Is "queer" the right word?
Some say that queer is a slur. Others see it as an excellent term for all those outside the cisgender/heterosexual majority.
Since the early 1990s an increasing number of gender diverse and non-heterosexual people have been using it as an umbrella term for all kinds of variance in the realms of sexuality and gender.
At the same time the LGBT+ abbreviations have become complex to the point of absurdity (LGBTQQIP2SAA anyone?).
We argue that queer is an open and inclusive alternative to the alphabet soup.
Read “What "queer" means and why it is such a useful word. “
Transgender and nonbinary news curation in social media
If you know of any other great news curation services for transgender and nonbinary issues, let us know. Now that we have opened a channel on Telegram, Crossdreamers can offer you the following resources:
Trans Express on twitter.
This is our most expansive and up to date news source.
Trans Express on tumblr.
On average we publish one new post presenting relevant transgender and queer content every day.
Transgender News on Flipboard
Here we present much of the same content as on twitter, but in a practical newspaper format.
Transgender World on Telegram
We realized that there were no serious transgender news sources on this popular platform and decided to provide our own. This channel will present selected links from the sources mentioned above, in addition to original content.
Trans-Express has been given a new design
Our tumblr-based Trans Express site has a new design. Let us know what you think!
Here are a few recent headlines hand-picked for you:
The new revised edition of the American psychiatric manual introduces more inclusive language in its transgender chapter.
"Gender critical” TERF joins right wing extremist Tucker Carlson in crusade against trans women
Scientists used to deny the existence of “gay” animals. Now they find same-sex sex everywhere.
New research: Transgender youth do NOT identify as transgender because they are influenced by factors like social media or peers
What should a transgender person do when someone brings up the “autogynephilia” theory?
The new international WPATH standards for transgender healthcare
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