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T. Chick McClure


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SELF, Transition Week No. 10” by T. Chick McClure

“Self portrait documenting week ten of my transition from female to male.”


Posted by on March 27th, 2017 at 10:00 am

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Recommendation: Brody Polinsky


Morgan recommends…

Brody Polinsky
Tattoo artist who created a safe harbor studio for LGBTQI clients

Brody is a queer tattooer who created UNIV ERSE Studio in Berlin to be a safe harbor in an historically homophobic and transphobic industry. People travel from all over the world for one of his custom-made designs.

Tattooing is really vulnerable and permanent, it can be healing or traumatic depending on the artist’s bedside manner. Brody designed a gentle environment with tea and easy music and proper pronouns. :)

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Posted by on March 26th, 2017 at 08:00 am

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Queen B


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Queen B” by Eric Baze


Posted by on March 25th, 2017 at 10:00 am

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Eva’s Weg


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Eva 2015 by KELLERBRANDT | fineart

“Diese Serie von Porträts ist entstanden im März 2015 für die Gruppenausstellung ‘Eva’s Weg‘”

(English Translation: “This series of portraits was created in March 2015 for the group exhibition ‘Eva’s Way‘”)


Posted by on March 23rd, 2017 at 10:00 am

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Question: fluid? demigirl?


Someone asks…

I need help. I’m a 15 year old biological female and have gone by that all my life but for the past couple of months I’ve been questioning my gender. I’ve been doing research and I think I may be genderfluid. Even long before I questioned my gender, there would be days where I felt way more boyish and days where I felt more girly than normal but most of the time I just did my own thing. But now that I’ve looked into it, I’m more confused than ever. I’m trying to keep track of it but it becomes very frustrating, especially when most of the time I don’t feel particularly any way. I’m also fine with just using female pronouns, but haven’t experimented with male or neutral pronouns. I’ve also seen demigirl and think I could be that along with fluid but I’m not sure if that makes me “less” fluid. Could I just be a girl who’s overthinking this? I honestly don’t know.

Please post your response in the comments below.

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Posted by on March 22nd, 2017 at 08:00 am

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Profile: The Big Snuggle


You can call me… The Big Snuggle

I identify as… I go with genderqueer because I am a male who is not a man. Well, I am a man but I’m also a woman. Actually scratch that. I’m not a woman. I’m not a man. I am something that you’ll never understand. *

I feel at home in my male body but have always been supremely uncomfortable with masculinity as it was impressed upon me. I’ve found it liberating to pick and choose from masculinity and femininity in how I express myself as a gendered person. Or to put it another way, as I’ve grown into my skin, I’ve shed a lot of societal bullshit, including my anxieties around being seen as not masculine enough or too feminine, and I’m happier and more fabulous for it. This is a work in progress, and is more an attitude than a fixed state.

* (That was a Prince reference.)

As far as third-person pronouns go, … most say he/him/his, some say she/her. I don’t have a preference between those two pronouns because they are both correct.

I’m attracted to… authenticity, empathy, kindness, humor, good boundaries, good communication, women, men, androgyny, queers queers queers. If I feel safe being vulnerable with you, my heart is yours and I’m gonna rock your world.

When people talk about me, I want them to… feel happy.

About The Big Snuggle
Love. I want them to understand that it doesn’t matter whether sexuality and gender are a “choice” or not. We are each on our own path, we haven’t lived in each others’ bodies, and life is a limited engagement. We should trust that each person is a beautiful, wise, neurotic, autonomous creature and we should strive to lift each other (and ourselves) up in our quests to survive, find meaning and experience joy. That’s love.

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Posted by on March 20th, 2017 at 08:00 am

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Question: Pant Sizes?


Ben asks…

Okay, so I’m finally beginning to feel comfortable with myself, I’m finally deciding to buy whatever clothes I like no matter if they are “mens” or “womens”. I have a problem with confidence in buying clothes when I am by myself, though. Anyway, that not what this is about. I have some questions concerning women’s pants size.

I know my waist which is a 6-8 but my leg length I am very unsure of. And when I am shopping by myself I get scared of asking what pants I should buy and what sizes fit me best. I would shop online, but with out knowing my leg size I cannot. my only question is, is this: if I am a mens 30 waist and 34 leg length, what does that make my leg length in women’s? I’m lost and very confused as to what to do in this matter and because of my shyness i am afraid to ask people in the store. please help. Also, these are U.S. sizes, if that matters.

Please post your response in the comments below.

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Posted by on March 10th, 2017 at 08:00 am

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Profile: Rachel


You can call me… Rachel

I identify as… I identify as female and present very feminine but I am intersex and proud to be.

As far as third-person pronouns go, … She/her but they/them is fine too

I’m attracted to… I’m an androromantic ace who enjoys people who are very masculine presenting and athletic but also sensitive and romantic

When people talk about me, I want them to… Not speculate about my gentalia. Not attempt to draw conclusions on who I am based on my appearance or relationships.

I want people to understand… Intersex is a real and valid identity. And yes it is a medical condition but I can still have pride in it! I am not straight. I am currently in a relationship with a queer cis man and as I present as female we get told we don’t belong in LGBTQ+ spaces even though we are both part of the community.

About Rachel
22. Graphic design major approaching graduation and engagement! I love anime, fan art, rock music, yoga, and volunteering. I am intersex but was raised as a female and was not aware of my intersexuality until I was 10. My boyfriend is an accountant and has a bearded dragon.

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Posted by on March 2nd, 2017 at 08:00 am

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Question: Older but genderfluid


Sophie asks…

I recently (last year) identified as genderfluid, but here’s the thing – I’ve just turned 61! I’d love to know how many ‘older’ genderfluid people you have on this site, as I have so many questions. As much as I love hearing from and about the many beautiful younger non-binary people in the world, for those of us who only got here later in life (although recognising now that we’ve always been that way), it can feel pretty confusing. I was born male, and have presented as male throughout my life, so one of my big questions is how I can ‘feminize’ myself, so that the half of me that is female can show herself a bit more?

Please post your response in the comments below.

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Posted by on February 28th, 2017 at 08:00 am

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I Accepted That Label


Someone wrote…

I have no idea how a woman feels, and I don’t identify with the way a man supposedly feels. I suppose I am an androgyne, because a woman at an old job once remarked that I was androgynous. I accepted that label. It feels ok. Maybe I just enjoy being ambiguous.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on February 13th, 2017 at 08:00 am

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a(symmetric)


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Submitted by Alyx, the model and photographer.

“I sort of accidentally gave myself a bad haircut (not unusual for me at all) but here I’m trying to uh … ‘rock it’, if you will — pretend it was deliberate. because it …. was…? (shhh)”

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Posted by on February 12th, 2017 at 10:00 am

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Car Makeup!


Chris

Submitted by Chris, the model.

“After arriving in Manchester to introduce my sister to the real me for the first time, I did a full contour in my car! I love my makeup!”

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Posted by on February 9th, 2017 at 10:00 am

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What a task!


Someone wrote…

As a 63 yr old man that wishes he was female instead of male, I need a way to meet other people like me. What a task! I feel overwhelmed and am very afraid most of the time. Someone please talk to me.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on February 9th, 2017 at 08:00 am

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Riah


You can call me… Riah

I identify as… bi/pan aro-flux asexual non-binary genderfluid

As far as third-person pronouns go, … they/them or ze/hir, or other gender nutral pronouns (that are NOT it/its)

I’m attracted to… nice/cute/cool/fun people :)

When people talk about me, I want them to… respect my pronouns and gender, and talk nicely (make me seem hella awesome :D).

I want people to understand… that i can be quite sensitive when it comes to my gender, that i’m not interested in sex (and might never be), and that i want to be ur friend (if u r nice) :)

About Riah
Into way too many things, such as (tons of) fandoms and shows and books, drama/acting, climbing, exploring/adventure, making/designing (drawing on) clothes (especially for Pride), and cuddles :)

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Posted by on February 8th, 2017 at 08:00 am

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They Just Think I Am


Someone wrote…

I’m AFAB and can’t express my being nonbinary to anyone because I enjoy some woman-coded things and they just think I am and should be a girl.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on February 7th, 2017 at 08:00 am

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Else / Corbin


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You can call me… Else online, Corbin irl

I identify as… A playwright, spouse, friend, seeker, non-political activist (cultural activist?), artist, and good cook.

As far as third-person pronouns go, … I do not like language to define me, only support me. To support me, use they/them

I’m attracted to… The combination of fear and honesty that expresses itself through hard work and ambition. Understanding, as both knowledge and compassion. Irreverence in darkness. Thought in action, theory in flesh. Righteously chaotic artists. Myth-makers.

When people talk about me, I want them to… Argue.

I want people to understand… Fear came first, and it piles on. Before identity, before patriarchy, before language, before history, before tribalism, before evolution, before consciousness there was fear. It is the great tool, the mechanism of civilization that brought us out of the woods, that gave us both reason and faith. It is a powerful force, but it only serves to the good if we are afraid for one another, and not of one another.

About Else / Corbin
Else is Corbin’s digital name. It is derived from conditional statements, used in both logic and computer coding, as the undefined alternative to all explicitly defined options. Their plays Boxcar, Three Seconds, and Saving Throw, are available on New Play Exchange, and their company website can be accessed through http://tinyurl.com/renovationists.


Posted by on February 3rd, 2017 at 08:00 am

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Jem(ma)


You can call me… Jem(ma)

I identify as… a polypanromantic, greysexual feminine man

As far as third-person pronouns go, … He and They in equal measure

I’m attracted to… kind and physically affectionate people

When people talk about me, I want them to… not describe me as “masculine”

I want people to understand… that I wear a beard because I think it looks good on my face, not as an expression of gender

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Posted by on January 27th, 2017 at 08:00 am

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Skylar or Sky


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You can call me… Skylar or Sky

I identify as… Transgender ftm and im proud of it

As far as third-person pronouns go, … he him they them NOT IT I AM NOT AN OBJECT

I’m attracted to… mostly girls and non binary

When people talk about me, I want them to… know that i wont change bc of who they want me to be

I want people to understand… my genitalia will NEVER define who i am i am the person who defines who i am

About Skylar or Sky
im a 15-year-old singer and writer…
im proud of my gender and sexuality if u dont like it u can fight me
im falling for someone so hard i dont think i can stop

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Posted by on January 24th, 2017 at 08:00 am

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On My More Male Days


KC wrote…

I’ve recently come to the realization that I am genderfluid and experience slight to major dysphoria about my breasts on my more male days. I enjoy having them on my more female days though. I was wondering if that feeling of dysphoria ever really goes away. I’m considering saving up for top surgery only I fear that if I did get it, I’d regret it on my female days.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on January 22nd, 2017 at 08:00 am

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Classic Autumnal Style


Jomo Autumnal Style

Submitted by Jomo, the model and photographer.

“My classic casual style, with no preoccupation of gender codes.”

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Posted by on January 20th, 2017 at 10:00 am

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