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No matter what you look like, what color, what gender, sexual orientation, what size or however many "flaws", healthy, not healthy, working on it, abled, disabled, we are all human, we all deserve to be happy, we all deserve to love ourselves. With this blog you will see all kinds of REAL bodies, REAL people, REAL stories.

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Download Dattch On Android!

annieelainey:

dattch-app:

Dattch, the app for lesbian, bisexual, curious and queer women, is finally available on Android from today!  Download it now.

It’s our very first version on Android and we’re really excited to meet all of our new droid users. Our CEO Robyn Exton will be launching the Android version at the same time as we release the app in New York.

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She’ll be speaking at the Lesbians Who Tech summit in NYC.  “We’ve had thousands and thousands of requests for Android over the past couple of months alone and our early testers have been giving great feedback so we’re really excited to bring Dattch to the Android audience.”

Download the Android app now and join the Dattch community.  Real people, real connections.

Download Dattch On Android! was originally published on Dattch’s blog

DOWNLOADING AS I REBLOG!! IT’S HERE, GUYS!

fuckyeahftmsofcolor:

Hi there!
The name’s Chase, 18, half Native American (Tsimshian, Coast Salish, Musqueam Nation)
Pre-everything, only recently started to transition… I found a therapist, and a group, and have to come out to my family… My friends are all aware, and supportive, but, of course, there’s still the close-minded family to worry about…
From British Columbia, Canada.
Message me, I love to meet new people, and I think it’d be cool to get a few trans or ally friends~

fuckyeahftmsofcolor:

Hi there!

The name’s Chase, 18, half Native American (Tsimshian, Coast Salish, Musqueam Nation)

Pre-everything, only recently started to transition… I found a therapist, and a group, and have to come out to my family… My friends are all aware, and supportive, but, of course, there’s still the close-minded family to worry about…

From British Columbia, Canada.

Message me, I love to meet new people, and I think it’d be cool to get a few trans or ally friends~

fuckyeahfatpositive:

Hey all you beautiful people!!! I’m Elissa, I’m 20 and I live in Vermont!!! I’m a queer (pansexual, grey-romantic demi-sexual) nerdy trans* chick who loves her body and is always up for making new friends!!!
This picture is from the annual awards ceremony hosted by the local queer youth organization, Outright Vermont. The honors people in the community who have made a difference for queer youth in Vermont! My award was for “Camp Outright Camper of the Year” and the certificate reads as follows:
“Honoring an outstanding participant from Camp Outright who helped to make the camp experience positive for everyone around them.
Elissa has been very dedicated to helping individuals transform the way that they think about their bodies and their identities”
Camp Outright is a week long summer camp for queer and allied youth between the ages of 13-22 hosted by Outright Vermont and the YWCA at Camp Hocheloga in South Hero, Vermont. For me it was a profoundly wonderful experience that I’ll never forget. It was the first time I’d been in a space among strangers where I felt totally at home and accepted, and where my gender identity wasn’t the first on my mind. It was an opportunity to be free and also for me to be a kid again, something I’d lost a long time ago with all the shit I’ve been through in my life.

fuckyeahfatpositive:

Hey all you beautiful people!!! I’m Elissa, I’m 20 and I live in Vermont!!! I’m a queer (pansexual, grey-romantic demi-sexual) nerdy trans* chick who loves her body and is always up for making new friends!!!

This picture is from the annual awards ceremony hosted by the local queer youth organization, Outright Vermont. The honors people in the community who have made a difference for queer youth in Vermont! My award was for “Camp Outright Camper of the Year” and the certificate reads as follows:

“Honoring an outstanding participant from Camp Outright who helped to make the camp experience positive for everyone around them.

Elissa has been very dedicated to helping individuals transform the way that they think about their bodies and their identities”

Camp Outright is a week long summer camp for queer and allied youth between the ages of 13-22 hosted by Outright Vermont and the YWCA at Camp Hocheloga in South Hero, Vermont. For me it was a profoundly wonderful experience that I’ll never forget. It was the first time I’d been in a space among strangers where I felt totally at home and accepted, and where my gender identity wasn’t the first on my mind. It was an opportunity to be free and also for me to be a kid again, something I’d lost a long time ago with all the shit I’ve been through in my life.

glittergeek:

this is one of those call-me-a-girl, dissrespect-my-pronouns or post-on-a-bbw-porn-blog-and-i-will-deduct-100-points-from-your-house-and-feed-you-to-a-Dementor kind of posts.
tiger bombshell/they pronouns/fat nonbinary korean 

glittergeek:

this is one of those call-me-a-girl, dissrespect-my-pronouns or post-on-a-bbw-porn-blog-and-i-will-deduct-100-points-from-your-house-and-feed-you-to-a-Dementor kind of posts.


tiger bombshell/they pronouns/fat nonbinary korean 


fuckyeahftmsofcolor:

I’m Micah. 16. African-American in the most literal of ways. Queer. Bigender. Single. Harry Potter lover. Those are words, but they don’t define exactly what it is to be me.  I don’t have any trans* friends at all and I am incredibly awkward. Come enchant me with mindless chatter?
http://slytherin-and-cigarettes.tumblr.com/

fuckyeahftmsofcolor:

I’m Micah. 16. African-American in the most literal of ways. Queer. Bigender. Single. Harry Potter lover. Those are words, but they don’t define exactly what it is to be me.  I don’t have any trans* friends at all and I am incredibly awkward. Come enchant me with mindless chatter?

http://slytherin-and-cigarettes.tumblr.com/

fuckyeahftmsofcolor:

21. FTM/Genderqueer. AZ, USA. Korean-Caucasian. Pre-everything.
Hey all! You can call me Matt :) Message me, follow me, whatever, I love talking to new people and networking.
Hopefully I’ll be on T soon (fingers-crossed) but I have been dealing with some family shit (I have a post about it if you’re intrigued at all haha) so would love to chat about T or family issues or anything else generally. Thanks and be kind!

fuckyeahftmsofcolor:

21. FTM/Genderqueer. AZ, USA. Korean-Caucasian. Pre-everything.

Hey all! You can call me Matt :) Message me, follow me, whatever, I love talking to new people and networking.

Hopefully I’ll be on T soon (fingers-crossed) but I have been dealing with some family shit (I have a post about it if you’re intrigued at all haha) so would love to chat about T or family issues or anything else generally. Thanks and be kind!

transpoc:

Hey there! It’s Quin again. Just taking some pre T pics before I start T in two months! I’ve been naturally transitioning for almost a year. Feel free to ask me anything and follow my journey :]
quinlanskyler.tumblr
[Image is of a man flexing his arms for the camera. He is looking slightly to the right of the picture, and is wearing a black shirt with a design on it. He has short black hair and is inside.]

transpoc:

Hey there! It’s Quin again. Just taking some pre T pics before I start T in two months! I’ve been naturally transitioning for almost a year. Feel free to ask me anything and follow my journey :]

quinlanskyler.tumblr

[Image is of a man flexing his arms for the camera. He is looking slightly to the right of the picture, and is wearing a black shirt with a design on it. He has short black hair and is inside.]

torn1990:

another outfit of the day photoset. I just bought the socks and fell in love with frills all over again! got some compliments today which was awesome. Felt like playing in the leaves. Really enjoyed the combination and contrast between the frilly girly socks and my old, dirty shoes. I love being rough and feminine! dude i never wear those stockings so i was stoked to pair them with something. 

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What Learning From Disability Can Teach Everyone About Sex

outforhealth:

Beautiful piece by Heather Corrina over at Scarleteen. She talks about how living with disability puts you in the mindset of not dwelling on what you can’t do, but rather adapting and focusing on what you can. Which, when applied to sex, can prevent situations like losing an erection not seem like the end of the world:

For instance, maybe you don’t have an erection right now, but you do still have hands a mouth or other body parts that are cooperating just fine that can give a partner and you pleasure, or maybe oral sex on your penis still feels amazing when it’s soft. Maybe your vagina isn’t as wet as you like, so you adapt by using some lubricant or by switching your focus from something to do with your vagina to something to do with your external clitoris, breasts, thighs or neck that feels good. Maybe you can’t have sex comfortably in this position, so you either switch to one that is comfortable, or change something with the other one, like adding a pillow or asking a partner to add support to a part of your body with their hands.

She goes on to point out that malfunctions are going to happen during sex— silly things like farting or momentary issues like leg cramps and muscle spasms. But you can get past them! Often with a better relationship you had with your partner before.

Corrina also talks about beauty standards with regards to people with disability, and how disability awareness can also make people more creative during sex. Preconceived notions of what can be done or is usually done fly right out the window. Just as many queer relationships subvert traditional gender roles because there are no rules for pansexual women dating MTF women, people with disabilities get to start from square one in engineering their own sexual pleasure.

It’s a beautifully written piece that is chock full of feel-good awesomeness and even better ideas. Give it a read.