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The Switch - A Fantastic Transgender Comedy ⇢

horaceknightely:

kefkaownsall:

Hey its a show about trans women played by a trans woman 

As well as a Kickstarter fund to get this on television, with broadcasting in both Canada and possibly the United States! It’s also produced by a queer trans independent filmmaker, Amy Fox, and has only 52 days left to raise $50,000 CAD.

Those who can support through reblogs and/or donations, please go ahead! The link above is a clickthrough straight to the Kickstarter. Backers get cool prizes like copies of the screenplay, 8 x 11” prints of the lead actress Julie Vu from her photo shoots, download links the the ENTIRE first season, and more.

Source: kefkaownsall


Laverne Cox Talks to TIME About the Transgender Movement

Laverne Cox Talks to TIME About the Transgender Movement

Source: tina-knowles

gumball-shogun:

I’ll admit, I didn’t expect to find a message like this in a Deadpool comic.
 Well done.

Source: gumball-shogun

fandomsandfeminism:

Young Avengers is a magical gift of LGBTQIAP+ amazingness. 

Source: fandomsandfeminism

Updated Map: Marriage Equality In The U.S.! | Instinct ⇢
How to explain to an unconvinced Christian that homosexuality isn’t sinful. [flowchart] ⇢

explore-blog:

In her Self-Evident Truths project, iO Tillett Wright is photographing 10,000 people who identify as anywhere on the LGBTQ spectrum, then setting up a photographic installation at the National Mall, in front of the Washington Monument, and staging a march on Washington.

Pair with history’s most moving and timelessly beautiful LGBTQ love letters, including Virginia Woolf, Oscar Wilde, Margaret Mead, Allen Ginsberg, and more.

(via Feministing)

Source: explore-blog

If Anal Sex Makes You Gay, Do Tacos Make You Mexican? ⇢

For Transgender People, a Massive New Resource ⇢

GiveOUT Day ***EXTENDED*** till 11:59pm EST, Friday 5/16! Keep those donations to CENTER FOR SEX & CULTURE coming! ⇢

centersexculture:

Holy wow! Give OUT Day has been extended to 11:59pm EST 5/16 (that’s TOMORROW!) due to Razoo being down for a couple of hours today. Razoo is back up now, so this means LOTS more time to support Center for Sex and Culture. Let’s keep those donations rolling, and get to #1 in the Bay Area and National Leader Boards!: http://giveout.razoo.com/story/Center-For-Sex-And-Culture


How to talk to your kids about Michael Sam, the NFL’s first openly gay player ⇢

Give OUT Day is Coming!

Give OUT Day is in a month! Help CSC make it bigger & better in 2014!
Give OUT Day is the national day of giving to LGBTQ and allied organizations across the country. In 2013, Give OUT Day raised over $600,000, from 5,474 individuals in support of over 400 nonprofit groups across the country. The Center for Sex & Culture raised over $15,000.00 in a single day, which directly helped support us throughout the reest of the year, and helped build our new Development and Outreach Programs. This year’s Give OUT Day is coming right up!
 
On May 15th, 2014, every donor we get will help us directly, AND will help us claim our share of awards from participating grantors like our friends at Horizons Foundation. Last year we placed high on the national leader board.  This year we hope to do even better, but we need your help! Please consider doing the following:
2) Get into the action early! A new and awesome feature of Give OUT Day 2014 is the ability to schedule your donation for May 15th ahead of time, which can be done at that link.
3) Remember that we get special prizes and incentives for every individual donation that we receive, regardless of the dollar amount donated. In other words: If you can “only” give $10, that’s great! If you and 5-10 friends can each give $10, that’s even better! Signal boosts and modest individual donations matter just as much as larger gifts. Please don’t hesitate to give what you can and to tell your friends to do the same. Do you have an e-list or a group of Facebook or Twitter friends? Tell them about Give OUT Day too!
4) Follow us on Facebook and Twitter (remember – hashtags #sexandculture and #GiveOUTDay) to keep up on our progress and help us build buzz.
5) Spread the word!  Forward this email to your family and friends along with a personal note about why YOU believe in CSC’s work, and why they should give on May 15th, 2014.
Please be our champion, and help us get to the top. We can’t wait to celebrate your generosity on May 15th, 2014!

Thanks SO much,
All your friends at the Center for Sex & Culture

Jon Macy is a Lambda Literary Graphic Novel Award Winner and needs our HELP!

Help a small press keep bringing queer comics to readers.

Jon’s work is sweet and romantic, but it is also sexy when the sex adds to the story. I believe it’s important that LGBT characters are shown fully realized, and without self censorship.

Fearful Hunter by Jon Macy Graphic novel, 320 pages, black and white, color cover, hardback, for mature readers. Comes out in May 2014 from Northewest Press.

A young Druid on the eve of his initiation meets a troubled wolf and falls in love. The star crossed lovers don’t have a chance when lascivious Druid masters and savage elder gods threaten their fragile new relationship. Punk music, pick up trucks and psychedelic earth magic add an urban spin to this captivating queer Celtic fantasy world.


Support this project now!

Kickstarter

nosoytuchiste:

I’m Not a Joke is a campaign spreading awareness for the LGBTI community through art and design, created by Daniel Arzola (@Arzola_d) in light of the recent violent acts against the sexually diverse community in Venezuela. It initially seeks to expand in the online community. If you’d like to share your opinion please do so via twitter using the hashtag #ImNotaJoke. Like my page on Facebook and share the posters to support the cause! 

Shop: http://society6.com/Arzolad/tshirts

Source: nosoytuchiste

thepoliticalfreakshow:

Flying Solo: This 92-Year-Old Transgender Widow Is Fighting To Be Treated Like Any Other Widow

After serving as a pilot during WWII, Robina Asti transitioned to living as a woman in the 1970s.



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Now 92 years old, she fondly remembers spending time over the Pacific during World War II. She was only 21 at the time.
Getting her pilot’s license at just 18, Robina became a commercial pilot and flight instructor.




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In 1976, she decided to begin living as a woman “in body, soul, and mind.” The prejudice against her at that time was extraordinary.







Working as a vice president of a mutual fund, she would go to work in men’s clothing and then change in the evenings.
“It was quite burdensome, and I knew it would never be accepted then. So I quit and decided I had to live and work as a woman.”



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She legally changed the sex on her pilot’s license, her driver’s license, and obtained a U.S. passport as a woman. For Robina, it was a complete rebirth.



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She soon met Norwood Patton, the man who would one day become her husband.






When things became serious, Robina knew she would have to tell Norwood about her transition.






Less than a week later, Norwood came back.




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Every month, Norwood would ask for her hand in marriage. Every month, she would refuse.



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Finally in 2004, Robina married her longtime sweetheart in a small ceremony in an airplane hangar in Orange County, N.Y.
“It was, without a doubt, the finest time in my life.”



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Eight years later, Norwood passed away at the age of 97.



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After his passing, Robina applied for survivor benefits with the SSA. She was denied after it was determined she was “legally male” at the time of their marriage — despite all the legal documents she had in her possession.



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“I am so insulted that the Social Security Administration refused to recognize me as a woman and treated my marriage to Norwood in such a disrespectful way.”



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In June 2013, Lambda Legal filed a request for reconsideration on Robina’s behalf. After more than six months, there is still no word from the Social Security Administration.







She hopes that her case is a success, not for the money, but for “the act of humanity which is necessary here.”






Lambda Legal created this video to share Robina’s story:




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thepoliticalfreakshow:

Flying Solo: This 92-Year-Old Transgender Widow Is Fighting To Be Treated Like Any Other Widow

After serving as a pilot during WWII, Robina Asti transitioned to living as a woman in the 1970s.

After serving as a pilot during WWII, Robina Asti transitioned to living as a woman in the 1970s.

Now 92 years old, she fondly remembers spending time over the Pacific during World War II. She was only 21 at the time.

Getting her pilot’s license at just 18, Robina became a commercial pilot and flight instructor.

This 92-Year-Old Trans WWII Veteran Is Fighting To Be Treated Like Any Other Widow

In 1976, she decided to begin living as a woman “in body, soul, and mind.” The prejudice against her at that time was extraordinary.

This 92-Year-Old Trans WWII Veteran Is Fighting To Be Treated Like Any Other Widow

Working as a vice president of a mutual fund, she would go to work in men’s clothing and then change in the evenings.

“It was quite burdensome, and I knew it would never be accepted then. So I quit and decided I had to live and work as a woman.”

Working as a vice president of a mutual fund, she would go to work in men's clothing and then change in the evenings.

She legally changed the sex on her pilot’s license, her driver’s license, and obtained a U.S. passport as a woman. For Robina, it was a complete rebirth.

She legally changed the sex on her pilot's license, her driver's license, and obtained a U.S. passport as a woman. For Robina, it was a complete rebirth.

She soon met Norwood Patton, the man who would one day become her husband.

She soon met Norwood Patton, the man who would one day become her husband.

When things became serious, Robina knew she would have to tell Norwood about her transition.

When things became serious, Robina knew she would have to tell Norwood about her transition.

Less than a week later, Norwood came back.

This 92-Year-Old Trans WWII Veteran Is Fighting To Be Treated Like Any Other Widow

Every month, Norwood would ask for her hand in marriage. Every month, she would refuse.

Every month, Norwood would ask for her hand in marriage. Every month, she would refuse.

Finally in 2004, Robina married her longtime sweetheart in a small ceremony in an airplane hangar in Orange County, N.Y.

“It was, without a doubt, the finest time in my life.”

Finally in 2004, Robina married her longtime sweetheart in a small ceremony in an airplane hangar in Orange County, N.Y.

Eight years later, Norwood passed away at the age of 97.

Eight years later, Norwood passed away at the age of 97.

After his passing, Robina applied for survivor benefits with the SSA. She was denied after it was determined she was “legally male” at the time of their marriage — despite all the legal documents she had in her possession.

After his passing, Robina applied for survivor benefits with the SSA. She was denied after it was determined she was "legally male" at the time of their marriage  despite all the legal documents she had in her possession.

“I am so insulted that the Social Security Administration refused to recognize me as a woman and treated my marriage to Norwood in such a disrespectful way.”

"I am so insulted that the Social Security Administration refused to recognize me as a woman and treated my marriage to Norwood in such a disrespectful way."

In June 2013, Lambda Legal filed a request for reconsideration on Robina’s behalf. After more than six months, there is still no word from the Social Security Administration.

This 92-Year-Old Trans WWII Veteran Is Fighting To Be Treated Like Any Other Widow

She hopes that her case is a success, not for the money, but for “the act of humanity which is necessary here.”

She hopes that her case is a success, not for the money, but for "the act of humanity which is necessary here."

Lambda Legal created this video to share Robina’s story:

Source: thepoliticalfreakshow

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