justice4jane:

Yesterday, July 13, Jane Doe was unexpectedly transferred to CT Juvenile Training School, a locked facility for boys. The transfer was done in secret, without informing her lawyers. DCF is claiming that she is currently being held there in solitary confinement. This means that at best, our…

justice4jane:

Yesterday, July 13, Jane Doe was unexpectedly transferred to CT Juvenile Training School, a locked facility for boys. The transfer was done in secret, without informing her lawyers. DCF is claiming that she is currently being held there in solitary confinement. This means that at best, our…

transhousingnetwork:

My name is Ada, and me and my girlfriend Ivy are desperately looking for an affordable long term place in SF (but we are open to other options like the east bay if it comes to it) to move out of our current, toxic living environment.

We are two trans women with no pets, we are…

Homeless Transsexual New Bohemian Pays it Forward Hoping To Build An LA Empowerment Center

There is a New Bohemian, a transsexual sister on the streets, and she wants to pay it forward. Alexis is raising awareness of the plight of the city’s homeless trans population and hopes to empower our dispossessed community in the Los Angeles area.

She is petitioning Guyton Colantuono, Director of Interim Housing at People Assisting The Homeless (Path) asking that this non-profit help builds a Transsexual Empowerment Shelter based in LA.

Alexis is seeking 200 signatures for herPetition. When that goal is reached, she will take it to Mr. Colantuono and is confident he will help.

The need is real. We read about our slain sisters almost daily and really, 200 signatures isn’t asking a lot. So I asked Alexis to tell us about herself and what she hopes to accomplish.

In her own words…..

I have always wanted there to be more attention brought to helpful resources that improve people’s lives. 

In Nov of 2013, I had some very tough personal things going on in my life that was deeply affecting my outlook. I had had some friends come in my life that were instrumental in helping me avoid isolation, I had been homeless for a couple of years following a heartbreaking divorce…
It wasn’t easy to get through those months because when I entered homelessness I had to distance myself from a previous support network of friends, I didn’t want to have my friends see me as a failure because I lost my family, home and job. I was the provider that people counted on and I was feeling defeated, humiliated and exhausted.

At the same time I had been helping many people on the streets with empowering themselves and I was feeling abandoned by my community because I felt so isolated.

I was communicating the same shelter/center ideas with many organizations in the non profit world, but nothing was really being done it seemed. 

I had some new acquaintances enter my life that became my friends and they were in the trans community. When I was feeling like nobody cared, they showed me that in fact some people do care, and aided me with some much needed support. 
I had to put things into perspective, I was no longer feeling alone, I had finally found other good hearted people in the community that helped me hold things together emotionally and my heart started healing. 
Knowing that I would pay it forward I began to revisit the ideas I had for the community that were geared towards improving another’s life. 

I knew I had a good design for a empowerment program/shelter and wanted to see it go from an idea to a reality.

So I pursued it while I still had a momentum.

I don’t enjoy popularity and don’t want to be considered a leader of trans people. I believe in equality where everyone can lead themselves and we have no hierarchy. I am a very private person and I don’t like a lot of attention, so it’s difficult for me be an advocate and have my privacy surrendered. 
I realized I had to do something though so I followed my heart. It has taken me here…

So, to answer your question…

I have had people in the community help me stay strong enough to follow through with tackling the challenges and working together to improve our shared community. And it just became apparent that I had some pretty revolutionary ideas on how to do that. I felt it to be a worthy challenge to follow through with.

I have lived in two shelters and dealt with much abuse and want to see a world where trans people can enter a shelter and get treated with respect. I have lived on the streets for almost 3 years, aside from a brief exodus.

This shelter/center is about community and discovering a support network while improving the quality of life for yourself and those around you. 
It is a dream I have always had.


Please sign her Petition and we can all pay it forward.

ATTENTION BAY AREA READERS

transhousingnetwork:

the need for shelter in the san francisco bay area has been much more significant than the number of people offering shelter on this page. if you are in san francisco or the bay area please, please submit “have couch” posts if you can, thank you

(via transhousingnetwork)

assholeofday:

John Boehner, Asshole of the Day for June 26, 2014
by TheDailyEdge (Follow @TheDailyEdge)
First, John Boehner abused his power by blowing through $2.3 million of taxpayers’ money in a failed attempt to defend the unconstitutional Defense of Marriage Act.
Then he wasted $73 million of our cash on 55 pointless votes to repeal Obamacare.
Now, just months after refusing to do his job and permit a vote on the Employment Nondiscrimination ACT (ENDA) because he said it would spark “frivolous lawsuits” (and forcing Obama to issue an Executive Order to create the largest single expansion of LGBT workplace protections in US history), John Boehner is launching one of the most puerile, asinine, despicable frivolous lawsuits the nation has ever seen.
It’s so dumb even some conservative legal scholars say Boehner has no legal grounds for the suit.
It’s so ludicrous even Fox News’ Neil Cavuto has laughed in Michele Bachmann’s face about it.
But it’s summertime in an election year. Silly season for the GOP. And Boehner needs some kind of moronic gimmick to distract the Tea Party nutjobs who just shitcanned his buddy Eric Cantor.
The fake IRS scandal has fizzled. Benghazi’s over. And Obamcare’s here to stay. This bullshit’s the best he can come up with.
He’s the worst Speaker in history. Time and again, he refuses to do his job. And now he’s suing Obama simply for doing his.
Speaker John Boehner, for the 8th time, is Asshole of the Day.

assholeofday:

John Boehner, Asshole of the Day for June 26, 2014

by TheDailyEdge ()

First, John Boehner abused his power by blowing through $2.3 million of taxpayers’ money in a failed attempt to defend the unconstitutional Defense of Marriage Act.

Then he wasted $73 million of our cash on 55 pointless votes to repeal Obamacare.

Now, just months after refusing to do his job and permit a vote on the Employment Nondiscrimination ACT (ENDA) because he said it would spark “frivolous lawsuits” (and forcing Obama to issue an Executive Order to create the largest single expansion of LGBT workplace protections in US history), John Boehner is launching one of the most puerile, asinine, despicable frivolous lawsuits the nation has ever seen.

It’s so dumb even some conservative legal scholars say Boehner has no legal grounds for the suit.

It’s so ludicrous even Fox News’ Neil Cavuto has laughed in Michele Bachmann’s face about it.

But it’s summertime in an election year. Silly season for the GOP. And Boehner needs some kind of moronic gimmick to distract the Tea Party nutjobs who just shitcanned his buddy Eric Cantor.

The fake IRS scandal has fizzled. Benghazi’s over. And Obamcare’s here to stay. This bullshit’s the best he can come up with.

He’s the worst Speaker in history. Time and again, he refuses to do his job. And now he’s suing Obama simply for doing his.

Speaker John Boehner, for the 8th time, is Asshole of the Day.

tomoalien:

Yes, it’s real. Yes, it’s greenlit.
Gaben, why have you forsaken us?
Yeah. This piece of transphobic fetishistic garbage has been chosen by the community for release on Steam.
Before the Steam greenlighting, it was backed on IndieGoGo.
Yes, this game is about fetishising trans people. Here, you’ll find the completely false premise where changing your gender from male to female is embarrassing by making “funny” situations caused by the gender change - And one character’s story arc IS BASED ON THIS. Another character turns into a woman and because of looking beautiful becomes a rock idol, except prior to that their interest was tech stuff, which implies that good-looking females can’t be smart. Also, one character gets turned into a flat-chested girl that looks normal and not overly sexualized, and apparently that character’s biggest problem is that they’re a not overly sexualized woman and decided to dabble with their own genetical code to get the “oh so sexy” look. Yeah, order transphobia and they throw in misogyny for free. What a deal.
This makes me sick.

tomoalien:

Yes, it’s real. Yes, it’s greenlit.

Gaben, why have you forsaken us?

Yeah. This piece of transphobic fetishistic garbage has been chosen by the community for release on Steam.

Before the Steam greenlighting, it was backed on IndieGoGo.

Yes, this game is about fetishising trans people. Here, you’ll find the completely false premise where changing your gender from male to female is embarrassing by making “funny” situations caused by the gender change - And one character’s story arc IS BASED ON THIS. Another character turns into a woman and because of looking beautiful becomes a rock idol, except prior to that their interest was tech stuff, which implies that good-looking females can’t be smart. Also, one character gets turned into a flat-chested girl that looks normal and not overly sexualized, and apparently that character’s biggest problem is that they’re a not overly sexualized woman and decided to dabble with their own genetical code to get the “oh so sexy” look. Yeah, order transphobia and they throw in misogyny for free. What a deal.

This makes me sick.

deercr0ssing:

TUMBLR, I need your help!!! Those of you aware, a local advocacy group helped me successfully organize a protest against a pub. But now it’s time for meaningful action that will help all transgender people. This is the county right next to New York City, where there are no anti-discrimination protections for trans people. It’s a very populated area with 1.349 million people. We estimated 20 people for our first demonstration — we got over 50. We’re estimating 100 for this one. But I truly believe, with your help, we can get 200/250. This is only our second demonstration but I think we can do better than local news coverage, only with your help. There’s been a lot of momentum on Long Island. We have politicians speaking at this event but we need the bodies. I think that difference will matter. This may be the road to getting GENDA passed in the greater New York, considering we’re forming a New York Transgender Advocacy Coalition. We’re very grassroots so we need all the help we can get. Please, share this like wildfire so we can make a huge stand. The Facebook event page is here!
The time for trans rights is now.

deercr0ssing:

TUMBLR, I need your help!!! Those of you aware, a local advocacy group helped me successfully organize a protest against a pub. But now it’s time for meaningful action that will help all transgender people. This is the county right next to New York City, where there are no anti-discrimination protections for trans people. It’s a very populated area with 1.349 million people. We estimated 20 people for our first demonstration — we got over 50. We’re estimating 100 for this one. But I truly believe, with your help, we can get 200/250. This is only our second demonstration but I think we can do better than local news coverage, only with your help. There’s been a lot of momentum on Long Island. We have politicians speaking at this event but we need the bodies. I think that difference will matter. This may be the road to getting GENDA passed in the greater New York, considering we’re forming a New York Transgender Advocacy Coalition. We’re very grassroots so we need all the help we can get. Please, share this like wildfire so we can make a huge stand. The Facebook event page is here!

The time for trans rights is now.

mscanyongirl:

If I have learned one thing about parenting, it is this: you have to be prepared for anything and roll with it. It starts from the minute you bring them from the hospital. It continues for the rest of your life.

Yes, in the beginning it is the so-called little issues (which are huge to them at…

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lordetywin:

Gay boys claiming they’re allowed to say ‘tranny’ because they’re fine with people saying ‘faggot’ really need to FUCKING STOP.

People rarely even use ‘faggot’ to denote ‘homosexual’ anymore, it’s really only used as a baseless insult. Homosexuality probably doesn’t even cross the mind of the…