UPDATE: Tomboy will be playing at the Long Island Film Festival this Saturday! More info here. Thanks Mounia!
Monthly Archives: October 2011
“You’re invited to come out to brunch! The Coming Out Day Brunch is meant to expand our community and bridge the gaps between alumnae, students, and faculty. This event is a great opportunity for people to meet and network as such communities are rarely given a chance to communicate with one another despite their shared experiences. Whether you are queer or an ally, please come and have brunch with us !
Sunday, October 23rd
Do it. The rainbow pancakes command you.
Last night I was alerted to this great site about binders. For those of you who don’t know, a binder is pretty much anything someone uses to make their chest look more flat. They can be pretty important for transmasculine people, especially those who want to be read as men (on the street for instance), and just for their self-image. But all manner of people wear them. For example, they are popular among cis lesbian women.
This site is a great resource for people who have questions about binders–you can ask them for advice, or read through the site to see what they’ve said to other people who have asked them things. They have links to sites where you can buy binders, and I believe they are collecting reviews on binders from them.
Having resources like this is really important because there is some controversy about binding–if done incorrectly, it can have some pretty nasty consequences (you can read about it here). Binders aren’t the cheapest breast-holding devices out there, but if you can find something that other people can vouch for, it’ll probably end up being cheaper than a doctor’s bill.
Hi! I hope some of you who were there are now checking out this site. I am just writing the world cause I think they should know we had an awesome discussion and I’m so glad to have such awesome fellow transfabulous people in my community.
It’s gonna look a little somethin’ like this.
You should be planning your outfits too, cause Genderf*ck (the * in this case stands for u) is coming this Saturday! Check out the facebook even page here.
In honor of National Coming Out Day, let’s all check out this fabulous video about coming out at the intersection of race, immigration rights, and gender.
A couple of supersweet family members of mine alerted me to some great legislation being passed on the sunny side of America.
Two bills, the The Vital Statistics Modernization Act and the Gender Nondiscrimination Act, were signed into law by the governor yesterday. The first “streamlines the current process for trans people to receive a new birth certificate (or other identifying documentation) that reflects their current gender. Trans people must only provide medical documentation from an attending physician to prove that they have undergone ‘clinically appropriate treatment.'” Hopefully, under the new Standards of Care, this might mean none at all? Fingers crossed, everybody.
The second “bulks up employment, housing and other civil rights protections for all Californians, but especially for trans people.”
I’m really excited about this, not just because it means better lives for a lot of our friends out west, but also because it means that these important measures aren’t being lost in the very loud and very shiny battle for gay marriage.