Profile: Andrew


You can call me… Andrew, Andy

I identify as… A masculine-identified genderqueer person.

As far as third-person pronouns go, … I prefer he/him/his. I’d use ze/hir if they were more widely accepted but I almost feel like I’m asking too much of people when I request that they use them. I’ll happily use them for others, though.

It’s one of my biggest pet peeves when people assign gender to words though. It is not a female pronoun or a male pronoun – words don’t have gender.

I’m attracted to… Smart people who are happier to sit at home and read/bake/watch movies than go out and party.

When people talk about me, I want them to… not stare awkwardly at me. Not use the “right” pronouns only when I’m listening. Only ask questions if they need the answers.

I want people to understand… my gender identity is not the only thing I want to talk about. There are a lot of other facets of my personality that are much more interesting, I promise.

About Andrew
Andrew is a 22-year-old student and LGBT activist. And he’s awesome.

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Posted by on September 6th, 2009 at 04:00 pm

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5 Responses to “Profile: Andrew”

  1. Chris

    I thought neutral-pronouns were too “strange”
    for me to use until one of my online friends
    started using them. It’s like they say- it only
    takes getting to KNOW someone of a demographic
    group for understanding and acceptance to grow.

    Also- you look fab. :^)


  2. Andrew

    I know quite a few people who use GNPs, but I also see how they have to correct people all. the. time. People KNOW how to use she/her/hers or he/him/his “correctly.” But when you are using ze/hir or zi/zan or whatever it just makes for frustration.

    That said… to anybody who does use them, more power to ya.


  3. genderkid

    I like your stickers and poster. (is that blue one a righteous babe sticker? Ani rocks!)


  4. Tristian is also Rad

    Ya know what pisses me off? When people refer to me as male in my own home, but female in public.. My ROOMMATE will refer to me as male, at home, but female in public. Yesterday, we were JOB HUNTING, and she was telling me, that some guy was telling me that someone had asked where I was, and she said, “Oh, she’s at home in bed.” God damnit.. -sigh-


  5. Ajay

    Righteous Babe. <3


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