Gender

Why Queering Gender Onstage Still Matters

Why Queering Gender Onstage Still Matters

This past Saturday I had the opportunity to see a production of Hair directed and performed by some of my friends through a youth-specific theater company. I’d never thought much of the musical before. Yes, it had a few great songs, but mostly it seemed like a confusing rock opera about a bunch of people doing drugs and having sex, neither of which I could relate to, in the name of countercu... »

Quickies: Same-Sex Marriage in Mexico, Decriminalization of HIV, Grindr at CPAC

Quickies: Same-Sex Marriage in Mexico, Decriminalization of HIV, Grindr at CPAC

The Fight for Marriage Equality in Mexico – “Courts in more than two-thirds of Mexico’s 31 states have granted same-sex couples the right to marry over the past two years in a series of rulings that will likely make marriage equality a reality nationwide in the near future.” Homeless LGBTQ Youth Turning to Survival Sex Work – “A detailed new study of lesbian, gay, bis... »

Quickies: Same-Sex Couples in Ads, “Leelah’s Law,” “Female Husbands”

Quickies: Same-Sex Couples in Ads, “Leelah’s Law,” “Female Husbands”

Australian Jewelry Co Ad Features Same-Sex Couples During Super Bowl – (Warning: autoplay.) The ad, which features multiple same-sex as well as mixed gender couples ends with the line, “We don’t care what kind of love you’re into. We just want to make sure you get your fair share.” Hallmark Ad Featured Lesbian Couple – Hallmark’s ‘Put Your Heart To P... »

AI: Navigating the Non-binary, or: Thar Be Truscum

AI: Navigating the Non-binary, or: Thar Be Truscum

Recently on Tumblr there was an uproar about a blogger who had created the term, “circumgender”. The creator explained that while she was assigned-female-at-birth, she should have been born assigned-male-at-birth so she could be a trans woman.     This led to an outcry from many bloggers, particularly transwomen, who found the term transmisogynistic, and rightly so. Many accused the blog... »

Breaking: College men respond positively to women behaving in stereotypically feminine ways

Breaking: College men respond positively to women behaving in stereotypically feminine ways

That’s what this study should have been titled; instead, the researchers decided to go with the equally inane question “Why Do Men Prefer Nice Women?”, as the title. What a great question. We should definitely study why someone would prefer to be around a nice person as opposed to what, an asshole? Here is the study abstract for reference: Responsiveness may signal to a potential partner that one ... »

The Queerview Mirror: Genderfork.com

The Queerview Mirror: Genderfork.com

What are you thinking about Gender right now?  Do you think someone could benefit from reading those thoughts, but don’t have a platform to share them on?  The World Wide Web awaits, my dear, specifically Genderfork.com. The website is called Genderfork.com and its tagline is “Beauty in Ambiguity.”  The purpose of the website is to provide “a supportive community for the expression of identities a... »

Coming Out Stories: To Be Determined

Coming Out Stories: To Be Determined

Last week, I wrote about coming out as asexual.  But as I mentioned, that isn’t my entire story.  The rest of the story is about one of the shortcomings of coming out.  Coming out is an important tool for awareness raising and putting faces to marginalized identities.  However, it is very hard to come out if you aren’t sure exactly what to come out as. This is, in some ways, me coming out.  I have... »

Pride is What You Make It

Pride is What You Make It

“It is revolutionary for any trans person to choose to be seen and visible in a world that tells us we should not exist.”  –Laverne Cox A few months before my father disowned me for starting hormone replacement therapy, I spent many visitations, listening to him desperately attempting to dissuade me from taking testosterone. One instance of this was when he saw the trans pride magnet on the ... »

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