Profile: Adelai


You can call me… Adelai (Ad-eh-lay), possibly Alicia if I trust you to understand that that name does accurately portray the complexities of my gender.

I identify as… A writer who also happens to be a genderqueer trannyboi faggette. Also as the person in green in that picture (the other one’s my partner).

As far as third-person pronouns go, … I grudgingly accept she because I don’t want to have ten minute conversations with cashiers, but I prefer sie and hir.

I’m attracted to… Boys in skirts, girls in combat boots and anything in between; people who do gender (whatever theirs is) with a feminine twist; self-made men and women; my girlfriend.

When people talk about me, I want them to… Briefly mention my gender(s) if they have to, then go on to more important things.

I want people to understand… That just because I want to have my breasts removed doesn’t make me a man.
Just because I want to keep my vagina doesn’t make me a woman.
That just because I don’t want to have traditional sex with men doesn’t make me a lesbian.
That writing is a real job.


About Adelai
Adelai is a college student, working towards a degree in English. Sie wants to be a novelist if sie ever grows up. Sie’s currently stuck in the American Midwest, but plans to move to upstate New York with hir partner after sie completes school.

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Posted by on August 14th, 2009 at 04:00 pm

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