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Gender Bent's Blog – February 2014 Archive (4)

OP-ED: TRANSecurity - Let's Educate, Not Intimidate, Our Would-Be Allies

Transgender identities are a melting pot of complexities in search of multiple endings. This spectrum within a sexuality spectrum makes for gaps in understandings and easy false representations. The Janet Mock vs Piers Morgan feud brings up interesting matters about how (some) transgender people represent themselves.…



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Added by Gender Bent on February 28, 2014 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

FEATURE: "21 varieties of traditional African homosexuality"

Ugandan President Museveni just signed the Anti-Homosexuality bill into law. The BBC reports that a government spokesman said President Yoweri Museveni wanted to assert Uganda's "independence in the face of Western pressure". The new law punishes first-time offenders with 14 years in jail, and allows life imprisonment as the penalty for acts of "aggravated homosexuality". "It also makes it a crime not…

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Added by Gender Bent on February 24, 2014 at 1:00pm — 20 Comments

Gender and the In Between - A Genderqueer’s Journey

As a child, I spoke as few words as possible. The sound of my feminine voice disgusted me. I hated to be called a girl, while loving the color pink. I was a budding genderqueer.

Boys are different from girls, they said. Fundamentally different, they’d persist. Boys don’t have long hair. Boys don’t like pink. Boys don’t cry and boys are tough. Girls like playing with dolls. Girls do poorly at math and enjoy frilly things.




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Added by Gender Bent on February 16, 2014 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments

Pauline Ngouala/Zanele Muholi - Paintings against homophobia

Name a better calling in life other than the privilege to uplift people globally, and be the voice of those oppressed, and muted? Visual Artist/Activist Zanele Muholi is making her voice known as well as the LGBT community's by demanding respect, all the while bringing to light the issues, treatment, and honor within the LGBT community. Painter Pauline Ngouala (pictured), who is currently collaborating with the artist on a project paying tribute to lesbians killed in South…

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Added by Gender Bent on February 12, 2014 at 1:18pm — No Comments

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