A MESSAGE FROM JAMIE LEE…………….


 

 

 

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A MESSAGE TO MY COMMUNITY:

 

I have hid, struggled my whole life, to exist and to be.  I have transitioned and have crossed so many obstacles.  I have broken down walls. I have cried, suffered, and hated myself, over and over again.

I have despised my mirror, my image.  I have been on hormones and estrogen for over 7 years now!  I am being treated medically aw a transsexual woman (NOT A NATAL WOMAN)

I am at the stealth of my Transition, other than having the SRS.  I am happy with myself for the first time in so many years.  I know who I am!  I am Jamie Lee, a gift that was born differently, with Masculinity and Femininity.   More feminine that masculine!  

What is outrageous to me is the idiots, in my own Trans Community, who deceive the public and society into thinking that they were born, as a natal female, whether, it be by deceit, photos or words. We should be proud of who, we should be or need to be,  instead of why can’t we be!

Sure we have a right to identify ourselves as women, but when it comes to friends and especially relationships, we have a responsibility to identify ourselves as being born males in life, and educate them about our plight.

I also believe, It is highly disrespect to natal born females, that we suggest that we fit into the same category.    BECAUSE IT IS IMPOSSIBLE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Why can’t we be proud of who we are, and what we have gone through in our transitions to become divinely Feminine………………..

I am Jamie Lee and I am proud that I am a Transsexual Woman, and have come this far.

You all know who I am talking about !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Jamie Lee

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MASK OR MIRROR


In our transition,  and for our own acceptance, the anger, sadness and intensity, can at times be overwhelming !
In my case, sometimes to the point of insanity.
The individual who wrote this, has been a Dear friend of mine, for approximately 20 years.
THESE WORDS MAKE ME CRY!
These words reflect me, and probably a lot of us, struggling in our Community, to be free, to be accepted and to be heard.
To my Dear friend who wrote this, and submitted it for my blog, I say to you, THANK YOU.
THIS POST IS IN HONOR OF YOU
Jamie Lee
Not long ago, a couple of months now, it was time to don a mask for “fat Tuesday” and celebrate Mardi Gras.  There are other times when we put on a mask, like Halloween, New Year’s eve parties or any masquerade ball.  There are times when we try to deceive others as to who might be behind the mask.  There are those in our society, unfortunately, who will wear a mask to hide their identity for illicit purposes.  Sometimes we wear a mask to hide and become someone else such as a political figure, action figure  or cartoon character.
Now I stand before a mirror.  Am I creating another mask as I apply my foundation and use color sticks to create a more feminine shape?  Maybe a little powder and blush will make me appear happy if not content.  This reminds me of a movie, “What lies beneath?”  No, I’m not going to the depths of the ocean.  What I might be doing is much more dangerous.  That statement reminds me of my granddaughter.  When ever she did not want to do something when a very young child, she would exclaim, That’s dangerous!”  Is it dangerous to explore the depths of your being?  Water is clear, deep water appears blue just like space, so this calls for blue eye shadow.   And yes, blue eye shadow is back in vogue.  The light brown eye liner and blue shadow bring out the blue specks of my hazel eyes.  Use those eyes, what do I see?  What or who is in the mirror?  The eyes sparkle, they are not empty or dead.  Okay, I am alive, but all that foundation did nothing to hide the deep lines.  Grandmother didn’t have botox.  She didn’t use much makeup, ever.  She called them her life lines.  Are these life lines?  I know what kind of a life she had.  Does the number and depth of the wrinkles tell the story of anger and frustration?  Could it be that if her life or mine was lived differently that there would be no lines?  Well, maybe, smaller ones.
Now to put on the finishing touches of mascara, lip liner and gloss.  How strange, the right eye has long curved lashes and the left eye has nearly none.  Funny, when I was young and growing up all the women in the family used to say what wonderful long lashes I had and too bad they were wasted on me.  Wasted?  On me?  Is that what I am, a waste, to be thrown out with the rest of the trash?  Maybe that is why I won the “Miss Trash” contest a couple of years ago.  Oh well, pucker up, return a smile.  My lips look like my sister’s, rather thin.  I can use the lip liner to make them look fuller but not much.  Now I must remember to curve the liner up at the corners of my mouth.  That’s it, create at least a hint of a smile, try to look happy.  Surprise!  There are not a lot of lines around the mouth, even at my age.  What age is that?  My wife tells me that I should dress my age.  Am I so old that I can’t wear fashionable clothing?  I like my skirts and dress length to cut just at the top of my knee.  She used to tell me that my best feature was my legs.  So, what do I consider my age?  What happened to the girl in her teens?  Where did the young woman in her 20’s and 30’s, looking for a career, go?  Was she ever there visible and not seen?  Am I to be my own grandma?
There is only the lip gloss to go.  Look, look deep!  What is it that I see; a mask or a mirror?  Is this a mask hiding my maleness?  Think of all those lives that I’ve lived and touched; a real family guy and bread winner, Boy Scout leader,  soldier (airman really), university administrator, teacher, church deacon; everyone who has known the “real” me.  Look closer!  Can this not be a mirror, a mirror of what could be or could have been?  Is this a mirror of what my soul cries out?  What is real, mask or mirror, neither or both?  Who am I?
By: Suasann Irene Simms
SPEAKING OF MASK OR MIRROR
Why do so many members of the Transgendered Community, wear a mask to hide their, hidden agendas
To express, themselves in one way, but have,  fetishes, denigration, and filth, in their lives?
I WILL SAY THIS ONE MORE TIME.   WE WILL, AND CAN NEVER BE, NATAL WOMEN
We have a right to identify ourselves as women, but, WE DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO DECIEVE ANYONE!
Whether it be Religion, Posting, or other forms
And when these individuals express themselves as Advocates and Teachers, in our Community, need to show themselves, with respect, integrity to the Readers of their Life and Transition! Without deception.
And while,  I mentioned Religion
I want to make a statement !
In my life and transition, I have studied basically all the Religions, AND I RESPECT THEM ALL!
BUDISM, PROTASTANT, CATHOLIC, MENNONITE, MUSLIMS, MIDDLE EASTERN, AND A MANY, MANY,  OTHERS!
AND THIS IS MY CONCLUSION
All religions point to one thing!  A DIVINE ENTITY AND/OR BEING!     Maybe it is called God, Goddess or anything else, but they all point to one thing “LOVE”
The pathetic part is that some religions think that their religion, is better than any other, That their Religion has all the answers, but others don’t!
YADDA, YADDA, YADDA
ONE THING I HAVE LEARNED, WHEN YOU USE ANY RELIGION DO DECEIVE OTHERS, TO MAKE YOU SEEM, SOMETHING YOU ARE NOT!
THEN THE WRITING IS ON THE WALL………..
I unfortunately, and sadly, have seen so many of our Transgendered Sisters, kill themselves, because of all the issues above.
DO YOU CARE?
There was a young Trans person who was married.  Her wife initially was supportive.  However, one day she visited a site from a transgendered individual;, and not only saw that the person was Transgendered, but involved, in BDSM, other PERVISIONS, And the filth!
She told her husband that she was not going to invest in their relationship and wanted a divorce!
SHORTLY THERE AFTER,  SHE KILLED HERSELF !!!!!!!!!
WHY?  BECAUSE OF SOME OF YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
SO WHAT IS IT?  MASK OR MIRROR
JAMIE LEE

JAMIE LEE’S CRYSTAL CONNECTION – STATEMENT TO THE WORLD


THE CRYSTAL CONNECTION

One thing that I promise to you, is that,  you will never know what you will see on my site !

The “Crystal Connection” was designed for Education and Excellence

I AND MY CRYSTAL CONNECTION AM PROUD TO PRESENT THE FOLLOWING “GREATEST SPEECH EVER SPOKEN”

ENOUGH IS TRULY ENOUGH !

Through Childhoods hour, I have not been as others were, I have not seen as others saw, I could not bring my passion’s from a common spring !

JAMIE LEE

TURN UP THE SOUND, MAKE THE SCREEN LARGE – AND HAVE THE COURAGE TO LISTEN………………………………………………….

JAMIE LEE


There once was a girl

Who felt her pain

She had a life, but had no name

I look at you

I know what you see ,when you look at me

I know, But do you know,  what’s inside?

The part of me that I must hide

That you, made me, hold deep, deep inside

Do you know what you’d see,  if you deeper inside of me?

DO YOU ?

I AM THERE !

I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN THERE, AND THAT’S WHERE I WILL ALWAYS BE !

WHEN YOU LOOK INSIDE OF ME !

Do you have vision problems ? Do you?  Myopia, near-sightedness ?, Do you need glasses,  a magnifying glass, binoculars a telescope ?

WELL FIGHT IT !

LOOK DEEPER, LOOK GOD DAMN DEEPER !

I wouldn’t want you to miss out on a really Beautiful person !

AND WHEN YOU DON’T, YOU MADE ME CRY!

OR MADE ME DIE !

At times in my life when I feel severely handicapped can be pretty difficult for me to handle sometimes.

I mean my friends and loved ones don’t want to accept,  and go places with me because they are too embarrassed to be seen with me.

And people think I am stupid , because I don’t walk, talk and look like they do !

I am a lot smarter then you will ever know.

It’s not my fault, I was born this way!

No matter what we do together, we always have fun.

And when you see my smile, that’s how you know I LOVE YOU !

DO YOU KNOW WHAT ?

I AM NOT YOUR HANDICAP ! YOU ARE MINE !

Jamie Lee

Your son, Daughter, Wife, Husband, Doctor,  Lawyer, and Indian Chief

The person that,  some day may save your life !

JAMIE LEE’S CRYSTAL CONNECTION NEWS DESK………….


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ACLU: PA district is discriminating

by Jen Colletta

The American Civil Liberties Union and its local chapter sent a letter to a Pennsylvania school district this week demanding that it stop blocking LGBT content in its Internet filter.

The letter argues that Governor Mifflin School District in Berks County is violating students’ First Amendment rights with its “sexuality” filter.

The block was reported to ACLU by Governor Mifflin Senior High School junior Maison Fioravante, who was attempting to research LGBT issues for a school project.

She found that she could not access sites that offered pro-LGBT information and resources, yet sites that condemned homosexuality were accessible.

“It’s not only important for support for LGBT students and those questioning their sexual identities to be able to access these sites, but also for students who simply want information for school projects,” Fioravante said in a statement. “It’s wrong for my school to determine that this kind of information is too sensitive for the student body.”

Among the sites Fioravante was prevented from visiting were the organizational sites of Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, Safe Schools Coalition, Freedom to Marry, the Equality Federation and Lambda Legal.

“Being able to access information on the Internet at the school library is not only critical for academic purposes, it can also be a lifeline for LGBT students in crisis who don’t feel safe seeking support on their home computers,” said Reggie Shuford, executive director of the ACLU of Pennsylvania. “Blocking these sites not only violates the First Amendment, but it does a disservice to students trying to learn about themselves and the world around them.”

Fioravante circulated a petition against the filter that has since generated more than 3,000 signatures.

The district also employs a filter against “intolerant” sites, which blocks political-advocacy pages that seemingly offer intolerant viewpoints. Among the blocked sites are those of the National Organization for Marriage and the Family Research Council, staunch opponents of the LGBT community.

“Regardless of whether you support or oppose legal protections for LGBT people, these sorts of viewpoint-based filters puts everyone’s First Amendment rights at risk,” said Joshua Block, staff attorney with the ACLU LGBT Project. “If you give school officials the power to censor viewpoints they don’t like, they may use that power to block your own viewpoint too.”

The ACLU has asked the district to respond by March 14 with information on how it will address the issue.

 

 

PA lawmakers introduce hate-crimes bills

by Angela Thomas

 

Two Pennsylvania legislators hope to get an LGBT-inclusive hate-crimes law passed in both the state Senate and House this year.

Sen. Jim Ferlo (D-38th Dist.) introduced Senate Bill 42 in early January, while State Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-170th Dist.) will take the lead from former Rep. Josh Shapiro on House Bill 177, also introduced in January.

The bill would add sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of protected classes in the state’s hate-crimes law. LGBT people were previously protected by the law, but a 2007 court decision lifted that provision.

Boyle’s measure has 32 cosponsors, compared to 40 last session.

Boyle cosponsored Shapiro’s bill in 2011, and was eager to take up the leadership role when Shapiro left the state legislature.

“I was afraid that this could be something that could drop, so I wanted to pick up this fight to make sure we get this bill added to protect Pennsylvanians,” he said.

Boyle said the legislation is needed but that there could be a struggle to convince individuals on both sides of the aisle.

“It is just common sense. Unfortunately, it takes a fight on behalf of those of us who feel passionately that we need to protect all Pennsylvanians,” he said. “This should be something that conservative representatives should get behind.”

Boyle said the bill is vital to protect LGBTs.

“When someone commits such a heinous act, they are not just committing a crime against a victim, but they are victimizing the entire community. Folks who are a part of the LGBT community deserve protection.”

Ferlo, who led the measure for the past several sessions, said it remains a relevant piece of legislation.

“I think we have to continue to be strenuous advocates for this piece of legislation because it is very critically needed,” he said.

Ferlo said he thinks the bill has a chance to pass in the Senate.

“I think if there is any hope, it will be in the state Senate because of the greater number of Democratic leaders. We also hope to reach out to Republican colleagues,” he said. “We need to continue to work among colleagues and have confidence for Republicans to be sympathetic to the bill, at least in the Senate.”

Ferlo’s measure was introduced with 13 cosponsors, compared to last session’s 11.

Ferlo encouraged individuals to press their lawmakers to sign on.

“The problem is we do not have a lot of information out there,” Ferlo said. “We need to unite and work for this. Folks who want to communicate with their representatives should do so with phone calls, letters, setting up meetings, etc.”

Cosponsors for Ferlo’s bill include Sens. LeAnna Washington (D-Fourth Dist.), James Brewster (D-45th Dist.), Rob Teplitz (D-15th Dist.), Lawrence Farnese (D-First Dist.), Anthony Williams (D-Eighth Dist.), Shirley Kitchen (D-Third Dist.), Christine Tartaglione (D-Second Dist.), Judith Schwank (D-11th Dist.), Jay Costa (D-43rd Dist.), Daylin Leach (D-17th Dist.), Wayne Fontana (D-42nd Dist.), Vincent Hughes (D-Seventh Dist.) and Patrick Browne (R-16th Dist.).

Cosponsors for Boyle’s bill include Reps. Kevin Boyle (D-172 Dist.), Adam Ravenstahl (D-20th Dist.), Don Costa (D-21st Dist.), Mike Fleck (R-81st Dist.), Tina M. Davis (D-141st Dist.), Michelle Brownlee (D-195th Dist.), Vanessa Brown (D-190th Dist.), William Kortz (D-38th Dist.), Michael O’Brien (D-175th Dist.), Michael Schlossberg (D-132nd Dist.), Louise Bishop (D-192nd Dist.), Scott Conklin (D-77th Dist.), Michael Sturla (D-96th Dist.), Dan Frankel (D-23rd Dist.), Steven Santarsiero (D-31st Dist.), Cherelle Parker (D-200th Dist.), Maria Donatucci (D-185th Dist.), Mark Cohen (D-202nd Dist.), Mike Carroll (D-118th Dist.), Curtis Thomas (D-181st Dist.), Mark Rozzi (D-126th Dist.), Stephen Kinsey (D-201st Dist.), Rosita Youngblood (D-198th Dist.), Mark Painter (D-146th Dist.), Robert Freeman (D-136th Dist.), Stephen McCarter (D-154th Dist.), Matthew Bradford (D-70th Dist.), Rep. Erin Molchany (D-22nd Dist.), Daniel McNeill (D-133rd Dist.), Brian Sims (D-182nd Dist.), John Taylor (R-177th Dist.) and Thomas Murt (R-152nd Dist.).

 

TSA SECURITY CHECK-POINT – RECOMMENDATIONS BY JAMIE LEE


THERE IS NOTHING MORE UN-NEARVING, NOW-A DAYS, THEN FLYING, AND HAVING TO  GO, THROUGH THE TSA SECURITY CHECK POINT!  BUT TODAY IT IS A NECESSARY EVIL.   BELOW ARE MY RECOMMENATIONS, TO MAKE YOUR TRIP AND EXPERIENCE EASIER.

Jamie-standing

FIRST AND FORMOST, I WISH TO TALK ABOUT THE TSA SECURITY STAFF!   THE MAJORITY OF THEM, ARE HARD WORKING, DEDICATED AND PROFESSIONAL INDIVIDUALS.  THEY DEAL WITH, TRYING TO PROTECT THE FLYING PUBLIC, TO KEEP THEM SAFE TO, REACH THEIR FINAL DESTINATION, IN A WORLD WERE PEOPLE WANT TO KILL US.  THEY HAVE THEIR PROCEEDURES.  REMEMBER:  RESPECT BEGETS RESPECT!  THEY ARE HUMAN BEINGS.  TREAT THEM WITH DIGNITY. AS YOU WISH TO BE TREATED !  JAMIE LEE…………….

 

MY ADVICE AND RECOMMENDTIONS BELOW ARE FOR THE TRANSGENDERED INDIVIDUALS, GOING THROUGH THE PROCESS OF THE CHECK POINT.

ANY QUESTIONS OR FOR FUTHER ADVICE E-MAIL ME AT,  jlcrystalconnection@gmail.com 

FLYING FOR THE TRANSGENDERED PUBLIC:

1.  Go on to TSA’s website and check for any updates, in reference to what you are allowed to take, and any changes, etc.

2.  At any TSA check point there are the TSA Officers,  listen to them, they are trained to get you through the process as easily as possible.  Don’t argue with them, it is not their rules, they are just enforcing the mandates.  As a Transgendered traveler, should you experience any type, of rude or disrespectful actions, ask to see a Supervisor at the Check point.  If the Supervisor doesn’t solve your problem or is disrespectful to you as a person or being transgendered, ask for a manager!

3.  Every Check point has complaint forms, if you have been treated unprofessionally, ask the Supervisor for one of these forms, fill it out and send it to TSA. They do listen!

4.  Also they have forms that you can fill out, and compliment, the Officer or staff who treated you with dignity and respect in the process!  Everyone likes a compliment for nice things.  Plus it would help, TSA learn how to deal with us, as Transgendered people.

5.  Unless it has changed, you are only allowed to carry through the Check point, 3.4 oz of any liquid.  Girls this means in your “tits” also!   Leave the “Bird Seed and Water filled Breasts at home.    Silicone Breast forms I am unsure of?

 Butt forms, and any other paraphernalia, including any strap-one, or sexual aids, PLACE, in the bag.  Present it to the TSA Officer, tell them what is in it, so that,  it can be inspected with dignity.  You can even ask, that It be done in a private setting, away from the eyes of the traveling public.

7.  Trust me, TSA officers and staff, have seen everything, they are only interested in processing you, doing their job, and going to the next passenger.

8.  I suggest you get to the Airport, in advance, so you can go through the process easier.  And if there is something you are not allowed to take, you have an opportunity to send it home!

9.  YES, Girls, you can take hair rollers and curling irons along. NO ARISOL !!!

10.  Should you have any questions, concerning what you want to take, call the Airport or TSA, at the Airport!  And ask them!

My suggestions are valid.  You don’t have to listen to me, but if you do, trust me your trip will be less stressful !

Remember Girls, you can be a “Bag of Chips and All That!” once you reach your destination!

Also, what anyone thinks about you!  Is none of your business !!!!!!!

LASTLY!  AS WE SPEAK, TSA IS BEING TRAINED, HOW TO TREAT US AS TRANSGENDERED INDIVIDUALS, WITH DIGNITY.  GIVE THEM A CHANCE TO LEARN.

I FEEL YOU HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY, TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR OUR TRANSGENDERED “SISTERS” WHO FOLLOW YOU.  YOU CAN MAKE THEIR EXPERIENCE NICER AND EASIER.

GIRLS, WHEN YOU APPROACH THE CHECK POINT, REMEMBER, SHOULDERS OUT! CHEST OUT! HOLD YOU HEAD HIGH AND WALK THROUGH WITH DIGNITY!  MAKE US PROUD TO BE WHO WE ARE !!

JAMIE LEE -TRANSSEXUAL WOMAN

CRYSTAL CONNECTION

GLBT & TRANSGENDERED EDUCATION —— BY: JAMIE LEE


Jamie's Rabbit

AH !!  EXCUSE ME ! I DEMAND YOUR ATTENTION !

YES, YOU !!!!!

JAMIE ASKED ME,  TO “HOP” ON HERE, WHEN THERE IS A POINT TO BE MADE!  TODAY, SHE WANTS ME TO TALK ABOUT LABELS………………!

 DO YOU SEE THIS RABBIT UMBRELLA?

Rabbit unbrella

Rabbit umbrella

UNDER THE RABBIT UMBRELLA

African Savanna Hare

European Rabbit

Antelope Jackrabbit

Brush Rabbit

Jameson’s Red Rock Hare

Swamp Rabbit

Natal Red Rock Hare

ME! “BUNNY” !

And many more

Now see here is the thing!  Say one day, I am hopping along the “Bunny Trail” Hippity Hop, just minding my own business, and I get injured, and I have to be taken to the Veterinarian Clinic!   Do you think I want to be treated as a Swamp Rabbit?  Do you think I should be medically treated as a Jack Rabbit?  NO, I should be treated as who I am “BUNNY”  Because my needs are different from the rest.  It is a HARE – EE, situation………………………………!

I AM GOING TO HOP ALONG, EAT SOME CARROTS , AND LET JAMIE LEE TAKE IT FROM HERE!

BYE FOR NOW !!!!!!!!

 THE UMBRELLA, IN THE PHOTO BELOW, IS THE !

TRANSGENDERED UMBRELLA !!!!!

TRANSGENDER UMBRELLA

TRANSGENDER UMBRELLA

UNDER THE TRANSGENDERED UMBRELLA

CROSSDRESSERS

TRANSVESTITES (AN OUT DATED TERM}

DRAG QUEENS – Usually gay and just dressed flamboyantly to put on Drag Shows!

TRANSSEXUALS

PRE-OP {ME}-Before the SRS Operation!

POST-OP-After the Operation – Referred to as STEALTH

The term SRS – Sexual Reconstructive Surgery

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NOW SOME FACTS

IN THE TRANSGENDERED COMMUNITY WE REFERRED TO NATURAL BORN WOMAN AS “GENETIC FEMALES”

A RECENT SCIENTIFIC STUDY WAS COMPLETED, AND IT WAS FOUND!

“TRANSEXUALITY – HOMOSEXUAL – LESBIAN”

IS CAUSED BY GENETICS

So now, it allows the Transsexual individuals to identify as GENETIC Females-

AND NATURALLY BORN FEMALES ARE REFERRED TO AS “NATAL FEMALES” !

1.  Every Natal male has estrogen in them, and every Natal female has testosterone in them!

2.  Transsexuals are more female,  than, they are male, by virtue of genetics!

NOW HERE IS WHERE I COME IN !!!!

Sign dont let me get my flying monkeys

I have flying monkeys dont mke me use them

I have been treated for over 8 years by a Natal female, Therapist, who specializes in Gender Disorders,  Dr. Carol Hershey, as being a Gender Dysphoric, Transsexual Female, and I have been treated legally, and medically, by a Natal female, Dr. Santiago, as a Transsexual Woman – PLEASE NOTE:  NOT A TRANSGENDERED WOMAN!

I HAVE BEEN ON HORMONES, ESTROGEN-{SELF INJECTION, EVERY TWO WEEKS} AND,  SPIRO, FOR OVER 8 YEARS.  THIS IS UNDER A DOCTOR’S CARE! AND RECOMMENDATION, AS A TRANSSEXUAL WOMAN!   PLEASE NOTE AGAIN:  NOT A TRANSGENDERED WOMAN !

I want to take  moment and make a statement to the Natal woman, out there, who are offended or challenged by us, labeling our-selves as women!  How pathetic you are.  Don’t worry, we can never become NATAL FEMALE – It is IMPOSSIBLE.  I have had many arguments, with my Transsexual Sisters, in this Community, who say they are Woman! And they get angry even with me, when I point out that they can never be a Natal Woman, even after the SRS Operation, but we are the closest thing to the dynamics of a NATAL woman, that we should be respectfully considered as such.

LGBT

LESBIAN – GAY – BI-SEXUAL -TRANSGENDER

LGBT is an initialism that collectively refers to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. In use since the 1990s, the term LGBT is an adaptation of the initialism “LGB“, which itself started replacing the phrase gay community beginning in the mid-to-late 1980s,[1] which many within the community in question felt did not accurately represent all those to whom it referred.  The initialism has become mainstream as a self-designation and has been adopted by the majority of sexuality and gender identity-based community centers and media in the United States and some other English-speaking countries.

The term LGBT is intended to emphasize a diversity of sexuality and gender identity-based cultures and is sometimes used to refer to anyone who is non-heterosexual or non-cisgender instead of exclusively to people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender To recognize this inclusion, a popular variant adds the letter Q for those who identify as queer and/or are questioning their sexual identity as “LGBTQ“, recorded since 1996.

LGBT FLAG 8 stripes

LGBT FLAG 8 stripes

CURRENT

CURRENT

LGBT FLAG 7 stripes

LGBT FLAG 7 stripes

HOT PINK – FOR SEX

RED – FOR LIFE

ORANGE – FOR HEALING

YELLOW – FOR SUN

GREEN – FOR SERENITY WITH NATURE

TURQUOISE – FOR ART

INDIGO – FOR HARMONY

VIOLET – FOR SPIRIT

The first Rainbow Flag was designed in 1978 by Gilbert Baker, a San Francisco artist, who created the flag in response to a local activist’s call for the need of a community symbol. (This was before the pink triangle was popularly used as a symbol of pride.) Using the five-striped “Flag of the Race” as his inspiration, Baker designed a flag with eight stripes. Baker dyed and sewed the material for the first flag himself — in the true spirit of Betsy Ross

After the November 1978 assassination of San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and openly gay Supervisor Harvey Milk and the subsequent lenient sentence given to their killer, former Supervisor Dan White, the Rainbow Flag began to be used in San Francisco as a general symbol of the gay community. San Francisco-based Paramount Flag Co. began selling seven-striped (top to bottom: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet) flags from its Polk Street retail store, which was located in a large gay neighborhood. These flags were surplus stock which had originally been made for the International Order of Rainbow for Girls, a Masonic organization for young women. When Baker approached Paramount to make flags for the 1979 Gay Freedom Day Parade, Paramount informed Baker that fabric for hot pink was not available for mass production, and Baker dropped the hot pink stripe.
Steve Kramer, 24 April 1998

Baker also asked Paramount to make vertical banners that would be split and displayed from the angular double bars of the old-style lamp posts on Market Street. Baker and Paramount’s vice president Ken Hughes agreed to drop the hot pink and turquoise stripes and replace the indigo stripe with royal blue — resulting in three stripes on one side of the lamp post and three on the other.
Steve Kramer, 24 April 1998

Soon the six colors were incorporated into a six-striped version that became popularized and that, today, is recognized by the International Congress of Flag Makers.

 
I AM CURRENTLY LEARNING ABOUT THE INTERSEX COMMUNITY, AND I WILL POST ANY EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL PERTAINING TO THE INTERSEX INDIVIDUALS AND THEIR COMMUNITY.   RIGHT NOW,  I DON’T KNOW IF THEY WANT TO BE INCLUDED IN THE LGBT LETTERS!

 

I WISH TO THANK EVERYONE,  WHO READS THIS POST

IT SHOWS THAT YOU WANT TO EDUCATE YOURSELF, ABOUT US!

THANK YOU

JAMIE LEE – CRYSTAL CONNECTION

INFINITY