Oppression plays out in a myriad of ways – including financially. And the excitement of coming out as trans and being able to present as one’s authentic self can quickly be overwhelmed by the burden of how much it costs for a name change, updated birth certificate, and new passport – among other things. This comic puts these financial obstacles into perspective.

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Transgender narratives are popular these days. In a way, that’s really cool – recognition of trans existence is a great step toward being treated like we’re actually human. But quite a bit of transness is being capitalized on by cisgender people. We’re being used. So here’s a list of tropes that need to end to help trans people take our representation back.

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Trans men, like all people, need to know how to have fulfilling, safe, healthy sex to feel whole and good about ourselves. We deserve it (and don’t let anyone tell you differently). But most out trans boys, trans men, and trans masculine people I know receive inadequate, if not wholly non-existent, sex talks. So here are seven key places to start.

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There are people who identify as feminists who try to exclude trans women from any feminist discussion or space, claiming that “there’s so much more to being a woman than wearing a dress or having some surgery.” But that line of thinking reminds us of another group — and it’s not a very flattering comparison. Check out this comic to see how trans-exclusionary logic plays out!

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I’m a dude – one with a uterus. So like most trans guys, I have to deal with periods at some point or another. And it’s not easy. Everyone in the world seems to think periods are the ultimate expression of femininity. Sometimes it makes me feel very, very feminine. But the truth is, there’s no reason bleeding makes me feminine. Here are five ways to remember this.

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I never really used to give much thought to the idea that society needs positive cultural images of minorities until I came to embrace my Hispanic heritage and come out of the closet. When I finally did, it raised the question: Where the hell are the transgender Latinas? Is it true that there really aren’t very many Latina/Hispanic trans women in this country?

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