Gives Me Hope


Someone wrote…

I’m a male-to-female transsexual girl going through transition at the moment.

I often feel that I look too much like a boy, which depresses me.

One day in line for the register, while dressed very boyishly, an older man with a full cart turned to me.

He asked; “Would you like to go ahead of me, young lady?”

You GMH, kind sir.

Thank you so much!

Shared from LGBTQ* gives me hope.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on December 11th, 2014 at 12:00 am

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As We Fell


Reposted from Kityanpoet.com.

Kit Yan is a queer, transgender, and Asian American Brooklyn based slam poet from Hawaii. Kit performs entertaining and educational theatrical slam poetry pieces about his life as a queer, transgender, and Asian American through stories about family, love, and social justice.

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Posted by on December 10th, 2014 at 10:00 am

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Profile: Jayden


You can call me… Jayden or the little one.

I identify as… a person (or an amoeba) who isn’t interested in sexual or romantic relationships. There are labels I connect with, but I don’t need it.

As far as third-person pronouns go, … I prefer ‘they’, ‘them’, and ‘their’ or no pronouns.

I’m attracted to… smiles and laughter.

When people talk about me, I want them to… respect and acknowledge my identity. I maybe like an amoeba, but that excuses nothing along the lines of abuse and assault.

I want people to understand… I’m human too. I’m neither a table nor a chair you can break, so don’t dehumanize me for being different.

About Jayden or the little one.
I’m aiming to become an art therapist. The running gag of my life is trucks like UPS or U-HAUL almost ram me whenever I cross a main intersection. People call me the little one because they can pick me up as Rafiki scoops up Simba from the Lion King. I have three favorite textures: soft, squishy, and fluffy.

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

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Seeing double


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Posted by on December 9th, 2014 at 10:00 am

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Binding


Someone wrote…

Most days I feel the need to bind, but when I do, I feel terrible because it makes me realise that I’ll never be able to bind ~completely flat~, that’s just not what my body can do.
I’m torn between wearing bras and feeling mediocre, and wearing a binder and having this huge insecurity as well as some extreme joy… I don’t know how to handle it.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


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

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My Barbershop


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“My barbershop.”

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Posted by on December 1st, 2014 at 10:00 am

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Question: Coming out as gender fluid


V asks…

What have people’s experiences been when coming out as gender fluid to friends and family? I have only this year after a lifetime of anxiety and dysphoria, come to the phenomenal realisation that this is quite obviously who I am and who I was always meant to be.

However, I am very nervous about telling people about it, because I think it will not be as obvious to them.

It’s not because my friends and family are not accepting and open-minded, they are. But they will still be confused. The thought of gender as a binary concept is still so ingrained in everyone’s minds; I almost feel like it would be easier to come out as trans* because then at least I would kind of be one single definable thing…

The thought of explaining it over and over again to everyone I talk to, with the emotional wounds from 22 years of repression and denial still ripe, feels insurmountable.

How come you haven’t said anything sooner?
How come you didn’t realise sooner?
Are you sure you’re not just exaggerating your tomboyishness?
How are we going to know when you’re a man or a woman?

Please post your response in the comments below.

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Posted by on December 1st, 2014 at 08:00 am

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Expressing Myself


Someone wrote…

I was born with a female body and a mixed mind. I consider myself both man and woman, but I also consider myself genderless.

The biggest problem I have is expressing myself outwardly. My feminine side gets upset when someone mistakes me as a man, but my masculine side is offended when people view me as just a woman. The world would be so much better off if we were all born genderless and open minded.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on November 30th, 2014 at 08:00 am

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Short hair


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Posted by on November 29th, 2014 at 10:00 am

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Summer Camp


Someone wrote…

As a camp counselor, I have to be binary. This means telling the girls that, yes, I am a girl. For a few months out of the summer I live this lie and repeat these hollow words over and over. That’s what the world wants at this point. How many parents would send their children to a week long, residential camp run by strange mixes of the “only” genders?

Meanwhile, I fight for feminism. I am mostly myself, with my non-feminine appearance and eschewing the traditional trappings. Each child is met with acceptance and respect, even if they are covered in pink and glitter and make-up and jewellery. I extend the olive branch. Many take it. I hope to be a visible reminder that “girl” does not necessarily mean “girly”.

If they choose to pursue interests that extend beyond what is socially ‘normal’ but genuinely interest them, I have helped the world. If they can apply these lessons to the people they meet in the future, I have helped the world. If they feel most comfortable in society’s vision of “female”, I have done nothing wrong. If they have fun at camp, I have fulfilled my duties.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on November 28th, 2014 at 08:00 am

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From above


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Posted by on November 27th, 2014 at 10:00 am

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Profile: Kennedy


You can call me… Kennedy, Kenny, Ken, Neddy

I identify as… Transmasculine but maybe not exactly ftm…. So transmasculine genderqueer

As far as third-person pronouns go, … He most of the time…. They is fine too

I’m attracted to… Femme lesbians and other genderqueer folks

When people talk about me, I want them to… Use the correct pronouns…. And be respectful of the fact that I’m trying really hard….

I want people to understand… Just because someone’s gender is fluid or in between, it doesn’t mean that they are “more” or “less” trans…. It’s confusing to not fit in either too….

About Kennedy, Kenny, Ken, Neddy
Hey, I’m Kennedy… I live in Cleveland but I’m from New York. Currently studying at CIA for graphic design and photography. I’ve been looking for some new people to talk to bout stuffs…. My tumblr is iamyourlostboy.tumblr.com and you can find my Instagram @l0s7801….

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Posted by on November 27th, 2014 at 08:00 am

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To start correcting


Someone wrote…

I think I need to start correcting my mom when she calls me a girl. Using ‘she’ is okay, I guess. I don’t like it, but I told her when I came out to her that she could keep doing that if it made her more comfortable. But calling me her ‘daughter’, calling me a ‘girl’… no. I’ve had it with this. She needs to understand that she can’t invalidate my gender identity.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


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

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Shoulders



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Posted by on November 25th, 2014 at 10:00 am

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Profile: Mad


You can call me… Mad

I identify as… What some people would call a “triple A” (asexual, Aromantic and agender). As far as genetics go, I’m afab

As far as third-person pronouns go, … I usually go by female pronouns or just my name

I’m attracted to… I’m mostly aesthetically attracted to men. I also think some women and non binary people are equally beautiful.

When people talk about me, I want them to…

I want people to understand… That this is me/myself and I in Mad’s true form. No alterations, no artificial ingredients

About Mad
I’m a high school senior who’s thankful that a community like this exists in the vast universe that is the Internet. It get’s kind of isolating in real life, you know?

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

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Oscar


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“Oscar at the Pride.”

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Posted by on November 24th, 2014 at 10:00 am

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Me is the only label I need


Someone wrote…

I wish that I could just be me – not my gender expression. I wish that I people would see me for me – not my clothes, my shoes, or hair. Why do I need to be labeled as anything other than myself? It has taken me so long to get here that I am happy being me – no matter what stares and dirty looks I get. “Me” is the only label I need.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


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

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Profile: Tanya


You can call me… Tanya

I identify as… transgender woman

As far as third-person pronouns go, … she, her

I’m attracted to… masculine men – intellegence, confidence, worldly wise

When people talk about me, I want them to… speak their minds

I want people to understand… that our differences are what makes the world an interesting place

About Tanya
life long “tranny” – no hang ups about it – its just the way I am.

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Posted by on November 23rd, 2014 at 08:00 am

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The sunlight catches my side


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Posted by on November 22nd, 2014 at 10:00 am

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Pinpoint


Someone wrote…

I am having difficulty pinpointing the differences between genders.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on November 22nd, 2014 at 08:00 am

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