Question: Testosterone for genderfluid dysphoria?


K. Julian asks…

I am a genderfluid person with a very obviously “female” body (ie. big hips, large breasts, hourglass figure, high/soft voice, small shoulders, short). I have accepted that the world will always see me as a woman who occasionally cross dresses, as I can’t change my height, bone structure and don’t want to commit to top surgery (though I do think about it sometimes). I am lucky to work for an LGBTQ organization that accepts and acknowledges my identity, but I still experience occasional dysphoria about my features.

My question is about Testosterone. If I could begin to grow facial hair that might be enough. I would love a drop in voice but I am a trained singer and I’m afraid it would ruin years of work I’ve put into learning about my specific voice. Could someone with experience and/or knowledge about taking T give me a rundown of treatment options, general cost, pros/cons? I’d really appreciate it.

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Posted by on August 16th, 2015 at 08:00 am

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Summer


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Posted by on August 15th, 2015 at 10:00 am

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Pronoun Jars


Someone wrote…

At my school there are a crapload of LGBT+ kids, new ones coming out every now and again. In one class, Art History II, it’s pretty much all nonbinary kids, so there are all these different pronouns, and we trip over them enough to the point where it’s getting irritating for everyone.

So we made a Pronouns Jar. It’s this big cleaned-out jumbo peanut-butter jar, with a Hi-My-Name-Is sticker on the front. Every time you get someone’s pronouns wrong, you put a bit of whatever pocket change you have into the jar. We use the money to buy a piece of whatever “equipment” someone needs to pass (binder, etc) if they’re not in a situation to buy it themselves.

The Pronouns Jar fund even helped me: I’m bigender (queer/girl) but I have a masculine body, so the PJ money went to buying me a beautiful dress that doesn’t require a feminine body in order to look amazing.

I love all of you! May the glory of the God of Pronoun Jars rain down upon you all! :D

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on August 15th, 2015 at 08:00 am

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The Trans Art of Daniel Arzola


Reposted from No Soy Tu Christe (via Crossdreamers).

“I’m Not A Joke (No Soy Tu Chiste) was begun in Venezuela by writer, illustrator, and activist Daniel Arzola.

It became the first Venezuelan viral campaign that through art raised awareness of the prejudice and violent acts performed against the LGBTI community around the world. Within only 6 months of its creation the campaign had reached more than a million people in more than thirty countries including Russia, where it is used today illegally as a tool for human rights protests.

Today, the campaign is available in Spanish, Portuguese, and English, and holds 50 illustrated posters that through the psychology of color illustrate matters dealing with same-sex marriage, gender roles, bullying, and a variety of other current social issues. ”

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Posted by on August 14th, 2015 at 08:00 am

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Joy


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Posted by on August 13th, 2015 at 10:00 am

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Coming Out


Someone wrote…

My name is Christine (mtf, born Henry). I was born one of four boys, raised by our dad, since mom passed away when I was five. (All my brothers are older than me, and they’re all in university this year.) I’ve known I was transgender my whole life, but I couldn’t find the proper word until about a year ago. I came out my brother Arnold, and later, when Dad expressed some open-mindedness about gender, I came out to the whole family. Everyone seemed queasy and awkward, and I knew I’d done something wrong, so my anxiety sent me flying to my room. I went to school the next day, dreading the uneasiness of coming home to an awkward household and a silent dinner.

Instead, when I came home, I went to my room, but Arnold blocked my path. Dad and my remaining brothers joined us, and Dad said, “We have a surprise for you.”

He opened the door, revealing that they’d redecorated my room while I was at school. Everything was feminine, pink (my favourite colour), and just beautiful. There was even a sign above my bed that read “Christine” in cursive. I was crying from a combination of shock, joy, and overwhelming love; and I would’ve collapsed to my knees if Dad hadn’t caught me.

He pulled me up, and he said, “I love you, Henr–I mean, Christine. Always have, always will. All of us.” He leaned in with a sneaky smile and continued, “And between you and me, I always wanted a daughter!” We both laughed.

Have I mentioned how much I love my family?

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on August 13th, 2015 at 08:00 am

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Profile: Peter


You can call me… Peter, Pete, Mephisto, Weeaboo trash king, it’s whatever, bruh.

I identify as… Genderfluid, Asexual, probably Aromantic.

As far as third-person pronouns go, … I like being referred to as he, but any pronoun is fine.

I’m attracted to… Bad puns, wit, Being overly enthusiastic over anime and Dungeons and Dragons, lovers of deep thinking and outlandish conversations at 3AM

When people talk about me, I want them to… talk about my lisp, my crazy hair, how hard I make them laugh or how bad my jokes are. My gender shouldn’t be the main focus, as I think I’m already pretty interesting without mentioning it.

I want people to understand… that some people aren’t just a boy or just a girl. Also that gender is a confusing thing, and some of us are willing to talk about and clear up anything that may confuse people.

About Peter.
I’m the embodiment of bad puns and existential thoughts.

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Posted by on August 12th, 2015 at 08:00 am

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Oh, Just Hanging Around…!


Submitted by Riley Alexandr-Aiden, the model and photographer.

“I’m just taking selfies at two in the morning, pondering my genetic luck:

You know how some people are just born with genderneutral features, without having to use makeup? I’m nowhere near as lucky. I’ve got the body of a very curvy girl, but I have the face of a genderneutral person who got changed to a girl at the last possible second, with all the implied sloppiness. I’m just feminine enough to be a girl, but not enough to be attractive, since I have the eyebrow game of a man and the cheekbone game of a newborn.

Yet I can’t transition. I don’t hate my current body, nor do I find it “repulsive,” as textbook definitions often require for a proper diagnosis. I wish I could halfway transition, just enough to get a little taller, speak a little deeper, run a little faster. That’s all.

Just a little dignity in passing. That’s all I ask”

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Posted by on August 11th, 2015 at 10:00 am

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Decide on Their own


Riley wrote…

The other day, I was talking to my mom (who strictly believes in the binary and all that) and up came the subject of giving birth to an intersex child. Both of us had heard stories of parents who had tried reparative surgery, only to discover that they’d removed the wrong organ. Neither of us wanted that for any children I might have.

“I say let the kid grow up and decide on their own,” my mom said. “You don’t want to make the decision for them and then have them suffer for it until they can transition or whatever.”

Wow, Mom. Where was that attitude when I came out two years ago…?

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on August 11th, 2015 at 08:00 am

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Question: Agender and dreaming of a Hysterectomy


Elm asks…

I am Agender and suffer from Gender Dysphoria, a big part of my Disphoria stems from my female cycles, which only serve to remind me of my female body.

I am on the pill, but I have learned quite quickly that it only serves as a control and not an eradication of the problem.

I am interested in getting a hysterectomy. I do not care if I have biological children or not so that is not an issue.

I want to know if this option is available to me? Advice from people who have had the operation? And lastly I want to know the opinion/advice the readers of Genderfork can give me about this?

Please post your response in the comments below.

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Posted by on August 10th, 2015 at 08:00 am

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People can be Free


Someone wrote…

I am a 56-year-old genderfluid person. I was named female by heterosexual and heterogendered doctors. they had no idea how I would ever feel about this. it has marked my whole life. I didn’t ask for that to be imposed onto this little body.

I have spent nearly all my life feeling like their decision was my fault. this is my body and I like it. I just don’t call it female because it doesn’t look like what females look like. And I don’t feel feminine. or masculine.

I just feel great in a suit and a smart shirt and a tie. I love ties. I just want to dress like this and not get called odd. or laughed at. I am so tired of being laughed at.

I am so happy things are finally changing and people can be free. to wear a suit and a shirt and a tie. it really can’t be like it was for people in the future.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on August 9th, 2015 at 08:00 am

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Profile: Lee


You can call me… Lee

I identify as… genderflux

As far as third-person pronouns go, … they/them

I’m attracted to… females

When people talk about me, I want them to… accept my pronouns!

I want people to understand… saying that they/them is plural so they’ll use she/hers instead because it’s grammatically correct invalidates my gender.

About Lee

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Posted by on August 8th, 2015 at 08:00 am

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Pro/Con


Someone wrote…

Genderfluidity–

Pro: Often no surgery or medical transition
Con: Often no surgery or medical transition

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on August 7th, 2015 at 08:00 am

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Profile: Kay


You can call me… Kay. It’s a simplification less gender-specific version of my actual name which I hate.

I identify as… Androgynous

As far as third-person pronouns go, … I’m not picky about them, though when people call me he/him it makes me happy sometimes.

I’m attracted to… Who I’m attracted to, I don’t like to label my sexuality. All my friends think I’m bisexual.

When people talk about me, I want them to… Not try to force a gender normal onto me or describe me in a gender norm way.

I want people to understand… That genitalia doesn’t equal gender.

About Kay. It’s a simplification less gender-specific version of my actual name which I hate.
I came out of a not-all-tha-supportive-of-my-identity who gave birth to two LBGBT+ children ironically. I act, sing, play guitar, draw, and fly aircraft.

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Posted by on August 6th, 2015 at 08:00 am

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To Express Myself Freely


Someone wrote…

Okay… Hello. ^^; I am Emily, a genderfluid pansexual (Female at birth) and I recently came out to a few people.. I’m happy because most* of them accepted me for who I am (I AM the same person as before, after all) and tried to learn more about me.

I haven’t told the whole world about myself yet but I hope to, soon enough. I want to just be able to express myself freely without anyone giving me weird looks… I want a short haircut, I wanna wear “boy’s” clothes, I wanna walk how I want, talk how I want… I can’t explain it in words. I hope I can do this soon. I’ll be a lot happier then. :3

*One of my friends couldn’t accept this fact and tried to convince me that I am most definitely a girl…

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on August 5th, 2015 at 08:00 am

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This is what trans looks like


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Posted by on August 4th, 2015 at 10:00 am

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Question: Does this make me trans/non-binary?


¯\_(?)_/¯ asks…

This might sound stupid, but am I transgender/non-binary if I feel the need to look androgynous rather than girly at times? Like, I want to easily give off a genderless, for lack of a better term, at times, and sometimes I want a more masculine vibe, and sometimes I want a more feminine vibe.

Does that mean I’m non-binary?

I hope that doesn’t sound dumb or offensive, I’m just legitimately confused.

Please post your response in the comments below.

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Posted by on August 4th, 2015 at 08:00 am

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Summer selfportrait



Submitted by Jane, the model and photographer.

“Just wanna be natural.”

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Posted by on August 3rd, 2015 at 10:00 am

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Tiara


Someone wrote…

There’s this picture of the 8 year old me dressed as a boy (grey sneakers, black baggy sweatpants and an oversized grey and black hoodie)… wearing a princess tiara.

What’s your experience?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?


Posted by on August 3rd, 2015 at 08:00 am

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Concrete Garden


Submitted by Kitt, the model.

“Playing with the dogs after a hard day’s work”

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Posted by on August 2nd, 2015 at 10:00 am

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