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Sammie

The Genderqueer Watch

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KayleeSaeihr

Perhaps...But I know of no unisex toilets anywhere near me.

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Perhaps...But I know of no unisex toilets anywhere near me.

Most toilets don't have a little sign that said 'unisex'. The places to find toilets that are unisex in practice are little cafe's with a single toilet. Places where rent is high so shops don't waste money on more than one toilet.

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Sammie

I like being able to post trans en genderqueer-positive stuff here, but every now and then I have to post something trans-negative, like this nike-add:

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The add reads: "THE ONLY THING WORSE THAN GOING TO THE BALLET IS GOING TO THE BALLET TO WATCH YOUR SON"

And the little logo at the bottom reads: "RAISE A CHAMPION, NIKE KIDS"

and my mind reads:

What the ****? Nike, YOU SUCK!

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KayleeSaeihr

:: shakes head :: That's not only offensive to male ballet dancers, but to ballet itself, and also nonbinary people.. Nice going Nike...Next time see if you can insult even more people.

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Kelly

:o

That's awful.

Shame on Nike. :mad:

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Philip

There is a documentary tonight (19 October) at 9pm on Channel 4 television in the UK entitled Age 8 and Wanting a Sex Change:

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/bodysho...es-18/episode-1 .

It features two eight-year-old children who were born boys and are living as girls, and a 16-year-old who was born a girl and is transitioning to male.

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Sammie

Someone pointed out a while ago this Postsecret image:

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Sammie

A gender-POSITIVE add for a change:

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I have no idea when or where it appeared.

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Sammie

This may not be most asexuals cup of tea, but it's still worth mentioning:

Original Plumbing is a new magazine that focusses on the life and sexuality of FtM's. It is dedicated to show diversity in FtM lives and also does so by showing photoshoots of scantly clad transguys. (mostly still in underwear)

The magazine seems very tasteful - for that type of magazine.

Here's the link,

WARNING: MALE NUDITY and defenitely NOT SAFE FOR WORK

http://www.originalplumbing.com/Home.html

I'm thinking of getting a copy, mostly because I'm curious about it.

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Sammie
Something for the Watch: commercials!

This trans-positive commercial is absolutely awesome!!!

I felt the need to quote this, just in case anyone missed it when I first posted it. I just watched the commercial again today and it still makes me feel warm inside.

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Kelly

*huggles the comercial*

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Sammie

We may also need a lyrics thread here. There's quite a few lyrics about gender. Today I heared this on the radio:

Sharpen up your number two pencils cause the test is beginning

Your entering a game of losers and there is no winning

Cause people getting nervous, people freak out, people lose control

and if you don't like it you can blow it out your blowhole

And the girls are losing their minds, and the boys ain't far behind, and the girls are losing their minds

and I'm here

Check in the appropriate box for boy or girl

wondering will it ever stop and who invented this world

Now you see the unavoidable is hard to avoid

Wake up in your own drool to find out that your future is destroyed

And the girls are losing their minds, and the boys ain't far behind, and the girls are losing their minds

...and everyone's losing their minds!

Check in the appropriate box for boy or girl

wondering will it ever stop and who invented this world

Stare into your mommy's eyes, the future's just around the corner

Hi, welcome to big burger can i take your order?

Check in the appropriate box for boy or girl

wondering will it ever stop and who invented this world

Hi, welcome to big burger can i take your order?

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Sammie

Time to feature some FtM artists here:

- Nolan Natasha

An awesome FtM rapper who just released his first album.

link

- The Cliks

A genderqueer bunch that make punk-rock-pop. The FtM singer put his transition on halt to have a better chance at a career in music.

,
, official website

- Athens Boys Choir

Another FtM artist in a solo act. His style is undescribeable, his lyrics are dirty but they kick ass.

,
, official website

and not FtM:

- The Butchies

The name says it all. And they absolutely rock.

, link 2, link 3

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Sammie

post removed by myself because it didn't really fit here.

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Guest member25959

This may sound silly, but does anyone remember Him from The Power Puff Girls. Despite being called Him he appeared very female.

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Sammie
This may sound silly, but does anyone remember Him from The Power Puff Girls. Despite being called Him he appeared very female.

A, yes.

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The crossdressing villain is a very persistent clichee in cartoons, as if the 'evil queen' who for some reason has a very male facial structure and dressed over-the-top feminine. It goes in the same catagory in which villains are always older, unattractive and always single.

message: old + single + crossdressing / feminine but ugly = everything you should not be.

Of course such stereptypes are not intention, but they persist none the less.

:angry:

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Sammie

Eddie Izzard gives a fun perspective of transvestites:

If you're transvestite you're actually a male tomboy. It's not dragqueen, no, gay men have got that covered. ... so running, jumping, climbing trees, putting on make up when you're up there.

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Sammie

Nooooooo, all my gender watch posts here from after 31 dec are gone. I'll repost the most memorable I can think of:

two advertisements featuring genderqueerness.

For those who do not speak french, the guy is saying:

"Hey dad, can you get us into the club?"

and the slogan is:

"Comfortable in his era, comfortable in his Twingo."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8wnmeRTwmw

a beautiful song with some interesting gender-related lyrics:

A webcomic about teenagers coming to terms with their gay, queer and trans identities:

Khaos Komic

gender-related advertising:

This add is in Dutch and the words say "for him", "for her"

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Yanagi

A webcomic about teenagers coming to terms with their gay, queer and trans identities:

Khaos Komic

I love that comic! :lol: :wub:

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Sammie

One of the 14 girls in the 11th season of America's Next Top Model is transgender.

Isis King was voted off the show after freezing up during a water shoot because she was so nervous about wearing a bikini. According to the panel, she had been delivering unimpressive photo's for weeks before that. Isis was pre-op before the show and got her sex change with financial help from Tyra Banks after the show was over.

Isis:

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I admire her courage, taking such a public role as transgender. But o my, what a skinny girl. That can't be healthy.

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Porygon

I remember seeing her on Tyra once! :)

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Sammie

The singer of Coyote Grace is my new favorite FtM artist. His voice is amazing and his songs are brilliant. Here's 'daughterson', which describes the FtM experience in a nutshell. the lyrics are a bit incomplete so just listen to the song.

More at www.coyotegrace.com

Be sure to also listen to the their song 'Guy named Joe' (you know what, I'll just put that one at the bottom of my post, cause everyone shoudl hear it).

Daughterson by Coyote Grace

My haircut don’t look right, my clothes don’t fit just right,

them boy clothes are too big and the girls’ too tight.

My feet, they look too small, and I ain’t very tall,

I fight with my mom every time I go to the mall.

If I can’t be your daughterson, I ain’t nothing at all.

My teacher's all up front,

Kids won’t leave me and my queenie brother alone.

I don’t get picked to be on teams, though I am scrappy and mean,

Those girls seem to look right through me.

My body has betrayed me, my life is so upsetting.

my o my

If I had only known about those girls, they saw me all right.

But I’m obviously a man, but I sit down on the can,

I get shots on the leg by my lady’s loving hand.

I got scars across my chest, Dr Brownstein is the best,

Ain’t no one can make me wear a dress.

Well, just because I’ve done this doesn’t mean you’ve got to do this too.

You don’t know what it’s like, now do you?

Well, I think there’s a few of you that do.

You say I’m going to hell, well I’ve been down that well,

And God is a big boy, he can judge people himself.

“Don’t mess with God’s design”, well, where do you draw the line?

How ‘bout botox, fat pills, warfare, deforestation, laser hair removal, the death penalty…

Well, I think I’m doing fine.

Well, you’re so scared of everything…

And who are you to force me to believe what you think Jesus meant?

I grew up under blue skies; the pain has made me wise.

My body is my home, I won’t ever be alone,

I’ve found my place behind this microphone.

Well, I have chose my consequence, I have chosen my name.

And I can be your daughterson, ’cause they’re one and the same.

And the award for hottest FtM of the year goes to...:

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:wub:

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Takinoxy

Hello,

not sure i'm posting in the right spot, but I'll add some Blogs and sites into gender variants, transexuals, androgynuous, and queer.

IFGE

this other is petition like for Intersex communities

Petition

Andrgyne Online

Queers United

Genders in X

Pink Essence

Gender Vision

Most of those are american or english spoken, got some Spanish ones too, but those are more known over this corner of the world.

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Sammie

Adjust seatbelt and hang on tights, here's a bunch of FtM and trans links and info:

FTM Network: http://www.ftm.org.uk (VK)

FTM Informational Network: http://www.ftminfo.net (VS)

FTM International: http://www.ftmi.org (VS)

FTM Phalloplasty Info: http://www.ftmphallo.com (VS)

FTM Pride Ring: http://p.webring.com/hub?ring=ftmring (VS)

Gendertalk - FTM Issues : http://www.gendertalk.com/radio/index/idx_ftm.shtml (VS)

Gianna Israel Gender Library : http://www.firelily.com/gender/gianna (VS)

HBIGDA's Standards of Care - 6th version : http://www.symposion.com/ijt/soc_2001/index.htm (VS)

Homofactus Press : http://www.homofactuspress.com (VS)

International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) Europe: www.ilga-europe.org/europe/advocacy_lobbying/transgender (EU)

Dutch FTM Network: http://www.transman.nl

Intersex Awareness New Zealand (TG): http://www.ianz.org.nz (NZ)

Mango Products : http://www.mangoproducts.net (VS)

Océan LeRoy : http://www.oceanleroy.biz: drag king (FR/D)

Press for Change : http://www.pfc.org.uk (VK)

Transgender Care : http://www.transgendercare.com (VS)

Transgender Europe: http://www.tgeu.org (EU)

Transman Mapping Project: http://transguys.com/map (VS)

Transtoys.de: http://www.transtoys.de/shopEngl (D)

World Professional Association for Transgender Health: http://www.wpath.org (VS)

Yogyakarta Principles: http://www.yogyakartaprinciples.org (UN)

Mailinglist FTM International: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FTM_International

Mailinglist FTM International Discussion: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FTM_International_Discussion

Mailinglist FTM Metoidioplasty: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FTMmetoidioplasty

Mailinglist FTM Phalloplasty Info: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ftmphalloplastyinfo

Mailinglist FTM Surgery Info: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ftmsurgeryinfo

Mailinglist FTM Surgery Support: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ftmsurgerysupport

Mailinglist FTM Trans: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FtM-trans

Mailinglist FTM transgenders: http://groups.google.com/group/not100

Mailinglist Depend FTM-partners: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Depend-FTM-partners

Mailinglist FTM Significatnt Others: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FTMSOs

Mailinglist FTM-trans Significant Others Friends And Family: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FtM-trans-SOFFAS

Mailinglist The Womens Circle of FTM-trans Significant Others Friends And Family: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheWomensCircle-FtM-trans-SOFFAS

Personal stories:

Dan: Becoming Dan en Becoming Dan, part 2(VS)

Jamison Green: http://www.jamisongreen.com (VS)

Loren Cameron: http://www.lorencameron.com (VS)

The Transitional Male : http://www.thetransitionalmale.com (VS)

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Yanagi

I suppose I should post what I remember that got deleted.

Fathers who breastfeed

Mayor of Silverton, Oregon

And some new stuff, just because I love this thread.

Thrift Store Skirts

Let your beard grow

Straightlaced a documentary I want to see and haven't been able to find yet.

Various clips of Eddie Izzard, though I think one of these might have been posted before.

Executive Transvestite, Talking about breasts, Exploding Breasts,

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unicorn3

I'll just put a few more in:

Nick Gordon's FtM-Book - PDF

FtM International

Hudson's

What is Gender?

Gender Recognition Panel (UK)

Endocrinology - Perhaps for those interested in the medical backround; not trans*-specific but maybe useful.

Gender Identity Research and Education Society Good site, much info available. And wow, they even mention that trans*people can be asexual!!!

Hope not all of them have been mentioned already...

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Takinoxy

Must say, that even that I discovered him lately, Eddie Izzard monogues hit right on the spot whatever he talks about. He's hilarious and love his humour, even without being British :)

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Sammie

After getting annoyed by a billion shallow gender-representations on Farscape (great show though!) I finally found something positive to say about it. Episode 22 of season 1 has an interesting bit of dialogue. John talks about his father and then Erin says the following:

Erin: "I never knew my father. But one night an old warrior visited me. Weary and battle-scared."

John: "Your father."

Erin: "My mother. She told me about my dad."

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KayleeSaeihr

After getting annoyed by a billion shallow gender-representations on Farscape (great show though!) I finally found something positive to say about it. Episode 22 of season 1 has an interesting bit of dialogue. John talks about his father and then Erin says the following:

Erin: "I never knew my father. But one night an old warrior visited me. Weary and battle-scared."

John: "Your father."

Erin: "My mother. She told me about my dad."

An important bit of dialogue. :ph34r:

The gender equality gets better...And worse. On both sides :P

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