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fluffthebunny
trannydykes
fluffthebunny
My best friend is at the burn ward at Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis, in critical condition.

Her mom and aunt came here from Kansas with only the clothes on their backs. They have no disposable income. They will need help with housing, food and clothing while in Indiana. I've opened my home to them, but right now they need to be closer than an hour away from their daughter/neice.

For more details, please visit my LJ, and if you can, please donate to the family.

Thank you!
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trannydykes
x_mass
I was trying to short form of my herstory etc and I was trying to use short form to explain it fast
now there is geek code, goth code, multiple code, what do we need for trans code?
any ideas

I was using things like PT17-FT@25
then there's GRC, GRS, BAS, so e.g. PT17GRC18FT18BAS19GRS20
what other short forms e.g. for suicide attempt, loud to parents, school etc
so any ideas?
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trannydykes
demi_dysphoria
http://www.cauldronfarm.com/bs/index.html

This is a link to a Sacred Sexuality for trannies retreat (in Central Mass on Raven Kaldera's land,) that I'm part of. I didn't get to spamming (I was moving, had no internet for a month,) so this is really close to the deadline.

If anyone can actually attend and wants to, post something here. We're trying to get pre-reg, and I can answer any questions you have. Also, I believe one of us has set up a rideshare (maybe someone is coming from or through your state!)

Try to get it out faster next time, new at this!

Current Mood: Busy busy busy
Current Music: Type O Negative ~ Life is Killing Me

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luzoscura
trannydykes
luzoscura

I’ve been trying to understand exactly where I fall into the whole gender id spectrum. I’m a bio male but I am and have always been very feminine sometimes my feminine side is dominant, sometimes it is not, but it’s always there. I love crossdressing (and have done so since as far back as I remember), partially because I love to indulge in the luxurious sensation of my feminine vanity and the feeling of sexual allure that it produces. I am however still male, and I have really no intention of changing that. While I feel transgendered in some ways, I know that I would never undergo SRS as I am proud of my male anatomy. I have considered taking estrogen for at least a short while for aesthetic reasons ( I don’t want to be sterile). I would probably consider certain surgical procedures to feminize my appearance as well: nose job, chemical peel, facial hair removal, etc. Simply put, I want to be able to pass comfortably as a woman without ceasing to be a man; I want to be an androgyne .  I am worried that because my ultimate goal is not to live as a woman that I will be refused a letter for hrt.  Does anybody have any experience like this? Also does anybody have any know how on the subject of self-medication?

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hazelsteapot
trannydykes
hazelsteapot
Hey, I'm thinking of forming some kind of group (lj community, sexy spring workshop, Camp trans workshop, mailing list, etc) around abuse in the trans community, and I'm wondering what those of you who could use such a space would want/need. I'm particularly focused on trans-trans abuse, and on a survivor-centric model, but those wouldn't necessarily be the only possibilities. Part of what I'm thinking about is: how the fuck do you deal with this as your reality when it really fucks with your ability to be a member of a community, and how do we as a community confront this problem and deal with it effectively? Also, strategies for healing a person whose sources of support are already limited by oppression, especially if you may lose much of that support as a result of being honest about one's abuse.

I do want to make clear that no matter how the space was formed, it would need to be a safe space for survivors and not for perpetrators (whether or not they were in the group); it would not be a place where anyone's experience of abuse/whether they were "really" abused was up for evaluation or debate. For this reason, I'd feel like it'd need pretty heavy moderation if it were to actually to attempt to be a safe place for people to talk about their experiences of abuse, and I'm only up for a little bit of moderating myself... and as both a survivor and the partner of another survivor, I am worried about getting too triggered to moderate.

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hazelsteapot
trannydykes
hazelsteapot
I'm reposting this here from camptrans! I hope to see you all there. ;)

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Hey all, I know we've been silent a bit for technical difficulties but we wanted you to know we're still here, and CT07 is still going to happen from Sunday, August 5th to Sunday, August 12th. As such, here's the tentative plan of events, with more to come! All times approximate, clearly, as time moves differently when you're at CT.

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pink_miniskirt
trannydykes
pink_miniskirt
hey all, i just posted some pics to the community MTF_undressed and thought some of you might like to have a look at them, and it'd be nice to get feedback from people i already know, so here's the link if you're interested, http://community.livejournal.com/mtf_undressed/124534.html and i'd love to get feedback, on this post or that one either way is fine

Current Location: bed
Current Mood: nervous nervous
Current Music: NIN

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futabachan
trannydykes
futabachan
linuxspice and I will be appearing on CKLN 88.1 in Toronto tonight at 9:00 PM, as part of the "Out Loud" Pride programming. The show is about transwomen in relationships with women; there's one mixed cis/trans couple, and the two of us.

For more details, see http://www.ckln.fm/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=171&Itemid=309.

Current Location: m5e 1w7

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zgirl_valentine
trannydykes
zgirl_valentine

Did anyone see the MSNBC article on how short the US is compared to other developed nations.  Denmark is on the average five inches taller than the US.  The average height for men in that country is 6'1''.  If any of you are worried about your height, I would say take a trip to Europe and look around at the people there.  I for one love being tall.

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zgirl_valentine
trannydykes
zgirl_valentine
It was great conclusion to Pride Week in Albany, NY.  I marched in the parade.  That was a work out.  I finally got to see Nomali Brennet play.  She is a great representative for the trans community.  She shows that we are creative human beings.  I say if you haven't seen her play you should make an effort to.  I am glade Megan told me about her.

Current Location: Watervliet, NY
Current Mood: happy happy

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nc_cinegirl
trannydykes
nc_cinegirl
I've posted to my lj and thought others that have been there could give me there input.I'm getting ready to change my name and hope to interview for a new job as Keri,my name presently is ken.I've seen the legal forms and packages you can buy online.Two that i saw are name change 123, for 39.97 and legal cpu.com for 69.95.Has anyone bought any forms online and how did it go if you did.Another question is if i get the name change done and then interview as Keri and they do a background search,i'm wondering how that will play out.If ya can help it would be much appreciated! thanks,Keri

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trannydykes
open_other_end
I'm reading Julia Serano's new book, Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity, and I want to share with you this amazing and relevant quote.

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estrobutch
trannydykes
estrobutch
What does mtf/ trans pride mean to you?

I had a lot of thoughts on this but live journal ate them all.

One thing I'll say that is especially relevant to this community--I recently had the fortune of meeting a really hot femme who's trans and well, yada, yada, yada, I discovered that the trans-on-trans dynamic is really good for my mental health. And basically its because it reoriented my sense of gender away from assigned sex. I don't think you can really have pride while viewing non-trans people as being the archetypes (is that the right word??). of genders and bodies.

What do you all think?
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trannydykes
mae_mdwst
Maybe this is more whining than anything, though I don’t mean it to be whiney at all. I’m still posting it because, well, it’s an experience I had with a transwoman recently. If anyone wants to give their appraisal of the situation I describe, or their thoughts and related experiences, it would be appreciated. After all that is what this community is about; right?

I was recently dealing with a woman online who is also trans. After a good bit of emailing back and forth, a nice bit of flirting in the emails, and a little talking on the phone. We decided we’d meet up for dinner and proceeded to hang out for a while. We had a great meal, lovely conversation, etc, etc… She invited me back to her place for drinks and I accepted. We hung out and talked about ourselves our lives and all that good stuff, and at about 2 am (dinner stated at 5 pm by the way) she proceeds to tell me that she’s not going to let me drive home. But then she says that she also feels like she had misled me/led me on, and that while she thinks I’m really cute, interesting, etc… She just can’t get involved with anyone right now because she’s pre-op and it freaks her out. I tell her that I appreciate her honesty (which I do) and that really though I had a great time and she’s gorgeous, etc… etc… I’m not looking for a relationship either, though I wouldn’t be opposed to starting something either really casual, or maybe more seriously once I get back from the road-trip that I’m going on.

Current Location: home

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bchgrl315
trannydykes
bchgrl315
Hey everyone! I am completely new to the whole livejournal thing and Im still trying to figure out how all this works. I really hope this posts. Mackenzie kinda bugged me about it for a lil while and I just finally decided I needed to make one. Anyways about me, Im Erica and I am a 20 year old pre-op from Florida. I just got out of a 2 year relationship and I guess I am stil trying to figure out who I am and start my life over again. For the longest time I defined myself by what made other people happy and now I need to find out what it is that makes me happy.

I read a lot of the posts on here and I feel like I am so innocent and sheltered compared to everyone here. I think I have A LOT i can learn. I am really looking forward to meeting everyone!
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trannydykes
rachelkj
How many of you lovelies are planning on going to camp trans this summer?
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zgirl_valentine
trannydykes
zgirl_valentine
Hey guys.  Sorry it took me so long to get here for those of you wanting me to restart my livejournal.  Many of you know me.  Half of you know of me and the rest I intend to get to know it time.  Happy to be here. 

I go to college near Albany, NY.  Hello Megan, Stacie, Kaylee and others.  I am in a bit of a rush at the moment.  I play guitar, like Tool, enjoy concerts, love to dance, do Kariokee twice a week, ride horses, and am a social whore.  I am naturally socail liberal.  In a free society we have to learn to coexist with thoughts and ideas we may not agree with.  Unfortunately that means conservatives have a right to exist.  I will not lower myself to their level he he.

Hugs,
Mackenzie    

Current Location: My College
Current Mood: busy busy

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shemale
trannydykes
shemale
I'm not sure whether or not all of the members of this comm are members of transgender, but there was a link in there to this article that I thought was particularly relevant to the last post in this community, so I thought that I'd repost it here.
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kara_h
trannydykes
kara_h
Time to start a thread that hopefully will go somewhere.

So what is the difference between us and tranny chasers? Or is there one?

I would answer that if someone is attracted to transpeople for physical reasons they are a trannychaser. If they attracted for other reasons (the energy, shared struggle, etc) they are not ... usually that means another transperson.

I am attracted to the energy of other transwomen and could care less about post-op/pre-op/non-op. I always hesitate though about saying I am looking for another TS on a dating profile though as it sounds bad without that information. On one hand it could scare away who I am looking for, but on the other it can define who I am looking for a bit more. Should I be concerned? Why or why not?

Have fun discussing that one ...

Current Mood: mischievous mischievous
Current Music: Dear Mr. President - Pink & Indigo Girls

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fratboydan
trannydykes
fratboydan

howdy! i've really enjoyed being pointed to LJ for community and support - it is probably my favorite internet site ever (other than google) because it has provided me with support, advice, and even compliments! *blushes* It has made me look forward to beginning my transition. It has also led to the realization that I can make it through transition. I always thought that whole, 'you're not alone' stuff was a bit hokey - particularly because I certainly FELT alone (and have yet to [knowingly] meet a transperson). Now I realize I should've been using google a little more proactively and purposefully. 

But better late than never! I'm excited that I finally get to be, ME! I look forward to starting my transition and meeting some of the people in these communities, and hopefully some of you live in the Carolinas/Virginia. 

As for now, I need to get ready for work.

Current Mood: giddy giddy

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