Southern Arizona Gender Alliance

Transgender Community Support & Advocacy since 1998

Blogs

General Blogs

Trans* Directory
http://transdirectory.tumblr.com/
A directory for trans* focused blogs on Tumblr. Resource section includes: DMAB and DFAB-specific resources, non-binary specific resources, general trans* resources, a glossary of terms, SOFFA resources, and POC-specific resources.

We Happy Trans
http://wehappytrans.com/
We Happy Trans was created so that trans people could share stories of positive experiences, so the wider world could see that like any other community, we too thrive, struggle, and overcome; to give further evidence that we too have writers magically shaping words to reflect and elevate shared human experience, we too have bold, visible heroes, that we too are every possible variation of X-sexual; that we contain multitudes. We are you. We are here, now. Practically, the intention of this site is to provide a platform for trans people to share positive stories. To that end, we proposed a set of seven questions for trans people to reply to.

Trans Toons
http://transtoons.tumblr.com/
About trans* people, by trans* people. Blog posts are mainly cartoons / diagrams.

Glitter Politic
http://glitterpolitic.tumblr.com/
Glitter Politic is self-love blown open. In a world that makes hating yourself and others so easy and available, embodying a radical politic of glitter is challenging. By doing so, we accept and perpetuate the radical notion that there is enough room for all of us to shine. We believe that by nurturing an ethic of compassion, kindness, and bad-ass love for ourselves, we can create space in our communities where that love is not a limited resource. Glitter politic means supporting, encouraging, and making visible the multifaceted ways in which we present, resist, and survive within our communities. Glitter politic means banishing the normative, oppressive, patriarchal, capitalist, imperialist ideology that the world isn’t big enough for all of our bodies, ideas, and voices.

Trans POC
http://transpoc.tumblr.com/
A blog for trans* people of color to submit photos, questions, etc. Has links to other TPOC tumblrs. Posts include submissions, news, signal boosts, etc.

Chicago Trans POC Empowerment Collective
http://sqs-tec.tumblr.com/
We are a fierce and queer grassroots collective of trans* individuals from a variety of cultures, backgrounds, and experiences. We are here to serve as a force of strength and positive empowerment to all.

Genderqueer / Genderfluid Blogs

Practical Androgyny
http://practicalandrogyny.com/
Devoted to the practicalities of ambiguous gender presentation within a binary gendered society. Practical Androgyny is a resource for both those who are comfortably androgynous but struggle with the pressures of the binary gender system, and for those who wish to explore the possibilities of gender ambiguity. This site does not focus on the details of identity but on the practical aspects of living with, or obtaining, an appearance that defies gender classification.

Queer Noir
http://queernoir.com/
Queer Noir is an art blog that is produced by queer poet and performance artist Topher Cusumano. Queer Noir seeks to showcase the gritty, non-conformist, queer underworld through writing, visual art, and audio installation. With the help of his Trans-man best friend, Topher has created a safe haven for queer, feminist, gender-fucked, art.

Genderqueer
http://genderqueer.tumblr.com/
This blog was created to post images of gender-bending, trans and queer people of all sorts, meant to empower and celebrate the beauty within all gender expressions. However, we often post quotes and text that reflect different views on gender and links of interest.

Genderfork
Main Site:http://genderfork.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/genderfork
Twitter: https://twitter.com/genderfork
Tumblr: http://genderfork.tumblr.com/
 Genderfork is a supportive community for the expression of identities across the gender spectrum. Our primary space, Genderfork.com, is a blog that offers images, thoughts, identities, and conversations from gender variant people and their extended communities. It’s maintained by a really wonderful team of volunteers. We also curate a special feed of anonymous thoughts just for Twitter, and we have a wildly active fan page on Facebook. Lately, we’ve also been branching out in to Tumblr.

 

Transwomen / Transfeminine Blogs

Janet Mock
http://janetmock.com/blog/
Writer Janet Mock lives visibly by sharing stories about her life as a transgender woman, discussing love, relationships, media, activism etc. Blog includes trans resources and links to other trans women bloggers.

Monica Maldonado
Monica’s Bio:
http://cisnormativity.wordpress.com/about/monica/
Monica’s Articles:
http://cisnormativity.wordpress.com/tag/monica-maldonado/
From her bio: “I’m a queer latina trans woman in my 20s. I’m a survivor, a former sex worker, and a former addict. I don’t have a higher education, but I’ve spent more than one lifetime’s worth of time learning about privilege and power imbalance the hard way.”

Abby Jensen
http://arizonaabby.wordpress.com/
(Based in AZ). I’m a 55-year-old trans woman living with more peace and harmony in my life than I ever thought possible. For the last 10+ years, I have worked for myself representing criminal defendants who wish to challenge their convictions and sentences, either on direct appeal or through post-conviction relief (similar to habeas corpus) proceedings. Someday soon, I hope to move on to a job directly involved in education and advocacy on behalf of the trans community, in particular, and the greater LGBTQ community, in general.

Antonia Elle D’orsay
http://www.dyssonance.com/
(Based In AZ) I’m a multi-ethnic, early Generation X, native Arizonan writer, sociologist and psychologist who rarely cleaves to the standard party line for any group. Examines underlying issues of language, empowerment, expression, and transition, in a mixture of the absurd, the serious, the personal, and the peculiar.

Amy Dentata
http://amydentata.com/
Amy Dentata is a writer, poet, performer, and artist. Her blog consists of videos and musings on trans politics and feminist discourse, etc.

Cheryl Courtney-Evans
http://abitchforjustice.blogspot.com/
A 58 yr. old single transwoman who loves quiet walks and ‘pushing the envelope’ in transadvocacy. Welcome to the blog that is intended for education, information, entertainment, news and advancement…and it’s all about the Transgender community! If you’re a transgender individual, I hope it provides you with all of the above as well as empowerment; if you’re not a transgender, hopefully this blog will help in giving you a better understanding of the transgender community and that community’s issues, achievements/abilities, “temperaments” and diversity.

Cristan Williams
http://www.cristanwilliams.com/b/
Cristan Williams is a trans historian and pioneer in addressing the practical needs of the transgender community. She started the first trans homeless shelter and co-founded the first federally funded trans-only homeless program, pioneered affordable health care for trans people in the Houston area, won the right for trans people to change their gender on Texas ID prior to surgery, started numerous trans social service programs and founded the Transgender Center as well as the Transgender Archives. Cristan chairs the City of Houston HIV Prevention Planning Group, serves on the Board of Directors for the Bee Busy Wellness Center, is the jurisdictional representative to the Urban Coalition for HIV/AIDS Prevention Services (UCHAPS), and is the Executive Director of the Transgender Foundation of America. Her commentary usually revolves around debunking and/or mocking unreasoned/fallacious narratives which are asserted to be fact and affect the lives of the people she cares about.

Erica
http://inchoaterica.wordpress.com/
I’m a disabled multiracial queer trans woman and you can call me “erica”; it’s not my real name, though it’s what i wish it were… i am now in my 30s, much to my chagrin; i am not a receptacle for your bitterness or othering, and i am all about questioning why we too often perform the tasks of our oppressors for them in the belief that it will being us some illusory safety.

Jillian Weiss
Bio: http://www.bilerico.com/contributors/dr_jillian_t_weiss/
Transgender Workplace Diversity blog: http://transworkplace.blogspot.com/
Articles and Papers: http://www.bilerico.com/contributors/dr_jillian_t_weiss/
Dr. Jillian T. Weiss has a J.D. and a Ph.D. in Law, Policy & Society. Currently Professor of Law and Society at Ramapo College of New Jersey, she has conducted research involving hundreds of companies and public agencies that have adopted “gender identity” policies. She publishes a popular blog on the subject of Transgender Workplace Diversity, and has numerous research publications on the subject of gender identity. Dr. Weiss is also Principal Consultant for Jillian T. Weiss & Associates, a consulting firm that works with organizations on transgender workplace diversity issues. She has trained hundreds of employees at corporations, law firms, diversity trainers and governmental organizations.  Dr. Weiss has worked successfully with Fortune 500 companies and large public agencies during the past few years, including Boeing, HSBC, KPMG, Viacom, and the New York City Department of Homeless Services. Her work has been featured in news stories by the New York Times, Associated Press, the Society for Human Resource Management, Workforce Management Magazine, and HR Executive Magazine.

Sass Rogando Sasot
http://transpinayrising.blogspot.com/
The Transpinay Rising Blog is a repository of speeches, articles, and letters by Sass Rogando Sasot. This covers a wide range of her interests: politics, law, global citizenship, human rights, gender identity and sexual orientation issues, art, secularism/religion, and love.

Paris Lees
http://lastofthecleanbohemians.wordpress.com/
Paris is Editor of META – a ground-breaking digital publication devoted to gender. Paris appears in the Guardian, the Independent, Attitude and VICE. She has columns with Gay Times and DIVA. In October 2011, Paris became the first transgender judge for the Independent on Sunday’s annualPink List, and she returned to the judging panel in 2012. Paris was honoured with the Positive Role Model Award for LGBT at the inaugural National Diversity Awards She was a trustee at the Gender Trust before joining Trans Media Watch. Helped produce the TMW style guide, and has worked with BBC producers while facilitating workshops for Trans Media Action. Paris had input into Channel 4′s reality doc My Transsexual Summer and advised on BBC Three’s Coming Out Diaries. Paris has given presentations at Trans LondonField Fischer WaterhouseOuthouse East and Dyke March London 2012.

Monica Roberts
http://transgriot.blogspot.com/
News, opinions, commentary, history and a little creative writing from a proud African-American transwoman about the world around her.

Leftytgirl
http://leftytgirl.wordpress.com/
I’m just an American trans woman making her way in this strange, gendered world of ours. I’ve lived in different parts of that world, but am presently based in lovely Tokyo by the bay. Blogs articles about trans women, trans people in the media, trans-misogyny etc.

Julia Serano
Blog: http://juliaserano.blogspot.com/
Personal Website: http://juliaserano.com/
Julia Serano is an Oakland, California-based writer, performer, trans activist, and biologist. She is the author of “Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity” (Seal Press, 2007), a collection of personal essays that reveal how misogyny frames popular assumptions about femininity and shapes many of the myths and misconceptions people have about transsexual women. Her other writings have appeared in various magazines, websites, anthologies, and academic journals, and have been used as teaching materials in gender studies, queer studies, social studies, human sexuality and psychology courses across North America.

Fuck Yeah MTFs
http://fuckyeahmtfs.tumblr.com/
This blog is dedicated to empowering all the beautiful transwomen out there, as well as DMAB non-binary folks and anyone falling on the feminine side of the”trans*” spectrum.

Fuck Yeah MTFs of Color
http://fuckyeahmtfsofcolor.tumblr.com/
A connection for all MTFs of Color to be together and talk about things. There’s not a lot of us so we need that community. Share stories, pictures, anecdotes, and anything else you desire.

A Trip to the Morg
http://atriptothemorg.wordpress.com/
Transwoman of color blogging about social justice.

Tucking and Other Skills
http://tuckingandotherskills.tumblr.com/
This blog is dedicated to transfeminine folks and discussions / tips / resources around tucking and other skills used in methods of feminization.

MTF Butches
http://mtfbutches.tumblr.com/
This page was created to provide a space for butch and/or queer presenting transwomen, genderqueer, and otherwise MtF identified folk.

 

Transmen / Transmasculine Blogs

Masculinity: A Surgical Exploration
http://toyneboi.wordpress.com/
This site is a good resource for younger men of color in transition. As well in general a learning tool for anyone seeking a better understanding of what happens during female to male transition. The information is very open and no holds are really there. I’m very open to questions and would love to share my story with everyone.

Transsetter
http://www.antoyneod.webs.com/
A collective resource space for all things transmasculine.

Tranqualizer
http://tranqualizer.tumblr.com/
Queer, trans, viet, yellow, southerner, sissy brown boi with a side of electro swag exploring the legitimacy of hips, pits, and other things. in pursuit of decolonial love. working to make my life a life of love and compassion and where it isn’t, is where my work lies. i am a warrior and good things are coming my way. campaign manager for @droptheiword locally in Charlotte, NC.

Ask a Non-binary
http://askanonbinary.tumblr.com/
Submission blog for folks with questions for non-binary people. Moderator-run.

BlitzTrans
http://blitztrans.tumblr.com/
Same folks who run the website also have a Tumblr. Focus is mainly on trans*men.

The Self Made Men
http://theselfmademen.tumblr.com/
Same folks who run the website also have a Tumblr. Focus is on transmen and FTMs.

Binders101
http://binders101.tumblr.com/
Moderator-run blog about binders. Has giveaways, reviews, and advice.

Transpride
http://transpride.tumblr.com/
Not an active blog, but has an archive of useful and relevant content for trans* folks to access.

Transgender Resources and Needed Support (T.R.A.N.S.)
http://t-r-a-n-s.tumblr.com/
Transgender Resources And Needed Support (T.R.A.N.S.) is an internet-based effort to gather information pertaining to all populations of the transgender community. T.R.A.N.S. aims to provide a safe and supportive collection of resources for use by any and all individuals seeking accurate information about being transgender. While much of the material on this site pertains to those who transition (physically and socially), T.R.A.N.S. is working to include more resources for the intersex, genderqueer, genderfluid, and non-transitioning persons who identify outside the gender binary.

Fuck Yeah FTMs
http://fuckyeahftms.tumblr.com/
This is a safe space for FtM transgender men. This blog contains nudity so please take that into consideration when following.

Fuck Yeah FTMs of Color
http://fuckyeahftmsofcolor.tumblr.com/
Promoting visibility for ALL trans*-identified people of color who were coercively assigned female at birth. FTMs, genderqueers, androgynes, two spirits, butches, bois, studs, AGs, and all others identifying as transgender, transmasculine, gender non-conforming, or masculine of center are welcome and encouraged to contribute.
“People of color” is defined here as someone who does not identity solely as “white”. Cis/white allies and SOFFAs are welcome as long as they are respectful of this safe space.

Transboyfemmes
http://transboyfemmes.tumblr.com/
A blog for femme transguys/transmasculine folks. Mostly made up of community submissions.

Art of Transliness
http://artoftransliness.tumblr.com/aboutthisblog
Art of Transliness was started by two best friends, who wanted to provide a resource for their fellow trans* guys. The attempt has been to create a magazine-like blog providing information on male fashion, skin care, presenting, social issues surrounding transition, as well as sex and relationships. While we hope to cater to our followers to a certain extent, this is our original and primary purpose of this blog.
We accept and affirm the identities of genderqueer and gender variant people, and that of non-masculine identifying transmen and FTMs, although the articles we produce may not always be applicable to them. This is just a fun project we started together and it will largely reflect our interests. Having said that, it mostly contains information for young adult, American guys on the transmasculine end of the spectrum. We strive to provide diversity but recognize that we cannot always do so because it is impossible to represent everyone.