gender-spectrum

anonymous asked:

I think I'm sexually attracted to females, but would never date one. I'm both sexually/mentally attracted to males. Sometimes I question the gender thing. I'm just rather confused(cis female)

I am far more sexually/physically/romantically attracted to female/feminine/gender fuzzy folks and way more likely to engage in a relationship with them than I am with male/masculine individuals, but not exclusively so. Having some variance in who/how you might engage in different behaviors and relationships is perfectly reasonable. We are all complex people with complex desires and both gender and sexuality are spectrums, not fixed boxes you check off.

Chances are you are something like a Kinsey 1. And that is just one potential way of describing things. But you are certainly not alone in those feelings, and you should absolutely not feel any shame about them. Be honest with your partners, and do what makes you happy.

being genderfluid is such a pain in the ass tbh like no matter where i am in the spectrum of gender from day to day it always feels hella uncomfortable like when i’m more masculine i get like full-blown awful body dysphoria and when i’m more agender or neutrois i dont get body dysphoria but i do get social dysphoria and then when i’m feeling feminine i’m not dysphoric but i always get little niggling thoughts of “what if you’re just a shitty cis person making all this shit up for attention and ur not Certified Real Trans” like jesus christ gender can you not

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Last Summer!

I have been super busy lately with so many things. Music, filming, etc!
Unfortunately, I don’t always have as much time to catch a couple photos of my outfits and post them on here daily, like I used to.

However, I realized that I have not published a photo set of some of my outfits from last summer! My look has changed over and over again since these photos were taken, but they are still my favorite Summer looks!

Xoxo
-Elliott Alexzander

why ruby rose is important

ok you might’ve seen this person called ruby rose because she’s in the latest season of orange is the new black. and you might be thinking that yes, she is hot as fuck. but ruby rose is so important you don’t understand.
ruby rose identifies as a genderfluid individual. aka she’s nonbinary. and she’s important as fuck to the nonbinary community. we are told time and time again that our identity isn’t valid because there’s only male and female. we don’t have very many nonbinary role models in the media, we usually have to hold onto people who are trans and look up to them. ruby rose may have not helped me realize that there’s a nonbinary spectrum in gender, but i can look up to her and use her when people tell me identifying as a nonbinary boy isn’t a real identity. look at ruby rose. she’s real. she’s valid. her identity is real and valid. I’m real and valid. every nonbinary identifying individual is real and valid.
ruby rose is important. not just to the lgbt community. but us nonbinary kids who finally have a role model of our own

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Interactive Map: The History of Gender Diversity

This interactive map from PBS is a good starting point for people who would like to learn the history of gender diversity around the world. Although the information isn’t anything I would cite directly or take without a grain of salt, it’s a testament to the fact that gender categories are nowhere near as universal as many seem to believe they are. It also isn’t complete-there are many more peoples, cultures, and genders to explore beyond the map as well.

Related: Medievalpoc tagged “qpoc”

And what would it be like if instead of describing our children as “all boy” or “just so girly,” we talked about how much our kids love being in charge, how they love to draw, and swim, and have picnics in the park? …

Instead of trotting out the same old stereotypes about what girls and boys are like, we could talk about what our children do; how they move through the world. We could talk about all the ways they are human, and how great it is just to be a part of it.

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Using Photography to Explore What It Means to Be Masculine

Portraiture is, by nature, intimate. It invites the viewer into a private moment shared by the photographer and subject. In her latest work, “Every Breath We Drew,” Jess Dugan invites the viewer to reflect on her vision of the masculine identity. She also asks a more fundamental question about identity: How much of it is informed by our relationships to other people?

“I think that comes a lot from my own experience in the world in that I’ve always looked very masculine,” said Dugan. “I’m part of trans community; I’m not a lesbian and I’m not a gay man but I hang out in those spaces. I think I’m hyper aware of how my identity changes in different contexts.”

The work in “Every Breath We Drew”—which will be published as a book by Daylight this fall—also questions the collective idea of gender and sexuality—specifically what it means to be a man.

“These gender roles are failing everyone, not just trans people,” Dugan said. “We need to unravel that and give everyone some breathing room.”

Dugan chose subjects who redefine the idea of masculinity and, in doing so, she was able to put herself into a variety of situations in which she could measure her own sense of self.

“It made me think a lot about authoring your own identity and this slippery moment where there is a time when someone else sees something in you that is reflective of who you are but it’s not necessarily visible to the larger world,” she said. “I was interested with this world: What does it really mean to be seen by someone not just on the surface with all of these external identifiers but really on a more intimate level and how can that exchange go back and forth.”

“I was trying to make something more universal than just showing a group of people who share a similar identity. I wanted people to reflect on that process for themselves, and how we connect with people.”

To read more about Dugan’s fine art career, head over to http://www.crusadeforart.org/blog/behold-jess-dugan

(Article from Stumble Upon; Source attached)

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17 years old

On the west coast of the USA

1.5 years on testosterone 

1 year 4 mo post op top surgery

 3 mo post op hysto 

       The gender binary is such an interesting concept to me especially as a male/gq identifying, afab person. The further I get into my medical transition the more I find myself swimming over the line between the “two” genders and paddling back to the end of the pool I thought I was drowning in a few years ago. 

 22 February 2015

 Oliver Bishop

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