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#458451 - 01/11/14 04:17 AM a good article on trans/genderqueer identity
Jacob S Offline
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A really good letter/article on what it means to identify as genderqueer. I identify as male but I think it is important to allow people to not be squished into that dichotomy if they don't want to be. This article talks about real world ways of doing that.

[Link removed. Contains material inappropriate for Malesurvivor.]


edit: If anyone is interested, you just need google "coming out genderqueer: an open letter." The article itself is not inappropriate, it was the ads on the site. That's my bad. I surf with a pretty robust ad-blocker so they didn't show up for me.


Edited by Jacob S (01/15/14 02:30 AM)
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#458468 - 01/11/14 02:12 PM Re: a good article on trans/genderqueer identity [Re: Jacob S]
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A good article to help us educate ourselves, thanks Jacob. I've also been thinking a lot about Intersexed people since somewhere between 1 in 1,500 to 1 in 2,000 births are intersexed children.

Many parents give their intersexed children surgery when they are babies and raise them as the gender they *guess/hope* is the one the child will identify with. In many cases the parents are tragically wrong and have multilated their child, robbed them of their own choice, and set them up for a lifetime of psychological problems.

It's so important for people to be able to find out and define who they are rather than letting others do it.

-efm
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#458485 - 01/11/14 09:55 PM Re: a good article on trans/genderqueer identity [Re: Jacob S]
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Loc: New England
One of the so called "dirty stories" Sinclair Sexsmith has on his site is titled: "The Boy at Summer Camp". A brief reading confirms my fears of it depicting a sexual relationship between an adult and another person being repeatedly referred to as a "boy". Please take it down.


Edited by Jude (01/12/14 06:53 PM)
Edit Reason: revised description of story
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#458498 - 01/12/14 03:26 AM Re: a good article on trans/genderqueer identity [Re: Jude]
Jacob S Offline
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just to be clear, they are both adults. now that I've been reading the site for a few minutes, their relationship may be a little unconventional but they both seem happy and it is kind of beautiful to see how they are making a happy life for themselves. I am glad people have the ability (and hopefully the freedom) to decide for themselves what they call each other.


Edited by Jacob S (01/17/14 04:54 AM)
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Like a spent gladiator
crawling in the colosseum dust
who can count on his remaining limbs
all the people he can trust.
Like the one who stands behind him
cheering him on
Estatic when he stands defiant,
wild with abandon when he's gone

just stay alive.
do whatever you need to.
you are worth it.

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#458618 - 01/14/14 09:56 PM Re: a good article on trans/genderqueer identity [Re: Jacob S]
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Upon review of the webpage by site management, it was deemed necessary to remove mainly because of advertisements on the webpage. The advertisements were the first items noticed just at a glance, and therefore the first reason for removal. No further review of the webpage was deemed necessary at this point.
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#458696 - 01/15/14 11:38 PM Re: a good article on trans/genderqueer identity [Re: Jacob S]
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Loc: New England
For those who want more insight into transgenderism:

The Transgender Support Site

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