feature image © Molly Adams for Autostraddle
Here at Autostraddle, we love seeing real-life queers, aka you! We’ve done Queer IRL galleries about your pets, your jobs, and you having a blast on vacation. Gosh, y’all are so cool, it’s honestly overwhelming. And now, because we love being overwhelmed by how cool you are, it’s time for another Queer IRL gallery, this time for Trans Day of Visibility.
Too often, trans folks are relegated to remembrance after their lives have ended. Trans Day of Visibility (TDOV) is a day to combat that: to celebrate us and our lives while we’re living them. So! This TDOV, we want to see you and we want to celebrate you! Trans straddlers, it is our time to ✨✨SHINE✨✨
1. Send your high quality picture and info to me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject TDOV GALLERY. Copy/paste this mini form into your email and fill in the blanks with your info!
NAME / AGE* / LOCATION* / PRONOUNS* / LINKS TO YOUR WORK/SOCIAL MEDIA/PATREON/VENMO/ETC. ETC. (LET US SUPPORT YOU!!!).
Include a short paragraph about what you love about yourself or your transness. What about visibility enriches your life? What are the ways that being trans fills you with joy!
Your email should look like this:
Coach Beiste / The Gym / Lima, OH / PATREON.COM/COACHBEISTE
I love everything about being trans. I love the way my muscles have filled out. I love my facial hair. I love being seen and respected and loved as the person I am. I love that I don’t feel like I’m hiding anymore.
I reserve the right to edit your sentence/s for length or spelling errors. Your photo will appear in a full screen gallery on Autostraddle.com — the main site, not A+ — and might be used on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr) to promote the gallery. If you don’t want your photo to appear on social media, please make a note of that with your submission. You reserve full rights to your photo. Photos will not be used to promote anything other than this exact gallery, and will not be used in any other future post.
Deadline: March 28, 2019
1. What is a trans person?
Trans people are binary and non-binary people who do not identify with the gender or sex they were assigned at birth. Trans people are not cisgender.
2. What if there are cis people photo?
Listen, cis people are everywhere, and trying to keep them out of photos is like herding cats. I understand. Don’t worry if your photo includes one or more cis people, as long as it features you, a trans person!!
2. What if I don’t do anything cool?
Hey, are you alive? That’s pretty damn cool and I want to celebrate you!
4. How sexy can we get here? Also tell me about your nudity policy.
We shan’t show nipples, genitalia, or simulated or actual sex. Sex toys or nude art are totally permitted.
Deadline: March 28, 2019
Leave your questions in the comments! Share this call with your friends!