22 minutes ago

I have no problem with schools insisting that students, while at their school, conform to certain dress & behaviour standards, but to have parents guarantee their children will not be #transgender is ridiculous.

In addition to adhering to religious values, Anglican schools in Sydney are requiring children's parents to agree with their political view on gender & marriage.

#auspol #Trans #LGBTQ

48 minutes ago

Two years ago I realized that forty-one years of my life were spent desperately trying to be someone I'm not.

Two years ago I got to start my life over, authentically. I got to meet myself for the first time.

She's pretty awesome.

Here's the real me. No filters, no makeup.

#trans #transgender #transition #hrt

A #historic #first: #Pride #celebrations in #Fairfax #City. #Mayor #CatherineRead spearheaded the event

“Despite the #protestors, the #city has assured us that this was just the first of what will become a #community #tradition of #Pride #celebrations every June,” writes Xtra. “I look forward to seeing how the event will grow in the coming years.”

#Women #Transgender #LGBTQ #LGBTQIA #Virginia #Pride #PrideMonth #Representation #Culture

David Ano
1 hour ago

The attacks on the freedom & dignity of #trans people & their families are just starting. 1/3rd of the country has passed laws that criminalize & ban access to #GenderAffirmingCare. We must stop any effort to criminalize trans people. Send your message loud and clear: Tell your Members of Congress to protect #transgender people from #discrimination.

#news #politics #petition #transgenderawareness #transgenderrights #transgenderrightsarehumanrights #LGBTQrights #Pride

Erika Autumn
1 hour ago


Received part of a flyer from FOLX saying that they are doing sign ups for #gac in #florida after the recent court ruling temporarily blocking enforcement of SB 254.

Here is their website

#trans #transgender #transhealthcare #hrt #boost

Huge News!

We are open in Florida for new and existing members to continue your gender-affirming care.

FOLX is offering same-day appointments and, as medically appropriate, prescriptions as soon as you have your appointment! We can send prescriptions to a local pharmacy for pick up or ship them directly to your door via our amazing delivery pharmacy partner.

In an injunction released on June 6, Judge Hinkle issued a scathing rebuke of SB 254 to anti-trans policymakers and added incredibly strong language...

Came across some fun graffiti today :BigBlobhajHug:

#trans #transgender #transrights

A brick wall with the words 'terfs fuck off or else' graffitied on
aj (she/her)
4 hours ago

Don't know why I haven't seen this on my feed yet, but important information for #Trans #Transgender healthcare in the UK:

The NHS has limited puberty blockers for UK youth, announcing to "only commission puberty suppressing hormones as part of clinical research" for children and adolescents.

#TransRights #TransRightsAreHumanRights #Health #Healthcare #Sociology #UK #NHS

#NewHampshire #library gives into #DomesticTerrorism, #cancels #dragqueen #storyhour because of #safety concerns.

— Every #victory these #farright conservatives win, encourages them to attack the next target even harder, for example Target started getting bomb threats after giving in without any pushback.

#Women #Transgender #LGBTQ #LGBTQIA #Extremism #RepublicanParty #Hate #Bigotry #Violence #Genocide #Discrimination #Homophobia #Transphobia #ThePartyOfHate

#RedSox called up #MattDermody, a #pitcher with a #homophobic record, days before #PrideNight, and they're getting crushed.

Referencing #PrideMonth the Dermody said “Homosexuals won't inherit the kingdom of #God. They'll go to #hell.” Chief baseball officer #ChaimBloom claims Dermody didn't think it would be offensive. Seriously?

#Women #Transgender #LGBTQ #LGBTQIA #Massachusetts #Entertainment #Sports #Religion #Hate #Bigotry #Homophobia #Transphobia #EmptyThePews

Evie (SleepyCatten)
6 hours ago

@psiie reminded me that it was #TransVoiceFriday, so here's a little something something for everyone :TransFemHeart:

#TransVoice #voice #transition #VoiceFeminisation #TransFem #trans #transgender #TransWoman

Are there any #trans #transgender communities for promoting #cybersecurity jobs? Just wanna make sure that community is aware of a few positions we have opening up

@TucsonSentinel @TexasObserver

“86% of #transgender and #nonbinary youth said anti-trans bills negatively impacted their mental health...

‘It’s a constant debate on my existence and it just makes me exhausted and frustrated that I have to legitimately just live,’ one #trans individual responded…

Others said they feared for their life, safety and future…

#LGBTQ young people are watching, and internalizing the anti-LGBTQ messages they see in the media and from their elected officials’…”

Jochen Hayek
12 hours ago

Cross-Dressing: “Casa Susanna” in Jewett, New York – vorgestellt beim "79th Venice International Film Festival" in "Special events – Out of competition" – die Besprechung des Films in
#Gay #Queer #transgender

Going back and stealthing your old church as trans :flag_transgender: is a bit like that Boss Battle - incredibly satisfying to beat, but it really *can* drain that (emotional) energy down to a few bars

So I may post cat pics and foodie and silly stuff for a few days. My cat's selfies always out-perform my own anyway! It's how the lovely #Fediverse folk roll 🐱

Right here right now: Sitting in the sun ☀️ people watching ... your ongoing reminder that unlike in the media, real life women DO come in all in shapes and sizes and that anyway, you already *know* you're never ever going back, right?

#Trans #Transgender #BossBattle #TransMusings

A picture of a large Buddha like figure with multiple arms in a video-game Boss Battle scene
Steve Dustcircle ⍻
13 hours ago

Friendly #Atheist Podcast
Ep. 482 - Shiny Happy People: The #Duggar Docuseries
#Christians are furious over a tiny #Pride flag on the set of “The Chosen,” a show about #Jesus.
#Oklahoma just approved a #taxpayer-funded #Catholic charter #school.
The L.A. #Dodgers never should've caved after honoring the #SistersofPerpetualIndulgence.
#RichardDawkins has a new analogy to describe people who are #transgender.

You've probably seen this before, but I'd like to just re-share just in case you haven't because ohmygod isn't it just :heart_trans:

#trans #women #transgender

Two photos stacked, one showing trans women in the past, one showing them now.
Transgender World
21 hours ago

Dylan Mulvaney on Conservative Backlash and Reclaiming Her Transition | Them

#Transgender #trans #lgbtq

Transgender World
21 hours ago

Biden decries rash of ‘cruel’ state laws targeting rights of LGBTQ+ individuals

#Transgender #trans #lgbtq

Countering transphobic vandalism on @wikipedia by creating and improving articles on #transgender and #nonbinary people for #WikiLovesPride. 🏳️‍🌈 🏳️‍⚧️

#Wikipedia #PrideMonth

#Man #jailed for #pushing #gay #student #ScottJohnson to his #death from #Sydney #cruising spot in 1988.

After his body was found in at the base of cliffs in #Sydney 3 decades ago, his #death was ruled a #suicide by police. However, after his #family’s tireless #campaigning, a 2018 #coronersinquest ruled that he had likely died as the result of a #homophobic #hatecrime

#Women #Transgender #LGBTQ #LGBTQIA #Australia #NewSouthWales #Police #Hate #Bigotry #Homophobia

Fuck it.

Spending the day drunk on wine, because I'm sick to fucking death of everything. Sick assholes trying to dictate how #transgender #disabled #queer and #autistic people live our lives...

I'm so tired of it. I don't give two shits if some cis hetero is mad we exist.

I'm taking up space.

Fuck their feelings. Fuck conservatives. Fuck the church.

I'm so tired of demanding space and a right to exist. We're not harming anyone. We just want to live without someone harming us.

Steve Herman
1 day ago

"These are our kids. These are our neighbors," says Biden of #transgender children, adds he's announcing new initiatives today to strengthen "physical safety" of #Pride celebrations, marches, etc.

Sasha Göbbels
2 days ago

I have these shoes for several years now. They're from a Spanish manufacturer and I bought them at a US web shop that had the most extraordinary shoes. But they changed their business to sell only chunky boots with block heels in men's sizes.

Although I love these shoes so much I didn't wear them often because they're half a size too small.

Not anymore. Hormones are magic ✨

And just now I realize they're trans pride flag colored #transpride #transgender

Picture of Sasha's foot with a slipper with white leather sole, light blue side, white top leather and a light pink stripe of leather across the instep
2 days ago

III. Addressing Book Bans

Protecting Americans from book banning

Uplifting LGBTQI+ communities.


# LGBTQI+ #Trans #Transgender #PrideMonth

III.    Addressing Book Bans

Protecting Americans from book banning. Across the country, our nation faces a spike in book bans – efforts that disproportionately strip books about LGBTQI+ communities, communities of color, and other communities off of library and classroom shelves. In fact, 2022 saw the highest number of book bans in 20 years. Book banning erodes our democracy, removes vital resources for student learning, and can contribute to the stigma and isolation that LGBTQI+ people and other communities face. The Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights is announcing that to support its ongoing work to defend the rights of LGBTQI+ students and other underserved communities, it will appoint a new coordinator to address the growing threat that book bans pose for the civil rights of students. That coordinator will work to provide new trainings for schools nationwide on how book bans that target specific communities and create a hostile school environment may violate federal civil rights laws.
Uplifting LGBTQI+ communities. The Department of Education will host Free to Learn: Creating Inclusive and Nondiscriminatory School Environments for LGBTQI+ Students, a national convening on taking action to support LGBTQI+ students. The Department of Health and Human Services will host Advancing LGBTQI+ Health Equity, a national convening on ensuring that LGBTQI+ Americans are healthy and can thrive.
2 days ago

Supporting LGBTQI+ kids to thrive.

Support the mental health of LGBTQI+ youth and partner with families to affirm LGBTQI+ kids.

Protect LGBTQI+ youth in foster care.

Shield LGBTQI+ kids and families from discrimination.

Address LGBTQI+ youth homelessness.


#LGBTQI+ #Trans #Transgender #PrideMonth

II.   Supporting LGBTQI+ kids to thrive.

Support the mental health of LGBTQI+ youth and partner with families to affirm LGBTQI+ kids. LGBTQI+ youth face a nationwide mental health crisis, and almost half of LGBTQI+ kids say they seriously considered attempting suicide in the past year. However, when LGBTQI+ kids are supported, they thrive. Today, HHS is announcing it will issue a Behavioral Health Care Advisory on Transgender and Gender Diverse Youth to provide evidence-based practices for mental health providers. HHS will also issue a guidance to states and communities on using federal funding to support mental health services for LGBTQI+ youth, including funding from the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, and provide technical assistance to communities to increase LGBTQI+ youth mental health services. HHS’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has also just released an LGBTQI+ Family Support Grant to provide $1.7 million in federal funding for programs that prevent health and behavioral health risks for LGBTQI+ youth (including suicide and homelessness) by helping families to affirm and support their LGBTQI+ child.
Protect LGBTQI+ youth in foster care. LGBTQI+ youth are overrepresented in the child welfare system, and far too often experience trauma, including being exposed to so-called “conversion therapy” while in care, being placed in foster care or congregate care settings that are hostile to their identity, or lacking access to health care and mental health services to support them. Today, the Administration for Children and Families at HHS is announcing that it will advance a rulemaking under Title IV-E of the Social Security Act to protect LGBTQI+ youth in foster care by requiring that state child welfare agencies ensure that LGBTQI+ youth have access to a safe and appropriate placement and have access to supportive services that help to affirm them. To inform this potential proposed rule, HHS will continue engaging with LGBTQI+ youth, foster parents, and other stakeholders.
Shield LGBTQI+ kids and families from discrimination. The HHS Office for Civil Rights is announcing that it expects to issue proposed regulations to protect LGBTQI+ kids and families from discrimination in human services programs that support children and families. This Rule would strengthen protections eroded by the previous Administration to help protect LGBTQI+ Americans from discrimination.
Address LGBTQI+ youth homelessness. The Department of Housing and Urban Development is announcing that it will launch a new LGBTQI+ Youth Homelessness Initiative to partner with local communities, service providers, and directly affected young people to address LGBTQI+ youth homelessness. Nearly 40 percent of all youth experiencing homelessness identify as LGBTQI+. HUD will encourage communities to develop collaborative solutions to address the specific needs of LGBTQI+ youth experiencing homelessness. HUD will also provide technical assistance and regular training for shelter and service providers, new resources highlighting innovative methods for supporting LGBTQI+ youth, and Know Your Rights tools for LGBTQI+ youth. This work will be informed by listening sessions HUD will hold with LGBTQI+ youth across the country.
2 days ago

Launching a LGBTQI+ Community Safety Partnership.

Provide dedicated safety trainings for LGBTQI+ community organizations and increase federal threat briefings for LGBTQI+ organizations.

Protect health care providers who serve the LGBTQI+ community.
Support LGBTQI+ communities to report hate crimes and build cross-community partnerships to address hate-fueled violence.

Protecting LGBTQI+ Americans’ rights.

#LGBTQI+ #Trans #Transgender #PrideMonth


Provide dedicated safety trainings for LGBTQI+ community organizations and increase federal threat briefings for LGBTQI+ organizations. DHS, through the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), will provide trainings to LGBTQI+ community organizations – including community centers, small businesses, and Pride festivals – to help them prevent and respond to threats. DHS will host bi-monthly threat briefings (or as required based on changes in the threat levels) for LGBTQI+ organizations to provide updates on the threat landscape and review key indicators of violence, and offer resources for local leaders. DHS will also lead a series of workshops for LGBTQI+ community organizations to raise awareness of federal funding for both physical security and threat prevention grant opportunities.
Protect health care providers who serve the LGBTQI+ community. DHS and HHS will work with health care providers and medical associations to provide access to safety trainings and improve threat reporting to support doctors, clinics, and children’s hospitals that face increasing threats when they care for LGBTQI+ patients.
Support LGBTQI+ communities to report hate crimes and build cross-community partnerships to address hate-fueled violence. U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, FBI Field Offices, DOJ Community Relations Service (CRS), the Civil Rights Division and others will undertake targeted engagement with community groups from the LGBTQI+ community and other communities victimized by hate crimes to increase understanding about how to report hate crimes. DOJ will also enhance public trust and public safety by partnering with state and local law enforcement agencies to increase the number of law enforcement officers who have completed CRS’s training programs on engaging with transgender individuals. Through its United Against Hate initiative, which brings together diverse communities to help improve the reporting of hate crimes and provide an opportunity for trust building between law enforcement and communities, DOJ will engage LGBTQI+ communities and other communities victimized by hate crimes as the program is expanded to all 94 U.S. Attorneys’ Offices by the end of September.
Protecting LGBTQI+ Americans’ rights. DOJ is committed to taking an all-of-Department approach to protecting LGBTQI+ rights.  As part of that commitment, DOJ’s LGBTQI+ Working Group will coordinate quarterly stakeholder meetings chaired by the Assistant Attorney General of the Civil Rights Division, who will serve as liaison to and engage with the LGBTQI+ community and other relevant stakeholders on issues related to discrimination against the LGBTQI+ community. In addition, the Associate Attorney General will continue to coordinate and expand the Department’s work to respond to issues and challenges that affect the LGBTQI+ community, building on DOJ’s existing efforts to support the rights of LGBTQI+ Americans. DOJ is also releasing a fact sheet summarizing the Department’s work to protect the rights of LGBTQI+ Americans.
2 days ago

What the Biden-Harris Administration announced this morning to support and protect a segment of Americans who are just trying to be their best selves is,, well, big. It is not just talk. It took me 12 screengrabs to capture the entire announcement. I'm posting it in a thread starting now. Hope you'll follow along, or read the entire announcement here:


#LGBTQI+ #Trans #Transgender #PrideMonth

(header for  Bide-Harris Press Release).

FACT SHEET: Biden-⁠Harris Administration Announces New Actions to Protect LGBTQI+ Communities

Today, in celebration of Pride Month, the Biden-Harris Administration is announcing new actions to protect LGBTQI+ communities from attacks on their rights and safety.  Over a dozen states have enacted anti-LGBTQI+ laws that violate our most basic values and freedoms as Americans, and are cruel and callous to our kids, our neighbors, and those in our community. The Biden-Harris administration stands with the LGBTQI+ community and has their backs in the face of these attacks, and today, federal agencies are announcing new actions to: 2/
Protect LGBTQI+ communities from attacks on their rights and safety by launching a new LGBTQI+ Community Safety Partnership and announcing that the Assistant Attorney General of the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department will serve as the Department’s liaison to the LGBTQI+ community on issues related to protecting the rights of the community.
Support LGBTQI+ kids so they can thrive by strengthening mental health resources for LGBTQI+ youth, launching a new federal initiative to address LGBTQI+ youth homelessness, releasing federal funding to support programs that help parents affirm their LGBTQI+ kids, and advancing new regulations to protect LGBTQI+ youth in foster care.
Shield LGBTQI+ Americans from book bans that threaten their rights by announcing that the Department of Education will appoint a new coordinator to address the growing threat that book bans pose for the civil rights of students.
Today’s announcements include:

I.   Protecting the LGBTQI+ Community

Launching a LGBTQI+ Community Safety Partnership. LGBTQI+ communities face a surge in violence against individuals and community spaces. Federal threat monitoring shows that these threats are increasingly tied to hate groups and domestic violent extremists. LGBTQI+ individuals – especially transgender women and girls of color – have experienced disproportionately high rates of violence and hate crimes for decades. To protect against these increasing threats, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with support from the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), will launch the LGBTQI+ Community Safety Partnership. The Partnership will work hand-in-hand with LGBTQI+ community organizations to provide critical safety resources to ensure these organizations can remain safe spaces for the community. In acknowledgement of the mistreatment that LGBTQI+ communities have often faced in interactions with law enforcement, the Partnership will also work to build trust between LGBTQI+ organizations and federal law enforcement agencies. The Partnership will: 
Molly Cantrell-Kraig ✅
2 days ago

Thank you for this day. 🌇

I normally share a photo of architecture for my morning greeting. Today, I wanted to show solidarity w my fellow human beings.

#tyftd #ThankYouForThisDay #goodMorning #gratitude #ritual #thankYou #goodVibes #PrideMonth #GoodMorningPhoto #Chicago #transgender #DailyPhoto #POTD #PhotoOfTheDay #sticker #StreetPhotography #ally #LGBTQ #queer #TransRightsAreHumanRights

2 days ago


Damit Konservative den real existierenden Missbrauch weiter verharmlosen und vertuschen können, werden dann lautstark Hetzkampagnen über die eingebildeten Gefahren von #Dragqueens und #Transgender gemacht.

Tatsächlich geht es diesen Leuten nie um Opferschutz, sondern nur um gezielte Ablenkung, um die echten Täter zu schützen.

2 days ago

🤬😫🤬#Louisiana lawmakers have voted to make the state the latest to prevent #transgender minors from having access to gender-transition care, advancing legis that would ban hormone treatments, puberty blockers & surgeries for young people.

It was unclear how Gov. John Bel Edwards would respond to the legislation, or if his input would make a difference.” #LGBTQ

"Email addresses are not primary user identities" aka how to ensure your software is trans-friendly and doesn't deadname your users.

#lgbtq #transgender #ux #PrideMonth

Mark Wyner :vm:
2 days ago

Discord out here offering health benefits that include gender affirmation procedures. 👏🏻

#GenderIdentity #Gender #Trans #Transgender #LGBTQ #Discord #Healthcare

Screenshot of the perks section of a job post with highlighted text that reads: plus up to $20,000 for gender affirmation procedures
James Finn
2 days ago

Have you seen @HRC's national #LGBTQ emergency declaration? Think it's overhyped? It's not! Harvey Milk is being erased. #Queer families are fleeing Florida. Montana gagged #Transgender woman Adria Jawort using its new #DragQueen ban even though she's nothing LIKE a drag queen. Violence is breaking out in LA! The time to act is now!👇

Mark Wyner :vm:
2 days ago

Really insightful and balanced piece by @nberlat on the genocidal nature of anti-trans bigotry. He explains the current pulse really well and how the wave of hate is linked to fascism.

Note: you don’t need to watch the vile embedded video, just read the piece.

#Trans #Transgender #TransRights #LGBTQ #Bigotry

Desperately trying to keep #immigrants from #fleeing, #Florida, State #GOP tries to highlight the #immigration #law #Loopholes

#Republicans admit law was designed 100% to scare migrants, try to claim no intention to actually enforce it stating that the "bill really doesn't have any teeth".

#Women #Transgender #LGBTQ #LGBTQIA #Florida #Immigration #RepublicanParty #Hate #Bigotry #Violence #Genocide #Discrimination #Xenophobia #Homophobia #Transphobia #ThePartyOfHate

2 days ago

🤬😫#Transgender minors and some adults in #Missouri will soon be banned from accessing puberty blockers, hormones and gender-affirming surgeries under a bill signed Wednesday by the state’s Republican governor

Mx. Kit O'Connell
2 days ago

By me, from “The Awful 88th” at @TexasObserver:

Although Republicans floated dozens of anti-#LGBTQ+ bills during the regular session, just a handful of them made it to the governor’s desk. Still, each one whittles away at the rights of #queer folks in #Texas in different and distinctly harmful ways. These include: banning medically-necessary #gender-affirming care for #transgender young people, banning transgender athletes from participating in #sports at public colleges and universities, a broadly written bill targeting “sexually explicit” performances (meant to criminalize drag performers), and a bill to ban or restrict public library books that #Republicans deem to be “sexually explicit” or “educationally unsuitable.”

The most immediately harmful bill of the bunch looks to be Senate Bill 14, which prohibits evidence-based, frequently life-saving care for transgender young people under 18, including treatments like hormones and puberty-blockers, a reversible treatment to slow the onset of adolescence. Doctors caught providing these forms of #healthcare to trans kids would be stripped of their medical licenses, even though essentially all of the same treatments can legally be used on cisgender individuals (and most controversially, intersex people) under other circumstances. For example, some cis kids who enter puberty too early may be prescribed the same blockers now banned for trans kids.

A coalition of groups including Lambda Legal, the Transgender Law Center, and American Civil Liberties Union (#ACLU) of Texas have pledged to sue to block the bill’s enforcement on the grounds that it creates an illegal double standard. Thanks to Abbott’s signature on Monday, the new law goes into effect September 1, and it’s already becoming harder to access trans healthcare in the state as doctors and clinics move or close.

“In the last two weeks, we have probably gotten somewhere between 40 and 50 phone calls from panicked parents,” a leading New Mexico pediatric physician told the Observer. “What I’m hearing from families is that appointments that they had already scheduled are now gone,” said Dr. Michele Hutchison, chief of pediatric endocrinology at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. That leaves families scrambling to secure care in neighboring states to avoid disastrous interruptions in treatment.

Senate Bill 12, the so-called “drag ban” bill, underwent significant changes in its journey through the two chambers. Explicit references to #drag performers were removed but the bill’s scope was broadened to ban so-called “sexually explicit” performances anywhere minors are present. A last-minute addition targets the usage of certain prosthetic body parts, such as the silicone breasts or artificial phalluses sometimes worn by drag performers—and by some transgender people, too.

“There is no good version of this bill,” said Ash Hall, a policy and advocacy strategist at the ACLU of Texas who focuses on queer rights. “Because it’s not limited to business premises anymore, a major concern I have is how this is going to play out in #Pride parades,” they said.

However, Hall suggested Abbott might veto the bill because, as written, it could even affect performances by groups like the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. Of course, if this one is vetoed, the next step could be passage of a new version of the bill in special session. Already, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has called for a special session bill to ban drag queen story hours at public libraries.

Despite the record-breaking attacks on LGBTQ+ rights this year, Hall said they find hope in the queer community, which came out by the thousands to oppose the bills.

“They want us all to go back in the closet and be miserable or shut up, but we won’t,” Hall said. “#Trans people have always been here and always will be. They can’t legislate us away.”


#politics #transphobia #trans #HumanRights #SB14 #censorship #books #Libraries #FreeSpeech #LGBTQIA+ #TXLege

Transgender World
3 days ago

Judge Blocks Florida's Trans Health Ban: "Gender Identity Is Real"

A federal district court judge issued an order blocking Florida state authorities from enforcing a new Republican-backed law signed into effect by Gov. Ron DeSantis.

#transgender #trans #lgbtq

David Dean
3 days ago

Updating my #introduction, with a bit more #gender. :transgender_flag: :enby: :flag_bigender:

I'm a #Geospatial data enthusiast with a passion for #OpenStreetMap and #indigenous mapping. Love #renovating my caravan and house on the side. I used to be the learning analytics manager at TAFE NSW, but now I'm exploring #geospatial #datascience and #datavisualization. Proudly based on Ainawan land in Armidale, NSW.

I'm #transgender, #nonbinary and #bigender, and want the world to be a better place for queer people. Generally you can assume I'm David and my pronouns are he/him, but sometimes I'm Davie and my pronouns are she/her.

David, wearing a long sleeve shirt with a shark pattern on it sitting outdoors at a restaurant, smiling. There are other people sitting at tables in the background.
Davie, standing in front of a ballustrade, overlooking a park at Bellingen. She's wearing a white skirt, green top with a blue purse and birkenstocks.
Julia Serano
3 days ago

I've seen multiple ppl posting today (mostly on that other place) about AFAB-only spaces & the presence of real or imagined "penises" making trans women inherently "suspect/dangerous." this is currently my best & most accessible essay on this topic (no-paywall link): "Penises, Privilege, and Feminist & LGBTQ+ Purity Politics"... #trans #transgender #bisexual #LGBTQ #queer #feminism #sex #sexuality #stigma

Texas Observer Lives!
3 days ago

Just out: The #Texas Legislature lived down to its reputation in its 88th session, as revealed by the staff of the Observer in this wrap-up from @josephinelee, Kit @oconnell, @gusbova, @justinmiller and Michelle Pitcher.

Among the biggest losers were taxpayers, teachers, #trans youths, and anyone who uses electricity.

#TXlege #politics #USpol #news #education #LGBTQIA+ #transgender #transphobia #drag #energy #ClimateChange #schools #vouchers #MassShooting #Uvalde

Tilly Bridges
3 days ago

Welcome to #TransTuesday! It’s Pride month, so that means we’re gonna talk about Target, and Dylan Mulvaney/Bud Light, and the Los Angeles Dodgers, and: RAINBOW CAPITALISM.

If you’re unsure exactly what Rainbow Capitalism is, what it basically amounts to is corporations posting rainbow logos and selling queer merch while otherwise stabbing us in the back.

#trans #transgender #transrightsarehumanrights #transrights #pride #queer #lgbtq

Full essay:

Me with long curly hair and curly bangs, in pink-framed glasses with eyeliner and pink lipstick, in a navy blue t-shirt that has the Star Trek delta on it (the inside of the delta is filled with the trans flag). My left hand is giving the Vulcan live long and prosper salute, and my black leather cuff watch is visible on my left wrist.
Me with long curly bangs and long curly hair (I know I always describe it the same but it’s my hair what do you want from me), in blue-framed glasses, in blue eyeshadow and dark eyeliner and red lipstick and red nail polish, in a blue tank top with a white cat head on the front. The cat wears sunglasses and the lenses show the pride flag, which is super weird and is thus great.
An image showing corporate pride/rainbow logos and how much each company has donated to supporters of Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill: Charter Communications ($229000), Draft Kings ($50000), PepsiCo ($35000), AT&T ($102500), Comcast NBCUniversal ($92000), Anheuser-Busch ($35000), Walgreens ($31500), Zillow ($20000), Amazon ($7500). Text reads, “Contributions from 1/1/2020 to 2/15/2022 to bill sponsors, legislators who votes for the bill in committee, Speaker of the Florida House Chris Sprowls, and Governor Ron DeSantis. Source: Florida Campaign Finance.”
An image reading-
Corporations during June: (a collection of logos from evil companies in fiction, in rainbow colors, including, Umbrella Corporation, UAC Union Aerospace, Silver Shamrock Novelties, Skynet, OCP, Shinra Corporation, RR, Lexcorp, inGen, Weyland-Yutani Corp, Mishima Zaibatsu, Abstergo Industries, Black Mesa Research Facility, Aperture Laboratories, Mann Co., SCP Foundation, Mom’s Friendly Robot Company, and Virtucon.

#Judge who threw out #DontSayGay #challenge to decide #DeSantisVsDisney #lawsuit

— Let's see, A relative owning 30 shares of Disney stock, vs a politically partisan rightwing judicial activist Judge. Yep the non-partisan judge disqualifies himself. While the partisan judge goes hotdog!

#Women #Transgender #LGBTQ #LGBTQIA #Florida #Politics #RepublicanParty #Hate #Bigotry #Violence #Genocide #Discrimination #Homophobia #Transphobia #ThePartyOfHate

Baloo Uriza
3 days ago

Judge said all that needs to be said about these stupid fucking laws, and would be nice to hear it from the supreme court to end this.

#Florida #transgender

Transgender World
3 days ago

Oxfam Pride advert branded ‘hateful’ by anti-trans activists for making ‘terfs’ look like terrible people | indy100

#Transgender #trans #lgbtq

#Hallowell’s #Pride #Day carries on despite #cold and #rain.

The annual #event in Hallowell drew people from across the region to its #festival, #parade and #livemusic to celebrate the annual commemoration of #lesbian, #gay, #bisexual and #transgender #pride

I'm terrible on sending "hugs" as it feels a bit non-authentic for me personally (what with being English, and all that) but I just saw the phrase "sending strength, tea and biscuits" which somehow felt perfect somehow, so -

Sending strength, tea and biscuits to all trans folk here in the #Fediverse 💜 :heart_trans:

#Trans #Transgender #TransMasc #Mastodon

Julia Serano
6 days ago

for those interested, on the hellsite (aka Twitter) I did a short thread on so-called "trans widows":
#trans #transgender #LGBTQ

KrissyKat 🏳️‍⚧️
6 days ago

I took my youngest son to the Indiana BMV to get his ID card. As we were going through all the questions, the clerk asked what gender my son wanted on his ID card.

I thought that was nice of them to ask!

#indiana #bmv #trans #transgender #transrights #law

“Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Friday signed a bill that bans #transgender #healthcare including puberty blockers and hormone therapy for minors… #Texas, the second most-populous U.S. state, has an estimated 29,800 transgender youth aged 13 to 17, according to the Williams Institute of UCLA.”

#LGBTQ #TransRights

1 week ago

@JoshuaHolland “Again, even if Musk was some universal free-speech maximalist, he wouldn’t have to personally promote videos that only happen to punch down against #transgender people…. Instead, it just coincidentally happens that the ‘free speech’ #Musk advocates for is often language that attacks already marginalized people, and seldom challenges corporate interests that harm all of us.” #FuckElonMusk

1 week ago

So much for "liberal" #California (where I live):

Police stepped in to split up protesters in tense scene outside N Hollywood elementary school as more than 100 parents rallied against #Pride Day assembly, bringing to a head wks of turmoil that saw a #transgender teacher’s #LGBTQ+ Pride flag burned.

Parents' signs outside Saticoy Elementary: “No pride in grooming,” “Parental choice matters” “Leave our kids alone.” Across street, 100 people gathered for counterprotest.."