Sunday, October 24, 2010

Family, Weddings, and Other Awkward Social Situations.

In this video Charlie (aka localterror on the tube) recounts a story of going to a wedding recently and the awkward situations that entails. I'm sure we can all have a similar "awkward social experience" we can relate to.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Ignorant Questions & Comments about Being FTM.

Meet Joe, aka JoeLikesHisBro on the tube. He is 15 and from The Netherlands.

In this video Joe talks about the ignorant questions and comments all FTMs (and trans people in general) have to endure on sometimes a daily basis.

Some of the things I get asked most often are:

1. Do you have a penis or a vagina?
2. Have you had the surgery?
3. How does your family feel about your transition? Do they accept you?

All of the aforementioned questions are of a sensitive nature and not ones that are appropriate to bring up in most social settings, especially one in which two people have just met. I would never ask someone about their genitals or their family life the first time I met them. Or ever.

It is exasperating that when a non trans person meets a trans person they immediately start asking questions that are inappropriate and would not be asked in the first place had the person they had just become acquainted not had a transgender history.

Long Island TDOR 2010.

The 7th Annual

Long Island Transgender Day of Remembrance

Sunday, November 21, 2010
7:30 PM

Temple Sinai of Roslyn
425 Roslyn Road
Roslyn Heights, New York

We will come together as a Community
to remember those who have lost
their lives due to senseless acts of violence.

Rusty Mae Moore
Chelsea Goodwin
Diane Freedman

Trans Voices

Robert Urban
Chelsea Goodwin

Light Refreshments

The Transgender Day of Remembrance was set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. The event is held in November to honor Rita Hester, whose murder on November 28th, 1998 kicked off the Remembering Our Dead web project and a San Francisco candlelight vigil in 1999. Rita Hester's murder like most anti-transgender murder cases has yet to be solved.