Forget marble statues and artsy films. Our models are living, breathing masterpieces of style.
Anxiety on a butch is no different than anxiety on anyone else, but somehow I feel an immense shame as a result of the two’s interactions.
“There are so many terms for what I am – genderqueer, genderfluid, agender, pangender, neutrois – but none of them feel quite right. So Kade takes the place of that descriptor, and Kade feels right.”
There will be art. And go-go dancing. And queer literature. And a pamphlet about the common misconceptions about being genderqueer. It’s going to be magical.
Jess chats with the genderqueer star of Eve Ensler’s new play, Emotional Creature: talented dancer, singer and actor, Emily Grosland.
“I get angry at myself for having feelings this big to begin with, and then I wrestle for a few hours with the unique mixture of self-loathing, rage, and sobbing.”
“If I wear my heart on my sleeve – and I do these days, much to the shock and dismay of a butch gone prematurely tender – then the sleeve itself is my masculinity.”
Jamie’s Team Pick: “Her paintings capture queer sexuality in an honest, sensual way I find both striking and refreshing.”
Everything’s gonna be super duper.
Portland-based TransActive’s new program helps get binders to trans and genderqueer youth in need; Autostraddle sat down with the program’s coordinator to learn what it’s all about and how we can help.
If heaven is a place on earth, all of the girls there are queer, covered in glitter and have lilting accents.
“We sat reading on the rooftop for hours, only stopping when the sound of a train drowned out our voices.”
“…yes, this was a terrible hate crime and attack! But I will not let that change who I am! I will continue to wear makeup and live a fabulous gay life!”
“This little book… is to my mind the progenitor of all funny queer blogs written in the first-person. Yes, this is the story of the first queer blogger.”
“If you feel it, Rock it.”
In which we remember a whole year of sharp-dressed queers and the confidence they’ve given you, with a look ahead to even more Dapper Q, right here on Autostraddle!
Anita Dolce Vita from dapperQ helps you navigate the potentially problematic world of retail dressing rooms.
“I am a third gender,” the film’s website proclaims in Lubin’s voice. “I exist outside of the binary definition of gender. This is my story.”
Gender binaries thrive online. What else can we expect from a space that is essentially nothing but ones and zeros?
Be the change you wish to see in the world! And help this artist do the same.