A Curious Eye

A Curious Eye

My name's Ben. I'm a 22 year-old recent grad living in Seattle. I've been told my gayness is only matched by my enthusiasm.
I post my favorite news from all around the web.
Topics you'll see:
Queer - Liberalism - Activism - Student Issues- Public Transportation - Peace - Environmentalism - Politics - Law - Atheism - Vegetarianism - Feminism - Sex Positivity - Philosophy.

think-progress:

“It tells the world that trans people are part of this country. We deserve to be recognized and our history needs to be displayed like everyone else’s.”
Transgender pride flag designer applauds Smithsonian LGBT artifacts collection.

think-progress:

“It tells the world that trans people are part of this country. We deserve to be recognized and our history needs to be displayed like everyone else’s.”

Transgender pride flag designer applauds Smithsonian LGBT artifacts collection.

Oregon Removes State Medicaid's Trans Exclusions

(Source: lgbtqblogs, via gayqueers)

How to Treat Trans Sex Workers with Respect by Anna Minard

heterogeneoushomosexual:

!!!! Marsha P. Johnson & Sylvia Rivera, veterans of the Stonewall Rebellion and founders of S.T.A.R. (Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries), at the Christopher Street Liberation Day, Gay Pride Parade, NYC. June 24, 1973.

heterogeneoushomosexual:

!!!! Marsha P. Johnson & Sylvia Rivera, veterans of the Stonewall Rebellion and founders of S.T.A.R. (Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries), at the Christopher Street Liberation Day, Gay Pride Parade, NYC. June 24, 1973.

(via sepiacircus)

How to Stop Thinking All Trans People Are the Same by Kai M. Green

seraphatonin:

noottersontheflightdeck:

No but hear me out.

Laverne Cox as Wonder Woman

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(via sepiacircus)

micdotcom:

Vancouver enacts groundbreaking bathroom and athletic protections for transgender students

"We need to do this."
That was the argument that ultimately carried the day in Vancouver, British Columbia, last week, as the Vancouver School Board voted to create new protections for transgender and gender non-conforming students in their region.
The policies, passed following a series of heated debates between the board, its community supporters and opponents, center around the use of restrooms and locker rooms, as well as confidentiality agreements and the use of gender-neutral pronouns.
Read more | Follow micdotcom

micdotcom:

Vancouver enacts groundbreaking bathroom and athletic protections for transgender students

"We need to do this."

That was the argument that ultimately carried the day in Vancouver, British Columbia, last week, as the Vancouver School Board voted to create new protections for transgender and gender non-conforming students in their region.

The policies, passed following a series of heated debates between the board, its community supporters and opponents, center around the use of restrooms and locker rooms, as well as confidentiality agreements and the use of gender-neutral pronouns.

Read more | Follow micdotcom

think-progress:

“I hope that we can continue to seek common ground and see the ways we can help each other, feed each other, and lift each other up as communities.”
The quiet clash between transgender women and drag queens.

think-progress:

“I hope that we can continue to seek common ground and see the ways we can help each other, feed each other, and lift each other up as communities.”

The quiet clash between transgender women and drag queens.

How to Stop the Stupid Debate About Taxpayer Dollars Funding

adventuresofcesium:

steppauseturnpausepivotstepstep:

i-am-a-cloud:

So I just found out that Laverne Cox has an identical twin brother, who played pre-transition Sophia in OITNB.  I was wondering how they found someone that looked just like her to play the role!  Super cool.

they were discussing Sophia’s back story and she told them “ya know, i have a twin brother.” they asked him to do it and he said yes! :D

fun fact Jenji Kohan told Laverne Cox that they were going to hire somebody to play her pre-transition because they didn’t want to traumatize her or trigger dysphoria by having her pretend to be a man and she was like “no no, I can do this, I’m an actress” but the creators of the show insisted on using her twin brother instead 

adventuresofcesium:

steppauseturnpausepivotstepstep:

i-am-a-cloud:

So I just found out that Laverne Cox has an identical twin brother, who played pre-transition Sophia in OITNB.
I was wondering how they found someone that looked just like her to play the role!
Super cool.

they were discussing Sophia’s back story and she told them “ya know, i have a twin brother.” they asked him to do it and he said yes! :D

fun fact Jenji Kohan told Laverne Cox that they were going to hire somebody to play her pre-transition because they didn’t want to traumatize her or trigger dysphoria by having her pretend to be a man and she was like “no no, I can do this, I’m an actress” but the creators of the show insisted on using her twin brother instead 

(via greeklesbian)

Poll: Majority of Americans oppose trans people using preferred bathroom

Tacoma sixth grader: ‘I am transgender, I’ve thought that since I was three’

chroniccisphobia:

Hey trans friends esp. trans women!!! In case you didn’t know, Starbucks has insurance that includes a transition budget. So if you’re someone like me n my BFF who probably will never get jobs at the fancier companies like Apple who have similar insurance, this could be a super helpful option maybe? I just a want all y’all to have all the information so you can get the care you deserve. Kisses!!!

(via gayqueers)

trans-matters:

Stop this. It’s not a mental illness. it’s not sick, it’s being human and feeling comfortable with who you are. 

Follow us on twitter @ twitter.com/Trans_Matters

~Trans* Matters

trans-matters:

Stop this. It’s not a mental illness. it’s not sick, it’s being human and feeling comfortable with who you are.

Follow us on twitter @ twitter.com/Trans_Matters

~Trans* Matters

(via mysocalled-gay-life)