Profile: Luna

You can call me… Luna

I identify as… a Kinsey 5 completely cisgendered female trying to be the best ally I can

As far as third-person pronouns go, … she/her

I’m attracted to… “Pleasantly plump” pretty ladies. And the odd willowy-yet-muscular boy

When people talk about me, I want them to… not dis me

I want people to understand… I came here looking for information. I’m trying to write a novel that includes a genderqueer mother/son duo, and I wanted some concrete facts on what it would be like to be them. I found nothing of what I thought I wanted…instead I found such a wonderful array of humanity experiencing things that I could never imagine people go through and feel like. And all I can do is cry and thank God that I’ve discovered this beautiful piece of creation. I want people to understand that I want to be an ally. I want people to understand that I accept them.

God, I hope this is allowed. I feel like a tool already. T-T

About Luna
I was bullied as a kid for wearing outdated clothes and glasses, and for reading a lot. When I got older I was harassed for not hiding my sexual orientation. Then my (now) ex-girlfriend, who was abused by her own mother, turned all that emotional abuse on me. Most of my dearest friends have suffered abuse or experienced a profound loss.

I want the hurting to stop. I want to stop the hurting.


On the lighter side, my passions are art history, comparative religion, musical theatre, Tarot, jewelry, and astrology.

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Posted by on April 16th, 2011 at 04:00 pm

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10 Responses to “Profile: Luna”

  1. Samson

    We could use more allies like you.

    Thank you.

    How’s the book going? I’d love to see some genderqueer people in lit. (:


  2. Clare

    The concept of the Transgender Ally is smething we dont have here in the UK – but i like the idea. I have a lot of friends who recognise what i am, what i’m trying to do – and support me in that. For your role – thankyou very much – its much appreciated.
    I’m in the middle of reading Radcliffe Hall’s seminal 1928 novel about lesbian self-awareness, “The Well of Lonliness”, about which there is still much controversy.
    Is the concept of both mother and son being genderqueer possible? Likely? would be interesting to read a paragraph or two – or to look at the schema of the whole work – if you’ve got one.


  3. Chökhor

    Thank you Luna. The world needs more people like you!


  4. M

    Thank you for being such an awesome ally! I wish you every success with your book.


  5. Cameron Joel

    Thank you so much for existing and sharing, Luna. You give me hope for society. I agree with Chökhor: the world needs more people like you. =]


  6. elliott

    welcome, Luna! you sound like a wonderful person and ally :)


  7. Miriam

    I do believe we are kindred spirits! I’m androgynous/2 spirited/(in body) fem woman/pan or bi, but I could really relate to you. I’m actually a professional classical musician who is not out, and I also enjoy writing fiction just for fun for myself as well. I don’t feel a need to be out because I view my medical and psychological being to be something that’s private. A lot of my personal information and my personal life has had to be made public for medical reasons for a long time so I’m just trying to retain any little privacy I have left for myself. Writing is literally in my blood, though not professionally like other members of my family.

    I also have a fun past history as well, so I can relate to that. It definitely can be tough, but as humans we tend to have strength in us that we cannot even fathom could be there that is stored in the core of our being. *hug* You’re in my thoughts! I know it’s cliché but what doesn’t kill you makes you ridiculously stronger and going through extremely hard emotional times really caused me to know myself better and to discover who I am and what I think and believe. Though I wish that I could have discovered this in a less painful way, what I gained from those experiences is at least 10 fold of the work, pain, and hurt I went through, which is really saying something. For me it gave me a real appreciation and the ability to see the beauty in the world better because of seeing and experiencing the extreme exact opposite. If I had to say the thing that helped me the most, it would be in reminding myself (even if I didn’t do it) and just try to be kind to myself and to remember that everyone is human and is learning just like I am. I always felt really pressured so I changed the idea in my mind of “to do something” to just “trying”, because that’s really all we can do, took a lot of the pressure off of me. Anyways, as you can see, your post has really made me think and reflect and I’m really happy you came here to be a part of the family ?

    Your project is really awesome and is really groundbreaking to me and I cannot wait to read any parts of it if I ever get the chance! There is not enough information, let alone books on this subject out there yet so I’m supper psyched! I’m actually about to start to read the book Annabel, which is a new fiction work on the topic of being either transgender or intergender (can’t remember). I just saw it in a bookstore recently as new fiction, which is pretty awesome.


    Miriam replied:

    ignore the question mark at the end of par 2, that was a typo.


    Miriam replied:

    do you have a favorite tarot card?


  8. aaryn

    For our world to change, Luna, we need more people like you, who want change not because it serves them, but because it’s right – instead of saying “not my problem” as most do. Thank you for being here and being true to YOU – whether that’s a kinsey 5 or a kinsey-zero. :)


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