MTPC Call to Action: Equal Access Bill 2/1...
masstpc: Demand equal access to public accomodations for transgender people in MA! The cosponsorship deadline for the Equal Access Bill is February 1. So now is the time to make your voice heard! Contact your state senators and representatives TODAY and ask them to support the bill. In November 2011, Massachusetts became the 16th state to add non-discrimination laws for...
Think Transgender People Don't Need Equal Access...
masstpc: Are you wondering why Massachusetts needs to pass an Act Relative to Equal Access in Hospitals, Public Transportation, Nursing Homes, Supermarkets, Retail Establishments, and all other places open to the public? Below are just a few of the consequences of transgender people not having equal access to public spaces. Imagine trying to get a drink with friends and being refused service...
In the News: Hurtful Question about How to Handle...
masstpc: http://www.boston.com/community/moms/blogs/child_caring/2013/01/when_a_relative.html A reader asks parenting blogger Barbara Meltz how to deal with telling her 8- and 12-year-old children that their aunt is transgender if they ask. In the letter-writer’s (very hurtful words): My brother is married to a transgendered individual. “B” lives as a woman but is still,...
Public Accommodations: They’re More Than Just...
masstpc: Did you know that transgender people have no legal protections against discrimination in places of public accommodation in Massachusetts? We can fix this problem by passing the Equal Access Bill. A “public accommodation” is any establishment, public or private, that is open to the general public and that provides, or endeavors to provide, some type of goods and/or services to the...
MTPC Call to Action: Equal Access Bill
masstpc: Demand equal access to public accomodations for transgender people in MA! Now is the time to make your voice heard! Contact your state senators and representatives BY JANUARY 31 and ask them to cosponsor the Equal Access Bill. In November 2011, Massachusetts became the 16th state to add non-discrimination laws for gender identity in the areas of employment,...
I Am: Trans People Speak
masstpc: To learn about experiences of trans youth, adult, and families, explore the I AM: Trans People Speak videos. MTPC started the I Am Project in 2012 to raise awareness of the diversity among transgender individuals within our communities. The project provides a platform for trans people to speak for ourselves. These positive stories can help combat the negative stereotyping of the trans...
Kisareth Studios: Chronicles of a Dark Lord,... →
kisareth-studios: Chronicles of a Dark Lord: Episode 1 Tides of Fate, the critically acclaimed old-school RPG from indie developer Kisareth Studios, has been revamped and relaunched for a new audience. Building on the success of previous versions, this new version features several key changes,…
Transgender 101 with MTPC!
masstpc: The Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition offers a transgender 101 FAQ for anyone curious about or looking to educate themselves about transgender issues. This information is available to download as a PDF in download our Media Kit. Definitions In the Massachusetts statewide Transgender Equal Rights law, formally known as An Act Relative to Gender Identity, gender identity...
MTPC’s Resources for Dealing with Discrimination...
masstpc: If you have been a victim of discrimination or a hate crime in Massachusetts based on your gender identity or expression, MTPC wants to know. Please report the experience to us. We have compiled many resources that can help you deal with discrimination you have faced. If you have an issue that is not addressed by the resources below, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. MTPC cannot provide...
Transgender Equal Access to Public Accommodations...
masstpc: Action Day at Your Desk If you missed the Action Day for Trans Equal Access to public accommodations at the State House yesterday, you can take action, right from your desk (or couch). It’s never to late to make your voice heard. 1) Locate your state officials. 2) Ask for your Representative or Senator by name. Usually you end up speaking with a legislative aide. Introduce yourself...
MTPC Aids with Gender Identity Non-Discrimination...
masstpc: In November of 2011, Massachusetts became the 16th state to add non-discrimination laws for gender identity in the areas of employment, housing, K-12 public education, and credit. Additionally, Massachusetts Hate Crimes laws were also updated to include gender identity. This law is known as An Act Relative to Gender Identity. The Act Relative to Gender Identity defines “gender...
So what *is* MTPC? Find out below!
masstpc: Founded in 2001, the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC) is an advocacy, education, and community-building organization that works to end discrimination on the basis of gender identity and expression. This includes working toward the empowerment of all persons who have been, are being, or might be deprived of equal rights and/or fair treatment because of their gender...
MTPC Hosts Legislative Action Day for Mass....
masstpc: The Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition is hosting a Legislative Action Day at the State House January 17 from 11 am to 1 pm. Constituents will gather to educate their legislators about the necessity of protecting transgender people’s access to public accommodations through the passage of An Act Relative to Equal Access in Hospitals, Public Transportation, Nursing Homes,...
Creating Change Conference: Asexual Awareness →
Imagine what the world would look like if every high school gay straight alliance, queer-friendly church, and LGBT advocacy group knew about our community, respected us, and included us in their ongoing education work. We’re not talking about one-time press, we’re talking about sustained, persistent education about asexuality anywhere that sexual diversity is being discussed. It puts us on the...
Changing Times, Changing Ourselves →
The Internet and media have revolutionized coming out and accessing resources for young transgender youth. However, some transgender youth are being called out by members of the same community for not being “trans enough” or are labeled “trans-trenders,” which is taken to refer to women who take steps to begin to transition to male simply because they do not fit a...
Genderplayful Marketplace: Finding Fashion for... →
genderplayful: Fashion is universal. Everyone wants to look good, and feel confident when they’re out in public. For that matter, people often just want to look good and feel comfortable just sitting around at home. Everyone should have clothes which fit well and make them smile when they see their reflection….
Bringing Fashion to Everyone with Genderplayful!
genderplayful: Genderplayful is a Marketplace unlike any other. We know that fashion and gender are two very different things, despite mainstream media telling us fashion for genders only works ‘one way’. Here at Genderplayful we’re hoping to meet the needs of all body types, gender identities, and presentations. If you missed our post yesterday, we’re looking for vendors! Signing up is...
Genderplayful Wants You!
genderplayful: Hi everyone! My name is Kiran, and I’m here to restore the Genderplayful tumblr back to its former glory. Genderplayful is, in its own words: “A community-driven marketplace that celebrates diversity in gender presentation and body types.” Sister project to Genderfork, Genderplayful is setting the stage to offer a new experience for its shoppers and vendors. Finding clothes that...
How to start a Gay-Straight-Alliance →
Are Gay-Straight alliances Important? Do they help? No, this is not a trick question. If you’re visiting our site then it’s likely you want to see a world without homophobia. Maybe you’re gay or bi yourself, perhaps you’re curious, or simply have friends or family that are. The point is that as our political cycle gets nastier and we see more hate in our media, it becomes more important than...
Have you gotten your copy of issue one? →
Check it out. Interviews with Voltaire, Project Out, Pink Triangle Theater, tumblr’s own Art of Transliness and moreeee.
JABR issue two wants your art/stories/photos!
http://justabitradical.com/submission-guidelines/ Did you know we’re taking submissions for issue two? No? Well, now you do! Check out our guidelines and submit something to us today! The theme for September issue is ‘Breaking Down Gender’ and focuses on trans* people and their partners/families/etc. while the following theme in December is ‘What Family Means to Me’. Keep these themes in...
Heyyyy, do you like what we're doing?
If the answer is yes, please show your support by purchasing a copy of the zine and sharing our tumblr! http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/349728 Digital zines are only $4.00! Print zines (with a free digital copy!) are $14.00! Issue one is full of great stuff, in it you’ll find articles from Project: OUT, The Everyday Gay, A Note to My Kid, Pink Triangle Theatre, The L Project,...
An excerpt from issue one of JABR
I Didn’t Hear Her Say She Loved Me (She Texted Me Instead) By: Susannah Bell In my stories, people whisper to each other. Girls hold hands and tell stories under the stars. Boys murmur sweet nothings into each other’s ears in the dark. Friends from different countries or planets learn each other’s languages and, even if they have strong accents, make themselves understood. Lovers call one...
It isn't easy, but it's worth it! →
A new blog on HuffPo Gay Voices about JABR!
Wanna buy the magazine? Click here! →
First issue of Just a Bit Radical in print and digital on Magcloud!
Just a Bit Radical is live!!
http://justabitradical.com/ is up and running!! The first issue is available for sale, and there’s so much awesome stuff in it…Interviews from Project: OUT, The L Project, A Note to My Kid,Voltaire, Art of Transliness, Pink Triangle Theatre, Jeremiah’s Hope for Kindness…the list goes on. Check it out and grab a copy! Thank you to EVERYONE that helped with this. We...
So let's recap JABR issue one
Interviews from: https://www.facebook.com/VoltaireFanPage https://www.facebook.com/Artoftransliness https://www.facebook.com/pages/Project-OUT/120626474641301 https://www.facebook.com/Jeremiahshopeforkindness https://www.facebook.com/TheLProject https://www.facebook.com/PTTUK https://www.facebook.com/TheEverydayGay https://www.facebook.com/pages/fluid-ink/121128974566421 With photos...
Much neglected tumblr...
We’re here to announce that the zine is in its final edits, and if all goes well, will be available for purchase on 7/2/2012!
Yay we found a photographer! (and he's amazing!) →
JABR welcomes Dino as our newest addition to the team!! :D
Gamers Against Bigotry →
Check it out everyone! A great idea from itspronouncedmetrosexual!
Just a Bit Radical is Looking for a Designer!
JABR is on the hunt for a graphic designer! Must have experience with Adobe InDesign, layout and photo editing, and be able to take direction as part of a group. You will be reporting to our Art Director. This is a volunteer position that can be used on a resume, and may eventually lead to a paid position within our team. Email email@example.com if interested!
Just a Bit Radical interviewed by GenderReel Film... →
The ‘zine launches at the end of the month, and we spoke with Joe—the creator of the most amazing new trans*/gender non-binary film festival we’ve seen in years…About the ‘zine and what we hope to accomplish. One good turn deserves another, and you’ll be hearing from GenderReel in issue two of JABR!
What You'll Find in Issue Two of Just a Bit...
Just a Bit Radical (http://www.facebook.com/justabitradicalmag) is an LGBTQ+ ‘zine by the people for the people, so to speak. We encompass every letter of the Alphabet, and here’s some things you can look forward to in our second issue: http://www.facebook.com/MetroSam the lovely and talented Sam is going to be doing an interview for us in issue two of Just a Bit Radical. Excited? So...
19 Days Left to get Just a Bit Radical Funded →
If you can, donate to our Kickstarter. Every pledge helps!
Day of Silence 2012
Today, our Tumblr will be silent. http://www.dayofsilence.org/ We know the power of words, but today we want you to realize how quiet the world would be without the creative voices of LGBTQ youth nationwide. Ours included. ♥
I was promised a pony--Now on HuffPo! →
A new blog post from JABR’s editor in chief, dedicated to trans/gender variant youth everywhere.
Just a Bit Radical’s Kickstarter is underway! 23 days to go! Help us bring the magazine to print, get cool swag! Everyone wins!
Just a Bit Radical - Press Release!
For Immediate Release LGBT YOUTH SUICIDES POINT TO A LACK OF VOICE New Publication Will Give Vulnerable Population A Way to Be Heard According to statistics provided by the Youth Suicide Prevention Program, over 50 percent of trans* individuals will attempt suicide...
New Blog Post! →
New blog post up on HuffPo from JABR’s Editor-in-Chief! Check it out!
I'll make a man out of you. -- Now on HuffPo! →
We're in the Huffington Post! →
Check it out, everyone! Thanks so much for all your support! Tell your friends! Together, we can help raise the Kickstarter funding to bring the magazine to print and help so many people that need it. We love you all— Team JABR
Second Issue Underway!
Do you know of a great LGBTQ project that you think would fit in our second issue? Do you have something to say about LGBT issues that you have to get off your chest? Leave a comment here if so. We’re looking for possible features and articles for issue two of Just a Bit Radical! As always, the Kickstarter is still running and we need your help to bring issue one (and more!) to print and help us...
An article about JABR! :D →
A lovely article about Just a Bit Radical from our friends at: www.theeverydaygay.com :D
Help us out!! →
Our Kickstarter fund! We’re so close to $200! Please help us spread the word and donate if you can. Every little bit helps!
Just found a "new" zine...
Eerily similar to ours that was created about four days ago. Not amused. Not cool, kids. Not cool. I sent a letter, and am waiting to hear back. Change maybe 3 things and it could be ours. It makes me really annoyed/upset/uncomfortable that people are okay with blatantly stealing other people’s ideas like that. Not at all okay with this.