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Bluiston DeYoung

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My friends were all raised by single moms.

Bluiston DeYoung

Even as a toddler, I was masculine.

Bluiston DeYoung

My mother knew because I looked at women.

Bluiston DeYoung

I had feelings very young.

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I got into the bar scene at 18.

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We have transphobia in our community.

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Fran's was mixed with some people of color.

Bluiston DeYoung

At Fran's, I could be myself.

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I did more drugs than drinking.

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A cop beat me up at age 12.

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In progressive towns, cops have to respect gays.

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I protested with ACT UP.

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I lost my friend John to AIDS.

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Trans women are being murdered all the time.

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The younger generation use the term "mask".

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Butch was a dirty word.

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I'm a trans butch, not a trans man.

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A trans butch rejected online by lesbians.

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Butches worked on the docks and in factories.

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Butches couldn't hide. Femmes could.

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I pass as male all the time.

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I fear discovery when travelling.

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How does my being trans disenfranchise you?

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Stand up, keep going.

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My family was poor and working class.

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I came out in 1978, at 18.

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My mother couldnt'discuss that I was gay.

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I felt shame. I was doing something wrong.

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What Fran's was like.

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Fran's was mixed with some people of color.

Bluiston DeYoung

At Fran's, I could be myself.

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Learning about life at Fran's with friends.

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The police got rough and I fought back.

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Fights are how you resolve things.

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No political awareness. I was high, having sex.

Bluiston DeYoung

My girlfriend and I attended an AIDS march.

Bluiston DeYoung

Trans women are being murdered all the time.

Bluiston DeYoung

The younger generation use the term "mask".

Bluiston DeYoung

Butch was a dirty word.

Bluiston DeYoung

Butch/femme came from the working class.

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An example of being marginalized as butch.

Bluiston DeYoung

A trans butch rejected online by lesbians.

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Many femmes were in the sex business.

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I worked for marriage eqality.

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I fear discovery when travelling.

Bluiston DeYoung

The country is heading down a dark path.

Bluiston DeYoung

Bullies take it out on the queers.

Bluiston DeYoung

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