someone submitted a link to a story about a young trans guy fighting to get his real name used at graduation.
not only does this go against my personal editorial policy of not linking to stories about trans youth
but it goes against the general editorial policy for this news service
this is a news service by #girlslikeus for #girlslikeus
As in, while I sympathize with this kid’s fight, this isn’t the place for it.
I spend hours every week wading through piles of trans related news stories to curate the links for this site
so that other #girlslikeus don’t need to
so that we can have one, just one, news service that focuses on us, that recognizes that we are human, and that treats us with consideration and respect.
please don’t submit links to stories about trans men or trans masculine people
they won’t be posted
For your glitter sex parties. For your ability to self-identity. For you to be femme trans men. For you to have GAY RIGHTS!!!! and to even have national conversations about ~marriage equality~ as shitty as they both are. We died to give you life, a voice, a fucking megaphone and stand so you could shout every fucking crime committed against your body/psyche/soul/family. We died to live as freely and proudly and as unapologetically as we could. We were murdered and tortured and imprisoned and ridiculed and dehumanized and marginalized and pushed out of the VERY ORGANIZATIONS WE CREATED SO YOU COULD HAVE YOUR ~PRIDE~. YOUR VISIBILITY. YOUR QUEER SPACES. YOUR FUCKING LIBERATION.
Pay us some damn fucking respect and realize that the least you can do is give up some of your space so we don’t have to fucking fight our way to see the stage where our trans sisters aren’t even performing.