My orientation is queer, full stop, so talk to me if you like me.
The label for my gender identity is still trans nonbinary. Meanwhile, I'm updating the label for my orientation to just one word only: queer.
Queer means: I'm not splitting hairs about futures I can't see. Labeling my orientation too specifically, for me, is like saying I already know more than I do about what sort of people I will love.
Queer means: I'm not trying to fit into any hair-splitting orientation labels that just affirm a gender binary system that has no clear place for enbies like me.
Queer means: solidarity with the rainbow, including the ace and aro spectrum.
Queer means: if you like me, talk to me. Maybe I'll like you, too.
#Autistic trans folks, have any of you noticed a significant change in your autism symptoms after/during transitioning?
Engineer shows off her awesome mechanical dinosaur costume https://boingboing.net/2019/10/12/engineer-tests-out-her-awesome.html
Trans Rite of Ancestor Elevation; description of image in previous post; long; food
The center of this simple altar has a glass of water atop a stack of five books, which represents elevating the trans ancestors.
The books are Transgender Warriors, Hermaphrodeities, Genderqueer, Transgender Liberation, and Hello Cruel World.
To the sides are paper marigolds (as for Day of the Dead), tumbled crystals (for grounding negativity and healing), a dollhouse sofa (for spirits to rest), and a chocolate.
Trans Rite of Ancestor Elevation
Trans Rite of Ancestor Elevation, 5th night. We have always been here, and every one of us will always matter for having existed.
x-gender in Japan
I could swear that I had recently seen an article or category on Wikipedia listing notable x-gender people in Japan, but now I can't find it. I don't know if I was mistaken, or if it already got taken down, since Wikipedia has been so aggressive about taking down everything about x-gender, there isn't even an article about it on the English wikipedia anymore. Anyway, I managed to find three notable x-gender people to add to our article on nonbinary.wiki. All three are manga artists! (The author of Fushigi Yugi is one of them, they just came out this year!) Do you know of any other notable x-gender people to add?
nonbinary history (+)
Wikipedians have been doing an amazing job at expanding content about nonbinary gender, especially biographies of nonbinary people. In some aspects, surpassing the nonbinary.wiki. I've been having a great time learning about Claude Cahun (a Jewish surrealist artist who was a resistance activist against the Nazis in WWII) and many other amazing nonbinary people from history. Have fun exploring:
My 15yo kid just came out to me tonight as trans male. In order to be more supportive, I would really like some feedback from other trans folks on how to assist or better understand this process, especially on how that works today vs 30 years ago.
Caveat- I had a parent who is trans, but this isn't the same kind of relationship. I would actually be assisting my minor child in this change, so that makes me a more active participant in the process.
Feel free to boost. #trans
The Well-Tempered Synthesizer by Wendy Carlos turns 50 years old this month. After demonstrating that synthesizers were Musical As Fuck with Switched-On Bach, her second album goes a step further, capturing the nuances of Handel and Scarlatti, and even having an admirable shot at vocal synthesis. Give it a listen!
For whatever reason, Wendy's entire back catalogue outside the Tron OST remains tragically unavailiable, but Archive Dot Org has us covered.
I offer Public Universal Friend, reborn genderless in 1776, as a counterpoint to people who think non-binary identities are a new thing. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_Universal_Friend
School taught me that there are exclusively four Romance languages. There's actually 23-35 or so, depending on how you count.
School taught me there's exclusively five senses, but Wikipedia lists 13 or so.
Why should I be surprised when "there are exclusively two genders" turns out to be false as well?
Image reposted from @firstname.lastname@example.org (https://twitter.com/IngersollGender/status/1183773716628553728):
1. YOU CAN CHANGE YOUR GENDER ON YOUR WASHINGTON STATE ID TO "X" AS OF NOVEMBER 13
2. CHANGING YOUR GENDER ON YOUR STATE ID IS NOW FREE, NO MATTER WHAT YOU'RE CHANGING IT TO
3. YOU DON'T NEED DOCUMENTS FROM YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER ANYMORE EITHER
4. FUUUUUCK YEEEAAAHHH 🎆 🎉 🎊
Fiction (in any medium) provides the illusion that we can choose the genre of our experience. We can’t completely and permanently escape from reality into fiction. Fiction is not an alternative reality. Reality is not just a different genre than any fiction, but a different medium. Fiction is an emulated program running within the operating system of reality.
oh is it #introductions time again already?
* furry-adjacent saurian/dragonkin
* bitey, with feathers
* green hair
* #agender (they/them or zie/zir)
* currently ace/aro
* historically #polyamorous
* intermittent #writer mostly of #fanfic
* lifelong depressive disorder, currently mostly in remission
* occasionally posts about "woo-stuff" (magic/spirituality/weirdness)
* frequently posts about wildlife (birds, coyotes, squirrels)
* 2 adorable #cats
* 1 adorable #spouse
.@CollinsDict@twitter.com have defined non-binary as “relating to a gender or sexual identity that does not conform to the binary categories of male or female, heterosexual or homosexual”
#Nonbinary folks, does "non-binary" describe your sexual orientation?
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