A call for questions about gender beyond the binary

After a successful project where a panel of trans people answered 21 questions, CN Lester is again asking for questions about trans* issues, this time focusing on the experiences of people with genders beyond the binary. A new panel has been formed, and I'm pleased to be among the people who'll be answering your questions… Continue reading A call for questions about gender beyond the binary

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Nonbinary gender information and practical resources wiki

You may have noticed that this site has been conspicuously low on updates in recent months, and for this I apologise. I'm hoping that this will change in the near future, but in the meantime I wanted to draw your attention to a related project that I sent up last year. Nonbinary.org has aspirations to… Continue reading Nonbinary gender information and practical resources wiki

WAM!-It-Yourself: Improving Media Coverage Beyond The Binary

On Sunday March the 25th I took part in a radio-style talk show looking at how the media covers nonbinary and nonconforming gender and what we can do to make that coverage better. Hosted by Avory Faucette of QueerFeminism.com and Radically Queer as part of Women Action Media's WAM!-It-Yourself events, the show featured guests with expertise in gender-neutral parenting,… Continue reading WAM!-It-Yourself: Improving Media Coverage Beyond The Binary

Trans Camp video responses

The UK trans* activist organisation Trans Media Action is running Trans Camp on January 13th at the offices of Channel 4. Trans Camp will bring together trans* people, developers, designers and innovators to come up with ideas to improve the lives of trans* people using web technologies and the media. In order to make sure… Continue reading Trans Camp video responses

Video: Vocal Androgyny in Speech and Singing

Nat talks about how to develop a more androgynous, ambiguous or gender neutral speaking and singing voice, in a 37 minute video tutorial, assuming nothing about how you identify or whether your voice has been affected by testosterone. Click through to watch and read the text version with links, extra tips and tricks, a list of androgynously voiced singers and more https://practicalandrogyny.com/2011/10/31/vocal-androgyny-in-speech-and-singing/

Being Constructive About the Independent on Sunday Pink List

Last weekend the UK Independent on Sunday released their annual 'Pink List', described each year as a 'celebration of the gay and lesbian community'. It's been a tradition of mine to look through lists such as these each year and bemoan the lack of representation for the wider LGBT and queer communities. Last year's list… Continue reading Being Constructive About the Independent on Sunday Pink List

Practical Androgyny talk at BiCon 2011, Leicester, UK

BiCon is the UK's biggest Bisexual Community gathering, running annually since 1982. BiCon 2011 is taking place in Leicester from Thursday the 1st to Sunday the 4th of September. Practical Androgyny's editor Nat Titman has been an attendee since 2001, has run several transgender-related sessions over the last ten years and finds the UK Bi… Continue reading Practical Androgyny talk at BiCon 2011, Leicester, UK

United Kingdom Census 2011 – Summary and Analysis

Earlier this year I wrote about the controversy around the question 'What is your sex?' in the 2011 United Kingdom census. In that article I established that the question of 'sex' was intended to record how the respondent subjectively saw their identity and that the Office for National Statistics and the Census Customer Services were… Continue reading United Kingdom Census 2011 – Summary and Analysis

The Necker Cube: Symbol For Androgyny

The Necker Cube is an optical illusion first proposed by Swiss crystallographer Louis Albert Necker in 1832. The cube is a two dimensional line drawing that may be interpreted as a three dimensional cube in one of two orientations. The cube is often presented as a symbol of ambiguity and an illustration of the human… Continue reading The Necker Cube: Symbol For Androgyny

More ways to follow Practical Androgyny

Practical Androgyny's Tumblr page is regularly updated to highlight and add commentary to relevant posts shared by Tumblr users. Occasionally shorter original posts and links, videos and quotations from outside of Tumblr are shared. From now on all Practical Androgyny Tumblr content will also be crossposted to our Twitter feed and Facebook page, as will… Continue reading More ways to follow Practical Androgyny