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(no subject) [Jul. 14th, 2008|10:38 am]
trans/genderqueer people & fat acceptance

I hate bullshit posts like this:

my favorite lines are the ones telling him to eat one cookie, not the whole bag. Also there's this gem:

"Nine times out of ten, peoples shopping carts reflect their figure. One of my main eating motivations is watching what other people eat and how they look--the two mirror one another."

eta: i am tired of seeing weight loss valorized in ways that other body modifications aren't.
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July 1 = deadlines for NOLOSE! Don't miss out! [Jun. 30th, 2008|12:22 pm]
trans/genderqueer people & fat acceptance

Hey, all!

If you're planning on coming to NOLOSE and you need Financial Assistance, please don't forget to register and apply by tomorrow! Same if you're applying for a scholarship (this year, we have 10 scholarships to help bring individuals in underrepresented groups).

We are allocating our FA budget based on applications that come in by July 1. Anyone who applies after that will have only whatever additional funds are raised over the summer, so your chances of assistance are much better if you apply by tomorrow.

Please spread the word!

Also, don't forget! Tomorrow is the deadline for Call for Workshops, Hands-on Activities, You Name It. This is your chance to add to the meat of the conference. What do you want to see happen?

Please spread the word and x-post!

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"'Feeling fat' is worse than being it" [Jun. 21st, 2008|06:00 pm]
trans/genderqueer people & fat acceptance

The quality of life of adolescents who think they are too fat is worse than for adolescents who really are obese. This was a result of the all Germany Health Interview and Examination Survey for Children and Adolescents (KiGGS) of the Robert Koch Institute, as presented by Bärbel-Maria Kurth and Ute Ellert in the current edition of Deutsches Ärzteblatt International (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2008, 105[23]: 406-12).
That's an excerpt from the press release; the actual report is also available for download.

[ Cross-posted to fat_feminist ]
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Fat Women of Color Carnival [Jun. 16th, 2008|01:34 pm]
trans/genderqueer people & fat acceptance

[x-posted from saskaia]

The inaugural Fat Women of Color Carnival will be held over at saskaia on July 23. The theme is general and open to anything pertaining to being a fat woman of color and our experiences in our communities, experiences on how our fat and bodies are racialized, myths about fat women of color, and so on. [To participate on the essay topic,] please link all entries here by July 20. Please promote as applicable and appropriate.

Information on blog carnivals (i.e., this is an online event).
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(no subject) [Jun. 16th, 2008|01:33 pm]
trans/genderqueer people & fat acceptance

The Gender Public Advocacy Coalition is pleased to announce the release of its 2008 GENIUS Survey in partnership with Ernst & Young. GenderPAC works to ensure that classrooms, communities and workplaces are safe for everyone to learn, grow and succeed.

The Gender Equality National Index for Universities & Schools (GENIUS), GenderPAC’s most recent effort to end discrimination and promote awareness, encourages colleges and universities to recognize the benefits of a GenderSAFE campus - supportive equitable and protective for all students. Choosing to participate in GENUIS sends a strong public statement that bullying or discriminating based on the race, sex or gender of a student, faculty, or staff member is not tolerated at your institution

Fill out the survey at: www.gpac.org/GENIUS2008survey, and make sure that we have data for as many schools as possible. Your voice will help us continue to work towards a safe and welcoming environment for every student
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Binder question [Jun. 14th, 2008|05:58 am]
trans/genderqueer people & fat acceptance

Howdy guys,

Has anyone tried the U997 from Sami's closet? Seems like an insanely good price and I was wondering how it worked for some of the larger guys out there? It looks like a full compression piece and not just a binder, but I was not sure. Thanks!!!!

As a big guy I am looking for something stable, that won't ride up and doesn't sweat like 2 ace bandages will. Thanks!

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help us spread the word! [May. 30th, 2008|06:22 pm]
trans/genderqueer people & fat acceptance

[Current Music |Lal]

Hey folks,

We need people to do STREET OUTREACH for nolose 2008!

If you can help put nolose cards in your local cafes, lgbtq centers, conferences, and wherever else fat queers gather, please let me know!

They're gorgous, full-color 4x6 postcards easy to hand out or place in small stacks on tables, lit racks, in windows, or post on bulletin boards.

Email your name and mailing address to: reg@nolose.org -- and let me know how many cards you want and what towns you're distributing them in.

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Come register for NOLOSE '08! [May. 29th, 2008|04:41 pm]
trans/genderqueer people & fat acceptance

Woo hoo! NOLOSE Online Registration is now up and running!
Early bird deadline for registration: Aug. 28
  • registration, hotel and accessibility information
  • call for proposals! (deadline has been extended to July 1)
  • financial assistance (deadline for the first round: July 1)
  • new! scholarships

  • [x-posted all over; please spread the word!]
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(Trans)Masculinity & Size+Fat Politics Workshop @ MondoHomo08 [May. 21st, 2008|03:12 pm]
trans/genderqueer people & fat acceptance
[Current Mood |hopefulhopeful]

Hey y’all, I’m facilitating a workshop on trans+queer masculinities and size+fat issues at the Day Camp at MondoHomo 2008, on Sunday 25 May in Cabbagetown Park in Atlanta, from 2-3PM from 1:45-2:45PM. This workshop is aimed at discussing size+fat issues in relation to trans+queer masculinities and establishing links between size+fat issues and systems of power that are not ‘gender’ as such (disability, class, race, etc) while recognizing that all systems of power are interlocked. 

Hope to have a good turnout and get some productive personal and theoretical work out of the hour :) 

This shameless self-promotion has been xposted to

genderqueer and transfats.
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Queer Liberationist or Gay Assimilationist? [May. 19th, 2008|09:34 am]
trans/genderqueer people & fat acceptance

There are two opposing political viewpoints when it comes to advocacy and than of course there are a variety of more moderate middleground opinions that fall in between the Queer Liberationists and Gay Assimilationist camps.

Gay Assimilationists - This ideology is to make gay/lesbian people seem like average, normal everyday citizens in the eyes of the general public. They want to make the case that gay families deserve equal rights and recognition and they want what everyone else wants: a house with a white picket fence and 2.5 kids. Some Gay Assimilationists are not inclusive of Bisexuals or Transgender people because they feel these groups hurt the gay rights movement. This is not the case for all Assimilationists and many seek to include all LGBT people and create a sense of assimilation into the general society. Gay Assimilationists often seek to advance their agenda through corporate sponsorships and see getting big business and government on their side as a way to advance equality. The assimilationists strive to paint the LGBT community as being no different than the heterosexual world and just want to fit in. They want the rights to marriage, the rights to adoption, to serve freely and openly in the military. Part of achieving these means, Gay Assimilationists seek to tone down the sexual aspect of gay pride, they feel that sexuality is one component of gay relationships and seek to emphasize much more the loving, financial, community, and faith based aspects of LGBT relationships.

Queer Liberationists - This camp of political theory views gender and sexuality in non-conformist ways. They do not apologize for the differences of Queer individuals and do not seek to "fit in". They embrace the idea of "We're Here, We're Queer, Get Used to it!" and believe society must change to accept them rather than they change to mold into hetero-normative society. Queer Liberationists are often but not always concerned with Queer issues as they relate not only to LGBT people but also to capitalism, anti-militarism, sexism, racism and other aspects of social justice. They are less concerned with same-sex marriage, adoption, and don't ask don't tell. Many times but not always they are against the institution of marriage altogether, feel gays are liberated from the idea of raising kids, and are against gays serving in the military because they are anti-military to begin with. Queer Liberationists often disagree with the idea of corporate partnerships and having big business and government intervene in LGBT issues. Queer Liberationists do not seek to hide their sexuality and gender expression, they seek to embrace it and encourage what has conventionally been frowned upon as inappropriate.

These are two diametrically opposed political camps. Most people have various opinions that don't fall so heavily into one party or the other. Where do you lie and what are your thoughts?

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