So 2011 has been a great year for me. The year started with off with the blessing of of new apartment. I didnt want to move at first but i did reluctantly. The location was better in the new apartment but it was lil more expensive so I was worried about my finances. I prayed about it and stepped out on faith. Now love the new place. In the middle of the year I traveled and attended the 2011 BET Awards for the first time thanks to my friend J. It was fun experience. i feel like celebrity just being so close to so many real celebrities. I ate at Mr Chow’s and some susi place with my friend and we had great food and great conversation as we always do. It was just a wonderful time in Los Angeles. So much so that i know if ever move from Houston it will be there. In the middle of year i also started a new job. It great. I like the people and it gives me the free time to work on my dreams. Then as the ear came to the end, I found a new love. Well not really new a old live just newly becoming official. I met his family. Although there were some awkward moments in that family meeting, it all went well. So Im someone girlfriend again. That is an unexpected state to be in. I didn’t expect to be here at the begin of 2011 but I am officially in love. Scared-as-hell-in-love but in love nevertheless. I hope that 2012 bring more blessing and no pit falls that my resilience cant handle. Im looking forward to a new year of even more greatness.
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Tagged angry birds, Christmas, christmas presents, comedy, Diamond Stylz, Family, Gifts, holiday, Holidays, Houston, los angeles, love, New Year, relationship, transgender
Victory is Ours especially the Fellas: James Lee Scott and his lawyer
So A Texas Judge rules to validate a transgender man’s marriage to a woman. The case is the first win of its kind. This without a doubt a victory, but this victory has a bittersweet tase to it. As we all know , well should know, Nikki Araguz is in the process of long appeal after her marriage to her husband was voided by a Texas judge after the death of her firefighter husband. Also in 1999, Christie Littleton’s marriage was deemed null and void as well after se attempted to go against a doctor for malpractice which resulted in her husband’s death. So that is two transgender women denied. Yet here we are another marriage case but with a transgender man, and his marriage is deemd valid and therefore respected. Is this just a coincidence? I dont think so. This that male privilege tat we all have discuss subtle. You hear its while watching FTMs talk about how they feel more empowered to speak and and be heard in the mist to other moreso that when the were living a sthere prior selves. That same male privilege that allows Ftms to get there top surgery to remove breast paid for under insurance because gynecomastia is cover by insurance. It is not consider cosmetic because God formid a male have breasts. That just have to be a medical condition that needs to be fix. Yet top surgery for MTFs are consider cosmetic and are not covers by medical insurance. Now this blog is not to imply that MTFs dont have some form of privilege that come with transition because we as well. I just want to bring it to the attention of my reader to show how full of shit our justice and social system is. Male privilege, bio or not, and misogyny shows up in the most obscure forms and situations. Anywho Like I said this a victory and I will looking at it as a step in the right direction hopefully toward many more.
Posted in gay rights, Love, marriage, Politics, Transgender
Tagged dallas, James Lee Scott, judge Rules, Lori Chrisman Hockett, male privilege, Marriage, Rebecca Louise Robertson, texas, texas court, transgender, Valid
Transgender indivduals sometime are too busy trying to convince others of their gender so they put too much weight in how others perceive their gender and not how they perceive their gender. Of course, you have to consider how people perceive you on some level because in this world that perception can affect the quality of life. The problem come when you, as a trans individual, cares too much and it starts to triggers YOU effecting the quality of your own life not the others. Incidents like going into a downward spiral because someone used the wrong pronoun at the ice cream shop or getting an attitude with your spouse for the rest of your day cause someone clocked that you are a little wider in the hips than other men. In actuality, regular people just are their gender unapologetically flaws and all. Dont we claim to be just like regular people? Then start acting like it. I know some manly looking biological females who identify as women. When people mistake them for men. They dont make it a trigger for a depression episode. They say “No sweetie, Im a woman”…and move on with their life. On personal note, I use to get so insecure when someone would say “ooo you’re tall for a woman” because Im almost 5’11…. UNTIL…I saw a bio woman who was taller than me get the same statement at Burger King. She smile and said “Yea I am. Can I get no onions and extra mayo on that burger?” That one few seconds change my whole perspective of how I interacted with the world… YEA I AM …NOW MOVING ON. Certain things we have the power to change but some things we just dont. Why added more stress to your life about thing you cant change anyway. Remember the serenity prayer? Just be who you are in the moment now , as a work-in-progress like the rest of the regular people. Just BE who you said you are. Sop trying to convince people or yourself
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Tagged Beauty, beyonce, body image, Burger King, celebrity bodies, confidence, Diamond Stylz, eating disorders, gay, gender, Gender and Sexuality, gender identity, LGBT, Marilyn Monroe. Norma jean baker, passable, pronouns, psychology, self esteem, self-love, society, standard, trans, transgender, Transgendered
Upon reading about Stuart Walker’s body being found burn and beaten in Scotland and watching some video footage of Occupy Wall Street, I decidedto do a video inspired by them both. Watch and tell me what you think.
Posted in deaths, gay rights, hate crime, Media, Politics, Transgender, Uncategorized
Tagged america, beaten, burned, Caponacre Industrial Estate, control, Crime, cumnock, Diamond Stylz, gay, governmental, hate, Occupy wall street, rights, scotland, Stuart Walker, transgender, United States, Wall Street, war
Viki Knox is a New Jersey high school teacher that went on a anti-gay rant on Facebook. So LGBT groups are up in arms to get the teacher who has been at Union High School for 12 years fired. Diamond Stylz discuss her feeling about the case in her new video.
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Tagged American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey, anti gay rant, Discussion, Facebook, fired, Freedom of speech, high school teacher, lesbian, LGBT, New Jersey, rights, Teacher, transgender, Union High School, union township, Viki Knox
Oprah’s Life Class : Becoming What You Believe
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Tagged affirmation, becoming, believe, Diamond Stylz, discrimination, Oprah life class, OWN network, purpose, transgender, Transsexualism