genderpunk-dragon:

bandersnatchery:

"Vancouver School Board Introduces Gender-Neutral Pronouns"

"Students and teachers in Vancouver can now use the gender-neutral pronouns "xe," "xem," and "xyr." The move is designed to accommodate students for whom "he" and "she" does not fit or is deemed inappropriate…
"The newly coined pronouns — xe, xem, and xyr — are pronounced to rhyme with the genderless plurals "they," "them," and "their," and all starting with the "z" sound. So phonetically speaking, they’re pronounced "zey, "zem", and "zare.""

(Source: io9)
Click here to read the full article.

the article doesn’t do the issue justice.
the issue regarded policy change, where the vancouver school board’s (VSB) LGBTQ+ advisory committee re-wrote existing policy to protect staff and students falling on the queer and trans spectrums. 
the policy revision includes
-they/them/their and non-traditional pronouns being recognized by the school system
-required used of preferred names and pronouns by all staff and students
-preferred names/pronouns on all school records
-gender-accesible washrooms and change rooms available to those who require them
-disciplinary action taken against those who act in a discriminatory or hateful manner towards students, staff, and families falling on the queer and trans spectrums
—————-
the consultation was the longest ever done by the VSB, with over 120 speakers spread across 3 meetings. 
the process also resulting in two school board trustees being ejected form their party’s caucus, due their discriminatory actions and arguments. 
these are links to stories by vancouver media about the issue
CBC
metro news
global BC
huffington post

genderpunk-dragon:

bandersnatchery:

"Vancouver School Board Introduces Gender-Neutral Pronouns"

"Students and teachers in Vancouver can now use the gender-neutral pronouns "xe," "xem," and "xyr." The move is designed to accommodate students for whom "he" and "she" does not fit or is deemed inappropriate…

"The newly coined pronouns — xe, xem, and xyr — are pronounced to rhyme with the genderless plurals "they," "them," and "their," and all starting with the "z" sound. So phonetically speaking, they’re pronounced "zey, "zem", and "zare.""

(Source: io9)

Click here to read the full article.

the article doesn’t do the issue justice.

the issue regarded policy change, where the vancouver school board’s (VSB) LGBTQ+ advisory committee re-wrote existing policy to protect staff and students falling on the queer and trans spectrums. 

the policy revision includes

-they/them/their and non-traditional pronouns being recognized by the school system

-required used of preferred names and pronouns by all staff and students

-preferred names/pronouns on all school records

-gender-accesible washrooms and change rooms available to those who require them

-disciplinary action taken against those who act in a discriminatory or hateful manner towards students, staff, and families falling on the queer and trans spectrums

—————-

the consultation was the longest ever done by the VSB, with over 120 speakers spread across 3 meetings. 

the process also resulting in two school board trustees being ejected form their party’s caucus, due their discriminatory actions and arguments. 

these are links to stories by vancouver media about the issue

CBC

metro news

global BC

huffington post

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wertheyouth:

We Are the Youth is Now in Print!
We Are the Youth is based on the online photojournalism project that shares the stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer youth in the United States. Through portraits by photographer Laurel Golio and “as told to” personal essays by writer Diana Scholl, this book captures the incredible strength and diversity of LGBTQ youth.
Order your copy today! And if it’s within you means, consider donating a copy of We Are the Youth to an organization that works directly with LGBTQ youth. See a list of participating organizations here.
$19.99 • published by space-made • wearetheyouth.org

wertheyouth:

We Are the Youth is Now in Print!

We Are the Youth is based on the online photojournalism project that shares the stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer youth in the United States. Through portraits by photographer Laurel Golio and “as told to” personal essays by writer Diana Scholl, this book captures the incredible strength and diversity of LGBTQ youth.

Order your copy today! And if it’s within you means, consider donating a copy of We Are the Youth to an organization that works directly with LGBTQ youth. See a list of participating organizations here.

$19.99 • published by space-made • wearetheyouth.org

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What's It Like To Come Out As Transgender? Watch The Trailer For Laura Jane Grace's New Show

transitiontransmission:

Laura Jane Grace’s new online show gets a trailer.


True Trans Trailer

Laura Jane Grace’s new documentary series, “True Trans,” may feature footage from her bandAgainst Me!‘s tour around Transgender Dysphoria Blues. But judging from a trailer for the upcoming program, it’s about way more than concert footage. It’s about Laura’s own battle with gender dysphoria — in addition to the battles of others.

“By the time I was 30 years-old I had done everything I had set out to do,” the singer says in the trailer. “But when it came down to it, that didn’t make the dysphoria go away.” She then expounds on her experience coming out as a transgender woman — something she did via a2012 interview with Rolling Stone — and shares the stories of a cadre of other trans people.

The show, which will premiere online on AOL on October 10, is just the latest in revealing projects by Grace. First, she did the aforementioned interview with RS, then she spoke withMTV in her first-ever on-camera interview, and then, of course, there was Against Me!’s most recent record, Transgender Dysphoria Blues.

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sweetheartpleasestay:

queenconsuelabananahammock:

WHO IS THIS

That is Ines Loan-Rau, a French, North African, model from New York!!! IS SHE NOT GLORIOUS???
she is also a trans woman and tbh the fact that she is getting so much attention lately makes me very happy

sweetheartpleasestay:

queenconsuelabananahammock:

WHO IS THIS

That is Ines Loan-Rau, a French, North African, model from New York!!! IS SHE NOT GLORIOUS???

she is also a trans woman and tbh the fact that she is getting so much attention lately makes me very happy

(Source: browngurl, via gossippuck)

iwishiwaspattismith:

Made some more stickers to put around campus and Santa Fe

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so-so-gender-fly:

How marginalized people are expected to act. Respectability politics in action, folks. 

so-so-gender-fly:

How marginalized people are expected to act. Respectability politics in action, folks. 

so-so-gender-fly:

Can we all please stop sensationalizing transgender people…specifically, trans women? Phrases like, “used to be a man” are so overly simplistic and reinforce the notion that trans women are lying or being disingenuous. How about, “The Highest-Paid Female CEO in America is a Trans Woman….HOORAY!”
Your desire to sell magazines does not trump the safety and advocacy that trans women so desparately deserve. While this is a wonderful circumstance, it is hardly representative of the lives of most trans women in this country. When we attempt to celebrate a white, upper class, trans woman with unhealthy phrases like this, we will only find ourselves doing damage to the ones down here with the rest of the us. Or the ones we keep below us.   

so-so-gender-fly:

Can we all please stop sensationalizing transgender people…specifically, trans women? Phrases like, “used to be a man” are so overly simplistic and reinforce the notion that trans women are lying or being disingenuous. How about, “The Highest-Paid Female CEO in America is a Trans Woman….HOORAY!”

Your desire to sell magazines does not trump the safety and advocacy that trans women so desparately deserve. While this is a wonderful circumstance, it is hardly representative of the lives of most trans women in this country. When we attempt to celebrate a white, upper class, trans woman with unhealthy phrases like this, we will only find ourselves doing damage to the ones down here with the rest of the us. Or the ones we keep below us.   

A word of advice to trans women

orangelemonart:

interruptmag:

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Go to your nearest target. Buy a two pack of pushup bras (24$ for 2), and target’s bra inserts (12$). Then go to your nearest Walmart and buy the Vasserette Control Shapewear Panties (2.50 each), they do wonders for helping your tuck. There you go! You just saved yourself a lot of money, you can afford to buy enough to wear every day, and best of all you look fabulous. -@twidx

recs for trans women are so rare on tumblr!! spread this, people.

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minus18:

When you come out as trans, people sometimes take a while to adjust to your new pronouns, or don’t quite understand.

So we launched a new campaign to help! An article that introduces the topic, a video with a rundown from trans young people, and a web app where you can learn and practice pronouns!

Here’s our easy way to help your friends and family get your pronouns right and understand why it’s important.

(via lifeoutsidethebinary)

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