Alina Davis, a 23-year-old trans woman, and Allison Brooks, her 19-year-old partner, donned matching white floor-length bridal gowns and married at a civil registry office earlier this month.
As Davis is still legally regarded as male, the office had no choice but to hand them a marriage certificate.
The couple said officials chided them, and appeared to be violent.
‘She called us the shame of the family and said we need medical treatment … I was afraid my pussycat [an affectionate pet name in Russian] would beat the fuck out of her,’ Davis said on her VK page.
But the couple were allowed to sign the papers, meaning a gay couple in Russia are legally recognized as married – even if it’s through a loophole.
‘This is an important precedent for Russia,’ Davis said.
Russia banned same-sex marriage and outlawed ‘gay propaganda’ in 2013.
holy jesus look at these two warrior princesses
they are my heroes
YOU GO GIRLS
"Oh, you don’t wanna recognize my gender? Okay then lol guess you have to recognize my marriage"
that is amazing
Argentina: doing it right. After passing a groundbreaking gender identity law on Wednesday, Argentina, which became the first Latin American country to legalize same-sex marriage, now leads the entire world when it comes to trans rights.
The new law, which was passed by 55-0 and is expected to be signed by president Cristina Fernandez, grants trans people the right to legally change their gender identity without having to get approval from doctors or judges–and, importantly, without having to change their bodies at all first. Not having a valid ID that matches your gender identity is a huge barrier to access to education, employment, health care, you name it. As Kalym Sori, an Argentinian trans man said, “This is why the law of identity is so important. It opens the door to the rest of our rights.”
Michael Brown was an 18 year old that was killed by a Ferguson Police Officer on Saturday, August 9th. His family is now seeking justice for Michael’s death. Their pursuit for justice will be lengthy and hard but with the support of the community they will get justice. If you are willing to support Michael’s family please donate to Michael Brown’s Memorial Fund. These funds will assist his family with costs that they will acquire as they seek justice on Michael’s behalf. All funds will be given to the Michael Brown family. We appreciate your support.
This is a legitimate fundraiser confirmed by the family’s lawyer’s official twitter account and multiple news sources. This family has suffered so much, please help relieve one small worry from their life.
You can also help the family out in their dark time here.
LITERALLY how can this petition possibly still be struggling to break 70k signatures?? are you against more measures to keep cops from killing black people in the streets? in their own homes? please signal boost this petition to all your social media sites.
I’m sure you’re all aware of the bedlam happening in Ferguson? What’s happening right now is unimaginable and sick. If I’ve tried to imprint anything to you guys with this blog, it’s that ALL human life is sacred. No one should live in fear of persecution; no one should fear for their life walking down the street. Upon posting this, the petition is at 140k. It needs a million. I need you all to sign and I need you all to pass it on. Please don’t ignore this.
"I have been held up consistently as a token, as the ‘right’ kind of trans woman (educated, able-bodied, attractive, articulate, heteronormative). It promotes the delusion that because I ‘made it,’ that level of success is easily accessible to all young trans women. Let’s be clear: It is not."
- Janet Mock, “Redefining Realness”
Mike Brown, a 17 year old high school grad set to begin his first day of college Monday was shot 10 times for reportedly stealing candy and running, while unarmed.
The neighborhood community came up in arms and began to protest against the police officers on the scene and dozens of police backup and k-9 dogs were called in.
The Civil Rights Movement isn’t over, it has never been over. Something has to change.
Reina Gossett, a Black trans woman who is an artist and writer doing important work with the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, along with Sasha Wortzel, are fundraising to produce the film Happy Birthday, Marsha. This film is one telling the rich histories and experiences of the often erased trans women of colour and friends, Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, from Stonewall. The film will capture their histories, choices and lives that lead up to Stonewall; the reality of friends facing street harassment, police harassment/abuse and racism/sexism/transmisogyny in general.
As noted on their Kickstarter page (which has a short video as well):
It’s been 45 years since the Stonewall rebellion yet the leading role that street queens, trans women of color and gender non-conforming people had during the riots hasn’t received the recognition it deserves. By making Happy Birthday, Marsha! we are seeking to change that.
As of this post, they are at $23,877, but the project will only be funded if they reach the goal of at least $25,000 by Friday, August 15, 2014 9:59 AM! That’s only $1,123 left!
Please DONATE or signal boost if you cannot afford to donate! ❤
They only need hundreds at this point! If you can, please provide
From the film World’s Greatest Dad. RIP Robin Williams.
RIP. You will be missed severely <3
In a victory activists were unsure they’d get, Uganda’s Constitutional Court overturned the country’s draconian Anti-Homosexuality Act today, declaring the anti-LGBT law “null and void” because of a parliamentary technicality in how it was passed.
The court determined that when members of Parliament passed the law in December 2013, Speaker Rebecca Kadaga had not established quorum — a required minimum number of members present to vote — effectively invalidating the law.
Technicality or not, this is amazing news for queers in Uganda, and I couldn’t be more relieved
Someone asked us:
Can Planned Parenthood provide hormones to transgender people? And if so, what are the costs?
Why yes, yes we do. There are an increasing number of Planned Parenthood health centers that offer hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for trans clients. (Cost will vary depending on your insurance and Planned Parenthood health center policies.) Currently, the Planned Parenthood health centers that offer hormone treatment for trans folks are:
- Calvin and Maureen at QueerTips
I did not know this, this is amazing! Planned Parenthood are saviors <3