An Excellent Friend of Mine

I have this friend, fellow activist, and general person-I-admire named Kevyn.  Ze’s got a blog about gender variance, and ze also helps run The Circle, an international resource for trans folks, mostly focused on getting people binders.  Ze also runs Trans Action with me, Sarah Lawrence College’s student trans activist organization.

And ze’s funny and smart and charming and like, astonishingly strong, because the world has responded to Kevyn being a generally awesome individual by making life pretty fucking tough for hir.  Ze’s an independent student at a very expensive college, which means money is tight, and ze’s trans, and ze needs to get top surgery, which is very expensive.

To help make that happen, ze’s using a website called ChipIn–it’s basically a way for people to send money to others who are in a tight spot.  I’d really appreciate it, and so would ze, if you’d help hir out by sending along some money.  Anything extra you have would be a huge help.  I think of this as a way for us to amelioriate temporarily a the problematic lack of health care infrastructure for trans people.

This is hir ChipIn link!  You should click it!

Ze also has very good V-lines.  You know, those sexy lines people sometimes have on their hips?  Kevyn has those.  They are super hot.


ETA: If your donation isn’t showing up on Kevyn’s ChipIn, it doesn’t mean it didn’t get through!  Just that it’s taking a while to process.

7 Responses to “An Excellent Friend of Mine”

  1. 1 David December 7, 2011 at 3:29 am

    It takes a village…

  2. 2 inoculatedcity December 7, 2011 at 3:41 am

    I just donated to the ChipIn, but for some reason it’s displaying my old name on the donation record. What the hell, paypal?

    It looks like it won’t show up publicly on the ChipIn page as long as I don’t leave a comment – if anyone else has donated and/or used ChipIn, can you confirm this? Thanks!

    Good luck to Kevyn!

  3. 4 David December 7, 2011 at 6:30 am

    Interesting that the Chipin site still shows zero donations… I hope Kevyn is receiving what’s been sent.

  4. 6 Make Your Mark December 10, 2011 at 8:41 am

    Does ze refer to someone in transition? If so that is great. There needs to be a pronoun for someone in transition so people don’t say “Him. Her. Him I mean her. It.” Ze works. You are definitely on to something. You are a smart chap.

    • 7 Stephen December 10, 2011 at 9:58 pm

      Ze and hir are pronouns to use for people with non-binary identities. There are others, but ze and hir are definitely the most common.

      The pronoun to use for someone in transition is whatever their preferred pronoun is! For example, if they’re transitioning from an assigned female gender to living in their true male gender, the appropriate pronoun is he. Thanks for the comment!

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