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THIS IS SEVERELY IMPORTANT
FYI we have it since 2013
Can i get a hell yeah for germany ?
ok no guys this law is super fucked up tho??? also nice job at using the H-slur in an article about intersex people.
but seriously, people who are given the X marker are not allowed to marry in Germany. and, though i cant source this, I did read an article stating that by “the parents get to choose the gender marker” they mean “the parents get to choose whether or not to opt for genital surgery of the child, and then have a sex marker that matches”. parents do not get to choose to gender the child M or F unless the child undergoes non-consensual sex assignment surgery, which is highly traumatic and can cause long-lasting mental and physical health repercussions for the child.
People who are given the X marker will be opening themselves up to discrimination (which is why parents should be able to choose an M or F marker for their child without having to operate on them), so this new law pressures parents to make quick decisions about sex assignment surgery for their newborn babies.
I’m sorry to post negative stuff to this blog but people need to stop praising Germany and thinking this was somehow a compassionate move on their part.
We couldn’t be more thrilled for “American Horror Story: Freak Show” to kick off for numerous reasons, and learning that the hit FX franchise will welcome a transgender performer just makes our excitement for the show more palpable.
I get that y’all are all excited about some recent rulings that will extend marriage equality to eleven more states. The marriage equality movement is fun and it’s all about love and…I dunno…proving that you can live like straight people? I’m not really about it, though.
I recognize some important aspects about equal marriage rights. I’m not a total bummer. I think end of life rights that involve a partner are important. I think being able to share in certain work related benefits, like insurance, is a helpful thing. I think legal recognition of your relationship once kids are involved is necessary. But, all of this is wrapped up in some antiquated rules that make this shit feel necessary.
Here’s my killjoy moment:
YOU CAN STILL BE FIRED FOR BEING QUEER IN SOME OF THE “EQUALITY” STATES.
I REPEAT: YOU CAN STILL BE FIRED FOR BEING QUEER IN SOME OF THE “EQUALITY” STATES.
What are you and your lovely new partner gonna do with all your tax breaks if neither of you have jobs? Ending discrimination at a federal level is so much more important than marriage as a singular movement.
God help you if you are transgender in a state without nondiscrimination policies. Guess you gotta want to get married for anyone to give a fuck about you.
Maybe all the young queers sleeping in the streets across the country can just marry each other and then…BAM…EQUALITY?
My greatest wish is that we can see an organized movement with all the passion, numbers, praise, and effort of the marriage movement that will devote itself to the passage of ENDA.
I’m no avid supporter of capitalism…but, as it stands now: I want rooves over the heads of my queer family. I want money in their pockets. I want medication in their cabinets. I want food on their tables. I want some goddamn stability for my family. And, as long as we are able to be actively discriminated against…at a federal level, no less…we have no real security.
But, have fun planning your wedding…
"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.""
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
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.
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
How marginalized people are expected to act. Respectability politics in action, folks.
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.