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Open Call for Photos!! I AM: Trans People Speak COMMUNITY [Dec. 16th, 2011|12:48 pm]
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HI There,

My name is Jesse and I work with the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC). At MTPC I have been working on a multi-media project called I AM: Trans People Speak that highlights the lived experience of trans people in Mass.

We are launching a new phase of this project In February where anyone can create their own video to submit, much like the it gets better project.

Yesterday we just started our OPEN CALL FOR PHOTOGRAPHS from anyone in the trans community and you can find the "official" open call on our facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/events/260593780662769/

Hope to see some of you submit your photos!

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Call Your State Rep TODAY About Transgender Rights! [Apr. 23rd, 2010|11:07 am]
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[music |Björk - Who Is It (Fruit Machine Mix)]

Please call your state representative TODAY, RIGHT NOW and ask them to support Budget Amendment #764 (that's the trans rights bill!). Even if you've never called your rep about trans rights, even if you've never called your rep about anything else, please do this! Your representative needs to hear from you, your family, your friends, your pets (if they're registered to vote), everyone!

Co-sponsors for the trans rights bill compose a majority in both chambers of the Legislature, Governor Patrick has stood firm on his support of this bill, and polls show that a whopping 76% of voters in Massachusetts support trans rights. Now is the time to get this passed!

You can find your rep's contact information on wheredoivotema.com.

And if you don't know what to say, here's a calling script:

My name is _____ and I am a proud resident of (your town/city) and I am calling to ask Representative_____ to support Budget Amendment # 764 Transgender Rights. Will the Representative support this Budget Amendment for Transgender Rights?

I can be reached at ____ (give your phone number) for a call back on this important amendment.

Thank you!

Then let us know how it went! Fill out our web form or send an email to info@masstpc.org.

Thank you for being awesome!
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Looking for two chill, cat-friendly JP roommates - 9/1 - ASAP! [Apr. 10th, 2010|11:12 pm]
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So here's the deal: I just moved into an awesome 3-bedroom apartment in Jamaica Plain, subletting from April 1-Aug 31. My roommates are fantastic, but already have plans to move out in Sept. I want to renew the lease from Sept 2010-Sept 2011, but I need two people to share it with!

The only thing is that I need to find these two fine folks ASAP, because realtors have already started showing the place. We won't have to go through a realtor, because I'm already living here, but we need to act FAST. I don't want to have to move out of this great place!

About the apartment:
*Bedroom #1 ($650) is big enough for a queen bed and plenty of furniture, with a roomy closet.
*Bedroom #2 ($550) is small but also has a big closet. It's big enough for a twin bed (my roommate has hers lofted to fit more furniture) and desk.

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CNN's Kyra Phillips Questions Whether Homosexuality Needs a "Cure" [Apr. 6th, 2010|03:55 pm]
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In a CNN segment called 'Finding a "cure" for homosexuality?' by anchor Kyra Phillips the network has given the pseudo-scientific topic of "ex-gay" therapy and its proponents a national platform to advocate for their harmful and unsound work.

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This Thursday: TranScriptions open mic featuring Arden Eli Hill! (x-posted) [Apr. 5th, 2010|01:25 pm]
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TranScriptions Open Mic
Featuring Arden Eli Hill

Thursday, April 8, 7:30 p.m.
@ Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth Street, Jamaica Plain
$5-10 sliding scale, all ages

Arden Eli Hill recently placed second in the Inglis House Disability Poetry contest. Ze holds a MFA in Creative Writing from Hollins University and is currently a poetry editor for Breath and Shadow, an online journal of disability culture and literature. In 2008, Arden was a poetry fellow at the Lambda Literary Retreat for Emerging Writers. Hir work has been published or accepted by Women’s Work Anthology, Kalidiscope, Cripping Femme, Ghoti Magazine, Transgender Tapestry, The Windy City Times Pride Literary Supplement, The Inglis House Poetry Chapbook, Wordgathering, the Lambda Literary award winning anthology First Person Queer and its sequel, Second Person Queer, and more. Arden also writes erotica under the alias “Arden Hill.”

Spontaneous Celebrations is now wheelchair accessible! The event is on the first floor. For details, contact Ed, facilities manager, at 524-6373.

TranScriptions is for queer and trans folks -- and for YOU. Always ally-friendly!

Keep up with us on
Facebook: http://groups.to/transcriptions
Twitter: @transopenmic
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tailoring [Feb. 25th, 2010|05:03 pm]
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Does anyone know of a gay friendly tailor in the Boston area?

I am female bodied and getting suit, but I will need a few minor alterations mostly to shorten the sleeves and pant legs, but I'm not feeling amazing about going to a tailor that might make me feel awkward about wearing a suit.

Advice? Experiences? Know anyone who is amazing with a sewing machine who would be willing to help me out for pay?
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(no subject) [Feb. 23rd, 2010|09:01 pm]
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Any Epic Saturdays (House of Blues) patrons here?
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Come out to TranScriptions one-year anniversary show! (x-posted) [Feb. 8th, 2010|11:06 pm]
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TranScriptions: featuring Good Asian Drivers

Thursday, February 11 @ 7:30pm
Spontaneous Celebrations // 45 Danforth St, Jamaica Plain
$5-10 sliding scale // all ages

Join us for our one-year Valentine's anniversary special, with the return of Cupid's candygrams! Don't forget to bring some extra cash with you to buy some goodies - the Dyke March Committee is baking for us again this month (and we've heard there may be heart-shaped cupcakes).

Our anniversary feature is: Good Asian Drivers!

The Good Asian Drivers, a performance powerhouse nationally-renowned as one of the most electrifying artists of their generation, recently completed their second national tour including appearances on the San Francisco Pride Mainstage, Toronto Pride, Phasefest, and the Decibelle Music Festival. Their newly released debut album, "Drive Away Home" has been receiving non-stop media attention including an Editor's Pick in the latest issue of Curve Magazine.

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TranScriptions: featuring the Tranny Roadshow! [Jan. 11th, 2010|01:40 am]
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Thursday, January 14 @ 7:30pm
Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St, Jamaica Plain
$5-10 sliding scale at the door

TranScriptions, Boston's all-ages queer open mic, is kicking off 2010 with a bang and a bunch of traveling trans folks!

The Tranny Roadshow is a multimedia performance art extravaganza. It is composed of an eclectic group of artists, each one self-identified as transgender, and includes poets, rappers, filmmakers, storytellers, breakdancers, rock bands, comedians, actors, folk singers, photographers, zinesters, and more. The show is a fluid entity, changing to suit the artists and the crowd, but always it is full of intelligence, fun and humor.

We'll also have a delicious vegan bake sale - proceeds to benefit Massachusetts Trans Legal Advocates!

P.S. TranScriptions happens on the second Thursday of every month.  Don't miss our one-year anniversary show on February 11!  Keep up with us on facebook: http://groups.to/transcriptions

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Queer Folk Poem [Nov. 15th, 2009|12:44 pm]
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Hello! I wanted to share a poem I wrote. Please give me your HONEST opinion ^_^

The Queer Folk
You stand in the street, preaching that he loves everyone
See some guys kissing, and they've betrayed the holy son
When did we turn out this way?
Teaching that it's not ok to be gay
Seperation of church and state?
If it were true, that shit would be great
But the state wants to hate and the church condemns
Just cause she likes her and he likes men
Bullys see a kid with a rainbow flag
Come up behind him shouting, "You mother fucking fag"
Tolerence isn't there, as the kid screams and begs
While ignorance carves faggot in his leg
Most people don't want to waste their time
Turn up their noses when they hear "hate crime"
Though you can't change the spots of a leopard
I hope these fuckers remember Matthew Shepard
Live your life and do what you do
Cause who he loves doesn't affect you
Tolerence needs to be taught
And teaching our kids is the only hope we got
Hope that tomorrow won't be filled with hate
No ignorance towards who our peers date
The closet will be open
And this fear will be broken
Fear of being who you are
Forced to bare all these scars
You say loving everyone was his word
I guess exceptions were made and that shit's absurd
People's eyes will open and soon they will see
You can't change a person or who they want to be
This battle is fought every day, for the right to be ok to be gay
There is a state that has done something great
I hope everyone remembers the date
Massachusettes' tolerence went up a bit more
Making history in 2004
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