projectqueer
Transfeminism is primarily a movement by and for trans women who view their liberation to be intrinsically linked to the liberation of all women and beyond. It is also open to other queers, intersex people, trans men, non-trans [cis] women, non-trans [cis] men, and others who are sympathetic to the needs of trans women and consider their alliance with trans women to be essential for their own liberation. …

Transfeminism is not about taking over existing feminist institutions. Instead, it extends and advances feminism as a whole through our own liberation and coalition work with all others. It stands for trans and non-trans [cis] women alike and asks non-trans [cis] women to stand up for trans women in return. Transfeminism embodies feminist coalition politics in which women from different backgrounds stand up for each other, because if we do not stand for each other, nobody will.

Emi Koyama, “The Transfeminist Manifesto” (via transfeminism)

トランス・フェミニズム…
どんどん専門用語が増えていく…
わたしは、増やすよりも、あえてフェミニズムとだけ言って、その中身を思想の面でも実践の面でも、活性化させる方がいいと思うけど。
でも、運動となったら、やっぱり、フェミニズム運動のなかに、FTMのトランスの人は入りづらい、というのも聞くし、ちゃんとその人たちの場所を確保するっていうのでは、仕方ないのかな。
いずれにしても、日本で、フェミニズムの中でトランスの問題って、それほどまだ真剣に、議論されていない気がする。レズビアンの存在も。フェミニズムや女たちの問題について話すとき、「マイノリティの視点も」なんて感じで、まだまだ「オマケ」的な感じで扱われて、トランス・フェミニズム、なんて言葉が必要とされるほど、フェミニズムとトランスは、近づきあっていないように思う。
日本のフェミニズムは、面白いとも思うけど、「リブ」のときの面白さばかり強調して、75年以降の日本の男女共同参画中心の欧米型・アカデミズム的「フェミニズム」への批判が、フェミニストたちの中でも、結構あったりするのって、ユユシキコト、と私は思ってしまう。いやいや、それよりも、もっと話を先にすすめて、それじゃあ、日本のリブでもいいし、フェミニズムでもいいから、豊かにしましょうよって。リブの人たちのやっていたことは、面白い。私も、そこからたくさん学んだ。だけど、そこからばっかりじゃ学べないことも、たくさんある。欧米のフェミの輸入とか、まねっことか、そういう単純な、というか劣等感に基づくような目的のためではなくて、平等や、セクシュアリティの自由が、日本なんかよりも達成されているような場所で、ドロドロと運動の中で試行錯誤して生まれてくる、実践や思想からは、それなりに、学ぶべきところはたくさんある気がする。思考停止に陥らないような、ヒント、というか。
ところで、ここに載っている論文、日本人の人が書いたように見えるけど…
論文そのものは、まだ読めてないので、また別の機会。

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fuckslikeagirl:

nataliemeansnice:

This week is better than Christmas for me. I love all the strong men and women I was surrounded by and all of the positive feedback we received. We do it all again tomorrow from 12-3 by the Union at UNT. Please stop by! If you think this movement is useless, wait until you see tears spilling from someone’s eyes and they tell you that you’re inspiring and thank you as they walk by because it means something to them. LOVE THE SKIN YOU’RE IN!
BE BRAVE! JOIN THE REVOLUTION!

Gisela Ramirez makes awesome clothes, and awesome people wear them :D

fuckslikeagirl:

nataliemeansnice:

This week is better than Christmas for me. I love all the strong men and women I was surrounded by and all of the positive feedback we received. We do it all again tomorrow from 12-3 by the Union at UNT. Please stop by! If you think this movement is useless, wait until you see tears spilling from someone’s eyes and they tell you that you’re inspiring and thank you as they walk by because it means something to them. LOVE THE SKIN YOU’RE IN!

BE BRAVE! JOIN THE REVOLUTION!

Gisela Ramirez makes awesome clothes, and awesome people wear them :D

projectqueer

youjolgbtq:

misohead:

thambos:

forqueersbyqueers:

(Updated 12/18/11)

LGBTQ Identities Part I - Sexual Identities

  • Heterosexual: Sexual attraction towards those of a different gender.
  • Homosexual: Sexual attraction towards those of the same gender.
  • Bisexual: Sexual attraction towards two genders or gender the same or different to yours.
  • Pansexual: Sexual attraction towards all genders.
  • Polysexual: Sexual attraction towards multiple genders.
  • Skoliosexual: Sexual attraction towards genderqueer or non-binary people.
  • Androsexuality: Sexual attraction towards men or masculinity.
    *Depending on the person they may use Androphilia. I’ve heard both used for 
  • Gynesexuality: Sexual attraction towards women or femininity.
    *Depending on the person that may use Gynophilia.  

So, I’m sure most of you are familiar with a similar post that included several icons that had an identity and then a simple definition underneath it. Unfortunately that post was severely problematic. It had exclusive and erasing wording and had several definitions wrong with it.

I decided to create my own with more inclusive language, less erasive language, and proper definitions. (Though definitions can vary from region to region.) These icons are not all of the LGBTQ identities out there.There are limitless identities, and these are just some of the sexual identities that I know of.

This is also not the only one of these I’ll be doing. I’ll be creating more sets. One of which will be for asexual/demisexual/grey-a identities and another will be for gender identities. Stay tuned.

I’m very open to corrections and suggestions as long as they’re not rude.

Where did “skolio” come from? The only translation I’m seeing for that is a Greek root possibly meaning “school.” And I’m hearing it as too close to “scoliosis” (scoli- coming from skolios for “crooked” according to Wikipedia). Was that scoli- where the “skolio” above came from? If so, I see that as too close to the insult of “bent” which used to be used for GLBQ people, which has been reclaimed to an extent but I don’t see it as much in trans/GQ communities. Honestly I’m just curious where it came from because I haven’t heard “skolio” or “skoliosexual” before and I like etymology and word coining.

I haven’t heard of it before either.

But yay, one of these that gets pansexuality right and doesn’t define it as “attraction only to someone’s personality” or whatever I usually see (which is a perfectly valid orientation, but it’s not my definition of pansexuality, anyway.)

Wtf is with all these sexualities? Why are people so obsessed with labels?!

And poly and pan are the same thing.