Archive for November 2011


Happiness with Nose Rings


A person with short light-coloured hair, smiling broadly. They have multiple piercings.

Happiness with nose rings by Kristen. Model’s name is Kristen. Originally posted at: http://cigarettebreaks.tumblr.com/


Posted by on November 30th, 2011 at 10:00 am

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Profile: Vic


Person with short brown hair, peering at the camera with an eyebrow raised.

You can call me… Vic

I identify as… genderqueer–seen as female to most, but I identify strongly as male most days. I occasionally go out presenting male, but I don’t bind, so…*shrug*

As far as third-person pronouns go, … I would answer to both, but have never been called “he.”

I’m attracted to… all types and all kinds. There is no person I would immediately rule out, just based on the way they look. I love a wicked sense of humor, though.

When people talk about me, I want them to… know that I am not defined by any one thing. Yes, I’m that girl who often dresses as a boy. Yes, my hair changes color quite often and I refuse to define myself by my sexuality. I’m a person, not a label. There is so much more to me than that.

I want people to understand… everyone is beautiful.

About Vic
I’m Vic. I’m 20. I’m from Tennessee. I love everybody. Life is beautiful. I love to chat with people who are open-minded and approach the world with open arms. :)

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Posted by on November 29th, 2011 at 04:00 pm

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Tough


Shaun Ross, a pale person with blond hair in a buzzcut, wearing a leather jacket and a skirt over black skinny jeans and platform shoes.

Model Shaun Ross, Photographer unknown. Found at genderplayful.tumblr.com, originally from Afrique.


Posted by on November 29th, 2011 at 10:00 am

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Recommendation: Queer Noir


Topher recommends…

Queer Noir
A queer art blog

Queer Noir is an art blog that is produced by queer poet and performance artist Topher Cusumano. Queer Noir seeks to showcase the gritty, non-conformist, queer underworld through writing, visual art, and audio installation. With the help of his Trans-man best friend, Topher has created a safe haven for queer, feminist, gender-fucked, art.

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Posted by on November 29th, 2011 at 08:00 am

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Recommendation: Rainbow Brite and her horse Starlight


PeggyLawless recommends…

Starlight was a delightfully Queer character in the 80’s cartoon series Rainbow Brite. I had a picture of him on my Trapperkeeper and once got in load of trouble for telling my teacher I was his boyfriend.

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Posted by on November 28th, 2011 at 04:00 pm

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Checkers and Suits


Two people wearing suits and hats, one in a skirt with a jacket and one with pants and no jacket. The one without a jacket is smoking a cigarette.

Originally posted on They Roared Vintage.

 

 


Posted by on November 28th, 2011 at 10:00 am

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Change of Focus


Someone wrote…

I’ve begun seeing my genitals as not quite *right* on my body, but I’m also sure that I’ll have the right body in Heaven. Meanwhile, I’ll focus on others’ needs and work on accepting the bodily gifts I already have.

What’s your experience?


And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on November 28th, 2011 at 08:00 am

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Ask For Pronouns


"ask for pronouns" sign

Model: Seth. Photographer: Unknown. Originally posted on Seth’s Tumblr, Orange You Glad I Didn’t Say Ginger?


Posted by on November 27th, 2011 at 10:00 am

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Profile: Dreux


A dark skinned person with short, dark, curly hair. He is standing against a blank white wall and is holding a blue towel up over his chest, which appears to be bare.

You can call me… Dreux

I identify as… genderqueer. Embracing and loving the boi that I am, but also aware of my feminine traits.

As far as third-person pronouns go, … I prefer to be called “he.” Being called “she” makes me feel weird and uncomfortable. I hate being called “honey,” “mami,” “suga,” etc.

I’m attracted to… I’m attracted to ultra feminine women and the occasional prettyboi. My attraction levels are far and in-between.

When people talk about me, I want them to… realize that although I was born female, that doesn’t mean I agree with that.

I want people to understand… that I’m borderline FTM, there are just somethings I don’t agree with, and I am comfortable and happy in my school being a gentleman. I can adjust to any situation as long as you are respecting my wishes.

About Dreux
I’m Dreux. I’m genderqueer. I’m very different or weirder than anyone you have ever encountered. I believe in the unbelievable. I’m a writer,graphic designer,alien. http://flavors.me/prettiboidreux

» Define yourself. «


Posted by on November 27th, 2011 at 08:00 am

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Profile: Vicky


You can call me… Vicky

I identify as… a heterosexual transvestite, or the modern definition of queer.

As far as third-person pronouns go, … I prefer male when dressed as a man, but answer to male or female while cross-dressing.

I’m attracted to… only one woman… and she loves me too.

When people talk about me, I want them to… look beyond the assumption that I am transexual as well as transvestite.  Sexual preference should never enter into their conversations.  Their reactions to me should reflect my personality, not my appearance.

I want people to understand… not all transvestites are homosexual, and those who are, exist as wonderful people.  Transvestitism deals with self-image and comfort in one’s own skin.

About Vicky
Vicky is currently studying to be a Fight Director, choreographing fight scenes for the stage and screen.  As such, (s)he is in a profession dominated by macho alpha males who make false assumptions about him/her on a daily basis.  (S)He is fed up with all of the prejudice, and longs for a day when sexual preference is not taboo, but can be freely discussed without embarrassment.

» Define yourself. «


Posted by on November 26th, 2011 at 04:00 pm

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Maribri


A painting of a green hummingbird with purple butterfly wings, against a green background.
Submitted and inspired by Nenu Cruz. Acrylic and paper on canvas, Cindy Segura.
“The Mix of a Mariposa (butterfly) and Colibri (hummingbird). The hybrid of masculinity and femininity and neither. A third gender that wants to be liberated from the social construct roles and their own.”


Posted by on November 26th, 2011 at 10:00 am

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Charmer



Sidney steals the show.


Posted by on November 25th, 2011 at 04:00 pm

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DJs


Two people against a blue-white background. One has blonde hair, half-shaved, and is wearing a green leopard-print catsuit, high heels, and black gloves. The other has short brown hair and a beard, and is sitting on a stool, apparently naked except for thigh-high stockings and high heels.

Originally posted on You are Nothing if not Inconsistent

 


Posted by on November 25th, 2011 at 10:00 am

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Profile: Alexxa


A person with dyed blonde hair, sitting in front of the ocean and looking steadily at the camera.

You can call me… Alexxa.

I identify as… a genderqueer feminist. An explorer of identities, sexualities, or otherwise. A self-deprecatory, sardonic, holier-than-thou character. An eco-conscious wanker. A kinky adventurer. All of the above, and more.

As far as third-person pronouns go, … it doesn’t matter to me. Call me “she”, “them,” “ze,” “he,” even “it.” One will realize that they cannot peg me down based on a pronoun alone.

I’m attracted to… other genderqueer feminists. I guess that makes me a narcissist on top of everything else, but aren’t we all, to various extents?

When people talk about me, I want them to… realize that I don’t give a fuck. Really.

I want people to understand… that I’m this, and that, and a whole lot of things. Don’t create assumptions of me, based on how I choose to present myself at any given day. I’ve got a bag full of tricks, and they just don’t stop coming.

About Alexxa.
Labels constrict, but at the same time, they define.

I am a: feminist (but you knew that already), artist, zinester, punk, urban explorer, graphic designer, nerd, photographer, open-source enthusiast, vegan, voracious reader, body-modification nut, life drawing model, activist, hedonist, introvert, hipster, hippie, and blah blah blah.

I look younger than I am, and sound older than I look.

» Define yourself. «


Posted by on November 25th, 2011 at 08:00 am

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Justin Bond and Friends


Justin Bond and Friends

Editorial for V Magazine. Models: Justin Bond, M. Lamar, Machine Dazzle, Nath-Ann Carrera, Glenn Marla, Kate Bornstein, Our Lady J. Discovered on Love Affair With Fashion.


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

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A Long Time Waiting


Someone wrote…

Petrified and ecstatic all at the same time! Yesterday I made an appointment for a breast augmentation consultation. This is something I have wanted for almost 30 years, yet I am scared to death to finally be complete.

What’s your experience?


And what are you thinking about gender right now?


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

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Recommendation: Filament Magazine


Leila recommends…

Filament is a British magazine, which is available in most countries. Although it is ostensibly a women’s magazine and the photoshoots are of men (and couples that include men), they often use androgynous and genderqueer models.

I love this cover from their fifth issue, from last year. The model on the left is male bodied and the model on the right female bodied, you discover by the end of the seduction photo shoot inside. That issue is sold out now; I just wanted to let you know about a cool mag which embraces gender fluidity alongside traditional gender identity.

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

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Profile: Jolynn


A person with short, curly hair, in a white t-shirt with text on it (unreadable), wearing black-framed glasses. They are holding their hair with both fists and appear frustrated.

You can call me… Jolynn.

I identify as… a lesbian.

As far as third-person pronouns go, … I don’t have a preference, though I identify as female. That doesn’t mean that I object to being called “sir.” None of that matters to me.

I’m attracted to… above all, women, but more specifically, my girlfriend Megan. Intelligence, humor, and the ability to hold a conversation with honest feelings are extremely important in any relationship that I hold.

When people talk about me, I want them to… be interested in what I’m saying. If they don’t understand initially, I would hope that they’d try to.

About Jolynn
I am a 24-year-old biological female. I tend to be a bit on the androgynous side. I am currently in community college working towards an associates degree in office technology. I spend a fair amount of time on the computer, especially now considering my career path will include just that. So, yes… I’m online a lot. Not just here, everywhere. I’m easy to get in touch with.

I spend a significant amount of time on Tumblr, so feel free to follow me @: http://jolynntech.tumblr.com/

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

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Annemarie Schwarzenbach


Annemarie Schwarzenbach, a person with short dark hair, wearing a white shirt and white pants, sitting at a picnic.

Photographer: Unknown. Model: Swiss writer, photographer and traveler Annemarie Schwarzenbach (1908-1942). Discovered on Real Life Is Elsewhere.


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

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In Our House…


Someone wrote…

Anybody looking for nice, clear-cut gender expression is going to be disappointed in our household.

What’s your experience?


And what are you thinking about gender right now?


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

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