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While we are all conveniently lumped into just four letters, there are different needs for inclusion based on sexual orientation and gender identity. It is not wrong to ask or examine LGBT organizations based on their Transgender inclusion. If they say LGBT… They should be LGBT.
And do not use the T if you are only catering to or addressing FTMs.
I mean this in all seriousness (I have a terrible track record of foot-in-mouth disease when it comes to trying to be an ally to the trans* community, so I don’t open my mouth unless I think it’s important), but is there really a lot more focus on FTM trans* people, in terms of support?
I honestly always got the impression that MTF people had more talk-time, and more hero stories.
Is that just something I see on TV or in my community, locally? Or what?
For example; when I read Signal Boosts about missing trans* people, it is almost always MTF trans people. Is that because, statistically, they have a higher rate of ‘disappearing’, or is it because people are only focussing on them and not FTM people? I honestly assumed it was the latter.
Anyone care to enlighten me? :S
I’m obviously not the OP, but my experience has been in line with what you say. There is way more historic cultural experience with women who have a trans* background than there has been with men who have a trans* background. Lots more supportive media coverage, versus media coverage that trans* men get, which often amounts to being referred to as some sort of exotic butch or a manhater or a self-denying lesbian or whatever it is. There has also been a lot more medical knowledge and know-how put into the MTF experience, but, socially, it is largely more acceptable for someone who was assigned female at birth to be masculine than it is for someone who was assigned male at birth to be feminine.
Perhaps what the OP is getting at is that there is a sizable online FTM community currently—there are a LOT of outlets online for trans* men right now and a LOT is being written with trans* men in mind. Perhaps this is a reaction to not having a lot in the past? Dunno. When I was starting to come to terms with being transmasculine, the only stuff that was available to me was Stone Butch Blues and Annie Sprinkle’s former partner. At the time, trans* women had a LOT more. It’s different now and it’s also based on age in some ways. In general, the trans* women community is largely seen to be older, while the FTM community is much, much younger [even to me..].
I was actually just thinking about this the other day, how there seems to be a lot more about Trans* women in the media, but there seems to be more online concerning Trans*men
I actually hadn’t heard of trans*men until I joined tumblr…
I just thought it was a thing for all people who weren’t straight or whatever. I didn’t know it got that complicated.
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A moment of silence for all the teenagers whose parents won’t let them eat in their room
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When your celebrity crush explains what they want in a relationship:
My brother is putting Christmas lights up and the cat jumped on the roof.
Now he’s singing “The Circle of Life.”
I’m just impressed the cat can sing.
can we please understand that “depressed” is an actual emotion as well as a mental disorder
just because you say you feel depressed one day doesn’t mean you’re claiming to have depression and it’s an actual emotion and if you say “i’m feeling depressed today” is absolutely okay because it is in fact a mood and a clinical disorder
This post? This is a very important post.