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Gender(Free) for all has brought us yet another awesome project. Check out TransFaces!
Have you experienced violence and identify on the queer/trans spectrum? Do you have a piece of writing or artwork about it? Please share it!
Transrelating, a ‘zine “on sex, gender, relationships and the rest of us” is accepting submissions for its next issue.
Violence: behavior intending to hurt. Many in the trans/queer communities share the far too common experience of violence directed toward their gender identity and/or sexual orientation- bullied at school by classmates, hurt at home by family, hurt by lovers/partners, hurt by strangers, hurt by a homophobic/transphobic/body-negative/sex-negative culture, hurt by ourselves.
This issue of Transrelating seeks to share some of the common experiences as well as how we can redirect this trend and change a community/culture. All pieces of writing and artwork are welcome (academic essays, rants, poems, stories, pictures, paintings, drawings, etc).
Email submissions to: Transrelating@gmail.com
Submissions should be sent by June 1st, 2010.
SMYRC, the Sexual and Gender Minority Youth Resource Center (www.smyrc.org), is looking for a diverse group of folks between the ages of 18 and 24 who identify as LGBTQI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex) to participate in a focus group. The topic of discussion will be tobacco use in the Portland queer community. We are looking for current, former, and never-tobacco users alike who have opinions to share about tobacco use.
The focus group will take place on Thursday, January 28th from 5:00 – 6:30p in NE Portland. Dinner will be provided (dietary restrictions considered) as well as $20 compensation for your time. For more information or to sign up for the focus group, please contact Bree at firstname.lastname@example.org . In the body of the email, please include the following information about yourself to be considered:
3. Are you: (a) a current smoker, (b) a former smoker, (c) a non-smoker (have never smoked)
4. Gender identity:
5. Do you identify as LGBTQI?:
6. Highest level of education completed:
7. Are you currently in school? Working?
8. Do you have opinions to share about tobacco use?:
9. Are you available on January 28th for the entire focus group from 5:00 – 6:30p?:
10. Please give us a valid email address and phone number for contacting you.
All applications will be reviewed, and folks will be contacted by Monday, January 18th if they have been selected to participate. Unfortunately we are unable to contact people who have not been selected. Thanks for your consideration!
Please join us on November 10, 2009 from 7-9PM at the First United Methodist Church at 1838 SW Jefferson St. Portland for this very special PFLAG meeting.
On August 30, 2009, The Oregonian reported on an amazing revelation that a local Methodist pastor shared with his congregation: he was born a woman. Rev. David Weekley, 58, had kept the secret of his transition to a transgender man for 27 years. His surgeries were completed 10 years prior to his ordination journey in the Methodist Church. Ninety people heard the disclosure of this married man and father of five as part of his sermon that day. After the service, his congregants crowded around him to embrace him and offer words of encouragement and support. He is also supported by the Bishop and metropolitan district superintendent of UMC.
Trust the Sylvia Rivera Law Project to push conversations to difficult places, and provide fuel for what can (even if you don’t agree) at least be an interesting and multi-faceted conversation within our communities.
I’m posting this letter not in an effort to change anyone’s mind, or prove a certain point, but simply to offer impetus for dialogue and discussion in which we, as members of the fabulous LGBTQ communities, speak our truths and listen to one another.