Posts tagged queer
Posts tagged queer
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~
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.
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
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?
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!
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 :]
[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.]
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.
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.
welcome or transitioning without transitioning
we’re going to need the name and address
of every gay boy your ex best friends
ever made fun of you for having a crush on
we’ll be sending them a hand lettered invitation
and a photograph of your new mascara mustache
fill out these forms
use a number two pencil
do not writing in ink,
and save your lipstick for the mirror
you’ll want to change your answers later
here’s the number
of your ex boyfriend’s
you’ll like her
here is a dental dam
a girl scout handbook
a prescription for testosterone
and the collected works of neruda
translated impeccably by a tender hearted three hundred pound drag queen
here are directions to the nearest water park
two quartz points
a vial of cedar wood oil
and the tooth of an anonymous mammal
you’ll be needing them
you will have to find your own secret codes
secret handshakes, secret places
secrets are as essential as favorites
i cannot help you find a favorite place
though i can recommend this little Vietnamese restaurant with the purple awning by the post office
you will be issued a bottle of hydrogen peroxide
a needle, thread, and a bottle of india ink
a fifth of whiskey
you must supply your own courage but you may keep the number two pencil
choose your words and symbols wisely for these you cannot change
we’re sorry for this but you will be evaluated
on your ability to memorize and execute an ideal pancake recipe
your knowledge of the works of john waters
and the speed with which you can remove a brasier
the last test may be executed on yourself or a willing volunteer
i can assure you there will be change
i can assure you these skills will come in handy
i cannot promise you that things will get better
and i cannot promise you things will be okay
the lawyers simply won’t allow me to
i’m going to need your name, shoe size, and pronouns
you may select a new name and new pronouns at any time
though the lawyers want me to inform you
it may not be well received
it is unlikely that your shoes size will change again, but we can’t be sure of anything
anyway, we’ll be seeing you soon
on rocky beaches
sheathed in copper lammé
peach and pocketknife in sunburnt hands
a yell rising in your bitter sugar throat
Hey guys, its the first time I’ve submitted here. I’m first nations, almost 1 year on T, pre-op though. I’m open for asks or whatever. I’m a pretty friendly guy.
Some of our handy handouts designed to help people learn about queer issues and identities!
Photos courtesy ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives Photograph Collection.
carter. twenty. qtpoc.