Bangalore, India. Unfortunately, this is a global problem that is not being addressed. It will not go away on its own.
Why? Many of our beautiful Transgender family lose all hope. We lose our families. We feel alone. We cannot find employment. We are denied health care. We are left homeless. Many resort to so-called illegal activities such as sex work, dealing drugs, petty theft and begging.
If the overall suicide rate among all Trans folks is alarming, the suicide rate of Transgender youth is earth shattering at a suspected forty percent (40%).
Religions preach love and compassion. They simply turn their heads to this sad fact. Governments are no better. Politicians and so-called Transgender inclusive organizations promise change and yet there is no change. Just the same old stuff.
Transgender people are marginalized. We are made to be invisible and silent as are all marginalized groups of people, i.e. people of color, the young, the old and immigrants.
Folks, this is a call to action - a wake up call! You do not have to be invisible or silent. Stand up and be proud of whom you are. Be vocal! Be active!
The 2010 Twelfth Annual International Transgender Day of Remembrance-TDOR is less than a month away on November 20, 2010. Find a TDOR event near you. Be present while we, the Transgender community, commemorate our ancestors who lost their lives to violence. Yes, this includes all of the Transgender folks who took their own lives because they lost hope. By being present, you are proving there is hope. There is a better way!
Suicide rates in the transgender community see alarming spike
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Posted by De Sube at 10/31/2010 10:24:00 AM
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Posted by De Sube at 10/30/2010 04:06:00 PM
I love you my beautiful Transgender people. Please be more careful out there. It is not wise to walk alone anytime. It is even more dangerous after dark and the later it gets the more dangerous it gets.
I know that going to bars and clubs is a lot of fun but think ahead. Is the bar Trans friendly? How will you safely get home especially if you are drinking alcohol or doing some recreational drugs?
I do not know if this horrible story could have been averted. I do know Trans folks have to be extra cautious at all times.
I certainly hope the victim in this case recovers in short order and the attackers are caught and prosecuted to the full degree of the law or maybe beyond the law by flogging the assholes with fifty lashes.
Suspects sought in brutal attack on transgender woman
Posted by De Sube at 10/30/2010 01:14:00 PM
Thursday, October 28, 2010
The California DMV employee should be fired for infringing on the privacy of Amber Yust. I would also hope she sues the employee and the California DMV as well.
What gives these wing nuts the right to do such things? Certainly not the constitution and I doubt their Jesus or whatever god they follow told them it is OK to be judgmental and attack others.
Posted by De Sube at 10/28/2010 02:34:00 PM
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Transgender, Intersex and Supporters marched in Paris this past Saturday, October 23, 2010 in Existrans 2010.
Très bon. Il devrait y avoir plus de marches à travers le monde montrant l'unité!
marche des trans, des intersexué.es et de celles et ceux qui les soutiennent, Paris samedi 23 octobre 2010
Grève générale du genre
Des papiers qui vont bien, sinon rien !
Ni "femme", ni "homme", lâchez-nous les chromosomes !
Blocage de la fabrique des sexes, grève générale du genre !
Des pépettes, des pépettes, pour les trans à la retraites !
d'Act-up aux Panthères roses en passant par outrans
filmé par yann beauvais
trans march, the intersexué.es and those who support them, Paris Saturday, October 23, 2010
Kind of general strike
Papers that are going well, or nothing!
Or "woman" or "man", we release the chromosomes!
Blocking the factory gender, general strike of its kind!
Of Pépette, the Pépette for trans retired!
Act-up to Pink Panthers through outrans
filmed by yann beauvais
Posted by De Sube at 10/27/2010 04:30:00 PM
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Posted by De Sube at 10/21/2010 04:39:00 PM
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
|Interesting and yet somewhat disappointing news. There are two problems with this article. |
Nothing is said about improving scholarship on Bisexual issues. Hopefully this is an oversight. Maybe it's like the name of Richmond's gay community center. This is not an oversight.
Richmond's Gay Community Center was founded by the good old gay boys (think assimilate and white) club in Richmond. Much like Equality Virgina (Virginians For Justice), Transgender and Bisexual people are an afterthought and are not part of the club.
The message has been loud and clear for many years.
Va. Research Award To Focus On Gay RightsOriginal Article
Posted by De Sube at 10/20/2010 04:56:00 PM
Monday, October 18, 2010
Posted by De Sube at 10/18/2010 06:04:00 PM