Archive for March 2012

Profile: Uly

You can call me… Uly, for short.

I identify as… a panromantic, pansexual, age-indefinite writer/artist… who looks best in heels and a dress, but internally, is simply androgynous. Someone who, inside, encompasses all genders and is indiscriminate to both biological sex and age. Sounds confusing, I know, but bear with me!
(I’m also camera-shy; it bothers me to look directly into a lens.)

As far as third-person pronouns go, … I don’t mind whether someone calls me “he” or “she,” just as long as I know it’s me they’re talking to! No matter what I’m wearing– heels, slacks, a dress– any pronoun is welcome. Similarly, I like “sir” and “ma’am” the same. (But no “miss.” “Miss” screams “young adult”; I’d rather just be an adult.)

I’m attracted to… anyone who happens to attract me. I’d say confident, open-minded persons. People with a sense of individuality, (somewhat) twisted wit (I’m a writer, after all), and appreciation for the arts. Polite, considerate… thinks before they speak… that sort of thing. Courtesy will get you everywhere with me!
On a more visual note, I flock like a moth to a light to the outwardly androgynous. Persons who mix and match both sexes’ fashions, however and whenever they like; there’s no reason the best of both clothing sections can’t be blended into one! I say outward because I see one’s fashion sense and one’s sense of gender as different. In a nutshell: snazzy dressers are, regardless of anything else, snazzy and therefore drool-worthy.

When people talk about me, I want them to… consider me as straddling the lines of both gender and age; I think of myself as all genders, and prefer to forgo age-specific labels. I’d rather not be known for either gender or age, just myself. My ambiance, my soul, me.

I want people to understand… that I see gender and age as fluid, interchangeable aspects. One day, I can be a man, and the next, a woman; most days both. And even though I see it that way, I understand that not everyone does, and I’m completely fine with that. As long as everyone’s civil and polite, live and let live.

About Uly, for short.
My name is Ulysses (Uly for short), and I’m an aspiring novelist, hobbyist comic artist/illustrator, and a procrastinating muralist. And as much as I’d like to ramble (how I love to ramble), the words ‘writer’ and ‘artist’ pretty much sum me up!

On a second note, to pay the bills, I’m a freelance illustrator and an administrative assistant/DJ/dinner theatre actor for an entertainment company.  (It’s an interesting, strange-yet-fun line of work.)

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Posted by on March 22nd, 2012 at 08:00 am

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Jaden Remy

Submitted by Jaden Remy Rogers, the model and photographer

“Here I am in 2012, 3 years on T, 4 years living as Jaden! It took me some time but I’m finally established and I want to bring back BLITZ! I miss helping and informing…and I don’t have the time to start a group but I do have the time to dedicate to a website that can provide many resources to people under the trans umbrella everywhere.”

Posted by on March 21st, 2012 at 10:00 am

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Given the Choice

Someone wrote…

People try to be polite and not comment on my binder; but given the choice, I’d rather they talked awkwardly about my binder than ignoring my gender completely.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?

Posted by on March 21st, 2012 at 08:00 am

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Necrodite & Her Isis

Submitted by Holly Lynn, the model and photographer

“I am Necrodite, of the Blues/Goth/Industrial Band- ENTRAPED in silence. I am a INTERSEXED FEMALE and this is Me and one of my guitars, a custom Isis. I am also a Poetess, Artist and Amateur Photographer.”

Posted by on March 20th, 2012 at 10:00 am

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Proudly Trans (and more) in Turkey

One in a fatastic 18-part series of interviews from AmnestyTR.

Posted by on March 20th, 2012 at 08:00 am

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Profile: Julianna/ Nathaniel

You can call me…Julianna… or Nathaniel (a friend came up with JulianNathaniel

I identify as… non-op FtA? Dyke-leaning, pansexual girlfag? Genderqueer? Intergender? A sissy little nancyboy? Yes to all, at varying times, in varying degrees, in intricate blends and mixtures.

As far as third-person pronouns go, … depends on how I’m presenting. About 90% of the time, “she,” and “her.” When I am in boy mode, I am a boy, I am “he.” Someone referred to me as “ze” recently, and I didn’t hate it. I have some more thinking to do about this.

I’m attracted to… pretty. Pretty comes in many forms… butch girls, high fem, tough girls… just GIRLS. Cis or trans, whateva. Tall, lanky, girly boys. Intersexed folks. Androgynes. My sexual schema is all over the map.

Let’s just say “the human form,” in all of its delightful and splendid variation.

When people talk about me, I want them to… ask questions if they’re confused. Don’t make assumptions! I am friendly and I don’t mind genuine inquiry. It’s a learning experience for us both!

I want people to understand… I. Am. Not. A. Girl. Not all of the time (arguably not any of the time) inside my head, where it really matters. I am girl-bodied, and I’m keeping it that way, but inside, there’s way more to it than that. If you respect the boy/neuter parts of me, you will be my best friend.

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Posted by on March 19th, 2012 at 04:00 pm

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Submitted by Rion, the model and photographer

“The culmination of another being. The other side. Frustration, confusion; discovery, acceptance. Effeminate masculinity. Masculine femininity.”

Posted by on March 19th, 2012 at 10:00 am

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Profile: Dude

You can call me… Dude seems to suit me.

I identify as… anatomically female, neither man nor woman, both man and woman, or one or the other on different days or in different phases. I’m not confused! I was just born as both.

As far as third-person pronouns go, … they all sound so ridiculous that I’m ambivalent. I wish we didn’t have to choose, because there are so many implications behind both sets. I’ve been taught that “she” means weak and “he” means strong, for example. Call me “he” just for the sake of corruption.

I’m attracted to… passion, positivity, unwavering understanding/kindness, deviance and perseverance. Cross-dressing men. Mad style and anti-fashion. Above all, honesty and humble intellectuals.

When people talk about me, I want them to… realize that my life and mind are much different from anyone else’s, just like yours, so you shouldn’t criticize. I believe that when you treat someone well, you’re treating yourself well, and the same goes for treating someone meanly, even if only behind their back.

I want people to understand… that questioning authority includes questioning one’s own. Don’t feel insecure if you are wrong; everyone is wrong sometimes.

About Dude
I keep getting reminded of how much I have to learn. Trying to get rid of the chip on my shoulder and live happily in a society whose values are different from mine. So far so good. I want to reform public education, especially health education, and live off the grid. And I love you.

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Posted by on March 18th, 2012 at 04:00 pm

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Born To Be Wild

Submitted by Steffon, the model and photographer

“Depicting: sadness, grief, excitement, and freedom.”

Posted by on March 18th, 2012 at 10:00 am

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Submitted by Mileah, the model. Photograph by Allison

“I will never know myself. That’s alright with me.”

Posted by on March 17th, 2012 at 10:00 am

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Submitted by RIYAZ MGR

Posted by on March 16th, 2012 at 10:00 am

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Profile: Elissa Mahatma

You can call me… Elissa Mahatma.

I identify as… a butch trans-lesbian with a feminine streak.

As far as third-person pronouns go, … female all the way, the only time I respond to the old name/pronoun is when I’m on the job. In my line of work, being uncommunicative isn’t an option (baking & pastry student).

I’m attracted to… I’m still figuring out my sexuality, but I’m attracted to women, especially other trans-women.

When people talk about me, I want them to… realize that people are so much more than the single facet that you see at first glance. You need to get beneath the surface to see their true beauty.

I want people to understand… as much as I prefer that everyone gets my name and gender correct the first time around, I feel even better when the people who don’t, automatically correct themselves, regardless of who they’re talking too.

About Elissa Mahatma
I’m a 19-year-old lesbian in culinary school going for my BA in Baking & Pastry. I’m a geek, gamer, and all around nerd. I love Doctor Who, Firefly, Star Wars, Halo,…etc. I live everyday holding my head high, proud of who I am. And oh yeah…I almost forgot, I happen to be transsexual :)

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Posted by on March 16th, 2012 at 08:00 am

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Posted by on March 15th, 2012 at 10:00 am

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Lily Valetta

Submitted by Lily Valetta, the model and photographer

“I would say that this is who I can be at times, but it is a photograph of me, a transgendered woman, so it is who I am at any time.”

Posted by on March 14th, 2012 at 10:00 am

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what to wear

Submitted by Marlon Alarm, the Model and Photographer

“I never really know what to wear. Should I be girl pretty? Or guy handsome? Should I be in the middle? Or should I just stop pretending gender is a scale from boy to girl?”

Posted by on March 14th, 2012 at 10:00 am

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Profile: Gaelle

You can call me… Gaelle (it’s pronounced Guy-elle :D)

I identify as…female, pansexual, Haitian, lesbian? Still trying to nail that down …not extremely feminine, just moderately so. This photo is misleading– I don’t wear dresses that often :D

As far as third-person pronouns go, … she and her. Shklee and shkler would work too.

I’m attracted to… Men, women, everything that falls in between the cracks. I find myself more often attracted to the personality first, and then I’ll find the things I think make the person “hot” afterward. But honestly, if I were to say one physical thing that catches my eye, it’s definitely a cute butt!!!

When people talk about me, I want them to… smile, feel positive energy & love, get an urge to hug someone :)

I want people to understand… how fluid gender and sexuality actually are, I want for more people to feel comfortable and safe in bending these norms. Even if they just want to step outside of themselves for one night and wear a moustache and stuff their jeans and slow dance with a close friend. Drag Queens, “feminine” queer men and out transmen and transwomen have always been my heroes. I love them with every part of my being and have sosososo much respect and reverence for them. They’re all amazing, two-spirited beings :)

About Gaelle (it’s pronounced Guy-elle :D)
I’m me, take it or leave it.

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Posted by on March 14th, 2012 at 08:00 am

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“I love being there”

Interview with Victor J Mukasa, a human rights defender from Uganda.

Posted by on March 13th, 2012 at 04:00 pm

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Who says

Submitted by Shaun

“Who say girls need to be pretty? I think beautiful is being comfortable with your gender and style. The world would be a better place if girls weren’t  stuck wearing pink and boys blue.”

Posted by on March 13th, 2012 at 10:00 am

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K. S. Nelson on hir way to an interview

Submitted by Mym

“Somebody hire this fine-ass androgyne!”

Posted by on March 12th, 2012 at 10:00 am

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Stand By Your Trans

A duet with Rae Spoon.

Posted by on March 12th, 2012 at 08:00 am

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