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"assigned" is actually a term for intersex people, who were assigned a sex at birth by means of surgery. its a term that has been appropriated by the trans* community. it’s better to use the phrase "designated (female or male) at birth" to refer to trans* and nonbinary people!

cubony (via beowulfstits-archive)

I should keep this in mind!

(via theaetherealmeadow)

Fairly certain this isn’t true. I know for a fact that CAMAB was coined by trans women, and I’m willing to guess cutting off the C doesn’t make it someone else’s word.

To quote freedominwickedness “CAMAB and CAFAB were originally created by trans women and then intersex people started identifying with them and started saying they created them so that they wouldn’t be associated with trans women. So yeah, there are those who consider it appropriative, but it’s because they’re transmisogynists. Anyone can use CAXAB language, because everyone is coercively assigned a gender at birth (i.e. no one chooses the gender they’re assigned), although for some it is more coercive than for others.”

(via dismember-cisgenders)

"defined" or "declared" was substituted to produce "DFAB" and "DMAB" and the objection then shifted to the "AB" part. At that point, the trans women involved who were in my circle of friends saw it as being an objection to trans women claiming they were assigned an incorrect gender at least at the earliest point in their lives and, possibly, at all.

(via agentdani)

Yeah, a few months ago we had this spate of people trying to take any words we used so all we’d be left with is “man” for camab trans people.

Like They wanted CAMAB, then AMAB, then DMAB. Someone did that last one like a day after I joked about it happening.

(via lisaquestions)

The thing that really gets me is how much people want to believe this. How badly they want to be “supporting” intersex (or any) people over trans people. Because nobody ever questions the idea that “assignment” refers exclusively to surgical alteration. I’ve seen people saying that the “assigned” in “assigned at birth” literally refers to surgery (how?), and therefore intersex people are the only people whose sex is assigned at birth.

(via blue-author)

Reblogging for commentary.  

(via projectqueer)

Filed under transgender intersex

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mqandmrs:

Alicia’s American Sign Language Dictionary.  Alicia is showing you four important signs in ASL:  ”I Love You,” “Queer,” “Bisexual,” and “Transgender.” 

When you’re talking about someone’s identity, make sure to only use words they’re OK with. 

If anyone has suggestions to improve these pages, they are very much welcome. 

Mq. & Mrs. is a queer/trans coloring book in progress that only uses real people as models.  New pages are published every Sunday at noon. Interested in modeling for a page? See our site for more info.  

I have seen BISEXUAL and TRANSGENDER before, but I normally see QUEER fingerspelled. Keep in mind that these are not always universally accepted by the Deaf community (unlike the signs for GAY or LESBIAN which are easy to google) and sometimes you will have to fingerspell these out anyway. But the only way a new sign is made is by being used so I encourage spreading these around.

(via theartoftransliness)

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My family accepted my transgender identity, but would my office?

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.
 
Sincerely,

Jennifer Lydon

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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

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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. 

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. 

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