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#It gets better

nprfreshair:

David Bianculli reviews a new series on Amazon, Transparent, starring Jeffrey Tambor (Arrested Development).  Tambor plays Mort Pfefferman, the patriarch of a fractured family, who, at 70, decides to transition to be a woman—Maura.  

"Tambor plays this character completely straight — so to speak — without any hint of cheap humor. And it’s Tambor’s commitment to the role that makes Transparent work so well, and so quickly. When Maura, dressed in a wig and a loose-fitting blouse, explains to her support group where she is in her journey to a new sexual identity, there’s no condescension whatsoever. Not from the group — and certainly not from the way Tambor plays her.”

nprfreshair:

David Bianculli reviews a new series on Amazon, Transparent, starring Jeffrey Tambor (Arrested Development).  Tambor plays Mort Pfefferman, the patriarch of a fractured family, who, at 70, decides to transition to be a woman—Maura.  

"Tambor plays this character completely straight — so to speak — without any hint of cheap humor. And it’s Tambor’s commitment to the role that makes Transparent work so well, and so quickly. When Maura, dressed in a wig and a loose-fitting blouse, explains to her support group where she is in her journey to a new sexual identity, there’s no condescension whatsoever. Not from the group — and certainly not from the way Tambor plays her.”


parentsproject:

Hi everyone!
So, you got your copy of This Is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids, read it, and (hopefully!) loved it… Now what???
We would love, love, love it if you all let us know what you think of the book by posting a review on Amazon! It would mean SO much to us if you shared your thoughts with us and other potential readers, and let the world know why you like the book. We can’t thank you enough for all of your support!! 
PS!!! Just in case you don’t already have your copy of This Is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids, you can learn more and order by clicking here.

parentsproject:

Hi everyone!

So, you got your copy of This Is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids, read it, and (hopefully!) loved it… Now what???

We would love, love, love it if you all let us know what you think of the book by posting a review on AmazonIt would mean SO much to us if you shared your thoughts with us and other potential readers, and let the world know why you like the book. We can’t thank you enough for all of your support!! 

PS!!! Just in case you don’t already have your copy of This Is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids, you can learn more and order by clicking here.


kanayapapayas:

Here’s the gender section of the posters my GSA will be putting up around the school!

These posters are by no means exhaustive and I only put the bare basics of each gender on the poster. If there’s a glaring error in a definition or something please tell me so I can fix it before we put these up in real life!

[sexualities]

(via wertheyouth)


queerlibido:

@audrelorde PRESENTS OUR ANNUAL TRANS DAY OF ACTION THIS FRIDAY JUNE 27 (2-5PM) IN NEW YORK CITY. PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD SO WE CAN MOBILIZE OVER 1,000 PEOPLE FOR TRANSGENDER RIGHTS! 

For more information RSVP ON FACEBOOK & LIKE AUDRE LORDE PROJECT 


janetmock:

Heroes — a Collaboration with artist Julio Salgado

I was honored when undocuqueer artivist Julio Salgado emailed me about wanting to collaborate on a project about my biggest influences. He drew portraits of me embracing my heroes, and I provided words about their significance in my life. 

These images moved me to tears, and I am grateful to Julio for creating them with me. 

AUDRE LORDE

Audre Lorde was the first black lesbian feminist writer I was exposed to in college, and she blew my world up. Her body of work, from her poetry to her prose, pushed me to transform silence and define myself.

MAYA ANGELOU

I first read “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” in the 10th grade, and Maya Angelou pushed me to make freedom my lifelong quest. She wrote about being a black girl who was touched without permission and protection, and it emboldened me to share my most uncomfortable truths.

SYLVIA RIVERA

Our elders are our greatest untapped resource, and Sylvia is my blueprint. Without the work and legacies of my foremothers (including Marsha P. Johnson and Miss Major Griffin-Gracy!) I could not and would not be able to thrive as a young trans woman writer of color.

ZORA NEALE HURSTON

Without Zora Neale Hurston’s “Their Eyes Were Watching God” there would be no “Redefining Realness.” Zora was a revolutionary woman and writer. She centered a black woman’s quest for identity and love, making Janie Crawford my No. 1 heroine. This book is a lifemap!

JAMES BALDWIN

I adore no man more than James Baldwin. I’ve devoured all his writings and find myself seeking his guidance by watching footage of his interviews. There is no better orator and thinker than Baldwin. He slays, all day, every day.


marcoxmarco:

minus18:

For me and my friends growing up, being told things like ‘you have to wear this because that’s what boys wear” or “dresses are for not for your body type” was frustrating and a pretty bad time.




The bottom line for me is, if someone feels happier and more comfortable in a particular ‘type’ of uniform, then that’s something that should be encouraged, not punished. Students have enough to focus on at school, having to fight to be yourself shouldn’t be added to that.



That’s why we’ve launched a new campaign called Gender is Not Uniform.

<3

(via transbucket)



LGBTQ* Infographics You May Have Missed
By the numbers. 
 Imagine how strong the numbers would be if everyone participated in the Census every 10 years.
Based on 2010 Census informationfrom Andrew Lee, 2011

LGBTQ* Infographics You May Have Missed

By the numbers.


Imagine how strong the numbers would be if everyone participated in the Census every 10 years.

Based on 2010 Census information
from Andrew Lee, 2011

(Source: knowhomo, via knowhomo)


parentsproject:

For Every Book Pre-Ordered, We Will Donate A Copy To A PFLAG Chapter!!!

We think it is very important to get This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids in the hands of people who need it most: parents of LGBTQ kids. So, we have an important announcement: 

Through September 8th, every single pre-order for This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids will be matched by our publisher, Chronicle Books, with a donated book to a local PFLAG Chapter!!!!

All you need to do to help us is:

1. Pre-order your copy before September 9
2. Go to this link to make sure your pre-order is matched!!

Let’s help get this book into the hands where it’s most needed.

This is pretty amazing.
Please share far & wide!!

xoxoxo

Dannielle & Kristin