The CFC

25 Mar 2013

trillle:

fyeahcuba:

Adela Hernández,  the first transgender woman to win office in Cuba

This month Adela made history by becoming the first known transgender person to hold public office in Cuba, winning rhw election as a delegate to the municipal government of Caibarien in the central province of Villa Clara.

Hernandez won office in early November by taking a runoff vote 280-170. Her position is the equivalent of a city councilor, and her election makes her eligible to be selected as a representative to Parliament in early 2013.

In a country where gays were persecuted for decades and sent to grueling work camps in the countryside, Hernandez, 48, hailed her election as yet another milestone in a gradual shift away from macho attitudes in the years since Fidel Castro himself expressed regret over the treatment of people perceived to be different.

‘‘As time evolves, homophobic people — although they will always exist — are the minority,’’ Hernandez said by phone from her hometown. 

oh fuck yeah.

21 Mar 2013

strawberreli:

secondgenhybrid:

biyuti:

(rebloggable by request)

Anon asked: How is being transgender different from being transethnic? I’m sorry, this may seem like a trolling question, but I genuinely want to know.

My reply:

I’m sad that this is confusing :(

(Source: biyuti)

29 Jan 2013

smartassjen:

wehappytrans:

50 good, true, and beautiful people now featured on We Happy Trans!

YES

smartassjen:

wehappytrans:

50 good, true, and beautiful people now featured on We Happy Trans!

YES

15 Jan 2013

genderedintelligence:

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Are you a trans or intersex person of any age (over 16) who would like to be involved in an exciting new life drawing project?

Gendered Intelligence has been awarded a £30,000 grant from the Wellcome Trust for“GI’s Anatomy”- a series of practical life drawing workshops with transgender and intersex participants exploring the science of non-normative sexed and gendered bodies through art.

The project will include:

  • A series of life drawing workshops drawing trans and intersex life models (no prior artistic experience necessary)
  • Presentations fromprofessionals on medical practice around sex and gender, including Mr Nim Christopher (phalloplasty surgeon) and Dr Polly Carmichael (specialist in gender identity development and disorders of sex development (DSD))
  • Group discussions around thescience of non-normative sexed and gendered bodies
  • Visits togalleries / art exhibitionsto inspire our work

The work produced on the project will then be showcased at a number of exhibitions and online via social media.

We’re looking for two groups of people to participate:

  • 15 young trans and/or intersex people aged between 16-25
  • 15 trans and/or intersex people aged 26 and over

Sessions will run on 9th February, 16th February, 2nd March and 16th March in London. Participants should be available to attend most/all sessions.

We can refund your full travel costs to London to attend the sessions. (UK only).

If you would like to participate, please fill in this application form. Places may fill up quickly - get in touch with us ASAP if you want to take part!

Don’t forget to apply if you want to get involved!

28 Nov 2012

grrlyman:

I cried for about 30 minutes today after watching the video of Lil Reese assaulting a woman while a room full of people, excepting one other woman, stood around and did nothing. It took me about 10 minutes to get through the video because it was so hard for me to watch. I, like so many people…