This Thursday meeting

This Thursday we will behaving our normal meeting. We will be discussing Asexuality. Please attend the meeting if you can and we look forward to seeing every one there.

We will not have a meeting on the 4, this Thursday.


Because it is a holiday, we will push our meeting to the 11 instead. I hope this doesn’t inconvenience anyone!

Transgender Surgeons in the U.S.

genderwarriors:

We’re working on a user-friendly map for finding surgeons in the US. Please email us (genderwarriors@gmail.com) with any additions and edits you might have.

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(via projectqueer)

Youth Leader Applications

A youth leader’s role has opened up in Bagsly. For any youth that would like to step in to the role please email Bagsly gmail account and attend the next up coming meeting. Adviser’s will be talking to youth that would like to enter in to the role as youth leader. Please let us know as soon as you can.


Walter Henson lead Bagsly adviser”

Sarah Noone’s advice for applications: 

In Regards to Applications: Please include answers to the following questions! We will talk much more at the meeting, but this is a way to get to know you in advance. Thanks :)


Name + Grade + School + Preferred Gender Pronouns

1. What leadership roles have you held in the past? (School Clubs, Volunteer work, sports teams, work experience, etc etc) (Not limited to LGBT activities)

2. Why would you be a good BAGSLY leader? (Be specific!) 

3. On a scale of 1-10, how busy is your schedule?”

WATCH: Controversial New Ad Shows Parents Learning Their Unborn Baby Will Be A Lesbian

This was posted on our facebook page. Its a very interesting commercial, I would recommend watching it. 

"Trans* voices are conspicuously absent, and too many uninformed and insensitive lesbian, gay, bisexual and queer persons are doing harm to the trans* community while simultaneously purporting to speak for them. Just because I have experienced one kind of oppression does not mean that I understand all oppression."

Hey everyone!

Sophia here. I’m running the BAGSLY tumblr page now, and I’ll be posting frequently. If you haven’t already liked our facebook page, please do! 

Canada lifts ban on blood donation by gay men, but conditionally

gaywrites:

Canada has lifted a policy that banned men who have sex with men (MSM) from donating blood, though certain restrictions still apply. 

Like the policy currently in place in the United States, Canada’s policy enforced a lifetime ban on donation by MSM as a way of “protecting” the blood supply from diseases like HIV that are associated with gay sex. Now, MSM will be able to donate as long as they haven’t had sex with another man in the last five years. 

“Recent scientific data and advances in transfusion safety led us to review the exclusion of men who have had sex with another man. This change is scientifically justified and will in no way endanger the high degree of safety of blood products,” Dr. Marc Germain, vice president of medical affairs at non-profit blood management organization Héma-Québec, said in a separate news release.

According to Héma-Québec, there is still the need for an exclusionary period, due to the fact that some groups are “at risk of infections that can be transmitted through transfusion.” The organization went on to say, “The frequency of HIV transmission among men who have had sex with other men (MSM) is still higher today than in the general population.” In 2011, approximately 46.7 percent of people living with HIV in the country were MSM.

This is a step in the right direction — and the U.S. should be taking note — but it’s not enough. The deferral period in Britain and Australia is one year; in South Africa, it’s six months. Hopefully one day we’ll realize that this is a policy rooted in ignorant stereotypes, and we’ll abolish it entirely. 

Dec. 6th Meeting!

Topic: Bisexuality

We will be discussing bisexuality and pansexuality and the prejudices that bi/pan people can face from the straight community and from LGBTQ people. We will also start planning for an “It Gets Better” video! If you need a ride or have any questions, email us at bagsly09@gmail.com

BAGSLY meeting this thursday you guys!

this week we will be…
-talking about the B’ham AIDS walk
-Josh Bruce from BAO is speaking
-discussion on the hispanic LGBT community
hope to see you all there! :)