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    090. hello! today is the international transgender day of visibility and i am trans!

    it's been a very tough year for a lot of us already, so i'd like to encourage people to donate what they can to any trans mutual aid efforts they see and open the floor for other folks to drop their own donation links in the notes of this post. i hope things get easier soon. in the meantime, support trans people. please.

    It's Trans Day of Visibility 🥳 Being seen is a wonderful thing in lots of ways, and it's good to celebrate that!

    But it's not always safe to put yourself out there, and sometimes you'd just rather keep your head down. So, for anyone who needs to hear this:

  • You don't owe it to anyone to be out about your transness
  • "Out" is not a binary - you can be be out in some circumstances and closeted in others and that's OK
  • However "out" you are, you're still trans
  • However "out" you are, you're no less a member of our community
  • You don't need a better reason to wait than, "I don't want to come out yet"
  • I love you
  • I was told today that I, a disabled trans person with very little job security, am complicit in transphobia every time I don't call out my colleagues for their transphobic jokes. so. I just want to say:

  • you're allowed to do the thing that will keep you safe
  • keeping yourself safe is the morally correct thing to do
  • you do not have to make yourself more vulnerable than you already are
  • you do not have to out yourself in dangerous situations
  • we need trans people to stay alive right now
  • save your energy for the fights that matter the most
  • I support calling transphobes out on their bigotry, and I support protecting other trans people, but please don't feel bad if you can't do that. if you are a particularly vulnerable trans person I would actively encourage you to make an action plan for these kinds of tricky situations

    and to cis people who are in relatively safe positions: THIS is why it's so important that you speak up for us. if you are able to do so, please intervene when your fellow cis people are being transphobic. we need allies now more than ever

    bpd-hoardic

    had these images attached

    she's outright saying she believes queer people are murderers when all we want is to be treated equal. from the murders of queer people, we know murder does not create equality

    xochihuacoyotl

    tweet is from march 16, 2023, for reference

    socialistexan

    Oh, this immediately set off antisemitic and fascist alarms in my head.

    That isn't a dog whistle, that's an air siren.

    It’s a simple calculation. If you believe that teaching boys not to rape will lead to the eradication of all rape in our society, then let me know we can expect that to happen. How long will it take? How much teaching? How can we make certain everyone with a male human in their lives do the teaching? Got these answers? No? Then we need to teach girls and women how to protect themselves. This CLEARLY does not mean to not teach boys to not rape but you are deeply naive if you believe every boy is going to follow those teachings. We will be rid of rape as soon as we get rid of lying, stealing and killing. Until then, give girls and women the tools to protect themselves. Not doing so does a disservice to them.

    I’ve known and still know rape victims. Three things I’ve learned from them is that (1) it’s never ever the victim’s fault, (2) rape is one of the most evil things human do to one another (3) and as a father of a future daughter (I assume) I’m going to give her all the tools and teachings she needs to protect herself from those monsters (self defense classes, high self esteem, body language reading skills, weapons training and etc).

    Get this through your thick heads, the idea of giving women the tools to protect themselves is NOT victim blaming. It’s victim prevention. Just like teaching a child to not talk to strangers, follow strangers or take candy from a stranger is not about blaming the child but about protecting him or her against predators, we aught to be giving girls and women what they need to protect themselves against predators like R Kelly. Do all the things!

    medlilove

    To people who are desperately asking for fundz/donations on tumblr.

    USE THESE REDDIT SUBS INSTEAD PLEASE FOR GOODNESS SAKE!!!!!!!!!

    Hate Reddit if you want, but using these subs are your best chance. People gather in these subs because they have charity to spare:

    /r/Assistance
    /r/legaladvice
    /r/RandomKindness
    /r/Charity
    /r/care
    /r/Random_Acts_Of_Pizza
    /r/Food_Pantry

    https://www.reddit.com/r/RandomActsOfPetFood/
    https://www.reddit.com/r/RandomActsOfChristmas/
    https://www.reddit.com/r/almosthomeless/
    https://www.reddit.com/r/homeless

    /r/freelance 
    /r/povertyfinance
    /r/thrifty
    /r/borrow
    /r/gofundm
    e

    /r/depression
    /r/familysupport
    /r/transitions 

    I never see anyone actually getting any significant donations on tumblr and to be honest, tumblr is the worst place to ask for assistance. Use it as your last resort, it frustrates me to no end seeing people begging for help, reblogging the same post over and over, the same types of posts over and over, to no avail, when people are waiting to help you on a different part of the web
    GO TO WHERE THE HELP IS. IF YOU WANT DIRECT ACTION TO WORK STOP WITH TUMBLR AND USE REDDI
    T.

    PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF SATAN REBLOG THIS SO WE CAN START REDUCING THE AMOUNT OF DONATION POSTS THAT GET STUCK FLOATING AROUND THIS WEBSITE

    redwingedwhump

    Hope this can help some people over here too

    I know some of our community have been stuck in hard spots and this has a LOT of resources

    cabybapa

    here is the link to the petition, i think since it is a parliamentary petition it should only be signed by canadian citizens, but if I am wrong please correct me.

    allthecanadianpolitics

    Yes, only Canadians can sign.

    If you can’t sign, please reblog to spread the word.