theliberaltony:


Experts have repeatedly debunked the myth that transgender non-discrimination laws give sexual predators access to women’s restrooms, but that hasn’t stopped conservative media outlets from promoting fake news stories to fear monger about trans-inclusive bathrooms.
For as long as the transgender community has fought for protection from discrimination in public spaces, conservatives have peddled the myth that sexual predators will exploit non-discrimination laws to sneak into women’s restrooms.
That fear has been an extremely effective tool for scaring people into voting against even basic protections for transgender people, which is why conservatives routinely use the phrase “bathroom bill" to describe laws prohibiting discrimination in public accommodations. When conservative media outlets attack non-discrimination laws for transgender people, they almost exclusively focus on bathroom and locker room facilities.
But that fear is baseless - completely unsupported by years of evidence from states that already have non-discrimination laws on the books. In a new 
Media Matters report, experts from twelve states - including law enforcement officials, state human rights workers, and sexual assault victims advocates - debunk the myth that non-discrimination laws have any relation to incidents of sexual assault or harassment in public restrooms

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theliberaltony:

Experts have repeatedly debunked the myth that transgender non-discrimination laws give sexual predators access to women’s restrooms, but that hasn’t stopped conservative media outlets from promoting fake news stories to fear monger about trans-inclusive bathrooms.

For as long as the transgender community has fought for protection from discrimination in public spaces, conservatives have peddled the myth that sexual predators will exploit non-discrimination laws to sneak into women’s restrooms.

That fear has been an extremely effective tool for scaring people into voting against even basic protections for transgender people, which is why conservatives routinely use the phrase “bathroom bill" to describe laws prohibiting discrimination in public accommodations. When conservative media outlets attack non-discrimination laws for transgender people, they almost exclusively focus on bathroom and locker room facilities.

But that fear is baseless - completely unsupported by years of evidence from states that already have non-discrimination laws on the books. In a new 
Media Matters report, experts from twelve states - including law enforcement officials, state human rights workers, and sexual assault victims advocates - debunk the myth that non-discrimination laws have any relation to incidents of sexual assault or harassment in public restrooms
Read More

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#piss off  

Tranzister Radio #22 - March 13th, 2014 - Mixcloud

This month we talk with Miki Mappin, a saskatchewan based trans activist, about the Time4Rights campaign and creative way to stimulate social change. In the studio - Joss Riot, Morgan Sea and Riley D talk about creative ways to talk to our family and friends about trans issues. We also talk about trans cartoons, Laura Jane Grace rocking out in an alley and upcoming events.

Music in this Episode: 


Miki Mappin - Trans Activist in Saskatoon talks about the Time4Rights movement to have gender identity and gender expression protected against discrimination. We talk about Miki’s experience with work place discrimination and the various activist events leading up to Saskatchewan’s Trans Week of Awareness.  For resources and information check out Transsask.org or the Facebook pages for Time4Rights and TransSask Support Services.


In the studio we talk about different strategies and stories about coming out to our family.

Riley describes a zine they made called “It’s kinda complicated… Explaining my Gender to family and friends!” - You can get a copy of this zine at Riley’s Etsy store.

But of course, we encourage you to try writing your own zine to discuss your own gender. 
We also mention:

During the show talk about anime/manga that have trans themes. We don’t mention Wandering Son (about a young trans boy and trans girl) but it will likely be reviewed on a future episode. Check out the comics and cartoons below.

EVENTS 

Interested in getting involved in the show?
Email us at transfolkradio(at)gmail(dot)com

Related Tranzister Radio Content :

Lebanon Just Did a Whole Lot More Than Legalize Being Gay ›

lawa7di:

Western onlookers have a very firm notion of the trajectory along which LGBTQ rights should advance. That trajectory places trans rights as a clear “next step,” something that can only be achieved once the groundwork has been laid by the advancement of the “L,” “G,” and perhaps “B” contingencies (representing lesbian, gay, and bisexual, respectively). But the Lebanese courts are not following that trajectory. The same ruling that decriminalized homosexuality also formally recognized gender variation and codified principles of self-identification. This nuanced view of the interplay between sexuality and gender identification doesn’t fit with the traditional (Western) “gay rights” narrative, and has resulted in Western media coverage that almost completely silences the critical role a transwoman played in achieving this landmark ruling.

Proclaiming Lebanon’s ruling as merely a “victory for gays” is not only an insult to the trans issues underpinning the ruling, but also whitewashes the Lebanese LGBTQ movement, painting it with strokes more easily digestible by Western consumers. The Lebanese case was not and is not merely a “victories for gays” – it is a nuanced and praise-worthy assessment of gender variance. While critics have commented that the ruling falls short of tangible “rights” for gays, in many ways it also far surpasses mainstream Western understandings of gender identity. And this deserves some press.

(via breathsfromthebroken)

odetomyday:

Pictures from being on Morgan’s radio show on Thursday! 

you can listen here if ya want 

this is the radio show’s blog 

So I jumped on the powerpoint bandwagon obnoxiously late.

destroyedforcomfort:

debigotizer:

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Here’s the MLK, Jr link in the 10th slide.

So there ya go.

This is utter perfection.

Tranzister Radio 22 - February 13th, 2014 - February Folk / February Funk Edition

Riley D interviews folk musician Porch Cat, who’s new album is released on February 14th. Meanwhile Raphaele and Morgan Sea talk about the news of the hour, week, month. 

Music by Light FiresPorchCat, Our Lady Jay & Novice Theory

Porch Cat - Bandcamp & Tumblr

Riley (ED) - Bandcamp & Tumblr

Porch Cat and Riley are both folk musicians based in the states, and both released new albums on the 14th. 

MONTREAL EVENTS

February 14th - Annual Memorial March for Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women - (Live Radio Broadcast from the Event)
February 14th - Village-Solidaire protest against Police
February 14th - Self-Love Caberet
February 14th - NOISE IS A DRAG IN THE MIDDLE OF A DANCE PARTY
February 15th - Against The Wall Queer Play Party
February 18 - 27th - Radical Sex Week
February 27th - Slippery Slope Cabaret
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arch 3rd - Monthly Community Supper at ASTTEQ
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arch 13th - Tranzister Radio returns!

Interested in getting involved in the show? 
Email us at transfolkradio(at)gmail(dot)com

Riley Dee singing about Gone with the Wind

odetomyday:

Oh, Scarlett - Esmond on Clarinet 

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princessotto:

Do you do drag, burlesque, choreographed dances performed only in front of yr cat? Do you love performing in front of a bunch of people? Have you never done it but are looking for the perfect opportunity to do it for the first time? Queeraoke, now in it’s second run, is looking for performances for party on February 21st! (Full event description after the cut)As always, no experience necessary. Seriously, you could come in and improv the whole thing on the spot and we’d be the most stoked. But, if you do have something you’d like to perform, please get in touch with Otto (princessotto.tumblr.com) **************************************************************************Queeraoke est de retour ! Venez pour une soirée avec vos amiEs, des danses chorégraphiées et des chansons chouettes. Ne viens pas trop tard afin de s’assurer qu’on peut jouer ta chanson. Il y aura un party à danser! Contactez Otto (princessotto.tumblr.com) en avance si vous voulez jouer ou chanter une chanson pendant la soirée. 
————————————————————————-Queeraoke - a night of karaoke, choreographed danced routines, and sweet tunes - has returned to La Belle Époque! Come early to make sure your song gets played! Stay late to dance the night away! For anyone who wants to make karaoke requests in advance or who would like to perform during the night, please contact Otto (princessotto.tumblr.com).

princessotto:

Do you do drag, burlesque, choreographed dances performed only in front of yr cat? Do you love performing in front of a bunch of people? Have you never done it but are looking for the perfect opportunity to do it for the first time? Queeraoke, now in it’s second run, is looking for performances for party on February 21st! (Full event description after the cut)

As always, no experience necessary. Seriously, you could come in and improv the whole thing on the spot and we’d be the most stoked. But, if you do have something you’d like to perform, please get in touch with Otto (princessotto.tumblr.com) 


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Queeraoke est de retour ! Venez pour une soirée avec vos amiEs, des danses chorégraphiées et des chansons chouettes. Ne viens pas trop tard afin de s’assurer qu’on peut jouer ta chanson. Il y aura un party à danser! Contactez Otto (princessotto.tumblr.com) en avance si vous voulez jouer ou chanter une chanson pendant la soirée. 

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Queeraoke - a night of karaoke, choreographed danced routines, and sweet tunes - has returned to La Belle Époque! Come early to make sure your song gets played! Stay late to dance the night away! For anyone who wants to make karaoke requests in advance or who would like to perform during the night, please contact Otto (princessotto.tumblr.com).

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#Montreal   #event  

Using Your Ladycock as a Fashion Accessory

twohungtgirls:

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Using Your Ladycock as a Fashion Accessory
by Haley Rose

    So you wanna rock out with your cock out? Blatant bulges are barely worthy of mention when men are the bearers in question, but put that cock between the legs of a lady and suddenly the subject is inherently interesting. Some girls have it easy ‘cause they’re teeny and can hide in a bikini but for those of us with some clunk to our junk, this prospect becomes less probable.

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    …So, why bother?

    It’s an unavoidable fact that mainstream society is way out of fashion and simply can’t keep up with the avant-garde, but those of us in the know have found that ladycocks can be the hottest accessory in our ensemble. As an alluring accent or conversation starting statement piece, ladycocks are versatile, functional, and fashionable.

    Work It, Don’t Jerk It!
    
    While most men carry their packages as a buck does its horns, we women are frequently pressured to be lady-like and non-threatening in our posture. When not tucking, make sure to let your cock simply be present, accenting your outfit like a purse or a scarf. Using your ladycock as an accessory means allowing it to accentuate your wardrobe without drawing all the attention.

HOT TIPS:
-Pencil skirts should be tight enough to accentuate the outline of the shaft without defining every vein and contour (use leggings and dark colors to help your cock blend in).
-When wearing skinny jeans, let your ladycock simply rest in the pants, like a sly smile just below your belt.
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-Trying to conceal your ladycock by holding your purse, coat, etc in front of her will only draw more attention. Wear your ladycock with confidence, as if it’s simply a fact. It’s like forgetting to shave your legs and not giving a fuck about it.
-If you’re particularly gifted and can’t seem to conceal your cock, try buying some lacy ribbon and tying a bow around her; it will add a cuteness factor while making it less threatening to cis people (let’s be real, it’s all about them).
-Be sure to avoid public arousal or you’ll lose a pair of panties and your accessory will become a statement piece… Unless that’s what you’re going for, in which case…

    Swing Like a Meat Hook, Baby!

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   For those of us with a more daring sense of fashion (see: houndstooth on houndstooth), ladycocks can be the statement piece that ties a whole outfit together. Letting your freak flag fly may come naturally or be a bit of a challenge; either way, you better be ready to rock that cock like a prostitute rocks six inch heels; flawlessly.
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HOT TIPS:
-Show no weakness, don’t lose confidence, and don’t break concentration. Be matter-of-fact about your package, even in-your-face (though don’t actually put it in someone’s face unless you’ve had a talk regarding consent first).
-Like fucking with gender norms when it comes to fashion? Ladycock can be the perfect way to go the extra eight or so inches when butching it up. Try wearing your ladycock with a pair of skinny jeans, Chuck Taylors, a simple v-neck, and a nice coat with shoulder pads.
-Treat your ladycock like you treat your tits!
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Think about how much money and effort some girls put into making their breasts look awesome and then direct that energy downwards. No, I’m not suggesting using bronzer to make your balls look bigger (assuming you still have them) but if you’re gonna stuff your tits into a push-up bra why not pick out a pair of jeans that really makes your cock look great? It’s way better than having tacky crap on your butt pockets.


Stop keeping your cock in the back of your closet; practice making her a part of your regular wardrobe. Looking for styling tips and ways to make your cock fit your particular fashion sense? Try looking to magazines, TV, movies, and advertisements for positive, trans, fashion role models.

Oh… right. Well, there’s always tumblr…

Anonymous asked: As a gender revolutionary how imported is passing? Surely it’s a conventional nod from the mainstream and nothing much to be excited about?

roycevomit:

Its a complicated topic. I am critical of the concept of passing, and on the one hand I want to destroy it along with the oppressive construct of gender itself.

But hey, I also have to deal with dysphoria and all the nasty shit that comes with growing up as a trans woman in this society, and fuck you for criticizing my mild excitement over the possibility of maybe not being harassed and misgendered all the fucking time for being a trans woman.

So yeah. Im not personally about assimilation or going stealth, I want to end gender, but I also have to navigate it, and having people read me as a man is very harmful to me on many levels, at its worst it make me want to die, and its shitty of you to imply you know how I should live my own fucking life.

Also while I am radical , my gender is about survival, its not a purely political stance. And gender revolutionary sounds trite as shit, I dont think any of my radical friends would use that phrase seriously.

tobitastic:

Money Shot Blues & How to Fake Ejaculation
Contains nudity and explicit content

A related pair of short films. In Money Shot Blues Tobi recalls her brief experience in mainstream shemale* porn and some of the unexpected difficulties she encountered.  How to Fake Ejaculation is a humorously presented short instructional demonstration of several techniques for faking ejaculation on camera.

*Note: this is a derogatory term and it is not okay to use this word for Tobi or anyone else who does not explicitly choose to use it. It is used here only to describe the industry that has named itself using this term.

Tranzister Radio #20 - January 9th, 2014

Interview with Royce Icon, Portland based Artist and Musician

Hosted by Raphaёle and Morgan Sea

Featuring Music by Velvet FistWhite MascaraNoctis CorvidaeA Stick and A Stone, and accidently some cis dude named Elliot.

Cover Art was drawn by Royce Icon,

News Stories

Events

Interested in getting involved in the show? 
Email us at transfolkradio(at)gmail(dot)com

official fundraiser for royce! ›

b8l:

so as a lot of you probably already know, royce split with her partner and had to leave their apartment because it was no longer safe for her, which has pushed her into homelessness. she still has to cover all the same expenses she did before only with a lot less resources: she has to cover…

freececemcdonald:

Dear CeCe McDonald supporters, The rumors are true: CeCe is scheduled to be released from prison in January. She will wait and write a public statement about her release after she gets out of prison, because she wants to tell you all in her own words and own time. She would like to spend her first days out in privacy, with people she feels close to. Again, information about her release will be shared when CeCe feels it is the right time to do so. In the meantime, she and her support committee ask everyone to be patient.  We are excited to throw her a party, the weekend after her release. As soon as the venue and date are confirmed, we will announce! This party is a chance for everyone who has been supporting CeCe to come out and celebrate her release with her.  Many of you are eager to send contributions of money or materials, to aid in her transition home. Keep an eye on the FreeCece Mcdonald Facebook page for specific ‘asks’ in the future. Right now, because of the incredible support of her community here in Minneapolis and around the world, she will be safe, comfortable, and cared for when she rejoins us. Please consider sending a donation to other incarcerated people or abolition movements. (Check out the Rainbow Defense Fund http://rainbowdefensefund.wordpress.com/). Thanks everyone for supporting CeCe, and for supporting her now in the way she most needs: with your patience.  ~ CeCe Support Committee

freececemcdonald:

Dear CeCe McDonald supporters,

The rumors are true: CeCe is scheduled to be released from prison in January. She will wait and write a public statement about her release after she gets out of prison, because she wants to tell you all in her own words and own time. She would like to spend her first days out in privacy, with people she feels close to. Again, information about her release will be shared when CeCe feels it is the right time to do so. In the meantime, she and her support committee ask everyone to be patient.

We are excited to throw her a party, the weekend after her release. As soon as the venue and date are confirmed, we will announce! This party is a chance for everyone who has been supporting CeCe to come out and celebrate her release with her.

Many of you are eager to send contributions of money or materials, to aid in her transition home. Keep an eye on the FreeCece Mcdonald Facebook page for specific ‘asks’ in the future. Right now, because of the incredible support of her community here in Minneapolis and around the world, she will be safe, comfortable, and cared for when she rejoins us. Please consider sending a donation to other incarcerated people or abolition movements. (Check out the Rainbow Defense Fund http://rainbowdefensefund.wordpress.com/).

Thanks everyone for supporting CeCe, and for supporting her now in the way she most needs: with your patience.

~ CeCe Support Committee

(via queerandpresentdanger)