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transstudent: What can intersex look like?“My…

transstudent:

What can intersex look like?

“My intersex variation is gonadal dysgenesis. I found out at age 15 when I still hadn’t gotten a period. I have XY chromosomes and I have to take estrogen to help my bone health because I was born without ovaries.”

“My intersex variation is congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH). I found out at birth. CAH is one of few intersex variations with additional medical considerations, because it affects the body’s ability to produce stress hormones. I take testosterone and I identify as transgender.”

“My intersex variation is complete androgen insensitivity syndrome (CAIS). That means my body developed in a way that is “tipically” female, but I was born with XY chromosomes and internal testes instead of ovaries. My body is insensitive to testosterone, so it converts it to estrogen instead.“

"My intersex variation is parcial androgen insensitivity syndrome (PAIS). That means I only partially responded to testosterone in the womb. (Because of this, people with PAIS may havve an ambiguous sex at birth.) My parents found out I have PAIS when I was born. I have XY chromosomes and I identify as transgender.”

Doctors often encourage surgical removal for female-identified intersex people who have internal testes. However, this is NOT medically necessary and has more to do with society’s views on sex and gender. Removing hormone producing organs makes a person reliant on the medical industry for external hormones! Similar to other LGBT groups, intersex people struggle for bodily autonomy. We may have to fight against surgeries we don’t want.

Learn more from InterAct!

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makingqueerhistory:

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1. Cool Rewards

Whatever you pledge, you can get awards like stickers, notebooks, and tote bags. At all levels, you get a personalized thank you, early access to the podcast, space at the monthly Skype hangout, and our eternal love. 

2. More Original Content

We love creating articles and podcast for everyone to learn from and enjoy. Sometimes we even have the pleasure of bringing in guest authors!

3. Less Stress = More Focus

The less we have to stress about funds, the more we can focus on content, support, and expansion.

4. The ability to support more queer projects + creators

More patrons mean we can bring in more guest writers to give their unique perspectives and interests. It also means we can support and share more queer-led projects each month. As we grow, we want our community and fellow creators to grow with us.

5. Ability to brainstorm and release new concepts

The more time we’re able to focus solely on this project, the more time we can brainstorm new ways to uplift, empower, educate, and support our community with new and exciting projects!

6. Expand Our Team

The more funding we have, the more folks we can bring into the project. That means new and better quality content. One of this project’s goals is to bring in more team members.

7. Higher Quality Content

The more time, training, and skills we can invest, the better quality content we can produce.

8. Bi-Monthly Chat

Another Patreon goal is to start a bi-monthly chat with all of our patrons!

9. Expansion

We’ve managed to start a website, bring in guest authors, launch various initiatives like Foster a Library, Project of the Month, and #MQHArtContest. We’d love to expand further in 2018!

10. Spreading Queer History

We run a series of articles and a podcast that work to tell the stories of the queer communities history. Above all else, that’s what it’s about; telling those stories not just to learn about our past, but to look toward the future.

Learning queer history is great, but making queer history is far greater.

makingqueerhistory: [Image: background of rai…

makingqueerhistory:

[Image: background of rainbow watercolour bricks with black text in front. Text: Making Queer History Project of the Month]

Do you run a queer project? Is there a queer project you love?

Send it in! We highlight a different queer project every month, and we love suggestions for who to check out. We highlighted seven incredible projects in 2017; this year, we want to feature even more queer creators!

We have an amazing audience on Tumblr, Facebook, Instagram, and our website. In addition to sharing these projects with a brief article, we look in depth with an interview through our podcast.

If you want to suggest a project for us to cover you can message us here. If you are the runner of a project you want us to consider, please send us in an email at queerhistorypatreon@gmail.com.

lgtbq-ask: Let’s hope for more lgbt represent…

lgtbq-ask:

Let’s hope for more lgbt representation in 2018!

I may not be recognized as non-binary in every…

I may not be recognized as non-binary in every situation, but gender is different everywhere, and which identities are accepted will vary from place to place and time to time. By creating spaces where we do recognize non-binary people, we can help them find their way into spaces that haven’t traditionally acknowledged them. And even if nobody else thought of me as non-binary, I still would be, because what matters is how I think of myself. We get to define our own gender, and our definitions are not up for debate.

This Group Is Tackling LGBTQ Youth Suicide Rat…

This Group Is Tackling LGBTQ Youth Suicide Rates, One Text Message At A Time:

thetrevorproject:

“we are lifting up the voices of the #LGBTQ+ youth that we’re serving, not just in terms of hearing their voices and stories, but also in using data to help fight for policies that help them and fight to end policies that hurt them” 🌟

Remember, if you or someone you know needs support, we’re here for you: thetrevorproject.org/help 🌈

jeffreymarsh: I love you💛

jeffreymarsh:

I love you💛

I may not be recognized as non-binary in every…

I may not be recognized as non-binary in every situation, but gender is different everywhere, and which identities are accepted will vary from place to place and time to time. By creating spaces where we do recognize non-binary people, we can help them find their way into spaces that haven’t traditionally acknowledged them. And even if nobody else thought of me as non-binary, I still would be, because what matters is how I think of myself. We get to define our own gender, and our definitions are not up for debate.

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: “Top 10 reasons for new pa…

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: “Top 10 reasons for new patrons” over a pastel, brushstroke background]

1. Cool Rewards

Whatever you pledge, you can get awards like stickers, notebooks, and tote bags. At all levels, you get a personalized thank you, early access to the podcast, space at the monthly Skype hangout, and our eternal love. 

2. More Original Content

We love creating articles and podcast for everyone to learn from and enjoy. Sometimes we even have the pleasure of bringing in guest authors!

3. Less Stress = More Focus

The less we have to stress about funds, the more we can focus on content, support, and expansion.

4. The ability to support more queer projects + creators

More patrons mean we can bring in more guest writers to give their unique perspectives and interests. It also means we can support and share more queer-led projects each month. As we grow, we want our community and fellow creators to grow with us.

5. Ability to brainstorm and release new concepts

The more time we’re able to focus solely on this project, the more time we can brainstorm new ways to uplift, empower, educate, and support our community with new and exciting projects!

6. Expand Our Team

The more funding we have, the more folks we can bring into the project. That means new and better quality content. One of this project’s goals is to bring in more team members.

7. Higher Quality Content

The more time, training, and skills we can invest, the better quality content we can produce.

8. Bi-Monthly Chat

Another Patreon goal is to start a bi-monthly chat with all of our patrons!

9. Expansion

We’ve managed to start a website, bring in guest authors, launch various initiatives like Foster a Library, Project of the Month, and #MQHArtContest. We’d love to expand further in 2018!

10. Spreading Queer History

We run a series of articles and a podcast that work to tell the stories of the queer communities history. Above all else, that’s what it’s about; telling those stories not just to learn about our past, but to look toward the future.

Learning queer history is great, but making queer history is far greater.

[Image: background of rainbow watercolour bric…

[Image: background of rainbow watercolour bricks with black text in front. Text: Making Queer History Project of the Month]

Do you run a queer project? Is there a queer project you love?

Send it in! We highlight a different queer project every month, and we love suggestions for who to check out. We highlighted seven incredible projects in 2017; this year, we want to feature even more queer creators!

We have an amazing audience on Tumblr, Facebook, Instagram, and our website. In addition to sharing these projects with a brief article, we look in depth with an interview through our podcast.

If you want to suggest a project for us to cover you can message us here. If you are the runner of a project you want us to consider, please send us in an email at queerhistorypatreon@gmail.com.