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REFUGE restrooms is now live on the web at http://www.refugerestrooms.org. It is viewable on any browser.
REFUGE seeks to provide safe bathroom access for transgender, intersex, and other gender nonconformist individuals. A few months back the valuable safe2pee database stopped working. We present Refuge as a replacement. Starting with the existing database of listings from Safe2Pee, refuge makes the database easily searchable and mappable to allow folks to find the nearest safe restroom.This is very much in its alpha stage and had a lot of growing to do. I started learning how to code not that long ago so I’m still learning how I can make the app better and better. The app is open source so please contribute to the project on github @http://www.github.com/tkwidmer/refugerestroomsstay tuned both here and on twitter @refugerestrooms.
I was pleasantly delighted by this. First page here, with some other stuff going on between the others.
For those who need context: El Goonish Shive, often known less confusingly as EGS (there’s an explanation for the title, but it doesn’t help much) can be alternately described as the most perverted G-rated webcomic in existence, or the most innocent and pure fetish/kink comic ever drawn. Furries, transformation, gender switching, breast expansion, growth, shrinking, muscle growth, and a whole heaping pile of other things normally only found on specific message boards and the parts of DA you don’t like to think about… but the comic itself barely even pings the fanservice meter. The stories are focused on the teenage cast’s interactions with each other and the strange things in their world.
One of the strange things is the transformation gun developed by Tedd, up there. Tedd started out as a small, stereotypically nerdy and dirty-minded young man who gleefully used that tech for kicks. He was like so many guys i’ve seen online in kink-related circles and communities in terms of how he talked about it. But, the comic has grown over the years, and so has Tedd. We found out that a lot of the way he presented himself had to do with fears of being seen as feminine, and he came to terms with that and supported friends with their own gender and sexuality-related concerns, arguing against sexist school uniform policies, and—most recently—proudly presenting himself without the super-obscuring glasses that had previously concealed the “feminine” facial features that used to get him bullied.
In the current arc (a pastiche/parody of a Magic the Gathering tournament), some background characters mistook his gender identity, and he was very confused about the way they treated him. His second match in the tourney led to the interaction at the beginning of the first page I’ve included here.
EGS was already pretty great as far as representation. There’s a prominent lesbian relationship, a gay male character (who evidence suggests may soon be getting a super-cute boyfriend), and lots of flexibility with gender identity. Tedd’s shapeshifting girlfriend Grace has a vague sexuality that has been at times called “Teddsexual”, being interested in him regardless of how he’s transformed himself. The early art is pretty poor (nearly completely unrecognizable as being the same creator as the current pages), but I would definitely say it is worth getting through to the present.
And, now… now I guess we’re going to probably start using different pronouns for Tedd.
Trans women featured in a celebratory space in Marie Claire magazine.
They applaud Redefining Realness’ bestsellers status as well as feats accomplished by Carmen Carrera, Laverne Cox and Laura Jane Grace.
Everything you wanted to know about transgender people but were afraid to ask.
some people use “it” pronouns like obviously out of that context it is wildly offensive but its worth recognizing
Hi! Are you a CAMAB transfeminine person who’s sick of only ever seeing resources for CAFAB trans people on your dash? Are you just coming out to yourself and struggling with Peak Dysphoria? Are you a CAFAB trans person who wants to support the people above? Then here’s a post for you!
This is a post about tucking!
I opened a secret Facebook group dedicated to finding a third pronoun in Hebrew that will serve people who don’t feel comfortable with man and/or woman pronouns. This task is extra hard in hebrew because all verbs are either in man or woman form so I want as many hebrew speakers who could use this (either combined with other pronouns or on its own) to contact me and join this group
PLEASE REBLOG THIS EVEN IF YOU DON’T SPEAK HEBREW OR ARE NOT NON-BINARY SO IT COULD GET TO THE RIGHT PEOPLE EVENTUALLY.
thank you very much
A New York City gallery has turned its cameras toward LGBTQ youth in the hopes it will help them finally find loving homes.
Heart Gallery NYC, a traveling exhibition of professional pictures taken by award-winning photographers of children in foster care looking for “forever families,” has set up in shop in Times Square, spotlighting LGBTQ young adults. The exhibition, which is the first of its kind, coincides with National Pride Month and will culminate at New York’s Pridefest on June 29.