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(no subject) [Jan. 28th, 2011|12:12 pm]
trans/genderqueer people & fat acceptance

gender_euphoric
I know nobody's posted here in a long time, and what has been posted in the last year or two have been kinda boring crossposts, but if you are trans and fat and still reading, check this out:

http://fuckyeahtransfats.tumblr.com/
(this does not indicate an endorsement of tumblr, which needs to buy a vowel.)
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NOLOSE - call for workshops (apologies for cross-posts) [Mar. 15th, 2010|12:38 pm]
trans/genderqueer people & fat acceptance

zcme
NOLOSE '10 June 4-6, 2010 Econolodge Oakland, CA

Fat Panic!

Call for Workshops, Hands-on Activities, You Name It

This year, we are actively seeking workshop proposals along a theme: Fat Panic!
We want to address the disturbing trend towards villainizing and fear mongering aimed at and about our fat bodies from the media, the medical field, academia and other areas of social change like some parts of the environmentalist and food justice movements.

We look forward to talking, yelling, planning and scheming about Fear of Fatness and global obesity facts and fictions! We are interested in approaching the topic from a number of different perspectives including, but not limited to the Health At Every Size (HAES) philosophy, academia, media justice, international/global perspectives, art/culture, food justice and more.

The workshop possibilities are endless under this umbrella and around these topics, so put your thinking caps on! We would like to have at least one workshop per timeslot that falls into the Fat Panic! track. Of course, there is still plenty of room for workshops that don't necessarily tie into the theme too, so don't be shy. Bring it on!

This year, the conference will actually encompass 3 full days of workshops, entertainment and activities. We will have workshops beginning sometime on Friday, June 4, all day Saturday and part of Sunday. This gives us the opportunity to have more workshops and activities, and we have received feedback that workshops should have longer timeslots, so this is something we are considering as well.

Some ideas about what we are looking for:

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Deadline for proposals is March 31, 2010.

All conference attendees (fat dykes, lesbians, bisexual women, trans folks, and our female & trans allies) are welcome to send proposals.

Please keep in mind that we have a diverse crowd, so assume a broad range of sizes, physical abilities, ethnicities, nationalities and genders among your participants. We ask that people leading physical activity classes prepare alternate exercises for people using scooters, chairs and wheelchairs. Please indicate your plan to do this in your proposal.
To send us your idea, please complete the simple form at the NOLOSE website. Any questions? Just ask programming@nolose.org.

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This Thursday! PDX Husky Clothing Swap / Bear Bowl [Feb. 7th, 2010|07:11 pm]
trans/genderqueer people & fat acceptance

lovelikeyeast
REMINDER: This Thursday in Portland, Oregon! Swap is free, but please bring cash for bowling/raffle!

Studs swap duds: Husky masculine clothing exchange for plus-sized butches, bois, studs, genderqueers, fellas, burly women, ftms, bears and dandies. Smaller sizes section, too!

Thursday, February 11, 2010
6:30pm - 9:00pm
Interstate Lanes
6049 North Interstate Avenue
Portland, OR

Come spruce up your wardrobe for free! Please save up and bring any clean clothes, accessories, and shoes you'd like to share.

And: Come bowl with some bears! All are welcome to come party it up!

Bowling and raffle raise funds for NOLOSE, the org. for fat queer women and trans folks. NOLOSE's big conference will be on the west coast for the first time! June 4-6, Oakland, CA.

Juicy raffle prizes from sponsors include gift certificates from Vergnetti's Coffee & Catering, Diesel Femme Masculine Flavor, Big Boxers/Size Queen Clothing, Fat Fancy, Monstre Sacré, Butch Voices and artwork from Shane Leland and Helen Amirian.

[For more info, check out the event's Facebook page]
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call for submissions: the community chest project (x-posted) [Feb. 1st, 2010|06:49 pm]
trans/genderqueer people & fat acceptance

thisfrozenlake_
my partner, unearthingbone, and i are writing a zine about the trans/gender variant community and our relationships to our chests. we want to hear from people of all different trans* identities. feel free to delete if this isn't allowed.

The Community Chest Project wants to hear about your relationship with your chest.
How do you define your chest? How do you identify? What words do you use to identify your chest, if any? How do you feel about your chest? Does your chest -- or the shape of your chest -- impact your identity? Has your relationship with your chest, or your chest itself, changed over your lifetime? Would you change your chest?

We are two trans masculine(-ish) folks working on putting together a zine about chests. For trans*, gender-variant, people with trans history, genderqueer, other-gender, and cisgender folks all, we think our chests can be one of the most complex sites on the body, both culturally and individually.

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PDX: Husky Clothing Swap / Bear Bowl! (Feb. 11) [Jan. 18th, 2010|11:31 am]
trans/genderqueer people & fat acceptance

lovelikeyeast
Studs swap duds: Husky clothing exchange for plus-sized butches, bois, studs, genderqueers, fellas, burly women, ftms, bears and dandies. Smaller sizes section, too!

Thursday, February 11, 2010
6:30pm - 9:00pm
Interstate Lanes
6049 North Interstate Avenue
Portland, OR

Come spruce up your wardrobe for free! Please save up and bring any clean clothes, accessories, and shoes you'd like to share.

And: Come bowl with some bears! All are welcome to come party it up!

Bowling and raffle raise funds for NOLOSE, the org. for fat queer women and trans folks. NOLOSE's big conference will be on the west coast for the first time! June 4-6, Oakland, CA.

Juicy raffle prizes from sponsors include gift certificates from Vergnetti's Coffee & Catering, Diesel Femme Masculine Flavor, Big Boxers/Size Queen Clothing, Fat Fancy, Monstre Sacré, Butch Voices; and more!

[For more info, check out the event's Facebook page]
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NOLOSE fundaiser for 2010 conference scholarship/FA funds [Dec. 26th, 2009|11:41 am]
trans/genderqueer people & fat acceptance

zcme
NOLOSE is your community.

"Both times I've come to NOLOSE in 2006 and 2008, it was with the support of scholarships. As a student and working artist, I wouldn't have been able to afford the costs of full participation, but without NOLOSE, I would literally be lost throughout the year else. There's no other event in the country where I'm so heartily embraced for my fierce, fat, queer, femme colored self, and that means so much to me!" said Naima Lowe, an exceptionally talented fat queer femme of color activist, filmmaker, NOLOSE conference attendee, and scholarship recipient.

Every year, 100% of NOLOSE's scholarship funding comes from you. Community-led fundraisers like the Fat Girl Flea help us bring many activists from all over the world to the nation's only conference dedicated to building a space for fat, queer, and trans folks to analyze, mobilize, organize, and celebrate. As an organization, NOLOSE is dedicated to building a movement, a voice, and a vibrant community of fierce fat folks and allies.

Scholarships are an integral part of ensuring that the most under-resourced in our community can take part in this beautiful, life-changing space.

This year, the NOLOSE board is committed to holding an even bigger (pun intended!) and more successful conference by providing an increased amount of financial aid to our attendees. We may be small in numbers, but you, the community, have shown again and again just how dedicated you are. We believe in you and we want to give you this opportunity to continue in your partnership with NOLOSE and the fat queer & trans movement.

"As a super-sized, dis/abled person I deeply appreciated NOLOSE recognizing that I may be in a position to need extra financial help attending the conference. NOLOSE truly valued my presence as well as the contributions of other disproportionately affected peoples, and was willing to work to get us there," said another NOLOSE scholarship recipient.
 
Our scholarships prioritize funding for people who have historically been the most under-represented at NOLOSE and in the movement: people with financial need, trans and gender non-conforming folks, people with disabilities, people of color, people over 50, super fatties, and starting this year, international attendees. NOLOSE's dedication to diversity isn't just lip service; we walk the talk and believe that our movements can only succeed when they are led by those most affected by social injustices.

We ask you to help support your friends and peers by giving to the NOLOSE Scholarship Fund. 100% of your gift will go towards the Scholarship Fund, which will resource even more brilliant gorgeous activists' attendance at the next conference, which promises to be the best one yet!

Even if $5 or $10 is all you can give, we urge you to consider making a tax-deductible contribution via our Facebook Cause page or our Network for Good page. And, $10 a month can turn into $120 via monthly giving, which is a great way to stretch your dollar and show your continued support.

But whether or not you give (although we hope you will!), we on the NOLOSE board wanted to also take this opportunity to give thanks to all of you who make up the hearts, souls, brains, and bodies of the movement. We love you, and we can't wait to see you on the West Coast at the next conference!


Big fat love,
Cristy, Devra, Amanda, Geleni, Jen, Joe, Kim, Tara, Sondra, and Zoe

(Please repost!  Apologies for cross-posts!)
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IN OTHER WORDS PRESENTS: A benefit for Gender (Free) For All! - Friday, June 26, 2009 [May. 21st, 2009|06:43 pm]
trans/genderqueer people & fat acceptance
genderfree4all
--CROSS POSTED--

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

IN OTHER WORDS PRESENTS: A benefit for Gender (Free) For All!

WHEN: Friday, June 26, 2009. Door at 7, Show at 8
WHERE: In Other Words Bookstore, 8 NE Killingsworth St., Portland, OR
COST: $5-20 sliding scale, costumes encouraged

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Please feel free to delete this post if it is in violation of this groups posting policies.
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Looking for Home [Mar. 14th, 2009|09:13 pm]
trans/genderqueer people & fat acceptance

shelleybear
[Current Mood |hopefulhopeful]

54 year-old transwoman looking for house share in warm, dry climate.
Disability pension but mobile for limited amounts of time, and training to work from home.
I am willing to help when you are sick.
I expect the same.
I come with a senior dog and 10,000 books.
I don't smoke, drink or take drugs (well, except hormones) and I prefer a drug-free environment.
All offers considered.
Respond by private message.
K thnx

shelleybear
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Sydney Mardi Gras (NSW Australia) (cross-posted) [Jan. 25th, 2009|09:13 am]
trans/genderqueer people & fat acceptance

baglieg
Hi everybody!

A group of transsexual/transgender/crossdresser/genderqueer/etc people and our friends and partners are going to join the parade under the name "Tranny Panic!" with a general trans rights/trans pride theme. If you want to walk with us (come on, it's lots of fun!) then please email me at baglieg@gmail.com.

If you have a short snappy transsexual/transgender/crossdresser/genderqueer/etc related slogan you'd like to see on a placard, you can email me that too!

The parade is on the evening of the 7th of March. To be part of the parade you have to be there several hours before the parade starts, so plan to be in Sydney all afternoon. Book accommodation early if you're from out of town like me.

Love,
Robyn.
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NOLOSE 2008 conference program online now! [Aug. 11th, 2008|08:03 pm]
trans/genderqueer people & fat acceptance

zcme

Announcing the NOLOSE 2008 Conference Program!



x-posted all over the place. please help spread the word!

NOLOSE is a conference for fat queer women, trans people and our allies.  see the website for more information.
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