September 2010

Announcing PracticalAndrogyny.com - Ambiguous Gender Presentation Resources and Information

Practical Androgyny  is a new site devoted to the practicalities of ambiguous gender presentation within a binary gendered society.

The site aims to provide resources and information helpful for anyone who presents ambiguously or androgynously in any part of their life, for whatever reason. The focus is on day to day living rather than identity, as there are already plenty of fantastic sites and communities for discussing, exploring and expressing gender identity.

Right now the site's mainly a mission statement and a blog, but over time it should grow into a comprehensive set of resources covering the following topics:

  • Gendered Spaces
    • Changing Rooms
    • Employment
    • Formal Occasions
    • Public Toilets
    • Swimming Pools

  • Identity and Documentation
    • Campaigning for Change
    • Forms
    • Legal Gender and ID
    • Websites and Social Networks

  • Language and Pronouns
    • Gender Neutral Language
    • Names
    • Pronouns
    • Titles and Salutations

  • Physical Changes
    • Hair Gain
    • Hair Removal
    • Hormone Therapy
    • Surgery

  • Presentation
    • Binding and Tucing
    • Body Language
    • Clothing
    • Hair
    • Packing and Padding
    • Voice and Speech
Visit Practical Androgyny

Crossposted to androgynes, bigender, gender_fluid, genderoutlaws, genderqueer and transgender.

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I am supposed to go to cosmotology school.
Im scared I might get fired for something I didn't do.
I think if I get fired, I am going to lose my apartment
so the idea of living on the street of a gay carea sounds appealing
I can try and reinvent myself
Maybe I can buy a ticket to the castro
or greenwhich village
of san fransisco.
I want to be in a safe haven for gays.
I'm sick of living in suburban straight areas.
I'd have to leave all my things.
I'd be okay with that. They're just things.
I really want to see stonewall
and write queer anarchist articles
and attend radical fairie gatherings.
does that sound stupid?
my radical faerie name would be "Willow Wailer"
I want to wear daisy chains.
and talk about a queer revolution.
revitalize the STAGNENT movement.

Gender research

Hi all - I am doing a thesis project in which I will interview people who identify as transgender or other gender variations and I am trying to find people that might be willing to help. I posted here previously so this is just a final reminder and attempt to find anyone that might still want to participate. If you think you might be interested, or know someone who might be interested, please check out my LJ for details.

You must be at least 18 years old and live in the United States.

Thanks for considering it!

Transgender research

Hi all - I am doing a thesis project in which I will interview people who identify as transgender and I am trying to find people that might be willing to help. If you think you might be interested, please check out my LJ for details. Thanks for considering it!
decarabia

Epicene pronoun survey

ATTENTION: EPICENE PRONOUN USERS

Hello! I am conducting a short non-scholarly study on epicene (gender-neutral) pronoun usage. I will be using these results to help me develop and publish a pamphlet on epicene pronouns for my university's GLBTQQIA resource center geared towards members of the queer community who are not familiar with them. Once produced, it will be available to others who are interested upon request.

All information is anonymously provided; you will not be asked for any information that could identify you.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at abarre at emich dot edu. Thank you again for your participation!

Additionally, if you're a member of any related communities/forums/etc where you think this would be relevant, please feel free to repost! Thank you!

Survey for epicene pronoun users

I apologize if you see this a few times, I'm posting to related communities that I am a member of.
vengeance

Attention! LGBTQ Youth 13-24

Attention teens ages 13-24! The Trevor Project and Lambda Literary Foundation proudly announce the first annual "Second Chances" LGBT Youth Essay contest.

 "Harness your creativity while sharing your personal story in the first-ever "Second Chances" essay contest for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth.

 "All young people should be proud of their sexual orientation of gender identity. Today's brave generation of youth are coming out earlier than ever and even becoming active advocates for LGBTQ issues in their communities. However, sometimes reactions from family, friends, classmates, teachers and others can be unsupportive or hurtful, and contribute to young people feeling helpless, hopeless, and alone.

 The Trevor Project is the leading national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among LGBTQ youth, and Lambda Literary Foundation is dedicated to raising the status of openly LGBT people throughout society by rewarding and promoting excellence among LGBT writers who use their work to explore LGBT lives. Together we've teamed up to encourage LGBTQ youth throughout the country to step up and share their stories of overcoming feelings of depression, thoughts of suicide or suicide attempts, and other unique experiences involving overcoming obstacles.

 Five winning entries will be chosen by a review panel of professional writers involved with or recruited by The Trevor Project and Lambda Literary Foundation. These five winning essays will be published on The Trevor Project's website on or about Friday, February 5th, 2010. Select essay entries, including but not limited to the top five winners, may be chosen by the review panel for inclusion in an anthology of essays that will be published, sold and distributed in the future."

 For more information & the offical rules please visit www.trevorspace.org
Good luck to all who enter & don't forget to pass on the word!

x-posted ftm_youth, ftm, transgender, albanyqueer, addme_glbt, transyouth, genderqueer, genderoutlaws, queerandsober

Fox News Show Red Eye Bashes Pre-Op MTF Boxer

The Fox News show Red Eye hosted by Greg Gutfeld continues to air transphobic remarks at the expense of various transgender people in the public spotlight, now focusing his attention on a boxer transitioning from male to female. We first called Mr Gutfeld out for his outrageous transphobic and horrific remarks about the "Pregnant Man" FTM, Thomas Beatie. He also spewed out offensive remarks against openly gay congressman Barney Frank.

Read the whole story here and watch the segment below.

The Advocate Refers to Trans Woman as a Gay Man

The Advocate a premiere LGBT news magazine has come under pressure from trans activists and allies after it referred to a couple who were legally married in New York as a "same-sex" couple. In the article N.Y. Unwittingly Marries "Same-Sex" Couple, the couple Hakim Nelson and Jason Stenson were given a marriage license because the clerk was unaware of the birth gender of Nelson who now goes by Kimah.

Neither Jason nor Kimah identify as gay, and this is a poor example of reporting. Please read this and contact The Advocate and let them know it's time to report on trans issues accurately.
smile

Call for Submissions – ‘Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation’

From q_transphobia.

Kate Bornstein and S. Bear Bergman are co-editing a new book, “Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation“, which aims to:

[...] collect and contextualize the work of this generation’s most forward-thinking trans/genderqueer voices—new voices from the stage, on the streets, in the workplace, in the bedroom, and on the pages and websites of the world’s most respected mainstream news sources.


Kate and Bear have issued a call for submissions from “non-normatively gendered/sexed voices” but add that they will “include all the good stuff we can, regardless of current identifiers of the author”.

The deadline is 01 September, and payment will be $50 and two copies of the book on publication by Seal Press later next year.

The full text of the call for submissions may be found over at Bear’s LJ – link here.
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