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Trans Hack


Reposted from SF Cronicle.

“Kenya Boudreaux met a guy on a dating site. She liked his photo, his personality. She agreed to meet him in person. That’s when things got weird.

He wanted to wander down alleys. He pressured Boudreaux, 19, to drink.

“It made me feel very unsafe,” said Boudreaux, a black transgender woman and student at San Francisco State University.

Last year, 23 trans women and gender nonconforming people were murdered. Most of them were black or Latino.

“There’s already this life expectancy of we probably won’t make it past 35 years old,” she said recently. “That’s very harrowing for me, so I feel like if I do end up murdered, I want that person found and charged.”

So Boudreaux, a mechanical engineering and computer science student, got to work making an app to help with just that.

Last week, Boudreaux and more than a dozen others participated in a hackathon to build “solutions to social problems unique to transgender people of color.” It was organized by TransH4ck, an Oakland organization that acts as a hub and a home for transgender and gender nonconforming folks and allies in the tech industry. The organization encourages the creation of open-source technology for this population.”

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Posted by on March 18th, 2016 at 08:00 am

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Unicyclist


Reposted from Girls in the Men’s Room.

“Unicyclist, Aspiring androgynous model, Rodeoh Model, promoter
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Posted by on March 17th, 2016 at 10:00 am

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Find Out Myself


Someone wrote…

I don’t know what sexual orientation I am. I feel like I’m straight then I’m bi and then I’m lesbian. It depends what mood I am…I feel like I’m attractive straight, bi and lesbian. I’m confused..also then I’m sometimes not attractive with anybody.

But It’s okay…I want to find out myself what sexual orientation I am.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on March 17th, 2016 at 08:00 am

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Queer the Streets


Reposted from Queer the Streets.

Half of all transgender people have been assaulted by a romantic partner. (translation of the text).

Violence against transgender people is a serious issue, and needs to be dealt with. Statistics like this speak to the normalization of fear that is a large part of too many trans people’s lives.

This paste is in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. Its another paste as part of the ArtFabric project, which connects street artists with under privileged communities. The model is Chelsea Poe. Who was recently honored by the Trans100 for her work in transgender activism and improving the conditions for trans sex workers. ”

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Posted by on March 16th, 2016 at 10:00 am

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Question: questioning gender


Sarah asks…

I’m new to this whole thing.. The other day I started to question my gender.

There’s been times when I thought I wish I could grow a beard. Especially when I was younger. That’s all I wanted was to pee standing up, grow a beard, and be able to shave my face like my dad.

I went out in full boy’s clothes binder and all the other day. I didn’t feel better or worse. I do plan on doing it again next time I leave the house just to keep on getting a feel for it.

I’m just trying to figure out where I belong. I remembered how happy I was when I first came out as pansexual, and I want to find that sense of fulfillment again and figure out where I stand gender wise. Part of me loves being feminine and wearing dresses, but I’ve always felt comfortable in guy’s clothes as well. I don’t know if that’s just because they tend to hide more of my insecurities, or if there’s more to it. I’ve never liked being called by my name either. Like my name is something you’d call me only if I did something bad.

I would really appreciate it if someone could help me find where I belong..


Posted by on March 16th, 2016 at 08:00 am

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New Home


Submitted by Lian, the model and photographer.

” I’m standing in my new home and have for the first time had my friends help me masculinise my appearance. This is one of the first times I don’t feel like I’m standing alone in the dark and it feels amazing!
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Posted by on March 15th, 2016 at 10:00 am

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Bedtime Stories


@marxalot wrote…

My body is a bedtime story I tell myself: a little different each night, and parts of it not finished yet.
#genderqueer

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on March 15th, 2016 at 08:00 am

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Profile: Skylar Ariana Marie Lyons



You can call me… Skylar Ariana Marie Lyons

I identify as… a trans girl and a lesbian

As far as third-person pronouns go, … she/her/hers, nothing else

I’m attracted to… women

When people talk about me, I want them to… consider the fact that i, as well as millions of others, trans or not, might be offended by what they see as small, offhand comments that don’t affect anyone or anything

I want people to understand… I am exactly what I say I am, not what anyone else says, not what they say I am

About Skylar Ariana Marie Lyons

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Posted by on March 14th, 2016 at 10:00 am

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Profile: Ryan


You can call me… Ryan or padfoot

I identify as… Male

As far as third-person pronouns go, … He him his

I’m attracted to… Men and women and everyone in between i have a preference for masculinity but not too much

When people talk about me, I want them to… Use the proper prounouns & name and to be respectful of my identity. Also to stand up for me if someone is being transphobic behind my back

I want people to understand…

About Ryan or padfoot
I sing and play the ukelele and im learning guitar i hope to work in psychology or music or both


Posted by on March 14th, 2016 at 08:00 am

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Profile: Jamie


You can call me… Jamie

I identify as… Sometimes male, sometimes female. I like to present as either one depending on how I feel at the time.

As far as third-person pronouns go, … I’d like to be referred to as he/him when I’m presenting male, and she/her when presenting female.

I’m attracted to… people regardless of sex and gender, but especially androgynous people.

When people talk about me, I want them to… realize that whoever I am in the moment is still me; I’m not wearing a disguise or trying to deceive you.

I want people to understand… that this is me and I don’t need to pick one or the other to feel comfortable.

About Jamie

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Posted by on March 13th, 2016 at 10:00 am

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Keep People Questioning


Someone wrote…

I like to dress very androgynously, and like to keep people questioning if I’m male or female. I would feel very flattered if someone mistook me for a male, and I would feel understanding if someone mistook me for female, but anyone who straight up said “You are a man” or “You are a woman”, would make me feel uncomfortable.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on March 13th, 2016 at 08:00 am

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Profile: Chris



You can call me… Chris

I identify as… Androgynous, gender fluid, non binary.

As far as third-person pronouns go, … I’m open, being androgynous I feel everything is ok as long as it’s respectful.

I’m attracted to… Everyone :) Mostly to feminine creatures, be they genetic or trans….

When people talk about me, I want them to… Be respectful…..

I want people to understand… My feelings about myself are non sexual in nature, it’s almost all to do with gender. Born “male” and trying to live it for 64 years, only to discover that I may be somewhere in between, and leaning heavily towards the feminine end of the spectrum :)

About Chris
Lived the vast majority of my life trying to be male……Now, not sure! I hope to find inner peace and outward acceptance!

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Posted by on March 12th, 2016 at 10:00 am

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Now Ze Hir



Ronen’s first video blog, discussing the option of waiting.


Posted by on March 12th, 2016 at 08:00 am

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Profile: Faye


You can call me… Faye

I identify as… Pansexual, gender fluid and a slightly humorous thing and a lover of music and instruments.

As far as third-person pronouns go, … She, her / them, their. Depending on how I’m feeling that day.

I’m attracted to… Funny, smart people.
People who can hold funny conversations, as well as serious ones.
I’m also attracted to creative people. I love how their minds work when it comes to artistic things, like writing or painting. I love reading or viewing online artwork.

When people talk about me, I want them to… Speak somewhat good of me. I like to think I’m a good, kind, genuine person. I’m not the smartest person you’ll probably ever come across, but I do try and sometimes I will join in.

I want people to understand… I’m only just recently exploring and discovering myself. All of this is new to me. I’ve felt different for quite a few years but I was never sure what it was as of a month or so ago, so I am very sorry.
Sometimes I do slip up on pronouns and such things – I don’t mean to, it isn’t ouut of ignorance or to be mean/upset anyone, it’s plainly accidental. My parter is non-binary/trans and I slip up with them and say she/her, when recently they’ve told me they want them/their pronouns. Again, I’m sorry if I do this to you, ot is never purposely done.

About Faye
I am 20 years old. I can play bass, piano, guitar and I can play the organ. I also sing – I’ve been in 2 bands. I’m a college graduated art student as well as a college graduated music student and I’m currently working behind a bar. I’m engaged to a beautiful person called Oliver.
In my spare time I love going to museums, concerts, instrument stores as well as gaming or buying new games.
Currently I’m obsessed with keeping fit.

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Posted by on March 11th, 2016 at 10:00 am

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Profile: Kit



You can call me… Kit.

I identify as… Masculine agender.

As far as third-person pronouns go, … It, its, itself is preferred, but I know not everyone is comfortable with that, so he, him, his, himself is also okay.

I’m attracted to… I’m panromantic and demisexual, leaning closer to asexual. I have a very dirty mind but I’m not interested in most other people.

When people talk about me, I want them to… Focus on my accomplishments and my good qualities rather than my appearance or apparent gender presentation.

I want people to understand… That there are more genders than what’s defined by the binary, and that you can be a sexual/sensual person without wanting sex, and that there’s more to life than they teach you in school.

About Kit.
20-something masculine agender freelance artist, feminist, transgender, bipolar, activist, kinkster, Dominant, biology nerd, fantasy geek, and ne’er-do-well.

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Posted by on March 10th, 2016 at 10:00 am

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Profile: Ashton


You can call me… Ashton

I identify as… Panromantic Asexual, Non-Fluid bigender.

As far as third-person pronouns go, … he/him or they/them

I’m attracted to… All genders(romantically)

When people talk about me, I want them to… Accept me for who I am, not who they want me to be.

I want people to understand… I am a very mixed up person, even setting gender and sexuality aside. I will do things even I don’t understand, and I might not be able to explain everything.

About Ashton
I love Fall Out Boy, the color black, reading, writing, and fanfiction.

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Posted by on March 10th, 2016 at 08:00 am

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Profile: Danny


You can call me… Danny/Daniel

I identify as… Agender Asexual. Possibly demiromantic?

As far as third-person pronouns go, … They/them/their, xe/xem/xir or he/him/his, thank you.

I’m attracted to… Mostly girls, not always.

When people talk about me, I want them to… Understand that words can really affect me, and I’m not in a good place to have people ask about my gender right now.

I want people to understand… That I’m not a “special snowflake” or a “robot” because of my identity, and that I can’t just “choose” something that fits them better.

About Danny/Daniel
I chose my name based off of Danny Fenton from Danny Phantom, because at the time, he was a really motivational and relatable character. I really love cartoons and video games! My current favorites are Gravity Falls and Undertale 0v0

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Posted by on March 9th, 2016 at 10:00 am

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Cover Up


Someone wrote…

I hear transphobic comments from my co-worker’s and management weekly. HR doesn’t have sensitivity training, so I feel like I have no recourse.

My boss doesn’t understand that the things he says and does could be offensive. And I feel like corporate management is trying cover it up; I suggested some changes (that were also suggested last year by another Trans* employee) and they were dismissed out of hand, I then received a pay cut.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on March 9th, 2016 at 08:00 am

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Profile: Gregory


You can call me… Gregory

I identify as… a genderqueer androgyne.

As far as third-person pronouns go, … I have no preferences; none really apply, but they’re just words.

I’m attracted to… masculinity.

When people talk about me, I want them to… think beyond the current norms.

I want people to understand… that sexuality can be fluid; that “gender” is a concept, a social contruct only; and, most importantly, that we are all free to define or not define ourselves as we see fit.

About Gregory
My art speaks for me:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/octavadies/

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Posted by on March 8th, 2016 at 10:00 am

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Brouhaha



NSFW: cursing
“While white men are super exciting – don’t get me wrong – the whole world doesn’t have to be about them.”
San Francisco Bay Area-based Peacock Rebellion’s Brouhaha: Queer and Trans People of Color Comedy
Some of the acts can be seen here: Jaq Victor, a queer, genderqueer, Vietnamese-American unicorn, Cassandra Falby, a West Indian American genderqueer femme, and Mahfam Malek, a queer, genderfluid, Iranian-American immigrant.


Posted by on March 8th, 2016 at 08:00 am

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