Posts tagged submission
Posts tagged submission
My name is Kate, I’m nineteen, and I’m a student at the University of Pittsburgh. I worked extremely hard in high school and managed to earn a 4.1 GPA. In College, I made the Dean’s List for academic excellence during both the fall and spring semester.
Unfortunately, a week before my first year of college started, my father went through my mail and found out that I am gay. My family, including extended family, is extremely homophobic. After they found out, my parents cut me off financially and I am no longer living with them. They are both unwilling and unable to cosign loans on my behalf. I have searched extensively, but I have been unable to find any loans which don’t require a cosigner.
Due to my inability to cover an entire year of tuition, I have decided to spend the fall semester at a community college in the area I am currently living. I have some money saved up from my summer job and a $6500 school loan which will be used toward the second semester, but I still need about $15,000 on top of that in order to make it through this school year. I’m one of three people renting a house for the year with a monthly rent, and I also need to have money for food. I have asthma and allergies which require several medications monthly in order to maintain my health. Most of the money I make at work is going toward rent for this semester and my classes at the community college.
Going to Pitt is a dream of mine and I couldn’t bear the thought of not being able to stay there. I am majoring in English and History and minoring in German with the hope of becoming a novelist. I will be immensly grateful if your contributions allow me to stay at Pitt. I’m praying every day for a miracle to help make this possible.
Dear Fuck Yeah LGBT,
Approximately five years ago, after decades of guilt, suppression and substance abuse, I finally sought out the professional help I so desperately needed — and after being diagnosed with gender dysphoria, I finally accepted the fact that I am what is more commonly referred to as transgender.
Years ago, I came out to my children and the rest of my family, but the journey wasn’t over yet. In March, I finally came out to my coworkers as Jennifer Lydon, completing my transformation into the person I was meant to be.
As I told my colleagues, “Life’s too short to not be happy,” and though my journey has been a challenge, I feel very lucky that I can finally be myself in all parts of my life – we do spend a third of our lives in the office, after all.
My colleague Tommy Rowan, a reporter for Metro Philadelphia, has documented my journey in this article: http://www.metro.us/philadelphia/news/national/2014/06/10/exclusive-becoming-jennifer-lydon/. Too many transgender individuals are silenced, and I want to change the tide by sharing my story. Won’t you do the same and help me share my experience?
Please share with your friends and colleagues on social media if you want to help your peers usher in a new era of transgender acceptance in this country. Let’s erase the stigma together.
Hi, I’m Elliot. I’m a 24 year old psych major. I currently identify as gender queer. I have decided to get a complete breast removal in the near future and have been considering a gender reassignment surgery. Lately I have been suffering from gender dysphoria and I am just looking for a little extra support. Thanks. <3
hey im Tyler 18 year old transguy. pre everything atm. i need a bigger support group so im putting myself out here. life is getting better slowly , i just need to think positive. its still hard but you gotta get stronger some how.
Sorry, can you please signal boost this for me?
Hello. Some of you may know me as Shelly. I’m a transgender woman who, last night, was outed to my conservative Christian parents. They have cut me off from the internet in an attempt to prevent me from accessing the “evil influences” they believe have sent me so far from their definition of righteousness. This is naturally a less than ideal situation for me and I need to escape my predicament. I currently live in Houston, Texas, and am now desperately searching for someone to move in with. I have enough money saved up to pay for a few months’ rent and would continue to do so after finding a job in the area.
Please, I need your help. If you have room to spare or know someone who does and live in the Houston area, I have given my contact information to my close friend Everanix. If you are interested, ask her about me and we can discuss further terms. I would like to be able to escape as soon as possible.”
Hi I’m Quentin. I’m a 24 year old trans guy. I did natural transitioning for 9 months and now I just started Androgel. I’m excited to finally go through male puberty. I’m out and open about my experience and like to share resources and tips. Feel free to ask me anything from passing tips, finding the right clothes to fit you, binders, packers, STPs, etc.
They are firm, conservative Christians and… Well… My girlfriend’s beautiful face and love letters in my email did not sit well with them. They screamed at me from 9pm to 3am in the morning, I just cried and stared at the clock through tears. Some of the things they said: “perverse” “whore” “unnatural” “disgrace to the family” “rather you were pregnant or on drugs” “hope you rot in hell, stupid faggot”… Needless to say all of my privileges were taken away. I had to stay there an entire day before they agreed to let me call my father to come pick me up, during that time I was told how selfish, narrcisitic, and what a horrible person I was for wanting to leave. I couldn’t breathe, I thought about ending it… My eyes were completely swollen from crying and I couldn’t keep any food down for days even after I left. I was terrified and still am. People here don’t understand that having the two people you love that swore to always love you and treate you with kindness suddenly turning on you and ripping at your throat because of who you love is just as bad as physical abuse. I’m currently staying with my dad for the summer (who I came out to last month and is completely supportive) who lives two hours away, and I would move in with him if it weren’t for my school… My school will not transfer my credits correctly because they do not want to lose the state money of my aditdance, if I changed schools I would have to start over as a sophomore. I’m a senior, 17, and I live in Texas. My girlfriend and I have no money to speak of and her parents refuse to let me stay in their house because while they support their daughter’s sexuality, they will not have her girlfriend sleeping in the same house.
If things continue at this rate… I’ll be forced to return to my “mother’s” home where I will be forced to sleep on a mat, have no friends, be verbally and emotionally abused daily, and come home every day after school only to lay on my mat till bed then get up the next morning and go to school. No movies. No internet. No freedom. No outdoors. No girlfriend. Just thinking about that makes the depression loom over my head. By sharing this, I hope to let other lgbt teens know that what they’re going through… They aren’t alone. Someone like me is suffering just like them, and I am here to love my family even if their family doesn’t love them back and it seems like the world is caving in.