womenwhokickass:

Aya Kamikawa: Why she kicks ass
She is the only openly transgender official in Japan at this point, and the first to seek or win elected office in Japan.
She won a four-year term as an independent under huge media attention, placing sixth of 72 candidates running for 52 seats in the Setagaya ward assembly, the most populous district in Tokyo.  In April 2007, she was re-elected to her second term, placing second of 71 candidates running for 52 in the same ward assembly. 
While the government announced that they would continue to consider her male officially, she stated that she would work as a woman. 
She is devoted to work for various groups, the disabled, single-parent families, homeless people to evening junior high school students, LGBT people and to improve rights for women, children, the elderly.  She strives to give support for these people and bring positive changes which would help them in society. 
She was also a committee member for Trans-net Japan (a self-support group for transgender people) and organised meetings and social events to give support and symposiums to raise the public awareness.

womenwhokickass:

Aya Kamikawa: Why she kicks ass

  • She is the only openly transgender official in Japan at this point, and the first to seek or win elected office in Japan.
  • She won a four-year term as an independent under huge media attention, placing sixth of 72 candidates running for 52 seats in the Setagaya ward assembly, the most populous district in Tokyo.  In April 2007, she was re-elected to her second term, placing second of 71 candidates running for 52 in the same ward assembly. 
  • While the government announced that they would continue to consider her male officially, she stated that she would work as a woman. 
  • She is devoted to work for various groups, the disabled, single-parent families, homeless people to evening junior high school students, LGBT people and to improve rights for women, children, the elderly.  She strives to give support for these people and bring positive changes which would help them in society. 
  • She was also a committee member for Trans-net Japan (a self-support group for transgender people) and organised meetings and social events to give support and symposiums to raise the public awareness.

(via realworldnews)

dissectingcrests:

puke.

"25 things that are true for this writer and so must also be true for everyone else."

a homo loses their shit if heteros make generalizations like this- but for some reason, when a homo makes a pretty, rebloggable jpeg explaining 25 things that all homos have or should have in common, it gets 10,000 notes.

there isnt a type of person who doesn’t at some point feel fat or ugly, there are also plenty of people who feel fucking great about themselves just as often as they feel terrible because they take care of themselves. i’ve never trimmed my pubes, and i say cock and twink just about every day. there are countless kinds of successful romantic relationships, and i know of plenty of flourishing gay communities of friends. sowing your wild oats and having a relationship do not have to be mutually exclusive. you should be having as much sex as you’re comfortable with. and there are plenty of dads who are fucking thrilled for their gay children.

being queer means letting go of heteronorms and building your world to reflect what works for you. 

this homo’s experience is in no way prescriptive of everyone else’s. welcome to the variety of human experience. 

(Source: jarelion)

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