Author Archives: Fairy JerBear

About Fairy JerBear

A disabled, trans/agender fairy bear living in the American Southwest and passionate about social justice, the environment, Trans/ LGBTQIA+ equality and combating bullying.

On This National Coming Out Day – My Story

This is National Coming Out Day which was initiated on the anniversary of the October 11, 1987 March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Right. I was there at that March 30 years ago and it remains one of the … Continue reading

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10 reasons why the #dontjudgegender verdict makes families of transgender children concerned

Originally posted on Growing Up Transgender:
Last week, when I read the news story about a 7 year old being removed from their mother’s care, I felt scared and upset. This reaction was shared by many families of transgender children…

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8 Things Transgender People Do Not Owe You

Originally posted on Let's Queer Things Up!:
Nothing ruins a fabulous day for me more than entitlement. I’m talking about the expectations placed on me as a transgender person that are never placed on my cisgender counterparts. Take, for…

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An Animated View of Trans History From The ACLU

A great overview of trans history through the use of art and animation. It is narrated by the wonder Laverne Cox. Every day, people question why we advocate for trans rights. “How many trans people are there, really?” we are … Continue reading

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Non-Binary Video Compilation 

A selection of videos profiling non-binary trans individuals including the recent debate about non-binary identities with Piers Morgan and featuring the amazing Fox and Owl and Fox’s remarks upon receiving an honorary doctorate degree from University of Brighton in the … Continue reading

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In A Heartbeat, An Animated Short Film

A sweet, wholesome film about two boys finding love. “In a Heartbeat” – Animated Short Film by Beth David and Esteban Bravo A closeted boy runs the risk of being outed by his own heart after it pops out of … Continue reading

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More Than Male And Female

I have been really getting into creating textual graphics and memes lately thanks to some new apps. The one I am proudest of is the one I came up with today. Here’s the text as it appeared on Instagram… I … Continue reading

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Commercial reveals what some LGBT individuals go through in Japan

Originally posted on SoraNews24:
Is the LGBT mindset in Japan any different from other countries? Rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people have seen improvements in Japan, with same-sex couples recognized by Sapporo and a few wards in Tokyo.…

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When asked their sex, some are going with option ‘X’ – USA Today

The following appears in USA Today and is one of the first national news service to have a non-biased article about non-binary gender identities.  Let’s hope this continues! To read the entire article please follow the link at the bottom … Continue reading

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On Taking The Sting Out of Slurs by Using Them as Empowerment.

I’ve always enjoyed taking the power of slurs away from homophobes and transphobes by turning around and using them myself. I think that is why I embraced the use of “queer” so quickly. Very early in the nineties I participated … Continue reading

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Non-Binary Genders and Intersex Individuals 

A scientific and historical look at non-binary gender identities and intersex individuals. Here’s the videographer’s description of this production: I want to examine in a little more detail the realities of sex and gender diversity, viewed through a biological and … Continue reading

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I Am Genderqueer (And What the #@%! That Means) | ContraPoints

Contra Points takes on the challenge of defining genderqueer and non-binary gender identities. Here’s some links to he/she/their, (the video offers various pronoun choices) social media contact information. Is it really coming out if no one is surprised? ✿Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/contrapointsContinue reading

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Coming Out as Genderqueer

In this brief but passionate video Adam Priester shares how they came to identify as genderqueer in a celebratory video.

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10 Gender Identities Beyond Male and Female

This is a fairly good, quick, succinct rundown of gender identities. There may be some disagreement about who falls under the term “transgender,” which is the last category discussed. According to this video; cross dressers, drag kings and drag queens … Continue reading

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Some Great Music Videos About Sexuality & Gender

I’ve assembled some music videos about gender identity, norms and roles as well as music videos about sexuality, being gay/bi/queer and more. These have come out within the last decade and frequently are from the perspective of younger individuals. I … Continue reading

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8 Things Non-Binary People Need to Know

Originally posted on Let's Queer Things Up!:
The non-binary pride flag, via Gender Wiki Coming out as genderqueer and non-binary was this big, beautiful, scary thing for me. I didn’t know what exactly I was moving towards – I…

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The History of Genderqueer

*Information was current as of 2014

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Today the 17th of May is International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia 2017 #IDAHOT2017

All graphics created by yours truly Jeri Rae aka Fairy JerBear 

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The World Needs Peace – International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

Originally posted on Fairy JeriBear's Trans/LGBTQIA+ Musings From The City Different – Santa Fe, NM:
Welcome, take a look at all my International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia Posts. Visit The International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia Website.

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A little Respect. 

Originally posted on Pride Matters:
By @pridematters1 I have spoken to a few individuals over the years about our wonderful rainbow families attitudes towards each other at times. Sometimes some of us appear to forget the struggle we faced when…

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