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Feb 26, 2014
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WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO: Legally Recognize Non-Binary Genders

lottelodge:

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87,359 signatures left to sign in 23 days. That’s about 3,800 per day.

Get on it, most excellent Tumblrians.


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Feb 14, 2014
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Facebook have opened up their gender options, and the gender-inclusive pronoun they've chosen is singular "they". »

lottelodge:

You can fill in any gender you like!


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Feb 9, 2014
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Trans Woman Releases Bathroom-Finder App Refuge Restrooms »

lottelodge:

And here is the website: Refuge Restrooms

It’s open source, yay! But new and lacking somewhat in UK listings. I encourage you to add your local safe toilets.

(Source: projectqueer)


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Jan 20, 2014
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kay-is-for-kookie:

alloutorg:

So excited and proud to start the new year sharing space with the Purpose office.. check out our awesome gender-neutral restroom signs.
Download your own here and spread the word!


See? It’s not so hard!

kay-is-for-kookie:

alloutorg:

So excited and proud to start the new year sharing space with the Purpose office.. check out our awesome gender-neutral restroom signs.

Download your own here and spread the word!

See? It’s not so hard!

(Source: alloutorg)


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Jan 7, 2014
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Early day motion 907 - LEGAL RECOGNITION FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT ASSOCIATE WITH A PARTICULAR GENDER (No. 2) »

lottelodge:

As promised, Julian Huppert MP has replaced the previous version of this EDM, 889, which was untabled within 48 hours because Simon Hughes was promoted to Justice Minister. Wow, someone in the House really doesn’t want to talk about this, huh?

This is a new EDM, and so it will need resigning by the MPs who signed it last time.

My last version of this post has over 1,600 notes and a dead link. Please reblog, and if you’re in the UK please write to your MP asking them to sign.

This motion is a really big deal for nonbinary and intersex folks in the UK. As far as I’m aware it is the only way we’re ever going to have official documentation that doesn’t have M or F on it.

If you’re in the UK, find your MP and write to them using WriteToThem.com (it’s so easy, great website, takes 5 minutes) and ask them to support this motion. Mention EDM 889 for X on passports.

If you’re not in the UK and you think you have British followers, please consider reblogging.


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Dec 29, 2013
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We demand that Wesleyan University stop segregating bathrooms along gender lines and provide all-gender bathrooms in all buildings in the University.

We believe gender-segregated bathrooms create uncomfortable and potentially dangerous situations for trans and gender-variant presenting people.

We believe gender-segregated bathrooms reinforce trans* invisibility at Wesleyan.

We resent statements by Wesleyan Administration that all-gender bathrooms are widely available on this campus, when they are in fact often difficult to find or unmarked, in inconvenient locations, or simply not available.

We acknowledge that some people, particularly women, may feel unsafe in bathrooms that are no longer gender-segregated. We invite further discussion about this issue, but are currently not aware of any studies suggesting women are more likely to experience harassment or harm in all-gender bathrooms. (Citation: Rothblatt, Martine Aliana. The Apartheid of Sex: A Manifesto on the Freedom of Gender. New York: Crown, 1995.)

We believe it is not the duty of trans* or gender-variant students to self-advocate for all- gender bathrooms on their hall/place of residence, and that residential bathrooms should be all-gender.

We want to remind white and documented people and people with class privilege that those most likely to experience violence and increased surveillance from gender- segregated bathrooms are people of color, poor people, and undocumented people.

Pissed Off Trans* People at Wesleyan University


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Dec 18, 2013
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Early day motion 889 - LEGAL RECOGNITION FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT ASSOCIATE WITH A PARTICULAR GENDER »

lottelodge:

This motion is a really big deal for nonbinary and intersex folks in the UK. As far as I’m aware it is the only way we’re ever going to have official documentation that doesn’t have M or F on it.

If you’re in the UK, find your MP and write to them using WriteToThem.com (it’s so easy, great website, takes 5 minutes) and ask them to support this motion. Mention EDM 889 for X on passports.

If you’re not in the UK and you think you have British followers, please consider reblogging.


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Dec 7, 2013
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Jailbreak the Binary

Danielle Sucher’s “Jailbreak the Patriarchy” is a browser extension that switches the binary gendered words in web pages. I ran with it for a while and found that it highlighted various double-standards and trans* issues that I hadn’t previously considered. I was a little disappointed, though, because as is often the case it left out the folks who don’t fit into those two strict categories.

Much to my joy, this evening I discovered a Chrome extension called Jailbreak the Binary. It’s pretty much the same, but it neutralises all gendered words. There’s a ze/hir version and a singular they/them version.

I’ve taken the liberty of trying it out against a synopsis of Supernatural, noted for its poor treatment of the few women in their cast. Here’s the singular they/them version; a little buggy, but overall refreshing.

The thrilling and terrifying journey of the Winchester Siblings continues with the ninth season of “Supernatural” on The CW.

While the people worked to shut Crowley and they minions down for good, a new threat to they reign emerged: the Knight of Hell, Abaddon (Alaina Huffman).

And then there’s ze/hir; much better grammar-wise:

The thrilling and terrifying journey of the Winchester Siblings continues with the ninth season of “Supernatural” on The CW.

While the people worked to shut Crowley and hir minions down for good, a new threat to hir reign emerged: the Knight of Hell, Abaddon (Alaina Huffman).

An improvement, no? I think I’ll be sticking with the ze/hir version until they’ve ironed out the kinks in the other one.


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Nov 28, 2013
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mxactivist:

ARE YOU IN THE UK AND THINKING OF APPLYING FOR OR RENEWING A PASSPORT?
Her Majesty’s Passport Office (HMPO) have said that they’re unwilling to add X as a sex marker to passports at least in part because there is no demand.

At one point during the meeting, it was suggested by HM Passport Office that this was not really a significant issue because there were no known cases where an applicant had refused to indicate a gendered role on the passport application form at the point of application.

@caseyderyn on Twitter sensibly pointed out that that’s because if we did that it’d cost us £80.
So, if you’re applying for a new passport or renewing or replacing an old one:
get a paper form from the post office.
If you’re nonbinary, include a note or postcard that says “I’m nonbinary; I want to put X as my sex marker” or something.
If you’re an ally, include something that says “I support adding X as a sex marker on passports” or similar.
Consider writing a gender-inclusive title such as Mx on the form; they do accept such titles, and use them to post your passport to you. They don’t put titles on your passport, but if they ever use application statistics to get an idea of potential X-supporters it’ll help. (Be true to yourself first!)
Post it.
Then, if you’re feeling enthused, write to your MP (it’s free, it’s easy) asking them to support Simon Hughes’ Early Day Motion to include X on passports. I wrote to my MP about it before I moved house (Geraint Davies, Labour) and he’s agreed to support it.
Then, if you’re really on a roll, write to HM Passport Office through Christie Elan-Cane, saying that you think there’s a need for X on passports and why:

Write to me at [click here to see email address in original post]. I will forward to one of their policy chiefs, and keep a record for my own reference that I might (with your permission) use as future evidence.

Remember: ACTIVISM WORKS!

mxactivist:

ARE YOU IN THE UK AND THINKING OF APPLYING FOR OR RENEWING A PASSPORT?

Her Majesty’s Passport Office (HMPO) have said that they’re unwilling to add X as a sex marker to passports at least in part because there is no demand.

At one point during the meeting, it was suggested by HM Passport Office that this was not really a significant issue because there were no known cases where an applicant had refused to indicate a gendered role on the passport application form at the point of application.

@caseyderyn on Twitter sensibly pointed out that that’s because if we did that it’d cost us £80.

So, if you’re applying for a new passport or renewing or replacing an old one:

  1. get a paper form from the post office.
  2. If you’re nonbinary, include a note or postcard that says “I’m nonbinary; I want to put X as my sex marker” or something.
  3. If you’re an ally, include something that says “I support adding X as a sex marker on passports” or similar.
  4. Consider writing a gender-inclusive title such as Mx on the form; they do accept such titles, and use them to post your passport to you. They don’t put titles on your passport, but if they ever use application statistics to get an idea of potential X-supporters it’ll help. (Be true to yourself first!)
  5. Post it.

Then, if you’re feeling enthused, write to your MP (it’s free, it’s easy) asking them to support Simon Hughes’ Early Day Motion to include X on passports. I wrote to my MP about it before I moved house (Geraint Davies, Labour) and he’s agreed to support it.

Then, if you’re really on a roll, write to HM Passport Office through Christie Elan-Cane, saying that you think there’s a need for X on passports and why:

Write to me at [click here to see email address in original post]. I will forward to one of their policy chiefs, and keep a record for my own reference that I might (with your permission) use as future evidence.

Remember: ACTIVISM WORKS!


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Nov 14, 2013
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A reminder that this PDF exists: Mx is an accepted and used gender-inclusive title in the UK

mxactivist:

This document is really useful to email to any company or organisation that refuses to update your records with a gender-inclusive title due to an out-of-date and inflexible computer system, or just because they’ve never heard of it.

Versions:

It has a description of Mx with an example usage and pronunciation notes. It also has photographic, scanned and screencapped evidence of various local and national government, banks, companies and organisations using Mx, including:

  • Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
  • Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA)
  • Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC)
  • National Health Service (NHS)
  • Dwr Cymru/Welsh Water
  • Swansea and Brighton Councils
  • UK Deed Poll Service
  • Legal Deed Poll Service
  • Portsmouth University
  • Royal Mail Group (Post Office Ltd.)
  • Barclays (bank)
  • HSBC (bank)
  • Royal Bank of Scotland, aka RBS
  • Halifax (bank)
  • The Co-operative (bank and supermarket)
  • Santander (bank)