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Recommendation: Venus de Mars

Someone recommends…


Venus de Mars
Music album

Tender and heart-breaking, yet fierce. Venus de Mars is a star more people should know about. Love that Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! features on one track. Inspirational.

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Posted by on May 22nd, 2015 at 08:00 am

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Recommendation: meant to wake up feeling

morrison recommends…

meant to wake up feeling

I felt like I was opening up a body as I read these poems. Picking apart bones and untwisting veins. These poems are written in ways that re-imagine what a page is, what a body is, what gender is/means. I feel enlightened and full of so many questions. I’ve begun to reread to search for the hidden meanings behind each word. Wow.

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Posted by on May 8th, 2015 at 08:00 am

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Recommendation: Chaoslife

Someone recommends…



ChaosLife is a semi-autobiographical comic. It focuses on a queer relationship between A. Stiffler and K. Copeland, who create the comic! It also delves into politics, GSM issues, mental health, pop culture, cats and other randomness.
(Taken from ChaosLife’s about page)

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Posted by on March 17th, 2015 at 08:00 am

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Recommendation: PFLAG Call for your stories

XylophoneGender recommends…

Submit Your Transgender/Gender Nonconforming Journey Story

PFLAG National is looking for your journey with gender identity and/or gender expression. These stories are for possible use in PFLAG National’s most popular publication for the parents, family, and friends of people who are transgender and gender nonconforming, and will be re-released later this year in a brand-new, updated edition.

Quotes will be run anonymously!

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Posted by on March 11th, 2015 at 08:00 am

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Recommendation: BROTHERS

Someone recommends…

web series

I think it is a great series and I would like to see more episodes..

BUT: they need you all to produce another episode. I am living in Germany, I don’t have a credit card, I have no money to buy stuff from the site, and the shipping would be too expensive, and I cannot donate…
But I would like to help them.

So please!! Go on this site and help making another episode possible.

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Posted by on March 9th, 2015 at 08:00 am

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Multilingual Gender Neutral Pronouns

scarlet recommends…


??? / ????? / ??/???/?????/?? / ? / ? / ??? / ??? / oni/je/jejich/se / hen/hun / per/pers / vij/zaar / they/them/theirs / ze/zem/zeirs / xe/xem/xeirs (xyr) / hir/hirs/hirself / e/em/eir / ri / ?li / tema/teda/tema / ta/teda/tema / ?? / se/sen / hän/hänen / ol/mo / ille / eux / iel / ?? / ???? / ???? / ???@/?????@/???@? / ?? / ???????? / ?/?k / hín/hín/híni/híns / hé/hé/hé/hés / hán/hán/háni/háns / isuna / na / kaniana/kenkuana / isuda / da / kaniada/kadakuwada / dia / mereka / tú/siad / j?s/j?s?/jums/jus/jumis/jumyse / dia / wiya / dem/dem/deres / hen/hen(henom)/hens(henoms) / hin/hin/hins / sir/sir/sirs / el@/del@ / elx/delx / elæ/delæ / ??/?? / ?? / ??/??/??/??/??/??x / oni/nich/im/ich/nimi / oni/z njimi/njim / Elle/le/-e / de/dem (dom)/deras / hen/hen/hens / siya/sila / niya/nila / (sa) kanya/(sa) kanila / o/onlar / nhw/nhw/eu

It’s just a really useful resource, and much needed.

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Posted by on December 16th, 2014 at 08:00 am

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Recommendation: What the Night Demands

Someone recommends…

Book cover of What the Night Demands

I love it because Miles Walser is a great poet. Miles wrote some very touching stuff about trans issues, and especially if you are FTM I bet you will love this, but no matter who you are you will love the writing of this cute as hell and intelligent writer.

You can find a nice blog of Miles, where there is a lot of poetry recommended…

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Posted by on October 2nd, 2014 at 08:00 am

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Recommendation: Audacious Eleven

Robin Renee recommends…

Audacious Eleven -...

Audacious Robin is on a gender journey and discovers her androgyny along the path. We discuss the distinctions between and the interweaving of gender identity, biological sex, sexual orientation, and gender presentation. Audacious Wendy comes out as a male peacock stuck in a woman’s body.

Audacious Eleven is the #1 Talk Show for Shakespearean Rock ‘n’ Roll Tech Geek Magic and Life Empowerment.

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Posted by on September 24th, 2014 at 08:00 am

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Recommendation: You

CN recommends…

CN Lester — You
Anti-queerphobia music video from a genderqueer artist

I’m a UK trans/queer activist and artist, and my latest music video is a collaboration between friends and fellow activists to challenge the slurs we’ve been saddled with throughout our lives.

I wrote the song ‘You’ for my audiences as a thank you — so it made sense to make a video that would try to do the same thing. I was bullied badly all the way through school – biphobia, transphobia, and just in general – and I wanted to make something that addressed that head on. It’s a very simple concept — everyone in the video shows the viewer a word they’ve been called and hurt by, and then shows the camera a word that ACTUALLY describes them — but I think there’s something powerful in having to hold someone’s gaze as they tell you how others have tried — and failed — to dehumanise them.

More information on CN Lester’s work and background on Wikipedia.

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Posted by on September 21st, 2014 at 08:00 am

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Recommendation: A Map of Gender-Diverse Cultures

Someone recommends…

A Map of Gender-Diverse Cultures

Cross Cultural Gender Deviance
Interactive World Map

This is in promotion of the documentary Two Spirits, about the Navajo Two Spirit gender identity and other non-binary gender identities in the world. The map has blurbs on various identities from all around the world.

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Posted by on August 26th, 2014 at 08:00 am

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Recommendation: Born Slippy

Someone recommends…

Genderbent recasting of an already gender-bending techno song originally written and performed by Underworld.

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Posted by on August 20th, 2014 at 08:00 am

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Recommendation: Carrington

KC recommends…

It’s the unusual and true love story between writer Lytton Strachey, a gay man, and a gender-nonconforming woman, the artist Dora Carrington. When first meeting Carrington, Strachey mistakes her for a boy and asks “Who is this ravashing boy?” It’s a very touching movie that you won’t forget about any time soon.

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Posted by on August 16th, 2014 at 08:00 am

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Recommendation: Gender 101

Someone recommends…

Gender 101
Video Interview

This is a series of interviews with a gender fluid activist. It explains general genderqueer issues and is a good resource to show to people who aren’t familiar with all this yet.

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Posted by on August 10th, 2014 at 08:00 am

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Recommendation: Sex Is All Fluxed Up

Asrik recommends…

It’s a great article on gender roles. (The blog is cool too but mostly less relevant to genderfork.) Here’s my favorite part of the post:

You are [sic] not a Woman, and I am [sic] not a Man. You may move through the world woman-ing, and I may do manly things, and we may enrich these roles and express them in a healthy way, but at core our bodies move in a dazzling, thundering, dynamic storm of circulating desire for the other-than-us, with potentials and predispositions, but nothing hammered down or definite.

I believe healthy, lightly-held roles make this whirling chaos of yearning more navigable, but they do not replace it. I feel fine to have chosen my version of the role of “man”, but it does not eclipse that one can pick from an infinite array of gender roles. Truly one must pity a culture reduced to the poverty of choosing from “he, she, and it”. He, she, and it? Really? Wow.

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Posted by on August 6th, 2014 at 08:00 am

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Recommendation: R. Freymuth-Frazier

Anna Mandolin recommends…

Self-Portrait In Moonlight, 20” x 24”, oil on panel, 2007, by R. Freymuth-Frazier

R. Freymuth-Frazier is a highly trained figurative oil painter. Instead of painting pretty landscapes or portraits in a traditional manner she uses her skills to paint portraits of women from various perspectives. From the hyper-feminine to the androgynous and even intersexuality, it’s all been explored in her large body of work spanning over a decade. It’s brave and strong work and really worth seeing.

Note: some of the paintings contain (artful) nudity.

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Posted by on August 4th, 2014 at 08:00 am

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Recommendation: Where’s your trousers?

Donnie Collins recommends…

There’s an Irish/Scottish ballad called “Donald, Where’s Your Trousers?” about a young man who is questioned/heckled for wearing a kilt instead of trousers.

Well, I’m a transguy, and my name’s Donald, and I guess I just loved the fact that there was a song like this out there.

And we all love kilts here, so I thought I’d share!

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Posted by on July 29th, 2014 at 08:00 am

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Recommendation: Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme

Zena Sharman recommends…

Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme

The Genderfork community might like an anthology on butch and femme called Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme. (Full disclosure: I co-edited this project with my partner, Ivan E. Coyote). We’re really proud of the book. It’s a beautiful and diverse collection of 40+ femme and butch voices including MtF and FtM butches and femmes — like Amy Fox’s piece “Changed Sex. Grew Boobs. Started Wearing a Tie.”, Rae Spoon’s “Femme Cowboy”, Elizabeth Marston’s “Rogue Femininity”, and S. Bear Bergman’s “Brother Dog”.

Our aim in creating this anthology was, as Audre Lorde says, to “broaden the joining” — to make space for a continuation and expansion of the butch femme conversation, to reflect on what femme and butch can mean in today’s ever-shifting gender landscape.

There’s also an interesting tumblr, though it’s no longer active.

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Posted by on July 25th, 2014 at 08:00 am

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Recommendation: 10 Myths

Erica (photo curator emeritus) recommends…

Raising My Boychick - Parenting, privilege, and rethinking the norm

Stormy isn’t the only baby being raised gender neutral. Blogger Arwyn debunks ten common objections to gender neutral parenting, showing the reasoning behind many of the decisions she makes while raising her male-assigned at birth “boychick”.

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Posted by on July 15th, 2014 at 08:00 am

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Recommendation: Is Anatomy Destiny?

Someone recommends…

Is Anatomy Destiny?
TEDxNorthwesternU: An Educational Video

Alice Dreger works with people at the edge of anatomy, such as conjoined twins and intersexed people. In her observation, it’s often a fuzzy line between male and female, among other anatomical distinctions. Which brings up a huge question: Why do we let our anatomy determine our fate?

There is also a transcript of the talk.

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Posted by on July 9th, 2014 at 08:00 am

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Recommendation: DebaserZ

Allison’s Revenge recommends…

YouTube channel

DebaserZ takes on heteronormativity and the gender binary with an arsenal of hilarious, queered-up pop song covers. Check out “Fuck Heteronormativity,” an awesome deconstruction of “You Belong With Me.”

“And you’ve got a smile that could light up this whole town, but it doesn’t come out much when you’re getting mispronouned…”

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Posted by on July 3rd, 2014 at 08:00 am

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