Archive for December 2012


Daddy


Submitted by Jess, the model.

“I came to work one day and a friend decided to snap a few pictures. I love that this photo captures me so well.”

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

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Variations on stud



Thoughts from the individuals who were photographed for the V Magazine piece on studs. See the photo shoot here: http://www.vmagazine.com/site/content/263/studs


Posted by on December 10th, 2012 at 08:00 am

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Spontaneous


Submitted by Jaysun Lukos, the model.

“I decided randomly to take my pet snake out for a walk in NYC. At the last minute, I realized it was raining. I took my umbrella. How was I to know the snake would love the thing?! Enjoy life in all its myriad forms. Especially the random chances that pop up.”

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Posted by on December 9th, 2012 at 10:00 am

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Change


Someone wrote…

It felt so great to bit a little more open about being genderfluid, and to see so many people support me. But now I’m worried that one day I’ll somehow change my mind, and go back to being a girl all the time, and they’ll judge me for making a big deal out of something that wasn’t true. Even though no one has been shocked or critical, I’m still scared.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on December 9th, 2012 at 08:00 am

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The Three Graces


Submitted by anonymous. Painting by Kehinde Wiley.

“Unlike Raphael’s women, Kehinde Wiley paints the graces as three beautiful French men.”

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Posted by on December 8th, 2012 at 10:00 am

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Profile: Liel


You can call me… Liel.

I identify as… a feminine boy at heart with masculine fringe .

As far as third-person pronouns go, … I have remained with the pronoun of my physical sex – “She.”

I’m attracted to… people who accept that masculinity/femininity are like the clothes we decide we want to wear one day, but not the next. They are like our favorite colors, or taste in music. It’s preference. It’s beauty. And people who accept both into their lives reek of equilibrium.

When people talk about me, I want them to… be honest. Always.

I want people to understand… love should be our base line.

About Liel
I believe in love.
I believe in unconditional kindness and compassion.
I believe in salvation…
I believe in a vibrant, throbbing universe that desperately wants our attention.
I believe in sacrifice.
I believe in letting people in.
I believe in allowing the present moment to define myself…not my past.

» Define yourself. «


Posted by on December 8th, 2012 at 08:00 am

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50 Good, True, and Beautiful Trans People


Submitted by Jen Richards.

“The website WeHappyTrans.com launched in March and began asking for trans people to submit their responses to seven questions designed to focus on positive transgender experiences. Our 50th submission just posted. We think this image is a powerful statement about visibility and celebration, and would love for more people to see it, and to be part of the next 50. Thank you for considering!”

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Posted by on December 7th, 2012 at 10:00 am

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Tomboy


Someone wrote…

To preface, I’m biologically male. Earlier this year, a friend of mine half-jokingly called me a tomboy and it was just the best feeling ever. As a guy I’m quiet and feminine, but really, I’d like nothing more than to just be a pretty, boyish girl and keep playing in bands, wearing ratty boy jeans, and developing video games; all things I already do that make me “me.” I just want a different context for those things!

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on December 7th, 2012 at 08:00 am

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I am NOT the body that imprisons me


Submitted by Tony the Tiger, the model and photographer.

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Posted by on December 6th, 2012 at 10:00 am

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The Spaces Inbetween


Someone wrote…

My partner likes crossdressing, which is awesome and sexy and empowering and wonderful. But my partner only wants to be seen as one gender or the other, to pass in either direction. I want to be allowed to love and embrace the spaces in between, but they find those parts – those points where there’s neither perfectly male nor perfectly female – really disorienting and unfitting and weird and not what they want to see. What do I do?

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on December 6th, 2012 at 08:00 am

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I’m tired of men’s clothes


Submitted by Jeffrey, the model and photographer.

“I went out with some clothes in a bag. I Stopped at a neighborhood coffee shop, bought a cup, then used their bathroom to change. When I emerged, the baristo asked me if I needed cream. Then I met a friend and we had dinner. It was the first time I had been out in public.”

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Posted by on December 5th, 2012 at 10:00 am

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Respect for Myself


Someone wrote…

I’m wanting to cry and smile at the same time. I’ve been wearing my assigned traditional mask for 52 years and now I just can’t do that any more.

Getting my ear lobe pierced doesn’t sound very ‘out’ but it is a first step. It may be a slow move to the middle where my real third-gender self lives and it will cost me the respect of many others I know but at least my respect for myself will grow at the same time… ‘don’t live their lie, live your life.’

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on December 5th, 2012 at 08:00 am

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We have each other


Submitted by Elisha Lim, the artist.

“This is from my 2013 illustrated calendar. I hope you love it.”

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Posted by on December 4th, 2012 at 10:00 am

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Profile: Eric


You can call me… Eric, with the knowledge that parts of me are still Ely and even Elizabeth.

I identify as… a Thespian.

As far as third-person pronouns go, … I’d like to start implementing masculine ones in this, my virtual life, because exploration of my identity must start somewhere.

I’m attracted to… people who love love and recognize the dire importance of art to our “wretched and magnificent” existence.

When people talk about me, I want them to… consider the aspect of me up for discussion as part of a whole system of strengths and flaws and unbudging ambiguity that constitute a living, breathing person.

I want people to understand… that I am a child playing pretend; I am an actor (in craft and, more importantly, in nature) and lying is the best and only way I know to tell the truth.

About Eric, with the knowledge that parts of me are still Ely and even Elizabeth.
He got the black sheep blues; don’t owe nothin’ to this goodly frame.

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Posted by on December 4th, 2012 at 08:00 am

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Tomboy Femme


Reposted from Tomboy/Femme Style.

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Posted by on December 3rd, 2012 at 10:00 am

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Attraction


Someone wrote…

I am in a relationship with a heterosexual male bodied person, who is exclusively physically attracted to females. I’m coming to the conclusion that I am not female, which is causing a lot of sexual shame for me. The problem is, I love him and he loves me and he is willing to support me through my gender confusion, but I never could and never would ask him to stop being straight, and I know if my body matched my inner self, he wouldn’t be sexually attracted to me. I don’t know what to do.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on December 3rd, 2012 at 08:00 am

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Genderqueer style



A dance party from Youtuber Making a Change


Posted by on December 2nd, 2012 at 08:00 am

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At work


Reposted from genderrific.

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Posted by on December 1st, 2012 at 10:00 am

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