About that often misunderstood asterisk

Recently this post by Natalie Reed on the use of 'trans*' was proving controversial among many of the nonbinary and genderqueer people I follow on Twitter. I've talked about 'trans*' before, most recently when answering the Beyond The Binary panel, question 4. I personally have mixed feelings about words involving punctuation marks, especially ones that confuse… Continue reading About that often misunderstood asterisk

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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

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

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

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