DECONFORMING

Navigating gender norms without a gender: a truly strange experience

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Are you transgender? If you are, it’s OK

Are you transgender? If you are, it’s OK

More and more people are coming out as transgender these days. Transgender is a word that means that who you are doesn't line up with the gender that was assigned to you. It's pretty common to hear cisgender folks (especially if they're older or conservative) calling...

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Bisexual: a quick definition

Bisexual: a quick definition

Bisexual is a sexual orientation that describes a person who is attracted to people across two or more genders. The prefix “bi” in the word bisexual comes from Latin, and it means “two.” Sometimes "bisexual" is abbreviated simply to "bi." There are two...

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What does TERF stand for?

What does TERF stand for?

TERF is an acronym that stands for Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminist. The acronym is used as a noun, pronounced like "turf." While that acronym might make it sound like it describes a technical and complex thing, it's actually pretty simple. TERFs are characterized...

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This is not a woman’s body.

This is not a woman’s body.

I've been experiencing gender dysphoria for all of my waking life since puberty (and for a lot of the time before that). It took me a long time to own up to that. The more that I do, the more I’m able to really understand how strange and disturbing it’s been to have...

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Transphobia 101: how to not be transphobic

Transphobia 101: how to not be transphobic

Many people have been working hard to change our society so that transgender people have more basic human rights. There's still a lot of work to be done, but we've been fighting for a better world—and things are changing. It's tough going, but stuff is happening. Part...

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What I’m doing and how you can help

What I’m doing and how you can help

I started this website about six months ago because I recognized a serious problem, and I realized that I had the skills to start doing something about it. I'm now at a point where I need help to get the work I've been doing to gain some traction. So I'm reaching out...

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