So I never really came out as nonbinary at school (work) but everyone just sort of knows anyway.
Like the first day I worked up the courage to wear a shirt and tie, and the students were like, "yeah you're the only teacher who could pull off that look."
Or when I wore a men's polo shirt and one student was like "that shirt is so you."
Or when we were going to have our end of year staff party, and the theme was Staff Prom, and another teacher asked if I had picked out my gown yet, but then quickly added "or suit."
not gen z confusing “gender” to mean “personality”
After today’s situation; I’ve found a great set of alternate labels (that transphobes will definitely continue to hate regardless)
My genderfluid ass wants both sets of genitals!! Some days I am dysphoric and can’t stand my body but others I am not and I despise denying myself of one side of my identity in order to conform to the binary.
I am IN THERAPY. I’ve seen various therapists, not a single one has told me that I am wrong for identifying how I do. In fact, I’ve been encouraged to do what will make me more comfortable in my own skin. They’re much more concerned about my childhood trauma.
I’ve learned the surgery I would need to get would be a vagina-preserving phalloplasty.
I know there’s more of you out there like me and we are ENTIRELY FUCKING VALID. Even if there IS something wrong with us, it’s not up to random fucking strangers to decide that, or to decide the course of treatment we receive.
Just like, quick question though, was I the only one that read Camilo in Encanto as nonbinary? like the shapeshifting power? I can’t be.
I forgot to post my haul from pride!! (Not including a flag that I’ve already put up)
(It was midday Saturday, I’m writing this late Sunday)
I’d never been to a pride fest before, but it was so fun!!! Everybody was super nice!!! I went with my mom, and we both had a great time. We both helped man a booth for a local anti-bullying organization.
I got some great stuff (including non-binary flag SHOELACES! Shoelaces!!). I even got hit on a few times, and a very nice girl gave me her number, and said she would happily give me platonic cuddles.
I’m a server at a restaurant. I always say “server” because if I say “waiter” I get corrected to “waitress”. So server. But I finally got people to just say “host” instead of “hostess” because it is gender neutral.
Mj Rodriguez became the first openly transgender performer to be nominated in a lead acting category, for her role in the FX drama series Pose. Her nomination is being hailed as a milestone for trans inclusion.
Meanwhile, some who identify as nonbinary are questioning why entertainment awards are divided by gender in the first place.
For nonbinary actors, the gendered actor/actress categories for awards including the Oscars, Emmys and Tonys ignore their identity.
"When pitted against each other in the context of an awards show, they only mean male or female, or man or woman," says actor Asia Kate Dillon, who is nonbinary. "When presented with those options, I am neither of those things."
Dillon, 36, stars in the Showtime drama series Billions, where they play a nonbinary character — a financial wunderkind in the cutthroat world of New York hedge funds.
They are arguably the most vocal performer calling for an end to gendered award categories, a campaign they've waged for several years.
"It's erasure. It's exclusionary. And it continues to uphold a binary that is ultimately really dangerous," Dillon says.
In 2017, when Showtime asked Dillon which Emmy category they wanted to be submitted for — supporting actor or actress — they balked.
Dillon challenged the organization that runs the Emmys, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, to explain in which category they, as a nonbinary actor, would fit. The Academy's reply? Go ahead and enter whichever Emmy category you prefer, actor or actress. There's no gender requirement for either category, the Academy explained.
At the time, Dillon says, "I thought, well, great! Then I'll put myself right in there as a supporting actor." But now, they see that as a false choice.
If there is truly no gender requirement for the actor/actress categories, Dillon offers this hypothetical: "So you mean Denzel Washington could submit as an actress, and Viola Davis could submit as an actor and that would be fine? And what does that mean then for why the categories exist?"
I will eat someone (my mom again)
I just had a call with my mom and she could not go without talking about ‘praying for balance, especally mask/fem energies’ and ‘how important us women are to the world atm’
MOM WE’VE BEEN OVER THIS; IM NOT A GIRL.
also WTF would a woman in spiritual terms even be???
A person with a high amount of fem energies???
WELL THATS NOT ME, OK?
and I ASKED YOU A MILLION TIMES TO LEAVE ME ALONE WITH YOUR SPIRITUAL STUFF!
This feels wierd and invasive FROM TWO COMPLETLY DIFFRENT ANGLES!
I have only a woman’s throat, a few curved lines, and delicate hands. The skirt is around my thighs, not in my mind. It often happens that the sex of the soul is not that of the body and it is a contradiction which cannot fail to produce great disorder.
Mademoiselle de Maupin
Book by Théophile Gautier
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Daffodils in April
TW: Homophobia and harrassment
Summary: Jin and Cadence become fast friends after meeting and struggle in their everyday lives to be who they are. When a local flower shop owner is in desperate need of support, the pair decides to step up and give their all for someone they hold dear. Through hardships and daily life they find companionship and comfort in knowing you’re not alone.
June is not Sweater Weather
Summary: It's summertime, and that means adventure, literal or metaphorical, for the best or not. For this group of friends, it's no different. When they come out to their families, things don’t go very well. This leads the group on an adventure through relationships. Whether to gain acceptance or redefine their family, only time will tell.
TW: homophobia, transphobia, slurs, cussing, and abusive parents
Think Again: An October to Remember
Summary: Two girls, as opposite as they come, are forced together by outside forces. In the walls of St. Peter’s boarding school, a conspiracy looms. While they may not get along at first, there’s a secret that will bring them closer together than they ever thought possible.
the weirdest thing about nonbinaryism is that people will get told they dont ‘look nonbinary’ because theyre just wearing plainclothes and dressed comfortably. instead of like. idk gothic eyeliner or fangs or a cape or flowing, long, gorgeous hair,
I took my dad to pride today. After asking him and saying what itt might entail, I made him a free dad hugs sign:
While walking there, a lot of people pointed at him and said it was a cute idea. They were right.
My (and his) personal highlights were:
A guy hugging him and saying something in Ukrainian (bc of the flag, probably)
Someone asking him if they can call him "daddy" (I had to explain to him why I started laughing. He now knows.)
Someone giving him a rose
Someone kissing him on the cheeck
A lot of people seeing me standing around awkwardly while there was a line forming in front of him and hugging me too
A guy my dad's age hugging him with tears in his eyes
A kid my age shouting "I don't have a father!", Running towards and almost tackling him
A guy in a fetish-related dog mask hugging him and clinging to him like a lifeline
Two children between eight and ten initiating a group hug with him and giggling the entire time
Everyone thanking him afterwards and a lot of people saying he gives the best hugs in the world. One guy said he'd never been hugged like that before
This guy in a moving lorry shouting and making the lorry stop driving to get a hug from my dad:
My dad said that the majority of people hugging him were either older (25-60) queer men or younger (15-25) trans people. He really loved the experience and felt like a lot of the people, especially the older guys really needed it.
Anyway we're definitely doing this again next year
Who has two thumbs and appointment to start T?
Representation of nonbinary, gender-nonconforming, and genderqueer people in elected political office shot up 100% in the year between June 2020 and June 2021, a new report shows.
The LGBTQ Victory Institute, a national group focused on training and supporting LGBTQ political leaders, on Wednesday released "Out for America 2021: A Census of LGBTQ Elected Officials Nationwide." According to the report, the overall number of LGBTQ elected officials rose by 17%; 986 LGBTQ people currently serve as elected officials nationwide.
The data shows that the number of Black LGBTQ elected officials is growing at the fastest pace among LGBTQ elected officials of color, and the number of LGBTQ elected officials of color is increasing more quickly than the number of white LGBTQ elected officials.
The number of noncisgender elected officials grew more quickly than the number of cisgender elected officials. The total of transgender women and people in the category the LGBTQ Victory Institute calls "nonbinary/genderqueer" increased the most of this group.
"Nonbinary" is an umbrella term used to refer to people who do not identify solely according to one of the binary definitions of "man" or "woman." Some nonbinary people do refer to themselves as men or as women in addition to their nonbinary identities.
There is a great diversity of understandings of gender as well as of gender expressions within the nonbinary community. There are genderfluid nonbinary people whose understanding of their gender can change depending on the time, and there are agender nonbinary people who don't consider themselves to have a gender.
To everyone who picked “shapeshift” as what superpower they’d like to have as a kid
"nonbinary ppl are trans/included under the trans umbrella" "actually, nonbinary ppl prefer to not be referred to as trans" hey did you guys know that all nonbinary ppl are different and that some might call themselves trans but others don't and neither experience trumps the other and both are true and valid? wild, i know