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WIN A FREE Autographed Copy Of Transgender Journey: Real Stories From Around The World!

Here’s your chance to win a FREE Autographed copy of Transgender Journey: Real Stories From Around The World!

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1. Upload a video to YouTube (any length) answering the question: “What would you tell someone who is transgender or gender queer that is contemplating suicide?”

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“If you need to talk to someone, please contact the Trevor Project immediately 1-866-488-7386. For more info on the book, visit http://www.transgenderjourney.weebly.com

4. Email the link to your video to: transgenderjourneybook@gmail.com by 11:59pm EST August 31st!

One person will be randomly selected to win a free copy of the book and it will be shipped to them!

Winner announced on Sept. 1st!

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“To Discriminate Only Generates HATE”

Exposing HATE. Yesterday, I found a lot of HATE on Twitter just to remind us that it is still out there. HATE brews every single day. It gets stronger…it gets deeper…it gets more evil.

I did a search on twitter.com for this: itshouldbeillegal gays (and a few more searches including transgender, homosexual, lesbian.)

#itshouldbeillegal was a trending topic yesterday (and still is today) and I noticed A LOT of hate and it was disturbing. One thing I noticed was that the HATE came from a people once a minority themselves, African Americans (also mostly men). I fail to  understand since logically you would think they would be the ones to rise up to take a stand for others for equal human rights.

Some of the tweets talked about wanting to get all of the gays together and killing them all — many were about hating them…it should be illegal to be one, be forced to respect them — one “tweeter” said it should be illegal for gays to get married and then he said…”oh, wait! it is! HAHA LOL!!!” — I think I had forgotten how much HATE there is still in the world…silly me thought the GLBTQ community had really made a lot of progress and have overcome most all opposition.

Some tweets were very positive and I want to note that. Some were saying it should be illegal to discriminate against the GLBTQ community…I was just disturbed by the people who bluntly said they wanted to kill them all. WOW. To hate a group of people that much when they don’t affect your life at all…it’s beyond me. There are plenty of people in this world I don’t necessarily “agree” with  but I wouldn’t want to kill all of them (or ANY of them). The only people that should ever be killed, in my personal opinion, are those who truly deserve it – like murderers and child molesters, etc.

*side note* I had NO idea that the new “lingo” on the street was to say “No Homo” after saying something that might sound “gay”.


HATE TWEETS EXPOSED

WTC_J_ezy #itshouldbeillegal for me not to gather all the gays in one spot then demolish they add at my own expense (of course he can’t spell or write…maybe we should kill him for that). **too bad he can’t type, should we kill him for that?**
Sumboi #itshouldbeillegal to be a Trans
steezthegreat #itshouldbeillegal to be gay/lesbian……i said it, yup yup i said it
kreammm #itshouldbeillegal for lesbian couples to be ugly. =/ girl on girl should only be w\kute females . **someone watches too much porn? Reality check.**
RasclotITSbobbi #itshouldbeillegal to be Gay, Lesbian, Bi. Etc.
druisamonster #itshouldbeillegal to be a lesbian
DBlack4SFS #itshouldbeillegal 2 b a flaming homo **so a “regular” homo would be okay?**
Abdi_20 #itshouldbeillegal to be homosexual .
JoelCrouse #itshouldbeillegal to have abortions and homosexual marriages **at the same time? just curious.**
kvon105 #itshouldbeillegal 4 men to be gay fucking fag bags **fag bag? oh, he’s clever.**
iFresh_since89 #itshouldbeillegal for girls to be gay!! they taking all the hoes!! **not like they would want you even if they were straight…sorry.**
JBC83 #itshouldbeillegal to be gay… I Cant stand the gays


Another sidenote* — So, are people truly this homophobic because of their own personal insecurities??

http://twitter.com/KRtweets — I pulled some of his tweets — the guy LOOKS gay (prob why he hates them so much) — he has SERIOUS issues.

KRTweets #itshouldbeillegal to be a faggot. Yes I hate gays.
#youmakemesick homosexuals.
@WWE_is_Awesome man child please, hope your parents die of AIDS. **I can’t even comment on this one**
#youmakemesick gays.


STOP the HATE


ON A POSITIVE NOTE (is that a c minor? hmm)

http://www.sovo.com/thelatest/thelatest.cfm?blog_id=27785

President Obama intends to sign into law Wednesday a long-sought hate crimes protection measure as part of a major defense bill, according to an administration source.

The president plans to pen his name to the fiscal year 2010 defense authorization bill, which includes a provision known as the Matthew Shepard & James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act. The measure would make illegal hate crimes based on actual or perceived sexual orientation and gender identity, among other categories, and would allow the Justice Department to assist in the prosecution of such crimes.

Brandon Teena (1972 - 1993)

I am going to end with some lyrics from the song “Where is the Love?” by the Black-Eyed Peas:

I think the whole worlds addicted to the drama
Only attracted to the things that bring you trauma
Overseas yeah we tryin to stop terrorism
But we still got terrorists here livin
In the USA the big CIA the Bloodz and the Crips and the KKK
But if you only have love for your own race
Then you only leave space to discriminate
And to discriminate only generates hate
And if you hatin you’re bound to get irate
Yeah madness is what you demonstrate
And that’s exactly how anger works and operates
You gotta have love just to set it straight
Take control of your mind and meditate
Let your soul gravitate to the love y’all

People killing people dying
Children hurtin you hear them crying
Can you practice what you preach
Would you turn the other cheek?
Father Father Father help us
Send some guidance from above
Cause people got me got me questioning
Where is the love?

I feel the weight of the world on my shoulder
As I’m getting older y’all people get colder
Most of us only care about money makin
Selfishness got us followin the wrong direction
Wrong information always shown by the media
Negative images is the main criteria
Infecting their young minds faster than bacteria
Kids wanna act like what the see in the cinema
Whatever happened to the values of humanity
Whatever happened to the fairness and equality
Instead of spreading love, we’re spreading anomosity
Lack of understanding, leading us away from unity
That’s the reason why sometimes I’m feeling under
That’s the reason why sometimes I’m feeling down
It’s no wonder why sometimes I’m feeling under
I gotta keep my faith alive, until love is found

Peace & LOVE,

Tristan Skye


www.TransQueerNation.com

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TQ Shout Out to Chaz Bono & Video Clip Submissions Wanted!

Chaz Bono Shout Out:

Okay — for some reason, Chaz Bono has been on my heart the past two days. I’ve read some articles and know he has a lot of support; however, he also receives a lot of opposition, disapproval and has many “haters”.

Being in the public eye is not an easy thing, especially being the child of not just one celebrity, but two. I have read comments by the general population and some of the negative feedback truly shook me and stirred up my soul.

Chaz is courageous to be a voice for our community…a group of people whose voices have been silenced by years of opposition (even from within the GLB community).

I wish we could make him aware of this website and also provide him with a safe place full of support and love.

I also want to thank all of those in the public eye that is not afraid to have a voice. We have many trans people who are a positive representation of us worldwide, from entertainers to comedians to musicians to artists to authors to activists…

TQ Nation: Calling All Citizens:

We live in a very hateful world, so it is very important for us to show extra support and give love to our family within our community.

This website is my home and all of you are my family. This place not only is a safe world for you, it also is for my wife and I.

I would like to make a video for YouTube with clips from all of you who want to send one to me. You can email your video clips to: tnt@transqueernation.com — I want clips that say anything from why you are a citizen here, to if you found your love here, to it being a place that has helped you, anything you want to help others become aware that there is a place for them too here in TQ Nation.

I will edit the submissions and post it on YouTube.

Deadline for your video submission (no more than 45 seconds long, please) is: November 25th

Thank you all for being a part of this wonderful community.

Remember: Each of us has a VOICE…so, Use It Wisely 🙂

We are ALL striving to build a BRIGHTER tomorrow…

Much love,
Tristan

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