It seems as though even if I tell people I’m genderqueer – they still go “Oh, she’s just amazing and brave for saying that”.
Genderqueer = gender neutral pronouns. At work, in groups, even at home sometimes – everyone looks at my feminine face, my curves and still says girl/she. Even when I bind, put on facial hair and go out in the public packing – I’m still a she. It’s frustrating even when I try to blow off what the world reads me as.
I’ve had people in the LGBT community strongly express how they don’t get it and they think it’s just something the young folks are doing now a days. “If you look like a girl, then be proud to be a girl”. I feel there is no hope. How can one be so positive in their genderqueer identity and have everyone from your partner to your friends say you’re otherwise?
What’s your experience?