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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Haunting Reads for Halloween

The roster, minus

The roster, minus “Summer, Fireworks, and My Corpse”.

Halloween is my favorite time of the year! The month when spooky, scary, and sinister things are thought to come out and play; to stray from their worlds to ours for a short time. I celebrate in style every year: I make the month of October one giant horrorfest! I want to take these last few days before Halloween—the main event—to talk about the books I read, their merits, and what you should be reading on the most frightening day of the year! The reviewed books include: The Forest of Hands and Teeth; the Devil Survivor manga; the Judge series; Wait Till Helen Comes; Summer, Fireworks, and My Corpse; The Knife of Never Letting Go; the short story collection Dark Water; Annihilation; Uzumaki; and different stories by Edgar Allan Poe.

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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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