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allthingslinguistic:

Practice with Pronouns is a site that lets you practise subject, object, possessive, and reflexive forms of English third person pronouns. It comes with a few of the most common options, but you can also fill in whatever pronouns you like. Useful for both English learners and people wanting to practise using nonbinary pronouns.  
As if it couldn’t get any more delightful, it often uses quotes from Welcome to Night Vale in the practice sentences, which is definitely far more entertaining than See Spot Run. The feedback sentences are also very cute. 
(Hm, I’m pretty sure the second blank in that screenshot should have said “xyr”, in retrospect.)

allthingslinguistic:

Practice with Pronouns is a site that lets you practise subject, object, possessive, and reflexive forms of English third person pronouns. It comes with a few of the most common options, but you can also fill in whatever pronouns you like. Useful for both English learners and people wanting to practise using nonbinary pronouns.  

As if it couldn’t get any more delightful, it often uses quotes from Welcome to Night Vale in the practice sentences, which is definitely far more entertaining than See Spot Run. The feedback sentences are also very cute. 

(Hm, I’m pretty sure the second blank in that screenshot should have said “xyr”, in retrospect.)

gendermeh

mogai-archive:

definition: where youre kinda cool w being called any gender, like whatever. you might not be that gender, you might not know your gender, but meh.

coined by: branacle

ushistoryminuswhiteguys:

Lucy Hicks Anderson was a pioneer in the fight for marriage equality. She spent nearly sixty years living as a woman, doing domestic work, and working as a madam. During the last decade of her life, she made history by fighting for the legal right to be herself with the man she loved.

After marrying her second husband, soldier Reuben Anderson, in Oxnard, California, in 1944, local authorities discovered that she was assigned male at birth. The couple was charged with perjury for marrying despite their both being legally male, resulting in ten years of probation. Standing up to the charges against her, Anderson said, “I defy any doctor in the world to prove that I am not a woman. I have lived, dressed, acted just what I am, a woman.” Years later, Anderson and her husband were charged again, this time with fraud after she received federal money reserved for military spouses. Both went to prison and were banned from Oxnard upon their release.

Lucy Hicks Anderson spent the remainder of her life in Los Angeles until her death in 1954, at age 68, leaving behind a legacy of authenticity and determination in the face of unjust laws.


5 Black Trans Women who Paved the Way — Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition

bisexual-community:

kosherqueer:

tertium—quid:

kosherqueer:

*very quiet voice* queer spaces need to be safe for people of faith too

For queer people of faith. Not for “I used to be homophobic, pat my back” people of faith. Not for “Jesus loves you ANY WAY, even…

bisexual-books:

desidere:

feminismandflowers:

desidere:

feminismandflowers:

being femme is not about being feminine. it’s about reclaiming what it is to be strong.

people read as feminine have also been condemned as weak, frail, unauthentic, and incapable as long as…

transstudent:

Are you a trans youth or do you want to help trans youth in your area? Check out Trans Across America, which indexes resources for trans youth in the United States! Check it out: www.transacrossamerica.wordpress.com

transstudent:

Are you a trans youth or do you want to help trans youth in your area? Check out Trans Across America, which indexes resources for trans youth in the United States! Check it out: www.transacrossamerica.wordpress.com

diva-eeyore:

Two asexuals sitting in a tree, s-i-t-t-i-n-g

are there any pro-choice, pro-feminist (even if u dont use that word for whatever reason), pro-lgbt christians out there?? i need more of you to follow

transluminescence:

  • and if you’re lgbt yourself, even better
  • orthodox christians I WOULD LOVE to find you especially
  • roman catholics also love you!
  • all Christians welcome though!
  • religious but not Christian? also wanna hear from you!
  • please like or reblog this post
  • "love the sinner, hate the sin" types need not apply

(Source: lumpenspaceproletariat)

fabulazerstokill:

Shoutout to all the people with absolutely little to no community to fall back on

And all the people who lack access to things such as Pride for a myriad of reasons 

Oh and those trapped in areas hostile to your very existence with narrow prospects of getting out

And folks with very few MOGII safe spaces if any at all 

humansofnewyork:

"We were twenty-five and twenty-eight, but we acted like fifteen year olds. Fighting over little things, storming off, breaking up for a week and then getting back together. But developmentally, we were fifteen year olds. We’d been in the closet our whole lives, so we didn’t have any practice with relationships. He still hadn’t come out to his family and a lot of his friends. We were on one of our ‘little breaks’ when he died suddenly from a seizure. And nobody in his family or circle knew I existed. It took me four months to find out that he died. I thought he’d just decided never to talk to me again. His family never found out about me. Or him, for that matter."

humansofnewyork:

"We were twenty-five and twenty-eight, but we acted like fifteen year olds. Fighting over little things, storming off, breaking up for a week and then getting back together. But developmentally, we were fifteen year olds. We’d been in the closet our whole lives, so we didn’t have any practice with relationships. He still hadn’t come out to his family and a lot of his friends. We were on one of our ‘little breaks’ when he died suddenly from a seizure. And nobody in his family or circle knew I existed. It took me four months to find out that he died. I thought he’d just decided never to talk to me again. His family never found out about me. Or him, for that matter."

nevertender:

if marriage equality is more important to you than the highly disproportionate number of homeless queer and trans youth or the violence against trans women of color, then I hate you, go away.

(Source: denyxeverything)

lesbianspaceprincex:

From left to right: Isis King, Laverne Cox, and Carmen Carrera
Source: Carmen’s Facebook page

lesbianspaceprincex:

From left to right: Isis King, Laverne Cox, and Carmen Carrera

Source: Carmen’s Facebook page

transitiontransmission:

Can you say ’ HOLY SHIT ’ !

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Laverne Cox has become a household name, and her nomination today for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her portrayal of Sophia Burset in Orange Is the New Black makes her the first openly-transgender actress to be nominated for an Emmy — but it is just one more achievement in an impressive list.

Cox’s first acting gig was in a 2007 episode of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. She was also the host and producer of 2010’s TRANSform Me. 

Earlier this year, Cox made the cover of Time magazine, and two weeks ago she was the grand Marshal at New York City’s Pride parade.

Cox is an outspoken advocate for LGBTQ rights and often speaks publicly about trans issues.

She has created an awareness about the trans community, which is in great need of more protection and support.

Orange Is The New Black was nominated for 12 Emmys. 

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Elissogender

toboldlysplitinfinitive:

elissogender (n, adj): a gender which vaguely moves around with no direction

from the Greek elisso(mai), “meander”

can be used as a modifier (eg I’m an elissogender demiboy) or a standalone term (“ze is elissogender”; “elissogenders feel that their gender identities meander”)

I coined this to describe my own feeling of my gender sort of meandering about, never knowing where it’s headed next and experiencing subtle to significant differences often, but not dramatic shifts. I hope it’s useful to someone else too! and if anyone wants to help me define it clearer I’d appreciate that haha not sure how to word the definition.

(Source: theradicalweirdo)