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Blocked due to music copyright issues. :(
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Version 7 of the WPATH Standards of Care is out!

http://www.wpath.org/documents/Standards%20of%20Care%20V7%20-%202011%20WPATH.pdf

It's 100 pages longer than version 6 and is an incredible improvement from the bits and pieces I've read or heard about. I have yet to read through the whole thing, but there's stuff in there about Trans kids, intersex folks, and gender non-conforming and genderqueer folks. It advocates informed consent, which is a HUGE breakthrough.

Please pass it along to any and all health professionals, therapists, social workers, etc. that you know! Even if they don't work primarily with Trans people, the more professionals know about this, the more likely they'll be to actually be able to help any Trans people they do come across in their work.
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Apparently today is my 4,000th day on T. Holy crap. And on the 18th it'll be 11 years since I started. Where does the time go?
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I would have to go and look up the date for the start of my Estrogen. Its been a few years at least LOL. god I still hate needles even thought it was my choice to face a fear to get what I needed.
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On Tuesday, after typing a LOT already, I took three online typing-speed tests out of curiosity. I averaged 107 WPM with a top speed of 110 WPM. Go me. (I learned to touch-type, and I maintain the ability, by chatting online.)
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I can't remember now - just the first ones that came up on Google. One was http://typingtest.com/ , I'm pretty sure, but can't remember the others. I might have taken just two different tests and done one of them twice. I know one of them gave me the choice of three different books to type the opening lines of and I chose Huckleberry Finn. One of the other choices was A Tale of Two Cities, I think, but I can't remember the third option.
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This was posted back in February, but it's worth sharing again and again. I absolutely love it. Everyone please take the time to read it, especially if you are or know a Trans person - which you probably are/do if you're reading this.
holding on. Written by little light — with 56 comments. I believe in trans people. Not because we are magically insightful. Not because we are full of arcane shapechanger wisdom. Not because we are mo...
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Seconded. /So/ not okay. (Thank you Nathaniel for sharing this!)
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It's hard to believe that LJ would be the target of such large-scale DDoS attacks. I tend to think of its content as mostly fanfic and emoness but obviously, it's now a huge platform for political dissent in places like Russia. Trying to stop one's freedom of speech, well, that's just not cricket.
Blog service LiveJournal.com, which has been down for much of this week, admitted Wednesday that the problems were caused by hacker attacks, not technical malfunction.
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ah... i've wondered what all the issues with lj this week have been... that's fascinating. i'd never have realized it was such a powerful communicative tool for russians or any other group either.
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Thanks Michael. I try not to ask ANYONE personal questions, that prevents me from being hit ;) But if I have any questions I will be sure to ask.
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Educator, activist, and big-time geek working in child care and loving it.
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Some people are capital-B Black; some people are capital-D Deaf; I'm capital-T Trans. :)

Note: This isn't meant to sound rude or bitter, but it might come off that way. Sometimes, also, I come across as blunt or angry when chatting online. That's just my writing style. I'm nice, I swear! :)

Believe it or not, Trans people can and do have perfectly happy, healthy love lives and sex lives. And for the record, I'm not going to tell you "how" I have sex, or anything along those lines. So don't bother asking - all you'll do is make me angry.

Transgender people are NOT sex objects and I have no patience for those who treat us as such. Try educating yourself about our lives and our community before professing to know us. (Spotting someone who's posing as a Trans person is extremely easy unless they're very familiar with the community.)

If you recognise the FTM on my screen name, odds are I'll enjoy talking to you. Regardless of what you may have seen or heard, FTMs make up roughly 50% of the Trans community. Feel free to ask me anything about being Trans or whatever, but be warned - questions about things like my genitalia and sex life really aren't your business (it doesn't seem to occur to a lot of people that those are seriously personal questions), and while you can ask if you really want to know, I may not tell you. I'm not here to be an exotic experience for you.

I'm a college graduate, with a B.A. in American Studies (focus in popular culture), and am certified as a classroom teacher for grades 1-6. I've decided, however, that I hate the institution of school as a whole and am currently working in child care, which I love.

I'm into computers. I'm a wannabe Linux geek. I dream of building a bunch of computers, stationing them all over my house, and networking them so they do everything for me.
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