21 Jan
  • By Veronica Zerrer
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Martin Luther King and The American Conscience

To me Martin Luther King ranks among the great Americans in our history. He was a true warrior. He fulfilled the victory of the Civil War through his life’s work and his writings. Because of him Jim Crow was ultimately defeated. It was in his example that I found hope and encouragement, for myself, my […]

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19 Jan
  • By Melanie Yarborough
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Coming Out – General Tips

From https://lgbtrc.usc.edu/resources/comingout/tips/ Be patient with yourself. It’s not necessary to tell everyone at once. Take your time. Don’t push yourself. Start small. It can be easier to start by telling friends than by telling family. Find allies in your family. If you think a brother or sister or cousin will be easier to tell, start there. Develop […]

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12 Jan
  • By Melanie Yarborough
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HANDLING EVERYDAY TRANSPHOBIA

Practical information for dealing with the inevitable bigotry faced by all transmen and transwomen: http://www.imlocal.co.nz/uncategorized/9-ways-trans-people-can-deal-with-transphobia/ and also http://liberalamerica.life/2016/05/27/6-ways-shut-bigoted-anti-lgbt-arguments/

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04 Jan
  • By Melanie Yarborough
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BODY LANGUAGE: THE SILENT LANGUAGE

Transition isn’t just about wardrobe or voice or surgical changes. It’s also about body movement, gestures, and mannerisms. See: http://library.transgenderzone.com/?page_id=605 And also https://feminizationsecrets.com/transgender-crossdressing-body-language-mistakes/

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29 Dec
  • By Melanie Yarborough
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SAFETY TIPS FOR PUBLIC PLACES

As we become more visible, street harassment, threats, and physical violence become greater. See link for important info on personal security: https://www.transgendermap.com/social/safety/

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22 Dec
  • By Melanie Yarborough
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Businesses with Trans-Inclusive Health Benefits

The Human Rights Campaign offers the following list of corporations which provide at least one trans-inclusive health coverage plan: https://www.hrc.org/resources/corporate-equality-index-list-of-businesses-with-transgender-inclusive-heal

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15 Dec
  • By Veronica Zerrer
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Estrada Land Planning Featured in Professional Journal

Vicki Estrada, FASLA, opened Estrada Land Planning in 1985. Since then her company’s designs have graced numerous cities around the country. Yet no more so than here in hometown San Diego. Follow the link below to the full November article on this wonderful woman done by the Professional Magazine of her profession. She serves as […]

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15 Dec
  • By Melanie Yarborough
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HAIR CARE TIPS FOR TRANSWOMEN

One of the most visible signs of femininity requires special care. See:https://www.allthingshair.com/en-uk/5-tips-for-mastering-mtf-hair/And https://feminizationsecrets.com/male-to-female-hairstyle-mistakes/

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08 Dec
  • By Melanie Yarborough
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Government Attack on Trans Community in Full Swing

There’s a reason why the T-community’s motto now is WE WILL NOT BE ERASED: https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2019/12/trump-administration-erasing-transgender-people-government-websites/ and also https://www.yahoo.com/news/trumps-rollback-transgender-rights-extends-201233021.html  

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30 Nov
  • By Melanie Yarborough
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TRANSPEOPLE WHO MADE HISTORY IN 2019

Our community’s role models who break barriers and give us visibility and pride: https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/16/us/trans-firsts-in-2019-transgender-awareness-week-trnd/index.html

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