Category Archives: Third Gender

Rebecoming Androgynous

As those of you who have been following this blog know, I have been feeling ambivalent in recent months about looking, almost two years into my physical transition, more dudely than androgynous, and about not becoming the effeminate fag I … Continue reading

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Transition Stock-Taking

After reading and commenting on SCB’s recent post, I thought it was time for an update. I haven’t been writing that much, because I’m pretty satisfied with things, and decisions about whether to stay on T and if so at … Continue reading

Posted in Feminism, Third Gender, top surgery, transgender | 17 Comments

I Might Go Off T

Something strange is happening. I’ve been so happy with my transition, my body, my appearance, how I move through the social world. In fact, I have not really been thinking much about my transition much at all lately. And then, … Continue reading

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On Queer Shame as Constructing Gender and Fracturing the Past

The post that follows is a rigorously honest effort to understand how both my feelings about my gender (shame, pride, elation, comfort) and my gender identification have changed over time, before and after starting transition. In this post, I write … Continue reading

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Considering Top Surgery (Soliciting Advice)

Now that it’s summer and I’m nearly a year into my physical transition, I’m starting to think about whether or not I want to get top surgery. Let’s be clear here: for me, top surgery would be an elective rather … Continue reading

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Trans Feminism: Partial Identification as a Way of Life

As I’ve had time to become more comfortable with my transition, I am at beginning the process of coming to terms with my guilt and anxiety over being a feminist who is transitioning to male. In many ways, I recognized … Continue reading

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Gender Trickster

When I first decided to use male pronouns, it was because I needed people to recognize that I am primarily a fag, not a lesbian. When I first started taking T, it was because I couldn’t stand that people kept … Continue reading

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