This whole situation has too many unanswered questions.
What is your take on it?
Sexually reassigned Va inmate sues prison system
Richmond Times-Dispatch, VA, USA
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Posted by De Sube at 12/30/2010 08:41:00 AM
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Sunday, December 26, 2010
OK, Transgender brothers and sisters. Take off the rose colored glasses about Thailand being so accepting of Trans folks. The Thai government tolerates Transgender people only because of the revenue brought into the country by Trans folks seeking Gender Reassignment Surgery - GRS and by tourists investing in the lucrative Thai sex industry.
Thailand's Transgender folks are objectified and marginalized for the sordid enjoyment of mainly Western Europeans and Americans. The Thai government turns the other way as long as the money keeps rolling into the country.
Who is to blame? As in the rest of the world, cisgender, transphobic, religious extremists and cowardly, self-serving politicians are the culprits. The conservative cults of Buddhism take a very myopic view of the world. Trans kids are forced from their homes and villages to the cities where they do whatever they have to do to survive and the Thai politicians could care less.
So if you are Trans and happen to be visiting Thailand anytime soon, please be careful. Thailand is not as kind and inclusive as you might think.
Thailand bans serious movie by transgender director as immoralOriginal article
Posted by De Sube at 12/26/2010 12:23:00 PM
All the barriers of discrimination remain in place for Transgender Americans. The do nothing; self-serving politicians have lived up to their nom de plume. They have done nothing for Transgender, Bisexual, Lesbian, and Gay Americans.
Did the politicians repeal “DADT” because they were trying to do the right thing? Were they really trying to advance equality? This writer believes “DADT” was repealed for one pragmatic reason. The military / industrial machine needs more bodies to fight their imperialistic wars.
If you chose to join the military, use the system for everything it has to offer and then get out as soon as possible. Use the system but please do not let the system use you. Your life is too important.
Sadly, there is no end in sight for the majority of Transgender – Gender non-conforming, Lesbian, Bisexual and Gay Americans who face discrimination on a daily basis unless they are fortunate enough to live in a state or locality with laws against gender identity discrimination.
Our only recourse is to organize at the local grass roots level - to stand proud of whom we are and resist the oppressive discrimination. If you sit passively, nothing will ever change.
Chris Hartman | Barriers have fallen in military, but others remain
Posted by De Sube at 12/26/2010 10:31:00 AM
Saturday, December 25, 2010
We attempt at all times to provide a safe space for all Transgender and Gender non-conforming people. All others are welcome. Mutual personal respect is mandatory.
The Gender Expression Movement - G.E.M., support group is having its general meeting on
Saturday, January 1, 2011 ,
7 PM to ?? PM
Remember to bring to the meeting something that represents something important to you and the Trans community.
You might even be asked to talk about it!
The topics are always Trans Positive. Everyone gets a chance to talk.
Please feel free to bring friends, family and allies to our new, safe meeting location and be prepared to participate. You will never be alone again!
Trans Masculine Group
Saturday, January 15, 10:00 AM
We will be using part of this meeting to discuss laying some foundations for our little group--any rules or policies we want to establish, future events we'd like to plan, etc.
This meeting will be a closed meeting--open only to trans male members of the group but not to spouses, significant others, friends, family members, etc.
Join the Trans Masculine Yahoo Group hr_transmale-subscribe@
Saturday, December 18, 7 PM
Hang out with friends and chill.
Bring your favorite game.
Non Transitioning Spouse/Partner Support - Open only to non Trans partners / significant others / and now includes friends / family. All are welcome to attend.
Info to come
The Coalition for Transgender Rights in Virginia envisions A Commonwealth in which all gender identities and expressions are fully appreciated and celebrated, and in which gender determination is left to the individual.
To Join send an email to TransRightsVA-subscribe@
Please complete the following survey, if you are willing to help your fellow Transgender brothers and sisters in any way, big or small. All information will be kept confidential. You will be contacted by GEM before any assistance is offered. Thank you in advance for helping support the Hampton Roads Transgender community in any way you can. Again, here is the link to the Gender Expression Movement's Transgender resource survey.
. Thank you for your support!
Posted by De Sube at 12/25/2010 10:15:00 AM
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Posted by De Sube at 12/21/2010 05:03:00 PM
Posted by De Sube at 12/21/2010 04:59:00 PM