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neutrois:

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The 15-year old trans*girl who needs a safe place to stay

dizzzypie:

strangeasanjles:

has informed me that she lives in Hartford, CT.

If there is anyone in the area who would be willing to help, please contact me and I will get you in touch with her.

I’m not exactly sure about the legal specifics of hosting a minor in CT.  Please check that out if you wish to help.

She does not feel safe and obviously has nowhere else to go.

Friends, please boost this so as many eyes as possible see it.

please signal boost this.

I’d like to boost this, since Hartford’s pretty close to my hometown, but also add:

1-800-RunAway, for confidential counseling and advice for runaway youth as well as 

HARTFORD GAY AND LESBIAN HEALTH
COLLECTIVE
www.hglhc.org
Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective offers HIV
counseling, education and outreach programs and several
support groups, including the Rainbow Room for
LGBTQ youth ages 13-21.
1841 Broad Street
Hartford, CT 06114
Phone: 860-278-4163
Fax: 860-278-5995
Email: info@hglhc.org

I’ve never worked with them personally, but don’t know of much else in central Connecticut :/

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Cynical Idealism: Transgender Student Rights

Your Life, Your Rights10/01/20110 Comments
We’re always looking for ways to interact with our members, defend student rights, and increase awareness and respect for those rights. On Tuesday, TSR’s board took up a project that would allow us to do all three.

Transgender students…

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This was a very, very important task. Just the title is a fundamental change — you do not see Gender Identity Disorder…
We’ve made a clear statement that gender nonconformity is not pathological.

We’ve set a whole different tone. It’s more about what the professionals have to do” and not about transgender people having to prove their health needs to the professionals, he explained.

Eli Coleman, chair of the WPATH revision committee, which just released Version 7 of the Standards of Care, which has long needed an update.

THIS IS A BIG DEAL.

Some key revisions:

• Psychotherapy is no longer a requirement to receive hormones and surgery, although it is suggested.

“It used to be a minimum amount of psychotherapy was needed. An assessment is still required but that can be done by the prescribing hormone provider,” Bockting explained.

• A number of community health centers in the U.S. have developed protocols for providing hormone therapy based an approach known as the Informed Consent Model. These protocols are consistent with version 7 revisions of WPATH’s standards of care. 

“The SOC are flexible clinical guidelines; they allow for tailoring of interventions to the needs of the individual receiving services and for tailoring of protocols to the approach and setting in which these services are provided,” Coleman explained.

“Access is more open and acknowledges transgender care is being provided in community health centers. This certainly makes it easier to access hormones,” Bockting added.

• There are now different standards for surgery, as well. For example, a transgender man who wants a hysterectomy no longer has to live one year as a male in order to receive the surgery. Likewise, a transgender woman who wants her testicles removed does not have to live one year as a female. 

For people who want genital reconstructive surgery, however, the standards of care recommend living a year in the role of the gender they are transitioning. 

• Another major change, Bockting explained, is that the standards “allow for a broader spectrum of identities – they are no longer so binary.”

“There is no one way of being transgender and it doesn’t have to mirror the idea of a change of their sex,” Bockting explained.

“These standards allow for a gender queer person to have breasts removed without ever taking hormones,” he said.

The WPATH conference in Atlanta, along with the Southern Comfort Conference and the conference of the Gay & Lesbian Medical Association, was a joint effort to show the world what is being done in the area of LGBT health.

But, Bockting added, the new WPATH standards of care also show the tremendous effort that transgender people themselves are doing to ensure their access to healthcare.

“Oftentimes the standards of care were perceived as a barrier even though they were meant as access to care for hormone therapy and surgery,” he said.

“The new standards showcase the important role [transsexual, transgender, and gender nonconforming people] have played in changing the landscape of transgender health in the U.S.,” Bockting added.

Read More: WPATH announces new standards of care for transgender and gender nonconforming people

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Cis people seem to think that self-identification is only for trans folks. They don’t have to ‘identify’ as men and women– they just ARE! Their gender isn’t ‘self-identified,’ it’s ‘self-evident!’

What they fail to understand is that self identification is the only meaningful way to determine gender. Any other method is wholly dependent upon what that doctor said way back when we were still red, wrinkly, writhing, screaming newborn messes, completely unformed as individuals and without any identity at all to speak of, too bloody and scrunchy-faced to even be called cute. The fact is that cis people self-identify too– they just happen to agree with what the doctor said all those years ago. Anybody who answers the question of ‘are you a man?’ or ‘are you a woman?’ with ‘yes’ has just self-identified.

Asher Bauer, Not Your Mom’s Trans 101 (Tranarchism)

(Source: kiriamaya, via guerrillamamamedicine)

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lesbianoutlaw:

neutresex:

[photo: photo of someone really close up to the lens. their right hand is brushing their face. their finger nails are painted. the index finger has glitter on it. while the other 4 fingers appear to have just a simple red layer. the camera captures part of this person’s face, from the bridge of the nose down. they have a nose ring in their right nostril and their mouth is slightly opened: revealing pearly white teeth. their lips are an intense red. one ear gauge is present in this picture in their right ear. they are wearing a dark v neck sweater. their shirt is plaid; a combination of white, orange, light blue, and some green. they have a bowtie that has some red in it.]
delisubthefemmecub:

For me, femme is about healing
it is about the rituals of adornment that I use to calm my anxiety, and quell my tears after days where transphobia slips under my skin like stubborn splinters
it is about reaching across time, bridging the distance between the  man I am and the girl I was.
it is about finding that girl in the  recesses of my heart, holding him in my arms, and saying “it will be  okay, we made it out alive.”
it is about finding a way to be a boy that doesn’t hurt.
it is about nurturing all the femme parts of myself that I suffocated, just so the boy part of myself might be visible to other people.
For me, femme is about resistance
it is about refusing to believe that there is a right way to be a man
it is about glitter armor and gestural fierceness coating my spirit so that I might just be strong enough to survive
it is about reclaiming and flaunting all of the parts of my femininity that have been used to say that the sexual assaults were my fault
For me, femme is about healing, resistance, survival.  
Somedays, femme is all I have.


This is really cool.

lesbianoutlaw:

neutresex:

[photo: photo of someone really close up to the lens. their right hand is brushing their face. their finger nails are painted. the index finger has glitter on it. while the other 4 fingers appear to have just a simple red layer. the camera captures part of this person’s face, from the bridge of the nose down. they have a nose ring in their right nostril and their mouth is slightly opened: revealing pearly white teeth. their lips are an intense red. one ear gauge is present in this picture in their right ear. they are wearing a dark v neck sweater. their shirt is plaid; a combination of white, orange, light blue, and some green. they have a bowtie that has some red in it.]

delisubthefemmecub:

For me, femme is about healing

it is about the rituals of adornment that I use to calm my anxiety, and quell my tears after days where transphobia slips under my skin like stubborn splinters

it is about reaching across time, bridging the distance between the man I am and the girl I was.

it is about finding that girl in the recesses of my heart, holding him in my arms, and saying “it will be okay, we made it out alive.”

it is about finding a way to be a boy that doesn’t hurt.

it is about nurturing all the femme parts of myself that I suffocated, just so the boy part of myself might be visible to other people.

For me, femme is about resistance

it is about refusing to believe that there is a right way to be a man

it is about glitter armor and gestural fierceness coating my spirit so that I might just be strong enough to survive

it is about reclaiming and flaunting all of the parts of my femininity that have been used to say that the sexual assaults were my fault

For me, femme is about healing, resistance, survival. 

Somedays, femme is all I have.

This is really cool.

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