Archive for April 2010


Thrower of Knives


Thrower of Knives 6 - Flore Photographer

“The Thrower Of Knives – #6″ submitted by Flore, the photographer.

The model is Margaux Duroux.


Posted by on April 30th, 2010 at 04:00 pm

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Alex Hartley



Alex Hartley, originally uploaded by www.elliott-morgan.com.


Posted by on April 30th, 2010 at 10:00 am

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Question: I think It’s a boy…


A reader asks…

Recently the whispers regarding my gender (or lack there of) have ceased to be flattering and started to make me feel anxious and uncomfortable.

I can’t hold a conversation with anyone because they’re more preoccupied finding out “what” I am instead of what I have to say. It’s gotten to the point where it’s the first thing I worry about in the morning, and the last thought in my head at night. How can I get myself to stop focusing on this outside judgment?

Please post your response in the comments below.

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Posted by on April 30th, 2010 at 08:00 am

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Profile: Johnathan


Johnathan

You can call me… jay or johnathan

I identify as… a person that is generally confused… in my mind i’m a boi trapped in a female’s body. in life i’m just different: that girl that dresses in boy clothes and unsuccessfully tries to bind her chest. i’m gay and me and i hate labels.

As far as third-person pronouns go, … i love it when people use male pronouns… and call me johnathan – when they call me “janell” i’m like, who is that person? female pronouns make me uncomfortable…

I’m attracted to… im attracted to females… genderqueers… um i don’t really have any feelings towards biological males… and i haven’t had that much experience in other people… i love everyone that loves me!

When people talk about me, I want them to… understand that i am sensitive. i may seem crazy, stupid, and weird on the outside, but i’m really just a person. a creative soul trapped in a body.

I want people to understand… that you should love the inside first. the outside is just like clothing. it changes but the soul remains the same. people are just people and sometimes they don’t fit into the social binary that the world is consumed with…

About Jay/Johnathan
i am 16, currently a senior in high school. i’m a writer and currently have a blog and vlog that i don’t really update. you can find me on facebook (“jay banks”) and on blogger: pandab-g.blogspot.com. search johnathan1330 on youtube and you might find me.

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Posted by on April 29th, 2010 at 04:00 pm

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Recommendation: Regender


A recommends…

Regender
Webservice

Regender.com “translates” web pages by switching gender words.

Have you ever wondered…
What would the world look like if the two sexes switched places?
What would it look like if English had genderless pronouns?
What would it look like if English identified races the way it identifies gender?

Language has power.

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Posted by on April 29th, 2010 at 08:00 am

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Knitting Needles



, originally uploaded by bee_xlaura.


Posted by on April 29th, 2010 at 08:00 am

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Profile: Lacey


Lacey

You can call me… Lacey

I identify as… a mixture between feminine and masculine, and I identify as beautiful.

As far as third-person pronouns go, … I suppose female ones. I don’t really think about it much. Most people can tell I’m a girl.

I’m attracted to… intelligence. Open minds. Eyes. Breasts. Hips. Men. Women. My boyfriend.

When people talk about me, I want them to… realize that how I might behave in one situation is not how I am all the time.

I want people to understand… that people who have autism or aspergers syndrome are a part of the queer community, and it’s still way under-represented.

About Lacey
My name is Lacey and I’m going to school for an english-writing degree. I hope to be a creative writer and a librarian. I mostly write poetry about my experiences as a bisexual woman.

» Define yourself. «


Posted by on April 28th, 2010 at 04:00 pm

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Kilt skirt



IMG_5081, originally uploaded by stripped.


Posted by on April 28th, 2010 at 10:00 am

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Surge of anger.


Someone wrote…

I always get a small surge of anger when faced with a tick box that says M / F. Last time I just didn’t tick anything. I wonder what the recipients of the form thought.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on April 28th, 2010 at 08:00 am

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How do you know?


Del LaGrace Volcano asks Londoners for insight about their genders.


Posted by on April 27th, 2010 at 04:00 pm

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Duo



duo, originally uploaded by mord.


Posted by on April 27th, 2010 at 10:00 am

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Question: Futch style tips?


Adrian asks…

I’m a VERY curvy and short female-bodied genderqueer who looks great in women’s clothes, but for those days when I want to look androgynous or butch, I’m lost. Where do I find androgynous-style clothing for short, curvy people?

Please post your response in the comments below.

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Posted by on April 27th, 2010 at 08:00 am

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Have You Seen The Blind Man?


Have you seen the blind man - Drake both

“Have You Seen the Blind Man?” submitted by Drake, the model and photographer

Drake adds, “Really, this was inspired by lyrics from a song called ‘Blind Man’ by Black Stone Cherry. I feel my photo represents how lots of genderqueer/transgendered/genderanything folks have to hide it from people, be it the public, their family, their coworkers, etcetera. I think it’s sad that so many people are so unaccepting, and that we often have to hide.”


Posted by on April 26th, 2010 at 04:00 pm

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Le Diner



Diner en famille, originally uploaded by JiPi MaStA.


Posted by on April 26th, 2010 at 10:00 am

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Isn’t complex.


Someone wrote…

My gender isn’t complex. It only becomes complex when I try to explain it in terms of the binary.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on April 26th, 2010 at 08:00 am

your voice | 10 comments »

Profile: Locke


Locke

You can call me… Locke

I identify as… me.

As far as third-person pronouns go, … whatever suits your fancy :)

I’m attracted to… intelligent and thoughtful beings who generally “get it” and will recognize/embrace me for who i am and what i am and who expect the same in return. My beautiful girlfriend possesses all of the above <3

When people talk about me, I want them to… talk about me as a human and not pertaining to the gender binary.

I want people to understand… there is far too much that i wish people could understand…but i guess i’d be super happy if people realized that this world is not and never will be black and white… there will ALWAYS be shades of grey.

About Locke
I have a few different names to a few different people, but most everyone calls me Locke. I’m an art student living in LA, and generally the culture here is open-minded and willing to accept me. I’ve even had the luck and pleasure to stumble upon several beautiful persons whose identities lie in or near the same pool as mine. Still, i’m trying to discover exactly who it is that i am and who it is that i’m meant to be… like everyone else in this shiny world, i’m floatin’ along and picking up bits and pieces as i go. I love puppetry and rain and apples and talking and makin’ new friends, so hit me up!

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Posted by on April 25th, 2010 at 04:00 pm

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Rally Up! Tell me your fave Genderfork posts!


Hey everyone,

I’ve got a few talks coming up (one’s at Oberlin College this Wednesday — 4pm, Wilder 101 — poke me for more details) in which I plan on reading a series of posts from Genderfork. But jeez — can you imagine someone in my shoes trying to pick out what to read? It’s like choosing your favorite ten children when you have 3,000 of them.

Help me out? Tell me which posts on Genderfork that have been the most powerful and heart-rocking for you. What does the world need to hear the loudest from us, from a microphone?

Leave comments, quotes, links, tweets, and love letters below.

Thank you so much,
Sarah Dopp
founder of Genderfork

p.s. Favorite photos are welcome too. I can’t use those in this week’s talk, but I think maybe I can in the next one that’s brewing.


Posted by on April 25th, 2010 at 11:41 am

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Laid Back



, originally uploaded by ray the myth.


Posted by on April 25th, 2010 at 10:00 am

faces | 5 comments »

Recommendation: Gender, Perception, and Dreams


A reader recommends…

This is a somewhat long, but quite interesting, article written by a pansexual semi-cisgender woman about her struggles with her own gender identity, her relationship with her FTM partner, and the ways in which gender expresses itself in our subconscious. She discusses the ways in which gender is just one of many characteristics which differentiate us, and explains that to her androgynous sensibilities, it’s a rather insignificant characteristic.

» Recommend something. «


Posted by on April 25th, 2010 at 08:00 am

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Feel like a Gentleman


elena_chair

“Feel like a Gentleman…” submitted by Elena, the model.

“Part of a photo project done by Jen Hladkowicz.”


Posted by on April 24th, 2010 at 04:00 pm

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