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|Wednesday, March 15th, 2006|
Hey everybody.I'm looking for transgendered students to help me out with my major feature story.
As part of my university journalism course, I have to write a feature as my end-of-the-year project. I was able to choose my own topic, so I'm writing about obstacles and problems that transgendered students face on campus.
I'm really hoping to talk to trans students who actually live on campus to find out how your university is dealing with your situation. For example, do you live in a co-ed dorm, or have you had to deal with living in an all-girls'/guys' dorm? How helpful have your student support services been in making you comfortable on campus? How do you deal with questions/comments from gender-normative people who just don't get it?
I would love to hear your stories. Please send anything you want to share to email@example.com, or just reply to this post. You don't have to use your real name, but the name of your university/college would be helpful.
x-posted pretty much everywhere. Current Mood: curious
|Friday, February 24th, 2006|
I want to thank everyone who responded (and quickly!) to my question. I feel much more enlightened now. I don't think I had any preconceived "rules" about that sort of situation, so much as.... ill-informed assumptions, I guess. I also was concerned for the other friend I have in this situation, a male who is striaght and monogamous by nature. I tell ya, when you know so much about things and you're close friends with all parties involved it's hard to not decide to care about certain goings on, especially when it's not entirely harmonious.
Before all of your comments, my ASSumption was that when a person decides to become trans, body parts that are (in ill-informed world...)associated with the old life are abandoned as well. This is why it was confusing to me, that it would've been okay to use whatever "parts" a transgendered person would want to use in the bedroom.
I made it clear to (at least) one of my friends that any information regarding this situation was none of my business, but not so much that I just plain didn't want to know. It was up to her to share whatever she wanted to share.
I now know that it all comes down to gender. As long as it's believed in the mind and soul that a person is man/woman, it doesn't matter what the body is. I want to say that I accept that, but I think that it really isn't my place or my job to "accept it". It is what it is, and that's it.
As a side note, the term polygender
was much easier for me to understand!:)
Thanks again. Current Mood: grateful
|Thursday, February 23rd, 2006|
Very serious question
I am a straight woman in need of answers/opinions that I believe can only come from this community.
I happen to be friends with a couple who, on one side, is a claimed lesbian. However, she has been in a relationship with a man for quite a long time. On the other side of this relationship there is a trans lesbian who has also been in a long-term relationship (married, if I'm not mistaken). All of her friends, as of about a year ago have respected her wishes to be refered to with feminine pronouns. The fact remains, that even though she is in transition, she still has the parts she was born with.
My question is this: if you are the transgendered person (transitioning to female obviously), in a poly relationship with another woman and claiming to be lesbian, would it be ethical to utilize your male parts during intercourse? I could be wrong, but the idea of this sounds like a very serious breach to me.
Thank you all in advance. Much respect to you all. (please ignore my icon!) Current Mood: contemplative
|Monday, January 23rd, 2006|
2006 TRANS-FORMING FEMINISM CONFERENCE CALL FOR PROPOSALS
The 3rd Annual Trans-Forming Feminism Conference is currently in its planning stages. This one-day conference is to be held at the State University of New York at New Paltz (SUNY New Paltz) on April 22, 2006.
We are looking to create a conference that will explore the issues connecting and dividing the Transgender and Feminist communities. We want to address the fears, myths, and misunderstandings that often keep these movements from building coalitions together, as well as the bridges that stand firm in connecting these movements. We want to hear lots of different voices, for as we all know, there is no one voice that speaks for everyone.
We are looking for new, innovative, dynamic, refreshing, and honest proposals for workshops, papers, panels, and performance pieces. We are especially interested in receiving proposals that further explore the gender-queer community, multi and pan sexual communities, the exploitation of race, class, ableism and the queer and feminist communities, third wave feminism and its interactions with other feminist roots, the "not trans enough" phenomenon, trans-phobia within the feminist-lesbian communities and any and all relevant films. The deadline for submitting proposals is February 18, 2006.
PROPOSALS MUST INCLUDE:
FOR EACH WORKSHOP:
-A one page description of presentation, including how it relates to the conference theme, and the topics and activities the presentation will include, as well as any relevant experience of presenter(s).
-Specific format of workshop/presentation (lecture with question and answer, discussion group, brief presentation with discussion/activity, etc…).
-A 100 word or less abstract of presentation for use in the conference program.
FOR EACH PRESENTER:
-A 50 word or less biography for use in the conference program.
-Funds requested for travel reimbursement
-Funds requested for lodging reimbursement
-Funds requested for materiel's reimbursement
-Funds requested for honorarium
-Any special needs/considerations
-Social security number and legal name (only for presenters requesting funds- required by State University of New York from all individuals applying to receive funding, non-US residents must include comparative identification code. To give SS# over phone please contact Kris at 603-566-3489)
Proposals can be E-Mailed to:
Or snail mailed to:
Trans-Forming Feminism Conference
C/O Kristopher Corey
PO Box 443
New Paltz, NY 12561
*For more information, please visit: http://www.transformfeminism.com
|Wednesday, January 11th, 2006|
GenderQueer Revolution Cabaret this Saturday
** VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY **
Seeking volunteers for before, during, and after on the day of the event to help with set-up, art arrangement, refreshments, ushering, lighting, sound, audio-visual equipment, and clean-up. FREE ADMISSION for volunteers. Please write to the email address below or (866) 792-9438 to sign up.
GenderQueer Revolution Cabaret Performance and Visual Art Exhibit (countdown to G.E.N.D.E.R.S.)
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|Sunday, December 18th, 2005|
I haven't posted for a while. I've been busy somewhere else, being someone else. Sometimes I wonder if I am mad to have such distinctively different aspects to my personality.
I lay in the bath this evening, looking down at myself, thinking "This isn't right". Don't get me wrong. I don't dislike the body I have, but there are times when it isn't 'me', or I'm not it, or something like that. I wouldn't want re-assignment surgery or anything like that. I like who I am. It's just ...I dunno how to put it into words how I feel. At least not easily.
I would like to be able to get up in the morning and choose which body to wear like I do my clothes. Do I want red hair or black, do I want beard or boobs? 6 foot or 5 foot 4? Green eyes or brown? I'm feeling blokey today, so I'll stick on the short hair and goatee. Perhaps after lunch I'll slip into something more feminine.
Would my current mental self image be acceptable to my partner; or to my g/f? They, I'm pretty sure, know me well enough that it wouldn't phase them, but what about my workmates? It would blow some minds I think. They're all so 'normal' (which probably means they have as many skeletons in their closets as the rest of us). Mrrrph
It's late, and I should sleep
(x-posted to my own journal, genderqueer
, and polygender
) Current Mood: contemplative
|Sunday, December 4th, 2005|
Hi Im new ^^
Hi ^^ my name's Ally. Im new, so I thought Id introduce myself ^^.( More about me <3Collapse )
So... thats me ^^. My AIM screen name is allykitten51.
Ally <3 Current Mood: giggly
|Thursday, September 29th, 2005|
|Saturday, July 30th, 2005|
Intro and pics
Okay, today i did some more work with my hair... And i loved the results, which ended in me becoming a very eager camera slut... heh
So i thought i'd use the pics to inspire myself to write an introduction to the communities i joined recently.
I am a transgender/intergender/poligender androgynous biogirl, sometimes i identify as ftm (and think that perhaps its where i headed in the future, though right now i wouldnt feel comfortable living as a male 100% of the time). I hate being called a female, but every now and then i get very girly. When this happens, though, i feel most comfortable acting as an effeminate guy, rather than a girly girl (like it happened today and what led to the pictures). I am mostly attracted by females, but i love androgynes, ftm and mtf transexuals, and am very much pansexual. Perhaps the only exception would be very manly men, im not very attracted to those. But everything else, me likes.
I pass as male about 70% of the time, but mostly as an effeminate/youngish male. I pass about 30% of the time as neither or both (androgynous, which people find very confusing), and a very small percentage of the time as a very butch female. I am 20 years old, but most people think im a boy of about 14 or 15.
I took T for a few months two years ago to lower my voice and pass more as androgynous, and little by little i've been sliding more and more towards the male side. I am on T again now, and have been for about 6 months. I want to have a oopho/hysto as soon as possible, since the fact that my body is physically able to conceive and carry a child is, to my mind, an abherration. I am not meant to have children, or at least not bear them myself. I am also considering having top surgery because i dont feel these breasts belong to me. Luckily, they're small enough to be easy to conceal without binding often (gotta love sportsbras).
My gender changes every day, and sometimes even througout the day. I have very girly days and very manly days, and everything in between. I almost always lean towards the masculine side of the spectrum, from butch onwards, but most of the time im between butch and girly-man or boi. Sometimes, i feel like my sex should match my gender, and some days i find myself wishing that i had a penis. Some others i dont. So nothing is absolutely certain with me.
Other than that, im out to my close friends, im still very in the closet with my family, and in general i dont comment about my gender or sexuality unless people ask, i basically let them draw their own conclusions, which makes for a very interesting variety of ideas.
Umm... Oh, and i am mexican, live in Mexico City, and study Veterinary Medicine.
Ah, and, silly me, forgot to say my name. I am MishAngel, or Misha, or Angel, each name represents a side of my genders, Misha represents the female side and Angel the male side. Im almost always MishAngel, but i simply go by Misha for short. But all three names are okay with me (well, i picked them, after all..)
Piccies under the ( cut...Collapse )
Enjoy! (Its not often that i take good pics of myself...)
X-posted in _hmm
. (I apologize if im not meant to xpost so much, i just wanted to intro myself in all communities now rather than continuing to stalk without an introduction...)
|Tuesday, May 3rd, 2005|
x-posted to polygenderuk
I'm attempting to pull together a recommended reading list for those who are, who wish to know about being Polygendered/Genderqueer/Transsexual
Could any of you recommend any books you think might be suitable/helpful. If possible I'd appreciate your reasons for choosing a particular book
Thanks to all in advance
|Friday, April 22nd, 2005|
Tomorrow, April 23, 2005
SUNY New Paltz Lecture Center
A conference that seeks to explore the intersections between the transgender and feminist movements.http://www.transformfeminism.com
After Party @ Caboloosa's
With Chris Pureka!!
*cross posted like crazy
|Sunday, April 17th, 2005|
|Thursday, April 14th, 2005|
|Wednesday, April 13th, 2005|
Transforming Feminism Conference
less than 2 weeks away
April 23, 2005
check out the website:http://www.transformfeminism.com
you can pre-register online and look at all the scheduled workshops.
hope to see everyone there!
|Tuesday, March 22nd, 2005|
If you are a T already or considering transitioning either from male to female (M2F) or female to male (F2M) would you please help in our research. We are trying to determine some of the features that dispose or inhibit persons from transitioning.
I found this questionnaire looking up "what is gender?" to use in a debate elsewhere, and figured here'd be a good place to pass it on.
While researching, I also came across the following reads:What is Gender? An Anthropologist From MarsGender Basics
While the first doesn't seem to much in the way of conclusions at all, the second is, in my not at all expert opinion, a bloody interesting read. :)
|Tuesday, February 22nd, 2005|
|Thursday, January 27th, 2005|
I loath it when people make assumptions about me based on what they think
I'm currently relying on agency work for my employment, and got a call today telling me I've got work tonight. The problem? I got told "it's ok, it's all women so you'll get on fine there." Now excuse me but... WHY will I get on ok there just
because it's "all women there"? What does being in a place that is "all women there" offer me that working anywhere else won't? And wtf should I be impressed that "it's all women" there when actually NO, I DON'T
consider myself to be "a woman"? I'm medically female, not "a woman", and I don't appreciate being called one, so please don't.
</whinge>Xposted from my own journal
|Saturday, January 22nd, 2005|
Hey guys, my friend Picturefriendly took some pics of me tonight. here they are ^_^. Fair warning I HATE my face but yeah I think they turned out well.( Read more...Collapse )
|Friday, December 3rd, 2004|
Trans-Forming Feminism Conference
The 2nd annual Trans-Forming Feminism Conference (New Paltz, NY) is currently accepting workshop proposals.
For more information, please click here.
*x-posted like crazy
|Thursday, December 2nd, 2004|