Archive for March 2012


Cool Kids Never Die


Submitted by Micole

“My new motto: Cool Kids Never Die
Translation: Your definition of cool, as a cool kid, reflects who you are. Cool does not have to be the same to everyone, its the ideology you live by and a term that allows you to be who you are. Dying, is not literal. Don’t let yourself die with the way people tell you to act or be, hold on to who you are without interference.”


Posted by on March 31st, 2012 at 10:00 am

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Part of Human Life.


Someone wrote…

Gender is a complicated and amazingly fluid part of human life.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on March 31st, 2012 at 08:00 am

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facepalm


Submitted by Zia, the photographer

“Pre gender counseling questionnaire asks Patient Age, Gender, and ‘What problem brings you to seek treatment at this time?’”


Posted by on March 30th, 2012 at 10:00 am

faces | 6 comments »

PhillyRAGE



Riders Against Gender Exclusion publicizes the discrimination that occurs due to the gender marker stickers currently required on the transit passes. Progress news here.


Posted by on March 30th, 2012 at 08:00 am

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Somewhere in the Middle


Submitted by Wanda, the model and photographer

“I found a bracelet with the genderqueer symbol on it, and now I wear it all the time.”


Posted by on March 29th, 2012 at 10:00 am

faces | 1 comment »

A Guy Who Wants to Be A Gal


Submitted by Anuya

“Whenever I see this Picture I think why I was not really born as a girl. I used to cry and feel much more Happy that at least I got a chance to be as a girl for sometime. Because Nobody Like me to be as a girl and Nobody can understand about me.”


Posted by on March 29th, 2012 at 10:00 am

faces | 6 comments »

So free


Someone wrote…

The other day I answered the first survey I’ve ever encountered that offered a fill-in-the-blank option for “Gender.” My excitement at the opportunity to define myself publicly (if anonymously) was met by my continued lack of a defined gender identity. I answered with a vague “Non-binary”, and I feel so free.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on March 29th, 2012 at 08:00 am

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Profile: Alexx


You can call me… Alexx, Your Imperial Highness, HEY YOU, that smart kid, and anything else you want (as long as it’s nice).

I identify as… a two-spirit, pansexual, skin-colored Earth-bound person, who happens to have been born a multi-racial, physically female human being.

As far as third-person pronouns go, …
“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet,
An Alexx by any other pronoun would be the same.”

I’m attracted to… human beings who are of a healthy physical appearance, a mental ability near mine and have similar interests.

When people talk about me, I want them to… don’t make assumptions, I’d rather you ask in a rude way, then make hurtful and wrong assumptions… and don’t spread the BS, nobody wants it.

I want people to understand… that I have feelings. That sometimes my feelings are too big to handle, and so I keep them all locked up.

About Alexx
I read. I write. I sing. I act. I am a servant to the stage.

I made it to sweet 16 and never been kissed, proudly.
Happiness is hard for me to understand.
I am a college sophomore, and a high school junior.
All I really want in life are friends, good, true, honest and loving friends.

» Define yourself. «


Posted by on March 28th, 2012 at 08:00 am

profiles | 4 comments »

Question: religion and gender


GeorgeAnne asks…

I want to feel like I can keep my faith while being genderqueer. So many queer sites show me how this is impossible; I am looking for information about how it is possible. Does anyone have any resources or faith communities to recommend?

Please post your response in the comments below.

» Ask Genderfork «


Posted by on March 28th, 2012 at 08:00 am

questions | 31 comments »

Profile


Submitted by Drew, the model and photographer

“Who do you see? A girl, a boy or a person?”


Posted by on March 27th, 2012 at 10:00 am

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Last Night


Someone wrote…

Last night, my mom referred to me in conversation as her “man daughter”. I don’t know if I should feel relieved and grateful that she finally acknowledged my masculinity, or frustrated and embarrassed that she can’t just call me her son.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on March 27th, 2012 at 08:00 am

your voice | 2 comments »

Jack of All Genders


Submitted by Eli/E/lil E/Elijah/trouble, the model and photographer

“…being my usual self aka a gender fluid transman (:”


Posted by on March 26th, 2012 at 10:00 am

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One extreme to the other….


Submitted by Morgan, the model and photographer

“As a m->f transsexual, at age 23, I’ve experienced life from both ends of the gender spectrum.  This photo is a good representation of that — half being from while I was still living as a male and half from now [female].”


Posted by on March 25th, 2012 at 10:00 am

faces | 4 comments »

One Earring


Someone wrote…

I cut my hair short. I wear loose clothes. I sometimes only wear one earring, so people think I’ve just got the one pierced. But sometimes I need to feel pretty, I need to put on a tight shirt and look at my curves in the mirror.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on March 25th, 2012 at 08:00 am

your voice | 3 comments »

Fairly Uniquely Brett


Submitted by Brett, the photographer

“I am a female soul, clothed in the form of a male: Transition to female-form and identity was my first choice, but I have accepted God’s challenge to live content in this blended-form. My task now is to remain committed to this challenge, accepting it as a gift, learning to express my femininity in the context of a male body: I want this to be a winsome and comely expression, unique to me, with the force of feminine beauty, grace and sensibility, yet not unbecoming of the male form, nor denying the masculine parts of my soul. God has promised to make me beautiful, graceful and congruent, certainly in eternity, but also (I believe) here in my life on earth as well.”


Posted by on March 24th, 2012 at 10:00 am

faces | 17 comments »

Question: Binder help!


Anonymous asks…

How can I safely purchase a binder? I mean “safely” in the sense that I am not out to my parents and they would not be happy in the least to find out about this so soon. So, any tips? I don’t have a car and I can’t visit the mall without my mother hanging over me.

Please post your response in the comments below.

» Ask Genderfork «


Posted by on March 24th, 2012 at 08:00 am

questions | 18 comments »

Help us with the Genderfork Forums!


Hello! A while ago you may remember we asked for people to help set up some forums for Genderfork.

Well, you’ll be pleased to hear that since then things have moved on and we are nearly ready for them to be opened out to you, the lovely and amazing people of the Genderfork community. However, there are still a few things to finish off around the place, which is where you can help! We need some more people to come in and start posting on the boards, to try things out and generally get the place warmed up, so to speak.

We are looking for people who are happy to post, and interact with other people, to start conversations and get involved with ones that are going on. If this sounds like you, we’d love to have you along. To get involved all you have to do at the moment is sign up for this discussion group ……

 

https://groups.google.com/group/genderfork-discuss

 

Don’t worry if you sign up, and then it goes quiet for a few days, once we reach a  reasonable size ( in around a weeks time ) we will send out a discussion kick-off email, explaining more about everything, and how to get access to the forums.

( Also, don’t worry that you can’t post on the group when you join, once we have enough people you’ll be able to talk to your hearts content! )

Sounds good? Just sign up above….

Thankyou!

The Genderfork Discuss Team


Posted by on March 23rd, 2012 at 04:00 pm

general info | 5 comments »

Androgynous


Submitted by A.V., the model

“At a party, just won a prize because I’m androgynous. I hope there are others out there that don’t feel male or female, or any fluctuation between the two.”


Posted by on March 23rd, 2012 at 10:00 am

faces | 5 comments »

Yes I Am


Someone wrote…

Every time I’m at work and a child asks me if I am a boy or a girl, I smile and tell them “Yes, I am.”

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on March 23rd, 2012 at 08:00 am

your voice | 10 comments »

Sunshine Echelon


Submitted by Jeri, the model and photographer


Posted by on March 22nd, 2012 at 10:00 am

faces | 1 comment »

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