Let it fly high and proud baby!
(Source: elizabethveldon, via projectqueer)
GENDERQUEER AND NON-BINARY IDENTITIES: Jess' Big List of Gender Terms! -
It’s finally here! This is my ongoing list of gender terms, hopefully people like it and find it helpful. My plan is to update and add to this list as time goes on so check it out and tell me what you think! If you have a term you think ought to be…
Would Jesus Discriminte? -
Affirmation in Scripture
On this web site we discuss five passages of Scripture that affirm gay people and their relationships.
These stories, which the writers of the Bible included under inspiration of the Holy Spirit, are amazingly gay-positive. Odds are, you have never heard about these passages and their meaning for sexual minorities. The truth of these texts threatens some of our society’s deepest prejudices, and their positive messages are usually ignored. It is our hope they will bring comfort and refreshment to many.
5,000-year-old ‘transgender’ skeleton discovered -
Archaeologists have discovered a 5,000-year-old skeleton which they believe may be the remains of a transgender person.
Men’s bodies from that age and culture are usually found buried with their heads towards the west and with weapons.
But this skeleton was found with its head towards the east and was surrounded by domestic jugs – as women’s bodies from the time are usually found.
At a press conference in Prague yesterday, archaeologists theorised that the person may have been transgender or ‘third sex’.
Kamila Remišová, the head of the research team, said: “From history and ethnology, we know that when a culture had strict burial rules they never made mistakes with these sort of things.”
The article also states that:
This is not the first time a skeleton has been found buried as a member of the opposite sex. One woman from the Mesolithic period, who was assumed to be a warrior, was found buried with weapons.
OUTNEWS: Sweden ends sterilisation of transgender patients -
Sweden will no longer sterilise transgender
edpatients after a law banning the practice entered into force on Thursday, but many who have already undergone a sex change are now seeking damages from the state. The Stockholm administrative court of appeal recently ruled that the practice of forced sterilisations, which dated back to a 1972 law on sexual identity, was unconstitutional and in violation of the European Convention on Human Rights.
In its December 19th decision, the court said the law did not respect civil liberties as guaranteed by the constitution, and was discriminatory since it solely targeted transgender people. The law stated that a person who wanted to change sex legally must be infertile. In practice, this lead to transgendered patients being sterilised, as they had to go through with the entire process including gender reassignment surgery in order to have their ID documents changed.
Some Swedes chose to wait to change sex legally in order to have their own biological children. LGBT rights organisation All Out hand delivered 80,000 protest signatures to the Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt in January 2012, the Global Post reports.
The new ban on the practice entered into force on Thursday after an appeal period ended, judge Helen Lidö said. The government had planned on removing the sterilisation requirement on July 1st, 2013 but the ruling sets legal precedent from now on.
transstudent:Unless you are intersex and ID as trans* (as some people do)
Ten Things I Wish I’d Known When I Started My Transition -
Two years and 4,860 pills later, I now realize how little I actually understood back then. There were so many aspects of transitioning and being treated like a woman in society that I was totally unprepared for. And today, as I prepare to take an indefinite break from my public trans*-related online presence (more on that later), I’d like to share ten lessons that I wish I had known in February 2011.
Trans* and gender-nonconforming friends, is this accurate? What’s missing?