On November 20, people worldwide recognized Trans Day of Remembrance. In honor of that day, we decided to focus on our trans and non-binary community this month. For a lighthearted piece, check out these queer, trans, and non-binary characters on TV that you don’t want to miss. And to both recognize those who have been killed and to celebrate life, don’t miss this piece from Porscha Burton about self care, community care, and how we can all come together. And finally, you know we can’t let any month go by without a little bit of sexual health info.
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- On this Transgender Day of Remembrance, we asked our followers to remember and celebrate the names and lives of those trans and gender diverse folks who we lost in the U.S. throughout 2019.
Say their names:
— DC Beings (@dcbeings) November 20, 2019
2. While we are disappointed that DC is unable to meet the goals of our 90/90/90/50 Plan, we are very proud of the strides we have made (and continue to make!) iin combatting stigma and normalizing sex positive conversations.
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You heard it here first 👂👄 We are committed to lowering the rates of HIV and STDs in DC by having the hard conversations, breaking stigma, and sharing resources. DC Beings is always working to bring sex positivity to the forefront of the conversation. We know that, with continued work, we WILL reach those goals. #dcbeings #stds #stis #hivprevention #hivtreatment #hivpositive #hivtesting #hivaids #dc #washingtondc
3. ¿Hablas español? Hemos agregado una cuenta de Instagram en español a nuestra familia. ¡Asegúrese de darles un seguimiento y un poco de amor! -> @bienestardc
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We go through comments like this one from #dcbeings superfan @arco__iris__ regularly, and love hearing from our audience what they want and need from us! That's why we're so excited to let you know that there will be a new addition to our online family on Tuesday, 11/12. Mark those calendars! 📅
Top 3 Sex Positive Moments
1. San Francisco won’t be prosecuting sex work
The newly elected District Attorney of San Francisco, Chesa Boudin, announced almost immediately after election that his office won’t be prosecuting consensual sex work. It’s a big win for sex worker advocates, who argue that criminalization only makes the profession more dangerous.
2. The internet did not like TI’s sex negativity
The internet blew up when rapper TI went on a podcast and told the world about his abusive practice of bringing his now 18-year-old daughter to have a “virginity check” every year after her birthday. While TI’s actions are reprehensible, the response from the public was heartening. Maybe we’re finally in a time where a young woman’s sexuality isn’t thought of as property of her father? We can only hope.