Archive for December 2012


A Genuine Smile


Submitted by Lizzie, the model.

“This is me, expressing one of the many sides of myself that I rarely get to express. I’m thankful that I get to express myself whilst still young. I’m happy both internally and externally and it’s the best feeling ever.”

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

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Profile: Sea / Hadrian


You can call me… Sea, Hadrian.

I identify as… an asexual neutrois. I wouldn’t purposefully alter my body, but if I woke up one day without any sexual hardware, I would be elated! Elated I tell you!

As far as third-person pronouns go, … I am used to female ones.

I’m attracted to… aesthetically attracted to androgynous/neutrois people. Not feminine men or manly women, but right in between. This is not a sexual attraction. I guess in the ace world we call crushes “squishes” to differentiate this…but that has always seemed to sound loaded to me.

When people talk about me, I want them to… talk about -me-, not about who they think I am or should be based on my biological gender. I also hate it when people assume I (or all people) have sexual interests… sigh.

I want people to understand… asexuality exists. There are people who do not feel gendered. I am not homosexual. I am not heterosexual. Being with the person I love does not mean we are having sex. We are simply best friends.

Every so often I will wear a dress (like, once every two years). But that doesn’t mean I feel like a woman ;P

One last thing: I am Christian. I sometimes feel that there is this assumption that anyone outside of gender/sexuality norms could not possibly be Christian. So I want “people” to understand, or rather remember, that there are people in this nonheteronormative camp who do care very deeply for Christianity as a spirituality (though I can’t say much for the American culture of it… blegh). A lot of the mudslinging that goes on toward Christianity as a whole is kind of hurtful. There are several large, liberal, open-minded denominations who are allies.

About Sea, Hadrian
Sea spends too much time in thought, not enough time in action, and way, way too much time at school.

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

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Beautiful Nowhere


Submitted by Sam, the model and photographer.

“They tell me I’m too pretty to be a boy, too handsome to be a girl. Well, I am just a person.”

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

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American South


Andy wrote…

I wish people would use ze/hir when referring to me. But really, how many people here in the conservative American South are going to play along with that? My friends and family might, but they would find it bizarre and excessive, as if I were just trying to get attention. :(

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on December 19th, 2012 at 08:00 am

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Wedding Day


Submitted by Angie, the model.

“This was taken the day I married my very beautiful and amazing wife, Friday May 13, 2011. Although not legally recognized, we did marry in the church where I am a seminary student. It was such an amazing day!”

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

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Parenthetical


At minute 6:50, Lana adds a side note: “… my transition…this is a word that is a very complicated subject for me because of it’s complicity in a binary gender narrative that I am not particularly comfortable with.”


Posted by on December 18th, 2012 at 08:00 am

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Trans Day 2008


Submitted by Chrissy J, the model and photographer.

“Some time ago, a group of my online friends decided to ‘dress up’ on March 29th, 2008, and post the results on Flickr. This was my contribution. Strictly speaking, I wasn’t a cross-dresser at that time because I was, then as now, living in my preferred gender identity. But any opportunity to show off…”

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

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Activism


Someone wrote…

I’m struggling to find my place in trans activism. I identify as gender-queer/bi-gendered and I’m not sure where I fit in. I feel like more than an ally, but I have no intention of transitioning medically or committing to only one pronoun. Trans* issues have always been important to me, but i worry about my involvement in activism being unwelcome or even offensive to people who only see me as an ally or not “all-the-way” trans.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on December 17th, 2012 at 08:00 am

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One of my favorite dresses


Submitted by Hannah Gotta, the model.

“Modeling one of my newest dresses!”

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

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Profile: Andrew / Drew


You can call me… Andrew or Drew.

I identify as… a transman.

As far as third-person pronouns go, … him/he.

I’m attracted to… feminine women.

When people talk about me, I want them to… I want people to know that my outside may change, but I am still the same on the inside. I am involved in the LGBT community, and I am passionate about women’s rights. I believe in equal opportunity. I also want people to know that I am a sincere, sensitive kinda guy.

About Andrew / Drew

22 years old
Pre op, pre t transguy
Prefer male pronouns
Have an awesome girlfriend
Always open to chat about anything really

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

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Trying on a short dress


Submitted by Alÿ, the model.

“I was walking around, and I saw this dress in a clothing store. I immediately bought it to try it at home. I absolutely loved the way I looked, and I thought, ‘How can I not have done this before?'”

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

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Conflict


Someone wrote…

I don’t like being androgynous. I’ve accepted who I am and aren’t ashamed, don’t get me wrong. No, the problem is how I can go from wanting to wear a dress to being horrified at such a thought in about half a second. My masculinity and femininity are in conflict, and I don’t know how to resolve it.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on December 15th, 2012 at 08:00 am

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Love Beyond Boundaries


Submitted by Kasson (pronounced Kay-son), the model.

“I am a pre-T pre-op transman. This is a photo of my partner of 2 years and I.”

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

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A letter to you



Matt on the topic: “What advice would you give to someone just starting out on their gender journey?”


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

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1920


Submitted by Jenny, the model and photographer.

“Challenging what gender is to me.”

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

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Scotch


Someone wrote…

I like cooking and shopping along with football and scotch, thank you very much. Doesn’t make me any less of a transman.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on December 13th, 2012 at 08:00 am

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Suited


Submitted by Ciaran, the model.

“I dislike wearing suits, though I am often told I look good in them.”

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

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Our Forums


Hey fellow Genderforkers,

As some of you may already know, we now have forums! They’re a safe, friendly and welcoming space for you all to come discuss things, gender related or not, with similar souls.

The link is on the sidebar, under Stay Connected (Our Forums), or you can click on this link right here to get to them:

http://discuss.genderfork.com/

It would be the most awesome and amazing thing to see you there, whether you’re brand new to our site and want to find out more, or have been a regular visitor for years.

Drop by and say hello, we’d love to get to know all of you in our wonderful community, and hear what you’ve got to say!


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

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Genderqueer


Submitted by anonymous, the model and photographer.

“As long as you feel free to be yourself, and you are happy with who you are, it doesn’t matter if other people try to put you in a box, because you know it’s their narrow-mindedness that makes them use boxes to define people anyway.”

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Posted by on December 11th, 2012 at 10:00 am

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Mirror


Boi wrote…

Sometimes I catch my reflection in the mirror – when my guard is down- and find myself genuinely surprised to see a woman. In my soul I am a man.

I wonder what other people see?

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on December 11th, 2012 at 08:00 am

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