Profile: Tristan


You can call me… Tristan

I identify as… a queer who toes the line. A metrosexual man with a lady parts (or no parts at all, à la Ken doll) and sparkling wit, dry humor, and all of the other ingredients required for a good mixed drink.

As far as third-person pronouns go, … i’d be lying if i said i wasn’t at my warmest and fuzziest when someone refers to me as “he” or “they,” but i’ll roll with any pronoun thrown my way.

I’m attracted to… tomboys, females who are just as queer as i am, and sporty girls who will dress up and let me play the gentleman. On the odd occasion i find a guy attractive, they’re of the extremely effeminate (and usually very gay) variety.

When people talk about me, I want them to… speak the truth, even if they’re afraid to hear their own words.

I want people to understand… that “gender” is more than just a word, that i shouldn’t have to “come out” to everyone, and that unspoken acceptance from a stranger means more than any empty words a colleague can offer.

About Tristan
I am: a student, a gypsy in many senses of the word, bleeding-heart liberal currently enlisted in the military, action junkie who’s timid around the ladies, photographer and writer, lover of root beer, athlete, and a well-dressed person. I’m a contradiction of sorts, but then again, who isn’t?

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Posted by on November 3rd, 2009 at 04:00 pm

Category: profiles 3 comments »

3 Responses to “Profile: Tristan”

  1. Andy

    Thank you for sharing :) I especially liked what you said about the pronouns. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t get the same way!


  2. Amanda

    oh my gosh. you’re awsome. :D


  3. Samson

    Thanks for succinctly stating something I was thinking but couldn’t quite put words to–“no parts at all, à la Ken doll.”


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