This is a space for people who identify or present as androgynous, whether for an hour or a day or a lifetime - one's identity is one's own, and as fluid and plural as one wants or needs it to be.
This is also a place for people who do not feel they fit the typical idea of an androgynous individual; a place that spotlights folks who aren't necessarily white, or thin, or able-bodied; a place for people who don't feel obliged to hide their breasts, or the bulge in their pants; a place to spotlight androgynous people who feel excluded or minimised in other androgyny-focused communities.
One need not identify as genderqueer, agender, neuotrois, or trans* to post here.
Parnassus and Owl, up to something, probably either nothing resembling what it looks like, or whatever it looks like. Or both… or something else… at the same time. They’re good multi-taskers. Probably just chilling though. Genderfuckery, these two seem to live and breathe it.
sociopathicremedies-deactivated asked: I came out to my Father as being Androgynous. I'm really happy; He was okay with it and everything. Just thought I'd share this with someone who would both understand and care. ^^
That is fantastic! Congratulations to you on the successful coming-out and on your dad for being an open-minded person. Rock on, both of you!
[Image: Photo of a pale-skinned person of non-binary gender. They have dark red, asymmetrical hair and they have blue and purple glittery eye make-up on. They have also used blue eyeshadow to accentuate their cheekbones. They are wearing a purple velvet blazer, a white t-shirt with a large greyscale photograph of The Cure’s lead singer Robert Smith on the front, just barely visible, a large black plastic chain necklace and an assortment of lanyards around their neck. There is also a dark grey bag strap over their left shoulder and they have blue earphones in their ears. They are sitting in a classroom and looking straight at the camera, with their lips parted and their hand stroking their chin. Other classmates can be seen working at desks and using Apple Mac computers behind them.]
What’s your name?: Alex - whether that’s short for Alexander or Alexandra is entirely up to you - or my nickname, Tabby, if you wish. How old are you?: 17 What pronouns do you prefer?: Any pronoun is fine in my book, but I personally like male pronouns the best. How do you identify? (“I’m just…me” is perfectly legitimate, too!) Feel free to include things not related to gender that you feel define you: Genderqueer/androgyne/neutrois, pansexual, mad Curefan, slash fiction writer How did you find us?: Through Meridian (fadesandspins) who is a very very very lovely person when she reblogged a photo of Matt (robertbowiebuttsex) who is also a very very very lovely person Do you identify as an artist? Writer? Musician?: Writer. Occasional artist. Do you have a favourite band or musician?: The Cure!!!!!!! Favourite book?: A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess Favourite movie?: Control by Anton Corbijn Favourite political or philosophical ideology?: Nihilism, sex-positive feminism Do you have any recommendations, so far as movies, music, or literature goes?: I don’t have anything specifically relating to gender or sexuality, but I do recommend a little-known experimental rock band called Swans. They were first active from 1982 to 1997, but this past year they reunited and released their first studio album in fourteen years. Two of their albums are unfortunately out of print, but the tracks that have been salvaged from those albums are like nothing I have ever heard in my life. What’s your favourite memory?: I have far too many memories to pick out a favourite. What are three things you love about yourself?: The sound of my voice, my cheekbones, my music taste What are three things about yourself you’d like to improve?: My tendency to spend my money on crap, my artistic ability, my lack of motivation If you were given absolute power - within a human scope - what would you do with it?: I don’t really know, to be frightfully honest. Is there anything particular you feel this group should keep an eye out for or be aware of?: I can’t think of anything because so far you’re all doing wonderfully.
What’s your name?: Sheherezade Blanc How old are you?: 40 What pronouns do you prefer?:It? I dont really care. How do you identify?:Either. I sometimes feel male and masculine, sometimes I feel female and feminine. Watchout when I feel like a feminine male or masculine female!
Androgynophile/pansexual. Aspiring Dandy and nancyboi, gender-spectrum’d, wanderer and explorer. How did you find us?:a friend on facebook posted this! Do you identify as an artist? Writer? Musician?:Musician, Bass Instruments and comic
underground: Dead Can Dance, Queen, Rush, Versailles, really anything from ancient classical to speed metal. I do not like country. yuck. Favourite book?: Terry Brooks, Harry Potter, Doug Adams, Shakespeare, religious texts of all faiths and myths Favourite movie?: Spaceballs, generally Mel Brooks, Monty Python, Star Trek, Star Wars, anything funny, space, or kung fu ninjas Favourite political or philosophical ideology?: Zen Fuckitisms Do you have any recommendations, so far as movies, music, or literature goes?: Gender-wise? no. i dont. Im new to venturing this far out publically. What’s your favourite memory?: Getting the hell out of the army and attending college! What are three things you love about yourself?: I am spontaneous. I have done some insane things in my life. I dressed as a cheerleader for an anime convention and thouroughly enjoyed myself. I must have had like thousands of pictures of my. Im a camera ham :p If you were given absolute power - within a human scope - what would you do with it?:I wouldnt change a thing. Life would be boring without conflict. I would however dress better :p Is there anything particular you feel this group should keep an eye out for or be aware of?:Each other. We are a precious few in life.
What’s your name?: Arden How old are you?: 26 What pronouns do you prefer?: “She” is fine. I like the implosion approach to gender stereotypes. How do you identify?: Female-bodied androgyne— basically, I look hopelessly feminine and am not gender dysphoric enough to want to seriously change that, but I am still androgynous and look for ways to express that. Androgynophile/pansexual. Aspiring Dandy and nancyboi, gender-spectrum’d, wanderer and explorer. How did you find us?: dapperanddandy! Do you identify as an artist? Writer? Musician?: I identify as a storyteller and a poet. I write interactive narratives professionally and do literary stuff on the side. Do you have a favourite band or musician? Ohh, I love the popular 80s underground: The Cure, Joy Division, Cocteau Twins, Dead Can Dance, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Kate Bush, etc. My favorite album, though, is probably Joanna Newsom’s “Ys.” Favourite book?: This is very hard. My favorite set of writers are probably the British Romanticists (Blake, Keats, etc.), though I like lots of other stuff. I’m very fond of YA fantasy. My latest favorite book is “Plain Kate.” Favourite movie?: Der Himmel Uber Berlin, the Secret of Kells, lots of cheesy Jim Henson movies. Favourite political or philosophical ideology?: Romanticism. Do you have any recommendations, so far as movies, music, or literature goes?: Gender-wise? Velvet Goldmine is a must-see. Also, the works of Romaine Brooks are incredible, and surprisingly not well known among queer types. Her portraiture is brilliant. What’s your favourite memory?: Being 10 years old with my friends in a forest where our families were camping, pretending to be adventurers. I was always very invested in games of pretend, but there was something intensely real about this particular time. The world seemed animated and magical. What are three things you love about yourself?: My wild enthusiasms, my capacity for persona-adoption, my ability to start interesting conversation. What are three things about yourself you’d like to improve?: I need some motherfucking self-discipline, I spend way too long lazing about on the internet, and I need to stop wasting my time with things like gender hangups and just start doing things like showing up to the office in men’s clothes. If you were given absolute power - within a human scope - what would you do with it?: I liked this answer, from floorwritesuncomfortable: “I’d like to help people realize that human existence is complicated and can’t be put into binaries, and that’s a wonderful thing that we should embrace.” Existence is so complex and multifaceted. I wish we could all be comfortable with that and learn to PLAY with it. Barring that I would want to fly. (I have a Peter Pan complex. I crossdressed as Peter Pan when I was 7. Honestly, that may have been the start of my gender craziness.) Is there anything particular you feel this group should keep an eye out for or be aware of?: I think you seem very conscientious! I appreciate what you are doing.
[Image: Fat agender person with a mohawk, wearing a blue t-shirt and jeans and smirking at the camera.]
On the evening of the day I started identifying as agender, I happened to see myself in a mirror. For the first time I can remember, I didn’t compare what I saw to any other image. I’m not supposed to look like a woman. I’m not supposed to look like a man. I’m not supposed to look like a slender, classically pretty, typically androgynous thing. I can just look like me, and that’s all that I’m supposed to be.
The clickthrough link is to a blog post about how I found this identity. When I started the first draft, it was just an exploration of how I interact with gender; by the time I was ready to publish it, it was a coming out.
(I hit edit instead of publish, I’m sorry! This is labcoatlingerie’s!)
sociopathicremedies-deactivated asked: What’s your name?: I like to identify as Raedan, Maeri, or Tea.
How old are you?: 16.
What pronouns do you prefer?: She or He, I don't really mind. They is nice too.
How do you identify?: Androgyne, Pansexual, as a singer, and as a soul.
How did you find us?: I just found you a little bit ago because of the omegle post, which made me go "Someone else who knows the word AND identifies as it?!"
Do you identify as an artist? Writer? Musician?: I've always like to write fantasy. I like to sing, too, and I draw a little bit.
Do you have a favourite band or musician? Fall out boy was my favorite and still is; as well as Patrick Stump's solo stuff. Out of the currently-together bands though, I think the Used is it.
Favourite book?: Harry potter series, forever and always. The Prisoner of Azkaban is my favorite though.
Favourite movie?: Donnie Darko.
Favourite political or philosophical ideology?: Not specifically. I'm not too politically motivated. Probably something where society is less corrupt...
Do you have any recommendations, so far as movies, music, or literature goes?: I am a terrible recommender for these things, haha. My taste is odd... So I have no clue.
What’s your favourite memory?: I have a hard time picking one; But I do favor a memory where my old best friend and I sat at the local boating docks with our feet in the water, and we talked about our futures; such as kids, jobs, living area, etc. It was fun and very relaxing.
What are three things you love about yourself?: The ability to see the beauty in everyone, My social bravery (I'm usually the one to make up with someone and stuff like that) and my open-mind.
What are three things about yourself you’d like to improve?: To improve my self esteem, My trust issues, and be able to express affectionate feelings with people I care about.
If you were given absolute power - within a human scope - what would you do with it?: Probably something like an ability to help people gain an open mind, and be more accepting of people.
Is there anything particular you feel this group should keep an eye out for or be aware of?: I'm not really sure.. I make terrible suggestions/Am bad at coming up with them... Sorry!
Aw, you don’t make bad suggestions! To paraphrase Alice in Wonderland, we’re all odd here. You do, however, sound freakin’ awesome. I hope we can help with the self-esteem and the trust; I think those are issues a lot of us have problems with, since society unfortunately doesn’t encourage people, especially peculiar people, to think well of themselves. Even though you’re not too politically minded, I’d vote for you for world ruler. When it comes right down to it, getting people to be decent to one another is the crux of the matter.