Trans and Cis Women United

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  • #94276
    Lisa Willis
    Participant

    Hi everyone, I don’t know how new I am, but I have an interesting story to tell. Recently on a chess website I was invited to a club for women, and I accepted. Then a few days later I was removed, and the person running the club blocked me. I asked someone else in the club why. She said she didn’t know but would find out. I was removed because I am transgender, and it’s a woman’s club. So I decide to start my own club (my third club actually) called Trans And Cis Women United. It also welcomes allies. I’m not sure if this is allowed, and if not, I guess they will just remove the post lol. But if you would like to join the club, here is the link.

    https://www.chess.com/club/trans-and-cis-women-united?ref_id=34341092

    The club is only 2 days old, and already we have 30 members. One of the top executives at the site loves the idea, and said he would recommend it. I would love it if you would join, I think this club is important. Yesterday a trans woman from Brazil sent me a message and said she would like to join, but she’s in the closet, and is afraid people will find out. I told her that in the club’s settings, all club notes and forum post are private, and only members can see it. She was very happy, and joined right away. The website has free memberships and the club of course is free. I would love it if you all joined. If this post is against the rules, I apologize.

    Lisa😊💋

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    • #94518

      Wow everyone, I am overwhelmed by your support. I thank every one of you for your beautiful responses. Lisa🤗🤗🤗💋💋💋

    • #94517

      Love this 💕🏳️‍⚧️

      I have no time for anyone, any organisation or group that suggests that accepting trans folks, or giving us rights somehow takes anything away from anyone else. Rights aren’t like cake.

      stay safe and healthy

      xx  Seren xx

      Thanks, you too😊

    • #94516

      Just speaking for myself, I think it’s a wonderful idea. And it’s nice of you to approach the issue in a positive and proactive way.

      Thanks so much😊

    • #94515

      I could never understand why some get so touchy about this. In the US, the best estimate of trans people is only about 0.6% of the population (which includes trans women and trans men). As those assigned female at birth represent about half of the population, it isn’t like we are going to take over anything and displace anyone…

      I completely agree. How many transgender black chess players who cried when Eddie Van Halen died can there be? lol 😊

    • #94513

      I know nothing about chess. So tough when cis woman have to discriminate like this. Our issues over the years have been the same. Our being validated, and our voice heard. It pains me there is so much work to do, when there has been nothing but admiration and longing to be accepted.

      I love the title of your club.I support you totally. My hope is that 500,000,000 will join, and that cis women will be a large part of that group.

      You carry my heart. I am with you.

      Thanks, I really appreciate it😊

    • #94512

      I can’t join as I don’t know chess but thank you for posting this and I agree with all the responses.

      Thanks 😊

    • #94511

      Joined also. Just wanted to support Lisa and those that are part of this endeavor.

      Thanks, that really nice. As you and DeeAnn may have noticed, there was some drama at the website. I just want you know, that problem had been resolved. And thanks again for joining😊

    • #94510

      I joined today. I haven’t played in some time, but hopefully I’ll find some time to do a few games.

      Also, for those who say they don’t know how to play, there are tutorials on the site and probably others, if you would like to learn.

      Lisa:

      I encourage you to complete your Profile page. It is a good way for others to get to know you and you can update it at any time when something changes. After a short time, you cannot edit regular posts, but the Profile page continues to be a living document…

      Ok, thanks DeeAnn, and thanks for joining the club😊

    • #94378
      Michelle Larsen
      AMBASSADOR

      Lisa, this is like people many years ago would play a chess game via the mail services worldwide. Imagine two people playing chess on opposite sides of the globe, all through sending letters back and forth…. I imagine in the old days, the turbo prop planes, or the China Clippers carrying airmail letters across the oceans, with just one player’s next move…. I had an electronic project when I was younger, and I couldn’t get the thing to work. My dad knew an engineer at IBM that said he would help me get it working. But at a price; I had to play a game of chess with him when I came over. After a few weeks of this, I knew how to play. And my project worked…… Michelle

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      • #94509

        Lisa, this is like people many years ago would play a chess game via the mail services worldwide. Imagine two people playing chess on opposite sides of the globe, all through sending letters back and forth…. I imagine in the old days, the turbo prop planes, or the China Clippers carrying airmail letters across the oceans, with just one player’s next move…. I had an electronic project when I was younger, and I couldn’t get the thing to work. My dad knew an engineer at IBM that said he would help me get it working. But at a price; I had to play a game of chess with him when I came over. After a few weeks of this, I knew how to play. And my project worked…… Michelle

        That’s great Michelle, I love that story😊

    • #94370
      DeeAnn Hopings
      AMBASSADOR

      I joined today. I haven’t played in some time, but hopefully I’ll find some time to do a few games.

      Also, for those who say they don’t know how to play, there are tutorials on the site and probably others, if you would like to learn.

      Lisa:

      I encourage you to complete your Profile page. It is a good way for others to get to know you and you can update it at any time when something changes. After a short time, you cannot edit regular posts, but the Profile page continues to be a living document…

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      • #94371

        Joined also. Just wanted to support Lisa and those that are part of this endeavor.

        1 user thanked author for this post.
        • #94372
          DeeAnn Hopings
          AMBASSADOR

          To put this into perspective, when we play, we are connecting with a l-o-n-g line of players dating back to the 15th century. In that line is brilliance along with some rakes thrown in for balance!?!?

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    • #94350
      Cathy
      FREE

      I can’t join as I don’t know chess but thank you for posting this and I agree with all the responses.

      1 user thanked author for this post.
    • #94348

      I know nothing about chess. So tough when cis woman have to discriminate like this. Our issues over the years have been the same. Our being validated, and our voice heard. It pains me there is so much work to do, when there has been nothing but admiration and longing to be accepted.

      I love the title of your club.I support you totally. My hope is that 500,000,000 will join, and that cis women will be a large part of that group.

      You carry my heart. I am with you.

      3 users thanked author for this post.
    • #94309
      DeeAnn Hopings
      AMBASSADOR

      I could never understand why some get so touchy about this. In the US, the best estimate of trans people is only about 0.6% of the population (which includes trans women and trans men). As those assigned female at birth represent about half of the population, it isn’t like we are going to take over anything and displace anyone…

      4 users thanked author for this post.
    • #94283
      Stacy Ann May
      CHAT CREW

      Just speaking for myself, I think it’s a wonderful idea. And it’s nice of you to approach the issue in a positive and proactive way.

      2 users thanked author for this post.
    • #94279
      Seren
      FREE

      Love this 💕🏳️‍⚧️

      I have no time for anyone, any organisation or group that suggests that accepting trans folks, or giving us rights somehow takes anything away from anyone else. Rights aren’t like cake.

      stay safe and healthy

      xx  Seren xx

      3 users thanked author for this post.
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