when someone calls a white person “cracker”
dumb cold + home = not wasting time on tumblr
the 2001 oscars are real and this happened in real life. this is something mankind should never forget.
just watched a lady walking a corgi rub snow all over the dog’s butt
South Park is mainly just the creators sharing mildly progressive one-dimensional political messages that Reddit will wank themselves to death over, while making some gross little children characters say fuck, turd and Jew over and over and over and over.
i have to find a babysitter for my plants ahh
Here is a list of some awesome Trans* people you should know about but probably haven’t heard of. Some have been put on here for the wonderful work they have done for people and the Trans* community, some for being record breakers and others for being someone Trans* people can look up to and identify with. All have been put on here because they deserve recognition, however they have also been put on here to send out a message. Us Trans* people are NOT failures, low lives, freaks and unsuccessful despite what we have been told. Don’t believe me? Well just look at this list and I DARE you to argue.
Please tell me if I have any misinformation and I will correct it. If I have missed anyone you think should be on there, I’m sorry, it wasn’t intentional.
Note: Some biographies are longer than others. This is purely coincidental and/or down to a lack of resources.
Credit to the photographers who took these photos.
Adela Hernandez is a Cuban politician. She was elected to the municipal council of Caibarién in the Villa Clara Province in November 2012, which made her the first ever transgender person to be elected in the political office of Cuba. Her position is the equivalent of a city Councillor.
During the 1980s, she was imprisoned for two years as her transgender identity broke public decency laws that were in force at the time.
Allyson Robinson is trans woman and a human right’s activist, whose specialty is in LGBT rights. Prior to transition she majored in physics at West Point and gradutated in 1994 and then she was commissioned as an officer serving in the U.S army until 1999. As well as that, prior to transition, she became an ordained Baptist minister, earning a master of divinity degree in theology with an emphasis on social justice from Baylor’s University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary.
In 2008 she joined the Human Rights Campaign, where she oversaw their campaign to create a model curricula for LGBT diversity training in the work place. She did this up until 2012, where she assumed the role as executive director.
Amy Ray, born in 1964, is an American non binary singer-songwriter and one half of the contemporary folk band, Indigo Girls. She also pursues a solo career and has released six albums under her name, as well as founding her own recording company, Daemon Records.
Georgia born Amy says in regards to her gender that she is “half and half” and “whatever you call me is fine.”
Not much is known about Anna-Varney as she lives in mostly isolation and tends not to talk about her personal life, which unfortunately seems to be a life of great grief and depression. She is also deeply spiritual and devoted to Saturn.
In the past she has referred to herself as “a warrior of the neutral zone” and “two spirited.”
She is the sole member of the musical project “Sopor Aeternus & the Ensemble of Shadows ”
Balian, born in 1980, is a German trans man and a former pole vaulter. He has competed in many games, such as the Olympics, World championships and European Championships. On the 21st of November 2007 he announced he was retiring from the sport due to persistent injury and a desire to begin his transition.
Some people have heard of the awesome books by Poppy Z Brite (Billy Martin) but aren’t aware of the fact that he is a transgender man with the name of Billy, so I’ve added him to prevent people misgendering him in the future (and to show off that we have epic authors in our community!)
Billy Martin, born in 1967, is an author from New Orleans who has written the books; Lost souls, Drawing Blood, Exquisite Corpse, The value of X, Liquor, Prime, Soul Kitchen and Courtney Love: The Real Story.
On the 9th of June 2010, he officially stated that he was retiring.
British Caroline Paige (born 1961) joined the Royal Air Force in the 1980s and is the first serving officer in the RAF to undergo Gender Realignment Surgery. Before she transitioned she turned in the Cold War intercepting Soviet Bomber planes and she was also involved in the Gulf War and Bosnia Conflict.
Caroline is still serving in the RAF as an officer of the gender she identifies as.
EVA & ADELE
EVA & ADELE (Who insist on the capitals and ampersand) are a unique artistic couple who claim to have ‘landed’ their time machines in Berlin after the Berlin wall fall in 1989. The pair, who are mainly famous for performance shows, dress identically, eat the exact same food and are both bald. Since being with each other they claim to have never spent a night apart nor receive guests in their house without being fully made up. EVA & ADELE say they are neither male female or male and say that they “invented their own sex.”
Greer Lankton,born in 1958, was a transgender American artist, whose work was dedicated to creating lifelike, posable dolls and figures. She had been creating dolls since ten years old but it was only when she hit seventeen she started to take it seriously.
In the 80’s Greer Lankton went to New York she met artist Paul Monroe. They quickly became inseparable and they were married in 1987.
Sadly Greet battled with drug addiction and anorexia and passed away on November 18th, 1996 of a drug overdose.
Jane County, born in 1947, is an American performer, musician and actress whose career spanned several decades. Despite not being a commercial success she inspired musicians such as David Bowie and The Ramones. She is Rock’s first transgender singer.
After moving from her hometown of Dallas,Georgia, in 1968 she moved to New York City where she became a regular at the Stonewall Inn and took part of the historic Stonewall riots. For a period of time she was also an actress at Andy Warhol’s The Factory.
Jennifer N. Pritzker
Jennifer Natalya Pritzker, born in 1950, is a retired Lt. Colonal in the U.S. Army and founder of the Pritzker Military library as well as a billionaire investor and philanthropist.
Jennifer is divorced with three children. On the 16th August 2013 she came out as a transwoman and is the world’s first openly transgender billionaire.
Kate Craig-Wood, born in 1977, is a British IT entrepreneur, co-founder and managing director of Memset Dedicated Hosting. She works for the causes of energy efficiency and women in IT. She is part of the UK’s directed leadership group on energy and efficiency.
She was educated the Royal Grammar School and she attended the University of Southampton where she obtained a 2:1 Biomedical science as well as a Masters degree in the same field.
Kate was married from 2000 but got divorced in 2006, due to her transition. In 2008 she came out “in the hope she might be the role model to younger trans women she never had, and to dispel myths about transgender people.”
Born in 1982, Kaya is a Japense non binary Visual Kei musican, who was the vocalist for the now defunct band, Schwarz Stein. She was orginally on the label Midi: Nette but recently signed to Next Music Inc but the label went bankrupt in 2009 resulting in Kaya having to go back to an indie label.
Kaya used female pronouns and says that she is “Not a man,woman or a drag queen,” and she lists her gender as “rose” on her blog.
Lynn Conway (born 1938)is an American computer scientist, electrical engineer and activist for the trans* community. She has been married to a man named Charlie since 2002 and has two children with an ex wife but sadly due to local law, after transitioning she was denied access to her children.
She is notable for a number of pioneering achievements, including the Mead & Conway revolution in in VSLI design, which incubated an emerging electronic design automation industry. She also worked at IBM during the 60s and is credited with the invention of generalised dynamic instruction handling, a key advance used in out-of-order execution, used by most modern computer processes to improve performance.
Mary Elizabeth Clark
Mary, born in 1938 is a very awesome lady. Not only is she the world’s first transgender nun, she is also the main mover of the AIDS Education and Global Information System database (the world’s biggest database of AIDS infomation) and she she also served in the military twice, both before transitioning and after. In the 1970s she was also a transgender rights activist and helped hugely in winning the right to Californian’s having their gender marker changed on their driving licenses and birth certificates.
She was recipient of the Award of Courage from the American Foundation for AIDS Research, the Johnathon Mann award for Health and Human rights from the international Association of Physicians in AIDS Care, the Crystal Heart from the San Diego GLBT Centre and the Joan of Arc award from the Orange County Community foundation. In 2005 she was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Mauro Cabral is a Argentinian transman and an intersex and trans* activist and a professor at the National University of Córdoba. His academic research focuses on social theory, embodiment and biotechnology, highlighting debates on gender and intersex issues.
From 2005 to 2007 Mauro was in charge of coordinating the Trans* and Intersex Area at the IGLHRC Latin American office. Then for three years he worked at MULABI, Latin American space for Sexualities and Rights where he became the Executive Director in 2009.
In 2013 Mauro helped organise the third International Intersex Forum In Malta.
For over forty years, Miss Major Griffin-Gracy has been an investigator, activist and community organizer. From the Stonewall riots of 1969 to her current work as Executive Director of the Transgender, Gender Variant, Intersex Justice project, Miss Major has worked tirelessly for social justice and human rights of Transgender women of colour. Miss Major has also worked for the Ark of Refuge, Tenderloin AIDS research centre, the Santa Clara Department of Public Health AIDS program and the San Diego Aids Foundation.
American Mimi Marks is the first openly transgender runway model and she currently works as an entertainer at the Baton Show Lounge in Chicago.
In 1986, Mimi won her first pageant title: Ms Waterloo 1986. She has also won Miss International Queen, The world’s Most Beautiful Transexual Contest and Miss Continental. In 2008 she appeared in Janet Jackson’s music video Rock With U.
American Mina Caputo (born in 1974) is the lead singer and a founding member of the New York heavy metal band, Life of Agony.
Mina started Life of Agony in 1989 with guitarist Joey Z and bassist Alan Robert.
In 2011 she announced her plan to transition.
Rebecca Allison (born 1946) is an American trans* activist, Cardiologist and past president of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association. In 2008 she was elected Chair of the American Medical Association Advisory committee On Gay, Lesbian and Transgender issues.
Rebecca was born in Greenwood, Mississippi and graduated from the University of Mississippi Medical Centre in 1971. She practiced primary care/internal medicine for a while but in 1985 she returned to school to study cardiology, starting to work in that field in 1987. She transitioned in 1993.
Bunny Bennett, born in 1986 is the singer of the singing robot pantomime band, “Steam powered Giraffe.” She plays the character of Rabbit and she is (in real life) the identical twin of David Bennett, who plays the Spine.
Bunny is very creative and is a mime, actor, graphic designer and illustrator.
This dog: making every other dog in the world feel like an inferior asshole.
Are you fucking shitting me
This dog can do more than I can
this was cute
That dog can skateboard better than my entire family
no my throat hurts a little no no no
just so we’re clear.