I’m delighted to have found this e-book today. Forgive me, I’m still shaking a little and my eyes are a little blurry and I haven’t even got passed the contents page. Thank-you Sarah for compiling this e-book, the proceeds for which go to Gendered Intelligence.
You can buy a copy here (it isn’t expensive).
Thank you so much for all your contributions, helping to see transiness.co.uk into its first Yuletide (or whatever you would like to call the festive season). I count myself lucky coming from a lovely diverse family – here I am with my mums and children. Queer families are hard to come by and I know how lucky I am to be so loved. I’m mindful of course of all my friends separated from their loved ones for no reason other than to be themselves. I want you to know that you’re not broken, or wrong, despite what anybody says. You’re beautiful.
It’s really windy and rainy out there, I hope you’re keeping snug and warm. I was totally blown away by Fallon Fox, who did an article recently in GQ magazine. I mean I’m not really into fighting, but wow!
Recently in transiness (the facebook group), a friend posted this:
“If you’re going home to an unsupportive family this holiday season, remember that your worth is not defined by what they say or how they treat you.”
Christmas can be a difficult time for those separated from their families. I count myself lucky, I’m part of a loving family who hold each other close. There’s a lot of love in the trans community too, make sure you join the transiness facebook group for a chat over Christmas.
Every now and then I discover something that makes me tingle with excitement, something I want to take your hand and show you. Today I want to share this site I found, full to the brim with loveliness.
I was delighted to hear the Netherlands has passed a law which lowers the legal age of consent for transition to 16, and removes the previous requirement that required anybody changing documents to be sterilised.
Read about it here.
Transculture at the cinema museum presents… XXY
At the Old Lambeth Workhouse, Dugard Way (off Renfrew Road), Kennington, SE11 4TH London, United Kingdom. 19:30.
I asked a group of trans people and cis allies what their current sexuality is, and left options for people to fill in whatever they like. In order of popularity, this is what they said:
- I’m attracted to personality
- I identify as bi or pansexual
- I’m attracted to femininity
- I’m attracted to pretty
- I’m attracted to masculinity
- I’m attracted to kindness
- I’m attracted to other queers
- I identify as lesbian
- I identify as queer
- Panromantic asexual
- I’m uncertain
- I’m only attracted to trans people
There’s something beautifully different about the way trans people and their allies do things here… I hope you can see it too!
Trans life isn’t scary. It’s fun, beautiful and free xx