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Dressup


Submitted by Devyn [not my legal name, but it is my Soul's name], the model and photographer.

“I was determined to try out a different kind of makeup, so I did. I gelled my fringe up. I am happy with the way it turned out, not looking like a girl, but not quite like a boy. In between, just like me.”

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

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Profile: Dean


You can call me… D, Dean

I identify as… masculine-leaning genderqueer/trans. Butch, soft butch, androgyne.

As far as third-person pronouns go, … she/her are the standard for everyone since I’ve gone through a lot of changing and used to be quite femme (overcompensating?), but it really makes my day when I get “sir”ed. Ideally, a mix of the two, with a heavier emphasis on the masculine.

I’m attracted to… people. A great, caring personality. Randomness.

When people talk about me, I want them to… Be honest. Bad or good, I don’t like dishonesty.

I want people to understand… that the world isn’t just black and white, male or female, straight or gay. There’s so much more, and it’s all incredibly beautiful.

About D, Dean
D lives in the middle of nowhere with her wife and three cats. He loves reading, crafting, glitter, and squirrels.

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

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Just mean


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

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Apply


Someone wrote…

I find a quiet humor in that I apply my transdermal T on the same parts of my body that I used to self-injure. I am proud that I no longer self-injure as a coping mechanism and equally proud that I have finally found my true path. May all my future scars be acquired seeking out that path.

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And what are you thinking about gender right now?


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

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Proper


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“This is how one properly eats a Hello Kitty lollipop.”

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

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Profile: Clarisa / Clari


You can call me… Clarisa/Clari.

I identify as… a girl, I was born as a girl. I just like to be externally (not sexual organs, just about hair and how I dress) like a boy. I like fem girls and androgynous boys, but principally girls. I’m lesbian. I’m a dyke, butch. Idk. Just queer.

As far as third-person pronouns go, … she, I hate when people think that I’m a boy, it’s weird, I know … I used to be like a boy … I look like a little boy. But come on, I’m a girl, call me like what I am.

I’m attracted to… Brainz.

When people talk about me, I want them to… impress them, idk. I don’t want them to think that I’m wrong just because I look like a boy and I like girls. Come on … it’s my life … I can do whatever I want,  if I’m not hurting anyone.

I want people to understand… that what I care about is the interior of a person, you know, heart, mind. I don’t care how people look like, and I don’t like who cares about my look.

About Clarisa / Clari
I’m a girl from Argentina,18 years. I love with all my heart Kurt Cobain. I like anime, I don’t like sex, I’m a virgin. but I have never been attracted to sex. I like rock, opera, classic music, punk, electro (a little), grunge.

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

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Name changed


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

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Souls


Someone wrote…

I’m 37 years old and it finally clicked for me. I’ve been trying to fit myself into male or female for most of my life. My sex is female but my gender isn’t. But I’m also not a man and don’t want to be. I’m going to have to learn how to get comfortable living in the in between and reading all of your stories and profiles has helped me get where I need to be. So thank you to all of you beautiful, brave souls.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


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

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New friends


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“Hey, I’m Ash. New friends would be nice.”

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

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Profile: Tory


You can call me… Tory.

I identify as… Gender Fluid, Androgynous, tomboy. I am physically female and don’t want to change that. My personality has a fairly even mix of masculine and feminine interests and traits.

I’m 60% feminine and 40% masculine usually, or if my mood changes, flip those around. I default on feminine mannerisms and clothes, but I have an underlying masculinity that I can’t and don’t want to deny the presence of. I look forward to exploring its depth, nurturing it.

As far as third-person pronouns go, … both female and male pronouns work for me. Stating “she” or “her” is just being factual, and using “he” or “him” is strangely flattering. I guess I like the acknowledgement of my masculinity even if I don’t ID as male physically.

I’m attracted to… strong, masculine, laid back, strong-willed, nice (and usually older) men with a heavier bear-like build. Low voices are the sexiest. I’ve been interested in women, but usually only masculine women. Even then, without a penis my body just gets turned off. I think I have more of an affinity with masculine women and confuse it for romantic attraction, maybe.

Either way, if I fall for someone I don’t expect to, I wont stop myself. I’m just outlining my preferences.

When people talk about me, I want them to… go easy on me if there are inconsistencies in my personality. And acknowledge that I am exploring myself, and to not label me before I know who I am.

I want people to understand… defining one’s gender is not a thing to be brushed off as an insignificant issue. Not even for cisgenders. It’s important in understanding ourselves at our core, and exploration is a good way to learn about ourselves. You never know what feelings and urges have been surpressed by conditioning, and even if you think you know your self, it can’t hurt to learn more.

Defining your gender is not about creating a new self (at least not for me). It’s about truly learning about and acknowledging one’s true self. I’m not changing into someone new. I’m becoming more of who I really am. I think that should be a goal for everyone.

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

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Quoi


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

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Feels great


Someone wrote…

I came out to a very good, old friend a few days ago. It was my first outing and it was a person in real life and not on the internet.

As the nervousness and the adrenalin subside slowly I feel much more real and true to myself than before. Like I can allow the boy within me to grow up. Feels great.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


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

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Pride Portrait


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“My outfit for Pride 2011.”

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

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Profile: TL


You can call me… TL.

I identify as… dudelady, genderqueer, monogamous, masculine ladyman whose synapses aren’t always firing at the same time.
There’s a joke back home that I am a gay, middle-aged, white male stuck in a black girl’s body.

As far as third-person pronouns go, … I can take any either way – my mom calls me her princess girl, and some of my friends refer to me as a grown man. But honestly, I prefer to be called “he” most days.

I’m attracted to… feminine men and soft butch lesbians. Also intelligence, spontaneity, spirituality, and a sense of humor.

When people talk about me, I want them to… really think about who I am as a person, rather than the physical and genetic attributes that I have.

I want people to understand… the thing that my parents don’t understand: I’m not a girl, really. I’m a lady. I’m not a woman, I’m a girlyman. I don’t care who you are, where you’re from, what you did or what you thought. I love people for who they are at all times. OneHumanFamily.

About TL
I’m a blogger, a writer, a hopeful comedian, and hopeful actress, and a lover of all things people. Everyone deserves a chance, and everyone has one when they’re with me. :)

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

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Four eyes


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

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Other


Someone wrote…

I really wish that they had an “other” when asking “male” or “female” on a survey. I always just feel like I’m answering wrong when it is only a binary choice.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


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

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Back home


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

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Profile: Joe


You can call me… Joe. Joseph. (Maybe someday soon: Joey. Jo. Jooey [like Zooey].)

I identify as… myself. I defaulted to male for a long time, but now I realize that my gender is a journey that I’ve only just begun. Recently, I’ve tagged myself “genderqueer.”

As far as third-person pronouns go, … I’ve become ambivalent. All I ask for is respect.

I’m attracted to… attractive people. :) I make no claims to know what kind of person I’m attracted to. My loins are weird like that. They don’t explain themselves.

When people talk about me, I want them to… speak kindly. Not because they felt like they had to, but because I gave them no other option. As Dr. Steve Brule says, “Kill ‘em with kindness!”

I want people to understand… that we’re all people. And we all rock.

About Joe
I’m a {fifth year} grad student [ecology], drummer, artist, cook, an avid reader, puzzler, athlete, music snob, sports fan, outdoorsperson, atheist, libertarian democrat, and genderqueer.

Oh, and I have a blog: http://charismaticsaredangerous.wordpress.com/

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

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Say hi


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

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Social transition


Someone wrote…

I am about to start my social transition! I am so excited. My mom knows that I am genderqueer, but no one else (yet). I’m hitting the thrift stores in the next week, and getting a hair cut as soon as I build up the confidence. Never be afraid to come out as who you are, okay, everyone?

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


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

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