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Vermont leagalizes gay marriage with veto override [Apr. 7th, 2009|12:57 pm]
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inverse_tribe
Vermont legalizes gay marriage with veto override

By DAVE GRAM, Associated Press Writer Dave Gram, Associated Press Writer

MONTPELIER, Vt. – Vermont on Tuesday became the fourth state to legalize gay marriage — and the first to do so with a legislature's vote.

The House recorded a dramatic 100-49 vote — the minimum needed — to override Gov. Jim Douglas' veto. Its vote followed a much easier override vote in the Senate, which rebuffed the Republican governor with a vote of 23-5.

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New England Trans Pride March and Rally! [Feb. 11th, 2008|03:49 am]
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ergiwarrior
New England Trans Pride March and Rally!
June 7, 2008 @ 11am in Northampton, Massachusetts
Go to www.transpridemarch.org for more details on how you can participate and contribute, a map of the march, a list of speakers and performers who will be on stage at the rally, etc.
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Trans Day of Remembrance @ Umass Boston on Nov. 20th [Nov. 17th, 2007|02:03 pm]
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ivyvigne
Please join the Queer Student Center of the University of Massachusetts, Boston for the 9th annual National Transgender Day of Remembrance on Tuesday, November 20th, 2007. Beginning at 5:30 pm in the Campus Center room UL-211, members of the community will be reading their poetry and prose and displaying their art. We will close with a vigil honoring those killed in anti-transgender violence.

From http://www.rememberingourdead.org/day/what.html :

The Transgender Day of Remembrance was set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. The event is held in November to honor Rita Hester, whose murder on November 28th, 1998 kicked off the “Remembering Our Dead” web project and a San Francisco candlelight vigil in 1999. Rita Hester’s murder — like most anti-transgender murder cases — has yet to be solved.

Although not every person represented during the Day of Remembrance self-identified as transgendered — that is, as a transsexual, cross dresser, or otherwise gender-variant — each was a victim of violence based on bias against transgendered people.

We live in times more sensitive than ever to hatred based violence, especially since the events of September 11th. Yet even now, the deaths of those based on anti-transgender hatred or prejudice are largely ignored. Over the last decade, more than one person per month has died due to transgender-based hate or prejudice, regardless of any other factors in their lives. This trend shows no sign of abating.

The Transgender Day of Remembrance serves several purposes. It raises public awareness of hate crimes against transgendered people, an action that current media doesn’t perform. Day of Remembrance publicly mourns and honors the lives of our brothers and sisters who might otherwise be forgotten. Through the vigil, we express love and respect for our people in the face of national indifference and hatred. Day of Remembrance reminds non-transgendered people that we are their sons, daughters, parents, friends and lovers. Day of Remembrance gives our allies a chance to step forward with us and stand in vigil, memorializing those of us who’ve died by anti-transgender violence.

©2005 Gwendolyn Ann Smith

For more information contact Darby Ruggeri (ivydragonfly@yahoo.com) or Jessica Mesick (617-287-7981).
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Rhode Island TDOR Events [Nov. 15th, 2007|02:24 pm]
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inverse_tribe
Lifelines Rhode Island , in collaboration with Brown University LGBTQ Resource Center and Youth Pride, Inc., invites you to join us to commemorate Trans Day of Remembrance, an internationally observed day to memorialize people who have been murdered due to anti-trans hatred or prejudice. Trans Day of Remembrance is a time to highlight the daily violence and fear with which many trans people live and to speak out against anti-trans violence.


RI Trans Day of Remembrance will include


Monday Nov. 19th and/or Tuesday 20th, 10am – 4pm, Brown University Main Green*
A display on the main green commemorating the lives lost due to hate crime since the last Trans Day of Remembrance in 2006. A table with trans-related information will be available.

Tuesday Nov 20th, 6pm, Brown University Main Green*
Contact: info@lifelinesri.org or 401.369.9680
Candle light vigil. The vigil opening speakers include Y. Gavriel Ansara, Executive Director of Lifelines Rhode Island and Jodi Glass, Lifelines Board member and coordinator of The RI Commission on Prejudice and Bias (RI-CPB) Hate Crime Training Program. The speeches will be followed by candle lighting and reading of the names to remember, followed by a moment of silence to remember our dead.

Tuesday Nov 20th, 7:30pm, Hourglass Café, Faunce basement*
TRANSCEND COFFEE HOUSE. An open mike/speak out hosted by the Brown University LGBTQ Resource Center and the student group, Queer Alliance. It is free and open to the public. Anyone who would like to speak out or perform should contact Yumi_Aikawa@brown.edu. You can share stories, you can share your writing, you can slam, or you can sing, but YOU MAY ONLY SPEAK OUT OR PERFORM ABOUT SUBJECTS THAT ARE RELEVANT TO THE HEART OF THE EVENT. The featured performer is COYOTE GRACE ( www.coyotegrace.com), a fantasmic folk-rock-blues duo from the west coast.


*Brown University Main Green can be accessed through the arch on Waterman Street at the intersection of Brown Street , or from the entrances on George Street . Faunce House is the building with the arch. The university is in the East Side of Providence.



Lifelines Rhode Island is the only statewide, multi-service non-profit organization focused on meeting the needs of transgender, transsexual, gender variant & intersex (TGI) people in Rhode Island and surrounding regions. Lifelines promotes full equality and civil rights for people of diverse bodies and genders through advocacy, agency & provider training, and support services. http://lifelinesri.org/

Youth Pride, Inc. (YPI) is the only statewide nonprofit organization with programming dedicated to meeting the social, emotional and educational needs of youth and young adults impacted by sexual orientation and gender identity. YPI: Advocate, Support, Empower. Youth Pride provides safe space for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth and young adults. http://www.youthpride-ri.org/
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Call for writers/artists for UMB Trans Day of Remembrance [Oct. 25th, 2007|01:29 am]
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ivyvigne
I am coordinating the Trans Day of Remembrance event at Umass Boston on Nov.20th. We are looking for people to read some of their work on gender and/or gender struggles. We are also looking for artists to display their work at the event. If you are interested or know someone who may be please email me at ivydragonfly@yahoo.com.
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Upcoming event in MA (reposting as the prereg. deadline approaches) [Jul. 8th, 2007|11:55 am]
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ergiwarrior
Baphomet's Sanctuary: An Exploration of Third Gender Sacred Sexuality

This is a weekend-long camping and workshop-based event at Cauldron Farm in Hubbardston, MA. Dates: August 17th-19th. Cost: $25. Preregistration due by Aug.1st, you can register online at the above link. Any questions about the event can be directed to myself by commenting here or email to ergiwarriorATyahooDOTcom. Workshop proposals can be sent to Raven Kaldera at cauldronfarmAThotmailDOTcom. You may feel free to repost and distribute the link to the online flyer as you wish. xposted.
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Rhode Island Resource [Mar. 25th, 2007|12:22 am]
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inverse_tribe
Lifelines Rhode Island

"Founded in October, 2006, we are a grassroots advocacy, education, and support initiative to meet the needs of transgender, transsexual, Two Spirit, genderqueer, and intersex (TGI) people across the Ocean State. We are also committed to increasing trans-awareness in health & human service environments and in gay, lesbian & bisexual (GLB) communities. We provide advocacy, education, and support on trans-related topics."

http://www.lifelinesri.org
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(no subject) [Jan. 30th, 2007|02:18 am]
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angels_wings22
I was looking for Pride events in the NE area, and google nor wikipedia turned up any current results.

I was wondering if anyone here, might be able to tell me of any events they have heard of coming up or could send me a link to a Current upcoming event website for New England events... or something...

I dunno, but my search continues.

Loves and Thankies
-Kylie

x-posted to most communities to which I belong
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Hello everyone...I just joined here! [Oct. 25th, 2006|11:14 am]
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alexandertheleo
My names Alexander (Alex, AJ, or Xander for short)I'm 31 years old and soon to be starting on hormones in maybe a month or 2. I was wondering if anyone here has had top surgery with Melissa Johnson in Mass.? If so, what were your experiences? I will be able to get the Key-hole and I only saw one pic on tansster from her. I will be moving to VT in March/April and she would only be about 2 hours from me...so any info would be nice. Thanks.
--Alexander
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Attention transguys and transgals in Western Massachusetts! [Oct. 3rd, 2006|03:35 pm]
Trans New England
lee93
hellohello... i'm posting for two reasons:

1) i'm looking for an FTM gym buddy. i've a membership at Gold's gym in Amherst, right next to Umass. i'd like to go every Saturday and do weights and stuff. (i do early morning yoga twice a week there also.) i've never lifted before, so i've got a ways to go.

2) Transgals! apparently Gold's gym in Amherst is hosting Simply Smooth laser hair removal on October 19th, and it is FREE for gym members!! i'm not sure if they would do facial hair, but this could be a great way to get something done, like chest or back. even just joining the gym for this month is way cheaper than most hair removal appointments, from what i understand. just FYI! :)

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