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|Monday, July 2nd, 2007|
I'm a psych major and starting to think ahead to a senior project, which I'd like to do on something trans related. What I'd like to know from you wonderful folks is what do you think would make a good topic? What should people study? What would you like to know, or what do you think is worth others knowing?
I would also like to keep it youth related, so something that can be studied before someone turns, say, 20. The younger the better though.
|Thursday, April 5th, 2007|
Natural transexual, and looking for the same in NYC. Hit me up if you are here. I need friends, pals and discussion parters. My interests are wide and far, and I am a reflective thoughtful person. Also, I am looking for a boyfriend, a younger and naturally transitioning, if anyone needs a fun and cool boyfriend, respond. If you know of anyone who does, or a good group to join, let me know. I can definitely help the boy (legal age!!) and myself...So, speak up and to me, let's live up who we are to the fullest.
|Tuesday, March 13th, 2007|
|Saturday, November 25th, 2006|
|Monday, November 13th, 2006|
|Saturday, October 14th, 2006|
GenderQueer Revolution, the national organization dedicated to empowering people of all genders, helping people to embrace the gift of gender in their own lives and in the lives of others, supporting and cultivating genderqueer, gender-gifted individuals and communities, uniquely gender-gifted art, spirituality, research, and academics, and educating and building bridges across trans, gendered, queer, and non-queer communities and beyond....
...has a MySpace. Become a Friend to GQR today! For those of you who prefer connecting and staying informed through MySpace, becoming a MySpace Friend to GQR will enable you to stay current with GQR and genderqueer events, opportunities, updates, and news, and you just might make some friends with other gender-gifted, gender-fabulous people across the nation, maybe the world.
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|Wednesday, September 20th, 2006|
9/24: GenderQueer Revolution Monthly CoffeeTalk: Sunday, 9-24
The Los Angeles chapter of GQR meets monthly on the 4th Sunday of every month in the Silverlake area.
Remaining Coffeetalk dates for the rest of the year: September 24, October 22, November 26, break in December, resume January 28, 2007
To chat in real time with the folks at the LA Coffeetalk, find us online through Yahoo! Chat. Natasha (Yahoo ID: xiomberg) is waiting to include you in the discussion!
9/24 - GenderQueer Revolution Monthly CoffeeTalk: Sunday, September, 24
(Please distribute widely. Thank you.)
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|Wednesday, July 12th, 2006|
We'd appreciate your input!
Hi, I'm posting here because it is glbtq related and I feel strongly that your input can really make a difference. However, if it is not in alignment with the essence of this community, please feel free to release this post.
I want to introduce a brand-new homo/bi/t friendly community: happy_gay_life
This is a community dedicated to building a positive glbtq image by sharing joyful and constructive experiences of being glbtq.
Have you ever been to a place you've never been before but the people you meet, the things you see feel so familiar as if you've known each other for a long long time?
This is such a magical place where we meet in the secret garden of our hearts, where we connect together as Rainbow brothers and sisters to celebrate our blessings and share these special moments when our hearts say a resonant "yes!" to life.
Every time we share a line of joy, we're contributing to building a positive glbtq image and creating a better life for ourselves.
Come! Join us and have some fun!
|Wednesday, March 1st, 2006|
"I know the signs of self-destruction so I try to stop each new kid"
© show some heart ©
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|Self-Injury: You are NOT the only one.|
Monday, March 1, 2006 is SI Awareness Day."We are male and female. We are artists, athletes, students, and business owners. We have depression, DID, PTSD, eating disorders, borderline personalities, bipolar disorder, or maybe no formal diagnosis at all. Some of us were abused, some were not. We are straight, bi, and gay. We come from all walks of life and can be any age. We are every single race or religion that you can possibly think of. Our common link is this: We are in pain. We self-injure. And we are not freaks."
I know too many people for whom this is applicable.
Take a minute to read about it.
Take a second to understand.
[cross posted like crazy]
|Friday, October 21st, 2005|
DEADLINE: October 31st!
Winter is fast approaching in Canada! The leaves are changing; there is a chill in the air; and it recently snowed in Alberta. Sadly, this signals the end of this year’s rescue opportunity for Premarin mares and foals. The ranchers will be forced to bring the horses out of pasture.
Since it is extremely costly for the ranchers to feed them hay and grains, nearly 200 hundred horses will end up at auction, many of whom will be slaughtered. Please adopt and save a Premarin horse from slaughter.
Please go to PMU Rescue (http://www.pmurescue.org/) or The Animali Farm (http://www.theanimalifarm.com/) for a list of Premarin horses currently available for adoption or click here to read more (https://secure2.convio.net/aspca/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&id=1781&JServSessionIdr012=d59jwf9zt1.app24b).
Jill Buckley, Esq.
Legislative Liaison, Western Region
|Sunday, April 10th, 2005|
</b></i> Pre-op FtM looking for advice on binding...
Cross-posted to several communities.
I'll apologise in advance for my post being very similar to many that have already been made. I already checked all the related previous ones that I could find, and none of them really answered my question.
I have about $40 saved up now, and I'm looking into getting my first binder. I tried to use an Ace bandage in the past, but I only have one and it didn't work too well by itself. I live with my parents, who are completely unaware of everything, so I have to be relatively secretive about this sort of thing. I couldn't exactly go out and buy more. (I'm a pretty asocial person. I have no friends, no driver's license, and nowhere to go even if I did. So I stay at home. The only time I get out is with my parents.) I already have a friend lined up who's agreed to sign my money order for me and let me have my binder sent to her house, and now the question is what type to get. I've been looking at the underworks website, and while I've figured out ordering/payment, I still have no clue what kind to get. I'm about 5'4½", ~132-138 lbs, average build. I'm not sure how big around my chest is, but the last time I measured (a few years ago), I believe it was approximately 34-35 inches. I normally wear a 36A or 34B, but I've tried on 34C before and it didn't seem too big. Then again, I'm relatively out-of-touch with exactly how they're supposed to fit. Also, if it matters at all in my choosing, my waist is about 30 inches (assuming I measured right) and my hips are about 37.
So my question is simply: Which type of binder should I get? Double front compression, tri-top, or power/extra power compression vest? Also, help with size choice would be appreciated.
That's enough rambling from me now. Sorry this post was so lengthy and redundant. Thanks in advance guys.
|Tuesday, January 25th, 2005|
X-Posted like crazy
If you are:
- in high school
- in a gsa
- near Middlebury, CT or willing to find transportation there
- and want to get together with other schools,
leave me one! our school's gsa is looking to meet with others, so let me know.
|Thursday, December 2nd, 2004|
|Tuesday, September 21st, 2004|
Okay, before I say anything else, I'm going to apologise for cross-posting. X.x; I'm sorry, but I really need to know if anyone knows about this.
Does ANYONE know anything about the laws regarding anything relating to FtM transitioning in Illinois? As far as name change, whether or not you need a hysto, etc?
If anyone knows anything about it, any info would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance!
-x-Tobias Current Mood: curious
|Thursday, September 16th, 2004|
It's nto a damn joke this time....Rest in Peace Johnny. We will always love you.Johnny Ramone of 'The Ramones' Dies at 55
CHRIS T. NGUYEN, Associated Press Writer
LOS ANGELES - Johnny Ramone, guitarist and co-founder of the seminal punk band "The Ramones" that influenced a generation of rockers, has died. He was 55.
Ramone, who had been fighting a five-year battle with prostate cancer, died in his sleep Wednesday afternoon at his Los Angeles home surrounded by friends and family, said the band's longtime artistic director Arturo Vega.
"He was the guy with a strategy. He was the guy who not only looked after the band's interest but he also was their defender," Vega said in a telephone interview from New York.
Ramone, whose birth name is John Cummings, had been hospitalized in June at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Johnny Ramone was one of the original members of the struggling Ramones, whose hit songs "I wanna be sedated" and "Blitzkrieg Bop," among others, earned them an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.
Johnny Ramone co-founded "The Ramones" in 1974 in New York along with singer Joey Ramone, bassist DeeDee Ramone and drummer Tommy Ramone, who is the only surviving member of the original band. All four band members had different last names, but took the common name Ramone.
Joey Ramone, whose real name is Jeff Hyman, died in 2001 of lymphatic cancer. Dee Dee Ramone, whose real name is Douglas Colvin, died from a drug overdose in 2002.
Clad in leather jackets and long black mops of hair, the group started out in legendary New York clubs like CBGB and Max's Kansas City, where they blasted their rapid-fire songs.
Since its debut album in 1976, the band struggled for commercial success, but they left a formidable imprint on the rock genre. Though they never had a Top 40 song, the Ramones influenced scores of followers, including bands such as Green Day and Nirvana.
Even Bruce Springsteen (news) was moved. After seeing the Ramones in Asbury Park, N.J., Springsteen wrote "Hungry Heart" for the band. His manager, however, swayed him to keep the song for himself and it became a hit single.
The band had encounters with other big names, including producer Phil Spector, who collaborated with the band in 1980. During the session, the late bassist Dee Dee Ramone said Spector pulled a gun on the band.
"The Ramones had it rough," said Vega, who's worked with the band for 30 years. "The band almost had to be protected from people who were taking advantage of them. There was never any money made."
Johnny Ramone changed that by demanding more money for performances, but still kept a close watch on the band's budget; Vega recalled how Johnny Ramone would insist that the band drive nonstop between Boston and New York for shows instead of spending the night in a hotel.
In addition to his financial conservatism, the guitarist was politically conservative — the late Ronald Reagan (news - web sites) was Ramone's favorite president, Vega said.
Fans have remained loyal to the Ramones, and the Ramones over the years have been loyal to their fans. In 1979, while shooting scenes for the film "Rock 'n' Roll High School," the Ramones — ignoring the director's order — played a concert-length session for fans who had paid to be extras, Vega said.
"The Ramones never ever lost their image, their aura of being the ultimate underdog, the voice of the angry young man," Vega said.
A tribute concert and cancer research fund-raiser was held Sunday in Los Angeles to celebrate the band's 30th anniversary. It featured performances from Los Angeles punk band X, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Henry Rollins and others.
Along with his wife, Linda Cummings, Johnny Ramone was surrounded at his death by friends, including Pearl Jam rocker Eddie Vedder, singer Rob Zombie and others. Other friends who gathered at his Los Angeles home included Lisa Marie Presley, Pete Yorn, Vincent Gallo and Talia Shire.
He is survived by his wife and his mother, Estelle Cummings. He will be cremated during a private ceremony.
|Monday, August 9th, 2004|
Okay, I have two questions for everyone tonight.
First, is there anyone here who either lives in, or knows a trans or trans-friendly person that lives in, Illinois? I'd really like to find someone I can talk to face-to-face about things.
Second, I had a thought: My best friend from the time I started school until the sixth grade was a boy. Do you think that type of thing might have any influence on this sort of thing whatsoever?
Any answers to either of the two questions would be greatly appreciated... Thank you.
Cross-posted in several communities. Current Mood: curious
|Tuesday, August 3rd, 2004|
Well, I just joined the community and thought I might say hello.
I'm seventeen, bisexual, live in Illinois, and I'm an anime nut. And ever since I was little I've always felt I belonged in the so-called "male world". All my best friends growing up were guys, and I've always acted far more 'boyish' than my (few) female friends. I've only just recently begun to look into things; mostly because I'm finally beginning to get disgusted with the body and social role I seem to be trapped in. I'm looking into someday (when I have money and am away from my mother) making the trip across the spectrum, but as of yet I've not spoken to anyone but a few friends about it. The most important of these friends is probably a male friend of mine who's also thinking of making the transition. He's really helped me find a lot of information on the subject, and is the one who convinced me that it is indeed possible in the first place.
I can't really think of anything else that I feel needs to be said at the moment, so there you have it, I suppose. I just thought I should introduce myself.
My apologies if you're in another community that I've joined today... I used basically the same introduction for every one. =X.x=;;; Current Mood: nervous
|Wednesday, July 28th, 2004|
YOUR (not-so-loyal, but still loving) MODERATOR ASKS YOUR ASSISTANCE!!!
Okay folks, here's the deal. I signed up at this site called 'freeiPods.com' to recieve a $250- gift certificate to iTunes. So yeah, of course it's a scam, but I read the directions so I know how to work it out. All I have to do is have five people complete what they ask and they'll send it out. People don't get that and so they don't get teh money, but I read it so i know. lol.
So I have sent it out to three people I know (two under personal alias e-mails...lol). I need at least two of ya' to help me out here please!!
Be good to me and if ya sign up I'll return the favor so you can get your free iPod or iTunes money. Click on the link to be nice to me!! If you do this, respond letting me know you did, so I can check the status of my free money! woo woo!
PLEASE DO THIS FOR ME!!!! (im oh so broke, so help me out here!)
When you do this, cuz folks, you better, make sure that teh number 7460154 is at the end of teh tag. This gives my accoutn the credit for sending you there. if you go to teh regular site, no points for me. if the link isn't working...it is: http://www.freeiPods.com/default.aspx?referer=7460154
THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR HELPING ME OUT!!! (i will lurve you forever, or until you piss me off!)
|Wednesday, July 21st, 2004|
|Tuesday, June 15th, 2004|
Ramones Guitarist Losing Fight with Cancer –Report
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The guitarist with pioneering punk rock band the Ramones is fighting a losing a battle with cancer in a Los Angeles hospital, Rolling Stone magazine reported on its Web site on Tuesday.
Johnny Ramone, 55, whose real name is John Cummings, was diagnosed with prostate cancer four years ago, and it has now spread throughout his body, Rollingstone.com quoted the band's drummer, Marky Ramone, as saying.
"Johnny's been a champ in confronting this, but at this point I think the chances are slim," Marky Ramone said in the report. "John never smoked cigarettes, he wasn't a heavy drinker and he was always into his health. It just proves when cancer seeks a body to penetrate, it doesn't matter how healthy you are or how unhealthy you are. It just seeps in and there's nothing you can do."
The Ramones, famed for playing their high-energy, unpolished songs at breakneck speed, rose to fame in New York City in 1974, paving the way for such British punk rock icons as the Sex Pistols and the Clash.
The band made its mark with such tunes as "Blitzkrieg Bop," "Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue" and "Sheena Is a Punk Rocker," but it never achieved the same commercial success as acts that followed in its path. The Ramones officially retired in 1996.
The band's singer, Joey Ramone (ne Jeff Hyman), died in 2001 of lymphatic cancer, while bassist Dee Dee Ramone (Douglas Colvin) died from a drug overdose the following year.
Current Mood: depressed