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Monday, April 13th, 2009
12:28 am
Well apparently Amazon have a grudge against those who are not heteronormative or gendernormative, and have removed from their sales ranking, and search criteria a number of books covering the subject of gay, lesbian, bi or genderqueer in a positive or non-derogatory manor, on the grounds that they are excluding "adult" material

They're saying this whilst not touching pornography, or books on explicit adult works about porn stars, for example

There's a list of some of the effected writers and books here:
Monday, June 16th, 2008
2:11 pm
The Gender Public Advocacy Coalition is pleased to announce the release of its 2008 GENIUS Survey in partnership with Ernst & Young. GenderPAC works to ensure that classrooms, communities and workplaces are safe for everyone to learn, grow and succeed.

The Gender Equality National Index for Universities & Schools (GENIUS), GenderPAC’s most recent effort to end discrimination and promote awareness, encourages colleges and universities to recognize the benefits of a GenderSAFE campus - supportive equitable and protective for all students. Choosing to participate in GENUIS sends a strong public statement that bullying or discriminating based on the race, sex or gender of a student, faculty, or staff member is not tolerated at your institution

Fill out the survey at: www.gpac.org/GENIUS2008survey, and make sure that we have data for as many schools as possible. Your voice will help us continue to work towards a safe and welcoming environment for every student
Thursday, January 31st, 2008
10:29 am
Petition the British Government to recognise *all* gender identities.
On January 15th I did a post on Genderqueer mentioning how I'd created a petition on the No.10 website, -So that all the British genderqueers and their allies can lobby their government to legally recognise the fact that *not everybody* fits perfectly into the currently available gender categories of male and female.

I've just recieved an e-mail from the number 10 petition team It said that my petition has been approved by the Number 10 web team, and is now available on the Number 10 website at the following address:


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Wednesday, January 9th, 2008
4:50 pm
Monday, November 19th, 2007
7:22 pm
National Transgender Day of Remembrance 2007 List of the Dead
I apologize to those who have complained about my lack of lj-cut's. Occasionally, I feel the abuse to ya'll's friends pages warranted. This is one of those times. Other times, I'm just a rude idiot. This is not one of those times. Please forgive me.

Many or most of you probably already know this, but tomorrow, November
20, is the National (in the U.S.) Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day
chosen in remembrance of a transwoman who was killed (Rita Hester) in
order for us all to remember those throughout the year who have been
killed or died because of their gender identity or presentation.

Every year, I post the list of that year's dead, that their names might
be known, where possible, and they might be remembered, even if for
just one day. The Greco-Romans believed that immortality was to be found
in the memory of those still living and this was why they considered a
braggart nature a heroic virtue. Let us thus remember these victims,
who have historically suffered great mutilations in the course of their
murder, as if their killers were trying to erase them from the
photograph of existence.

All the victims from all years past may be found on

After the list of the dead follows the details of the San Jose Day of
Remembbrance which I will be attending. If you live in the area of
Silicon Valley, please come. If not, I beg of you to find out where and
when the nearest remembrance is. Many of the dead were alone when they
died, and many believed they would always be alone even while they
lived. Let not their loneliness continue into the chill after death. Let
them be warmed by the fire of our tears, our thoughts, and our prayers.

Whichever of the alphabet soup you are (LGBTQQIA -- Lesbian, Gay,
Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Queer, Intersex, or Ally -- the last
meaning "we invite straight, cisgendered (non-trans) folk too"), please do
this for them.

Lacking a specific formula as yet, I merely call upon the mup gods to
look, read, and remember:
Hermaphroditus, look at the names of the dead.
Ardhanarisvara, read the names of the dead.
Melek Ta'us, remember the names of the dead.
Eris, look at the names of the dead.
Antinous, read the names of the dead.
Hoor-paar-kraat, remember the names of the dead.
Tlazolteotl, look at the names of the dead.
Azathoth, look at the names of the dead.
Pomba-Gira, read the names of the dead.
Inanna, remember the names of the dead.

List of murdered trans people from Nov. 2006 to Nov. 2007.
For more info see:

www.rememberingourd ead.org/day
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Nakia Ladelle Baker
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Age: 31 yrs. old
Cause of Death: trauma to the head
Date of Death: January 7, 2007

Hasan Sabeh
Location: Baghdad, Iraq
Age: 34 yrs. old
Cause of death: Stripped and shot dead by an Islamist death squad
Date of death: January 11, 2007

Keittirat Longnawa
Location: Rassada, Thailand
Age: ?
Cause of Death: Beaten by 9 Youths and then they slit her throat
Date of Death: January 31, 2007

Tatiana (Aldomiro Gomes)
Location: Trani, Italy
Age: 57
Cause of Death: Her skull was bashed in, in the middle of the street
Her head was slammed in a car door.
Date of Death: February 18, 2007

Moira Donaire
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
Age: 30 yrs. Old
Cause of Death: Stabbed 5 times by a street vendor
Date of Death: March 5, 2007

Michelle Carrasco "Chela"
Location: Santiago, Chile
Age: 54 Yrs. Old
Cause of Death: She was found in a pit with her face completely
Date of Death: March 16, 2007

Ruby Rodriguez
Location: San Francisco, California
Age: 27 Yrs. Old
Cause of Death: She had been strangled and was found naked in the
Date of Death: March 16, 2007

Erica Keel
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Age: 21 Yrs. Old
Cause of Death: A car repeatedly struck her
Date of Death: March 23, 2007

Bret T. Turner
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Age: 48 Yrs. Old
Cause of Death: Multiple stab wounds
Date of Death: April 2, 2007

Manuela Di Cesare
Location: Pescara, Italy
Age: 37
Cause of Death: Head smashed by unknown object.
Date of Death: April 21, 2007

Unidentified Male Clad in Female Attire
Location: Kingston, Jamaica
Age: ?
Cause of Death: Gunshot wounds to the chest and lower back
Date of Death: July 7, 2007

Victoria Arellano
Location: San Pedro, California
Age: ?
Cause of Death: She was denied necessary medications to treat
HIV-related side effects.
Date of Death: July 20, 2007

Oscar Mosqueda
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Age: ?
Cause of Death: Shot to death
Date of Death: July 29, 2007

Stefania (no found second name)
Location: Roma, Italy
Age: 35
Cause of Death: Violently beaten with skull bashed in.
Date of Death: August 1, 2007

Maribelle Reyes
Location: Houston, Texas
Age: ?
Cause of Death: AIDS; Reyes was turned away from several treatment
centers due to her transgender status.
Date of Death: August 30, 2007

Tuesday, November 20, 2007


The DeFrank Center Ballroom
938 The Alameda San Jose CA

The evening will focus on highlighting the substantial progress made in
understanding and protecting transgender people.

Speaking at the event will be Aejaie Sellers, Executive Director of the
Billy DeFrank LGBT Community Center, Danielle Castro of
TransPowerment, Shelly Prevost, Director of the powerful film "Trained in the way of
men", Reverend Sky Anderson of the San Jose Metropolitan Community
Church and Sylvia Guerrero, The mother of Gwen Araujo.

The evening will conclude with a reading of names for those who lost
their lives due to hate crimes this past year.

For more details please go to: www.reelfreedom.com/DOR_info_2007.htm
Sunday, October 14th, 2007
12:09 am
labels, identities, and communities
I have been wondering for a while but is there a term and community for men who consider themselves more feminine and are bottoms in a relationship?  I know femme/butch relationships are prominent but I dunno if there is an equivalent for men.  If not I would suggest femmen.  But seriously I know there is a visibility for twink and bear communities but I do not feel they are the same as f/b.  Also would androgynous men be andromen, or is there too much masculine energy in that term (andophilia is the love of men and polyandrous is a woman's marriage to multiple men)?   Would a male to masculine be  a wereman?:)
Sunday, July 29th, 2007
1:12 pm
finding friends
I'm from Texas, Currently in North Carolina I am newly out as a genderqueer person. . I'm returning to Texas for a while next spring. I want to find other polygender/genderqueer/trans folks there. Especially north Texas Dallas/Fort Worth/Denton. Does anyone know of any groups or anyone there I can connect with?
Saturday, July 14th, 2007
2:35 pm
name imput?
I have been thinking on this issue before about finding a male name for myself, and really, I have, however it is is simply the male variant of my given name, not bad in and of itself, but even more unusual.
the name in question is

any thought on choosing "odd" or unusual names for yourselves?

Current Mood: curious
Friday, June 15th, 2007
1:51 pm
GenderQueer Revolution Coffeetalk, LA: Sunday, 6/24, 12-2 PM
GenderQueer Revolution Coffeetalk
Sustenance for your genderqueer, gender-gifted Self
Sunday, June 24, 12-2 PM
Cafe Tropical, 2900 W. Sunset Blvd.
Corner of Sunset and Parkman

4th Sunday every month
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Sunday, April 22nd, 2007
9:54 am
Transgender Rights Town Meeting - University of Maryland, Baltimore County - Baltimore, MD

April 24, 2007
7:00 pm
Chemistry Building, Lecture Hall 2

One of the top 2007 legislative priorities for LGBTQ rights organizations in Maryland was adding protection for transgender Marylanders in the state's anti-discrimination laws. Despite majority support in both the House and Senate the legislation was defeated by one vote in committee.

Join us to discuss what happened in Annapolis and where we go from here. We will be joined by the bill's sponsors, Delegate Adrienne Jones and Senator Lisa Gladden. Our special guest is Julie Nemecek, the Michigan college professor who was recently fired when she came out as transgender. Additional speakers are Steve Glassman, Chairman of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, and David Noble, Political Director, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.

Refreshment and light snacks will be provided. ASL interpreter is available on request; please contact 301-587-7500. Parking is available on campus. Sponsored by UMBC Gender and Women's Studies Program.

UMBC's website.
Directions, parking information, and map of campus.

(x-posted to anywhere I think is likely to care.)
Tuesday, March 13th, 2007
3:27 pm
GenderQueer Revolution at Trans Leadership Summit: 1) Workshops and 2) Coffeetalk

3/25/07 - GenderQueer Revolution at Trans Leadership Summit, at USC. (Please forward to others!)

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Tuesday, February 13th, 2007
3:51 am
Just an intro to myself...
My Theory re. Gender...
there are four sex-genders (numbered in the order that they gained equality): 1) Masculine without womb, 2) Masculine with womb, 3) Feminine with womb; 4) Feminine without womb. Obviously 1 & 2 are similar socially, and 3 & 4 are similar. It seems that 1 & 3 are the most common, but the others also exist. This arrangement may actually be good for human society, because there is balance, and variety. Also note that those with each reproductive system had their own ways of becoming powerful because of it, so it is probably good to have people from both genders having both kind of reproductive systems, although having a majority of 1 & 3 may have been beneficial to survival of early human society. Note that this does not have anything to do with being gay etc., most openly gay men are gender 1 too, although many butch lesbians appear to be 2.
For a period in history Gender 1 (men as we usually know it) had the upper hand in things, and decided they were to suppress everything. Thus their opposite, gender 3, became inferior, and all the other genders that have something in common with them, were labelled illegitimate. The very physical-centric gender 1 people at that time decided that 4 people were failed versions of themselves and 2 people were just rebellious 3s.
With the women's movement in the 1960s and afterwards, genders 2 (now labelled as 'tomboys' or 'butches') and 3 (the typical 'genetic girl') became gradually liberated and gradually gained equal status with gender 1. This process is still going on, and the good results are already visible. However, gender 4, continues to be invisible. Currently, there are two ways to live for gender 4 people: to live as 1's (whom they are usually brought up with) and participate as clueless inferiors in the masculine culture they shouldn't be in, or to have their reproductive system removed and their physiology changed to emulate gender 3 so that they can become a member of the feminine culture they should belong to, which currently is assumed to be the domain of gender 3 only.
Now I am going to uncompromisingly live the gender 4 life, and create a way to do so for all fellow 4th gendered sisters. I am going to live in the feminine culture just like any feminine type person. This includes an almost full-time feminine role, participation and thus familiarity with culture produced by and for females. I am going to do well in this to prove that our kind isn't inferior. When I really have to present myself in 'male gear' for practical purposes, I will be overtly myself so that you get what I am meaning, to get legitimacy for 4th gendered people to be who they are no matter what gear they are in, without fear of being forced to identify as gender 1's (i.e. men).

How's my life...
When I'm by myself
I tend to think a lot. I'm different, and I'm happy that I'm different. It gives me a special view of the world and I think it gives responsibility for me to contribute to the world in return.

When I'm with my friends
I'm an opinionated, happy, unique person. In some ways I can be 'just another girl' too. I will be a great friend of you if you want to share a mutual-supporting relationship. I am lucky to have my friends, and I am really happy to be with them.

The Family Job
It's in the old community and that's the 2 or 3 hours a day when I have to be a 'drag-king'. I'm still myself, though my expression of myself in this form is 'less socially accpetable and less natural' unfortunately. But I'm still standing, still showing who I am.
Saturday, November 25th, 2006
1:41 am
Hope to see you this Sunday! Don't miss the last GQR-LA Coffeetalk of the Year!!

THIS SUNDAY! 12-2 PM! GenderQueer Revolution Los
Angeles Chapter's LAST COFFEETALK of the year! No more meetings or
events until 2007!

(Please distribute widely. Thank you.)
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Sunday, November 19th, 2006
3:24 pm
student in need of help!
Hi all! I'm new to this online community though not all that new to the New York City trans community. I'm a student at The New School and am writing my thesis on transgender safe space in Greenwich Village, particularly looking at hate crimes and police abuse. I'm doing my fieldwork interviews with advocacy groups, police, and individuals and would like to have more individual input. I have a short survey that I would love to have anyone fill out that identifies as trans and either lives or frequents NYC's The Village. If shouldn’t take more than about ten minutes to fill out the survey. If you’re willing to help, please comment or email me at charb497@newschool.edu. THANKS!
Monday, November 13th, 2006
9:50 pm
11/15-16: CSULB and GenderQueer Revolution Celebrate the Trans/GenderQueer Day of Remembrance

GenderQueer Revolution proudly supports Beyond the Binary which in association with the CSULB Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Resource Center, is producing CSULB's Transgender Day of Remembrance! Please see enclosed press release and flyer for more information and the schedule of events. You can also view the attached information on the GenderQueer Revolution site under "Events" at www.genderqueerrevolution.org - visit us on the web!

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Saturday, October 14th, 2006
5:07 am

GenderQueer Revolution, the national organization dedicated to empowering people of all genders, helping people to embrace the gift of gender in their own lives and in the lives of others, supporting and cultivating genderqueer, gender-gifted individuals and communities, uniquely gender-gifted art, spirituality, research, and academics, and educating and building bridges across trans, gendered, queer, and non-queer communities and beyond....

...has a MySpace. Become a Friend to GQR today! For those of you who prefer connecting and staying informed through MySpace, becoming a MySpace Friend to GQR will enable you to stay current with GQR and genderqueer events, opportunities, updates, and news, and you just might make some friends with other gender-gifted, gender-fabulous people across the nation, maybe the world.

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Wednesday, September 20th, 2006
10:51 pm
9/24: GenderQueer Revolution Monthly CoffeeTalk: Sunday, 9-24

The Los Angeles chapter of GQR meets monthly on the 4th Sunday of every month in the Silverlake area.

Remaining Coffeetalk dates for the rest of the year: September 24, October 22, November 26, break in December, resume January 28, 2007

To chat in real time with the folks at the LA Coffeetalk, find us online through Yahoo! Chat. Natasha (Yahoo ID: xiomberg) is waiting to include you in the discussion!

9/24 - GenderQueer Revolution Monthly CoffeeTalk: Sunday, September, 24

(Please distribute widely. Thank you.)

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Friday, August 18th, 2006
7:05 pm
Trans New England Community
Hey everyone,

just wanted to let everyone know about this community I started called Trans New England. If any of ya live in new england, this will (hopefully) become a great place to talk about everything we talk about here and some more in depth local stuff.


Thursday, June 15th, 2006
10:52 pm
I just joined the community and figured I should say hello. It's nice to have a few friendly places out here. If anyone's interested my AIM is NewWaveMonkey though I can't say where I got the name it just came to me. But enough about me it's nice to meet you all.

Current Mood: cheerful
Wednesday, June 7th, 2006
1:06 pm
Greetings. Hmm, polygender seems to define us pretty well. Stuck in one body, would be better off in another. But still can't see a solution in surgery either, so we remain something different. But as we still can't express much of our identity through this physical form, there seems to be few ways we actually can live in reality. And as a perfectionist, we can't crossdress or anything, as that would not reflect our true self either. Still, most of the trouble comes from human society. Without the constant pressure to "fit in", we doubt that this error in gender would stop us from being ourselves openly.
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