MTV True Life: I’m Genderqueer (previews)
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MTV in the States has the True Life show, which has been airing since 1998, where different people reveal parts of themselves on camera. It hasn’t aired in Australia (and possibly never will), but for those interested in seeing more, here’s three preview scenes from the “I’m Genderqueer” episode, featuring Brennen and Jacob Tobia. Of note: as with everything online and on the subject of gender, the comments on Youtube are not for the especially …
Genderqueer versus Transition
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One of the assumptions made by many is that everyone in the world belongs to one gender or the other. You’re either male or female and that’s it. Which puts Genderqueer identifying people in a bit of a bind; they’re always expected to take the plunge and be the Man or Woman they were always meant to be. Gender isn’t quite so black and white, but Genderqueer peeps are fighting for recognition in a binary …
“They” is a singluar pronoun
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Pronoun progress in the Washington Post this week, with the news they’ve adopted “They” as a first person singular pronoun. There was one change, though, that I knew would cause controversy. For many years, I’ve been rooting for — but stopping short of employing — what is known as the singular they as the only sensible solution to English’s lack of a gender-neutral third-person singular personal pronoun. (Everyone has theirown opinion about this.) He once filled …
What it means to be Genderqueer
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We totally missed this article on Australia’s ABC back in September. It features tow genderqueer locals, Sam and Mikey, and gives a rather good overview of what it is to be genderqueer, including this corker of a comment from Sam: “If you’re not a doctor, you don’t need to know what part’s between my legs,” Sam said. It’s really nice to see a local view on genderqueer (and indeed, anything in the “T” and “I” space); …
Things you should learn about Genderqueer peeps
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Trans people seem to be pushing at the edges of the mainstream thanks to TV featuring people like Caitlin Jenner and Laverne Cox, and the portrayal of a Trans woman by Jeffrey Tambor on the show Transparent. But Genderqueer people are the latest to be left behind; and you can see the progression of grudging acceptance of GLBTI people, starting with gays, then lesbians, bisexual and trans. Arguably acceptance is improved by two things: exposure …
Staying safe online – a message for all of us
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There’s been a lot of press over the past few years about people being harassed online. It’s usually women, and it’s always horrible. There’s now a website to get information on how to stay safe online, created by three women who have undoubtedly had plenty of experience avoiding harassment. The web is a great place, but like reality, there’s always someone out there who wants to make things difficult for us. Read more about staying …