An Oasis from a Failed Three Six Oh

“For millions of years, mankind lived just like the animals.  Then something happened which unleashed the power of our imagination…we learned to talk.”  Stephen Hawking

Thanks for stopping by.  If you were directed here by my 360 link, let me tell you a little bit about my intentions.

It seems as if our wonderful group of online friends have been scattered to the wind over a long period of time.  I met many wonderful people on yahoo360’s social networking service.  The only problem is that failed promises from yahoo in fixing it or creating something “bigger and better” continue to disappoint.   I hate seeing so many people being scattered to the wind.

This is, however, a blessing in disguise.  I ended up throwing my own blog on WordPress to cross post from the marginally operational yahoo360 site that I began with over a year ago.  What’s been happening since then has surprised me.

I’m making new friends, and many of them are not even within the small community of yahoo360.  In fact, many of them aren’t even transgendered.  Kinda cool.

I have invited some of these new people to join us here in this corporate blog.  Hence the name TRANScend GENDER.  It’s not just about being trans that makes us who we are, nor should it rule supreme in our thoughts and lives.  There is more to life than just life transgender.  And that’s why I want significant others or other non-trans friends to pipe in and share their ideas with me and with us.

And I don’t want any of us to lose sight in getting the support each and every one of us needs to get from here…to there, wherever that may be.

I just want people to find a place to come together and post what’s on their mind. A place where people can come to throw their thoughts into a blog where we can all view, review, and post comments. It’s also a place where we can share our own thoughts, and all of this without having to search or bookmark each other in 300 different places. Cross post from your own blog, 360 site, Myspace, or wherever. Contribute whenever you like. Comment whenever also. Do your thing, just do it with us!

Is that such a hard thing to do? we’ll see.

Lori D.

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21 Responses

  1. Definitely a great idea. While it may be hard to keep up with the various places we post blogs or thoughts, it is good to have as much information out there about being transgender to hopefully help others understand who we. I want to create a positive image for our community, and this is one way to do it. So thank you for getting this started. I look forward to reading comments and contributing as much as possible.

    Tiana 🙂

  2. Hi Lori
    Great idea I hope it works, will need a bit of effort from a lot of people, I will try my best to do my bit.
    Bec

  3. Hi Lori,
    Thank you for the invite. I’d love to join you in this quest. I agree with Tiana that we need more positive images out there of our community. So once I figure out how this is going to work, I’d love to help out and do my part. Look forward to seeing how this goes. Love ya SIS.
    Hugs Michelle Lee

  4. Thanks girls, I ‘m just hoping that those who are frequent and well known contributors (or at least have established themselves as more than an image without ever contributing) can come here, post what’s on their mind, and not have to worry about looking for each other at 100 different websites. I think this can afford an opportunity to compile a vast amount of knowledge and support from 360 and maintain that same support system here.

    By the way, feel free to suggest changes or comments or anything you feel might make this an even more valuable site!

    Thanks,
    Lori D

  5. Woo hoo, I made it! Looking forward to playing with the CSS and HTML 🙂 Sooo much more friendly than 360.

  6. Thanks for including me! Being the SO of a transgendered person, I was thrust into the position of being a representative for trans issues and a source of information for people who needed it — whether I chose to be or not!

    If my experience can help the next couple get through transition a little easier, than I’m happy to contribute!

  7. Thanks Carrie, I look forward to seeing contributions from anyone who has something to say on the subject! Feel free to comment, post, or do your thang! You’ve got one COOL JOB, you know 😉

  8. Girls you know I am in. Nikki just cant keep her mouth shut or go unheard. Besides someone has to taunt Lori! (Love ya gurl)

  9. We can’t have this becoming an Americentric (How’s that for a new word?) You need an English Rose to add a touch of class – I’ll send her an e-mail (lol)

  10. I don’t know…what is this whole WordPress thing anyway? 😉

  11. Well now… you KNOW I would never stay away from something like this! Count me in here! 🙂

  12. So how, exactly, is this going to work? Is this a communal blog, like the hidden journey thing? I it going to be compiled by an admin? What? Inquiring minds want to know.

  13. It’s pretty simple actually. The idea was not to replace OHJ, not in the least bit. This was an idea to allow many others to be able to contribute to a communal blog in a corporate way.

    Kind of like 360, but with comments that post on the first try, and with the ability to, through a large blogroll and links, connect all the different blogs from the many people who are scattered all over blogsville.

  14. Hmmmmm…. sounds interesting. *smile*

    ~Nani~

  15. I’d hope it does… You’re a contributor 😉

  16. I’m your huckleberry! BWWWRRRRRRR!

  17. You know I actually make the noise as I’m typing it, don’t you?! 😉

  18. no words to say more then execellent and stroy of a divine life

  19. Greetings all,
    Thanks Lori for putting this together. After attending the IFGE conference in Tucson, I have been so excited about the wonderful people I met, the great workshops that I attended about transyouth and the networking that happened. I see the powerful force of WORDS–so many cause divisiveness, yet there is an incredible beauty in their ability to bring people together, each a different word yet transforming us into a meaningful sentence.
    I have never been a blogger so this is new. I am a 49 year-old “soft” butch lesbian married to a femme lesbian (and I mean that not in looks or clothes but in her receptive energy). We consider both of these a separate gender. I started a nonprofit, QsquaredYouth, Inc. centered in Prescott, AZ that serves LGBTQ young people ages 13-20 in Yavapai County. I continue to struggle with the way the LGB and T communities have created some sort of competition for what’s more important gender identity or sexual orientation. My concept of who I am is an integration of gender identity, sexual orientation, gender expression, and a forward moving energy. Butch lesbian for me is not simply sexual orientation, it is all of the above melded together to create me. More soon.

  20. Terry, after meeting you and getting to know you a little better, I see just how important a viewpoint you could bring to this forum. The idea of stretching our own paradigms concerning gender really intrigue me, and I’m sure we’re going to hear some interesting things from you.

  21. Hi Lori! How do I get hooked up to this blog thingie? 🙂
    I might have something to contribute occasionally, when I have the energy to actually write a blog and post it. I now have a WordPress ID, hope that helps!
    Amber

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