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Transversal revisited

Publisert: onsdag 29 april, 2015 av Tarald i English, Framandkar, Litteratur
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In 2013 I participated in a project that some art students in Trondheim had. They asked for contributions to a zine called Transversal with the theme gender and art. I always intended to post my contribution here, but never got around to it. Now I’m using the two poems in a little animation that I hope to exhibit with the Queer Artists here in Oslo in June. So it seems about time to finally publish the originals here.

transversal

Other contributors were BANG Magazine (SE), Ane Lan (NO), Karolina Bang (SE), Christine Jentoft (NO), Constanze Ruhm (DE), Tobias Bernstrup (SE), Kakan Hermansson (SE), Wencke Mühleisen (NO), Luca Dalen Espseth (NO), EVA & ADELE (DE), Kate Bornstein (US), Renate Lorenz & Pauline Boudry (DE), Yvonne P. Doderer (DE), Tiina Rosenberg (FI), Synnøve G. Wetten (NO), Deniz Akin (TR), Nevruz Ebru Aksu (TR), P*fect (SE), Andy Candy (SE), Stine H. B. Svendsen (NO), Ane Gabrielsen (NO), Roxy Farhat, EJ Hill & Sara Cromarty (SE/US), Fender Schrade (DE), og Micheline Bjernudd (SE).

(I’ve neglected my English speaking friends for too long, sorry. I chose to write this post in English also because the poems here are in English (for this occation at least).)

Reklamer

The doctors usually have high reservations on prescribing testosterone to transmen. Female hormones do not cause as much irreversible changes as testosterone does.

I had a really hard time getting a prescription for testosterone because of this. Because I was not approved by the Norwegian gender clinic, I would not get testosterone from them either. I was ready to start hormone treatment when I went to the clinic the first time, fall 2006, but knew it would not happen.

(mer…)

Here I would insert the non-existing picture of me and the pop star.

Years ago, before I started my transition, I wrote a blog post in Norwegian with this same title. I had just heard Madonna state that she was a gay man in a woman’s body. I had also heard Annie Lennox statement about being reincarnated in her next life with a penis.

Both these statements by well known musicians made an overwhelming impact on me. At the time I knew I was gay and that my body felt weired, but I had not yet taken any steps to transition. I felt very alone, very depressed. I thought I was the only one feeling this way about gender and sexuality. All the transmen I’d heard of was very masculine and straight. (mer…)

Where was I ten years ago?

I was living in a pecieved heterosexual relationship, and had been for the previous 3 years. I was studying creative writing (the first of two years), struggeling to write a novel that nobody liked but me. In between, I wrote short prose. A year ago, I looked at some of what I’d written and thought it was really scary. (mer…)

I’ve recently had some experiences of being taken seriously and listened to in situations where I don’t expect to be. It puzzles me. Is it because my voice is deeper? Or is it a result of finally growing up? It might have something to do with the publication of my second book this year? (mer…)

Det hele begynte med at jeg lette etter måter å lære dattera mi å spille keyboard uten at jeg må lære det selv først. Etter å ha funnet noen tips, søkte jeg videre etter tips til stemmebruk og deretter til diktopplesning. Det var slik jeg havna på One Night Stanzas og etter hvert deres innføring i visuell poesi.Sjekk også ut Fluxus.

(mer…)

Om Transgender Day of Remembrance

Dagen ble opprettet for å minnes ofre for transfobisk hatkriminalitet. I Oslo markeres dagen for aller første gang i år. Vi ønsker å fokusere på de utfordringene som transpersoner møter her, men med et internasjonalt bakteppe.

Dagen har vært markert i USA siden 1998, da transkvinna Rita Hester ble myrdet i november. De seinere årene har markeringen spredt seg til Europa og andre deler av verden. På www.transgenderdor.org kan du lese mer om markeringen og hvem vi minnes i år.

I Oslo er Transgender Day of Remembrance et samarbeid mellom:

LLH – landsforeningen for lesbiske, homofile, bifile og transpersoner

Skeiv Ungdom

Oslo Kristelige Studentforbund

Åpen Kirkegruppe

Program
16.00   Demonstrasjon mot Rikshospitalets diagnosemonopol, Eidsvolls plass (foran       Stortinget)
Appeller ved Justus Eisfeld, Tarald Stein og Knut Hermstad
17.00   Seminar, Universitetsgata 20
«Transgender Rights and Human Rights» av Justus Eisfeld
«Avvist av Rikshospitalet – hva gjør jeg nå?» av Eva Michelson                             Lett servering
19.30   Gudstjeneste, Universitetsgata 20                                                                                                   Prest: Knut Hermstad

Om foredragsholdere og appellanter
Knut Hermstad er prest og sexolog, tidl. formann i Norsk forening for klinisk sexologi (NFKS), bosatt i Trondheim
Justus Eisfeld er internasjonal transaktivist, co-founder of GATE – Global Advocates for Trans Equality, bosatt i New York
Eva Michelson medlem av LLHs transnettverk, bosatt i Sandefjord
Tarald Stein er transansvarlig i LLH – landsforeningen for lesbiske, homofile, bifile og transpersoner og forfatter, bosatt i Oslo