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Make my day


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“One of my teachers that knows I’m trans* was talking to me in front of the class and used the wrong pronouns. Five minutes later she came up to me, handing me a really nice brand new sketch book and simply said, ‘Merry Christmas!’ and walked away. I took the sketchbook and said thanks, and I opened it up to find a note saying, ‘Sorry I called you a she.’ Little things like this can just make my day.”

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

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Sweetheart


Someone wrote…

There has been only one place I have not come out. It is an educational environment where I teach occasionally.

It is hard to say why I have not come out in this place. I have certainly given a lot of excuses. My sweetheart finally convinced me that I should give it a go, that nobody was going to judge me, that many were going to love it, that I would be happy. So I did… Well, almost.

I am a very femme MAAB — think lots of pink, miniskirts, tights and pretty dresses — I’m not quite in dresses yet at this place, but lots of tunics, leggings, nail varnish and earrings (well I always had those, even in this place), ballet flats, my signature Flower by Kenzo and my tiny, corseted waist. Nobody has said a word, except to compliment me.

My sweetheart was right, and I am free…

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


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

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Resting


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

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Question: To be or not to be — a girl


Lain asks…

I used to act in stage plays back when I was Cis presenting. I would love to get back involved in shows, but now as a masculine presenting gq woman I am cautious to get back involved. Which gendered parts do I audition for? While I would probably feel more comfortable in a masculine role, my voice sounds less than masculine and costuming could get to be quite interesting as I have a very feminine body type under all the men’s clothing. I have faced this dilemma in contemplating going back into dance as well.

I guess what it will come down to is me auditioning to whichever roles I feel drawn to regardless of gender and just go for it.

Has anyone ever been through similar situations? Anyone have advice?

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

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Flexing


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Posted by on April 28th, 2013 at 10:00 am

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Elegant Gloves


Someone wrote…

How is it that I can go from being overjoyed for someone telling me my gloves are elegant one day to being too scared to wear my leggings and miniskirt the next?

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


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

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Daren


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Posted by on April 27th, 2013 at 10:00 am

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Profile: g


g

You can call me… g

I identify as… non-binary (genderqueer, neutrois, fluid, neutral, trans*) and pansexual.

As far as third-person pronouns go, … gender neutral pronouns, plz (they, them, theirs).

I’m attracted to… I can honestly never predict the people I find myself attracted to, but I’ve noticed a theme of being attracted to gender fluidity and androgyny. Being pansexual kind of makes the world my oyster.

When people talk about me, I want them to… be open-minded and constructive.

I want people to understand… I am genderqueer. I want it all. I want a flat chest and all of the eyeliner I can get my hands on. I want the pinstripe slacks and the glitter lipgloss. I want to dye my hair hot pink and have a sassy, weird, asymmetrical haircut, all the while sporting some shaped sideburns. I want to be able to wear that sequined dress and have people recognize it as the drag that it feels like it is. I have never been a girl. I will never be a boy. I occupy a thrilling space of “other.” My gender is all over the map, and while it may play a role in defining who I am, ultimately I’m just another human trying to be fully realized and happy during my time here. Sharing this experience with others is enriching; solidarity is a lovely and powerful thing.

About g
I hail from the shining and wonderful city by the bay, San Francisco. Here I revel in a cooperative lifestyle with other like-minded folks from various backgrounds. I have an affinity for art and science. I love to make things and learn things, and I am thoroughly enjoying being a student of life. I am quite shy, but I also love meeting new people who share and appreciate the queer experience and all of its diverse facets.

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

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Lips


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Posted by on April 26th, 2013 at 10:00 am

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The Start


Someone wrote…

Last week I’ve started identifying myself as genderqueer, though it will take some more time for me to “come out” with my family and friends.

I’ve just realized that it took me almost my whole life to learn to listen to my “real self.”

Even as a kid, I didn’t understand how to behave, how I could possibly be and express myself – since I didn’t feel neither like a man, nor like a woman, I couldn’t pick any gender. I was stuck and gave myself up in order to survive.

Now I know I don’t have to choose if I don’t want to.

Although I’m sure I’ve made the right decision (if being the way you are can be seen as a decision), I’m ridiculously scared all the time. I’m scared of ending up losing the ones I love. I’m scared people won’t accept me or take me seriously. My partner knows what’s going on and has been incredibly understanding this whole time. Nevertheless, I’m terrified.

Shouldn’t finally getting to know yourself a little more liberating?

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


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

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Green


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Posted by on April 25th, 2013 at 10:00 am

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Casey Legler



Model and former Olympian Casey Legler.
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Posted by on April 25th, 2013 at 08:00 am

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Chiffon


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

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The Line


Para wrote…

Where is the line between wanting to be treated as a man, and wanting to be treated with the respect that men receive? As a woman, and as someone beautiful? Wanting not to have a gender, and wanting not to be confined by them?

I don’t know what gender is, and I don’t know how to ask without being rude, but I think I need to know….

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


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

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Fantastic


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

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Question: Wedding Outfit Help!


GrideBroom asks…

I need a wedding outfit that looks like the product of a David Bowie and Dolce&Gabbana collaboration.

I know I don’t want a dress and I don’t want a men’s suit. I purchased a white women’s suit that is fitted that I’m happy with, but I need something to go under it. I like the top half of a lot of wedding dresses but I don’t like the dress part.

Does anyone know where I can find clothing that looks formal but has a punk edge and is somewhat gender neutral? I’m starting to think I will have to design it myself.

Please post your response in the comments below.

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

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glasses


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

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Feelin good


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

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Profile: Skarrlett


Skarrlett

You can call me… Skarrlett.

I identify as… lipstick lesbian transwoman, with dashes of goth and riot-grrl for good measure.

As far as third-person pronouns go, … I definitely appreciate feminine pronouns. Sometimes I’ll correct you.

I’m attracted to… androgyny and those who identify as women.

When people talk about me, I want them to… be upfront, cut to the chase, but understand all that I’ve come from.

I want people to understand… there’s no time for giving a shit about what anyone else thinks in regards to living your life.

About Skarrlett
I don’t know how to go about this section. I’m just me. I’ve gone through a lot in my life, good, bad, and mediocre. I play rock instruments, work while I’m taking a break from school, snuggle my cat, and waste time online.

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

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Jay


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Posted by on April 20th, 2013 at 10:00 am

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