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She has never been convicted of a crime but they want to move her to near isolation in an adult mens prison. This CANNOT happen. Here is a more in depth article: http://feministing.com/2014/04/14/how-the-connecticut-department-of-children-families-is-failing-a-trans-girl-of-color/
I put together an email for Commissioner Katz, so all you have to do is copy and paste it. Click here for the example email
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just a few of the signs we made today for our rally on april 24 starting at 8:30AM! thanks to everyone who came out.
these are fantastic! i’m so excited to see femmepowered and open gates MHC create a similar campaign at mount holyoke. i know both colleges are worried (to varying degrees) about reactions from alumnae, but this alumna supports you—and trans women’s inclusion—100%.
10.5 Months on T.
Only a month and a half left to wait til top surgery!! Getting super stoked!
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE DON’T SCROLL PAST THIS.
Scarleteen is a vital queer and trans positive sexual health resource. Their staff do an amazing job of creating really comprehensive and helpful articles on literally every sexual topic you can imagine. They also provide live chats, advice columns, moderated discussion forums, and SMS-based peer support. This site has helped me on countless occasions, and I refer at-risk queer and trans kids to this site every single day.
Scarleteen is invaluable.
And Scarleteen needs your help.
During their annual donation drive this year, the site was only able to raise $1,500. Only fifty people out of Scarleteen’s 350,000 unique monthly visitors contributed to the fundraising drive.
This means that unless Scarleteen sees a stable, sustained, 50% increase in donations, the site will essentially be forced to go dark on May 1. No more new content, no more advice columns, no more forums, no more live chat, no more SMS support.
This is devastating.
If Scarleteen goes dark, millions of young people, vulnerable queer and trans teens among them, will lose access to essential, fundamental sexual health resources. We cannot let this happen.
Please, please, please donate to Scarleteen. Consider making a recurring monthly contribution if you feel that this is within your means. Even $5 or $10 a month will go a long way to helping this very, very deserving organization.
And whether or not you’re able to donate at this time, please signal boost this and spread the word. Scarleteen does incredible, very necessary work, and they need our help.
The petition to legally recognize non-binary genders expired because it did not reach 100,000 signatures in time.
HERE IS A NEW PETITION. It expires April 20th. DO NOT LET THIS ONE FAIL AS WELL.
Here’s a lovely fundraising message from two of our organizers, Lexi and Askari! Big things to note are that we are still $12,150 away from reaching our goal!! so to close that gap we have added NEW PERKS! Please signal boost, donate, purchase perks, and give us a shoutout to your various networks! <3
Transcript of the video:
Askari: I’m Askari Gonzalez
Lexi: and I’m Lexi Adsit.
Askari: we’ve been working really hard the past couple of months to make this MAJOR thing happen, the International Trans Women of Color Network Gathering!
Lexi: We are currently at $4,550 and we need 12,150 more to make our goal!
Askari: We have recently added some amazing perks in addition to our already fabulous perks! to high-light a few, we are selling cards for Gold Dust Studio
Lexi: TWoC Legacy shirts that include and features Sylvia Rivera, Marsha P. Johnson, Miss Major, and Dorian Corey
Askari: Yes, we also have posters from Radical Design School (which are really awesome)
Lexi: Hand knitted cable mitts by Carly
Askari: signed copies of my memoir Trauma Queen and Transreal by another organizer of this Network Gathering, Micha Cardenas
Lexi: gluten-free baking lessons from Leah in Toronto (hey Leah! Shoutout!) who will also be at the AMC
Askari: and we also have Shiatsu treatment by Lamia Gibson. One of our biggest new perks is Artwork by Drew Belsky. Sorry I stole your thunder there.
Lexi: It’s fine! Go ahead. Just do the do, why don’t you.
Lexi: We would be super appreciative of any monetary donations, purchasing of perks, and signal boosting this to all your vast networks via Facebook, E-mail, Tumblr, Twitter, Reddit, text messages. Yeah, just do it! Just send it to everyone you know, your mom, your grandma!
Askari: Please, we would really love in you supporting us in creating a foundation for trans women of color to build transnational solidarity. with each other In doing this work, we can shift the current sensationalizing narratives into empowering stories we share with each other! :)
Lexi: Thanks! and donate! and share!
Askari: We love you, and thanks for your support, and we’d love to hear from you all soon.
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THIS IS SO VERY NECESSARY PLS DONATE AND BOOST TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW!!!
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