Hello my name is Kristen, I’m 17, and I am a MTF transgender woman. I recently came out, and my parents are very proud of me, much to my surprise. They are more than willing to let me transition, and they are looking for a gender therapist right now. We are very tight on money and their insurance does not cover any transgender related health care, so everything is coming out of pocket. I was just wondering if anyone would like to donate to my transition, so that I can pay for therapy, clothes, hormones, etc. I have a donation button on my page, and any amount will help. Thank you all so much, have a wonderful day!
so glad your parents are supportive! Good luck with getting funds & your transition :) <3
I’m sorry for the all caps but this is a really big opportunity for trans folks on medicare to get their surgeries covered. I might have complicated feelings about pathologization, government systems, etc, but this is about creating greater access to surgery for trans people on medicare. This is chance to flood Medicare’s inbox with trans voices saying that transsexual surgery is not “experimental.”
It’s worthwhile to note that the current state of transsexual health care coverage is due in no small part to Janice Raymond’s transmisogynistic agenda and writing that was used to create transgender health exclusion clauses in Medicare, and subsequently private insurance plans.
sERIOUSLY SUBMIT ALL THE RESEARC H AND INFORMATION YOU CAN FIND
First of all, the definition of what is “female or male” is arbitrary. Female is defined by cissexism as:
- having breasts
- having a uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries
- being able to become pregnant
- having an estrogen-based puberty / particular balance of hormones
- having XX chromosomes
- having particular kinds of bone structure (eg wider hips/pelvis than supposedly male-bodied people)
- having a vagina, clitoris, and labia
Some of these traits are not observable and, in fact, not well known to most people (ie most people don’t necessarily know their exact hormone balance or their chromosomes; people cannot actually see one’s genitals or uterus/fallopian tubes/ovaries, breasts can be bound, pensises/testicles can be tucked).
Some of these traits are malleable (menstruating, having a vagina/clitoris, having a uterus/fallopian tubes/ovaries, having breasts, having an estrogen-based puberty, being able to become pregnant, hormone balances).
Some of these traits do not necessarily exist in conjunction with each other (having XX chromosomes and having a vagina, for example).
And, of course, these arbitrary terms are defined by white western EuroAmerican culture; other cultures often have entirely different definitions of female and male.
Another way in which these terms are proven a cissexist crock of shit is that they are only applied to trans and intersex people who supposedly violate the terms given. For example, take a friend of mine, who does not menstruate, have a uterus, have the capacity to become pregnant, and does not have breasts. She is a cis girl and therefore is still considered to be “female-bodied” despite the fact that she does not have each and every trait arbitrarily considerd to be one of a female body.
Additionally, the terms female and male also mean “belonging to or of a woman/man”. Therefore, defining a trans woman’s body as male (or vice versa or defining a nonbinary person’s body as female or male) is misgendering in 2 ways and really fucked-up in another.
The misgendering comes from 2 scenarios:
-you consider the body in question to belong to the woman but consider her to be a man (or a pseudo or quasi-woman), which is misgendering
-you consider her to be a woman but for her body to belong to “the boy she used to be”. Unless she has explicity stated that she was a boy and her body was then male, it is misgendering to refer to her body as male at any point in time.
The seriously fucked-up shit comes from if you consider the body in question to belong to the cis person that the trans person never was. If you consider my body to belong to the imaginary cis girl you thought I was, you have some fucked-up shit going on.
Lucy Meadows was a primary school teacher who did nothing other than to transition while keeping her job in the school. Unable to get her fired under the equal rights act, the more bigoted members of the community contacted the Daily Mail, and Richard Littlejohn wrote a column personally attacking her. He used the young children that she taught as a weapon, insisting that the transition would “damage their innocence”, referring to Miss Meadows as “he” throughout and declaring that she was putting her own wants above the well-being of the children she taught.
She was subsequently harassed by the press, all because she dared to transition and keep living her life like any other normal human being.
The Daily Mail only removed all mention of Miss Meadows from its article after she killed herself this week.
Hello everyone, this is my good friend Logan. He is a tans male who could really use some help. His dream is to feel comfortable in his own body, and part of that would include getting top surgery. Unfortunately the procedure is not covered by insurance, and he has very little support from his family. He has started a campaign called Freeing Logan, and needs to raise 5,000 dollars in order to get the surgery. Any extra proceeds will be donated to Egale, a Canadian Human Rights Trust towards all LGBT people.
To Donate or learn more about Logan, the procedure or Egale you can go to this link:
Everyone wants to feel comfortable in their body, and you can help someone feel better in their own skin today! Even if you can’t donate it would mean a lot if you help spread the word!
Right. So. We need this. Go here to sign.
Are you absolutely shitting me that there are less than a thousand signatures on this? Sign this or I will steal away into your home and paint your dog.
Holy shit there’s not just under 100, there’s only 710~ right now.
GET TO IT MY PRETTIES
adding this to my page if anyone wants to reference it later.
People are who they are, and they love who they love. And that is okay. I just don’t understand why the rest of the world can’t get that.
Oh man this is all kinds of great.
Beyond this being really cool, I just gotta say…
HOLY SHIT STAPLES DID SOMETHING THAT POSITIVELY AFFECTS THE UNIVERSE?!?
STAPLES OF ALL THE COMPANIES