Transdykes… We are the transsexual lesbians with the attitude. True, we do not do girlie, girlie lipstick girlie. We are not entirely averse to a touch of war paint to go with our mohawk, skin, high tops & sides just to name a few hairstyles. We can pack a punch too. We are transdykes. There’s a time for kidding and a time to hold the fortress. Watch this space… Mia...
On Unpacking the LGBTI Communities
On Unpacking the LGBTI Communities: “I matter because I say I do and that’s all there is to it.” by MIA NIKASIMO on SEPTEMBER 8, 2011 in QUEER POLITICS,TRANSEXUAL,TRANSGENDER This essay is a response to “Unpacking the LGBTI Communities,” by Audrey Mbugua. I do not know the author of this article personally but I am enamoured by her eloquence with the regards to the positioning of the...
A poem by Julieann Nagoshi about the transphobia that saw her lose her job. This could happen to any woman… Go to the link above or read it where I have copied and pasted it below.
Transphobia in the Workplace against women...
MTF by Julie Nagoshi Lost my high powered job, six figures out the door. MAN, my employer used to love me. Fired me for taking an unwarranted leave of absence. Unwarranted or unexpected. Aren’t there laws to protect me? I already took a pay cut a year ago. Must be the high heels. But no…we can’t say that. Now I’m without a job. I’m just “not one of the guys anymore,” Words...
Mtf Butch →
This tumblr was inspired by the existence of other amazing tumblrs such as Fuck Yeah Cute Trans Chicks, Fuck Yeah FTMs, Femme FTM, as well as others. This page is meant to provide an additional empowering space for the multitude of trans* gender expressions.This is an inclusive space for the celebration of all butch, futch, butch-femme switches, grrls, genderqueer, genderfluid and other likewise...
people ask you, “Don’t you have something to tell me?” or “Isn’t there something...– Curious…: Don’t you hate it when….
Fight against transphobia →
naijaboi: Opposing grave Human Rights Violations on the basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation. United Nations on Transphobia and homophobia
Black transphobia!!! →
missrightisinthehouse: I want to be sick! Beating a trans woman cause she was in the female bathroom and would not go into the men’s bathroom, and on top of that a Mcdonalds employee filmed the whole thing doing nothing to help. I wanna cry! The mployees actually told the girls to leave before the cops came…WTF?! Please dont watch this if you have a weak stomach! Im starting to...
transpride: Arrested for Using The Restroom?
Yesterday: MTF →
clashofcreativity: I saw a Hispanic male-to-female, who was beautiful, as anyone strong enough to transition is; she had a companion along side her, a male, who seemed to be one of the most happiest men on the planet. They both were jovial in one another’s company and quite frankly it made me smile. We boarded the 5…
No H8 →
jsparkskid: No H8 photo shoot
‘The Worst Place To Be Gay' →
healthyglows: My African Culture: BBC Documentary, ‘The Worst Place To Be Gay’ In a documentary broadcast recently on the BBC, the British DJ Scott Mills travels to Uganda and reports on the rampant homophobia there. Technically, Uganda may not be the very worst place to be gay. Homosexuality can get you beheaded in Saudi Arabia for example, and there are several other places with similar...
revelandrioton: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
Dykes in SA →
aaeriele: (source unknown)
knowhomo: What is intersex? Intersex is physical differences in sex. They are differences where a person may appear to have features typical of both a male and a female, where a person may not be fully male or female or where a person is neither male nor female. What causes intersex? The search for the things that cause intersex has lead medical practitioners to treat intersex differences like...
It really fucking pisses me off when homosexuals... →
benjibot: You get mad when people protest at Pride. You get mad when people tell you you’re unnatural or disgusting or a sinner. You get mad when people try and ‘save’ you from homosexuality. So don’t fucking turn around and do it to me.
film on a trans woman who is a twin →
darkcloudtherainbowwarrior: i’m only 10 mins into this and its very interesting. its real people and real emotions. the comments from the mother is sad because a lot of people think this way, that their kid is trans is some type of punishment for them. check it out. tell me what you think!
Odofemi: My Speech for the Toronto Trans March... →
odofemi: Dear Trans Community, My heart is heavy today. I love you, I do, but some things have been weighing on me. Earlier this week I watched in horror as a room full of trans and queer activists applauded enthusiastically when someone suggested that our activist efforts should not be so focused on…
Tell FIFA to deal with Nigeria's homophobia →
honesty-mission: For the past two years the Nigerian Football Federation has conducted a witch-hunt to kick women off the national team who were suspected of being lesbians. And Coach Uche just bragged to the New York Times that she has dealt with “the big problem of lesbianism”. This is WRONG, and people should care about this regardless of whether they’re interested in football or not. 30,000...
Cradle Nation: An Evolutionary Sigh
Cradle nation: An Evolutionary Sigh! by Mia Nikasimo on July 1, 2011 in Hetreosexism,Homonationalism,LGBTIQ,London,Queer Politics,Racism,Transgender (As featured on Blacklooks.) “Honestly, I haven’t been any where. I have not worked for a living for four years, now. “We know where it lives,” everyone says in rabid finality, so I took to listening to loud classical music. It has worked for me in...
In a world where no one listens, where no one seems to care, where hatred is...– Ben Okri, Tales of Freedom, p.190, Random House, Rider. 2009.
It is never pretty when one disadvantaged group sells out another in an attempt...– Sex Changes: The Politics of Transgenderism by Pat Califia
Transsexual women are not a Trojan horse trying to infiltrate women’s...– Transgender Warriors: Making History From Joan of Arc to Dennis Rodman -Leslie Feinberg
It takes an enormous amount of self-esteem to listen to things like that and not...– Parallel Worlds -Michio Kaku
Lesbian Asylum Seeker's link! →
Zami: The point of no return… We need your help - fill in the online petition!
“We don’t know what transgender means…” said a Nigerian gay man at the African LGBTI conference at the African Centre. As a transgender activist, that told me, my work is just beginning. I was going to offer, “Transgender is an umbrella term for ‘queer’ folk: we are transgender if we are transsexual, intersex, transwomen, transmen, transgenderists,...
The Fist by Mia Nikasimo on May 25, 2011 in LGBTIQ, Transexual, Transgender Observations on a panel on LGBTIQ issues in African and the Diaspora The day after the night before the unlocking of the activist’s jaws “Sweet!” said she to say goodbye and welcome in one voice, one. I am transgender, not a transgenderist, a transsexual woman! No Butcher than butch, no femme® than femme, me: a lesbian...
African Bloggers Statement on David Kato and...
African Bloggers Statement on David Kato and Uganda “We the undersigned wish to express our deep sadness at the murder of Ugandan human rights defender David Kato on 26th January, 2011. David’s activism began in the 1980s as an Anti-Apartheid campaigner where he first expressed a strong passion and conviction for freedom and justice which continued throughout his life. David was...
A Beginning… Transitioning is not circumcision, circumcision is not transitioning; One is the beginning of life, refreshing; the other robs one of life. Our innate fears loom on every horizon, a mirage or a starved wolf. Women fear the potential lose of potential husbands, of families, Men fear the potential lose of potential wives, of the idle of home. Diversity is more than the binary...
Like if you are Black GENDER QUEER from an immigrant community in a low paid job...– Blacklooks.org
Would we see again, jacks? Ops, I meant Sylvia We were going to build an empire together, Weren’t we jacks, sorry Sylvia. Why Sylvia? Sorry I meant Jacks, I meant Sylvia, sod that! I never thought I’d see you again, Sylvia, darling? I’ve even got your ‘darling,’ bug right now… Suddenly there you were in that film “Love & Other Disasters” only they called you, “Jacks!” I...
Don’t you wonder why? Why I cannot go with you to Nigeria? Don’t you wonder why I can’t put my head on that chopping board? Don’t you wonder why I can’t abide your forgetfulness any more? Don’t you wonder why I can’t with eyes wide shut go abroad? Don’t you wonder why you can’t remember how you assault my heart? Don’t you wonder why you can’t remember running away under fire? Don’t you...
Change of guards, the nation couldn’t decide yeah or nay. When last week I got a job, or what appeared to be a job Screaming jubilation broke out of me into the open day. Was this the job I was looking for or a flop of a job? Drop! The unemployment figures drop that month was a needle, My gob got me a job unlike any other job before this job. ‘Together, will build an empire!’ You kept saying...
“Fool,” you said on your way to the local Basket and Bottle The off license down our road as you walked pass Susanne. Susanne Atewogbade smiled as though nothing had happened. Susanne Atewogbade walked on by following her gramp’s Wise, wise words… “they are only fooling around! It’s nothing”. Susanne Atewogbade was proud of her trans and homo status. “It’s a shame,” she said. “I’d never go...
“So, is it me, or is there something in the air?” said Lucy Kendrick as she sat by herself after three weeks of reckless drinking and chain smoking without actually lighting up herself. She had fallen head over heel in love with a soft butch just slightly under half her age. She could see the weight on her but she wasn’t bothered as much as the twenty-somethings around Terry’s age group were; all...
The Wolf Nobody warned me that he was a Wolf Under my changling’s oath; bidden and chuffed I thought the pox came from beyond his walls The Wolf said, “I’m trans too see? That’s the Appeal; that’s my appeal!” I disagreed and Then realised he meant as in gender, queer, isms. He didn’t like that I said so. He so didn’t, he didn’t. One day looking for deep concentration in Meditation I...
Violent suppression of initiatives we cannot understand or even deaths in the African Diaspora as well as the African LGBT set us back for generations but worse still is the hypocrisy and corruption that blinds us to this fact. Why? When you kill a living being because of their gender identity or whatever reason, you rob yourself and the rest of the universe of a part of What Is. Because of our...
Fighting Oppression 3
Recently, I remembered helping a friend, Susan Giwa, work on a piece about activism, oppression and separatist groups. I found myself pondering the backlash that could arise as a result of criticising the activism of reactionary enclaves as a whole. Susan, a citizen of Mushin Oloosha is a photo-journalist, transgender rights activist, and a lesbian who suffered the dire consequences of speaking...
Commuting brings the Funniest out of the human animal F or M. Long faces, face 2 face, Some buried in books, Some buried In press rags, some just buried. Shifting in our seats, sore. Shifting from seat 2 seat, Looking like sugar cane thieves Looking not to be caught in the act. Looking for gender rights, no wrongs Looking not to be singled Out for the gaze of ostracism’s foul ...
Levels of Ignorance
The act of being Ignorant does not arise out of thin air but when a person from any enclave latches onto a vagrant’s words and uses those words as an excuse for his or her agenda their integrity becomes questionable no matter what the person’s personal status happens to be. In pandering to the lowest common denominator such a person has absolved themselves of all responsibility. A down and out...
Foraging Who will marry a dog? A Yoruba woman said. That very morning it was dicey. Straits start out the Same way daily like putrescent corpses wallowing in Excremental death of Stunned minds. Their minds are frozen in the grasp of antediluvian Paws Fearful of preceding ancestral, natural laws. The fearful forage feverishly like Inheritors since infancy -cursed. Nobody cared to warn them About...
Warning!!! The first time I heard the bell tolling I wondered, why? A friend and I met each other by Clapton Common He threw the gauntlet down, “Be careful, be very careful,” He said emphatic as lead weight emphatic, emphatic. The second time I heard the bell tolling I wondered, why? If those were greetings, how strange? If not; warnings! Children given full reign; infantile parents feign care,...
UK Black Pride →
Mama Haversham Is there anything positive in your life, then? Standing guard at the junction of all proceeds? Is there anything better you could do for them, The girls, instead of licensing over-indulgent giggles? You shouted, “man,” in an assumptive voice, You don’t agree that a woman can be masculine, You gather little girls around you, “gather round, Gather round,” rang your voice...
…A Snug? As soon as I enter you lap me up like Your best head candy. We met at the door, u & I Hi there, my lovely? What did you say, freak? ‘Oh I’m sorry. Was I speaking Yoruba?’ That’s a man! Which one? The one over there. Are you mad or something? Said their slander amused eyes No, I’m not, I love my women, What’s wrong with that A quick checking...