How transgender organisations can demonstrate inclusivity

Some people with less common transgender identities express feelings of being made to feel excluded, erased or 'not trans enough' for general transgender spaces, organisations and even identity labels. However the organisers of these spaces intend that all transgender people should be welcome and included and do not wish to see anyone turned away. There… Continue reading How transgender organisations can demonstrate inclusivity

Neutrois Nonsense: SEPTA’s Gender Discrimination

Blog Neutrois Nonsense covers why SEPTA's insistence on including prominent binary gender identifiers on monthly travel passes is discriminatory towards trans*, genderqueer, gender variant and non-binary identified people and likely to cause inconvenience or exclusion. For those of you who don’t know, SEPTA is the SouthEastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority – ie, the one and only… Continue reading Neutrois Nonsense: SEPTA’s Gender Discrimination

A call for examples

Practical Androgyny needs you! Examples of the following are needed for future articles. Please get in touch if you're aware of: Organisations that allow non-binary genders to be recorded on their registration/application forms, especially if you have visual evidence Banks or credit card companies that allow their debit or credit cards to be issued without… Continue reading A call for examples

Pink News: Interview with genderqueer performer CN Lester Genderqueer performer CN Lester, who identifies as neither male nor female, talks to Paris Lees about sexual harassment, operatic androgyny and a mutual fear of going blind. What harassment do you face? I don’t take hormones, so the majority of people perceive me as a woman, but obviously a woman who is transgressing gender… Continue reading Pink News: Interview with genderqueer performer CN Lester

United Kingdom Census 2011

Here in the UK we're asked to complete a census every 10 years. It is a legal requirement that all households accurately record certain details of those present on the day of the census, these details include each person's 'sex'. Unfortunately this question is worded simply as: 2, What is your sex? [] Male  … Continue reading United Kingdom Census 2011

Now also available on Tumblr!

Practical Androgyny is now also available on the microblogging site Tumblr. There's a vibrant community of gender variant people sharing their experiences on Tumblr and I'll be using the Practical Androgyny tumblog to recommend, reblog and respond to other non-binary, genderqueer, trans* and gender questioning tumbloggers. If you're on Tumblr, I hope you'll consider following… Continue reading Now also available on Tumblr!

Glossaries and other links

When I planned this site I saw people who already identified as trans*, genderqueer or gender variant as the primary audience. However since launching a week ago, I've had requests from people with very little knowledge or understanding of gender diversity asking for some sort of primer or glossary to help them understand some of… Continue reading Glossaries and other links

Subjects To Cover

To give a better idea of what to expect, here's the list of subjects that this site's resources will cover: Gendered Spaces Changing Rooms Employment Formal Occasions Public Toilets Swimming Pools Identity and Documentation Campaigning for Change Forms Legal Gender and ID Websites and Social Networks Language and Pronouns Gender Neutral Language Names Pronouns Titles… Continue reading Subjects To Cover

Announcing Practical Androgyny

Welcome to Practical Androgyny, a site devoted to the practicalities of ambiguous gender presentation within a binary gendered society. The binary gender system classifies all people into either female or male, woman or man. However not everyone fits neatly into these categories. Some people have non-binary gender identities, and so do not feel comfortable when… Continue reading Announcing Practical Androgyny