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Recommendation: Laura’s Playground


Jamie Sue recommends…

There’s a lot of good information, plus a good self test, if you will be honest… It can give you a good idea of where you may be at in your life.

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Posted by on October 2nd, 2011 at 04:00 pm

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Recommendation: Blog Post on Virtual Gender


A reader recommends…

Well done article on gender ID, especially in virtual world places like Second Life, from the point of view of the dreaded stereyotype- “fat guy dressed like hawt chick.”

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Posted by on September 28th, 2011 at 08:00 am

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Recommendation: Queer Haiku


Gabrielle recommends…

Haiku No 13 “Curves”

The complexity
Of forms and shapes: in Beauty
There are no straight lines

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Posted by on September 26th, 2011 at 04:00 pm

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Recommendation: Rae Spoon


Jj recommends…

Rae Spoon
A singer-songwriter

He’s an awesome trans singer songwriter with a beautiful voice.

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Posted by on September 20th, 2011 at 08:00 am

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Recommendation: The Magician is a Drag King


A reader recommends…

Just a poem about drag kings and women and uncomfortable audiences. About how identities are shifting and how people tend to assume they aren’t and won’t admit they are a little attracted to nonconformity. This one’s a bit dark, but I thought it made a few good points.

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Posted by on June 18th, 2011 at 08:00 am

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Recommendation: Genderqueer Manifesto


AR recommends…

Syd’s syntax is astounding in this video.


Posted by on June 13th, 2011 at 04:00 pm

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Recommendation: Switch


identitytBD recommends…

Switch
photo gallery

JJ Levine is a Montreal-based artist who explores issues surrounding gender, sexuality, self-identity and queer space. In addition to pursuing a career as an artist, Levine gives “Lesbian Haircuts for Anyone” in a bike shop in Montreal’s gay village. Also check out the “Alone Time” gallery: http://www.jjlevine.ca/alone.html.

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Posted by on June 11th, 2011 at 08:00 am

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Recommendation: Men Are Not Hardwired for Infidelity


Jessica recommends…

Interesting article about differences (or lack thereof) between the sexes.

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Posted by on June 7th, 2011 at 04:00 pm

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Recommendation: Not Your Mom’s Trans 101


The Quiet Jester recommends…

Not Your Mom’s Trans 101
Weblog post, I think?

Well. I’m not entirely sure that you’ll love it, per se. But I do guarantee that it’s interesting. This is a very powerful, very eye-opening post that I stumbled upon and linked to my other friends. It’s very blunt, and-I think-perfectly captures what it really means to be ‘genderqueer’.

Here’s a snippet from the post:
“In typical trans 101 discussions, right now I would probably be explaining to you that “gender is a spectrum” and drawing a cute little line graph labeled “m” at one end and “f” at the other. But this would be fallacious, as well as total bullshit. Gender is not a line, it is a huge three-dimensional space too big to be bounded by the concepts of “male” and “female.” Being trans is not always about falling “in between” binary genders, and as often as not, it’s about being something too expansive for those ideas to have meaning at all.”

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Posted by on June 3rd, 2011 at 08:00 am

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Recommendation: Confessions of an Empty Purse


S. McDonald recommends…

“Confessions of an Empty Purse” is a poetic transmemoir of growing up “gender terrified” in Toronto’s “Cabbagetown” in the ’60s and ’70s — passion and fear, laughter, nightmares and dysphoria, preservation, degradation, dreams and pride … and it really happened. I was – am – there.

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Posted by on May 28th, 2011 at 08:00 am

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Recommendation: Queering SFF


M recommends…

An interesting look at the writing and reading of LGBTQ characters in popular fiction.

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Posted by on May 24th, 2011 at 08:00 am

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Recommendation: XXY


A reader recommends…

xxy
foreign movie from argentina, in spanish

A very interesting movie about an intersexed 15 year old.

From Netflix.com:

“Inés Efron plays Alex, an intersexed 15-year-old, in this compelling tale. Though she’s living as a girl, Alex and her family begin to wonder whether she’s emotionally a boy when another teenager’s sexual advances bring the issue to a head. As Alex faces a final decision regarding her gender, she meets both hostility and compassion.”

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Posted by on May 18th, 2011 at 08:00 am

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Recommendation: Edward/ Ed


Dazza recommends…

Edward/ Ed
Character

Hmm, how to describe Ed…

I guess I could start with: “she is a comically eccentric teenage girl around 13 years in age” who refers to herself in third person, dresses androgynously, and chose the name Edward because she thought it was fun. How cool is that?

** Edward is a character on the fabulous anime Cowboy Bebop, where she works as a hacker, fools around, and plays with her dog. When I first started the show I thought Ed was a boy, and when I found out she wasn’t- I loved the character even more.

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Posted by on April 20th, 2011 at 08:00 am

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Recommendation: It Gets Better by Todrick Hall


Lex recommends…

This is a wonderful “It gets better” message from Todrick Hall including Pace Students, Washington Irving HS, Todd Caldwell, Peter Forde, Russel Orlov, Wesley Bishop, Jake Grinsted, Virginia Cavaliere, Simeon Buresch, Braden Summers, J’Beau, Laquet Sharnell, Ian Paget, Natalia Johnson, Sam Cahn, Liz Gallagher.
It features Jewel, Ellen Degeneres, Perez Hilton, Chris Colfer, Anne Hathaway and others.

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Posted by on April 17th, 2011 at 04:00 pm

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Recommendation: Nightwork


J recommends…

“Nightwork”
A music album.

Scissor Sisters are one of the top gay bands in pop music right now. This album deals with a lot of queer issues, such as non-normative sex and gay subcultures. Plus, the cover is a photo by Robert Mapplethorpe who was a seminal queer artist. In the future, this album will likely be regarded as a queer cultural document and statement about 2010.

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Posted by on April 14th, 2011 at 04:00 pm

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Recommendation: Sarah Hoffman’s blog


A reader recommends…

Sarah Hoffman’s blog
a website for parents of gender-nonconforming kids

Sarah Hoffman writes about raising her pink boy in a supportive and affirming way. She shares lots of resources for other parents and for schools who want to do anti-bullying work. Her blog appeals not just to parents but to adult LGBT people.

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Posted by on April 14th, 2011 at 08:00 am

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Recommendation: TransQueerNation


Luz recommends…

TransQueerNation
A Social Networking Site

It’s a social networking site for all LGBT/queer/varient/undefined and allies. There are also forums with an array of topics – it’s a safe place for everyone.

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Posted by on April 6th, 2011 at 08:00 am

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Recommendation: She’s Got Balls


A reader recommends…

“She’s Got Balls”
gender-fucking photo shoot from afterallen.com

…because gender-fucking is hot! And maybe it’ll inspire some equally gender-fabulous photo series of famous male-assigned folks…

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Posted by on April 2nd, 2011 at 08:00 am

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Recommendation: Nicole Reynolds


A reader recommends…

Nicole Reynolds
singer/songwriter

Nicole Reynolds is a folk singer/songwriter from Pennsylvania. A poet, singer, and farmer, she’s released a handful of albums and tours frequently on the East Coast of the US, performing particularly at queer venues and events.

I love her unique brand of androgyny; she looks and sounds quite a bit like a twelve-year-old boy, but she plays guitar like a young Bob Dylan (check out live performances of her antiwar song ‘June’ on YouTube) and takes great pride in her own femininity. Her music’s clever, funny, and has a timeless quality to it that’s definitely worth a listen. Take a look!

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Posted by on March 30th, 2011 at 04:00 pm

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Recommendation: If I Could Be A Woman


A reader recommends…

this has really left me speechless, so there isn’t much that i can say. it put me through the full spectrum of emotions in just over two minutes. i really don’t even know how i feel right now but i do know that more people have to see this. it is beautiful, pure and simple.

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Posted by on March 29th, 2011 at 04:00 pm

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