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The 2011 National Transgender Discrimination Survey found that 11 percent of respondents reported having done sex work for income. For comparison, the rate for American women as a whole is estimated at around 1 percent.
!!!! 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.
Transgender describes many different kinds of people: gay, straight, lesbian, bisexual, polyamorous, monogamous, working-class, wealthy, educated, country folk, city folk… We come in all ways, and we must not forsake that complexity for the seduction of sameness. Our sameness will not protect us.
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.
Beyond being effective, these types of interventions are also incredibly inexpensivewhen considering the alternatives (suicide attempts, ER visits, lifelong therapy, and antidepressants that won’t get at the root problem). Every analysis of the cost, from a UCLA study of the private sector to a California Department of Insurance study, has placed the expense at pennies per person per month—such as making up less than .002 percent of the University of California system’s health-care costs.
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
TACOMA, Wash. — A sixth grade student from Tacoma is featured in a recent issue of TIME Magazine, and he’s sharing with the world a secret that he kept from even the closest of classmates. “I am transgender, I’ve thought that since I was three,” says 11-year-old Mac Davis, in a new profile by KOMO-TV.
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!!!
A report from the National Transgender Discrimination Survey conducted by the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force and the National Center for Transgender Equality, found that transgender people faced double the rate of unemployment of the general population, with 63 percent of the transgender people surveyed reporting they experienced a serious act of discrimination that majorly affected their ability to sustain themselves. These numbers are even worse for trans people of color, especially trans women of color, the deaths of whom have been deemed a “state of emergency.”
Trans women have been saddled with the responsibility of taking on trans-exclusionary feminists for far too long—but it’s not their issue to deal with alone.