Eight trans* gender identities to understand
[ETA: I know quite a few that ID as NB and GQ interchangeably. Some people need more defined labels than others. I’m still on the hunt for more infographics that show how wide a range the gender spectrum truly is..]
I think this speaks for itself. Accepting a person doesn’t mean you get to put limits on their freedom. You can’t be an ally and want us to stop talking, or labeling, or demanding to be heard.
Acceptance has no exceptions. Period.
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Pretty much in the same boat.. I have the unfortunate-ness to be stuck with the two most feminine names in the world (it seems!) It’s hard enough for my family to acknowledge that everyone but my family calls me by a chosen feminine nickname as opposed to my chosen male name..that I am gay to begin with..that I am Pagan.. that I am vegan..coming out as trans or even genderqueer/bigender would be the nail to my coffin. I haven’t gotten the courage yet to face that battle.
[image: a tumblr post. text: “My chosen name is gender neutral or male. I use male pronouns when I can. Most of my friends support this.
My family does not. I have this whole second life hidden from them. One where I’m happy. One where I’m male and I accept who I am.
But for them, with their conservative anti-LGBT views, I will be that happy girl who has no problems with her gender identity. I will protest wearing dresses and I will hate every minute of it when I have to. I will like boys, and only boys, and pretend to be “normal”.
But for them, I don’t think I could transition in any form, not even going by my preferred name.
While I wish nothing more to be happy in my body and with who I am…
It’s not worth losing my family forever.
How does this make me any less transgender than anyone else?”]
Jiz Lee is a genderqueer porn star for those who don’t know. The thing is, they’re partially known for their trans* identity, their queerness, and their activism. They have sex with folks of various genders for the camera and publicly do not identify as a lesbian. If they were a superhero, which…