'I was told to 'man up' after being thrown into a dumpster. I believed I was an abomination.': Trans woman believed she'd 'go to hell' for transitioning, now feels 'worthy of happiness'
"'Can you leave? We are having girl chat.' I left and sat alone in the field. Teachers would laugh when I'd tell them I was being bullied. I cried and prayed to God, 'Please let me wake up and be a girl.' This is me. I am a woman."
Editor's note: Rosalynne Montoya identifies as a transgender Latina woman with "a passion for advocating for my community and helping others feel valid, loved, and beautiful." A writer, makeup artist, and model, Montoya "grew up sheltered from the LGBT community without knowing any queer people or the language for my own identity."
A Dozen Roses of Self Love A love letterFor me, not you. dysphoria mayIntrude my thoughts, Still I thank my bodySurvived, transformed, fought. I have legs for days,Support me to march and run. These arms create, paint,Raise fists as one. My smile radiates,Comforts, and spreads. This face is beat - Lips in warrior red.
At the center of Valentine's Day is the tender idea of celebrating love, and, more so, celebrating the one you love. Here at Equally Wed, we're sweet on love, visibility and representation of our LGBTQ+ community. In the spirit of celebrating people like us, we're dedicating our Valentine's gift guide to products from our own LGBTQ+ community.
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Mazzoni Center’s annual Trans Wellness Conference broke its attendance record with more than 9,500 guests in its 17th year, making it the largest transgender-focused conference in the country.
In April of 2015 Laverne Cox decided to pose nude for Allure Magazine. By doing this she sent the world a message with hashtag #transisbeautiful. At the time I was just beginning to understand my gender identity.
There are thousands of online make-up artists to follow on Instagram and YouTube, but what about trans and gender non-conforming artists? What about artists who are welcoming towards us? We compiled a list of our favorite artists to look out for. 1.
To the Trans Community, Happy Pride month! This is the time for us to celebrate who we are and how far we've come as individuals and as a community. Today I am proud to be a transgender woman. This pride month, I am celebrating 2 years on hormone replacement therapy.
*Please note the following articles were written before Rose transitioned. They refer to her using her dead-name and refer to her with masculine pronouns. The correct way to now refer to her is with female pronouns and Rosalynne, Rose, Rosie, or Rosa.*