“The Office of Human Rights transgender and gender identity non-discrimination campaign will appear throughout DC in Fall and Winter of 2012. The campaign will feature five transgender or gender non-conforming people in a series of five ads. The campaign aims to increase understanding of the community, reduce discriminatory incidents in DC and increase reporting of discrimination when it happens.”
just saw this on facebook https://www.facebook.com/DCOHR
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THIS IS BEAUTIFUL.
re-re-reblogging for the full set ^_^
whats this? ethnic and body size/shape diversity and gender diversity?
NGL, I teared up a bit looking at these because these models all look happy and gorgeous and it’s so refreshing and JUST LOOK AT THESE HUMAN BEINGS Y’ALL
Titled: “Pronouns ain’t what they used to be: A TRANSGENERATION grammar primer”
The two-party system of pronouns is outdated, as there are a range of people whose gender stories are more complex. Finding self-descriptive language that feels right can be a tricky process, and one that only the individual can determine best. Some transgender folks identify as male or female, though it’s the opposite gender of the one assigned at birth. Genderqueers don’t subscribe to the idea of only two genders and may feel more comfortable somewhere in between. Bigenders identify as male and female and some First Nations folks embody both feminine and masculine spirits. Agenders identify as no gender at all. Luckily, there are more neutral personal pronoun options now, including they/their, ze/hir, ey/eir and the newborn, Swedish ‘hen’ . Recognition of diverse gender identities has a long history around the world, and neutral pronouns are language’s way of catching up.
So, where does this leave you? When you’re mingling at a party, heading up a meeting, or in school, just be mindful of the potential for multiple genders in the room. If you’re unsure of someone’s preferred pronouns, don’t be afraid to ASK. Once you learn them, use them every time, like you would for anyone else. Not being that person can be as simple as that.
Want to learn more? Check out:
- Melissa Harris-Perry hosts an awesome show on MSNBC. Watch her recent episode on being transgender in America.
- Queer women of color talk gender, during Episode 2 of the phenomenal web series The Peculiar Kind.
- This interactive map lets you learn the names, history and culture of different gender identities around the world.
- Transgender People of Color Coalition work together to address issues that impact trans men and women of color. Get involved!
- Genderfork is an amazing online, volunteer run community for people across the gender spectrum to connect. Here you’ll find photos, words of encouragement and opportunities to make friends.
- BLITZ is a comprehensive nationwide resource guide and online community for all people under the transgender umbrella and their allies.
(image via The Corner Window)
Published by The Sundance Channel: SUNfiltered blog, 5/8/12
This, almost 100%, however Gender is considered a ‘Social Construct’, it doesn’t make it any less real. Just because ‘Money’ is a Social Construct, it doesn’t make wealthy or poverty any less real. We would never go to a poor person and inform them to just forget about the existence of money, simply because ‘it’s in the mind’.
Just because we as a society might place more or less weight on something, never invalidates it’s existence. Things of value (gold, platinum, etc) whose worth is represented by paper money derive that worth not just arbitrarily, but the sheer volume of effort that has went into procuring them and how we choose to value their uniqueness.
The same goes for gender, we should value that choice, that uniqueness, the sheer volume of effort that every human being goes through in relationship to gender. This goes even more so for trans* and gender variant people.
(twenty trans women who were killed by hate crimes.)
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.
why did i focus on trans women? because trans women are ignored. why didn’t i make this project about trans men? because trans men are everywhere. trans men aren’t getting killed. yes, there have been trans men killed in the past, but the sheer difference in numbers is incomparable.
why did i make this project? because, since trans women are ignored, NOBODY KNOWS THESE WOMEN’S NAMES. nobody, on a mainstream level, knows what happened to them. i had to DIG to find information about these women. this project is actually one of the more comprehensive lists available of women killed in hate crimes. a list that contain all of these women’s names does not exist anywhere else on the internet.
who is this project helping? this project is helping trans women by drawing attention to the sheer amount of women killed that nobody’s heard of and that the media has skimmed over.
with the knowledge that i gained in doing research to make this project, it would be ridiculous to NOT make this project. these women’s names are not known. should i just have kept the information to myself and not done anything to memorialize them?
it’s great to call people out when they do something problematic, and it’s true that i am both white and cis and will never know what it’s like to deal with the oppression of being trans, but saying “why didn’t you include men in this project” is not a legitimate critique.
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