I love this!
The world can always use more gender-affirming and (really adorable) illustrations. Plus, that outfit is seriously rocking. :)

I love this!

The world can always use more gender-affirming and (really adorable) illustrations. Plus, that outfit is seriously rocking. :)

What happens when two transmasculine gender education illustrators are in the same hemisphere?  …. Luckily, nothing imploded. :)
So great to meet one of my gender and art heroes!
samorchard:

Mel (one of the amazing creators of @thegenderbook) and @Mrsexsmith took me out for breakfast this and we talked queer stuff and swapped books. Awesome last morning in the usa.

What happens when two transmasculine gender education illustrators are in the same hemisphere?  …. Luckily, nothing imploded. :)

So great to meet one of my gender and art heroes!

samorchard:

Mel (one of the amazing creators of @thegenderbook) and @Mrsexsmith took me out for breakfast this and we talked queer stuff and swapped books. Awesome last morning in the usa.

Mangled book reported. Dang!
I just…. don’t even.

Mangled book reported. Dang!

I just…. don’t even.

Thanks for mentioning us, Kelsay in the incredible WP article “When no gender fits.” We’re so glad our little book has found a home in your story, your dorm room, your life. You’re exactly who we made it for. :)

"Into a set of drawers, Kelsey tucks a cartoon-illustrated guide called ‘The Gender Book,’ brought along to help explain gender variations to new friends."

wertheyouth:

This is such a good campaign

Seconded.

midwestgenderqueer:

ryansallans:

While working on a presentation on Working with LGBTQ youth for teachers I found this new campaign - Gender Is Not Uniform. 

Here is a note from the creator: “For me and my friends growing up, being told things like ‘you have to wear this because that’s what boys wear” or “dresses are for not for your body type” was frustrating and a pretty bad time.??

The bottom line for me is, if someone feels happier and more comfortable in a particular ‘type’ of uniform, then that’s something that should be encouraged, not punished. Students have enough to focus on at school, having to fight to be yourself shouldn’t be added to that.”

These kids are so frickin cute!!

I love the things youth are doing for ally ship. Makes me hopeful for the future. You go, short humans! Change the world. :)

bisexual-community:

novawerewolf:

This was mostly for me, but I got a feeling I’m not the only one who needs this.

[Image: two unicorns, one in daylight the other against a starry night sky, surrounded by a ribbon with the statement "You are never Too Old or Too Young to Question and Explore Your Identity"]


Youth appreciation week at the GENDER book.

bisexual-community:

novawerewolf:

This was mostly for me, but I got a feeling I’m not the only one who needs this.

[Image: two unicorns, one in daylight the other against a starry night sky, surrounded by a ribbon with the statement "You are never Too Old or Too Young to Question and Explore Your Identity"]

Youth appreciation week at the GENDER book.

minus18:

When you come out as trans, people sometimes take a while to adjust to your new pronouns, or don’t quite understand.

So we launched a new campaign to help! An article that introduces the topic, a video with a rundown from trans young people, and a web app where you can learn and practice pronouns!

Here’s our easy way to help your friends and family get your pronouns right and understand why it’s important.

Youth-led project about pronouns. A great resource we wished we could have offered in the GENDER book.

Great job, y’all!

Template for Preferred Name/Pronouns Letter to Teachers:

thespookyprofessor:

Dear Professor [name],

My name is [Preferred name], and I will be attending your course [blank] on [days] at [time] this [term]. I am transgender and have not yet legally changed my name. On your roster is my legal name, [Legal name]. I would greatly appreciate it if you refer to me as [Preferred name] and use [pronouns] when referring to me. Thank you for your understanding, and I look forward to starting your course next week.

Sincerely,

~[Preferred name]

PS- go read the GENDER book if you have questions.

Hope this is helpful to our friends heading back to school!

gerbilfluff:

theaubisticagenda:

kay-is-for-kookie:

robothugscomic:

New Comic!

Apparently now that I’m not in school anymore I’m all about giant long-form comics. 

Identity is a really important topic to me, and the trope of ‘finding yourself’ is almost as problematic and insulting to me as the trope of ‘coming out’. 

I want to destroy the idea that some identities are less valid than others, the condescension that comes with ‘they’re just figuring themselves out’, and the insulting dismissal of identity exploration and performance in youth as being somehow not ‘real’, or as ‘attention seeking’. Fuck all of that. 

And beyond the fact that  ’inconsistent’ identities are really challenging socially, they ALSO carry these real, actual life and liberty risks; we’re expected to use the same name, orientations, values, languages, and identities across all aspects of our lives, we are expected to have normative identities that can be quantified and qualified and trust me, TRUST ME  when a person is perceived as having inconsistent or unusual identities they are being flagged in all sorts of systems for extra scrutiny and action. I know this from experience. 

So, yeah, this ‘one true identity’, this ‘finding yourself’, this ‘who is the real you’ stuff is bullshit. We are so, so much more interesting than that, and we deserve better.

This is very important to me as someone whose identity has changed a lot over the years - and I don’t just mean gender or sexuality, I mean everything. I am a totally different person than I used to be, and the world can’t really handle that. I’m not interested in my “profession” the way I used to be, and want to do something else. My hobbies has changed, dress sense, opinions on things like piercings, smoking, alcohol. Everything changes. Get over it.

This is amazing.

I’ve been far too many people for this not to ring true.

genderoftheday:

Today’s Gender of the day is: Very glittery cupcakes

genderoftheday:

Today’s Gender of the day is: Very glittery cupcakes

fulltimeillin:

(Escribo esto en las 2 lenguas para ampliar el número de personas que me pueden responder)

Para completar un trabajo de traducción de inglés al español, necesito más información acerca de la gente trans* y queer de habla hispana. Específicamente, me falta información sobre cómo esas personas…

The fine folks who are working on a Spanish language version of the GENDER book could use your help on the pronoun page. Please signal boost!