Rights of Trans People Living in Rhode Ialsnd

trans symbolTrans People! Know Your Rhode Island Rights!!!

Recently, the school I attended for junior high and high school has been brought to the forefront of Rhode Island and trans news. Current readers of my blog should already know I am a transman, but if you’re new, it’s nice to meet you!!

I came out several years ago and began physically transitioning last year. Over time, through research and dialogue, I have learned of different rights I have as a trans person. These are not all general knowledge. I have personally been told incorrect information and in the past have been afraid to enter some restrooms because I was ill-informed. I have researched my rights and listed links backing that research and findings. While I am not a lawyer and this does not constitute legal advice, if you experience a problem related to any of these statements, you should contact your lawyer.

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Monthly Media Roundup: December 2015

WE NOT LAZY. PROMISE.

It’s still there… The lights stopped working in that room, so I guess I’m grateful we haven’t had time to take it down… It’s like a pretty lamp..

Hi all!! I know it’s the middle of January and I’m just now getting to my Monthly Media Roundup from last month… But it’s been such a whirlwind of activity here in RI! As evening begins to fall, I switched on our living room lights… Only to realize that they’re dimmer than usual? I turned in a circle, questioningly, and then saw our tree. Our tree it still up! So—If you must know, that’s how busy I’ve been. Tree-up-Halfway-through-January-Busy. That really does need taken care of. But! Before I commit to any other things that need done, I decided that I must first look back on all the great things I read in December. …All five of them. There was shoujo love, 4-koma fun, shonen-ai tales, and one messed up sibling story! I feel positively about these books, and I need to tell the world before I end up having new ones to talk about. HERE WE GO!!

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One Lovely Blog Award: Seven Facts About Me!

one-lovely-blogPre-Holiday Greetings to everyone! I have been a busy guy lately… Working, helping family, setting up Christmas stuff last minute, hosting Fake Christmas, making my husband gifts, and packing for a seven day trip to Pennsylvania—the state where he’s from! But, whenever I had free time last week, I ruminated and compiled facts here and there in preparation for this post—featuring seven new, somewhat fun, somewhat inane, and somewhat personal facts about myself for your perusal! I was nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award by Matt-in-the-Hat, and have been really giving this a good go. Thank you for challenging me again, and making me really think.

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Confined within the Mind

Thanksgiving has been quite the double-edged sword this year. It has, unfortunately, kept me away from the computer for over a week, what with all the prep and cleanup. This was the first year we had the holiday at my house, and it turns out a lot is involved… However, this little break has also forced me to think about a lot of things, including the swirling, conflicted emotions and thoughts I have about one of my uncles. He has Alzheimer’s Disease, and the more time I spend with him and help to take care of him, the more I can’t help but question his thoughts, feelings, and actions.

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Friendship: From Strangers to Companions; Companions to Strangers

I was challenged, by fellow blogger Matt-in-the-Hat, to write a bit about friendship. I would like to cover what I look for in a friend, what an ideal relationship looks like, past experiences, and how I plan to proceed with future friendships. I have experienced a multitude of different people and relationships in my lifetime so far, and would like to share them with you.

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Modernizing the Term “Broken Family” and Moving Forward

I recently read this article featured on Medium. It raised complicated and distressing emotions within myself. This may be a strange response to a piece where the author has tried to paint people like myself in a positive light, but I believe these are valid feelings and I wanted to explore them. Here are my thoughts on broken families and their survivors.

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