Now I don't give out free bowls of soup or anything for joining; but I will offer the following list in return:
1. Video updates, some of which will be funny and some of which are meant to inform.
2. Blog updates pertaining to current LGBT issues that have sparked a general interest in me and should be shared with others; and blog posts that are of little to no relevancy to the LGBT community but are of interest to me and deserve to be shared.
3. An updated "Links of interest" section which shares links to sites within the LGBT community that I have found to be helpful.
I haven't written anything for this site yet, and if there are any random people reading my shit they might want shit to read.
I'm in Vermont for three weeks, right?
And uhm for those of you who don't know, mainly all of you, I have this issue called crushitis right?
Just...raging teenage hormones.
I thought once I got a girlfriend that shit wouldn't go down anymore...wroooong.
I know it's just that I miss her
and I always feel the need to have a girl in my life
Hello everyone. I am 18 years old and have a major issue. As the title clearly says I am transgendered. I am a boy who wishes he was a girl. Ever since I was little I seen myself this way. I played barbies with my sister and her friends, dressed up with them, and just had fun with them. This issue really became hard to coupe with when I was 11 or 12. I thought it was just a phase and thought I would just grow out of it, but as I can see now that isn't that case. I have always seen myself this way and wanted to be a girl. I remember thinking why am I this way... I was suppose to be a girl.
Heh well its my senior year(again) and well im more than likely going to do a Documentary on a Female to Males transexuals transition from comming out to SRS(Sex Reasignment Surgery). right now im going to trya dn get it comfined by my English teacher as a sutible topic, im ging to use the good old "Im trying to educate the world" excuse to get it approved.
Band camp. Deeeeeath. There was a heat index of 118 today, and I was lucky enough to be marching for 7 hours out in it. Band is pretty ridiculous, and I fail to learn just about anything from it anymore, but I'm sticking around just to finish it out in my high school career. Pffft, I'm such a tool.
"If You Believe In Mermaids... Don't Tell" is a new novel by A.A. Phillips that would be a welcome addition to the bookshelf of anyone from ages 9-12. After that, it'd still be an easy quick read, but probably too easy and quick, even for a good story. That said, I can't recall ever reading a book that is specifically about not really fitting into a gender. I think this book could help people who are dealing with gender identity issues but aren’t necessarily transgender.
Todd is a pre-teen boy and for years his father has been pushing him into sports camps every summer, and putting him on sports teams during the school year. When Todd informs his father that this year he wants to hang out by the community pool and dive all summer his father does not accept this as a reasonable way to spend the summer.
His father strongly believes that boys are meant to play sports and diving is not a sport. Todd is handed a stack of sport camp brochures and is made to choose one. However, slipped in between the brochures for sports camps is a brochure to nature camp. Todd chooses the nature camp because even though bugs gross him out he believes that anything is better then a sports camp. Besides, the nature one looks promising with the hopes of a decent lake where Todd can practicing diving.
I am angry with myself for being such a bitch with regard to walking; that is pretty much the only battle between mom and I, and well the fact that I am just generally lazy about things.
Outlet services. All our groups are free, confidential and drop in.
Connections every Monday night from 7-9pm. This group is only for lgbtqq youth 13-20.
HYPE! - HIV Youth Prevention Education the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from 6:30-8:30pm.
De Ambiente for young latinos, mostly spanish speaking, every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month from 4-6pm.
I am new to Oasis and just bopping around to see what it is like. I am the assistant director of Outlet, a queer youth program in Mountain View, CA. We have services such as in-person discussion groups, movie nights, counseling and HIV/AIDs education available for free for youth 13-20. So I thought it was important to have a face on this site. I am also excited just to see it here!!
I wrote this mad long letter to my parents coming out as transsexual transmale FTM whatever whatever. I held back my emotions and refused to let myself feel anything at all when I sent it, because I was scared to feel much about it because I was so scared of what they were going to think.
I'm pretty sure now, I'm a boy... Or at least I'm supposed to be...
I don't like being called a girl, female, she, that kind of thing, and I would much prefer being referred to as male... Not just that but it would explain a LOT of little things that I've been intentionally overlooking for a long time...
by Jeff Walsh
"The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" is a film I'd always enjoyed. For the uninitiated, it is a drag queen road trip movie set in Australia starring Terence Stamp, Hugo Weaving, and Guy Pearce. Watching the new "Extra Frills" edition on DVD, you really get an appreciation for what an amazing movie it is. It's a wonder it ever got made.
The costumes won an Academy Award that year, but were largely bought with someone's employee discount at K-Mart, and rarely held together longer than it took to shoot the scene, on the rare occasion they lasted that long. The shoot seemed to hit the breaking point for the leads on several occasions, and they took so long actually climbing in drag to the top of the mountain for one of the final shots in the movie that they had to be airlifted, one at a time, off the mountain by helicopter as the sun went down.
I'm big into deleted scenes, and audio commentaries, and this DVD doesn't disappoint in that regard. While I do wish there were more deleted scenes and such available, the director says pretty plainly that there wasn't much shot that isn't in the final film.
So here I am, at the lesbian capital of the world, in the lesbianest college. Finished my first week of classes. Love the environment. Wear overalls all the time. Meet a lot of girls, have a few gay friends, a lot of straight ones live in my dorm. As far as I can tell anyway. Long story short, I'm actually fitting in comfortably.
So... A question to put out there for all of you. I was talking with my cousin a while ago about me questioning gender, because she said that she thought she was a man for a while in high school and I thought she would understand.
By Jeff Walsh
Every night, Regan wakes up to find her sibling Luna in her bedroom, standing in front of her mirror. Every night, Luna wears a different dress and talks about her future as she applies different makeup and wigs.
Every morning, Regan has breakfast with the family, and her brother Liam sits there quiet and withdrawn. Only Regan knows that Liam is transgender, that her brother is really her sister.
Luna's name, Spanish for moon, is appropriate given it is the only time of day that she feels whole, not having to pretend to be a boy, which is getting more difficult. She has to use her sister's bedroom at night, because she longer has mirrors in her room, or else she will constantly keep catching glances of the boy she has to pretend to be.
So it's the middle of April, college-decision-making time for seniors like me. Except that most seniors are not juggling gender identity, seven or eight academic and extracurricular interests, and gap year questions all at once in a college decision.
Fiction absolute. That’s what he called it, reading Tom Wolfe in English class that day. Fiction absolute. As I was reading I wanted to underline it, but I’d forgotten my pencil. Everyone has their own worldview that places their group—or groups—in the best light.
I was wondering if there's enough people/support to compile a book of stories about being a trans teenager. The title of the thread was an idea I had a little while ago, and I thought "there should be such a thing." So, is anybody interested? Pat, I particularly want to hear your thoughts.