inter-actyouth:

An article about intersex and dating featuring Inter/Act’s Youth Leadership Coordinator— Pidgeon Pagonis and former Inter/Act Coordinator, Jim Ambrose. Our friend Bo Laurent is also featured in this great piece by Kat Kinsmann over at CNN… 

Excellent article!

(Source: wertheyouth)

I am starting a new series of blog posts called, “The TRT Diaries” over at my personal blog, “Elipalooza”. This is where I’ll post updates about my Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT), which I’ll be starting soon. I feel that this is a unique series because I am an Intersex person - who is hypogonadal - who will be undergoing Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), and I haven’t really seen any people document their HRT progress while also being intersex (regardless of their background - whether that is, hypogonadism or personal preference). This is really just me doing my part and trying to create more visibility for intersex folks…and this is also me trying to fill a niche. This should be pretty interesting, so I can’t wait to start this journey!

If you wanna see how its like for an intersex person to undergo HRT, or if you’re an intersex person considering going on HRT, or if you’re just a hypogonadal guy (intersex or not) who is considering HRT, then head on over to my personal blog and keep an eye on “The TRT Diaries" category.

P.S. My intersex variation is 17 beta-Hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenase Deficiency [Type 3] (or 17b-HSD, for short).

Lenovo ThinkPad Extreme Spill Test.

I love this video!

inter-actyouth:

Last week, Inter/Act youth decided to  write an open letter to Fox News to express our concerns with how they made fun of our lives in response to Facebook’s new gender options. (see video below)


This is what happened next… (be prepared to be shocked!)

Yes, that’s right. Fox new’s just (kind of) apologized to intersex people. I know, I can’t believe it either! We would like to thank everyone at glaad.org and advocate.com for working with us and publishing our open letter. We’d also like to give a shout-out to AIC’s Sean Saifa Wall (Board President) and Dr. Georgiann Davis (Friend and AIS-DSD President) for writing their open letter as well!

To have Fox News’ cruel words about intersex people acknowledged on air sends a strong message to the intersex community. While they may not understand the realities of our lives, they know that their words have the power to harm us. I hope that we can continue to educate Fox, as well as the American public more about the realities of our lives.

inter-actyouth:

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…When viewing the on screen reaction, we felt disregarded as a butt of a joke.  We felt when watching the clip that not only did your team not know what intersex was, but they also didn’t find it worth while to learn more. People with intersex conditions face challenges everyday…

thiefoftoast:

See those states in red?
Those are states that currently don’t allow transgender people to change their legal sex.
Ohio, Idaho, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Tennessee. Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory, has the same policy.
Sign this petition at the official White House website, asking for all transgender people to have the right to legally change their gender.
The petition needs 100,000 signatures by March 22, 2014 to get an official response. Signing up is incredibly quick and only takes a moment, and you don’t even have to be a US citizen.
Please help transgender people complete this vital part of their transition all across America.
EDIT FEBRUARY 21st:
I’m floored by the number of people who’ve already reblogged this and signed the petition!
I’ve gotten several asks questioning what the purple and green states on this map mean-what I understand is that the green states require an individual to have gone through SRS before they can change, and the purple states don’t. Thanks to tiranasgoldfish for pointing this out to me!
It’s been pointed out to me that Puerto Rico is also on the map. The only reason I didn’t mention it in the petition was that I honestly didn’t know!
Thank you all so much for your support!

thiefoftoast:

See those states in red?

Those are states that currently don’t allow transgender people to change their legal sex.

Ohio, Idaho, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Tennessee. Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory, has the same policy.

Sign this petition at the official White House website, asking for all transgender people to have the right to legally change their gender.

The petition needs 100,000 signatures by March 22, 2014 to get an official response. Signing up is incredibly quick and only takes a moment, and you don’t even have to be a US citizen.

Please help transgender people complete this vital part of their transition all across America.

EDIT FEBRUARY 21st:

I’m floored by the number of people who’ve already reblogged this and signed the petition!

I’ve gotten several asks questioning what the purple and green states on this map mean-what I understand is that the green states require an individual to have gone through SRS before they can change, and the purple states don’t. Thanks to tiranasgoldfish for pointing this out to me!

It’s been pointed out to me that Puerto Rico is also on the map. The only reason I didn’t mention it in the petition was that I honestly didn’t know!

Thank you all so much for your support!

(via neutrois)

projekt61:

The last two pics from my little feature on Lenovo’s social media pages. It was such a pleasure being featured in Lenovo’s social media pages! This was a huge honor - I’ve always wanted to be featured on Lenovo’s social media pages! So thanks Lenovo for choosing me for this and thanks to everyone who has followed along (seeing, liking, commenting, and checking out my work).

Images provided by Lenovo.

P.S. Just a little update on the computers I use to make/play my music: I recently got a ThinkPad T500. This will be the ThinkPad I’m going to be using for DJing and on-the-go music production for at least a few years, once I’m done upgrading it. After a few years go by, I plan on at least (hopefully) getting a W510.

Thanks Lenovo for featuring me on your social media pages! This was a huge honor and accomplishment for me!

projekt61:

Look where I’ve been featured! That’s right, I’ve been featured on Lenovo’s social media sites! (The 1st pic is from 2 weeks ago and the 2nd is from last week.) Look for more stuff like this all this month!

And yes, I’m aware that I look kinda goofy in that 1st pic.

Images provided by Lenovo.

Yes, that’s me alright!

Facebook adds new gender options

breakingnews:

APFacebook is rolling out a change to its 159 million US users that will give them more options than ever before when it comes to choosing their gender.

A new, customizable option gives users about 50 different terms to identify their gender, including androgynous, bi-gender, intersex, gender fluid or transsexual. 

This is cool and all, but the thing is intersex isn’t a gender (it’s not a gender identity). In fact, intersex has nothing to do with gender, rather it is a term used to describe people (like myself) who have physical sex characteristics that are different from the norm. While some intersex people use intersex as their gender identity (something which only people with intersex traits can do), most people identify as male or female, while some identify as something else (genderqueer, androgynous, agender, etc. - all which are in the minority, like the rest of the population).

Its great that its there for those who do identify as such, but I’m concerned that people will think that intersex is a gender when in actuality its not, or that they’ll think that anyone can identify as such.

"I’m not going to censor myself to comfort your ignorance."

— Jon Stewart  (via angrymuslimah)

(Source: ghostisborn, via transmansable)