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I Think I Might Be Transgender, Now What Do I Do?

trans-collisions:

A Brochure by and for Transgender Youth

Also available as PDF in
Amharic
Chinese
French
Spanish
Vietnamese

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"The term boy is reserved for young males, bellhops, and car attendants, and as a putdown to those males judged inferior. “Boy” connotes immaturity and powerlessness.
On the other hand, women of all ages may be called “girls”. Grown females “play bridge with the girls” and indulge in “girl talk”. They are encouraged to remain childlike, and the implication is that they are basically immature and without power."

Gender Stereotyping in the English Language, Laurel Richardson  (via my-sin-my-s0ul)

Very very interesting.

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You gotta love Ellen!

You gotta love Ellen!

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"

“Mother,” I slowly repeated in Korean. “I am not a boy. I am a girl. I am transgender.” My face reddened, and tears blurred my vision. I braced myself for her rejection and the end to a relationship that had only begun.

Silence again filled the room. I searched my mother’s eyes for any signs of shock, disgust or sadness. But a serene expression lined her face as she sat with ease on the couch. I started to worry that my words had been lost in translation. Then my mother began to speak.

“Mommy knew,” she said calmly through my friend, who looked just as dumbfounded as I was by her response. “I was waiting for you to tell me.”

“What? How?”

“Birth dream,” my mother replied. In Korea some pregnant women still believe that dreams offer a hint about the gender of their unborn child. “I had dreams for each of your siblings, but I had no dream for you. Your gender was always a mystery to me.”

I wanted to reply but didn’t know where to begin. My mother instead continued to speak for both of us. “Hyun-gi,” she said, stroking my head. “You are beautiful and precious. I thought I gave birth to a son, but it is OK. I have a daughter instead.”

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Andy Marra, The Beautiful Daughter: How My Korean Mother Gave Me the Courage to Transition

such a beautiful story. as a queer person, waiting is filled with anxiety about what to say, how much of myself and my life would i be able to reveal? the fear of rejection is so huge, but i also desperately want my family to know me, my life, my trials, my triumphs.

i just want to look into someone’s eyes and see myself, feel like i look like someone, like i can see where i came from. i want to know if i am an oppa or hyung.

i want to know if i had a name.

i have heard all the stories, all the possibilities from bad to good that can happen when you find your birth family. but this…this is the best. the absolute best.

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This gave me chills. This is wonderful.

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Made us shed a few tears! What a beautiful story :)

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thetrevorproject:

We’re thrilled to announce Katy Perry will be our Hero Award Honoree at Trevor Live on December 2 at the Hollywood Palladium!
♫ cause baby you’re a firework ♪

So exciting! Go Katy!

thetrevorproject:

We’re thrilled to announce Katy Perry will be our Hero Award Honoree at Trevor Live on December 2 at the Hollywood Palladium!

cause baby you’re a firework

So exciting! Go Katy!

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.the girl who fell to earth.: empowerment through discovery

thegirlwhofell2earth:

lately, a few folks in my life have been letting me into their proverbial closets and have admitted to me that they’re gay, but are still unsure about their sexuality. my advice has more or less been:

you should continue to question yourself even after you’ve realized that you’re gay because,…

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A 21st century resource for LGBTQ youth!

A 21st century resource for LGBTQ youth!

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