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Thu, Jan. 22nd, 2009, 02:27 pm
queerunity: Bolivia to Vote on New Consitution With Abortion Rights, and Protections for Sexual Minorities

Bolivia will hold a nationwide referendum this Sunday for its constituents to decide whether to approve or reject a new version of the country's constitution that would provide for abortion rights, religious liberties, and protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender citizens.

Take action to urge the President and Vice-President to vocally support the referendum publicly.
http://queersunited.blogspot.com/2009/01/bolivia-to-vote-on-new-constitution.html

Thu, Jan. 22nd, 2009, 01:22 pm
choosetoforget: Q about books

 Anyone know of a book about Transgender people that is written for an academic audience or in an academic way? I'm looking for a book which utilizes qualitative methods (interviews, ethnography, direct or covert observation, participant observation, content or historical analysis, etc.) and in which the author discusses their role as a researcher and how it may have effected their research. Right now I am thinking about using Leslie Feinberg's "Transgender Warriors" but it doesn't seem like it would be easy to write a book review on it. Oh I am looking for a book I can write a book review on for a Qualitative Methods class I am in in Grad school. I am in Sociology if that helps too. The book doesn't necessarily have to be a Sociology type book but it does have to be qualitative.  I know this is incredibly specific but it doesn't hurt to ask. Thanks everyone!
x-posted like mad.

Wed, Jan. 21st, 2009, 10:15 pm
new_kinda_freak: Hey :)

Hey everyone,

A very happy new year to you all!

My name is Imogen, I live in Cambridge UK. I was born female and am happy with my body but consider my self Gender Queer. I came out as gay at 14 (nearly wrote 144!!) and have been with my partner for a number of years now.

I am a photography student in Cambridge and I am just about to go into the final term of my 3rd year. I have covered quite a few topics over the last three years including self harm, mental health, eating disorders and physical disability. You can see some of my work here: Flickr or my own web site here: Indigo Clouds Photography

This term I want to do a project surrounding 'Gender Queer' and 'Transsexuality'. So I am looking for people who might want to be involved in the project. I will be hoping to photograph a few aspects of the topic including things like: following someone through aspects of their transition, photographing people with their families, following people to Dr's appointments, visiting and photographing both home & work, doing some studio shots (including partners, with/with out make up, in underwear etc) .. For helping me out you would get a copy of your images on a disk, a copy of your favorite 5 printed up to A2 and many many thank yous from me!

Having dealt with subjects that are often unknown to family members or friends I am more than happy for people to remain anonymous. As you can see from my self harm images most participants don't have their face in the images. I would like for some of those who wish to take part to be able to have their face in the images, purely due to the nature of the project.

I don't have any money to pay those who take part but I could help with travel costs if people are on a low income and I am more than happy to provide accommodation in the form of the sofa in my front room!

Please feel free to contact me with questions, anything you might like to know. Also, feel free to pass this post onto friends who might not see it on LJ or even to other communities. I would also like people to take part in a survey that will be part of the final project so if you would like to receive that you can get in touch.

Finally, during previous projects people have contacted me suggesting that aspects of the project might be highlighting the 'wrong' parts of the issues. I warmly welcome this contact and can only understand the subject to a point with out this source of information.

My contact details:

E mail - Imogen.Jo@Gmail.com
Mobile - 0754 99 33 030
LJ - New_Kinda_Freak

Thank you for reading,
Kind Regards,

Imogen May

Mon, Dec. 22nd, 2008, 12:37 am
burnthatwitch: (no subject)

As I was going about my video x-posting business, I saw this community in my list of communities and I'm interested in helping to revive it, seems I caught it at the tail-end of it's activity. Who's with me!

Sun, Nov. 30th, 2008, 09:07 pm
alexalgebra: Equalize Needs YOU!

Hi all!

Equalize is looking for writers!! If you or anyone you know is interested in being either a columnist or just submitting a single piece of writing, please let me know. We are looking for pieces on action that you or people in your community are doing for LGBTQ rights, tutorials on different types of action (such as how to speak to your school or city council about LGBTQ issues, how to organize a benefit show, ways to be a supportive ally, etc.), articles on LGBTQ issues, interviews with bands, or any other ideas you might have.

Equalize is a new LGBTQ rights website that should be up within the next month. It's for youth and young adults who want to be more active in pushing for equal rights in their communities, but also with a focus on the music scene, such as promoting at shows, getting artists to speak out about equal rights, and having benefit shows.

Let me know if you have any questions or if you'd like to submit something. You don't need to be queer, we're actually looking for a lot of help from allies as well as people within the LGBTQ community.

Thanks!

Alex
equalizeit@gmail.com

cross-posted to a few places, please spread this around!

Sat, Nov. 15th, 2008, 01:16 am
rotte_volf: NB

This is one of the performances of our movement (The author: Dmitry Kremnev. Participants: Dmitry Kremnev and Artyom Suslov)

Sat, Nov. 8th, 2008, 11:24 pm
rotte_volf: Manifesto "Dyudrok"

(New Experimental Art)

1. In connection with the so-called global crisis art movement "POP-REVOLUTION"
(with the partial assistance of ART-REVOLUTION) and the artist Artyom Suslov
as well as several other free artists decided to create and implement the concept of
promotion of new art "Dyudrok."

The essence of this art is to re-establish the own way of avant-garde and surrealism.
Dyudrok included any avant-garde and modern art with blurred boundaries of genres and
unlimited fantasy of the author.

At the moment, the world economic system as well as world political system infringe
on the majority of rights, freedoms, opportunities and even hopes of man.
In this regard, decreasing the creative capacity of most people because
it decreases the level and scope of vision as well as the hope of translating its
into reality. At the time of the current crisis, a simple man forgets about high ideals,
he dreams at a low level. Dyudrok must to protect people from objective reality.
We believe - the objective reality that is at this level of crisis can and should move to
second place. We have the right to push it into second place if we give to the man a
new reality, which will carry the title of "objective". what is now "objective" will take
second place, or just disappear for a man.

Accordingly, we believe that everyone, regardless of his religious beliefs, his status in
the society, and regardless of the sanctions, which in future could be taken against the
"Dyudrok" has the right to go to the new reality at any time, partially or completely .

2. In our view, any human rights organization and any commission or authority that
to deal with human rights have the obligation to protect the right of every adult
in the transition, partial or complete, in a different reality.

3. If the man who entirely gone in a different reality according with the laws of this reality
can no longer be capable - this is his personal decision as the new reality does not contradict
the existing laws and not causing harm to anyone. Neither does the campaign leading cause harm.
No one is obliged to support the individual's life in old reality when he left a letter of
advice (note) with the signatures of witnesses.

4. The departure of a reality, as well as assistance in this, not an injury to humans,
because the only thing involved in this process - the human imagination.
But imagination does not belong to the bodi, as well as the experiments of the imagination
is not harmful for the rights of mental functions.
Accordingly, there is no room for any regulations on the intentional infliction of harm or death to
humans. Also note that imagination is fully subject to his master.

5. Relatives and friends of man who passed away in a different reality have the right to challenge the
decision through the courts or through the human rights organizations and and demand to return
him to the reality in which they are located. In doing so, c. 5 is partly contrary to the core - 1 item,
and further debate on this soil can be resolved only in the mutual agreement of the parties.

6. As Dyudrok is not limited with anything and depends only on the human imagination,
it does not conflict with any law and religious customs.

7. For the same reason (not limited and opportunity
giving own properties) Dyudrok and concept its development
and its veneration is not any organization or religion
nor the political movement. Because Dyudrok do not have its own symbols and beliefs.

The author of the Manifesto is Artyom Suslov.
Art - Movement "POP-REVOLUTION"

Thu, Sep. 4th, 2008, 07:51 pm
kimberlyfdr: Straight Women Packing?

I was searching for information about packing soft/hard and while most of the information was directed to the FtM community I did find one passing mention of straight women packing. I was wondering if this was a common occurrence or well-known occurrence? Since I can't find any further information aside from that passing reference I've had no luck in my searches, but I thought maybe someone in the community could provide more insight. Have you heard of straight women packing? Is there any information available about it?

Sun, Aug. 10th, 2008, 07:31 pm
amor_demi_alma: New Community

FEEL FREE TO DELETE IF INAPPROPRIATE.
Hi Guys!
I just created a community at
glbtq_disabled
. It's for members of the GLBTQQIA community to make friends and discuss being gay as it relates to being disabled in any way, be it physical, mental, learning, etc. Anyone, gay or straight or anything in between, is welcome to check it out and join. Be sure to tell your friends!
Thanks,
Caitlin

Mon, Jun. 16th, 2008, 11:36 am
heartrevolt: (no subject)

The Gender Public Advocacy Coalition is pleased to announce the release of its 2008 GENIUS Survey in partnership with Ernst & Young. GenderPAC works to ensure that classrooms, communities and workplaces are safe for everyone to learn, grow and succeed.

The Gender Equality National Index for Universities & Schools (GENIUS), GenderPAC’s most recent effort to end discrimination and promote awareness, encourages colleges and universities to recognize the benefits of a GenderSAFE campus - supportive equitable and protective for all students. Choosing to participate in GENUIS sends a strong public statement that bullying or discriminating based on the race, sex or gender of a student, faculty, or staff member is not tolerated at your institution

Fill out the survey at: www.gpac.org/GENIUS2008survey, and make sure that we have data for as many schools as possible. Your voice will help us continue to work towards a safe and welcoming environment for every student

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