Quickies 01/02/2012

14 Reasons that made 2011 Great for Trans People: From anti-discrimination laws to openly trans individuals succeeding at the highest levels, 2011 heralded a host of progressive changes.

The tampon company Libra has drawn some backlash for an advertisement featuring two women, one cisgendered, putting on make-up competitively. The competition is a draw until the cisgendered woman pulls the femininity trump card: menstruation!

Pariah Personals: From Salon, a list of coming out stories from immigrant and minority LGBT youth.

Pic of Mara Keisling Harmony Santana by Larry Busacca

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Yessenia is a graduate student studying to be a speech therapist with an emphasis on traumatic brain injuries. She spends far too much time correcting the wrong people on the internet, lifting heavy things and training her cats. She's a proud internet atheist and trolls only for the greater good.


  1. January 2, 2012 at 12:35 pm —

    Did the link use to lead to the Libra ad? It’s the ol’ 404 Not Found now.

  2. January 2, 2012 at 12:47 pm —

    Yeah, that link isn’t working. Which is a shame, because I want to be even more righteously angry than the description already leaves me. XD

  3. January 2, 2012 at 1:06 pm —

    Er, the photo isn’t Mara Keisling. It’s actress Harmony Santana, star of Gun Hill Road.

  4. January 2, 2012 at 1:12 pm —

    Confirming that the link is good now.

  5. January 2, 2012 at 4:34 pm —

    Ugh, that Libra ad is awful.

  6. January 3, 2012 at 12:53 pm —
  7. January 3, 2012 at 1:52 pm —

    I shall never forgive you for not knowing Harmony Santana when you see her! 😉

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