Some group of researchers just sent me mail on here to invite me to participate in their study about trans peoples’ Marginalization, Mental Health, and Empowerment — offering a “1 in 25 chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card.”
I sent them quite the response.
Let me put this out there: I have been…
“The Same Difference” is an hour-long documentary about lesbians who discriminate against other lesbians and bisexual women by Nneka Onuorah, an associate producer for BET.
“It’s almost like a gang,” Onuorah tells ELIXHER. “This is the criteria. This is what you have to do or you’re not a part of it, you’re not in it, or you’re not real. I thought that was ridiculous” … she wanted to start the conversation and shed some light on those issues …
So far, the teaser has been well received. The LGBT community wants to see it because they are living this every day…
Her fundraising goal is $15,000 and the money raised will go to production costs for her to complete the film. Onuorah does not want to only get the major city perspectives that are always seen. She wants to talk to people in states like Utah, Arkansas, and Washington … she also wants to make sure the message is heard by everyone, not just the lesbian community.
“It’s the same difference,” she says. “It’s not like we [lesbians] just face discrimination or we discriminate against each other and have stereotypes. This happens in the African American [heterosexual] community. From culture to culture, we’re doing this to each other. You can take the ‘lesbian’ out of the film and it will still be as powerful” … “The Same Difference” is sure to spark a national dialogue around identity and the way we police one another. Give what you can to help make this important film happen. Donate here.
I really needed to hear this
Stuff like this is also why representation is important.
preach it, my feminist dragon princesses
now complete! this set will be going up on my redbubble shop as tshirts and stickers c:
Dragons can be feminists too!
Alicia’s American Sign Language Dictionary. Alicia is showing you four important signs in ASL: ”I Love You,” “Queer,” “Bisexual,” and “Transgender.”
When you’re talking about someone’s identity, make sure to only use words they’re OK with.
If anyone has suggestions to improve these pages, they are very much welcome.
Mq. & Mrs. is a queer/trans coloring book in progress that only uses real people as models. New pages are published every Sunday at noon. Interested in modeling for a page? See our site for more info.
Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.
— Malcolm X
This is the proud culmination of many, many, hours of work. I’ve spent days reading, compiling, archiving, and sorting over 460 educational links into one centralized resource. It covers topics, simple to complex, on the following subjects:
- General Social Justice
If anyone has any links or improvements they’d like to add, put it in my inbox or add a comment on one of the pages. All contributions are welcome, but I’m mostly looking to improve the ‘sexuality’ page as there are only 5 links there :(
Best homemade t-shirt award goes to this sweetheart. #weareyou (at Leadbetter Beach)
After decades of living by a binary societal code, more and more people are coming around to the fact that gender isn’t fixed. It’s fluid, and under the weight of individuality, it bends. This concept is gaining traction as more and more transgender and gender nonconforming individuals have their stories highlighted in mainstream media.