sh4nb4m asked: Um. Well. It's suddenly dawned on me, that whatever I understood about the genderqueer community, I now suddenly don't. Yours has been the very first blog I've read since joinging tumblr. I read 30 pages in one sitting. I finished confused. Thinking I might be sick. Thinking I want to sprint down the road and back. Thinking I am embarrassed and feel a little ashamed for not...
Anonymous asked: Don't you think tights are sexy?
credens-accidia asked: I came out to my mother as a transman while visiting her. She was not at all happy. She cried all night, and the following morning, decided I was depressed, down the "wrong path", and that I was somehow also codependent, because my dad wasn't really involved in my life. She is forcing me to move away from my gf and making me go to therapy. She also says if I transition, she and I...
The “Q” in LGBTQ can refer to either “Queer” or “Questioning”, both of which definitely describe me. (Actually every letter in LGBTQ describes a different facet of me, because I’m also gay, lesbian, and bisexual, depending on external factors) It is important for me to affirm that I don’t think this questioning will ever end. I don’t think...
Tomboy Tailors opens up the first genderqueer... →
To think, a place in the REAL NON CYBERSPACE world for us-folk to buy fancy clothes. Now I know where I’ll be visiting if I go to San Francisco this year!
The Word Made Cybernetic →
In the meantime, I have actually posted a couple of essays on my other blog over the past couple months, which has a less personal focus (I also re-named it from “That Green Stuff” to “Green Hermeneutics”!) This is an essay sort of in a literary/critical vein, comparing the figure of the cyborg in modern sci-fi to the figure of the ascetic saint or holy man in late ancient...
Hey all, just wanted to let you know I’m alive and well, still in Los Angeles! I’m on my winter break now, but this past semester kicked my ass. I had no choice but to take a break from this blog just so I could keep things together. Masters degrees are so short that it’s easy to feel like you have to sacrifice everything aside from school in order to make the most of the...
Ancient and Modern Technologies of Globalization... →
Proceeding from Wikipedia’s current definition of globalization, which is “processes of international integration arising from increasing human activity and interchange of worldviews, products, ideas, and other aspects of culture.” In this blog post (on my other blog) I explore processes of social change and shifts in notions of identity that take place during globalizations or...
Queen Elizabeth II Appoints Britain's First Out... →
oh word. We get to play in the Queen’s court! XD bencrowther: In a year where Elizabeth II is making history, she has done it again by appointing Britain’s first Transgender person, Ms. April Ashley, as Member of the British Empire (MBE). This is the first time a Transgender person has made the Queen’s ‘honor’s list’. Ms. Ashley is 77 years old has been a well known figure throughout...
My moobs and Me →
I highly recommend this article. Thoughtful and wonderful. fuckyeahmenfolk: A man’s struggle with gynecomastia. Well-written and thoughtful. (Thanks sevenofcups!)
Is Anatomy Destiny? TEDx talk by historian of... →
It is so awesome that an intersex activist is speaking at this level, on this type of platform. Dreger is an historian of anatomy and patient advocate… and here she very concisely deals with some very important questions that are intrinsic to transgender and interex studies, critical race theory, and activism, and she’s friggin’ slick about it — it’s soo accessible. She...
I need feminism
genderbitch: …like a fish needs a fucking bicycle. Lemme know “when” they fix their transmisogynist, ableist, cissexist, white supremacist, psychobigoted, allistic privileged, class privileged, sizeist, monosexist, prescriptive, life decision policing, Islamobigoted, sex worker hating, BDSM hating, self obsessed bullshit. word. mainstream feminism has been the vehicle for some very...
My Gay Shoes: An Open Letter to The CAFAB Trans*... →
(Gendermagick:) TRIGGER WARNING: RAPE Over the last 24 hours I’ve been shocked, disappointed, and saddened to learn about the sexual assault of members of the tumblr LGBTQ community by trans* men. Specifically, I’m talking about the situation with the queer activist Ira Gray, but I’ve also heard people talk about sexual assault by other high-profile members of the trans* male...
sortofrevolution asked: just came across your post about istanbul..if you decide to visit someday,you should let me know.. cheers!
Anonymous asked: What you have here is great. I'm cis and always feel a bit stupid when thinking/reading about or mulling over gender and all its facets, I'm afraid to use the wrong terminology or be seen as ignorant/rude. Your writing, articles, videos etc. have really helped me better understand (to the best of my ability) genderqueer. And your willingness to help those with questions is so...
[I]f I can’t fuck, I don’t want to be part of your revolution.– Charlie Glickman (from the blog post Liberate Your Ass: Why Sexual Freedom is Key to Fighting the Right)
guilttrips-and-sunkenships asked: Why haven't I talked yo you before o.o Hiya.
laws-of-thermodynamics asked: I know that this will come out weird, but may I say I love your body X.X it's my dream body! Anyway, I wanna ask you, do you find i difficult to fit into groups? I know it's a naive question, but do people look different at you, if they find out that you're on T or anything? And what about love life?(not meant in THAT they) p.s I really think you're awesome! Thanks for letting...
That Blog About That Queer Kid: I want a femme... →
Yes! So much this. I share these fabulous feelings, or at least my interpretation of them. :) iragray: I’m tired of running away from all things masculine. I don’t want to run from anything anymore. I can confront the forms of masculinity that I don’t like, that are harmful and oppress, while still being able to take on the parts that I do like. I want to take on a masculinity that...
baneslayertheta asked: Well, unfortunately my mother went into my room room today & took my binder. I'm going to Japan for two months on Friday & she didn't want me "lying & deceiving" everyone in a foreign country. She says I'll get it back in August. So we spent the next two hours talking with me essentially begging them to give me back the binder while trying to explain why I...
Anonymous asked: hey i just wanted to say i really enjoy your blog and you're really handsome
baneslayertheta asked: I'm a 20yr old transguy trying to navigate explaining myself to my parents. I'm living at home now and occasionally I wear a binder. The other day I had put my binder on and my mom saw it and got upset. This led to my father calling me selfish, telling me I "didn't look miserable (enough to wear it)" and threatening to take away financial support for college. They refuse...
bravelittlet asked: "A lot of guys on T will make the mistake of trying to do a lot of heavy lifting and weight training in the first year of hormone therapy. This is not a good idea and can lead to muscle, joint and connective tissue problems like compartment syndrome." can you say more about what would be a good regimen while on T in the first year?
Argh… I can tell because of my crazy schedule right now that I might not be able to get more testosterone until next week. I’m getting pretty nervous about being off of it. I need my doc back on the east coast to call in the prescription again because the LA Gay and Lesbian center needs his authorization, but because of the three hour difference and my schedule it’s been almost...
aniee7 asked: Hey gender-magick please answer my last , which i asked :)
inspector-pervert asked: hey mate, did t make the veins on your arms stick out more or were they around before? mine are popping out now and i'm wicked excited
Anonymous asked: Hi, I'm a guy who thought he was gay or bi for years. Now I know I'm a guy and I feel like one, but I still get so upset when women don't get the attention they deserve and when men are made heroes on TV and just general inequality. is that normal?
notsorrycharlie asked: What workout regimen did/do you use to get the physique you currently have? I'm an FTM trying to get a more masculine body shape and I'm just worried I'll end up doing exercises that accentuate my curves instead of minimizing them. Are there any exercises that you would recommend not doing to prevent this? Thanks in advance!
I just started climbing with someone who wanted to get some videos of me climbing taken so she can study them for technique. So, per request… me with my shirt off. Unforch I can’t climb without a sports bra because that would be considered “naked” by some people, lol. This is part 1 of me climbing an on an overhanging 5.10B (or C, I forget) on top-rope. Some of you have...
prayerglyph asked: oh wow, okay i see! thanks for answering all my questions, i was really interested is all xD keep up the hot body!
morbidmatter asked: You're like the only person I know on here from Vermont. xD I'm from there too, well, used to be, so it's kinda weird for me to see another person on here from there. Kinda makes me happy (: You have an amazing blog btw. I love your individuality (:
prayerglyph asked: what about below the belt? if im asking too many questions, just let me know. lol. im curious.