Archive for January 2011


Profile: Super Ze


You can call me… Super Ze

I identify as… Genderqueer superhero :D

As far as third-person pronouns go, … ze, hir, hirs

I’m attracted to… Men :D

When people talk about me, I want them to… shut their mouths and go away

I want people to understand… That I am not a boy or a girl – I am Genderless.

About Super Ze
My name is Sinatra aka Sipoleon. 19. Likes: Vegetarian Gender-queer Homosexual Nightmarish Artistic Films. Glee. Animals. Music. Poetry. Laying in the grass while staring at the stars. The moon. Skinny jeans. Pikachu. Eyes. Gauges. Piercings. Vegetarianism. Acoustic music. Cuddling. Moshing. Crowdsurfing. Walking along the beach. Forest. Tattoos. Moments with friends. Honesty. Necklaces. Bracelets. Converse. Reading. TWLOHA. Kissing in the rain. Laughing. Wit. Sarcasm. Photography. Nature.

» Define yourself. «


Posted by on January 24th, 2011 at 04:00 pm

profiles | 18 comments »

rockabilly boi


Submitted by Emily Beth, the model and photographer.


Posted by on January 24th, 2011 at 10:00 am

faces | 10 comments »

Recommendation: Kelli Dunham’s song About Gender Variance & Using the Bathroom


Tanis recommends…

“There’s a man in the woman’s room–NOT” is a song for the gender police. It’s simple and adorable!

» Recommend something. «


Posted by on January 24th, 2011 at 08:00 am

recommendations, videos | 1 comment »

Recommendation: My recent posting in “The New Male”



Juan
recommends…

My blog promotes designers and creators of unconventional fashions for men. I also hope to encourage fellow-males (no matter what their sexual orientation may be) to wear skirts, high heels, jewelry, and other garments traditionally considered too “feminine” or “inappropriate” for men.

I think Genderfork readers would enjoy many of the images I’ve posted, so I’m inviting you all to pay me a visit.

» Recommend something. «


Posted by on January 23rd, 2011 at 04:00 pm

blogs, clothing, recommendations | 3 comments »

Reflection


Submitted by Lee Lyubov, the model on the right. Sarah Dreeha is the photographer and model on the left.

“This picture is part of a larger series that examines gender and the notions of masculinity and femininity.”


Posted by on January 23rd, 2011 at 10:00 am

faces | 2 comments »

More like myself.


Someone wrote…

Reading the quotes here at Genderfork, I’ve realized how different everyone’s gender experience is… nothing like mine at all. It makes me feel very scared that I’m not doing the right thing. Though, maybe it makes me feel kind of more like myself.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on January 23rd, 2011 at 08:00 am

your voice | 17 comments »

dead end


Submitted by Phin, the model.

“this is me, actually presenting the way i desire. deep down, i’m just a boi who wears girl’s pants, a binder, and a little bit of eyeliner.”


Posted by on January 22nd, 2011 at 04:00 pm

faces | 13 comments »

Metamorphosis


Submitted by Carlton, the model and photographer.

“I have started a long term social experiment called PROJECT (UN)CHANGED. The subject: myself. Essentially a “before” and “after” photo. I finally feel right in my own skin.”


Posted by on January 22nd, 2011 at 10:00 am

faces | 2 comments »

Profile: Korbl


You can call me… Korbl/Korbinian.
It works for me. Technically a male name, but the english equivalent (Raven, or “Ravi” or the like, I suppose) is considered feminine in America, so it works well for me.

I identify as… Bi-gender, male in body until splicing becomes cosmetic.
I’ve got male and female aspects to my personality and mannerisms. Some may argue the latter, but, well, growing up in public schools, already picked on for being nerdy, weird and fat, I didn’t need to give them something *else* to pick on me about, so the feminine stuff is kind of hidden, unless I know you really well, or meet you in a completely anonymous context (like IMs).

I mean… I don’t know, I’m fairly apathetic over details… I’ve got a dick, and like my beard, so… whatever, society treats me as male. And I often joke that the problem is: my male aspect is kinda femmy and my female aspect is a tomboy, so… heh.

As far as third-person pronouns go, … Whatever. He/him, because, lets face it, my parts dangle. She/her, I’ve never gotten, but if it’s an honest “mistake” or you’re being nice, I’ll take it well. Ze/shi/hir/we, yeah, that’s good, I’m greedy, and want all the fun parts, so refer to me as a herm I don’t mind.

I’m attracted to… Intelligence, nerdiness, artisticness, a bit of social awkwardness, tattoos, piercings, obscure religions (that don’t have their heads up their asses :p ), you know, whatever gets the herd to leave you behind.

When people talk about me, I want them to… realize that, while I almost failed high school, only went up to Algebra 2 in math, only got a D in PE (for godssakes…) and all that… I’m intelligent, probably a fair bit more so than the average person, I’m just lazy and get extreme bouts of ennui (high school was one long one).

That, while I put on kind of a gruff, asshole male exterior, I can be really tender, and feminine, and sensitive (overly so).

That just because my skinpast doesn’t show a lot of exposure to something, doesn’t mean I can’t doam not really interested in it, I’m just poor, so I’m a bit limited.

That, despite some things making me really happy, I’m in a pretty shitty place in my life right now, and sometimes (like recently…) that I need someone supportive to talk to…

I want people to understand… I am bi-gender
I am bisexual
I am not “coming back to jesus”
I am not “just rebelling”
I really mean it when I say “fuck you and your traditions”

About Korbl
Eh, I’m an umemployed culinary major.

And… wow, I just realized that “culinary major” has supplanted “gaming nerd” in first thing that comes to mind to describe myself…

Um, yeah, culinary major in community college, amateur writer, amateur artist (just means I’ve not been published), amateur transgender, honestly… heh, I didn’t even know there was a place for me in this whole… society? movement? what? let alone a name. Yeah, I have my silopsistic moments… just smack me or something when I’m being like that.

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Posted by on January 22nd, 2011 at 08:00 am

profiles | 10 comments »

Question: not a woman or misogynous


Alex asks…

I’m a genderqueer person born female and I’m wondering how much of my refusal of femininity comes from internalised sexism. Any ideas?

Please post your response in the comments below.

» Ask Genderfork «


Posted by on January 21st, 2011 at 04:00 pm

questions | 29 comments »

Chubby Little Boy.


Submitted by Crystal, the model.

“This picture was taken as a “close up” joke by a friend who was pretending to be a photographer. My father saw it and told me it doesn’t matter if I want to play dress-up and look like a chubby little boy, I will never be a man. I may be a female, but regardless of my gender, I will always support my kids and never put them down, which I believe already makes me more of a man then he will ever be.”


Posted by on January 21st, 2011 at 10:00 am

faces | 17 comments »

Too late.


Someone wrote…

There are people who talk to me like I can’t “switch” pronouns. Too late. I already have.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on January 21st, 2011 at 08:00 am

your voice | 2 comments »

Profile: Starr/Stella


You can call me… Starr. Or Stella. Whatever floats your boat.

I identify as… a female thing. A feminine androgyne? Whatever.

As far as third-person pronouns go, … Female ones are used for me usually. People are used to me being a girl, so it’s what they know. Really anything works though.

I’m attracted to… Girls. I like to say I’m “homo flexible.” Really though, I’m attracted to everyone. Girls, boys, and anything in between or off the scale. I like dorky cute girls. I like girls with glasses.

When people talk about me, I want them to… Not think about my sexual orientation. Just think about me as a person. Oh you like me but I look like a boy? Who cares. I certainly don’t.

I want people to understand… The most important thing in my life is my art, not the gender of myself or the person I love.
And yes, I know I’m not pretty. I don’t want to be pretty. I just want to be successful and wear cute shoes.

About Starr/Stella
Starr/Stella is a teenage person doing art things and buying clothes.

» Define yourself. «


Posted by on January 20th, 2011 at 04:00 pm

profiles | 5 comments »

Best Hood Ever



Androgynous, originally uploaded by MastaBaba.


Posted by on January 20th, 2011 at 04:00 pm

faces | Comment »

I Could Never Be Your Woman


Submitted by dylan, the model and photographer.

“As sensual and as unavailable as possible. I am creating a screen of glitter and sound and luscious color, so that I can show you all the things you imagine in me and cannot find.”


Posted by on January 20th, 2011 at 10:00 am

faces | 5 comments »

Recommendation: Dresden Dolls/Amanda Palmer


A recommends…

Amanda Palmer is beautiful, talented, and a genderbender extraordinaire. Whether she’s with her duo The Dresden Dolls or just by herself, she’s got a way of performing that is awesomely theatrical and passionate. She creates music with her entire body, pouring all of herself into her songs. I recommend her for this community not only for her style (check out the video for “Backstabber” by The Dresden Dolls, if you don’t believe me) but for the content of her songs. In this recommendation, I’ve put a link to “Half Jack”. It echoes a lot of the sentiments I’ve heard here and… I don’t know, I just think you should check it out.

» Recommend something. «


Posted by on January 20th, 2011 at 08:00 am

music, recommendations | 43 comments »

Seeking Perfection


Submitted by Boy in the Blue Blazer, the model.

“In this photo, the subject is ‘seeking perfection’. Overcoming obstacles to achieve society’s perception of beauty.”


Posted by on January 19th, 2011 at 04:00 pm

faces | 3 comments »

it’s ok to go both ways!


Submitted by Jean, the model and photographer.


Posted by on January 19th, 2011 at 10:00 am

faces | 6 comments »

That doesn’t define who I am.


Someone wrote…

I guess I had known it before…but it really hit me today that just because I want to present a certain way, that doesn’t define who I am. And just because I have a certain identity, that doesn’t require me to look a certain way physically. These two things do not have to be congruent.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on January 19th, 2011 at 08:00 am

your voice | 6 comments »

Question: Outside the “Standards of Care”


Samson asks…

Has anyone had luck getting approved for hormones without following the “usual narrative” (‘I want to permanently transition to being ‘a member of the opposite sex’)?

Please post your response in the comments below.

» Ask Genderfork «


Posted by on January 18th, 2011 at 04:00 pm

questions | 33 comments »

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