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by / on November 20, 2013 at 4:48 am / in Body, Culture, Gender, Miscellaneous, Prejudice, Sexuality, Taboo Jive Writing Contest Winners

No One is Born a Man

Will I ever be a real man? I can feel my breasts moving inside my binder, rubbing together, I feel so uncomfortable. I struggle to breathe. I close my eyes to clear my head but then I fear someone may hurt me.

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by / on August 29, 2013 at 6:29 pm / in Body, Gender, Media, Prejudice, Sexuality, Society

Transgender, Media Ignorance and Suicide

Via: Zoe Creasey Growing up, I’ve always known the best way to get through life is to treat others in the same way you would want to be treated yourself. Like Ellen Degeneres says: “be kind to one another”. Its a fairly simple and straightforward logic that every human being should have within them. Which is why it makes me […]

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by / on March 3, 2013 at 11:11 pm / in Body, Culture, Gender, Society

Trans Life

In the spring of 2012, I was hired as a middle school science teacher. The experience alternately elated and terrified me. One of the most terrifying moments came in March. I was discussing genetics with the 8th grade, trying to teach them the basics in time for the state’s standardized science test, which was only a couple of weeks away. […]

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by / on October 9, 2012 at 7:55 pm / in Britain/England/UK, Culture, Gender, Sexuality, Society

Irish Survey Reveals Shockingly High Risk of Suicide Among Trans* People

Follow more from this author on Facebook here: Faith McLay A recent survey by the Transgender Equality Network of Ireland revealed rather horrifying numbers: 78 percent of respondents said they had considered suicide; 63 percent within the past year. Nearly 40 percent had attempted suicide at some point in their lives, and of these 40 percent — almost three quarters […]

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by / on July 10, 2012 at 1:26 pm / in Culture, Gender, Philosophy, Prejudice, Relationships, Sexuality, Society

Gendertrouble – A Personal Account

Gender’s a beast, I’m telling you. Not so much all on its own, but because of how society treats it. To most people, it’s binary, fixed, and tied to what your genitals look like. I deliberately said “what your genitals look like“ instead of “your sex“. Most people believe sex is determined by the looks of your genitals and – […]

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by / on January 16, 2012 at 8:56 pm / in Body, Country, Current Events, Gender, Media, News, Petitions & Organizing, Prejudice, Sexuality, Society

STOP FORCED STERILIZATION IN SWEDEN

TO: SWEDISH PRIME MINISTER FREDRIK REINFELDT We ask you to defend the fundamental human rights of ALL Swedish citizens, and do everything in your power to eliminate Sweden’s outdated “forced sterilization” law. The majority of Parliament is in favor of the law’s removal – but progress is being thwarted by a small conservative party. As the elected leader of a […]

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by / on December 13, 2011 at 2:22 am / in Editorials, Education, Gender, Philosophy, Psychology, Relationships, Religion, Sexuality, Society

What To Do When Your Child Comes Out To You As LGBT?

Share By: Wipeout Homophobia on Facebook How can you be supportive of your LGBT son or daughter? Whether your child has come out to you, or if you found out unintentionally that your son or daughter is gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, your child needs you now. Every child’s worst fear is that by coming out their parents will reject […]

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by / on November 19, 2011 at 12:06 pm / in Body, Media, Sexuality, Society

The Transgender Day of Remembrance

Shared by: Wipe Out Homophobia Transgender Day of Remembrance is a day to memorialize those who died due to anti-transgender prejudice. Although not everyone honored self-identified as trans, each was a target of violence based on bias against trans people. The deaths of those based on anti-transgender prejudice are largely ignored. Over the last decade, more than one person per month has died due […]

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