The resource has been written primarily to assist trans people who experience domestic abuse. There is information as well as links to UK resources.
To view the full booklet, click here.
For example, employment discrimination has shaped the long-term financial stability of many LGBT elders of color, many of whom are concentrated in sectors with low wages, few labor protections, routine discrimination and limited health and savings options,” it states. “Economic security is core to the health and well-being of LGBT elders of color.”
It states that, among other things, LGBT elders of color, experience higher rates of illness, isolation, disability and premature death.
The 10 recommendations made in the report addressed issues such as greater access of healthcare under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), strengthening Social Security Benefits, housing security, strengthening response to HIV and aging and the inclusion of transition-related care in federally funded health programs.
Click the link to download the full report.
DESCRIPTION: From the Asian avant-garde to 1960’s activists, Angel Island poets to Slam champions, Queer Asian histories come alive in art. SPIRIT: A Century of Queer Asian Activism features performance, panel, and films, with the following movers and shakers! Included in the 16th Annual United States of Asian America Festival, and sponsored by Queer Cultural Center.FOR MORE INFO: FACEBOOK.COM/QRPRODUCTIONS AND QUEERREBELS.COM
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I’m performing for this event! If you’re in the Bay 5/10-5/11, you should definitely check it out!!
Published on Apr 22, 2013
My Genderation / ‘Tranpa’
An older trans-gentleman provides a window on what it was like to transition back in the 1960’s. He requested for his identity to be kept hidden and his voice masked. Please take a moment to consider what life USED to be like for a transgender individual.
Filmed & edited by Raphael Fox and Lewis Hancox.
WIth thanks to Reuben Davidson and Sharon Kilgannon.
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Interesting and a very sad story. It is important to remember the stories of those who have come before us.
What is ‘Other Selves’?
It’s a collection of short stories involving concepts and interpretations of gender, identity, expression, sex, and self. The person you are at work, home, with friends, online, or in virtual spaces. Where we are going as a society and how will we get there, especially when science gathers data far faster than society can accept it? Each story builds from the last, with advances in technology and society coinciding with each. But the bigger question is: As society and science advance… will we?
I invite you to watch the two video available for ‘Other Selves’. The Introduction by the author, and the main video on this page where I used some low budget effects to try and convey a better sense of the story.
Intro Video: http://youtu.be/gkH15HRPBbg
Why should this exist?
This type of fiction is not exactly what the world considers ‘normal’. These stories will explore the self, society, emotion, depression, anger, truth, science, and thoughts of those who don’t fit into the classic ‘gender binary’ line of thought. How these characters view the world, as well as how they interact with a social dynamic and a world that is not our own. In the past, science fiction has had gender variant, transgender, and intersex characters in the backgrounds of many grand works, yet they have almost never been the emotional center of any. This work will change that. It will give some a brand new perspective on what it is to try and be yourself in a constantly changing world where, regardless of advancements, technologically or socially… questions still remain.
As an indie writer and artist, I take my work very seriously. I am working hard to make sure this work can be pointed at as an uncompromising piece, and maybe even something that can change a few minds. I’d say that the biggest challenge is going to be to produce a work with characters that do not fit into the binary gender, yet still manage to entertain any reader of fiction and science fiction.
One day, it is my hope that the world will simply look at this as fiction.
Author Introduction: http://youtu.be/igDbEIfnIrE
Thank you for a moment of consideration.
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Gloria Anzaldúa.was a pioneer of intersectionality. Her writings brought together gender, Chicano/a studies, queer theory, and spirituality. Her work and focus on raising awareness for the struggles of women of color and queer women helped change the way feminism dealt with the difficulties of intersectionality, and gave more focus to groups that had previously been ignored.
Anzaldúa was an important figure in the Chicano and Chicana movement. Her academic works helped articulate the struggle in establishing a Chicana identity through a mix of poetry and prose. Her work deals with the development of her identity as a woman, a Chicana woman, and a lesbian, and the issues with those intersections. She was heavily involved in political activism and consciousness-raising, frequently establishing herself as a resource for young women of color and queer youth struggling to find a place for their identities.
Anzaldúa was deeply committed to opening up feminism and constructing a broader, more multicultural and inclusive movement. She was extremely dissatisfied with the lack of work by or about women of color on feminist issues. To fill this gap, she and Cherríe Moraga edited a collection of works in what is now recognized as a critically important piece of feminist canon, This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color. The works in this anthology focused on the experiences of women of color and posed a challenge to the traditionally accepted white feminist establishment. Anzaldúa called for greater presence of women of color, queer women, and other underrepresented voices to be given a greater place in feminism. Anzaldúa and this anthology ultimately set the stage for the emergence of third wave feminism.
Anzaldúa writes in a complex blend of styles and forms, frequently mixing Spanish, English, and dialect variations as well. Her intent is to mirror the process that feminists must go through to establish their ideas despite the patriarchy’s influence.
Gloria Anzaldúa died May 15th, 2004 but her work continues influence the feminist movement today.
Article from the Calgary Herald. Read below or at the link above:
Calgary and Edmonton are recognizing the struggles facing transgendered people in Alberta.
Mayor Naheed Nenshi proclaimed Sunday as the Trans Day of Visibility in Calgary, while Edmonton Mayor Stephen Mandel has proclaimed March 31 to April 6 as Transgender Awareness Week in that city.
“This is something people do because they don’t have a choice,” says Leslea Herber, spokeperson for the Trans Equality Society of Alberta.
“This is just another variability of humanity. It’s not that we’re out there doing wrong.”
Nenshi says that trans-identified people may face exclusion from society based on a lack of recognition.
According to Statistics Canada, 74 per cent of hate crimes motivated against the victim’s sexual orientation were violent, with minor assaults being the most frequent type of violent hate crime.
That proportion is higher than those for violent incidents motivated by race/ethnicity or religion.
“We’re just out there trying to be people, trying to live our lives and trying to do so in a way that fits inside of the world,” says Herber.
Statistics Canada has no definitive numbers on the size of the trans community in Canada.
However, a 2011 survey conducted for The Williams Institute, a University of California think-tank, suggests that 3.5 per cent of adults in the U.S. identify as lesbain, gay or bisexual and roughly 0.3 per cent identify as transgender.
Those numbers would suggest that there are about nine million gay, bisexual and transgender people in the U.S.
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