“I had dreamt about my new sister that very night. An almost spiritual connection. Perhaps my mother could have sensed, then, that I felt the same as her; that I would grow to feel the same. That I had inherited that bond, that tether; that we shared that, too. But how could she have known? How could she understand that her son could ever carry that weight?”
Honey, these glorious embodiments of black femme magic are about to sweep you off your feet.
We have joined with the editors and publishers of Diva, Curve, Lesbians on the Loose, Tagg Magazine, DapperQ and Lez Spread The Word to make a statement on our commitment to trans inclusion, support and advocacy.
“I was going to do a story about trans women arming themselves? And all the edits we got back were like, ‘Can your characters look directly at the reader and quote trans murder statistics from last year?'”
“Our identities shouldn’t require any external validation. But they do.”
“Presenting as male every day hurts. When the ship is in port, it’s not as bad; I grow to hate coming in to work, but once the day ends I can go home and be myself. When we’re underway, it’s worse. I’m stuck being ‘him’ all day, every day. Sometimes for days, sometimes for weeks… once, for months.”
I find myself preemptively mourning the transgenerational communities and cliques and cults and clubs and covens of girls like me that could be and may not be.
Super Late Bloomer, which chronicles the first year of Julia’s life after she decided to transition, could turn any pessimist into the most ardent optimist.
Sex between someone with a penis and someone with a vagina gets a lot of representation, but not when the penis-haver is a woman. Here’s everything you need to know about lesbian sex with trans women who have penises.
The Pervert is definitely going to turn off some readers, it’s full of swearing and violent homophobia and transphobia and explicit sex scenes, but for the people who read it, it will stick with them forever. This book is a wake up call.
The 29-year-old Black trans woman was shot and killed in South Carolina.
“If we are going to mourn our lost trans siblings, family and community members publicly, we need to do right by our community and contextualize their deaths with accuracy and intention.”
“Traveling back in time to school days, and getting to confront one’s bully, hit me viscerally. I found myself going through the game over and over.”
Seals’ family called the 28-year-old Houston native a beautiful and loving person.
It took be months to bring myself to ask the question I’d wanted to ask since coming out: How am I supposed to have sex if I hate my genitals?
As cis white men are forced out of Hollywood to face repercussions for their actions, this could become an important moment for traditionally marginalized voices to tell stories in ways we’ve never been allowed to before.
“When I think about Trans Day of Remembrance and how I’ve survived to see another one, I know that it’s because of my family.”
“I was terrified that I was going to receive a bunch of angry phone calls from parents or a visit from the overly religious principal as a result of word getting out that I didn’t fit the heteronormative cookie cutter mold that all of the other teachers at the school did.”
“Butch/Femme is important to me because butches and femmes writing and discussing what it meant to be who we are shaped my understanding of myself and how I can show up in the world.”
Two AMAB celebs came out as trans this week, Peruvian trans women are saints, and a bisexual tattoo artist is designing tattoos honoring trans women. What! A! Week!!!