Archive for December, 2015

5 accidentally transphobic phrases allies use — and what to say instead

// December 14th, 2015 // 1 Comment » // Around the globe, International


Words can be tricky — especially when you’re an ally, says Katy Dupere.

“As transgender lives and experiences increasingly come into the public sphere, our conversations about gender are getting more complex. And with those conversations comes the realization that we don’t always know what to say when describing trans identities.

But this learning curve offers a chance for us to get a little more inclusive and intentional with what we say. It’s an opportunity that, for allies, is as essential as it is complicated.”

As an organisation that embraces working within and for the complete same sex attracted and gender diverse community, the Anti-Violence Project invites individuals within the trans community to discuss parallels and divergences between this view within the community in the USA and the views of the trans community within Victoria and Australia. We want your views!

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Yet Another Problem for Older Gay Men: “Internalized Gay Ageism”

// December 13th, 2015 // 1 Comment » // Elders past and present

J. Bryan Lowder writes about recent research exploring the overlap between internalized ageism and internalized homophobia among midlife and older gay men and whether this generates internalized gay ageism.

In other words, in gay men, the wider overvaluing of youth in our culture mixes with standard homophobia to create a brand-new internalized “sexual minority stress”.

The researchers found that “Internalized gay ageism” is a real thing. The study, which created a scale for measuring IGA, found a “positive and statistically significant” relationship between IGA and “depressive symptoms.”

Read the full article from here: