A century ago, these documents were used to reinforce segregation. Today, they’re being used to impose binary identities on transgender people.
At first glance, this photo looks like a snapshot of an average morning routine. But, look closely, and you’ll see the words “HUMAN BEING” tattooed across her knuckles.
These two words are how the subject, along with 10 other models, want the world to see them in a brand new collection of stock imagery that’s just been made available on Adobe Stock.
Trans people are all around us. They’re our doctors and nurses; our lawyers and bankers; our journalists and artists; our neighbours and our loved ones.
Analyzing and refuting the inaccuracies lodged against the lgbt community by religious conservative organizations. Lies in the name of God are still lies.
Being out and proud is important, writes Milo Primeaux, but visibility alone will not set us FREE
Early in my transition I was asked by several people why I can’t just accept the way I am. I find it a really hard question to answer in a way that is satisfactory, and that they can understand. The problem is that they’re looking for an answer that can’t be given. The fact of the matter is that transgender people who come out as transgender are finally accepting who they are. Possibly for the first time in their lives they’re doing exactly what the people asking that question are asking them to do.
Sitting here I realize there are things about my mind I simply don’t understand.
I know at this point living life full time as myself isn’t an option I can turn on or off at a whim, it is a matter of life and death. Yet I have something deep inside which insists I could in fact continue living the lie which has broken me more than once, nearly killed me and has left me an emotional wreck. A lie which has stolen more from me than I could ever hope to understand let alone explain.
Why do I wake each day and tell myself I can survive a little longer without transitioning?
The note was draped casually on my husband’s pillow but I was the first to see it.
“It’s not as if transgender rights weren’t being undermined before Donald Trump shuffled into the White House, but under his watch, things are definitely getting worse for the community. The Obama White House and Justice Department had stood up for transgender rights and put in place some protections for them, but within just the past few months, transgender rights have become the civil rights thermometer we all really can’t ignore.”
“Last weekend’s Values Voter Summit, the annual political gathering sponsored by the intensely anti-LGBTQ Family Research Council, featured a breakout session on ‘transgender ideology in public schools.’ One panelist encouraged a ‘divide and conquer’ strategy to defeat ‘totalitarian’ school policies on transgender inclusion.”