Archive for April 2012


Winter Break


Submitted by Dany, the model and photographer

“This was the first time that I allowed myself to express my gender (or lack there of) around my parents.”


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

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A Visible Reminder


Someone wrote…

I hope to be a visible reminder that “girl” does not necessarily mean “girly”.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


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

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no where else


Submitted by Amy, the model and photographer


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

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Profile: Jordan!


I identify as… I am a man, I have never desired to switch genitalia. I get most of my features from my mother: dopey, big eyes, a soft nose and face shape. However, I get my lips, hair, and body type from my father! I am 18 and coming to the realization that it’s okay to look like my mom. For the longest time my “goal” was to look masculine and “act straight” (I’m gay btw). Of course, I was lying to myself. Now my goal is to be 100% true to myself. Styles that I’m into now : 90’s revival, 70’s revival, pastel goth– junk like that! Basically, if I think it looks good on me, I do whatever it is. Growing out my hair. :)

As far as third-person pronouns go, … I prefer “him” or “buddy!”

I’m attracted to… I’ve only had one relationship, and I learned so much from it. I’m attracted to guys that are accepting and open minded. Someone who has fun with their style and does what makes THEM happy! I love ethnic guys! Celebrities I faint over are Adrien Brody and Jason Castro.

When people talk about me, I want them to… say, “He is so sweet.”

I want people to understand… that everything in this world is not gender specific! I’m not ashamed to be called a woman. Men and woman are at the same level, no one is greater.

About Jordan!
I am an artist in many ways, I enjoy painting the most. I have fun with my style, what I wear, and how I decorate my body. I take inspiration from everything androgynous, such as the New York Dolls, Hedwig, Andrej Pejic! I watch RuPaul’s Drag Race religiously! I LOVE DRAG QUEENS! Love ‘em!! I’m into so many genres of music, I probably have favorite songs from every decade and genre. Currently, I’m listening to “Dark Lady” by Cher!

» Define yourself. «


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

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Innocent Indecency


Submitted by Mikki, the model and photographer

“My masculinity and my femininity are both shining through this pic. I believe it shows the unaltered, raw truth of me being gender-queer. :) It makes me happy.”


Posted by on April 28th, 2012 at 10:00 am

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For a while


Someone wrote…

I’ve been binding for a while now, and yesterday my boyfriend helped me make a packer. I’ve never felt more comfortable with how I look. Or more comfortable with another person as with him.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


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

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I heart pants


Submitted by Jessica Michelle Rosales, the model. Keegan Attlee Photography


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

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Can you believe this?



A commercial spot by Argentine rights group Obs.Salta. Read more about the ad campaign.


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

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Submitted by Brittany


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

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The Possibility of Something More


Someone wrote…

For the last three years, I’ve thought of myself as a gay man. Now I’m confronted with the possibility of it being something more, something else. And the thought of having to confront it, of having to rediscover myself for a second time, and then to share that discovery, scares me half to death.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on April 26th, 2012 at 08:00 am

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Patience


Submitted by Paige, the model and photographer


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

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Question: Gender identity counseling


Anonymous asks…

I recently started talking to my moms about my gender confusion, and they want me to talk to a gender counselor/therapist. We have several trans friends who highly recommend the clinic they want me to go to, but I’m terrified at the idea. Has anyone ever been to counseling specifically for gender identity? Did you find it at all helpful? I’m scared.

Please post your response in the comments below.

» Ask Genderfork «


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

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The Only Time


Someone wrote…

No matter how I attempt to present myself, I always feel like a liar to some degree. Nothing ever seems close enough to my identity to not make me feel deceptive in some way. The only time I feel that I am myself is when I’m not thinking about my gender at all.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


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

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Brixton


Submitted by Tasha, the model. Photography by Hannah Daisy

“Drinking tea in Brixton, south London.”


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

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Me


Submitted by Sujaya, the model

“I am here – an aravani”


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

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Rockable


Someone wrote…

I’m trying to find a hair cut I can rock as a girl, and transform into a rockable boy hair style too!

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


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

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Question: New Binder


Mara asks…

How do I answer questions about the fact that I recently started wearing a binder? I don’t really want to explain because that gets really personal really quickly. Any advice to avoid answering without being rude?

Please post your response in the comments below.

» Ask Genderfork «


Posted by on April 22nd, 2012 at 04:00 pm

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Poised


Submitted by Zlata Trouble, the model. Photography by Natalie Jones


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

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Profile: Elle Emme


You can call me… Elle Emme.

I identify as… a femme lesbian all the way.

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

I’m attracted to… amazing noses. Tomboys: There’s a fine line between tomboy and masculine, and I’m great at navigating it. I also adore the occasional (lucky!) femme. And I can’t forget my boyfriend.

When people talk about me, I want them to… never worry that I might be hurting. I want them to always talk about “happy” me.

I want people to understand… that I’m not hiding my identity in femininity. I love dresses, heels, skirts, makeup, long nails, and doing my hair. I love being queer. I want people to understand how difficult it can be being femme and having to tell everyone I meet that I am a lesbian, because they assume otherwise. Understand what it feels like to feel a constant pressure from both queer and straight communities to prove that I am queer, simply because my outward appearance doesn’t fit the stereotype. I want people to understand that I can have a boyfriend who is female-bodied, and that’s O.K.

About Elle Emme
My live revolves around inspiration. Music, clothes, and an oddball film influence me to write everyday. If I can’t be a writer, then I can’t be anything else. I want to be a voice in fiction for the outcast and/or the queer community.

» Define yourself. «


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

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Paige Elliot Phoenix


A passionate transman performer who rocked The X Factor with his amazing voice.


Posted by on April 21st, 2012 at 04:00 pm

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