Heels


Someone wrote…

I was never comfortable wearing heels until I wore them while binding and packing.

Now they feel awesome :)

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And what are you thinking about gender right now?


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

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Does this make my eyes pop?


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Posted by on April 8th, 2014 at 10:00 am

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Recommendation: Petition to legally recognize non-binary genders in the US


JR Baldwin recommends…

Petition to legally recognize non-binary genders in the US
A White House petition (an important first step)

This is an important first step to mainstream recognition of non-binary gender identity, not necessarily about changing policy outright.

It’s about creating knowledge for the average person around this issue. If the petition reaches 100,000 signatures, the White House must respond. Even if their response is not constructive, it is still news and will be reported in the news.

This is a first step to creating a common language and awareness around non-binary identity, and the narratives that emerge from the news reporting around the issue will be powerful.

When the issue is better known by the average person (especially mainstream LGBTQ*), directly contacting lawmakers to change policy will be effective and more heavily addressed, leading to actual change.

Editor’s note: This petition is still running till April 20, and so far has obtained ninety percent of the signatures needed!

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Posted by on April 8th, 2014 at 08:00 am

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Denim and Glasses


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Posted by on April 7th, 2014 at 10:00 am

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Mother


Sun wrote…

I used to wish more and more for the mother role to hold me in my femininity, but recently I have been allowing old feelings to sit with as much grace and integrity in that same space.

I spent much of my younger life in a much more defined genderqueer role of more masculine female, and I know I am both, sometimes more one way, sometimes more the other, but more and more recently, I am both, sitting comfortably in myself without trying to hide or define, to hold on to, or let go. Just being me, in each moment, and its wonderful!!

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on April 7th, 2014 at 08:00 am

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Urban Street Style


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Posted by on April 6th, 2014 at 10:00 am

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Profile: Makenzy Lynn


Makenzy

You can call me… Makenzy Lynn.

I identify as… a cabinet maker, a loving husband, a girl inside, straightishy, open and unsure, questioning, hopeful, caring… me!

As far as third-person pronouns go, … sometimes I think it’d be nice to be mistaken for “her, she, miss,” however unlikely that may be.

I’m attracted to… people in general, though women mostly. What I am mostly attracted to in people is the ability to look outside oneself to the world at large and see beauty in all people and things, to be rational without being cold, and openness to differing ways of life.

I want people to understand… I am the person that I am supposed to be. I am the only one who gets to live my life, with all of the inevitable ups and downs from here to the end. Let me be happy.

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

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Punk and Androgynous


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Posted by on April 5th, 2014 at 10:00 am

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Indications


Someone wrote…

Ever since I was old enough to walk and actually express my self through clothes and toys; probably since age 3 or 4, I have always gone to the ‘boys’ section.

Throughout my entire life I have been a tomboy but I have now started thinking about what it all means. All my old tomboy friends started to “grow out” of their tomboy phase around the ages of 10, 11 and 12 but I didn’t. For years I hated being mistaken for a boy but now I prefer it. I’ve begun to envy men when I look at them, I disguise my figure and flatten my chest.

But what confuses me is that I sometimes don’t mind being in my own skin and other times I hate it. What I am getting at is do all those years as a child constantly acting like a little boy indicate my true gender?

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on April 5th, 2014 at 08:00 am

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Fabulous in Black


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Posted by on April 4th, 2014 at 10:00 am

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Recommendation: Red Without Blue


Harrison Bender recommends…

Film poster of "Red Without Blue"

Red Without Blue
A documentary!

It’s a documentary about a pair of twins as one transitions from male to female!

Editor’s note: Click on the photo to get to an official free online stream.

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

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Casual Early Morning Walk


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Posted by on April 3rd, 2014 at 10:00 am

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Taking Value


Someone wrote…

I spoke, as a professional, at a gender conference this last week. Then, in the last session of the conference I got to sit down with a bunch of other non-binary folks like myself. I’m DMAB, old, and bald and I was dressed in the most authentic way I could. I felt absolutely beautiful and whole and everyone in the room seemed equally beautiful. I felt more belonging than ever before in my life.

I left the conference and changed into my daily uniform; the one that makes people see what they’re comfortable with. I’m so tired of being anything other than cis. I didn’t ask for this and I wonder if I’m just too old to ever take any value from it.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


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

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Going on a Friend-Date


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Posted by on April 2nd, 2014 at 10:00 am

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Question: What books were meaningful for you?


Em asks…

My 2-year-old asked her teacher today, “are you a boy or a girl?” I love this time of wondering, of truly not assuming. Sadly, it will be brief. I want to teach her about gender, but the books are all binary (“every boy has a penis” etc).

Toddlers need a place to start, they’re laying a foundation…

how do I teach her the grey? Can I start with black and white? What books were meaningful for you?

Please post your response in the comments below.

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

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Puppy Love


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

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Marker


Someone wrote…

Not long after I came out as genderqueer, my birth name got real uncomfortable. I’ve finally settled on what I want to change it to, but I mourn the fact that there’s no accurate gender marker I could change to along with it. Part of me wants to hold out until a third gender marker option becomes available so I can change both at once, but who knows when that will be… ?

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


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

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A better idea


Someone wrote…

I was sure for a long time that I was a girl. Everyone would say, oh you look so nice in that dress, and wow you look so pretty with long hair.

My gender is still a work in progress. I’m no longer sure but I’ve got a better idea. Some days I still can’t decide but that’s alright. I’m living how I want and that is what’s important after all.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


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

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What do you see?


 

Submitted by B. Renee Blatchley, the model and photographer.

“Am I a Woman?
Am I a Man?

Could I be Either?
Could I be Both?
Could I be Neither?

I know who I am;
Is that what you see?”

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

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Duality


Someone wrote…

My life has turned into a sociological experiment. Due to the need to hide my transgender nature five decades ago, I grew up and developed one public identity (male) while privately nurturing another (female).

Recently, I created and developed a public female identity that, online, has many friends. So, in essence, I now have dual public gender-identities. I post on my blog in both identities and have asked readers how they perceive me.

Interestingly, they see an individual — the same person. The only difference they note is the external cloaking of clothing.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


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

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