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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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Cold Steel of Night

From the queer duo Bearcoon.

Posted by on December 30th, 2016 at 08:00 am

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We Exist

Posted by on November 23rd, 2016 at 08:00 am

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Posted by on November 15th, 2016 at 08:00 am

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All Access

Posted by on November 8th, 2016 at 08:00 am

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Reposted from article “Agender Person Goes From Being Bullied in the Newark Projects to Gracing the Cover of French Vogue

I was like, “Oh, my goodness! All of the things that people teased me about or called me names about, or those things that were supposed to be my flaws, were really my strengths!”

Posted by on November 7th, 2016 at 10:00 am

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You Deserve Love

Reposted from You Deserve Love Campaign

Posted by on November 6th, 2016 at 10:00 am

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Ruch Queer

Reposted from Ruch Queer, czyli ruch osób wolnych od stereotypów (approximate translation from Polish: “Queer movement, or the movement of people free from stereotypes”)

Posted by on November 4th, 2016 at 10:00 am

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We Run

WE RUN: Non-Binary Inclusion In Sports, from Lauren Lubin, an extension of We Exist,

Posted by on November 4th, 2016 at 08:00 am

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Reposted from DapperQ

Posted by on November 2nd, 2016 at 10:00 am

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Jeffrey Marsh

From @thejefferyMarsh: “It’s ok to bring a little sass to your day sometimes.

Posted by on November 1st, 2016 at 10:00 am

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“i am a trans masc non binary ftm-ish person. i do fit under the non binary umbrella however i don’t always identify as such… it’s weird.”

Posted by on September 15th, 2016 at 08:00 am

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