This photo always cheers me up a bit. It’s a front-page article from 1955 about Christine Jorgensen, one of the first women to have sex-reassignment surgery.
Since the text is a bit small and I couldn’t find a larger copy, here’s what the small blurb says:
A World of a Difference
George W. Jorgensen, Jr., son of a Bronx carpenter, served in the Army for two years and was given honorable discharge in 1946. Now George is no more. After six operations, Jorgensen’s sex has been changed and today she is a striking woman, working as a photographer in Denmark. Parents were informed of the big change in a letter Christine (that’s her new name) sent to them recently.
This article is 58 years old, and it’s more respectful of Christine’s pronoun choices and name than some publications are today. It makes me happy to see a newspaper be respectful of a trans person’s choice of name and pronouns like that :3
[Hourra pour les pantalons qui donnent l’impression d’avoir une bite]
[Quand je suis frustré d’être trans “qu’est-ce que c’est que cette putain de vie ?!?”]
Eh, saw one for women and then for gays and I thought “well… trans* people are ridiculously oppressed in society, so why not make one too”
~too much time on my hands working from home~
Thank you for this.
There is a big point of caution here though: I’ve seen mostly-white cis gays people take this argument and maliciously abuse it to justify misgendering and appropriating the experiences of non-American trans women of color as being gay/lesbian experiences, even in cases where said people explicitly identify themselves as trans and/or as women.
The Western concept of gay/lesbian is just as culturally relative as the Western concept of trans, which means non-Western people who engage in same-sex relationships aren’t necessarily gay/lesbian in the Western sense either.
"Kinks Shirt" by Matt Nathanson
What I really appreciate about this video is that the song makes no mention of the woman’s trans* status; they could have easily done something different with this video, and had Matt’s love interest be cis.
But no, she’s trans*, and most importantly, Character!Matt doesn’t care. They meet, they flirt, they sleep together, they talk over breakfast and clearly have a connection. That’s what matters, not the fact that this woman wasn’t born with a vagina.
THIS IS A BIG DEAL YOU GUYS
God, I didn’t think I needed more reasons to love Matt Nathanson but apparently now I have some.
okay wow this is super cute
for anyone whos reading the caption but cant watch the video itself, the woman IS trans; when the op says “the song makes no mention of it” i think they meant in terms of the lyrics. but hell yeah this is cute????? its super cute and a big deal whoaa
[essayer de se remonter le moral à propos de ma barbe pathétique
"ce n’est pas la barbe à l’extérieur qui compte, mais celle à l’intérieur"]
[Attendre le moment où ton nouveau pote se rend compte que t’es trans]