RISD Queer Student Alliance

The official tumblr for the RISD QSA! Feel free to ask questions, submit, and open up discussions, while keeping up with the QSA and our events!
~ Monday, June 4 ~
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Complete Eradication of Pronouns

leotron:

Some days, I don’t want any pronouns. 

Example:

Leo said Leo doesn’t want third person pronouns used to refer to Leo because Leo’s relationship with pronouns is complicated.

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churchofcheesus:

“gay” i whisper gayly as i do a gay activity

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Skype with Khia

  • Khia: What exactly constitutes a 'gay activity?'
  • Me:
  • Me:
  • Me: ...everything we do ever?
  • Me:
  • Me: Except for when I have sex with a boy.
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~ Tuesday, May 29 ~
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weavingmyqueer:

This Is Signified. An awesome web-series, documentary, multi-platform space for the representation of many experiences and expressions of queerness!

They’ve finished their kickstarter fundraising, but this video is great as a sort of “about us” trailer type intro video.

Submitted via Ali, a.k.a. weavingmyqueer! 

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~ Monday, May 21 ~
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Coming Out as Transgender, Genderqueer, and/or Non-Binary Masterpost

genderandsexualityminorities:

Neutrois Nonsense: Coming Out as Trangender, Genderqueer, and/or Non-Binary Masterpost

neutrois:

Wonderful list. I’ll also add the two posts I’ve written on coming out:

On (Not) Coming Out

Coming Out: The Plan

gqid:

I’ve been getting lots of questions on Genderqueer Identities in regards to coming out lately. I continue to welcome questions, but I would also like to make a masterpost of resources I tend to recommend to people - this is a work in progress. Please note, you should not feel obligated to come out. Furthermore, you may want to come out to some people, but not to others - this is a very personal process.

You may find pros as well as cons in the resources below  - take what you find will be useful to you and leave the rest behind. Be aware that coming out can be followed by unpredictable responses, both positive and negative, from friends, family or partners. Since there are fewer resources at present about coming out as genderqueer or non-binary, many resources will pertain to transgender people who identify as men or women - many of these suggestions can potentially be adapted to one’s own identity and situation. I have also included guides to potentially show people one has come out to to aid in understanding - as with the guides on coming out, use your own discretion, as a variety of suggestions and viewpoints are represented.

If you know of further resources concerning coming out as trans*, genderqueer, and/or non-binary or want to share your own personal coming out story, please let me know!

How-Tos on Coming Out:

Human Rights Commission: Transgender (scroll down the page to Coming Out to Family as Transgender, Coming Out in the Workplace as Transgender, and/or Marriage and Coming Out as Transgender)

MCC Transgender Ministries - Coming Out as a Transgender Person: A Workbook (religion-oriented)

PFLAG: Coming Out Trans to Your Parents & Family

Susan’s Place: A Guide to Coming Out to Family

Transgender Mental Health: Thoughts on “coming out” as Transgender to family

TransYouth Family Allies: Considering Coming Out as Gender Variant/Transgender to Your Parents?

Forums Where You Can Ask Questions About Coming Out:

AVEN: Gender DiscussionForum GenderQueer (Russian), Laura’s PlaygroundScarleteen: Gender IssuesSusan’s PlaceTransYadaWhat is Gender?

Personal Stories and Advice on Coming Out and Other Resources:

Coming out to your parents: a 101 for non-binary types

Genderqueer Fashionista: Coming Out to My Family

Hackgender: On Coming Out as Genderqueer

Nico Lang: Yup, I’m Genderqueer

When I Came Out: Stories on Coming Out as Genderqueer

youwillfly: Dating a Genderqueer (focused on coming out to a partner)

Search genderqueer.tumblr.com for posts on coming out

Search genderqueerid.com for posts on coming out

FAQs and Guides for People You Have Come Out To:

American Psychological Association: Answers to Your Questions About Transgender People, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression

Feeling Wrong in Your Own Body: Understanding What it Means to Be Transgender by Jaime Seba (a good general guide - title may be problematic; this includes some discussion of genderqueer identity)

Gender Now Coloring Book: A Learning Adventure for Children and Adults by Maya Christina Gonzales

TransWhat?: A Guide Towards Allyship

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~ Sunday, May 20 ~
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erikamoen:

Queer (English Version)Alright friends, I got the English version online! I just wanted the first day’s worth of hits to go straight to Projet 17 mai, since they’re the ones who asked me to contribute, y’know? /:)
DISCLAIMER: Since this comic is addressing sexual identity, I only included sexualities under the Queer umbrella— although, obviously, queer also encompasses many gender identities as well.
As I said in my post debuting the French version,

Projet 17 mai contacted me several months ago about creating a comic on the theme of homophobia, and though it is definitely something I’ve experienced (being denied service in shops, having people throw garbage, being followed by howling gangs of men, etc. just for holding my girlfriend’s hand), I actually have been more hurt and upset by the biphobia I’ve experienced from the LGBT “community” for falling in love with and marrying a cisgender man. Even bisexuals have been needlessly mean because I feel the term “queer” is a better fit for me instead of “bi” (it’s totally cool if “bisexual” is the term that works for you!! It’s just not the one for me). Basically, the Identity Police have been very hurtful to me (and others who are attracted to multiple genders), so that’s what I did my comic on.


Check out this amazing comic about one person’s experience with their queer identity! [We art school kids - we like comics.]

erikamoen:

Queer (English Version)
Alright friends, I got the English version online! I just wanted the first day’s worth of hits to go straight to Projet 17 mai, since they’re the ones who asked me to contribute, y’know? /:)

DISCLAIMER: Since this comic is addressing sexual identity, I only included sexualities under the Queer umbrella— although, obviously, queer also encompasses many gender identities as well.

As I said in my post debuting the French version,

Projet 17 mai contacted me several months ago about creating a comic on the theme of homophobia, and though it is definitely something I’ve experienced (being denied service in shops, having people throw garbage, being followed by howling gangs of men, etc. just for holding my girlfriend’s hand), I actually have been more hurt and upset by the biphobia I’ve experienced from the LGBT “community” for falling in love with and marrying a cisgender man. Even bisexuals have been needlessly mean because I feel the term “queer” is a better fit for me instead of “bi” (it’s totally cool if “bisexual” is the term that works for you!! It’s just not the one for me).

Basically, the Identity Police have been very hurtful to me (and others who are attracted to multiple genders), so that’s what I did my comic on.

Check out this amazing comic about one person’s experience with their queer identity! [We art school kids - we like comics.]

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~ Thursday, May 17 ~
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thedailywhat:

Infographic of the Day: In which gay rights in the U.S. — marriage, adoption, employment discrimination protection, hate crime laws, and whether schools have regulations to ban harassment based on gender and sexual orientation — are broken down state by state (using rainbow colors, of course).
And it’s interactive!
[guardian]

thedailywhat:

Infographic of the Day: In which gay rights in the U.S. — marriage, adoption, employment discrimination protection, hate crime laws, and whether schools have regulations to ban harassment based on gender and sexual orientation — are broken down state by state (using rainbow colors, of course).

And it’s interactive!

[guardian]

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~ Wednesday, May 16 ~
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knowhomo:

LBGTQ* Charts and Graphs
Androphilia: attraction to males/men
Gynephilia: attraction to females/women
Sexual Orientation / Person’s Assigned Sex or Gender Identity


*Please note, I did not create this chart. I was also unable to find a chart which read Gender Identity instead of “sex.” This is not intended to be a cis-privileged post, nor to deny anyone’s sexual orientation based on their assigned sex at birth.

knowhomo:

LBGTQ* Charts and Graphs

Androphilia: attraction to males/men

Gynephilia: attraction to females/women

Sexual Orientation / Person’s Assigned Sex or Gender Identity



*Please note, I did not create this chart. I was also unable to find a chart which read Gender Identity instead of “sex.” This is not intended to be a cis-privileged post, nor to deny anyone’s sexual orientation based on their assigned sex at birth.

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