"I think people who commit suicide after transition probably do it because they’ve been treated horribly by bigots because of it. I think they’d be just as unhappy and likely to commit suicide if they were living a lie, though, and felt uncomfortable in their bodies.
What needs to happen is greater awareness. We talk about gay and lesbian issues all the time, which is great, but I think we need to be talking about trans issues just as much.
I’m often shocked at how little people know, even those in my generation, which tends to be more accepting than generation X and baby boomers. It’s quite a simple concept, really - that somebody was just born into the wrong body, but people don’t understand that. I think trans people deserve a lot of compassion, and I, for one, think they are so brave. I think a lot of people would agree with me, if we could just educate them a bit.”
ENDA passed the Senate today with a vote of 64-32 and now advances to the House. Everyone has worked so hard and deserves to celebrate tonight. This weekend I will be celebrating the victories from this week and on Monday I will come back to work ready to keep fighting alongside my community for the equality we deserve.
Take a moment to honor and celebrate those lives that were lost due to anti-transgender hate. Above is a list of the individuals who lost their lives this year. This is just a fraction of the trans people who were murdered this year — many more were documented but were unidentified in the media.
FCKH8’S response to me, in which they tell me that they did nothing wrong, talk down to me, accuse me of sending them a “nasty message”, and have the audacity to tell me to GOOGLE THE TERM “FAIR USE”.
when you post something on Tumblr do you have an expectation that no one will pass it around and share it? And BTW, in no way did we make it seem like we created the post as your name is clearly shown and we simply wrote on the top of the post as there is no way to share a Tumblr post on Facebook unless it is an image. Anybody can take a screen shot of something and comment on it and it’s called fair use. google it. what damage was done to inspire such a nasty message? no big deal. we deleted it. isn’t it upsetting when something you actually write other people like and share? maybe they should make a website for that and call it Tumblr?
furthermore, this is their response to my friend rei after she commented on their inappropriate use of my material:
do not support this campaign. the people behind it are rude, immature and unwilling to admit to their own mistakes and instead lash out in spite. find another LGBTQ campaign to support, PLEASE.
Transgender healthcare is no more “special” than surgery for someone that broke their arm playing a sport, or for someone that has a genetic predisposition to heart failure and needs a transplant, or someone suffering from diabetes and needing insulin. I know there are cruel people out there, but would YOU honestly say that fixing someone’s arm is cosmetic because living with 1 arm is possible and that it’s their fault for playing a sport? Would you say that just because someone is born with a risk of heart failure that they should be charged extra or denied a transplant all-together? Would you deny a diabetic insulin because it’s “special” on-going care that has a higher cost to it than 1-visit medical fixes?
Why do we consider Trans healthcare unnecessary? How is it any different than any of those other situations which are all taken for granted as “obviously essential” even though they only apply to specific groups of people.
Not everyone gets injured the same way. Not everyone has the same illnesses. Not everyone needs the same care. No healthcare is “special” healthcare if it is medically necessary for the person who needs it.
this means a lot, my boyfriend considers him self fat no matter what I tell him. One of my best guy friends thinks no one will date him because he is over weight which is the most un true thing every. All guys bodies are attractive.
This means a lot to me too because my boyfriend also thinks he’s fat regardless of what I say. The saddest day was when I watched him step on a scale and get sad at a number he saw. Spread the love.
My boyfriend always puts himself down because he thinks he’s too skinny, :(
shout out to all my male followers (;
how is it only now that more people seem to be realising that guys suffer too? this isn’t aimed at anyone i’m just saying… i’m a guy and i hate my body, people have laughed in my face before when they found out that i hate myself because they think that only girls suffer… so yeah, boys suffer too.
people don’t seem to realize that men get objectified in ads just as much as women do, they get advertised to about being worthless if they aren’t fit/muscular/handsome/don’t have a girlfriend/don’t have a big dick. and people say that this is a “mans world,” and they get a lot of flack for not being, acting, looking, or even sounding manly enough. my boyfriend gets low about his looks compared to others, and no matter how much i tell him otherwise i can tell it still eats away at him. just like when i get low about my looks.
just remember that guys get degraded by the standards of the media just as much as women do.
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Holy shit thank youuuuu
I was at a concert on Friday and one girl at the merch table asked for a small sized t shirt and the guy asked if she preferred men’s or women’s small and the guy behind her said “there’s a men’s small? that’s embarrassing” and it actually was embarrassing knowing that I was about to go up there and get one for myself and this is actually a big issue okay
I have a lot of fans who tell me I’m not overweight and that I shouldn’t be hard on myself. These people are lovely. But honestly I imagine it’s what a girl feels like when she’s rocking a “no makeup” look and people say “see, look how pretty you are without makeup!”
I put a lot of time and effort into dressing, posing and framing myself in a way that I can hide my weight because the millisecond I drop my guard I get a thousand comments from my audience telling me I’m looking fat.
I’m pretty damn certain the pressure on women to look good is far worse than it is for men but as someone in the public eye I can safely say that yes, it sucks a whole bag of fucks.