Brother, did you think the M in FTM stood for misogyny?
Tranzister Radio is looking for audio submissions for our upcoming episode, Making Money : Entrepreneurial Activities and Survival Strategies.
On tranzister radio this month, we want to know how you are making a living (or not). We want to hear about your relationship with money, your experiences with jobs or with self employment. What have you been up to and how are you surviving?
Potential submissions ideas:
- Stories about employment or self-employment.
- Critiques of capitalism and normalization survival.
- Interview with trans folks who are working for themselves.
- Songs or Poetry related to the theme.
- Tips for trans* survival.
Submission guidelines 10-12 minute max!
-If you are able to record your own audio and edit it and send us an audio file that would be the best! Audio submission deadline : May 6th
-If you want to tell us a story but have no recording equipment:
For Local Montrealers, we can book studio time at CKUT and help you record/edit your audio.
For people outside of the city, if you have access to a phone or a computer, we can schedule a time to record your voice over Skype or on the phone. Email us by May 2nd to schedule recording time with us.
-You can also submit a written piece to be read on the air by us.
The show airs live 2pm, May 9th on CKUT.ca
Email : TransfolkRadio (at) gmail (dot) com
Sweden officially ended its forced sterilization policy for transgender people undergoing gender transition surgery procedures.
According to the Transgender Law Center in San Francisco, Sweden has forced transgender people to be sterilized since 1972, but the law was found unconstitutional by a court last year. The end to the policy occurred Jan. 10.
Maceo Persson, the Transgender Law Center’s operations manager who also holds dual citizenship for Sweden, said the policy change “lifts an dehumanizing law that traces back to the dark times of the eugenics movement.”
Read the full report here.
Have you already read Nevada? Did you like it?
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hm you know i think that a large part of the reason that the “i always knew/i was always different” narrative of trans experiences is so popular and widely spread is that it’s comforting to cis people
when a trans person tells a cis person that they always knew they were different, the cis person can feel comforted knowing that that’s not their experience; they’re not a budding trans person, they’re Safe
whereas when a trans person tells a cis person that “well you know i never really knew; it was just something that came up” the cis person doesn’t have that buffer; if it Just Happened to someone else, why couldn’t it Just Happen to them? there goes their security; this trans person hasn’t been Different all their lives, was always as Normal as the cis person, but then they weren’t. maybe Cis Person is actually just like Trans Person, but they just don’t know it yet. whoa. scary.
so cis people reject that idea, because no way in hell are THEY ever going to be Like That. and i think that’s a large part of why people who don’t say it’s something they’ve always known are shamed and told that they’re not trans enough, not really trans, just faking it. in reality all trans experiences are equally valid, but in this system of hierarchy only certain trans experiences are allowed to be exposed to the world at large.
Truth bombs from Frederick right here.
This legit makes me want to cry because I have *never* seen a picture of an older trans man naked. It’s always young guys, usually much younger than me. It’s like we don’t have a future, an adulthood, a middle age, an old age. It’s like we just stop.
As a trans man who’s well past the age (and transition status) of ~sexxay tranz boiz~, pictures like this give me some kind of hope. We’re not just one image stuck in time, snapshot of a skinny white andro urban-queer young trans dude with perfect top surgery scars, poster boys for young radical queerdom. We’re not all Youth. We live in more than two dimensions, and one of them is time.
Older queers tend to fall off the map full stop. Trans people, even more so. But we don’t disappear once we stop being, basically, fashionable. Supporting our young people is important, but we need to show them we have a future, too.
I literally cannot envision my own future. There are no images of older men like me.
One image obviously can’t address all the lacks in representation, much less one image of a hot skinny (apparently?) white man. But just to have that one extra factor in there, of age, it’s - it’s important.
I don’t love myself. It’s not that I haven’t tried or that I don’t want to, but it’s due to the fact that people don’t love brown trans femmes like me. How can I love myself when the only time I see…
The Trans Liberation League is a campaign group based in Halifax, Nova Scotia that recently formed for the purpose of lobbying for trans-related health coverage in the province, such as pushing for re-listing Sex Reassignment Surgery.
We are a fairly small group, consisting of primarily…
Today I gave a workshop at the 2012 Michigan Library Association Annual Conference called “Literature OUT Loud: A Guide to Young Adult Literature for Trans Teens.” The workshop went spectacularly and I plan on writing about it in greater depth soon, but I had some requests that I share the book list I gave out and discussed during the workshop so I thought I would make a quick post sharing it. It says this on the book list, but I’d like to just reiterate that this list is not meant to be a list of the best young adult literature for trans youth, it is a list on the existing young adult literature for trans youth and there are some titles on there that I cannot or would not endorse. This is derived from a list I created on GoodReads which I have added to over time and which has also grown via crowd-sourcing over the year+ since I created it. Some titles are omitted from this list but I tried to omit titles on the basis of them either being a) not teen/ya books or b) not featuring trans characters, rather than based on quality, but the list on GoodReads is ever expanding so I would recommend checking that out too.
I encourage readers to please feel free to use this list however you would like (I would prefer that you use it for good), but I ask that you please try to credit me if you use it when possible/appropriate.