Genderqueer— When You’re Not Male, Not Female

March 4, 2015

Ever wonder what it means to be genderqueer?  Steph Parrish describes one genderqueer’s experience.  Complete with frequently asked questions!

“To many, while extremely well-intended and well-meaning, telling them I identify outside the traditional gender binary and that I do not identify as a woman or a man, they kind of smile and nod like, “yeah, we get it, you’re a butch lesbian. You like to wear ties and men’s pants and boy’s shoes.. what’s the big deal?” I want to acknowledge the intention here and thank people for your sincere efforts to be supportive. … However, just like I get frustrated when people tell me they don’t think of me any differently for being gay because it erases and minimizes a significant and salient part of who I am, I don’t want to just be a butch lesbian to you because, well, I’m not…”

Click here to read the article.

 

Lē Isaac Weaver
Lē Weaver identifies as a non-binary writer, musician, and feminist spiritual seeker. Their work draws attention to: the ongoing trauma experienced by women and LGBTQIA people in this “Christian” society; Christ/Sophia’s desire that each of us move deeper into our own practice of non-violence; and the desperate need to move away from an androcentric conception of God.

1 COMMENT

  1. It seems to me that non-binary, *trans folks have, by definition, an intuitively superior understanding of God’s experience and identity, than do binary, heterosexual folks like me. -Jealous-

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