What It’s Like To Be A Transgender Teen?

 In wake of the CW network developing a new show about the life of a transgender teenager, HuffPost Live sat down with several teens who identify as transgender last week to discuss their experiences.

One transgender teenager, Ryan Cassata, stressed the importance of educating one’s parents about transgender issues as crucial to gaining a system of familial support for one’s gender identity.

Phoenix Schneider, Project Manager at Contact USA, highlighted the need to portray a diverse range of transgender experiences that don’t fixate on violence or trauma:

I think it’s really important to acknowledge that there is a huge transgender community. There is a diverse range of gender identities and there are folks that don’t identify exclusively as male or female — man or woman. I think it’s really important to portray this in the media and have positive representation as well. It’s certainly important to share and educate folks around the reality — the real experience of a trans, genderqueer, non-binary person. Certainly there is more than just negative –there’s so many positive experiences and I think it’s so important to make sure that we’re including those experiences as well in the media.”

Check out the clip above for more from these inspirational trans teens and to watch the full segment head here.

15 Things To Know About Being Transgender By Nicholas M. Teich

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A CARD FOR YOU

From me

Tough times never last, tough people do.

My Friend!

Thought For The Day:
GOOD looks catch the eye but a GOOD personality catches the heart..
You’re blessed with both!’

 

It’s “Friends Day”
Send this to all your good friends.
Even me, if I am one of them.
See how many you get back.
If you get more than 3, you are really a lovable person

………………. I am waiting


I said, “I’m waiting!

 

 

 

 

WELL! Don’t just sit there! Your friends are

waiting for something to LIFT THEM UP today!

my email: axcellazed@yahoo.ca

 

Shocking Olympics announcement

The Olympics just said Russia’s anti-gay crackdown is okay by them. 

Click here to ask the Olympics President Thomas Bach: Are lesbian, gay, bi and trans people included in the Olympic Principles?

 

Outrageous. The Olympic Committee just said they don’t think Russia is violating the Olympic Charter – even though Russians are facing anti-gay arrests, violent attacks, and exclusion.

Olympic host nations are supposed to obey seven principles and Principle 6 says discrimination of any kind is not allowed. But, the Olympic Committee is now acting like lesbian, gay, bi and trans people just don’t count.

Equality doesn’t work like that, so their position needs to be clear. Can you take two minutes to send a quick email to the new Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach and ask him if lesbian, gay, bi and trans people are protected by Principle 6?

Click to get started:
https://www.allout.org/email-olympics-pres

Principle 6 says: “Any form of discrimination with regard to a country or a person on grounds of race, religion, politics, gender or otherwise is incompatible with belonging to the Olympic Movement.

If the Olympic Committee gives Russia a pass on discrimination against millions of its own people, it will shield President Putin from the mounting global pressure to repeal the damaging law.  It also makes it easy for him to ignore the brutal wave of anti-gay violence in Russia. That’s why we need them on the record right now.

The Olympic Committee is accountable to us – the spectators, athletes, and customers of their billion-dollar sponsors. If thousands of us email new Olympic president Thomas Bach now, we can put him on notice. If he won’t answer our question, millions of us could even take the fight to the corporate sponsors, forcing them to step in.

Send an email directly to the Olympic Committee through All Out’s website:
https://www.allout.org/email-olympics-pres

Together, we gathered in 33 cities across the world to put Russia’s anti-gay crackdown in major global newspapers – and led to the British Prime Minister raising the issue personally with Russian President Putin at one of the most important meetings of world leaders this year.

Right now, President Putin is being protected by the Olympic Committee because they seem to think lesbian, gay, bi and trans people don’t count – can you join in and demand answers from them now?
https://www.allout.org/email-olympics-pres

Thanks for going All Out.

Andre, Hayley, Jeremy, Marie, Sabelo, Sara, Simón, Wesley and the rest of the All Out team.

P.S. Cameroon update: Over 65,000 All Out members have signed a petition asking the President of Cameroon to accept new United Nations recommendations to protect all people in his country, no matter who they are or who they love. We’re sending him every signature telling him stop the murder, arrest and severe discrimination faced by lesbian, gay, bi and trans people – but it’s not too late to join in today. Sign now: https://www.allout.org/cameroon-attacks

SOURCE:

IOC: No grounds to challenge Russian anti-gay law as Sochi Olympic Games approach
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/ioc-backs-off-on-russian-anti-gay-law/2013/09/26/38b39266-269c-11e3-9372-92606241ae9c_story.html

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New Moon in Libra!

Take your time to sort through choices as the Libra Sun contacts the ongoing UranusPluto square on October 1 and 3! If you pay attention, the new Moon in Libra on October 4 will show you how to turn stumbling blocks into stepping stones! And when Saturn quincunxes Uranus on October 4, you’ll find that the more adaptable you are, the better you’ll do!

 

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