running your fucking mouth, you are the ENEMY and will be ERADICATED

if you are a cis person who scrolled past this without reblogging because you don’t feel like it’s a necessary message for your other cis friends to see, i want you to know you’ve made it that much harder to trust you

a cis person or a faab trans person ftr

Laverne Cox is speaking at UNC Asheville tonight

It’s being held in Lipinski Auditorium at 7pm, with a Q&A session afterwards.

Killing trans women isn't bad press. →



ESPN killed a trans woman. And the author was told “eh, just don’t do it again?” by everyone above him. He still has the job he used to kill a trans person because killing a trans woman isn’t bad press.

I want you to understand this story. It’s here if you can stomach the problematic,…

Signal boosting this. 


Shut you up real fast.

Petition to End Transphobia on The Daily Show and The Colbert Report: Update →


Yo guys if you could help spread this around and sign it, it’s kind of a big deal. These guys are sort of held as the epitome of what being a good “progressive” is in this country, and if they can get away with throwing tr*nny out as often as they do, then they’re setting an example that says casual transphobia is not just A-OK, but cute and funny.

"Many in the trans community are fed up with L.G.B.T. organizations that continue to erase trans identity or just give lip service to trans issues. We need our cisgender allies – gay and straight – to treat transgender lives as if they matter, and trans people need multiple seats at the tables in the organizations that say they’re interested in L.G.B.T. equality; this absence has been painful since Stonewall."

Laverne Cox (source)


(via tranarchistbitch)

"I’m a transgender person who regularly views both shows, although I honestly watch Colbert less now because of his frequent use of transphobic humor. I’d like to see more of Stewart’s segments mocking transphobic bigots, rather than more segments where we’re the punchline for a cheap joke. Remember, there’s a lot of scared, closeted trans teenagers watching your shows, and those little jokes can do more damage than someone who hasn’t gone through it can possibly imagine."

-Kayla Brumfield, a commenter on some petition for Stewart/Colbert to reject transphobia.

That last sentence is really important. 

(via yourmomentofhate)

"Informed Consent" Hormone providers →



Below is a list of “informed consent” hormone providers, as posted here.
Please contact these clinics to confirm their services.


1650 Grand Concourse New York,…


"Informed Consent" basically means that you can get access to hormones without needing a letter from a therapist or psychiatrist explaining that you really truly do need them. The link above explains it in better detail. To boot, the location in the list above is about ten minutes away from KCAI. I’m a little hesitant because it seems aalmost Too Good To Be True, so I’m going to do more research and find out exactly what they do and what they require, but shit, this is Significant.

Also worth a reblog for any babies who want to start hormones but cannot get a letter from a therapist for whatever reasons.


Vigil Held For Islan Nettles, Black Trans Woman Killed in Harlem

Mourners gathered in Harlem on Thursday night to remember Islan Nettles, the 21-year-old trans woman who was beaten to death last week. Nettles was walking with friends on August 17 when she was confronted by a group of men. Once the men realized that Nettles and her friends were trans, they verbally and physically assaulted them. The attack happened one block away from a local police station.

Nettles died days later at Harlem Hospital after she was declared brain dead.

Thursday’s vigil was organized by Nettles’ mother, Delores Nettles, and several New York City LGBT organizations, including Harlem Pride, Gay Men of African Descent, and NYC Black Pride. Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer and several City Councilmen were also involved. Some of the city’s mayoral candidates, including Christine Quinn, Anthony Weiner, and Bill de Blasio, also attended.

“My baby can’t come back, my baby can’t go to school or to work like she wanted to, and it’s not fair,” Delores Nettles told the crowd.

California law lets transgender students pick bathrooms, teams to join →


So, I haven’t seen anything about this on my dashboard yet, so I’m sharing it because it’s rather important.

"When I was perceived as a black man I became a threat to public safety. When I was dressed as myself, it was my safety that was threatened. It was usually other black people who policed my gender, called me out, or made fun of me on subways, street corners, and in delicatessens. I believe it is because I am also black that I became their target. These same folks would often ignore white trans and gender nonconforming folks in the same spaces, even those who passed even less than I did at the time. Systemic racism not only encourages the state and non-black individuals to police and monitor black bodies, white supremacy encourages other black folks to do so as well."

Laverne Cox, “Black, LGBT, American.”

so when we finally have that conversation about the violence trans* and genderqueer Black folks face in meatspace AND online and how much of it is led or at least facilitated by other Black folks……… know, that conversation we’re gonna have *real* soon…….*patiently waits*

(via so-treu)


Businesses That Offer at Least One Transgender-Inclusive Health Care Coverage Plan

So I know the HRC is pretty damn shitty to us trans folk. But this is still the best comprehensive thing I have seen with employers that offer trans* inclusive benefits. 

I set a click through link to a high resolution.

A lot of these are worth a Google to find out what they really are. Like Darden Restaurants, that’s Olive Garden and Red Lobster. 

If you can get a full-time job at one of these places, they will (most likely) offer GRS/SRS in the insurance plan. If you take a look here, you can see what companies have what restrictions about it. Eg, age, time on hormones, ‘real life experience’, all that bs.

Hopefully this will help some of you get jobs at places that will actually do you some good.

For the rest of the Corporate Equality Index, look here.

Please reblog this at the least, even if you don’t care, your friends or fellow trans people might.


i have seen several instances where a trans man was forced to carry a pregnancy to term and they were harassed by the media and had people digging into their private lives trying to sensationalize them and finding out their birth names and publishing stories misgendering them and making thme out to be some kind of freak of nature and there are so many other issues trans* and genderescent and nonbinary people face regarding pregancy and reproductive health that are exclusive to them and are not shared by cisgender women and im just so fucking frustrated like by excluding people who are not cis women from discussions regarding reproductive rights you are not only invalidating our lives and identities by reducing gender to genitals you are also not allowing us to be a part of these discussions when we desperately need to be included

VICTORY: Transgender People Can Now Change Their Social Security Record’s Gender Identity →