It’s Not a Race!

laurabedlam:

So, I know this isn’t a bipolar thing necessarily, but as I’ve mentioned before, trans* issues are really important to me and this comic was too good not to share, not just because it’s honest and sweet, but because I think it taught me something really important about my trans friends and my hope is that other people will find some wisdom in it too. Here’s to continuing to learn from each other! Thanks, Justin! You’re great!

-LB

Originally posted on Let's Queer Things Up!:

1234567Justin’s note: As I’ve stated in previous comics it’s important not to forget that when it comes to wellness, personal safety is at the top of the list.  Not everyone falling under the LGBTQIA umbrella is protected by that umbrella.  So while it’s important to love yourself, express who you are, and take as much time as you need? it’s more important to survive so that you can do all of those things.

For some that might mean turning 18 and leaving home.  For others that might mean immigration!  Let’s also not forget that expressing your gender identity could get you fired in some states!

If any of the above describes your situation, then apply the “baby steps” principles to your escape plan.  Take the time to cover your bases, find a safe space (or better yet, safe spaces), and get out when the time is right!

The image features Justin wearing dark-rimmed glasses and a blue sweater.Justin…

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