Tran’s Woman needs place to stay tonight in Greater Toronto Area URGENT!
HELP! I am a 21 year old transgender woman who desperately need’s a place to rent! I am homeless right now, I have been couch surfing place to place and my fund’s & spirit’s have begun to run low. I am very plight and respectful, I have a 8 year old female black cat named Star that I will not give up, she is my best friend. I have been assaulted, & even sexual assaulted..
I need a place that is safe for me to stay tonight I don’t know what to do. :(
Straight Guy Brought To Tears Upon Learning LGBT People Are Not Only People, But Also Exist
I don’t get why people are makin fun of this guy.
He cried because of the stories they expressed, he’s not a douchebag.
As much as we may dislike them, straight people /do/ have feelings.
sorry i’m gonna need a citation for the bolded
Transgender youth who take puberty-delaying hormone treatments are more likely to be happier when they fully transition, according to a new study.
The study found that starting on hormone replacements around age 14 resulted in better mental health for trans youth, and that they had an easier time transitioning into their lived and true gender identity later on.
“The first thing this study shows is that transgender young people, with appropriate treatment, can function at the same psychological level as the rest of the population,” Jenifer McGuire, co-author of the study, told BuzzFeed News. “They have the same distribution as everyone else when they’re treated properly.”
The Dutch study, which involved 22 transgender men and 33 transgender women, found that because of the early hormone treatment, the participants ultimately had no more emotional distress, anxiety, or issues with body image than their peers in the general population after they had transitioned. They also required less gender reassignment surgery, as physical characteristics that develop during puberty were suppressed.
Studies like this are so, so important because they add another layer of credibility to the work we already know is important. We know one of the ways to help trans youth become their true selves as happily and healthily as possible, and the research clearly shows that we should keep doing it.
I know at least one of my followers was asking about this sort of thing and I had no data. Here is a thing.
in other news: water is wet and the sun is warm
Biphobia is a certain character on a certain TV show dating men for three seasons, then being referred to as a lesbian as soon as she gets a girlfriend, and being hailed as one of the most progressive examples of lesbian…
And to anyone who says that “Oh but Willow was happy with Oz!” Like, she was (in the moment) and then she met Tara. Tara literally tells her she should be with the person who makes her happy, she says she is, and then starts self identifying as gay. On top of that, look at how fucking much she grows and come into her own when she’s with Tara! Willow and Oz got together basically mid season 2, and broke up around mid/early season 4 in those 2 seasons together how much did Willow as a character change? Did she grow into herself, did she gain confidence in herself and her magic? No where near as much as she did when she met Tara, in fact she develops more in the half season after being with Tara than she had the whole time she was with Oz, almost like she feels relieved that she’s come to terms with a part of herself that she’s never really felt comfortable with (and I don’t mean her magical abilities) and their relationship would’ve endured if it weren’t for an unfortunate event in season 6 that never happened (Fuck you Joss Whedon). So don’t try to tell me that she felt equal levels of affection for Oz and Tara, and don’t try to invalidate Willows self-identification by saying that she was written that way by a biphobic Joss Whedon because you’re literally forgetting that he not only killed Tara just as they’d gotten back together as a plot device (“Kill your Gays” Trope) but also turned Willow evil (admittedly I don’t remember the name of this trope but I’ll just call it the “evil lesbian” trope in light of it’s actual name) if he really thought lesbian relationships were so much more valid than bi ones, why did he enact two of the most damagingly lesbophobic tropes And I forgot to mention the fact that when Oz find out about Willow and Tara (after he and Willow broke up) he fucking CHASES AND ATTACKS TARA with the probably intent of causing her harm!!! But no, go on holding her up as bi when the only guy she’d ever really been in a relationship literally tried to murder her girlfriend, it’s not like that betrays a basic level of entitlement on Oz’s part or anything, it’s not like that’s a disturbing dynamic! ESPECIALLY given that this is her ex BOYFRIEND attacking her current GIRLFRIEND after learning of their sexual relationship. Maybe I’m reading too much into this but I have trouble believing he’d react the same way if Willow was going out with Xander. Like it or not it’s a narrative about a self identified lesbian that a fuck load of us can identify with and don’t you try and take that away from us. Headcanon all you want, but don’t you dare try to take away the first positive portrayal of a lesbian relationship that many of us had ever seen, Joss did that all-fucking-ready.
These are from a wonderful book called The Art Of Comforting. Check it out and learn how to be better at supporting people going through difficult things.
i am looking forward to receiving this in the mail
I really, really need this. It would make interactions less stress-inducing.