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Being Non-binary

Posted by on January 11th, 2018 at 08:00 am

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Educating Potential Allies

An educational video from the lovely people at YGender.

Posted by on November 4th, 2017 at 08:00 am

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Your Life

By Andrea Gibson.

Posted by on October 15th, 2017 at 08:00 am

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Getting a Job in Bristol

Additionally, in the description, the vlogger adds: “…although I don’t identify as Trans in the conventional sense, in an interview context I would because it’s a more commonly known term that most understand, rather than getting into a debate about what is gender queer.”

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

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Ask Me

” ‘Ask Me’: What LGBTQ Students Want Their Professors to Know.” Some great students taking a stand and being vulnerable in order to educate.

Posted by on July 6th, 2017 at 08:00 am

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One Year

One Year
Dani talks about how it has been since coming out as genderqueer and pansexual.
“I’m a lot more appreciative of life, of my life, as difficult as it’s been and will be. I’m thankful to have all these opportunities, to have the support I do.”

Posted by on June 22nd, 2017 at 10:00 am

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Jex’s Story

While the teaching graphic may not be a preferred explanation for many, the rest of Jex’s personal story is worth a watch.

Posted by on June 16th, 2017 at 08:00 am

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Lyric Seal

A panel introduction by Lyric Seal.

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

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Grand Gesture and Outtakes

From TheyGoByThey.

Posted by on May 19th, 2017 at 08:00 am

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My Name is They

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

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The X in Latinx

From the YouTubers at we are mitú

Posted by on May 6th, 2017 at 08:00 am

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Being a GNC Parent

Even BuzzFeed is starting to show GNC people as multi-dimensional.

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

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Unbuttoning My Boy Shirt

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

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Prancing Elites

Dance troupe, the Prancing Elites.

Posted by on March 4th, 2017 at 08:00 am

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Hungry Ghost

From the artist, Alynda Segarra:

‘Hungry Ghost’ captures the beauty of safe and queer DIY venues and parties. These sanctuaries will only become more important in these grave and uncertain times. Queerness is the future of our country and we, the future generation, are aiming for the freedom of gender fluidity and intersectional justice for all people. As artists and freethinkers we must care for each other and hold these safe spaces close to us. With those we lost in Oakland and Orlando in our hearts, this video is a love letter to all the queer people who are putting on intentional events that promote nights of safety, unity and freedom. Keep up the good work.

Posted by on February 16th, 2017 at 08:00 am

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Wonder Woman of Vogue

Leiomy Maldonado, Wonder Woman of Vogue

Posted by on February 12th, 2017 at 08:04 am

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TCTE Study Findings

A shout out to the 6000+ who participated. A third of you all identified in the survey as non-binary! Way to go, visibility! Ready the report in English or the executive summary in English or Spanish.

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

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Holiday Cheer

A playful dance routine from M’y.

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

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Labels are for Stretching

Here are 35 clever ways that readers “Described Your Gender Presentation On the Autostraddle Reader Survey

1. Stoner Femme, Gender Confused
2. Insufficiently organised to have a consistent presentation
3. Exhausted college chic/professional physics human
4. Uh. Librarian? What’s the one with no makeup and just regular clothes?
5. Whatever Brandi Carlile is
6. Glitter Queen
7. Fancy Pony Boi
8. Cozy femme
9. I just like docs and dresses ok
10. Hypermasculine camp
11. Softest of butches
12. Executive dysfunction closeted makeup-scared femme?
13. So uncomfortable
14. Femme in the Summer, Butch in the Winter: A Seasonal Fluidity
15. A small cluster of stars
16. 14-year-old boy
17. Leg hair don’t care but actually cares a lot
18. Sloth femme
19. Gay adjunct professor/goth librarian
20. Aunt Dad
21. Granola, self-sufficient, utilitarian, rural spinster
22. Laid-back lesbian farmer
24. Athleisure meets sea-witch
25. Comfortable baggy-clothed person
26. My girlfriend likes to (very accurately so) describe me as “pastel butch”
27. Bunny dyke
28. Muppet
29. Low Femme
30. Lab Chic
31. Geek? I don’t know, I’m wearing a Wonder Woman shirt and Mickey Mouse shoes, so make of that what you will
32. Exhausted
34. Lesbarian
35. This whole labeling thing is very American, isn’t it. I’m a woman who owns pants, chucks, skirts and mascara. Now what?


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

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Recommendation: “Not Trans Enough” Excerpt

Xylophone Gender recommends…

this will not define me
An excerpt from the zine “Not Trans Enough”

The entire zine is available here on Etsy. The excerpt is posted on the blog janitorqueer.

genderqueerness appealed to me because it meant that i no longer had to live like a man. it meant that i no longer had to fall short of the ideal of being a man. it meant that i could start to reject the masculinity that is toxic and violent. it meant that i could be this tiny five foot one and a half tall person trying to live a just life in an unjust world. one thing it didn’t mean was that my male privilege just disappeared once i started to identify as genderqueer.

yes, i still benefit from male privilege even though i identify as genderqueer. this male privilege is complicated and contextual. it’s something i never really thought about or ever needed to consider. i feel genderqueer on the inside but i know that most people read me as a dude. being a genderqueer tomboy femme feels right. although my gender identity challenges gender expectations, i still live in this world that genders people as men or women. as de from my interactions with people that are close to me, i get gendered as a man. even though i identify as femme, i do not experience constnt sexual harassment, gendered or sexual violence.

in my early 20s and before i ever identified as queer in any way, i used to wear women’s pants by goth brands like lip service and tripp. the pants were skinny enough to fit my slim petite figure but were really tight around the crotch area. i also used to wear cyber goth platform sneakers. i had a pair of “swear alternative” shoes that had a 4 inch platform. i only wore them out once. i stopped it all. i couldn’t deal with the looks and i didn’t feel comfortable or confident in what i was wearing so i stopped. i was scared. i stopped expressing this femme aspect of myself to feel safe. i traded aesthetics for security.

Posted by on January 1st, 2017 at 08:00 am

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