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National Transgender Day of Remembrance 2007 List of the Dead 
  tristissima
 
07:31pm 19/11/2007
  I apologize to those who have complained about my lack of lj-cut's. Occasionally, I feel the abuse to ya'll's friends pages warranted. This is one of those times. Other times, I'm just a rude idiot. This is not one of those times. Please forgive me.

Many or most of you probably already know this, but tomorrow, November
20, is the National (in the U.S.) Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day
chosen in remembrance of a transwoman who was killed (Rita Hester) in
order for us all to remember those throughout the year who have been
killed or died because of their gender identity or presentation.

Every year, I post the list of that year's dead, that their names might
be known, where possible, and they might be remembered, even if for
just one day. The Greco-Romans believed that immortality was to be found
in the memory of those still living and this was why they considered a
braggart nature a heroic virtue. Let us thus remember these victims,
who have historically suffered great mutilations in the course of their
murder, as if their killers were trying to erase them from the
photograph of existence.

All the victims from all years past may be found on
www.rememberingourdead.com.

After the list of the dead follows the details of the San Jose Day of
Remembbrance which I will be attending. If you live in the area of
Silicon Valley, please come. If not, I beg of you to find out where and
when the nearest remembrance is. Many of the dead were alone when they
died, and many believed they would always be alone even while they
lived. Let not their loneliness continue into the chill after death. Let
them be warmed by the fire of our tears, our thoughts, and our prayers.

Whichever of the alphabet soup you are (LGBTQQIA -- Lesbian, Gay,
Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Queer, Intersex, or Ally -- the last
meaning "we invite straight, cisgendered (non-trans) folk too"), please do
this for them.

Lacking a specific formula as yet, I merely call upon the mup gods to
look, read, and remember:
Hermaphroditus, look at the names of the dead.
Ardhanarisvara, read the names of the dead.
Melek Ta'us, remember the names of the dead.
Eris, look at the names of the dead.
Antinous, read the names of the dead.
Hoor-paar-kraat, remember the names of the dead.
Tlazolteotl, look at the names of the dead.
Azathoth, look at the names of the dead.
Pomba-Gira, read the names of the dead.
Inanna, remember the names of the dead.




List of murdered trans people from Nov. 2006 to Nov. 2007.
For more info see:

www.rememberingourd ead.org/day
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Nakia Ladelle Baker
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Age: 31 yrs. old
Cause of Death: trauma to the head
Date of Death: January 7, 2007

Hasan Sabeh
Location: Baghdad, Iraq
Age: 34 yrs. old
Cause of death: Stripped and shot dead by an Islamist death squad
Date of death: January 11, 2007

Keittirat Longnawa
Location: Rassada, Thailand
Age: ?
Cause of Death: Beaten by 9 Youths and then they slit her throat
Date of Death: January 31, 2007

Tatiana (Aldomiro Gomes)
Location: Trani, Italy
Age: 57
Cause of Death: Her skull was bashed in, in the middle of the street
and
then
Her head was slammed in a car door.
Date of Death: February 18, 2007

Moira Donaire
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
Age: 30 yrs. Old
Cause of Death: Stabbed 5 times by a street vendor
Date of Death: March 5, 2007

Michelle Carrasco "Chela"
Location: Santiago, Chile
Age: 54 Yrs. Old
Cause of Death: She was found in a pit with her face completely
disfigured.
Date of Death: March 16, 2007

Ruby Rodriguez
Location: San Francisco, California
Age: 27 Yrs. Old
Cause of Death: She had been strangled and was found naked in the
street.
Date of Death: March 16, 2007

Erica Keel
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Age: 21 Yrs. Old
Cause of Death: A car repeatedly struck her
Date of Death: March 23, 2007

Bret T. Turner
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Age: 48 Yrs. Old
Cause of Death: Multiple stab wounds
Date of Death: April 2, 2007

Manuela Di Cesare
Location: Pescara, Italy
Age: 37
Cause of Death: Head smashed by unknown object.
Date of Death: April 21, 2007

Unidentified Male Clad in Female Attire
Location: Kingston, Jamaica
Age: ?
Cause of Death: Gunshot wounds to the chest and lower back
Date of Death: July 7, 2007

Victoria Arellano
Location: San Pedro, California
Age: ?
Cause of Death: She was denied necessary medications to treat
HIV-related side effects.
Date of Death: July 20, 2007

Oscar Mosqueda
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Age: ?
Cause of Death: Shot to death
Date of Death: July 29, 2007

Stefania (no found second name)
Location: Roma, Italy
Age: 35
Cause of Death: Violently beaten with skull bashed in.
Date of Death: August 1, 2007

Maribelle Reyes
Location: Houston, Texas
Age: ?
Cause of Death: AIDS; Reyes was turned away from several treatment
centers due to her transgender status.
Date of Death: August 30, 2007




DATE:
Tuesday, November 20, 2007

TIME:
7:30pm

LOCATION:
The DeFrank Center Ballroom
938 The Alameda San Jose CA

The evening will focus on highlighting the substantial progress made in
understanding and protecting transgender people.

Speaking at the event will be Aejaie Sellers, Executive Director of the
Billy DeFrank LGBT Community Center, Danielle Castro of
TransPowerment, Shelly Prevost, Director of the powerful film "Trained in the way of
men", Reverend Sky Anderson of the San Jose Metropolitan Community
Church and Sylvia Guerrero, The mother of Gwen Araujo.

The evening will conclude with a reading of names for those who lost
their lives due to hate crimes this past year.

For more details please go to: www.reelfreedom.com/DOR_info_2007.htm
 
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Just saying hi 
  phoenix_rises33
 
10:52pm 28/08/2007
 
mood: cheerful
Hey all,

I just thought that I would pop in and say hi. I am still on my journey in discovering my feminine side, but this site is the best of both worlds for me because of the trans and I absolutely love anime. I am looking to add to my collection so if anyone has any sort of suggestions about where I could start, that would be absolutely great.

Also, while I know that the world of Anime is riddled with hentai (which I like as well) I am looking for something with a very good story line that deals with the intracacies (sp?) of being a transsexual. I would not mind hentai, but I am looking to enrich my understanding and hope that this might be another tool in my arsenal of becoming the girl/ woman I dream I am. Take care and I truly hope that this community is not dead as well. If anyone feels like adding me as a friend and discussing things, I am all about the networking as well.

Thanks,
Stephie
 
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Intersexed Fanfiction 
  karose
 
01:01am 17/07/2006
  Hi everyone! Er... is anyone here?

Um... I know this is a bit of an oddball place to post this, but there's precious few places on LJ that are really suited for this. I recently completed a Final Fantasy VII fanfiction wherein the focal character, Reno, is depicted as a hermaphrodite. It derives itself from talk in some fan circles about how feminine/androgynous Reno is usually drawn and written, and I thought, well, what if we followed on that a little? So I conducted an experiment.

I was interested in the treatment of an intersexed character in a setting just as hostile as our own world, and with a character who, himself, is at war with his own identity. A lot of the language in the story may be incendiary for some, as a result, but for me it was all about reader reflection. The story is... still, nevertheless, not very gentle, but I thought there would be some here that might be interested. =3

Title: Glass Slipper (1 of 3)
Words: 11582
Rating: NC-17
Series: Final Fantasy VII (set pre-game, during Before Crisis era. No major spoilers for BC.)
Disclaimer: Final Fantasy VII and characters copyright and trademark Square Co., LTD., aka Square Enix, 1996-2006. Used without permission for nonprofit fan appreciation.
Pairings: Rude/Reno. OCs/Reno.
Warnings: Squick. Weirdsex. Sorta-yaoi, sorta-hetero-with-quasi-genderswitch (hermaphrodite). Vulgar, inflammatory language. Nonfluffy Turks.

( Fake-cut to journal. )

Crossposted: renorude, renobsession, ffhentai, _electric_rebel and ff7. Because I'm just that desperate mean.
 
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  yorikokun
 
12:32pm 23/05/2006
  Hey Guys

Just wanted you to come and check out the new lifestyle magazine Anime IKU.

There's contests, forums, artwork cosplay and more going on.

The by fans for fans magazine will be releasing

the first issue on may 26th.

SNEAK PREVIEWS are avialable at the website.

Visit http://www.animeiku.com/ for more info.

 
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  emily_the_gamer
 
01:01pm 10/03/2006
  I purchased a manga series two years ago entitled Your & My Secret, which was put out by ADV. For whatever reason the jerks who run the show there have yet to release volume 2 or volume 3 (and I hear a live-action show is in the works or already showing in Japan.). The fact that I was allowed to become hooked to this series, that will probably never be completed in the states for some reason, is driving me nuts. I must somehow find scanlations of this series; I don't even know how to find those. Hell, I'll be happy if I can get my hands on untranslated images - or even the actual comics, for that matter - if anyone can find them. The japanese name for the series is Boku to Kanojo no XXX (or "僕と彼女のXXX"). If anyone out there can help me find this, I will be grateful to them forever.  
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  raining_frogs
 
07:23pm 28/02/2006
  Some more art! Watch out, the image is huge.Collapse )  
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T-Girl comics.... 
  hiroka
 
07:53pm 18/01/2006
 
mood: accomplished
Hello everyone i've not posted in so long i can't remember, but i wanted to alert you to a comic that i'm hosting and hope you enjoy this new comic called Chaotic Kiss

Chaotic Kiss - The T-Girl Comic

Sydney
 
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  clairefaerie
 
03:24pm 27/12/2005
  Merry Christmas you guys!Collapse )  
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  chaoswolf1982
 
09:13pm 21/12/2005
  So many months without a post to this group... how sad.

Meh. Anyway, I just joined, and thought I'd say hi.

TG anime is a, shall we say, sercret love of mine, and I would be lying if I said I didn't envy folks like Ranma, Nuriko, the SailorStarlights, and others who tie the gender line into a nice little knot.

Personally, I most envy Aoi Futaba, from "You're Under Arrest"... dammit, a guy has no right to make so damn hot of a girl... ;-)
 
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Crossdressing Art 
  dovsherman
 
07:23pm 06/11/2005
  Clairefaerie's lovely recent posting made me think I should mention some of my own recent artwork too. I have them posted in my deviantArt account.

Not all of my art is TG but much of it is and most with anime style. Here are some highlights...
 
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  clairefaerie
 
02:05pm 06/11/2005
  Hi! I'm new. I joined because... well, I love crossdressers, and I love anime, so this is the perfect community! I also draw a bit, and thought you might want to see a few pictures of my crossdressing character, David.


More behind the cut...Collapse )
If you want to see more, there are plenty at my art journal, raining_frogs :) I draw him far too often.
 
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*pokes community* 
  veleda_k
 
03:04pm 18/10/2005
  Hey there, I've got a request with a hint of discussion thrown in.

Can anyone tell me where to find anime fanfiction where crossdressers (Specifically MtFs) are written as transgender rather than just gay men in drag? I'd be especially pleased to find some Nuriko fanfic, as I've been on a Fushigi Yugi kick, but I'd love to read about any trans character. Kamatari from Rurouni Kenshin, Arachne from Angel Sanctuary are some other examples of characters from Shows I've seen.

Does any else get tired of always seeing these characters written as male identified? It seems that most people can't comprehend the idea that these characters might not be defined by their physical/genetic sex. I suppose this a dumb place to ask that question, but I might as well.
 
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Cool? 
  swore
 
04:28am 18/06/2005
  ATTENTION CHICAGO-TYPE FOLKS!

Looking for a cool way to kick off Pride Weekend or just a good time in general? Well come see the second annual Out in the Loop! Proudly brought to you by About Face Youth Theatre, CALOR, Center on Halsted, GLSEN Chicago, Howard Brown Health Center, and The Raw Works.

Singers! Dancers! Actors! Poets! Free condoms, lube, dental dams, and sex kits! We've got it all here! And we're queer! It rhymes, so it must be true!

Admission is free, but space is limited!

June 24. 7:15 PM. 606 S. State St. (off the Harrison Red line). Hope to see you there!

X-posted everywhere.
 
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Anime Boston 
  hiroka
 
09:48am 30/04/2005
 
mood: amused
Yup the implications of anime have even influenced those people who are influenced by more than our common experiences.

This weekend at Anime Boston i happen to know of a comic by the name Chaotic Kiss is being displayed in the artist alley. i'm hopping to see more than a few hits off this. since i'm sure alotta people are gonna like the quite humorus plot line and the subtle topic of introducing tgirls as a major topic. it's not all about them but it's perhaps one of the first direct published comics of it's kind.

I'd Recomend checking it out if you have the time to run over to boston.
not to mention all the great other things to do at an Anime con.
 
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Manga with transgender content 
  gokumum
 
03:06pm 15/04/2005
  Recently I have been reading some mangas with hints of ts:

Les Bijoux: the main character Lapis Lazuli switches between a male and a female identity (like Ranma), but he/she cannot control the changes.

Basara: here the main character, a girl called Sarasa, has to take over the role of her twin brother Tatara and fight their enemies as a boy. Her appearance and behavior are male, but in her true heart she remains a young woman.

Princess Kaguya: The main character Akira Okada is a very male looking girl. She lives from a very young age in a lesbian relationship with her stepmother, and her stepsister also is in love with her. Her behavior and appearance is masculine. Actually she is a donor for a wealthy chinese princess, who looks exactly like she does, and who also shares the male persnonnality touch. I didn't real all of the manga yet and look forward to see the relationship the two will undergo.
 
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  violentorganics
 
12:01am 30/03/2005
  http://www.livejournal.com/userinfo.bml?user=unusual_fanart

Just thought I'd pimp this for all you fanartists out there who like, ya know, non-traditional fanart. It's like an any-thing goes but be nice type deal.

(Cross-posted)
 
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  violentorganics
 
09:32pm 25/03/2005
 
mood: bouncy
Does anyone in this community have any high quality (or moderate quality, even) screencaptures of James/Kojiro or Ash/Satoshi in drag from the Pokemon series? I know of one instance that Ash goes in drag, but James is in drag just about every other episode. :P
Just wondering, so I can add to my Pokemon images collection.
 
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  jmp_eridaenus
 
05:34pm 17/02/2005
  Seeing the mod's post with links to deviantart made me realize I've got a drawing on deviantart that's right up this community's alley. Don't know why it didn't occur to me before...

Louis_319

It's a drawing of a roleplaying character of mine. He's an elven male prostitute. ^_~ My character concepts get pretty silly sometimes.
 
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  violentorganics
 
11:27pm 16/02/2005
  http://www.deviantart.com/view/15244269/ A picture based on a fanfic idea I have involving Tails as a transsexual and Sonic falling in love with him/her. There's more details in the picture description. Feel free to leave comments and stuff. There's also other pictures related to said story idea in my gallery. :3

(Cross-posted)
 
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  violentorganics
 
10:41pm 16/02/2005
 
mood: ditzy
I'm an idiot. Hi, I'm the moderator of this community, I just happened to have FORGOTTEN it existed when I switched journals. Here's some trans-anime/game art I've done lately. Take a gander. :3

PG-13 for lingerie. Ooh! (Tails from Sonic)

Part of a fanfic idea I have that I drew out(Tails from Sonic).

Not anime related, but an interesting piece of fanart I made by request. (Gorillaz)

More non-anime fanart. Bugs Bunny and my original character posing together.

And my friend in drag in chibi anime style. X3

And there ya go. I'm working on a SonicXtransTails drawing right now, and I'll be posting it here and in SonicSlash (another community on LJ).
 
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