US Bureau of Prisons revises rules for trans... →
fuckyeahgenderstudies: Transgender prison inmates who did not begin treatment prior to entering federal custody can now receive hormones, specialized mental health counselling and possibly gender reassignment surgery while they are in prison, according to new rules adopted by the U.S. Bureau of Prisons as part of a court settlement. (Under the bureau’s previous policy, issued in 2005, only...
I'm A PFLAG Mom: Time to repost this site:... →
pflagmom: This is a WONDERFUL group of people and I strongly recommend trans* kids to get your parents to seek out support and information here. TYFA Resources - For parents - Recursos en español - For Youth - For educators - For healthcare practitioners - TYFA newsletter - Calendar -…
PinkPanthers: weesleyisourking: Girl Scouts of... →
weesleyisourking: Girl Scouts of Colorado Issue Statement Welcoming Transwomen Youth Yesterday, the Girl Scouts of Colorado spoke out in support of transgender children. Following the story of a child who was denied enrollment in a local Girl Scout troop despite identifying as a…
25 Gayest Animals →
Science Buzz: Here’s a list of animals who like to have gay sex. If you didn’t already know, homosexual behavior is a nearly universal phenomenon in the animal kingdom.
Pledge to be an Ally →
GLSEN: Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education... →
pflagmom: Ally Week, learn about it and show your support.
Max Adler teaches kids "arts, not bullying" →
gaywrites: Max Adler, who plays the closeted, homophobic bully Dave Karofsky on Glee, is actually a strong advocate who volunteered his time this week to teach kids about how to avoid bullying. Adler launched “Max’s A-B-C Initiative – Anti-Bullying Through City Hearts” this week at a California elementary school. He visited the school and encouraged kids to get involved in the arts as a way...
LGBT Books Website
fuckyeahlesbianliterature: This is a fantastic site for finding LGBT books and they are divided up by gay, lesbian, trans, questioning, LGBT parent or caretaker, family, friends, etc. Check it out - http://www.leewind.org/ (submitted by allyouneedisyayness)
I'm From Virginia City, NV →
by Kynthia Rosgeal I am from nowhere. A tiny community of 800 called Virginia City NV. I was an actor. I played a 1800s cowboy and did stunts every summer to entertain tourists. I was well-liked and pretty much always guaranteed a spot with the cast. Then I transitioned. The gunfighters all supported me. After all, I had been one of them and when I told them “I’m a woman” there were very few...
I'm From Hagerstown, MD →
by Ashley I don’t know when I first realized that I found girls attractive, but I have for as long as I can remember. I was raised first as a Christian, then a few years as a Quaker, then a few years as a Jehovah’s Witness, then back to Christianity. All of those religions teach that homosexuality is wrong, so that’s what I was raised with. Even before I was old enough to know what my feelings...
I'm From Dallas, TX →
No, it was not an overnight change. This was an event years in the making. Then again, it’s not like anyone was going to think otherwise, were they? What with all the pro-gay propaganda out there, you’d think that by now, everyone would know that gays are not gay by choice. And it’s not like I was exhibiting very heterosexual behavior. It’s funny; I did have a girlfriend once. Five years old,...
I'm From Lewiston, NY →
by Margaret McGregor I grew up in Lewiston, NY which is a small town not too far from Niagara Falls. Back then the only thing that made me different was the fact that I was hearing-impaired. Somehow being deaf meant that you were a freak, but little did I know that 20 years later I’d find something else to add to the supposed “freak” file. I always had stronger bonds with women than I did...
Transmasculine Folks of Color →
tjjourian: I recognize some of these folks! Great to be a part of a vast and diverse brotherhood.
I'm From Milan, Italy →
by Roberto Milan is the most gay-friendly city in Italy, but this doesn’t mean everything is good. I have been living here for the past 6 years, but I am from a small town by the sea, much more beautiful but also much more close-minded. I’ve grown to love Milan, its gray landscape and box-like buildings, its traffic, its people, its way of life, its mentality, which is still far from being of...
lgbtlaughs: My Latin professor told me that the only thing he has against homosexuality is that you’re mixing a Greek prefix with a Latin root. [via quidnuncphilosopher]