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6stronghands:

I need to ask a question as a parent of a transgender teen (FtM)…how have other trans people found a good gynecologist?

My child is having terrible periods, each month worse than the one before, and they need to see a gyn. I didn’t realize what a triggering event a period was until the past few…

 

The GLBT National Help Center
This non-profit, tax-exempt organization is dedicated to meeting the needs of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning community by offering free and totally anonymous information, referrals and peer-counseling.  Peer counselors are available Monday – Friday, 4 pm – midnight and Saturday noon-5 pm EST at 1-888-843-4564 (1-888-THE GLNH).  GLBT also offers online chat and 2nd toll-free number:  GLBT National Youth Talkline 1-800-246-PRIDE (7743).

I found that on the ACOG website (I’m assuming you’re in the US) on this page:

http://www.acog.org/About_ACOG/ACOG_Departments/Resource_Center/WEBTREATS_Lesbian_Bisexual_Health

Not something I have to deal with in my own family but my younger son has quite a few friends who are LGBTQ so I’ve been trying to educate myself as much as possible. 

Hope your son finds a caring medical professional soon.

Dear Knitters of Tumblr: I am writing something relating to the knitting life and I want to ask you one question: Why do you knit?

theprinceandthepurl:

I knit because it genuinely makes me happy. I really don’t knit for myself at all either. I have made a handful of hats and my Doctor Who scarf. The majority of my knitting has been presents for family and friends.

I also started knitting because of charity. Every year…

When my kids were small and I was a stay-at-home mom, I knit to make or save money. Most of the Christmas and birthday gifts I made were handmade sweaters. I also made kids’ sweaters all year and sold them at the fall craft shows so that I had money to spend on gifts for my kids and I didn’t rack up credit card bills that my husband would have to work overtime to pay. 

Now that my kids are grown and I make enough money to pay the bills and have a little extra, I only knit for my own pleasure. A lot of the things I make are given away but I don’t do requests and I don’t do it for money. I spend money on great quality yarns and needles and have no deadlines to work toward. It’s the most enjoyable way to knit.

(Source: faithandfandoms)

What do you think about (young) knitters referring to themselves as "old ladies"?

starfata:

It’s a little funny at first- but the idea behind, that knitting is an ‘old lady’ thing to do is irritating as heck.
While most women over a certain age in my area were taught knitting in Primary school, you know who’s in the local yarn shops?
Mostly women aged twenty two and up.

And also young men are becoming more frequent customers in the LYS.

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