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Arresting


Reposted via We Are The Youth.

“Tilda Swinton risked arrest waving a rainbow flag in front of the Kremlin in violation of Russia’s new TLGB propaganda bill.”

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

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looking for


Claire wrote…

I like women, I mean in a relationship, sexual way, but I haven’t been with one since I transitioned. I have no problem hooking up with guys but that’s not really what I’m looking for.

I never had problems finding girlfriends when I was a man, so I did an experiment. I have an OkCupid account as Claire. Saturday I opened an account under my old boy name and put up a picture of me where I’m looking very butch, with the same profile as under the Claire account. I put it up as bi and was swamped by hits from both straight women and gay men.

Now I’m faced with the dilemma of which is more important to me; continuing my life as a woman or de-transitioning back to a guy and finding the love that I need.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


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

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Glam


Submitted by Ryan Pokorny, the model and photographer.

“I am biologically male. This is me all made up, exactly how I wanted to look for a long time. This is with no hormones, and I felt beautiful that night.”

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

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Recommendation: Turns Out He’s A Lady


Rickard recommends…

Person with short brown hair sitting on a rock in a semi-desert, in a checked shirt, white-framed sunglasses, a kerchief and shorts, playing ukulele.

A friend of mine started this fantastic blog to document the awkward and sometimes hilarious encounters that she’s had with people who think she’s a boy.

In her own words, “this is: a blog dedicated to all the times I’m mistaken for a 15 year-old boy, or a man, or a dude, or a boychildmandude. And this is blog material because I’m really a woman in my late twenties who happens to just look far better in clothing made for men. The confusion generated by my aesthetic choices creates really awkward situations that I’ve finally come to accept as part of my life and totally worth remembering. Forever. Or at least as long as the Internet survives.”

The blog is seeking guest posts! Anyone who has had an interesting / funny / poignant story about gender confusion, expression, identity, androgyny… all are welcome on “Turns Out He’s A Lady.”

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

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Recommendation: Man for a Day


Elli recommends…

Five people standing and three crouching in the front, all dressed as men

Gender activist Diane Torr held a workshop in Berlin, Germany, where five women learned how to take up space, walk, eat, drink, pick up objects, smile, etc. as men. Their experience was captured by Katarina Peters in the documentary “Man for a Day”.

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

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Shawna Virago



Lyrics NSFW.
Singer/songwriter Shawna Virago performs at the Trans/Giving Trans-Genre CD Release Party, 2010


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

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How I feel


Someone wrote…

I’m scared this is all a phase, but it is still just how I feel right now.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


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

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Prim and proper


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“Dressed for work :)”

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

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Recommendation: a mom becomes a man, and a family sticks together


Eli recommends…

A couple with their arms around each other, smiling openly into the camera. Both wear glasses and have grey beards. The shirt of the shorter one says "I'm very bitter... and I like it!".

I stumbled upon this article and found it really inspiring in that it features a couple already established as heterosexual who end up working through transitioning. I think it’s really sweet that they all stuck together, and I really admire their determination as a family.

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

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A photoset by Kwesi Abbensetts


Submitted by Erica. Full set (includes partial nudity).

“The photographer identifies this subject as, ‘Kat Chr – She came to NY from Jamaica to work on some personal music projects. We collaborated on this shoot, Kat bringing her energy.’”

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

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Transitions


Someone wrote…

I used to think I was alone in this, then came the Web…boy, was I mistaken! But instead of feeling hopeful (I admit, I did and still do) I was surprised that I couldn’t find anyone that was born a male or female and REMAINED that way despite their clear acknowledgment of being transgender.

I mean, not everyone transitions, right? I might still, but what if I didn’t? Would I belong anywhere? If I really go through with it, what will I do for a living? Will I find love? Will I be accepted? AND if I do not transition, how can I cope and carry on? Are there others that do?

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


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

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Recommendation: Gendermom


Jed recommends…

A child's drawing saying "i love" above a person holding two heart-shaped balloons; the person is standing between a couple of flowers.

Gendermom
A blog

Gendermom is a blog about what it’s like to be the mother of a 5-year-old “girl with a penis.” It brightened my day to read about the love and support this mother has for her young gender-nonconforming child!

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

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Korean fashion


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

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Give me wings to fly


Submitted by deepa priya, the model.

“Enjoying the monsoon of goa”

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

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Profile: Sasha


You can call me… Sasha.

I identify as… genderqueer/non-binary/trans* and sometimes as a femme trans* guy. To be honest, I don’t have a one-word label for myself anymore, and I don’t think I need one. All that matters here is that I identify outside of the binary.

As far as third-person pronouns go, … I prefer they/them/their. I used to ask people to use e/em/eir, but it didn’t really work. I’m cool with masculine pronouns and prefer that you don’t use feminine ones for me.

I’m attracted to… intelligence, quirkiness, open-mindedness, honesty, boldness, and confidence. As far as gender is concerned, I am panromantic. I am sexually attracted to masculine and male-identified people, masculine/butch women, and androgynous/non-binary people.

When people talk about me, I want them to… use gender neutral and/or masculine language and pronouns. I’m sick of being called ma’am, miss, young lady, she, girl, etc. The worst is when people use the masculine/gender neutral (“hey dudes”) and then correct themselves (“and dudette”).

I want people to understand… that me being queer and trans* is just one part of me, and that there’s a lot more to me.

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

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Birthday Party


Submitted by Emmett, the creator.

“I made a comic about some of the ridiculous things people say about transitioning folks without realizing how preposterous they are.”

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Posted by on July 19th, 2013 at 10:00 am

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College


Someone wrote…

I might finally be able to start T, even though I’ll probably have to pay out of pocket for it.

But it slowly hit me that whatever college I transfer to might not cover hormones, and I’m afraid it’ll lead to me detransitioning hormonally. I’m not really sure what to do, and I haven’t even started HRT yet.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


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

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everyday


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Posted by on July 18th, 2013 at 10:00 am

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“Being Trans Makes Me Awesome”



A production by TransYouth Speak


Posted by on July 18th, 2013 at 08:00 am

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Recommendation: Masculine Women! Feminine Men!


essejz and Ihm recommend…

Masculine Women! Feminine Men!
a song & music video from 1926

A video from the first gender revolution of the 20th century…

I think it’s heartening to see that gender non-conformity is nothing new and will never get old.

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Posted by on July 18th, 2013 at 08:00 am

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