hello! i'm agender, and i'm thinking about becoming a teacher. however i'm not really sure how well this will go - getting hired, getting students to use gender neutral titles, etc. do you think any of your followers could give some advice? (i want to be a history teacher somewhere between the 8th - 12th grade levels)by Anonymous
Depending on the school, you could tell students to just call you by your first name or surname - when I was at secondary school (year 7 to 11, which is grade 6 to 10), we called the drama and music teachers by their surnames, and the art teachers by their first names.
Hey! So as an FAAB, I hate hearing things like "You dont have a penis!" or "What balls?" it really grinds my gears. On the flip side, I am a 34B, quite small, so when people say "What tits?" or "Why do you bother wearing a bra?" bleh. How about you?by missciara93
I’m not really sure what you mean, but it sounds annoying.
If you feel this is appropriate to share with your followers, it would greatly be appreciated. Our page also wants to share links to other blogs, like yours, that could help them in their journey of self expression.
Hey Peeps, my name is Ebony and I’ve recently started writing for a bog called “I’m Awesome, Thanks!”.
The page essentially wants to function as a friendly space where those in the GLBTIQ community (and anyone in between) can come to for a source of inspiration and a sense of familiarity, to remind us all that, hell yes we are awesome, and no one can take that away from us. A place where anyone can come to share their stories, reach out to others that can understand their struggles, and connect with others where they may otherwise might be hard-pressed to find.
"I’m Awesome, Thanks!" used to be a website where you could create a profile and connect with others in the GLBTIQ community that way, but it wasn’t really publicised at all and didn’t take off. I’m hoping with my help and help from others we can get the site running again and a regular flow of articles and connection going.
Until then, the Tumblr page encourages all you cool cats out there to tell us all a bit about yourself; if you’re struggling with anything in particular and need an understanding ear, or if you’ve moved on from a rather difficult time in your life and would like to share your victorious tale with the intent to inspire. All are welcome!
So what’s your story? What are you waiting for? Reach out, and don’t be silenced by fear or modesty. There are so many people out there, including myself, who would love to meet you and tell you just how freaking awesome you are.
Here's a new genderqueer/NB blog pride-flags-for-us(.)tumblr(.)com/by Anonymous
Thanks, anon. I’ll add it to the list.
So I can be cis and androgynous at the same time? I feel like that a lot and I think it works...by Anonymous
Yeah, that makes sense. If you identify with the gender you were assumed to be at birth, you’re cis, and if you prefer to present androgynously, that doesn’t change your gender.
Gender isn’t the same as gender presentation. :)
hi, i need some advice if you could offer it. i'm biologically female but i find that often times i'm more comfortable dressing in male clothes, binding, etc. my preferred pronouns are they/them but people using she/her pronouns doesn't necessarily make me uncomfortable.. i know i'm not transgender but i'm honestly not sure if i'm non-binary or just like cross-dressing... so really any advice or anything would be helpful. thanks. bye. c:by Anonymous
Hi anon. By ‘not transgender’ I take it you mean ‘not transsexual/needing to physically transition’ or ‘not a boy’. ‘Finding yourself’ is a lifelong journey, and if you aren’t really sure about your gender, that’s fine.
You say you prefer to bind and wear male clothes, and your pronouns are they/them - if you don’t feel like a girl, you don’t have to identify as one, you can identify as “I dunno, not a girl” until you feel more sure, until you find a word that describes you.
Whether you’re non-binary or a crossdressing woman, what matters is that you’re happy and comfortable in yourself. The word genderqueer is sort of vague, sort of an umbrella word, it might be helpful for you to look up various genderqueer people/blogs and see if and where you see yourself.
Any followers want to add anything?
Dearest folks at Gender Queeries, I came out as a transman in 2011 and started talking hormones 18 months ago. I now feel that I am not 100% male, and am settling into the idea of a transmasculine/androgynous blend identity. I have boy days and non-gender days. How do I explain this to people who do not understand that you don't need to be one gender? Being uncertain about answering questions is leaving me feeling unconfident! Thank you and peace! Lo
Hi. I think it depends on the people you’re talking to, and whether they’re trying to understand. If they’re trying, compare gender to music genres or something like that? (eg, some people listen to X music all the time, some only listen to Y music, but some people have X music days and Y music days).
Followers, have any more advice?
hey! i also want to make sure ya'll know that "boi" is a term for QPoC, not white ppl strawberreli(.)tumblr(.)com/post/28454262048/chattyjeliza-strawberreli-chattyjelizaby Anonymous
Thanks for the link. The link in the original post is broken, so I’m gonna ask followers, do you have any links about the origin of the word ‘boi’?
Personally, I first saw it used in text speak to simply mean boy, eg that Avril Lavigne song ‘Sk8er Boi”, and it’s use is older than the internet - I’m not sure this is going to be clear cut at all…
Hello, I see you have a genderqueer characters page, I think it would be nice to add Loki(marvel and the actual mythology) He is a shapeshifter, and will often change sex and get pregnant from humans or Gods. He also turns into animals and once gave birth to a foal as a mare. So he is both gender and species queer!by parrotsland
I didn’t realise he did that in Marvel, too. I’ll definitely add Loki!
Can you put Crona from Soul Eater in the list of genderqueer characters please?by kishinhunt
Will do. :)