“What does an almost forty-year-old, out and proud lesbian do when her partner comes out as a transgender male?” This author shares her answer to this question in this touching story.
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If you’re cisgender, the best way to learn about what it means to be transgender is to listen to trans people. This important info will help build your understanding.
This author isn’t suffering some tragic confusion. But she has dealt with a struggle that may be familiar if you have a multi-racial identity – the fight to self-determine how she identifies. Read how the US’s socially constructed racial hierarchy plays out for someone mixed with non-white races – and how this author started with herself to change it.
Body hair is perfectly normal, so why do we get the message that it’s disgusting and unhygienic? The idea that people can monitor and police other people’s bodies is really messed up. Take it from this author, whose transition taught him that no one’s body fits expectations. Read about his love for his body and get inspired to love your own wild and lovely self.
Have people tried to define your race, make assumptions about your identity, or call you “racially ambiguous?” Your race is yours to determine. In a society that invalidates multiracial identities, reclaiming your identity is both an act of preservation and a political act. So here are some affirmations to help you come back to your own skin, your own identity, your own self.
Too often bisexuality and pansexuality are pitted against each other in the name of fighting transphobia. Calling out transphobia is vital. But too often this debate is used more to devalue the other identity. Let’s talk about why this debate is hurting cis polysexual people and trans people of all sexual orientations and how we can support everyone instead.
One of the most obnoxious forms of ignorance that LGBTQ people face is identity policing, which often manifests as other people providing “theories” to explain your sexuality. Being queer means that people always feel entitled to an explanation — or worse, they think they know better. Let’s go through the various, ridiculous incarnations of queer identity police.
Heterosexual, bisexual, pomosexual, demisexual… There are more prefixes to describe us than you might think. Which words, if any, describe your identity?
I’ve learned there is no shortage of stylistic experimentation that’s possible if we allow ourselves to exist outside of the gendered boxes that constrain how we express ourselves.
The burdens of climate change disproportionately impact women from low-income communities, particularly in the Global South and Indigenous communities.
Non-binary people should never have to prove or alter ourselves to be worthy of care, compassion and the right to make our own decisions about our bodies.
“My dysphoria fluctuates almost hourly. I can feel fine, look in a mirror, not like what I see, and my day is ruined.”
If you could ask one question about society’s biases around gender, what would it be? This comic gets straight to the point with one simple question.
Stereotype #3: “Men want sex while women want love.” If you accept these as truth, these consequences should make you reconsider.
Lots of parents feel anxiety over their baby’s development – but are we planting unhealthy ideas about who our children “should” be?
With these tips, you can help children of all ages understand the possibilities beyond the gender binary – and you’ll know why it’s so important to do so, too.
Cis guys, your privilege can show up in all aspects of society – and yep, that includes the bathroom. So here’s how you can be a better ally to the folks you share a bathroom with.
We’re so used to our society’s traditional gender roles that we can’t expect to get rid of them without putting some thought into it. These ideas can really help.
Do you think only women need access to abortions and reproductive healthcare? That assumption hurts trans and non-binary people – Jack Qu’emi shares how.
Pansexual? Asexual? Cisgender? What do all these terms mean – and what do they have to do with you? These definitions can help build your understanding of identity.