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transgender  // Posts tagged as "transgender"

20 Jun Posted by in Vicki Randle | 13 comments

On Race and Gender

On Race and Gender

I met some friends this morning at a breakfast restaurant in Berkeley I had been to once before. It’s a delightful little place with high quality dishes and what appears to be a somewhat high-end clientele, normally a place I really enjoy patronizing, as I’m a bit of a foodie. The first time I noticed […]

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19 Aug Posted by in Genderqueer | Comments Off

Do I look Like A Boy?

Do I look Like A Boy?

In 1973 I wanted a haircut.  Maybe it was 1974.  I was in kindergarten. My hair was long, always in pony tails and a part of me that didn’t seem to fit right. I wanted short hair. Not quite like a boy but not quite like a girl.  I wanted something in between.  Something that […]

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02 Mar Posted by in Genderqueer | 4 comments

Gender Confessions

Gender Confessions

Recently I took part in a project regarding gender variances. Contributors were asked to send in photographs of a phrase that described how they identified and then a “confession” revealing something that could be perceived as “off” for someone that identifies as such. I made five submissions: I am genderqueer. I have a vagina….but I […]

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25 Jan Posted by in Guest Writers | 4 comments

Transitioning from Straight Male to Lesbian

Transitioning from Straight Male to Lesbian

I have always loved women.  Their beauty and grace, their connection and compassion, their communication and loquaciousness are all qualities that I have greatly admired.  My mother is a strong feminist who worked hard years ago for the Equal Rights Amendment.  Her women friends in the League of Women Voters that I met were singular […]

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29 Aug Posted by in Genderqueer | Comments Off

Boxers and a Bra

Boxers and a Bra

I haven’t spent nearly as much time writing my thoughts as I have been thinking them. With so much happening these past couple of months I must admit I run out of time in the day before I run out of things I need to accomplish. Sometimes taking the time to write feels selfish when […]

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16 May Posted by in Robin Lowey | Comments Off

Kate Kendell Walks the Talk

Kate Kendell Walks the Talk

Kate Kendell, Esq, Executive Director of NCLR kisses her spouse Sandy Holmes in public without hesitation. We are at a fundraising event in Palm Springs, but I have no doubt Kate will exhibit PDA’s with her wife whenever and wherever she pleases, and undoubtedly at this years’ NCLR gala. This Saturday I’m heading to the […]

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07 Mar Posted by in Genderqueer | Comments Off

The Dilemna of Whole Body Scanners

The Dilemna of Whole Body Scanners

People are concerned not only for their privacy but for a variety of other reasons when faced with the possibility of being subject to a full body scan at airport security check points. Privacy and what some deem illegal search and seizure seemed to be the main topics in the news and opinions articles put […]

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27 Feb Posted by in Jewelle Gomez | 2 comments

Alexis, Julia & The Mobile Homecoming Project

Alexis, Julia & The Mobile Homecoming Project

“We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.” That quote from June Jordan introduces folks to the website for Mobile Homing http://www.mobilehomecoming.org an amazing project developed by two young women, Alexis and Julia.  They describe themselves as responding to “a deep craving for intergenerational connection.”  When we met this week end we affectionately called it […]

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21 Feb Posted by in Genderqueer | 2 comments

Beyond the Binary Gender Model

Beyond the Binary Gender Model

Setting aside what genitalia one is born with, most people conform to the notion that gender is made up of females and males. While most people are content with living the expected lives of the gender they were assigned according to their genitals, there are many who feel their gender is completely opposite of their […]

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08 Jan Posted by in Genderqueer | 11 comments

Genderqueer is Not Transgendered

Genderqueer is Not Transgendered

When I say I hate labels, and I prefer not to wear them, most people have a tendency to turn up their nose. I have never truly understood why my not needing to identify as ‘something’ makes me an outcast. The only thing I truly identify as is genderqueer, but not as a label, more […]

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