Being trans* is not easy for many reasons. Sometimes acceptance is hard to find. There are so many questions, so many what ifs. And I battle against those every day. But the hardest thing for me personally is relationships. I have amazing friends and a great family, but sex, love, connections: those are separate beings. The fact is that label designates an existence outside of the realm of normal experience, even for those in the LGB community who also step outside of those boundaries. If a lesbian dates a transman, what does that mean for her identity? If a straight female dates a transwoman, what does that mean for her identity? Or how does any other combination of trans* person and significant other affect that partner's identity? It takes a strong person to be comfortable enough with themselves and society to date a trans* person.
There are so many facets to being trans*. Between community, relationships, and transition, it can be difficult to find a place to feel comfortable. But how do you find comfort when your body does not align with your image of yourself? How do you handle dysphoria?
Every years, between July 18 and July 21, the city of Edinburgh celebrates bisexuality!
Lucas Silveira, the openly transgender lead singer of Toronto alt-rock band The Cliks, has officially released the music video for the debut single titled "Savanna" from the upcoming April 16 release of "Black Tie Elevator".
Written and directed by Celine Sciamma, Tomboy, a French film, introduces the child Mickael and follows him as he navigates relationships with other kids and his family. When his family moves to a new neighborhood, he is given the opportunity to start over and to be himself with his new friends. As the story progresses, Mickael works through his need to express his gender identity and how to navigate around the limitations of his body and hiding who he is on different levels.
Late night television is a good escape for many of us who want to catch the news in a funny way while also seeing some of our favorite actors and musicians either talk about their work or perform. The hosts duke it out with their monologues, trying for the funniest jokes to gain an audience in a timeslot when many are already asleep. But with humor, where must you draw the line between funny and offensive?