Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Transgender Inequality Video

This is a powerful video on Trans inequality, I'd recommend passing it along as we are always in the business of changing hearts and minds within the community and beyond.


shrink on the couch said...

Thanks for posting an excellent video. I knew the suicide rate was elevated, had no idea it was one in three!

I'm also surprised Texas has ANY blue, but will push for darker blue here.

Queers United said...

i agree the suicide rates are so alarming its horrible. im glad you thought the video was a good resource =)

Anonymous said...

ZOMG YAY. It uses a Dixie Chicks song!

Seriously, an important and powerful video. Thanks for sharing.

planet trans said...

Thank you for caring. Our youth are expecially vunerable. I was at YouthFirst last night when one young person was emotionaly chastised for admitting he had some womans clothes in his closet. This happened at a LGBT group!! I stood up in my best liza gay point n told him so everyone could hear, gender expression is somthing wonderfull babe. This got alot of laughs but you know, that person will hesitate before mentioning it again even to LGB friends.

Diane J Standiford said...

I worked with a woman who was so manly looking, and made fun of horribly, finally she hung herself. Those were the days of many poorly done I can't stop crying.

Queers United said...

kelli and diane what horrible stories. i wish society was more understanding and accepting of diversity. its gonna take a lot of work but it must be done!

Anonymous said...

I knew the suicide rate was high, I have contemplated suicide myself, but battle on. I am 44 year old transsexual from the North East of England and due to a lack of feminisation from hormones I face daily prejudice and discrimination, indeed my home was targetted last week for the 5th time.

A country which was once a friendly place to be, England is now a very violent place, where anyone that stands out will become a target for the hate mob.

Thanks for sharing the video, please visit my web site anytime.


Stephanie Butterfield

Queers United said...

Stephanie my heart breaks to hear that! Please stay strong, you are who you are and that is beautiful. Your website is great and very informative. Thanks for stopping by.

Anonymous said...

I am writing a paper on Gender Identity Disorder, and I stopped by to get some resources. I do not understand what it is like to identify with a different sex, nor do I know what it is like to have feelings for someone of the same sex, but I know what it is like to feel like the world is against you. Nobody deserves to feel like that. I definitely will be more sensitive to people who are homosexual, bisexual, and transgender.

I am a Christian, and I must say that I do not entirely agree with the lifestyle choices of a lot of people (not just gays). But I also know that I am not God, and it is not my place to judge, ridicule, or name-call. Jesus would not do that, and Jesus loves EVERYBODY no matter what. I can not stand it when Christians use the Bible as an excuse to spread ignorance and hate.

Everybody out there keep your head up. This video might've changed my life

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