Conservatives will have you believe that saying things that are offensive to minorities will have you ”cancelled”, that social justice activists will drive you from your home and get you fired from your job. They want you to live in fear that trans people are everywhere ready to ruin your life if you so muchFortsätt läsa ”Another proof that ”cancel culture” does not exist.”
Poem: Sleeping with Ghosts
Content warning: death, suicide, transphobia This is the text I was trying to write for Transgender Day of Rememberance, but I couldn’t find the words then. Sleeping with ghosts I have a head full of ghostsAnd the air I breath is full of ghosts.Do you not see? Can you not hear?Everywhere I go, they goFortsätt läsa ”Poem: Sleeping with Ghosts”
When did popular billionaire J.K. Rowling ever get ”cancelled”?
You might have heard that J.K. Rowling recently published a new book, part of a crime series written under her pen name Robert Galbraith. The over 1000 pages long novel tells the story of an artist, who like J.K. Rowling, gets ”cancelled” online by trans people. The difference is that the fictional artist in theFortsätt läsa ”When did popular billionaire J.K. Rowling ever get ”cancelled”?”
Cold anger and inspiration
I’ve been experiencing a strange sort of anger lately. It’s not like the one I’ve had in the past. Anger before had always been like this red hot feeling pulsating beneath my skin. Like a bomb waiting to go off. Something I’ve spent most of my life trying not to feel. This new anger isFortsätt läsa ”Cold anger and inspiration”
This week, the city feels like ours too (almost)
The city feels more colourful and brighter and gayer than usual. There are LGBTQ+ workshops, lectures, plays and fun family activities happening everywhere in town. It feels like Gothenburg belongs to us queers too this week. But I also see people scoff and complain about the rainbow flags. And I and many people like meFortsätt läsa ”This week, the city feels like ours too (almost)”
TERF author admits she does not care about trans people’s well-being
//CW: transphobia, bigotry, TERFS being TERFS// TERFs tell many, many lies. They say everybody who transitions really regrets it, that it doesn’t cure dysphoria, that HRT hurts your health etc. Many of those lies are told with the pretence of wanting to help, of being the only people who will tell you the truth. AllFortsätt läsa ”TERF author admits she does not care about trans people’s well-being”
A retrospective and some advice for newly out and younger trans people
//Content warning: transphobia, depression, suicidal ideation// When I look back at my life, I have one major regret: that I didn’t transition earlier. I learned what trans meant at 15, back in 2005. I didn’t come out before 2014 and, because my country’s trans health care is slow as all hell, I didn’t start myFortsätt läsa ”A retrospective and some advice for newly out and younger trans people”
What is the Heathen view of sexual orientation and gender identity?
We live in a world where the two main religions have a long history of hostility towards LGBTQ+ people. That enmity is based on certain scriptural verses that some argue are interpreted wrong (see Matthew Vines and Imam Ludovic Mohamed Zahed for examples of those arguments). But for the majority of their history, most ofFortsätt läsa ”What is the Heathen view of sexual orientation and gender identity?”