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Tuesday, March 15th, 2011
7:23 pm - 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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Saturday, March 12th, 2011
10:49 pm - x-posted
queerlife 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.

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Thursday, August 19th, 2010
2:57 pm - Gender research
genderthesis 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!

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Friday, July 2nd, 2010
6:40 am - Transgender research
genderthesis 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!

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Wednesday, May 26th, 2010
12:32 am - Epicene pronoun survey


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.

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Tuesday, September 8th, 2009
9:38 pm - 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

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Tuesday, August 4th, 2009
4:58 pm - 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.

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Tuesday, June 16th, 2009
4:33 pm - 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.

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Tuesday, June 9th, 2009
2:42 pm - 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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Sunday, May 31st, 2009
6:48 am - Master's Thesis in Clinical Psychology

Hi everyone - I hope this is okay to post here but if not, feel free to delete and I apologize in advance.

I am trying to determine how likely it would be for me to find 30-40 transgender identified people to interview for my master's thesis in clinical psychology.
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Thursday, May 21st, 2009
6:43 pm - IN OTHER WORDS PRESENTS: A benefit for Gender (Free) For All! - Friday, June 26, 2009



IN OTHER WORDS PRESENTS: A benefit for Gender (Free) For All!

WHEN: Friday, June 26, 2009. Door at 7, Show at 8
WHERE: In Other Words Bookstore, 8 NE Killingsworth St., Portland, OR
COST: $5-20 sliding scale, costumes encouraged

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Please feel free to delete this post if it is in violation of this groups posting policies.

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Wednesday, February 4th, 2009
7:11 pm

I thought I was knowledgeable when it came to gender deviance in the animal kingdom, but lo and behold, when the time came to actually think of non-binary gendered critters, I could only remember something about parrotfish and a certain type of mollusk.

Can anybody help me and perhaps give me the names of some animals that display non binary sex characteristics in their lifetimes? This includes animals that engage in mating characteristics with members of the same sex.

Thanks in advance!

x-posted to genderqueer

current mood: busy

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Friday, December 12th, 2008
9:18 am - us-centric, but i thought some of ya'll might be able to benefit.

Point Foundation, the nation’s largest scholarship-granting
organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender college
students, is calling for applications from students of merit for the
2009-2010 academic year. Individuals enrolled in either an undergraduate
or graduate program, beginning or continuing in the fall of 2009, are
eligible to apply. Applications will be accepted between December 12,
2008 and February 9, 2009. More information is available at



I wanted to apply for this one for ages, but I never got around to it. Hopefully some of ya'll might?

PS - I'm new to this community and would like to make some new friends who are queer, trans, and/or androgynous, if anybody might be interested in adding me.
Crossposting to:
Androgynes, transfeminism, and androgynes.

Srry if you see it twice or thrice!

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Tuesday, December 9th, 2008
12:28 pm - Transphobia on Dr. Phil

It seems Dr. Phil likes to capitalize on transgender misunderstanding and hatred on his show.

"You fool me once shame on you, you fool me twice shame on me"

We must commit to no longer stand idly by as Dr. Phil continues his knack and enjoyment for stigmatizing trans folks.

More information and ways to take action here.

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Saturday, December 6th, 2008
8:23 am - Equality & Parity II: list of workshops and presenters


Equality & Parity II: list of workshops and presenters

This list does not include the Plenary Talks or entertainers. If you want to register for the conference, go to www.equalityandparity.org. You can register in English or Spanish. If you reside in California please apply for a scholarship. The conference is free, but scholarships cover, if live 50 miles from the conference location, transportation, food and lodging. If you live less than 50 miles from the conference location, scholarships can't cover lodging. And if you like outside of California, you are not eligible for a scholarship, but you are welcome to attend the conference. Hotel registration deadline is January 5th, so get your registration in ASAP!

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Sunday, November 30th, 2008
3:23 pm - New Underworks Sports Bra/Binder for Sale


I have an Underworks sports bra for sale, never worn, brand new and folded in the plastic, not even taken out of the original wrapper. It is a size 36 B/C/D. I will sell it for $8.00, plus shipping which is about $3.00, so the total is: $11.00.

Here's the link to the item: http://www.underworks.com/bras/3100.html.

I sell things on the internet and am very reliable. Here is my profile on ebay: http://myworld.ebay.com/crezzzy.

And here is my feedback on Amazon. You can look me up as "magicmaite." If interested, please send an email to: cresdan@fastmail.fm. You can pay through Pay Pal, check or money order. If you do send a check, it will take a while to get the item in the mail to you and please pass this information on to anyone who might be interested. Thanks!

Feedback Count (Lifetime)   Positive   Neutral   Negative
12   100%   0%   0%

All Feedback:
5 out of 5: "as advertised: good price, prompt delivery"
Date: 5/25/2008     Rated by Buyer: neverathome
4 out of 5: "Great Service - no drama"
Date: 11/25/2005     Rated by Buyer: Bruce P.
5 out of 5: "Quick delivery, book in excellent condition, thank you :)"
Date: 10/10/2005     Rated by Buyer: yyyggg
5 out of 5: "Received book in record time, pkg well wrapped and in great condition. Thanks"
Date: 9/24/2005     Rated by Buyer: Robert D.
5 out of 5: "Very fast delivery. Item in excellent condition."
Date: 9/11/2005     Rated by Buyer: Timothy T.
4 out of 5: "good service. thank you."
Date: 9/2/2005     Rated by Buyer: lbrady007-07
5 out of 5: "Fast delivery! Quality as promised!"
Date: 8/30/2005     Rated by Buyer: dbonevas
5 out of 5: "Fast shipping, good packaging on a hard to find title. Great vendor."
Date: 8/27/2005     Rated by Buyer: jmalikow
4 out of 5: "I would do business with this seller again. DVD was scratched, but otherwise intact. In the future I would ask more questions about the item I'm being shipped."
Date: 10/7/2004     Rated by Buyer: Bianca
5 out of 5: "fast"
Date: 8/26/2004     Rated by Buyer: terra30
5 out of 5: "Wow!Fast shipping.Competely satisfied.Thank you!"
Date: 7/19/2004     Rated by Buyer: elizlet4780
5 out of 5: "speedy shipping excellent condition TY!"
Date: 3/18/2004     Rated by Buyer: seraphsmc

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Sunday, October 26th, 2008
5:13 pm - Transgender Chicken Transitions Succesfully

A transgender hen succesfully transitions into a rooster!

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Thursday, October 23rd, 2008
12:21 pm - Trans Haunt... Unleash the Trans (Vancouver BC)

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12:25 pm - Might the "Bradley Effect" Also Hold True for Queer Issues?

Today's open forum is set to examine whether we may see something similar to the "Bradley effect" on queer issues in the upcoming election.
"The Bradley effect, less commonly called the Wilder effect, is a proposed explanation for observed discrepancies between voter opinion polls and election outcomes in some American political campaigns when a white candidate and a non-white candidate run against each other. Named for Tom Bradley, an African-American who lost the 1982 California governor's race despite being ahead in some voter polls, the Bradley effect refers to an alleged tendency on the part of some voters to tell pollsters that they are undecided or likely to vote for a black candidate, and yet, on election day, vote for his/her white opponent." (Wikipedia)
The "Bradley Effect" was a shocking dose of reality about the inconsistency of polls to determine how truthful people are about their voting decisions. It also went on to show the racial implications of the governor's race.

While it is now 26 years later, the notion of a "Bradley Effect" has resurfaced because Barack Obama, a bi-racial candidate is running for president of the United States of America. It is interesting to ponder whether people are indicating they will vote for the democratic ticket while in private will vote against it because of the racial implications.

I also wonder whether this can be applied to certain LGBT issues up on the ballot this Nov. 4th. There are marriage amendments in California, Arizona, and Florida this year. There is also the question of a constitutional convention in Connecticut and a ban on adoption by unmarried co-habitating couples in Arkansas. All of these referendums hold major implications for Americans straight and gay.

People opposed to gay rights often argue that they "have gay friends" or are "not bigoted against gays." It has become increasingly unpopular to be associated with "homophobia." Is it possible there is a segment of the population that claims they will vote against these marriage amendments and in favor of LGBT rights while secretly espousing another point of view to hide their own fear of being labeled a bigot?


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Tuesday, October 7th, 2008
1:28 pm - PLEASE HELP!
"Cyber-bullying: The Effects on Transgender Victims" is a research study about how the presence of social support relates to depression and life satisfaction levels in transgender victims of cyber-bullying.

Are you at least 18 years old?
Are you a member of the transgender community?
Have you ever been harassed on the Internet?
Do you want to help contribute to psychological research of transgendered people?

Copy/paste this link to participate in the study.


It will require no identifying information from its participants and will take approximately 25 minutes of your time.

Thank you!

The study needs a larger number of participants sooner rather than later - thanks for your time!


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