"Especially White People." 2014. If you say messed up shit to me, there’s a good chance it will become art.
WANDERLUST Poll: Would you describe your mustache as “scanty,” “bushy” or “clipped?”
Undocumented transgender immigrants in the United States are among the most vulnerable to discrimination and violence in employment, housing, healthcare, and opportunities for citizenship under current U.S. immigration law, according to a new report being released Friday by the National Center for Transgender Equality.
“It is more difficult to be an immigrant who is a trans person,” Johanna Vasquez, 32, told BuzzFeed, speaking through a translator. “They treat you differently when you are detained.”
Vasquez fled El Salvador at age 16, after she was beaten and raped by community members who tormented her for being transgender. She missed the one-year asylum filing deadline. After 12 years, she was detained by authorities and placed in a detention facility where she was beaten and sexually assaulted.
Without legal defense, she was deported back to El Salvador in 2009, then returned to the U.S. where she spent seven months in a detention facility, before she was deported again. After returning to the U.S., she obtained the help of a public defender, who obtained a withholding of her removal.
“You are put in a cell where you are by yourself and experience a lot of violence that straight people or cis[gender] people do not experience, but you experience when you are a trans woman,” she said of her time in detention.
Just days after House Democrats released new comprehensive immigration reform legislation, advocates at NCTE and dozens of partnering labor and immigration rights organizations involved in the report are calling on lawmakers to pass “common sense” reforms that they say would ensure the safety and security of an estimated 10,000 to 50,000 transgender immigrant adults living in the U.S. as non-citizens.
Undocumented transgender immigrants, many of whom have fled their countries to escape anti-LGBT violence and persecution, are sometimes at greater risk of danger and inequality living in what advocates call a “double minority status,” which creates barriers to their success in the United States, they said.
If this doesn’t give you WANDERLUST….
Photographer: Michael Letterlough (2012)
Models: Stanley Etoty, Freddy the Body
Source: http://www.schoneseelen.com (blog is NSFW)
These photo was an official promo shots for an event called InfernoDR 2012.
[a photo of two masculine presenting, dark skinned people positioned at the ocean’s water line. In the background is a slightly stormy sky with a few clouds; the sky colors are more purple closer to the horizon line. The ocean has movement and is dark green. The water crashes in small waves around the standing model’s feet.The standing model is very muscular, broad, and topless. This person is wearing white shorts, a white sailor’s hat, and a blue scarf and is staring directly into the camera with a look of confidence. The second model has a more lean physique, but is also muscular and is only wearing a bright blue, shimmery merman’s tail. The merman, cradled in the sailor’s arms, has eyes closed and a relaxed expression.]