Category Archives: transgender

“Genderqueer” activist new face of Fluide makeup campaign

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Jacob Tobia

This is a man who claims he feels out of place because of his body hair. I believe it’s more than the body hair that makes him feel “out of place.”

From Yahoo: Spring is approaching, which means cuffing season is officially over. To celebrate all the freedom and excitement that provides, inclusive makeup brand Fluide has created the Uncuffed lipstick line and enlisted the help and model-good looks of activist Jacob Tobia for a new campaign.

Tobia is a gender nonconforming #transtrender and the author of Sissy, a memoir about their childhood. You also may have seen them on MTV’s True Life: I’m Genderqueer, which was nominated for a GLAAD (the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Award. Of their new campaign, “I’ve always wanted to be the face of a beauty campaign, but it took a courageous brand like Fluide to finally make that vision into a reality,” Tobia said.

Gender nonconforming people have always been trailblazers in the fashion and beauty world, but our contributions have often been overlooked, erased, or displayed on bodies other than our own,” Tobia continued. “Fluide celebrates the beauty of nonbinary and gender nonconforming people not in spite of our trans identity, but because of it – being the face of Fluide’s new campaign makes me feel like the beauty world is finally beginning to recognize our contributions.”

An inclusive, cruelty-free brand, Fluide that donates five percent of each sale to LGBTQ health and advocacy non-profits. Isabelle Giancarlo, Fluide’s co-founder, said the brand chose Tobia as the face of the campaign because Tobia is “inventive, irreverent, and true to themselves.” Giancarlo also said Tobia “embodies the spirit of Fluide, which is about celebrating the infinite ways we express selfhood, gender and identity.”

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We have a winner!

. . . for FOTM’s 170th Caption Contest!

This was a very competitive contest, with a total of 57 caption submissions, many of which are very clever and witty!

The FOTM writers duly voted, each for what he/she considered to be the best (#1) and second-best (#2) captions. Each #1 vote is worth 4 points; each #2 vote is worth 2 points.

And the winner of FOTM’s 170th Caption Contest, with two #1 votes and one #2 vote, totaling 10 points is . . .


This is her winning caption:

Woohoo! Standing in solidarity with my mother who does this every day down at the “Old Folks Home”!

japoa is in 2nd place, with one #1 vote and one #2 vote, totaling 6 points. Here is his caption:

“They don’t call them Euro-pee-ins for nothing.
When in doubt, see the pic above!”

Al Chem, Disgusted, and Yam are in 3rd place, each with one #1 vote and 4 points. Here are their respective captions:

Al Chem: “To pee, or not to pee. That is the question”

Disgusted: “Someone call Herr Mueller! We found the leak!”

Yam: “Barcelona is #1”

Brian Heinz, George Esson, Margarita and Paladin are in 4th place, each with one #2 vote and 2 points. Here are their respective captions:

Brian Heinz: “Tonight for your entertainment straight from Spain — ‘Peeing With the Stars'”

George Esson: “Clean-up on aisle ‘femtard’”

Margarita: “For a few euros more, I can do this on Obama’s bed!”

Paladin: “Just wait till I make it onto a Wheaties box, Caitlyn Jenner will be so jealous!”

Well done, everyone!

Congratulations, CalGirl!

Here is your fancy-schmancy Award Certificates of Great Excellence, all ready for framing! LOL


For all the other caption submissions, go here and here.

Be here tomorrow for our next very exciting Caption Contest!



Monday funnies!



Delaware may let students choose their race, gender without parental consent

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Things could get very complicated for schools if they have a student who doesn’t decide what gender he is until he has woken up and then decides what he feels like being for that day. And what will schools do if said person feels the urge to “shift gender” during the day?

From Fox News: A proposal that would let students in Delaware as young as 5 choose their own race and gender-identity – without approval from their parents – has sparked a bitter battle in the First State. 

On one side are parents who say they want a more welcoming climate for their transgender or non-binary children. On the other side are parents who say the proposal infringes on their basic parental rights.

Under Regulation 225, schools would be required to provide access to facilities and activities that are consistent with a student’s gender identity—regardless of the child’s sex at birth. That includes bathrooms, locker rooms, team sports and adhering to the child’s preferred name. Under the proposal, students could also choose their own race.

What has rankled some parents is that the new regulation does not require schools to inform parents of the child’s decision. Instead, the policy advises administrators to assess the child’s well-being before disclosing the information to the child’s parents.

While a growing number of states are imposing rules to protect transgender students, Delaware’s proposed rules go further – letting a child decide, even if the parent disagrees with the decision.

“The regulation isn’t about keeping a secret, it’s about what’s in the best interest of the child,” said Mark Purpura, president of Equality Delaware. “The reality is there are children living in fear who do not feel comfortable coming out to their parents as gay or transgender.”

But some say this is yet another example of government overreach. They say parents should be involved in making such a critical decision involving their children.

“I would be livid if the school allowed my daughter to make such a significant decision without me,” said Terri Hodges, president of the Delaware PTA and committee member.

Hodges said she does not oppose the regulation but feels that alienating parents is not the right way to carry it out. “I want to protect children,” she said, “but we can’t pick and choose when to engage parents.”

The state’s proposal drew more than 11,000 public comments in the form of letters, emails and online submissions— the majority opposing the new rule.

If approved, the regulation would protect 19 characteristics—protections that expert David Cohen, professor of law at Drexel University, said are not represented in the current federal anti-discrimination policy.

“Title IX does not explicitly cover gender,” said Cohen. “All it talks about is sex discrimination – and not every court, administrator or administration interprets gender identity as sex.”

Delaware’s governor, John Carney, felt strongly that more could be done to protect students from bullying and discrimination, and in 2017 urged the DDOE to enact a policy.

But last month at the committee’s final public meeting, a crowd of more than 250 people packed the auditorium of Delaware Technical Community College to express their opposition.

Delaware State Rep. Rich Collins, R-Millsboro, said the proposed regulation is onerous, excessive and confusing. He said the current anti-discrimination policy is concise and efficient, and replacing it with a multi-page regulation is a distraction. “This is taking our eye off the ball,” Collins said. “We have one school that has a 3-percent math proficiency and there are issues educating our kids [across the state].”

But Andrea Rashbaum, a parent of a transgender child, said parents can’t expect a child to learn if they don’t feel safe. “We have to take these worries off their plates,” Rashbaum said. “Similar to how hungry children can’t perform, a child who feels unheard and misunderstood can’t focus on reading or math scores.”

Rashbaum believes that a state regulation would put every child on an even playing field. “Right now gender and race identification are handled on a school-by-school basis,” Rashbaum said. “One school will help a child grow to have dignity and the other less educated school [in the same district] can squash a child’s self-worth.”

If approved, Delaware would be among 18 states and the District of Columbia who have implemented anti-harassment regulations based on gender identification and sexual orientation.

Delaware is one of the first states to draft a proposal to explicitly acknowledge gender identification in schools as a protected characteristic, and violators – it’s unclear if would target teachers or administrators – could be prosecuted.

After a public hearing period, the Department of Education will approve or deny the regulation.



To pee or not to pee Caption Contest

This is the 170th world-famous FOTM Caption Contest!

Here’s the pic:

About the pic: Águeda Bañón, the director of communications of the city government of Barcelona, Spain, strikes a blow for feminism by peeing standing up.

You know the drill:

  • Enter the contest by submitting your caption as a comment on this thread (scroll down until you see the “LEAVE A REPLY” box), not via email or on Facebook.
  • The winner of the Caption Contest will get a gorgeous Award Certificate of Excellence and a year’s free subscription to FOTM! :D
  • FOTM writers will vote for the winner.
  • Any captions proffered by FOTM writers, no matter how brilliant (ha ha), will not be considered. :(

This contest will be closed in a week, at the end of next Tuesday, February 27, 2018.

To get the contest going, here’s my caption:

“Peeing standing up will go down in history as the singular achievement of 21st century feminism.”

By the way, Banon is most likely a tranny. In another “peeing while standing up” pic, Banon has no mons veneris — the rounded mass of fatty tissue over an adult female’s pubic bones. Like a man, that area on Banon is flat.

For the winner of our last Caption Contest, go here.



Girl fight for the lady pond: Feminists protest over decision to let transgender women use ladies-only pool


From Daily Mail: A group of feminists have urged a ban on self-identifying trans women from using a female-only pond on Hampstead Heath in London.

Members of the Mayday 4 Women group picketed a meeting of the Kenwood Ladies’ Pond Association who held a closed meeting to discuss the situation. It is understood, 100 of the 400 members of the KLPA met after concerns were raised about self-identifying trans women from using the female-only facility.

One insider told The Guardian: ‘It’s an important issue. There are different views about trans women using the pond and some of us are concerned about the fact that it has always been the only all-women swimming place in Britain.

Famous names such as Helena Bonham Carter, comedian Rhona Cameron and author Esther Freud are regular users of the pond.

The City of London Corporation who are responsible for the facility said self-identifying trans women were now welcome to use the pond and the female changing rooms. 

In a statement, the Corporation said: ‘Over the last year all lifeguards and managers at Hampstead Heath ponds have taken transgender awareness training courses, which have been offered to, and taken by, the ponds’ swimming associations as well. We are working with the LGBTQ community to ensure our facilities are fit to serve the needs of everyone who enjoys them, and will continue to do so in the future.’

But Mayday 4 Women have been campaigning against the change and have produced flyers to ‘keep the Hampstead Heath ladies’ pond a sanctuary for women’. 

According to the group: ‘Males already have access to two ponds: the men’s pond and the mixed pond. Why should they have access to three ponds when they already have access to two?’

KLPA told The Guardian: ‘Although it is tempting to assume someone’s gender simply by their appearance, it’s important to try to avoid doing so and to be aware of the needs of genuinely transgender women.’

In December, feminist writer Julie Bindell who has swam at the pond for more than 30 years told the Mail on Sunday: ‘It is totally unacceptable to allow men who identify as women, but who are otherwise male bodied and socialised as men, to be in a women-only space. I have seen mothers bring their young daughters who are self-conscious about their bodies but want to feel good about swimming and exposing their skin to the sun. The last thing they want is to look behind them and see a male-bodied person pretending to be a woman in order to gawp at them.’

h/t Moonbattery



New York fashion show features a 10-year-old boy who promotes “kinderdrag”


@desmondisamazing Instagram photo

First feminism, Satanism and the #MeToo movement inspired voodoo at a New York fashion show. Now a fashion house is using a very young and “unapologetic” gay child to promote “kinderdrag.”

The kinderdrag model Desmond Napoles is from New York City. I told you about this boy in July 2015 when his mom allowed him to walk in the New York City Pride March. From my blog post:

“There was plenty to marvel at during the New York City Pride March on Sunday, but one precocious 8-year-old boy stood out from the crowd: Desmond Napoles, of Brooklyn, who joyously strutted and vogued his way down Fifth Avenue in a rainbow tutu and gold sequined cap. And when critics reared their heads on social media Monday, suggesting his participation was inappropriate, mom Wendylou Napoles shut them down with grace and pride.

“If you are offended, don’t look,” Napoles wrote, in part, in a lengthy post on the Facebook page of LGBT website NewNowNext.

“He is old enough and smart enough to know he would be marching in the Pride parade in front of thousands of people and did it willingly,” she wrote.

Napoles tells Yahoo Parenting that she and her husband Andrew have been taking Desmond to watch the Pride March since he was 6 years old.

“He loved to see the drag queens and the colorful costumes,” she says, admitting that she did have initial moments of discomfort, but got over them quickly. “I believe my son will be better off and more successful in the long-term being exposed to all of the diversity at Pride. He needs to know that there is more to life than what he experiences at home, at school, and in our neighborhood.”

According to Desmond’s bio, he “came out of the closet when he was born”.

Now Desmond is taking his gayness to New York Fashion Week to promote his status as a “drag kid, dragutante, dragketeer, and draganista.”

He participated in the Gypsy’s Sports Fall 2018 show, wearing an oversize black blazer with Elizabethan ruffles around the neckline. See the photos at Cosmopolitan.

RuPaul has also given Desmond his stamp of approval, telling Desmond at DragCon 2017 in New York City that he was the “future of America.”

Here’s a thought: If the “future of America” is gay, then how will people be created?