Jul
28
2014

Reblogged from transrants :

transrants:

I made an indiegogo campaign for my surgery with REWARDS!! Please share this!
My name is Charley and I am a 20 year old disabled trans artist. I have been trying my best to save up for a much-needed chest surgery which would majorly improve my quality of life, but being disabled and trans makes it very hard to find work even if I was physically able. I am doing my best to get by every day, but the possibility of affording this surgery at my current time seems nearly unattainable and hopeless. I am hoping that with this campaign, I can finally make this goal a reality, or at least get much closer to affording it!

transrants:

I made an indiegogo campaign for my surgery with REWARDS!! Please share this!

My name is Charley and I am a 20 year old disabled trans artist. I have been trying my best to save up for a much-needed chest surgery which would majorly improve my quality of life, but being disabled and trans makes it very hard to find work even if I was physically able. I am doing my best to get by every day, but the possibility of affording this surgery at my current time seems nearly unattainable and hopeless. I am hoping that with this campaign, I can finally make this goal a reality, or at least get much closer to affording it!

Jul
28
2014

Reblogged from graspthesanity :

Help transgender Callie and Jamie go home safe

graspthesanity:

graspthesanity:

graspthesanity:

We are stranded 5,000km away from home. Our airline canceled our tickets. We have no way to go home. We need your help.

We are in dire need to return home immediately to formalize our stay in a country where we won’t get murdered for our identities. We need 500 euros/400 pounds/670 US dollars to purchase a ticket that will get us there.

Read more and know how to help here. PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD AND HELP WITH ANYTHING YOU CAN!

IMPORTANT UPDATE:Good news and bad news. First and foremost, thank you to all backers and people who spread the word and sent their wishes. Thanks to all of you, the good part of it came true.


So, good first: we made it to Stockholm finally! We found a flight from another city (Faro), and we used up our living fund to complete the ticket. We got our suitcase swapped on the bus, but we got that back and made it to the gate with less than 10 minutes left. It was close, but a little over 4 hours later we managed to set foot in Stockholm, Sweden. Thank you for that, things are much easier from here now.

We have successfully approached the Swedish migration board and requested their support. Thankfully, they have been very helpful and got us started with the process right away. Literally. In about an hour or so everything was submitted.

The bad bit: when we arrived, it was 23:50. We had nowhere to stay, the last time we’d seen a bed was about 48h before that, and the migration board was closed. The sofas and places to sleep at the airport were all occupied, and we had little option. Long story short, we had to stay a night in a hotel. The cheapest we found was 525SEK, which converts to 45 British pounds (for other conversions, type 525SEK in [insert currency] in the Google search bar). The next morning, we made our way to the migration board. They were generally very helpful, and I have never seen an official process be submitted this quickly in my whole life. We were told there would be lodging for us, which was a great relief, but when we arrived the accommodation was very crowded, with shared facilities and shared rooms too. Also, there was no access to internet, and we make our living via online freelancing. Normally this wouldn’t be a problem, but Jamie has very serious social anxiety and PTSD (from previous apartments shared with other people where we were harassed a number of times) and he just isn’t able to function in such a crowded environment and he needs to work and catch up whilst we were trying to get back home, so he’ll end up working this whole weekend as we need to earn money and with PTSD it’s heavier. The Migration board suggested we rent an apartment, but they cannot unfortunately assist us financially with that.

We are able to afford the apartment, but we need some help covering other living expenses (especially transport, since we will need to visit the Migration Board’s office very often during this period).

If anyone hasn’t donated or is able to help, could you please chip in with anything you can? At this moment every coin counts, so whatever you can give is enough.

I’m terribly sorry for asking again, you have all been extremely kind and helpful and wasn’t it for you we’d still be 5000km from here with no option or hope.

Thanks again to all of you. Also, we’ll slowly start working on the perks as soon as we can. Additionally, if you would like any perk that’s not in the list, please contact us and we’ll see if we can do it.

If anyone has any questions, please feel free to ask. If your question requires an answer that reveals more personal details, please make sure you don’t submit it anonymously because (as you’ll understand) no one wants personal information floating freely, especially if you are fleeing discrimination.

PLEASE REBLOG AND SPREAD THE WORD

Thank you ever so much.

All the best,
Callie

UPDATE: While the rest of the week is up in the air, we’re safe tonight, thankfully. We found a place to stay the night with a bed, a roof and some internet to communicate and look for other places to stay, which is fairly great in this time.

We’re still with no options so far for the rest of the week, but we’re looking every day. If you can donate, please do so. If you don’t, please reblog the fundraiser and spread the word to everyone!

Also, if you have anything you can dare us to do in exchange for a donation (like sing a song on camera or something), bring it. We’ll do our best (as long as it doesn’t cost a lot of, say, money or our lives). Or Jamie can post/write new stories on your request.

You all rule, thank you very much and have a good, safe night too.

-Callie

Jul
28
2014

Reblogged from they-wont-understandd :

masons-transition:

glowcloud:

The weirdest thing is that people talk about “coming out” as if it’s this big momentous thing that only happens once while in actual fact it’s something that you do almost every single day every time you talk to a new person every time you’re in a new situation you’re constantly weighing your options, the ability to be your true self vs the advantages of being a false self and honestly it’s so fucking exhausting

Jul
28
2014

Snap Out Of It

Jamie lights a cigarette as he pushes me into the shower. He holds his silence, his back turned to the door, as I just slowly force myself under the water, not even feeling it at first.

“You didn’t show up at her funeral.” I don’t even want to grunt, but I just do as a soft answer, as he just glances back at me and it amuses me how he holds his Sunday in suits tradition. Right. I trail my fingers on the tiles. Jamie keeps looking at me as I keep trailing the tiles. “She-”

“I know, she cheated. He was there at the funeral. Miles told me.”

READ MORE: http://graspthesanity.blogspot.pt/2014/07/snap-out-of-it.html

Snap Out Of It

Jamie lights a cigarette as he pushes me into the shower. He holds his silence, his back turned to the door, as I just slowly force myself under the water, not even feeling it at first.

“You didn’t show up at her funeral.” I don’t even want to grunt, but I just do as a soft answer, as he just glances back at me and it amuses me how he holds his Sunday in suits tradition. Right. I trail my fingers on the tiles. Jamie keeps looking at me as I keep trailing the tiles. “She-”

“I know, she cheated. He was there at the funeral. Miles told me.”

READ MORE: http://graspthesanity.blogspot.pt/2014/07/snap-out-of-it.html

Jul
28
2014

Asked by Anonymous:

What's the video you're talking about in your new fic?


IT’S THE BEST SHIT EVER

YOU HAVE FIDGETY JAMIE OK? AND LIKE WTF IS THE WHOLE VIDEO XD

HAVE A QUICHEEE ~

SORRY I QUOTE IT TOO MANY TIMES XD

I WANT THE WHOLE VIDEO TO BE PLAYED ON MY FUNERAL

LIKE YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND IT’S JAMIE X MILES XD IT’S A REAL THING HUHUHUHUUUUU

AND KATE’S JUST BEING ADORABLE AS USUAL

"ARE YOU OK WITH THE CAMERAS?"XD OMG WATCH IT WATCH IT XD

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSHP1rzpp-4

MY BABIES T____T I’VE NEVER FELT SO BAD FOR JAMIE XD IT’S LIKE BB IT’S OK, IT’S OK XD JUST THAT HE’S GOT ALEX NOW XD

IS THAT ENOUGH EXCITEMENT FOR ONE VIDEO?

AND LIKE IF MILES RECORDED THOSE SONGS WITH JAMIE AS THE PRODUCER WHY WAS JAMIE NEVER CREDITED?!!!

<3

Jul
28
2014

Snap Out Of It

It’s the noise which pierces and stings, it’s some daft desire as life seems to be bleak, anxiety no longer even pulling me together to do things, it being rolled in by all bed covers and being under the bed to resemble a monster, seems like the only big opportunity to actually grasp. 

Everything seems to be wrong, that even jealousy doesn’t even tickle me and I have no courage to go back somewhere I even should be in.

Life is too bleak and suicide seems like something even bleaker, why would you throw something away which hasn’t even irritated me, it’s just some dull void, which is just there and the window is always open, letting noises in and I let the knocks go louder and I do eventually get yanked out of bed by the extra key, pretty much yanked by my pajamas and I can hear his boots on the empty pizza boxes.

READ MORE: http://graspthesanity.blogspot.pt/2014/07/snap-out-of-it.html

Snap Out Of It

It’s the noise which pierces and stings, it’s some daft desire as life seems to be bleak, anxiety no longer even pulling me together to do things, it being rolled in by all bed covers and being under the bed to resemble a monster, seems like the only big opportunity to actually grasp.

Everything seems to be wrong, that even jealousy doesn’t even tickle me and I have no courage to go back somewhere I even should be in.

Life is too bleak and suicide seems like something even bleaker, why would you throw something away which hasn’t even irritated me, it’s just some dull void, which is just there and the window is always open, letting noises in and I let the knocks go louder and I do eventually get yanked out of bed by the extra key, pretty much yanked by my pajamas and I can hear his boots on the empty pizza boxes.

READ MORE:

http://graspthesanity.blogspot.pt/2014/07/snap-out-of-it.html

Jul
28
2014

grasp THE sanity: Snap Out Of It

It’s the noise which pierces and stings, it’s some daft desire as life seems to be bleak, anxiety no longer even pulling me together to do things, it being rolled in by all bed covers and being under the bed to resemble a monster, seems like the only big opportunity to actually grasp.

Everything seems to be wrong, that even jealousy doesn’t even tickle me and I have no courage to go back somewhere I even should be in.

Life is too bleak and suicide seems like something even bleaker, why would you throw something away which hasn’t even irritated me, it’s just some dull void, which is just there and the window is always open, letting noises in and I let the knocks go louder and I do eventually get yanked out of bed by the extra key, pretty much yanked by my pajamas and I can hear his boots on the empty pizza boxes.

READ MORE: http://graspthesanity.blogspot.pt/2014/07/snap-out-of-it.html

Jul
28
2014

Reblogged from lgbtlaughs :

laughingcrying:

[gets extremely offended when anyone implies my favorite characters are straight]

Jul
28
2014

Reblogged from graspthesanity :

Help transgender Callie and Jamie go home safe

graspthesanity:

graspthesanity:

graspthesanity:

We are stranded 5,000km away from home. Our airline canceled our tickets. We have no way to go home. We need your help.

We are in dire need to return home immediately to formalize our stay in a country where we won’t get murdered for our identities. We need 500 euros/400 pounds/670 US dollars to purchase a ticket that will get us there.

Read more and know how to help here. PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD AND HELP WITH ANYTHING YOU CAN!

IMPORTANT UPDATE:Good news and bad news. First and foremost, thank you to all backers and people who spread the word and sent their wishes. Thanks to all of you, the good part of it came true.


So, good first: we made it to Stockholm finally! We found a flight from another city (Faro), and we used up our living fund to complete the ticket. We got our suitcase swapped on the bus, but we got that back and made it to the gate with less than 10 minutes left. It was close, but a little over 4 hours later we managed to set foot in Stockholm, Sweden. Thank you for that, things are much easier from here now.

We have successfully approached the Swedish migration board and requested their support. Thankfully, they have been very helpful and got us started with the process right away. Literally. In about an hour or so everything was submitted.

The bad bit: when we arrived, it was 23:50. We had nowhere to stay, the last time we’d seen a bed was about 48h before that, and the migration board was closed. The sofas and places to sleep at the airport were all occupied, and we had little option. Long story short, we had to stay a night in a hotel. The cheapest we found was 525SEK, which converts to 45 British pounds (for other conversions, type 525SEK in [insert currency] in the Google search bar). The next morning, we made our way to the migration board. They were generally very helpful, and I have never seen an official process be submitted this quickly in my whole life. We were told there would be lodging for us, which was a great relief, but when we arrived the accommodation was very crowded, with shared facilities and shared rooms too. Also, there was no access to internet, and we make our living via online freelancing. Normally this wouldn’t be a problem, but Jamie has very serious social anxiety and PTSD (from previous apartments shared with other people where we were harassed a number of times) and he just isn’t able to function in such a crowded environment and he needs to work and catch up whilst we were trying to get back home, so he’ll end up working this whole weekend as we need to earn money and with PTSD it’s heavier. The Migration board suggested we rent an apartment, but they cannot unfortunately assist us financially with that.

We are able to afford the apartment, but we need some help covering other living expenses (especially transport, since we will need to visit the Migration Board’s office very often during this period).

If anyone hasn’t donated or is able to help, could you please chip in with anything you can? At this moment every coin counts, so whatever you can give is enough.

I’m terribly sorry for asking again, you have all been extremely kind and helpful and wasn’t it for you we’d still be 5000km from here with no option or hope.

Thanks again to all of you. Also, we’ll slowly start working on the perks as soon as we can. Additionally, if you would like any perk that’s not in the list, please contact us and we’ll see if we can do it.

If anyone has any questions, please feel free to ask. If your question requires an answer that reveals more personal details, please make sure you don’t submit it anonymously because (as you’ll understand) no one wants personal information floating freely, especially if you are fleeing discrimination.

PLEASE REBLOG AND SPREAD THE WORD

Thank you ever so much.

All the best,
Callie

UPDATE: While the rest of the week is up in the air, we’re safe tonight, thankfully. We found a place to stay the night with a bed, a roof and some internet to communicate and look for other places to stay, which is fairly great in this time.

We’re still with no options so far for the rest of the week, but we’re looking every day. If you can donate, please do so. If you don’t, please reblog the fundraiser and spread the word to everyone!

Also, if you have anything you can dare us to do in exchange for a donation (like sing a song on camera or something), bring it. We’ll do our best (as long as it doesn’t cost a lot of, say, money or our lives). Or Jamie can post/write new stories on your request.

You all rule, thank you very much and have a good, safe night too.

-Callie

Jul
27
2014

Reblogged from love-gets-better-in-time :

lgbtqblogs:

Texas United Methodist minister burns himself to death to protest homophobia and injustice

A Texan retired United Methodist minister has made the ultimate sacrifice to protest discrimination against LGBTI people and other injustices in the world, burning himself to death in a car park in his home town of Grand Saline.
The Rev. Charles Moore, 79, doused himself with gasoline and set himself alight in the car park of a shopping mall, emulating Buddhist monks who burned themselves to death to protest the South Vietnamese government during the Vietnam War and Tibetan monks who did the same more recently to protest China’s rule over their country.
Shocked onlookers rushed to put out the fire with bottled water but the burns were too bad and Moore was flown unconscious to a Dallas hospital where he later died.
Moore left a number of suicide notes and cited his own church’s continued refusal to marry same-sex couples, discrimination against LGBTI people, the use of the death penalty in America and growing economic inequality and cuts to social programs as issues that he wished to highlight with his death.
'I would much prefer to go on living and enjoy my beloved wife and grandchildren and others, but I have come to believe that only my self-immolation will get the attention of anybody and perhaps inspire some to higher service,' Moore wrote in one of the notes.
There has been a growing movement within the clergy of the US United Methodist Church of dissenters who want to be allowed to marry same-sex couples, with a number officiating at same-sex weddings in violation of the church’s official position.
This act was not the first act of self-sacrifice that Rev. Moore had taken in support of LGBTI rights.
In 1995 he went on a 15 day hunger strike to oppose his church’s teaching on gays and lesbians.
Moore leaves behind a wife, children and grandchildren and a career of working to support life’s most downtrodden people, having spent years working in slums in India and in developing nations in Africa and the Middle East.
Son-in-law Bill Renfro told the Dallas Morning News that he wished that he could have told Moore that he could have still done more to transform the world with his life than with his death.
‘I wish I could have sat down and pointed out, “Charles, look at what your life has meant to the world. Look at what it’s meant to individuals. You’ve changed their lives.”’ Renfro said.

lgbtqblogs:

Texas United Methodist minister burns himself to death to protest homophobia and injustice

A Texan retired United Methodist minister has made the ultimate sacrifice to protest discrimination against LGBTI people and other injustices in the world, burning himself to death in a car park in his home town of Grand Saline.

The Rev. Charles Moore, 79, doused himself with gasoline and set himself alight in the car park of a shopping mall, emulating Buddhist monks who burned themselves to death to protest the South Vietnamese government during the Vietnam War and Tibetan monks who did the same more recently to protest China’s rule over their country.

Shocked onlookers rushed to put out the fire with bottled water but the burns were too bad and Moore was flown unconscious to a Dallas hospital where he later died.

Moore left a number of suicide notes and cited his own church’s continued refusal to marry same-sex couples, discrimination against LGBTI people, the use of the death penalty in America and growing economic inequality and cuts to social programs as issues that he wished to highlight with his death.

'I would much prefer to go on living and enjoy my beloved wife and grandchildren and others, but I have come to believe that only my self-immolation will get the attention of anybody and perhaps inspire some to higher service,' Moore wrote in one of the notes.

There has been a growing movement within the clergy of the US United Methodist Church of dissenters who want to be allowed to marry same-sex couples, with a number officiating at same-sex weddings in violation of the church’s official position.

This act was not the first act of self-sacrifice that Rev. Moore had taken in support of LGBTI rights.

In 1995 he went on a 15 day hunger strike to oppose his church’s teaching on gays and lesbians.

Moore leaves behind a wife, children and grandchildren and a career of working to support life’s most downtrodden people, having spent years working in slums in India and in developing nations in Africa and the Middle East.

Son-in-law Bill Renfro told the Dallas Morning News that he wished that he could have told Moore that he could have still done more to transform the world with his life than with his death.

‘I wish I could have sat down and pointed out, “Charles, look at what your life has meant to the world. Look at what it’s meant to individuals. You’ve changed their lives.”’ Renfro said.

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