Saturday, April 09, 2011

Just HOW many trans folk are there?

According to a recent survey, 0.3% of the US population--3 out of 1000--identifies as transgender:

http://www2.law.ucla.edu/williamsinstitute/pdf/How-many-people-are-LGBT-Final.pdf

And based on Lynn Conway's analysis, 1 out of 500 people are transsexual--suggesting that 3 out of 1000 trans people may be still too low:

http://ai.eecs.umich.edu/people/conway/TS/TSprevalence.html

But despite all this, I keep seeing numbers, commonly cited by cis "experts", that transgender people represent only 1 out of 10,000 of the population, or thereabouts.

Really, what are you afraid of? That maybe, if you're so wrong about this number, you're wrong about everything else you presume you know about trans folk?

Well, that's OK.

Because, you know what?

You are

And you should get over it now--and then start listening to trans folk and taking what we have to say seriously for a change.

Just saying.

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Sunday DJing in (and out of!) Second Life

I'm currently streaming a mighty, mosh-worthy set of metal right now! And I will be on a regular basis, from 12-2 PM PDT, but today I'm going to be DJing until 4 PM PDT!

If you're in Second Life, come to +LEVIATHAN+ to check out my set:

If you're not in Second Life--I got you covered anyway! Just connect directly to the stream:

ALL HAIL UNTO THEE!