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Layers


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Posted by on January 31st, 2013 at 10:00 am

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Being Jewish and Genderqueer



Thoughts and questions exploring Jewish cultural identity and genderqueer identity by queersomething.


Posted by on January 31st, 2013 at 08:00 am

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Leopard Leggings


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Posted by on January 30th, 2013 at 10:00 am

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How?


Someone wrote…

How can I continue to be a Dad and become the woman I feel I am?

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on January 30th, 2013 at 08:00 am

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Dandy


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Posted by on January 29th, 2013 at 10:00 am

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Profile: Wolfsnake


Wolfsnake

You can call me… Wolfsnake, Dapper, “Hey you.”

I identify as… …an artist. An Alaskan Native. A friend. A child of loving parents. A neopagan priest.

I also, as luck would have it, happen to be queer. I am a third-gendered person, oft-accused of being a goth/steampunk/hipster/geek, who enjoys occasional forays into the silly world of masculinity and femmy-dudeness. If people stare, I’m doing it right.

As far as third-person pronouns go, … I prefer my name or he/they/it. Yes, I’m fine with “it,” seeing as English doesn’t currently have a neutral third-person humanizing pronoun yet. I wouldn’t use it for others without asking first, though.

I’m attracted to… intelligence guided by kindness. Creativity, self-awareness, nerdiness. Passion for making the world a more beautiful place. Dark palettes. Guyliner. The ability to discuss Deep Space Nine and the irruptive nature of Snowy Owl populations over the same cup of coffee. Unselfconscious laughter and smiles that reach the eyes. Also, queerness of a masculine, androgynous, neutral, or agendered persuasion.

When people talk about me, I want them to… …gasp, “Who was that masked man?”

Srsly though. I want people to talk about me either as any friend would speak about any other friend–naughty bits and gender identity notwithstanding–or I want them to enjoy the free public entertainment that is oft-costumed life. I provide excellent value for money in that respect.

I want people to understand… …that plaid should never be worn with stripes. Also, I don’t do this for the money. I don’t do this for the glory. There is very little of either. Personally, I do this because I am here on this Earth to be myself, just as hard as I possibly can. And I hope that by doing so, I will empower, comfort, enlighten, or at least amuse others in my path.

About Wolfsnake
Wolfsnake is so queer, it gets several letters out of LGBTQQIAPWTFBBQ, not just one. Wolfsnake is an artist, writer, gardener, costumer, cook, robot builder, wildlife rehabilitator, and quite possibly the alter ego of a misunderstood supervillan. Its arty things may be viewed at http://sthenadrakaina.deviantart.com or http://dapperserpent.tumblr.com.

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Posted by on January 29th, 2013 at 08:00 am

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Applecart


Someone wrote…

Right now I’m feeling good about myself and how I look — a rare occurrence becoming more common. Reading everyone else’s apprehensions is amazingly good therapy. However, living in San Francisco makes it easier to be a feminine guy and after flying back east for the holiday I’m left with this odd double life — being myself to my friends here, and not wanting to stir the applecart at home, so disguising myself back there. My sisters know the real me, my brothers don’t… I’m hoping Christmas 2013 can unify the two mes.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on January 28th, 2013 at 08:00 am

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Profile: Blondie


You can call me… Blondie.

I identify as… I just sum this all up with “queer”, usually (or “does not give a shit” – can that be a label too?)…but I’m an asexual, polyamorous, biromantic androgyne. I like girls, I like boys (but I don’t like them sexually), I often like multiple people at once and I don’t feel like I’m entirely female or male, despite being comfortable with my female sex. I also happen to be a geek, and I have aspergers.

As far as third-person pronouns go, … feminine or gender neutral ones – I wouldn’t want people to use masculine pronouns for me, but I wouldn’t be offended if someone did.

I’m attracted to… if you are a geek/nerd/whatever word you use for obsessing over comics and anime and terrible b-movies like a hyperactive child, then I most likely will be interested in you. Also, I tend to like fellow queer people. I like people who don’t go with the norm, because I’ve never been interested in “normal” things.

When people talk about me, I want them to… not be an asshole. I want them to believe me. I want them to just accept it, like they’ve accepted all the other things about me that are odd and bizarre, and I want them to talk about it like they’d discuss the weather.

I want people to understand… I am not a typical person. I have always been “the other,” I have always been in between spaces in pretty much every area of my life…and that’s okay. That’s actually pretty awesome. By coming out as queer, I’m not changing a thing, because this awkward state of being everything and nothing is just how I am and how I’ve always been. I just want to celebrate that the way I feel it should be celebrated, the way I celebrate the rest of my otherness.

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Posted by on January 27th, 2013 at 08:00 am

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29 12


Someone wrote…

I just celebrated the 29th anniversary of my 12th birthday, which was the first time I blew out candles with the wish of having breasts.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on January 26th, 2013 at 08:00 am

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Profile: Ashley


Ashley

You can call me… Ashley.

I identify as… genderfluid.

As far as third-person pronouns go, … her, him, android…it’s whatever.

I’m attracted to… intelligent individuals who are just as quick to joke as they are to fire off an incisive social commentary.

When people talk about me, I want them to… understand that I’ve never really cared about the opinions of others, and as an only child, am very well equipped to deal with isolation.

I want people to understand… I am a brief coming together of biology, history, circumstance, and culture. As are we all.

About Ashley
I am a freelance graphic designer by night and a grant writer by day.

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Posted by on January 25th, 2013 at 08:00 am

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Can you tell?


Submitted by Mason_Androgyne, the model and photographer.

“I’ve been called all kinds of names because I look like this, bind, have a deep voice but still feminine, and still tell people I’m biologically female when they ask. Why is being androgynous so tough for me?”

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Posted by on January 24th, 2013 at 10:00 am

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Unsettling


Red wrote…

Gender expression has never been an issue for me. However, I went to school the other day wearing conventionally feminine clothing, and the reactions I got were unsettling. “So you’re a girl again?” “I thought you were… what do you call it? Genderqueer?” “Why do you want to tell people you’re not a girl when you dress like that?”
Never has anyone made me so upset about my gender expression.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on January 24th, 2013 at 08:00 am

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Gender queer iron-on patch


Submitted by Jess Five, the photographer and artist.

“A gender queer seahorse looking amazing and embroidered. I am a gender queer artist and this is my creation.”

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Posted by on January 23rd, 2013 at 10:00 am

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Identities and media


A video interview and photo project by Dave Naz (NSFW) with the help of Oriana Small (NSFW) and Jiz Lee. See the photos from the shoot here.


Posted by on January 23rd, 2013 at 08:00 am

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Blushin’


Submitted by deac michelsohn, the model and photographer.

“Being a gender-queer individual can be tricky when it comes to fashion. Sometimes I think, ‘What in my closet will make me feel the most comfortable in my skin today?’ The answer in this pic was a t-shirt and a smile.”

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Posted by on January 22nd, 2013 at 10:00 am

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Warm and fuzzy


Someone wrote…

It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside when someone actually asks me what pronouns I prefer instead of just assuming.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on January 22nd, 2013 at 08:00 am

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Meshelly


From the photo campaign “I am an ally” by Wipe Out Transphobia. Photo by Meshelly, who can be found at indienation.fm


Posted by on January 21st, 2013 at 10:00 am

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Recommendation: Sistah Sinema


 

Sistah Sinema screens movies featuring queer women of color at events in Seattle, Atlanta, Cleveland, and Portland. Their indiegogo campaign was a success! They are currently working with Busk films to make queer cinema featuring women of color available online.


Posted by on January 21st, 2013 at 08:00 am

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Awesome


Someone wrote…

I went out yesterday, full dude garb, and got checked out by, like, three chics. First time I felt really and honestly. . .comfortable, you know? I wasn’t worried about acting like a girl and making sure I was feminine. I wore what I wanted, picked the shoes I wanted, and didn’t care who looked at me funny. Felt. Awesome.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on January 20th, 2013 at 08:00 am

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Profile: Kylie


Kylie

You can call me… Kylie.

I identify as… genderqueer, disabled, person of color, deaf and Deaf, polyamorous, lesbian.

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

I’m attracted to… mostly people who identify as women, very rarely people who identify as men (hence my lesbian identity).

When people talk about me, I want them to… accept 100 percent of who I am.

I want people to understand… that “Deaf people [and people who can't walk] can do anything except hear [or walk].” – I King Jordan

About Kylie
21 years old

male assigned at birth, genderqueer gal

involved in the Deaf queer community at a Deaf queer organization (accessibility and events)

have awesome friends

social justice activist

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Posted by on January 19th, 2013 at 08:00 am

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