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Trans* Australia

Sep 2



cishet people be like NOOO U CANT USE THAT TERM TO DESCRIBE UR SEXUALITY/GENDER ITS MADE UP WORD!!! and then turn around and make up ridiculous terms like mancrush and guyliner and man-purse in order to keep their precious hetronormitive gender roles intact

The post I didn’t know I was waiting for

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At three years old, my son told me that she was actually my daughter. This is our story… so far.

This is the first episode in a podcast I produce about our life together. See howtobeagirlpodcast.com, or search on “How to Be a Girl” on iTunes.

For background on my podcast, check out: transom.org/2014/how-to-be-a-girl/

I'm a younger trans girl, and the thing I'm most self conscious about is definitely my height. I'm like 6 feet and growing. I want to be short and adorable and small. Is there any medically sane way of making that happen? Maybe dietary changes?



Same anon that is self conscious about her height. I love cats and small animals and I think my whole subconscious thought process about small things being cute is the root of my issues. I wanna be able to cosplay and not look ridiculous, too. ._.

Sadly, no. There is no way to medically shrink short of some radical, painful, and potentially life-threatening surgeries that you really don’t want to do. But don’t despair! There are plenty of cis women who are taller then you. It’s not exactly common but it’s not uncommon either. I would focus more on the root of your issues, and figure out why you think that being short is inherently feminine. Some girls are naturally tall, and they aren’t “less women” for being so tall.


I think it’s harder to be nice and accepting of yourself than it is to be to others.


I think it’s harder to be nice and accepting of yourself than it is to be to others.

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I know binding with ACE is very bad but what about something without the elastic. Are binders supposed to stretch?



Binders are generally compressive by nature, so yeah, they tend to be stretchy. Even the non-stretchy cheap ones have a bit of give in them because solid, unyielding fabric is not particularly safe (and as a result, non-stretchy binders need to be a bit looser than stretchy ones so you can breathe easy).

That said, it’s very much about listening to your own body. I nearly fainted the other day in a western elastic binder that is in fact a little bit too big for me, but I can wear the non-stretchy ones just fine (although those are, again, also a bit too big), and a lot of that is about what that sort of compressive pressure does to me. 

Listen to your body, and take more breaks than I did, and make sure you’re not only capable of breathing well but actually breathing well. 




[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A manatee facing the photographer, one fin outstretched. TEXT: “Backsliding happens. Do not be discouraged. A path does not end because you took a few steps back.”](Image credit to ABC News)


[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A manatee facing the photographer, one fin outstretched. TEXT: “Backsliding happens. Do not be discouraged. A path does not end because you took a few steps back.”]

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So I just finished reading Far From You by Tess Sharpe and it is legitimately amazing. If you’re looking for queer representation that doesn’t take over the plot, look here. The plot is paced perfectly and doesn’t centre around the characters’ orientations, but at the same time it’s impossible to separate their queerness from the story. The time skips are done really well, the characters and their interactions feel real and have I mentioned the bisexual protagonist who actually uses the b-word?

Just yeah. I put my money where my mouth was regarding representation (for once) and it really paid off. If you like YA murder mysteries and/or representation of queer women, you should read this.

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'Gender Clinics/Support groups Australia wide' Listing for Genderqueer Australia (GQA)

Genderqueer Australia (GQA) specialises in the support of gender questioning and genderqueer people, their family, friends and professionals who they go to for help.

GQA also holds monthly catch-ups every first Saturday of the month from 2-5pm, (Melbourne, Victoria). This is a safe, welcoming environment, which is politics-free and available for you to chat about things you want. For more info about GQA check out our website at genderqueer.org.au

We also support trans men and women and welcome anyone who feels they belong in the “gender” community in Australia.

This organisaton is gender-neutral and all are welcome to take part!

Hi, Im A FTM trans starting out. Im wondering if there are any trans near Cairns and Atherton in QLD that i could maybe chat with for help. Im not exactly sure how to go about transitioning. Im going to see a therapist and I have a binder and boys clothes (my mum is fluid, that help) but i really need help with voice especially and many other things. I do hope to go on T someday too, what exactly do I do? all the legal stuff is confusing.


Anyone in Atherton, QLD?

And you should definitely check out the gender clinic in Cairns. There’s a guy there called Darren Russell who is willing to work on the informed consent model, which means provided you are old enough or mature enough to understand and consent to hormones, he’ll prescribe you without you needing to see a psychiatrist. He should be able to help you out with heading in the right direction and any support groups in your area too.