"As increasing homophobia and transphobia across Africa threatens to silence the voices of African Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) people, the Queer African Reader brings together a collection of writings, analysis and artistic works that engage with the struggle for LGBTI liberation and inform sexual orientation and gender variance. The book aims to engage a primarily African audience and focuses on intersectionality while including experiences from a variety of contexts including rural communities, from exile, from conflict and post-conflict situations as well as diverse religious and cultural contexts. Contributions from across the continent explore issues such as identity, tactics for activism, international solidarity, homophobia and global politics, intersections with the broader social justice movement in Africa, the feminist movement and LGBTI rights, religion and culture, reconciling the personal with the political"
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TRUE TRANS - A New Docuseries Highlighting Trans Stories (AOL)
I don’t see any reason to put off announcing it any longer, so without further ado, this is the “secret” project I was working on. Check out some of the articles:
- What is Demisexuality?
- Could I Be Demisexual?
- Am I Demisexual If…
- Coming Out As Demisexual
- And more!
Share it, link to it, use it! Consider this a soft launch, and please provide feedback if you have it.* I want to do a bigger launch for Asexual Awareness Week.
* Seriously, I would really appreciate ideas for articles, links and other ways to improve the site.
A unisex pronoun for toddlers in Sweden is now used by adults - and the rest of Europe is following suit.
We haven’t started using it at home yet, but it’s just a matter of habit,” says Sofia Bergman, a Swedish mother of two. “But it’s a good thing if nurseries and schools use it.”
She’s referring to hen, the new Swedish gender-neutral pronoun introduced at two Stockholm nurseries in 2012. Today hen is frequently used by Swedish children and adults alike. Now other European countries are joining the gender-neutrality trend.
“Fourteen major retailers have made changes since we started our campaign almost two years ago,” reports Tricia Lowther, a mother-of-one in northern England and a member of the Let Toys Be Toys initiative, which lobbies for gender-neutral toy aisles. “They’ve taken down boys’ and girls’ signs. The blue and pink aisles remain, but things are happening.”
The retailers doing away with boys’ and girls’ toy signage are major ones indeed: Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Boots. The National Union of Teachers, for its part, has launched the Breaking the Mould initiative to address gender stereotypes in primary schools. Marks & Spencer has gone even further, making its toy labelling gender-neutral. The makers of the popular Nerf gun have, in turn, interpreted the trend their own way, launching a pink version for girls. In Norway, Canada and Australia activists are also calling for an end to boys’ and girls’ signage in toy shops.
Yet in the quest for gender equality in the toddler world, no country has gone as far as Sweden. The nurseries that first introduced hen still use it, and others have joined them. Several new children’s books feature a gender-neutral protagonist.
We blogged about Sweden formally introducing their neutral pronoun when it happened and it’s super exciting to see it having an impact!
Though I would like to point out that in English speaking countries we do already have a gender neutral pronoun option in our common lexicon: they them their. We could totally use it the same way nurseries and schools in Sweden are using it. Just saying!! :D
I originally posted this two years ago (someone submitted it). The CSPH recently reblogged it so it has totally BLOWN UP. Basically all of my activity yesterday was people liking this, reblogging it, and commenting on it. Although many of the comments have been negative it was interesting seeing this make the rounds again so I figured I’d reblog it here too.
#gender #you define you #banish sterotypes #diversity
TRUTH. So simple really :D
Went to an LGBT meet and made a key. OvO
OMG PANSEXUALITY PRIDE KEYYYYYYYY
HOW WAS THIS MADE?????
We are more of a drop in centre that give support and referrals to young people.
However if you would like a list of referrals to go see transgender friendly doctors to get hormones and counsellors to help you with your goals you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you a list of referrals.
Yay that is excellent to hear, glad you had such a fun time :D
We shall see you around FC!
This has been suggested for QMovie Night !!!!
QMovie night is on the 25th of November so get yo best onesies ready and keep an eye on the forum for an update as to whether the onesies are a go!