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My name's Mike and I'm pre-everything. I'm 18 and out to 98% of my friends who are pretty cool about me being transgendered although they still call me by my birth name for the most part. I used to rarely bind, but am begining to do it more often, hopefully daily althought its with ACE bandages. I do not pack, use a STP device, or go into the male restrooms. My father knows, but completly ignores the fact and the rest of my family has no idea.

Here's my questions:

I'm a senior in high school, and in JROTC (I love the program and Idk if me being out would create an issue). Would it be a good move to come out to the highschool so I could graduate under my prefered name? I'm worried about the Staff and Administration reaction, not as much the students.

Also, what can I start under the radar living in my house without my parents knowing this year to get a jump on transistioning??

Does anyone know of some good colleges in TX that are friendly with Transistioning??

Anything else that you all know that could help me out???

hi!

i ve been so busy i haven't benn able to introduce myself!
name: fionna or fi
sex: female
sexuality: somewhere between bisexual and lesbian. . .not quite sure yet
are you out?:knid of. i don't hide it. i have come out but as bi but people just ignore it or pretend they don't know or it's not real. my parents know.
single or taken:sadly single=(
age:16
location:ely, minnesota
screen name:little_becca
other: i ve always known i was queer, i didn't have to stuggle to figure it out( excpet exactly what i am). i first attempted to come out to my mom at age 7!
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in need of people willing to help with my research paper.

i'm writing a paper about glbt/minority teen (ages 13-19) drug use, if anyone would do the following questioneer i'd greatly appreciate it. comment here if you'd like, i set the comments as screened, and you can do it anonymously. also you can send it to me on aim (sn: jenniy122) or email (jenniy122@aim.com). if you're not comfortable answering a certain question, don't. all to protect your privacy.
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Rorschach

LBT Takeover

Well, as many of you know, this past weekend was Gay Days at Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure. While I couldn't go to the evnt, I did work both days and walked the park a bit before and after work, and I've gotta say, I could not be more disappointed. This was for a variety of reasons, but here's my number-one issue: rather than a park full of my "family," I saw a park full of middle aged gay men. Where were the lesbians? The bisexuals? The transpeaople? Granted, I work at Hungry Bear, home of the "bear lover" meet-up, but still. I literally saw less than 5 red-shirt-clad women the entire weekend. Those I did were in their 40s. I began to realize that, despite having one meet-up a day specifically for women and a couple for youth, these men are the people Gay Days really target. And, for a 19-year-old dyke hoping to meet others like herself, this is damned disappointing.

So I'm proposing that we stage an LBT takeover. Either at next years' Gay Days or (this is my preference, especially because I don't feel like waiting another whole year after spending the whole last year looking forward to this), on our own day. Which is not to say your average, everyday gay man can't come, but this is not targeted at them. Just like we can come to Gay Days, but it's not targeted at us. Hell, we could even give the guys a little meet-up.

So, who's with me?

Official site for Anaheim Gay Days is here.

X-posted like crazy.
Commasutra

Need some advice.

Okay, I need some advice on a roommate situation I have run into. Alrighty then. I go to a school which attracts a pretty conservative crowd on average. I am a junior, and on a hall in the men's dorm which is predominantly upperclassmen. As a roommate this year I have a freshman. Now before he moved in yesterday, we had talked on the phone once to discuss the layout of the room, what he needed to bring, etc... Now when I got back from work yesterday afternoon, after I said hi to him, introduced myself, and shook his hand. Then after he introduced himself and shook back, the second words right out of his mouth were "I've requested a room change because I saw you're gay, and I am sure you are a good guy and everything, I just don't want to be around that." He knew because I had a sticker on my loft with the rainbow flag and "I don't even THINK straight" on my loft (which I have now taken down) and an HRC sticker on my whiteboard. He had talked to the RA on my floor (a good friend btw) beforehand actually, and not only asked him if I was gay, but if he go ahead and get a room change, and how to expedite that. In its self, this isn't too bothering. What is really bother me though is that he didn't take a chance at getting to know the person behind the gayness (I am actually pretty "straight" acting when it comes down to it).

Since then its more or less worked, though he has been out of the room a lot (driving around thinking I guess). We were able to make some small talk last night before we both went to bed about class and stuff, but I can still sense an uncomfortableness in him.

My RA friend recommended us both sitting down as adults and talking about this with him as a moderator/character witness, since my roomie will be in the room for at least the next two weeks (if Res Life can even find somewhere else to put him in the full dorm). I know I need to sit down and address his uncomfortableness, and how this thing is going to work. I know what I want to say, but I just don't know how to phrase it very well so that it doesn't come out sounding like its a formal relationship or something. Any suggestions? Thanks!

Cross posted to lgbt_college.
bourdie

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Name: Jayden
Sex: FTM
Sexuality: Pansexual
Are you out: Mostly
Single or taken: single and not looking at the moment
Age: 19
Location: Upstate NY
Screen Name or Email: transboi01@yahoo.com
Pictures: None right now.

I'm a friendly person, but rather shy. It'll take me a little to warm up to anybody, but that doesn't mean you can't talk to me. :)

Calling all New York State Queer Youth Activists!

read on, find out what queeRevolution is all about, then if you're interested, join the queeRevolution!


queeRevolution is starting as a means to network
various youth organizations as well as individual youth
across New York State.
This is a result of the many youth who have shown a
desire to bring about direct change
to the diverse lives and struggles of queer youth.

Why?
It’s because issues affecting queer youth today are issues
that are being overlooked by the mainstream queer community.
It's time for a revolution of the larger queer communities.
We need to band together to make our presence known.

They say we are the future of our fight, let's show them who's fighting!

queeRevolution serves politically charged queer youth in New York State.
Right now, we are a tiny listserve where we ask questions
of other youth organizations, other youth;
brainstorm political actions; announce events in our communities;
coordinate events and actions throughout New York;
get support from others in our movement; find relevant resources;
among so many other possibilities.

queeRevolution is a coalition of youth who self identify
anywhere under the queer umbrella and/or transgender/genderqueer umbrella.
This is also a coalition of youth who don't identify under these umbrellas
who are still an integral part of our movement known as allies.

Want to join the queeRevolution? Want more information before you join?
Email queerevolutionnewyork-request [at] lists [dot] riseup [dot] net

Like I said, we're still really new, and trying to get more active, but you can access the Archives to see what's being talked about.



xposted to almost all queer communities on LJ.

i posted this for amanda (free_of_gender) she's way cool, and i joined (even though i'm from ma... activism needs to be everywhere. talk to her with any questions.)

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Ive been thinking about this community alot lately. I started this community a while ago. I really didnt think it would turn out. But it has and Im proud of it. Its been almost a two years i belive and its kinda died down. I really want to get it back up.

So if youd like to help I need it in the following:

*Advertisment
*Recruitment
*Design and Layouts
*2 Co-Mods
*New applacation questions

*Any thing else you think may help.


Email me your ideas, or if you can do one of the above. Softballshorty006@yahoo.com


Thanks,

Michelle ♥

new member...

Name: abigail
Sex: female
Gender: fucked
Sexuality: pansexual
Are you out: depends on who. almost everyone except parents.
Single or taken: half-way taken. (don't ask how.)
Age: 14
Location: cambridge, ma
Screen Name or Email: everything's in my user info.
Pictures: n/a. don't have a camera.
Anything else you want us to know:
i created ma_queer_youth, and i'm wondering if anyone has a desire to moderate it/ get it off the ground. i'm willing to help, but need help. and there is a signifigant amount of people that want to join. so not so much recruiting, more just layout type stuff. and on that note, is anyone here going to boston pride this weekend?