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so this study came out on the more long term effects of HRT (warn for cissexist and generally outdated gross terminology; wide-spanning medical tw)

and it basically says hormone therapy is safe; the results are “reassuring” and side effects are less than they thought

but like, this one part really stood out to me:

"At entry into the study (baseline), the most common comorbidity in both groups was depression, with a 24.9% incidence in MTF subjects and 13.6% in FTM, according to Dr. Asscheman. He noted, however, that the frequency of depression varied greatly among the study centers.

Even after treatment, 26 (2.4%) of the MTF subjects and 7 (1.4%) of the FTM subjects still reported depression, leading Dr. Asscheman to tell the large audience, “Sex-reassignment treatment does not cure depression.”

(tldr: 25% of trans girls and women were depressed before starting estrogen/etc, but that dropped down to only 2% with HRT

14% of trans guys were depressed before taking testosterone/etc, and that dropped to only 1% with T.)

so, ok, two points:

a) nothing cures depression, so that’s not a shocker lmao; b) these rates are better than any antidepressant

i very well might be reading something wrong here; its been a long difficult day and im not really on the ball rn, and its always possible to misinterpret things

but right now what it seems like is more cis people denying the fact that getting trans people access to the treatment they need* is a more effective way to treat depression than the pills marketed for that, with less side effects.

i guarantee if any med on the market had results like these, it would be lauded as a miracle cure. if there was a food that did this, itd be harvested til endangerment

but since this is something that only helps/effects trans people, and bc HRT has a direct relationship with us and us alone, docs are denying its effects and usefulness

like, psych meds are massively stigmatized (bc ableism) but they make (mostly) neurotypical professionals in the industry richer, so theyre still supported

and this is considering the fact that the most effective ones work for like half the folks who try them

true, this is a much smaller test group, but still: when rates of depression drop from 25% to 2% you cant deny the fact that its helping!!! unless the folks in question are trans, of course

unless supporting access to affordable HRT would help trans folks, esp trans women

because according to the medical industry mentally ill folks arent worth anything if you cant make money off us, and when were trans, why bother helping, right?

im just really, really tired

TLDR: hormone replacement therapy is even safer than we thought

and it has shown massive decrease in depression in the trans folks studied over time

but despite the fact that HRT seems to be more effective and possibly safer than any antidepressant, doctors still say “it doesnt cure depression” as a way of denying the fact that it’s a ridiculously good treatment option

bc #transmisogyny and #transphobia


*NOT TO SAY all trans folks need HRT, or that any trans person needs to transition in any way—social or physical—to be legitimate or “really trans.” but for some of us it’s literally life-saving, so it is a need for SOME of us.

@ truscu.m: do not use this post to support the ideology that all trans folks need to take hormones. fuck off. not all of us want to or have access, and it’s none of your business anyway what any other trans person does with their body. we’re all valid

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Source: deergoths

You know, I’m sure there are people reading this and saying to themselves, “What do you mean, ban on funding trans healthcare? There was a ban?”

Yes, there was a ban. In 1980, based upon the information presented by one woman, Janice Raymond, author of the recently published at that time anti-trans screed, “The Transsexual Empire”, the National Center for Healthcare Technology blocked all funding for transition-related surgeries, which caused a cascading effect throughout the healthcare and health insurance industries, until no transition-related care whatsoever would be covered.

Think about that. Based on the known-biased opinion of one person, the federal government changed course, cutting off millions of trans people for accessing life-saving healthcare for the next 34 years. And you probably didn’t even know about it.

Where would the acceptance of trans women be today in 2014, if for the past 34 years, we had been able to access the the care we needed? Where would medical technology have progressed? How many trans people would not have committed suicide? We know that trans people attempt suicide at a rate over 25 times that of the general population. And those are only the ones we can count because they didn’t succeed. How many trans women would not have been murdered?

Today, we finally saw that ban rescinded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, the descendent of the NCHCT, at least in part, but it is the removal of that blanket ban which is the crack which will ultimately cause the dykes to burst under the pressure of the tide of conscience.

Today, the arc of history at long last bent toward justice for all women, not just some. Beginning today, we will speak not of justice delayed, not of justice denied, but of justice fulfilled, of justice upheld.

I can not even begin to express my thanks that Janice Raymond lived to see this day, so that one day, she will go to her grave knowing that despite her best efforts to destroy us, in the end she lost. Upon her soul lie the countless numbers of women whose lives she could have saved, but instead extinguished, in the name of feminism.

A new day has dawned in America. We have moved that much closer to the promise of freedom for all that was made to us 238 years ago, and again 149 years ago, and again 50 years ago. The tide has turned, and now we can truly say that the day will soon come when all trans women, all trans people, will receive the care they need in the moment when the need is discovered, to the best of our abilities.

Gemma Seymour, 31 May 2014 (via gcvsa)

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a story about a clan of werewolves where only the women turn into werewolves due to an ancient curse

and a trans girl sobbing with relief and happiness the first full moon of her thirteenth birthday, when she finally transforms

I want a cute short story with this plot please, I need cute stories about trans ladies :)


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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! someone wrote it!


ok crying about this adorbs story

Source: xekstrin




a guide directed for FTM transition was already posted, so I pulled up some old links I had bookmarked for dmab/transgender women to aid transition! 

sewing pattern for silicone bead forms
low budget diy breast forms [video] 
creating cleavage with bras [video] 
"illusion" cleavage with makeup [video] 

tucking and creating gaffe [video] 
tucking forum and thread 

wigs and hair
quality low budget wigs
cute hairstyles on pinterest
more cute short femme hair
hairstyle guide & beauty

tutorials for beginners
quality makeup for less money
choosing foundation
ask mod li about makeup

surgery & hrt guides 
surgery booklet 
hrt booklet

housing, crisis lines and help 
trans-friendly shelter guide
self harm & lgbtq support
stay safe! xoxo ♡ mod li

EDIT: It has been brought to my attention that susansplace can potentially have triggering material and users. Please proceed with caution.

fucking a hell yes

Watch out for Susans it is literally coated in HBSer truscum. They’re like locusts there.

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Source: safequeersex

A word of advice to trans women




Go to your nearest target. Buy a two pack of pushup bras (24$ for 2), and target’s bra inserts (12$). Then go to your nearest Walmart and buy the Vasserette Control Shapewear Panties (2.50 each), they do wonders for helping your tuck. There you go! You just saved yourself a lot of money, you can afford to buy enough to wear every day, and best of all you look fabulous.

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Source: girlslikeusnews


Five Ways Cis Feminists Can Help Build Trans Inclusivity and Intersectionality



1) Be willing to confront instances of transphobia, cissexism, cisnormativity, cis-centrism, cis privilege and other forms of destructive bias where you find them (especially when you find them within feminist, activist or queer spaces), not through “call outs” or other toxic, self-defeating or abusive strategies, but by taking the opportunity for genuine discourse.

2) Don’t take a purely passive, reactive approach. Rather than waiting for things like someone saying something overtly cissexist, or a trans person bringing up a particular concern, be willing to proactively introduce trans issues, or trans-relevant aspects of broader issues, to feminist discourse. Likewise, proactively treat possible consequences, perspectives and concerns relevant to trans people and trans experiences as being not only significant but essential to all feminist issues and conversations.

3) Don’t assume any given issue is strictly, or even primarily, relevant to cis women. All feminist concerns are also transgender concerns, and vice versa. There are no feminist dialogues in which trans voices “don’t belong”, or to which trans voices have “nothing to add”. There are nosocial issues related to gender that don’t have consequences for trans people.

4) Proactively seek out transgender voices, perspectives and input on all issues, not simply what you regard as “trans issues” or situations where the value of such perspectives is immediately obvious to you. Come to us, rather than waiting for us to come to you.

5) Don’t treat the larger social conflict of gender as being dialectic or binary in nature. Don’t assume a unidirectional model of gender-based oppression.

via loversintransition, (original source is Natalie Reed).

Alladat right there.

Source: crunkfeministcollective
Source: gaywrites

California restaurant kicks out trans women, eats humble pie


By Matt Wood

Transgender Law Center assisted two transgender women in Los Angeles who were wrongfully asked to leave a restaurant in Burbank in October. While eating dinner, the two women, Jennifer Reid and Victoria Rose were approached by the restaurant’s manager and asked to leave, allegedly because their clothing was not appropriate for a “family restaurant.” The women rightly believed that they were being targeted because of their gender identity and contacted TLC for information about the law and their rights.

Transgender Law Center explained to Jenny and Victoria that the Unruh Civil Rights Act, California’s public accommodations law, prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity in business establishments – including transgender and gender nonconforming folks alike.

(Any place that provides goods and services to the general public is considered a public accommodation – this includes restaurants, grocery stores, health clinics, hospitals, health clubs, homeless shelters and most social services).

Armed with this information, Jenny called the restaurant’s Regional Manager and demanded a public apology from the restaurant manager, a refund for the meal she and Victoria were unable to finish, and a promise that the restaurant would do remedial training with all of their managers and staff so that no transgender person would face this kind of discrimination.

Less than 24 hours after that conversation, Jenny was contacted by the Regional Manager who made a personal apology and arranged for the Burbank manager to apologize to Jenny and Victoria in the restaurant in front of the Burbank restaurant staff. Jenny and Victoria were also given a refund and extra gift coupons. Even more impressively, Jenny was then contacted by the restaurant’s Regional Human Resources Manager who was impressed with how informed Jenny was, and had decided to use some of the information from Jenny’s conversation with the Regional Manager to institute sensitivity training for all management and staff at the restaurant chain, effective immediately. As a result of Jenny and Victoria’s courageous self-advocacy, this restaurant chain is now on notice that transgender customers must be treated with the same dignity and respect afforded to all other customers.

Jenny and Victoria’s experience is an example of how transgender and gender nonconforming people often experience discrimination in their communities when accessing public accommodations, including being refused service, being treated differently than their non-transgender peers, or being victims to harmful verbal and physical violence when simply trying to carry out their daily activities.

If you need legal assistance, please call the TLC legal hotline at  image(415) 865-0176 x306, or via the online intake form at:

Matt Wood is a staff attorney at Transgender Law Center

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