“end racist and trans violence at the hands of the police” MacArthur and MLK
trans women couples from the 1960’s.
-photographed by Christer Strömholm
just a quick break down of what cis means - if anything is incorrect hit me up
the gameplay of dys4ia is incredibly simple, but dys4ia tells a really really really personal story, particularly for a flash game. obviously i’m biased, but anna anthropy touches on things with dys4ia that i would struggle to discuss, even with close friends.
at one point, i stopped playing right in the middle of one of the final ‘mini-games’ of dys4ia to watch the sun set and reflect on what some of it meant to me personally. imo, it’s probably some of the most strangely “honest” media depicting transition i have personally experienced.
that said, the game isn’t like, a perfect masterpiece. but it’s VERY COOL IMO idk i am extremely biased just ignore me k wutever. here is what anna had to say on the night she released dys4ia
dys4ia is the story of the last six months of my life: when i made the decision to start hormone replacement therapy and began taking estrogen. i wanted to catalog all the frustrations of the experience and maybe create an “it gets better” for other trans women. when i started working on the game, though, i didn’t know whether it did get better. i was in the middle of the shit detailed in level 3 of the game, and at the time i had no idea what the ending would be; it was hard to envision a happy ending.
this was amazing. there’s also a great interview with anna anthropy at prettyqueer.com at the moment
1. Don’t play this if you’re not ready to cry for about 10 minutes afterwards.
1.5 stuck on level 1 for five months ugh I hate doctors, I hate them, I HATE them.
omg playing this right now. This is amazing
AHHHH everyone play Anna’s game.
My friend Dan showed me this a few months ago. Super amazing.
The above article is an update. Her mother went to appeal to keep her out of the psychiatric ward and lost. She will be institutionalized because of her expression of her gender. She will be held until she conforms to male gender and then released to foster care, not her mother who was supporting her.
Please, if you haven’t signed the petition, sign it, reblog it, ask your friends to sign it. We’ve managed to get 40K signatures for a pageant model, we’ve only gotten 11K for a little girl about to have her life ruined. Lets get on the ball and spread the word.
I literally just repeated the f-word until I ran out of breath.
Let me catch my breath. I may go on a cursing spree again as soon as I get it back.
WHY THE FUCK AREN’T PEOPLE REBLOGGING THIS??
Sign this and pass it to whoever you can. No exceptions.
Something in my heart just broke.
Sign it. This is really important.
This is why gender neutral bathrooms are necessary
Argentina JUST PASSED a groundbreaking gender identity bill!!!
From now on, people will be able to change the name and gender on their ID without needing psychiatric permission or any body modifications. Furthermore, anyone who does want hormones or surgery will be able to access them for free through the public and private health system.
It was passed unanimously today by the Senate :-D
Too often trans and queer women of color survive violence in their homes and on the streets only to have the police, courts and prison-industrial complex come after them for having the audacity to survive in a world where, as Audre Lorde said in her poem “A Litany For Survival,” they “were never meant to survive.”
While Obama was announcing his support for gay marriage, Argentina was formalizing rights for transgender adults to get publicly-funded sex change operations and ID changes. Top that, America. (photo by Natacha Pisarenko/AP)
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(twenty trans women who were killed by hate crimes.)
All are women of color, I believe.
Great graphic. I wish there were names attached so I could learn more about the women it features.
yr wish is my command, friend!
the women pictured here are, row by row:
bella evangelista, agnes torres sulca, amanda gonzalez andujar, chanelle pickett, angie zapata
emonie spaulding, deoni jones, duanna johnson, myra chanel ical, gwen araujo
rita hester, sanesha stewart, paige clay, ruby ordeñana, robyn browne
stacey blahnik lee, taysia elzy, victoria carmen white, venus xtravaganza, and tyli mack.
Reblobbing again for the list of names
How to tell a trans person they are beautiful
omfg fucking perfect i almost cried
I think I reblogged this before, but here it is again.
Violence is more than just assault. Political violence exists in institutional discrimination. People being denied housing, a source of income, medical care, etc, that’s all violence.