Tag Archives: gender identity

On Being Agender – Update December, 2016

Being Me I originally wrote this two years ago and since then some things have changed and/or I have become more comfortable with. I want to clarify what my particular gender identity is and is not. For me it’s about … Continue reading

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Your Non-Binary Gender Identity Is Valid No Matter Your Age

It doesn’t matter when you discover a non-binary gender identity, your identity is valid no matter if your in high school or in a retirement home. I have seen plenty of ridicule aimed at teens and young adults who have … Continue reading

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Non-Binary Genders Explained by Upworthy 

Upworthy has really done a tremendous job in introducing non-binary genders to a general audience. There is the above video and this amazing article: http://www.upworthy.com/not-all-people-identify-as-male-or-female-take-a-look-inside-the-world-outside-the-gender-binary?g=3

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My Gender Unicorn 

Definitions: Gender Identity: Gender Identity: One’s internal sense of being male, female, neither of these, both, or another gender(s). Everyone has a gender identity, including you. For transgender people, their sex assigned at birth and their own internal sense of gender … Continue reading

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This Blog Is Five Years Old!

It’s hard to believe this blog is now five. It is a reflection of my interests, passions and identities. These years included my coming out as Trans/Genderqueer/Agender, my coming out for the second time, (my first time coming out was … Continue reading

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Can You Name All The Genders.

The folks at Curious Jack take a stab a naming all the genders. An overview of the variety of gender identities. It is not a complete overview but is a good introduction. There are more genders than male or female! … Continue reading

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Sarah McBride, first transgender speaker at major political convention, addresses DNC 2016

Progress is measured by significant moments like these.  Sarah McBride became the first transgender speaker at a major political convention when she spoke Thursday during the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. 

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Lauren Lubin: Breaking Free of the Gender Binary

Male. Female. Neutrios? Hear why Lauren Lubin decided to make a documentary about her transition from female to gender neutral — and how she’s helping others embrace their true genders and identities.

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Gender: A Short Film

A very personal exploration of gender that looks at gender identity, gender roles and gender norms. Created by “A Bow Tie Kind of Guy.”

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On Gender – Graphically 

Original image is from the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality – graphic up-resolution by Fairy JerBear< Original image is from ActivismProject.com – graphic up-resolution by Fairy JerBear Original creator unknown – graphic up-resolution by Fairy JerBear Original creator … Continue reading

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Kathoeys of Thailand

This short documentary looks at the kathoey or ladyboy culture in Thailand. This culture has evolved separately from Western transgender identity and is one of four gender expressions in Thailand; Male, Female, Tom and Kathoey.

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Thai Toms

In Thailand two genders other than male and female have evolved. In this mini documentary Coconuts TV introduces you to one of those genders, the Toms of Thailand.

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How You Know You’re in Love: Epigenetics, Stress & Gender Identity | Karissa Sanbonmatsu | TEDxABQ

Karissa is a friend and part of Northern New Mexico’s Trans community. In this video she shares her story and her research as a scientist. Here’s the description that accompanied the video: This talk was given at a local TEDx … Continue reading

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Man or Woman? Who’s To Say | Soapboxing – Non-Binary People Exist!

Alok Vaid-Menon joined the R29 Soapboxing team to talk about dichotomy, f*ck it.

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Labels Are Complicated Like Starbucks // Kelly Kitagawa

Kelly Kitagawa talks about labels and why there important to people describing their gender identity/identities. Here’s a list to help you sort out how you wish to describe yourself: Labels/identities from The Gender Equality Resource Center at University of  California … Continue reading

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Do People Respect My Identity? ❤ Leigh

Leigh, from Out of This Binary, talks about their experience with people respecting their gender identity.

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What Are Protections Based On Gender Identity and Expression?

An effective infographic used in Miami to clarify what protections, in ordinances and laws that include gender identity and expression, are all about.

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We are nothing (and that is beautiful): Alok Vaid-Menon at TEDxMiddlebury

Non-binary poet, artist and activist Alok Vaid-Menon delivers a 2013 TED talk in which they discuss the relationship between success and the status quo. They draw upon experiences at Stanford and beyond and perform spoken word poetry. Alok performs with … Continue reading

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11 Times Gender Norms Got The Middle Finger in 2015 – MTV

You really should check out this look at MTV’s look at the 11 times gender norms got the finger. Here’s an excerpt from the opening paragraphs of the article by Rae Paoletta… Gender is a construct, and should be treated … Continue reading

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Blurred Lines: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

I have long recognized that for some people the line between gender identity and sexual orientation is blurred. While I recognize that for many people this differentiation between gender and sexuality is not blurred at all, it is important to … Continue reading

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