Jan 15, 2011
While on tumblr calming myself from another crazy day of Lexi’s life I came across the "Queertionary 2.0" and an updated list of queer terminology:
Ace: (orientation) shortened version of and slang term for Asexual, and slang term for Aromantic.
Agender: (gender) see Genderqueer, a- meaning non; being of no gender.
Ally: a person who is not queer/LGBTQ but supports and promotes rights and equality for queer/LGBTQ people.
Androgynous: (gender) the presentation of ambiguous gender, one who presents in such a way.
Jan 4, 2011
If you didn’t catch Ellen the other day you missed out on something extremely special!
Gareth Thomas, a rugby player, recently came out and has become the single openly gay male athlete on any major sports team in the world.
(if it doesn’t work, here is the link! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3OnU_hNVrA)…
Nov 19, 2010
Lexi here again! Yesterday I had organized an event for Transgender Day of Remembrance over here in San Francisco! It turned out well and we had a moderately good crowd come out for our workshop, panel, Q&A session and then performance by Nicole! Nicole is a transwoman who actually has a documentary out about her and she is just the sweetest thing!! After her performance we did a memorial march around campus.
The things I want to share with you all today are:
Nicole’s documentary which all 6 parts are …
Nov 8, 2010
Lexi here again. As I sit here on a monday getting over a cold caused by an all-nighter being pulled so I could focus on a research paper that was pushed aside by my organizing and other various passions I decided I’d blog about burnout and self-care!
One of my top issues is not being able to say NO! I always tell people I work with, it’s totally okay to say "No" and really if you need to take time for yourself then do it and recover. One …
Nov 1, 2010
1) Congrats to my SF Giants for taking the world series!! Woot Woot!
2) As I am thinking about sports and the world series I was on tumblr and came across this article about a trans man playing in the NCAA with his team. He isn’t on hormones or else he would not be eligible for the women’s league but obviously it’s great that he can be out and who he feels he is!
Here’s the link: http://www.outsports.com/os/index.php/component/content/article/24-people/338-transgender-man-to-play-for-womens-basketball-team
And here is the NCLR’s report on trans individuals …
Oct 20, 2010
Lexi again. Today, October 20th, 2010, we are supposed to wear purple for those who took their own lives due to harassment and homophobia. Being who I am I must include transphobia and the need to fight it along with homophobia. Trans, queer, and non-conforming gender folk also suffer from harassment, bullying, and even discrimination from within the “Gay” community itself. So today as we raise awareness of Homophobia and how it has impacted those now 7 youth who have taken their lives, I ask …
Oct 19, 2010
Lexi here. Today I got some of the best news of my young trans life!
I GOT CERTIFIED FOR HORMONES!! By my therapist. So that means as of right now that I can go to my primary care provider, …