Archive for August 2010


The Twelfth Doctor



My Doctor, originally uploaded by nuchtchas.


Posted by on August 31st, 2010 at 04:00 pm

faces | 21 comments »

boy least likely


boy_least_likely_by_Cappychino

Submitted by Eric, the model and photographer.


Posted by on August 31st, 2010 at 10:00 am

faces | 8 comments »

Profile: Jesse


Jesse

You can call me… Jesse.

I identify as… trans-masculine, genderqueer, dyke who’s still figuring myself out.

As far as third-person pronouns go, … either one is fine, or just Jesse. People usually use female ones unless I correct them and that’s okay, but male can be nice, especially when I’m trying to look masculine.

I’m attracted to… girls! I like feminine girls, but intelligence, humor, kindness, understanding and flexibility are especially important to me in a lover or even a friend.

When people talk about me, I want them to… look me in the eye, respect me, ask me if they have questions, and not feel embarrassed. I would rather someone ask me about myself than hear something incorrect from someone else. I try to be as open as possible to different opinions and perceptions, but I don’t want to be invisible. I want people to see and hear me, even if they don’t necessarily understand me.

I want people to understand… that it’s not just gender assumptions that need to be challenged! But it would be nice if people could understand that how I see myself is constantly changing, so I don’t expect everyone to keep up with me all the time, but an effort would be nice.

About Jesse
I’m a freshman in college at a school in Indiana. I am very into Shakespeare studies, Latin and looking up random facts on wikipedia. I really like stumbleupon, especially when I’m trying to avoid doing work, and I listen to all sorts of music (especially embarrassing 90′s pop/rock). I want to go into early childhood special education, and I love working with kids. My favorite foods are definitely popcorn and smoothies (preferably at the same time). Still figuring myself out in terms of gender, and trying to be okay with my everchanging identity.

» Define yourself. «


Posted by on August 31st, 2010 at 08:00 am

profiles | 6 comments »

How do you do?



DSC_0045, originally uploaded by attheorkestar.


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

faces | 5 comments »

Question: International Third Gender


K asks…

I am going to be living in the Indian subcontinent and I was wondering if I wonder if I could declare myself as a sadhin. Does anybody know about the legalities etc. of this?

Please post your response in the comments below.

» Ask Genderfork «


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

questions | 8 comments »

Question Mark…


Submitted by Amelia, the model and photographer.


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

faces | 4 comments »

Just Mel


justmel

submitted by Mel, the model and photographer.

“The photo is a self-portrait, which I shot during a really hard time in my life. It speaks to the pain and depression I was experiencing at the time. Now, the photo reminds me of all the things I have to be grateful for in life.”


Posted by on August 29th, 2010 at 10:00 am

faces | 4 comments »

Profile: Yaasmeen


Yaasmeen

You can call me… Yaasmeen, Yaas, Yaashole, Yaasmeenass, Yao-Ming, or any other clever nickname you come up with.

I identify as… femmagress, femme, pansexual, agnostic, vegetarian… vagitarian.

As far as third-person pronouns go, … Feminine pronouns, please. But I could care less…

I’m attracted to… androgynous/butch women, gorgeous men, men that used to be woman, women that used to be men. It doesn’t matter to me, I love em all! Humor, kindness, and intelligence. :-*

When people talk about me, I want them to… acknowledge my maturity and resiliency. Be comfortable enough to ask me or tell me anything. Not make assumptions. Laugh with or even at me. :)

I want people to understand… I can be one of the most beautiful people they’ve ever met and that neither my physical appearance nor sexuality defines me. I’m comfortable with myself and I love me inside and out. Can’t handle that? Sounds like a personal issue.

About Yaasmeen
Today is a beautiful day. Tomorrow will follow suit if I allow it.

» Define yourself. «


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

profiles | 10 comments »

Dress Shirt and Suspenders



Tag!, originally uploaded by Jamy447.


Posted by on August 28th, 2010 at 10:57 am

faces | 3 comments »

I wonder


Someone wrote…

My girlfriend tells me that she likes me as “female.” She doesn’t want to date a boy. I wonder if this is helping me to accept myself as female, or if it’s just damaging my true transsexual identity.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


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

your voice | 16 comments »

Profile: Tchy


You can call me… Tchy, Tatiana, or Jared.

I identify as… something different every day. I have never wanted to be genderless, but sometimes I’m a girl, sometimes I’m a boy, and sometimes I’m something in between. Most often, I’m androgynous. Some days I cross-dress. That can mean wearing a skirt or a pair of cargos.

As far as third-person pronouns go, … usually I let people get away with “she” and “her”–they’re no more or less correct than he, ze, or anything else.

I’m attracted to… anyone. I love androgyny, I love feminine women, I love masculine men. I love boys who look like girls and girls who look like boys. I love butches and femmes, transmen and transwomen, bois, dykes, and fags. If you cross-dress, I’ll probably be interested. The world is full of beautiful people; I don’t care what sex or gender you may or may not have.

When people talk about me, I want them to… question. I want people to be unsure about what pronoun to use. I want people to mistake me for a man. I want people to mistake me for a woman. I want people to see my androgyny and love me for it—or feel threatened by it. I want to be more man than you’ll ever be, and more woman than you’ll ever get—or vice versa.

I want people to understand… that they cannot know me by looking at me. No matter what they think they know about me, based on my body or my presentation—they are wrong. I don’t want to be a man, but that doesn’t mean I want to be treated like a woman. I am here to fuck with your ideas of how the world works.

» Define yourself. «


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

profiles | 6 comments »

Jesse



Jesse, originally uploaded by WeAreTheYouth.


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

faces | 6 comments »

Question: Scared of looks from job interviewers…


A reader asks…

I’m going bald for charity in a few days and I’m currently looking for a job. Is it cowardly to be scared to death about looks from my future interviewers and employers? I want to do social work and work with people. Am I supposed to be afraid of being unemployed because my image would not suit the social norm?

Please post your response in the comments below.

» Ask Genderfork «


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

questions | 15 comments »

First Day of Spring


springSubmitted by mouse, the model.


Posted by on August 26th, 2010 at 03:26 pm

faces | 1 comment »

untitled


Submitted by jimmymot, the model and photographer.


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

faces | 3 comments »

I want to be able to…


Someone wrote…

I want to be able to talk to someone, say I’m neither male nor female and not have the discussion become about that.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


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

your voice | 12 comments »

Recommendation: Grayson Perry


A reader recommends…

Grayson Perry
Artist, Transvestite, Potter.

In 2003 he won the Turner prize. He collected said prize decked out in a silky lilac babydoll dress, and has been dressing in women’s clothes from his early teens. Now age 50, he lives and works in London with his wife and daughter.

He has described his transvestite style, manifested in “Claire,” as being like “the crack cocaine of femininity,” all ribbons and frills and bows.

I found this video of him talking about the importance of being different and stuff… it’s really sweet. and funny. moving, even. Very quotable.

» Recommend something. «


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

people, recommendations, videos | 3 comments »

I see me here.


iseemehere

submitted by DJ Syandiford, the model.


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

faces | 2 comments »

Profile: the ultimate in awkward dorks


You can call me… the ultimate in awkward dorks.

I identify as… a male to female transsexual that’s in a woman’s body. I feel like I actively had to make the choice to be female. The more female friends I have, the less inherently female I feel. Or maybe it’s just bitches be crazy yo.

As far as third-person pronouns go, … she, her, and fabulous.

I’m attracted to… I like my men scrawny, hairless with jutting hipbones. But I like them rugged and buff too. Women are attractive but I really dislike vulvas. Boobs are awesome. Why must there be that gaping wet fleshy thing?

But nothing beats a nerd that will relish awkward moments with me.

When people talk about me, I want them to… Don’t treat me differently because I’m a girl. It doesn’t make me weaker or more easily offended. It gives me boobs and a vulva. If you would challenge a guy’s point, challenge mine. I’m a HUMAN BEING; treat me as such.

It’s my personality that makes me easily excitable, not my parts.

I want people to understand… Gender and sexuality are such fluid things. Why make such a big deal?

Also, chivalry is sexist and degrading. Do nice things because that’s the nice thing to do. Don’t do them because of obligation to the “weaker sex.” I’ll show you weaker sex.

» Define yourself. «


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

profiles | 14 comments »

Basics



For readers requesting resources for coming out & explaining themselves, the Gender Identity Project’s video is presented not as comprehensive or all-inclusive, but as a useful introduction.


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

video | 4 comments »

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