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Transgender People are Completely Banned From Boarding Airplanes in Canada →

hvisla:

The shit hit the fan in the trans blogosphere last night, when it came to light that there is a disturbing new section in the Identity Screening Regulations used in airports throughout Canada. Simply put, Transgender People are Completely Banned From Boarding Airplanes in Canada.

The offending section of the regulations reads:

5.2 (1) An air carrier shall not transport a passenger if … (c) the passenger does not appear to be of the gender indicated on the identification he or she presents;

Although this obviously discriminatory smear of regulation did not come to significant public attention until very recently, it apparently came into effect on July 27th, 2011.

(click the link above for more)

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— 2 years ago with 16 notes
#lgbt  #trans*  #transgender  #canada  #lgbtq 
Embracing ourselves is harder than it looks.

kiriamaya:

Here’s something that I’ve known for a while, but have been loathe to really accept (and btw, please hear me out before you decide I’m wrong and bad):

The fundiegelicals kinda have a point when they say that us queer folks are “destroying” marriage, gender, and the traditional family. Yes, it’s true that gay marriage won’t cause straight divorce, and that transitioning won’t suddenly turn cis people trans, and that the existence of nonbinary people won’t make binary genders suddenly stop existing, etc. etc. but the point is that we are breaking these systems’ coercive power. And that scares heteropatriarchs, as well it should.

We are, as little light has it (and no, I will never ever stop linking to that essay), monsters: corrupting all that is Holy and True and Eternal, transforming it into the frightening, the shifting, the arbitrary and ephemeral and selfish. We are people who refuse to be oppressed by gender; we are people who claim it as our own and decide for ourselves what it means. We don’t want to destroy it (as some do); we want to repurpose it, to use its power to help ourselves and our own rather than to oppress others. And we’re suceeding — which is what scares our enemies most of all.

So… if we have all this power, why do so many of us fall back into assimilationist placation strategies? Why are so many of us still “so afraid of our fearsomeness that we fear everything and everyone else right back”?

It’s just… so easy, when you’re staring down bigotry from powerful people, to want to try to placate them, to want to tell them that no, I’m really just like you, and my existence isn’t going to threaten society at all, so you don’t have to worry because all I really want is to be left alone. How many times have I told that lie, in order to protect myself? How many more times will I? How much longer will I be playing this part before I finally accept myself as a monster?

I still have a long way to go. It’s a process — and the cruel thing is that sometimes it’s a process I have to slow in order to survive. I may be a fearsome monster, but I’m a fearsome monster surrounded by torches and pitchforks, and there are more of them than there are of me.

Which is why, I think, it’s so important for us to embrace each other, especially the most vulnerable among us, and not to just look out for ourselves. One of us may not be able to face the world alone. But all of us together? Oh, just let them try to bring us down. They can’t win.

To my fellow trans* people, those who are afraid of our enemies as we all sometimes are, know this: I am with you. My ask box is open, and I will support you in any way I can. Know this also: You are incredible simply for having acknowledged yourself, for having had the courage and strength of will to refuse to take the place that society gave you, and instead to carve out a place in the world that fits you. Like any creature faced by something multiple times its size, they are more scared of us than we are of them. They can hurt us, they can kill us, but in the end, there are too many of us and we’re far too strong. We will win this, if we can learn to embrace ourselves and each other.

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— 2 years ago with 183 notes
thearkhproject:

Edit: New downloads with the correct links added.Just attaching another pair of flyers you can use to spread the word about #Arkh. For more information, please see this post!
In addition, you’ll note some of the wording was changed to be more clear as to what Arkh is, namely, a project featuring queer people and PoC, by queer people and PoC, that anyone will be able to understand and play. People who aren’t either queer, PoC, or both are highly encouraged to watch and play.
B/W: http://cl.ly/3E2H3o2G1z3w3F0G0D37Color: http://cl.ly/3v2z1e2C3r1D1n2J1a3w

Credit to these goes to Re at mimicre.

thearkhproject:

Edit: New downloads with the correct links added.

Just attaching another pair of flyers you can use to spread the word about #Arkh. For more information, please see this post!

In addition, you’ll note some of the wording was changed to be more clear as to what Arkh is, namely, a project featuring queer people and PoC, by queer people and PoC, that anyone will be able to understand and play. People who aren’t either queer, PoC, or both are highly encouraged to watch and play.

B/W: http://cl.ly/3E2H3o2G1z3w3F0G0D37
Color: http://cl.ly/3v2z1e2C3r1D1n2J1a3w

Credit to these goes to Re at mimicre.

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— 2 years ago with 2024 notes
strawberryfaerie:

strawberryfaerie:

strawberryfaerie:

Sugarfaerie.spreadshirt.com
Type in coupon code RED2012 to get 10% off everything red in the store (select shirt colour red, etc, etc)
This offer is valid from January 24 to February 7th~!
(these are the shirts that I think look best in red)

reblobbin.

i forgot to reblob this on the 24th.
o3o

(i’m going to stop reblogging things from my store for a while after this, because i don’t want people to think that i only have this blog for self-promotion; I’d like to get back to having a semi-informative blog xP)

strawberryfaerie:

strawberryfaerie:

strawberryfaerie:

Sugarfaerie.spreadshirt.com

Type in coupon code RED2012 to get 10% off everything red in the store (select shirt colour red, etc, etc)

This offer is valid from January 24 to February 7th~!

(these are the shirts that I think look best in red)

reblobbin.

i forgot to reblob this on the 24th.

o3o

(i’m going to stop reblogging things from my store for a while after this, because i don’t want people to think that i only have this blog for self-promotion; I’d like to get back to having a semi-informative blog xP)

— 2 years ago with 59 notes
#please reblog  #trans  #transgender  #intersex  #non-binary 

Hey can we please reblog these with the link that I put there for a reason?????

sugarfaerie.spreadshirt.com

I’m not entirely sure why it was deleted in the first place.

(Source: gsm-facts, via )

— 2 years ago with 418 notes