The online universe of queer media is glorious. We wanted to share with you some of the most impactful and inspiring queer creators we follow.
The beauty of gender expansivity is that we are unbound by binary limits. However, it also means that it becomes harder to look to others for self-representation.
The Gayze Project is invested in rethinking our relationship with self-representation. Instead of seeking to see people that look like us, we seek to see what we can see in our selves, in others. Queerness relies on having the imagination and bravery to express the parts of ourselves that are deemed deviant. How can we look to others who model that imagination and bravery as inspiration to do the same?
Our YouTube Playlist:
These are YouTube videos that have inspired and informed our journey.
In the Trans Studies Quarterly, Laura Horak published a journal titled Trans on YouTube: Intimacy, Visibility, Temporality, in which they argue “that Trans YouTube videos succeed because their formal strategies exploit the platform’s penchant for the personal and the spectacular”(12). They go onto argue that “Trans “talking head” videos expand the tradition of the feminist consciousness-raising documentary to establish trans youth as experts and create a sense of intimacy between vloggers and viewers”(16).
Tyler Ford Explains The History Behind the Word "Queer" | InQueery | them.How much do you really know about the history of the word Queer? Find out on this episode of InQueery, hosted by Tyler Ford. In partnership with Google.
InQueery is the series that takes a deeper look at the meaning, context, and history of LGBTQ+ vocabulary and culture.
Tyler Ford Explains The History Behind the Word "Queer" | InQueery | them.
Top Surgery Type & Genderqueer IssuesEDIT:
There are many types of top surgery, I just name the main two I was deciding between.
I talk about which type of top surgery I'm getting and why + genderqueer issues with the top surgery process!
Testosterone? For Non-binary People?Chandler is smart, adorable, and agender. In this vid they talk a bit about their physical transition and their experience so far with testosterone.
Our vid on their channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBGU5roBtas
Stalk me! (Or don't, I don't own you...)
Second Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/AshleyMardell
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Butch Women Talk About What It Means to Be Butch | themButch and masculine of center women discuss their identities and what butchness means to them.
Butch Women Talk About What It Means to Be Butch | them
Gender Capitalism | Rain Dove | TEDxAUEBThe effect of social pressure and stereotypes about sex/gender is massive, as there is an urge to a certain direction based only on the sex we were born with. Gender capitalism is the recognition of society’s perception of gender and being able to use that perception in the most advantageous way. It does not mean that people cannot identify with their own gender, it just means they do not recognize the stereotypes society places on that gender. Overall, it means people must exceed the limits of social norms and become advocates for each other.
Rain Dove is the androgynous/agender model who has been in many magazines like W,
Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, Cosmo, Harper's Bazaar, etc. She has created several viral
campaigns including a lingerie shoot challenging Victoria Secrets’ beauty standards which
reached over 35 countries. She is also known for her humanitarian action. Her recent video
combatting HB2 has garnered millions of views and has discovered a previously unexposed
illegality to the bill. She also speaks about homelessness and hunger both of which she has
experienced herself. Prior to her fashion career, she was a wilderness firefighter and also
obtained a BA in Genetic Engineering from UC Berkeley.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
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BEING IN A RELATIONSHIP WITH SOMEONE TRANSITIONINGMy girlfriend, MaryV Benoit, gives healthy, hearty (lol) tips on being in a relationship with someone transitioning.
THREE PARTS: support, dysphoria, & sex!
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Thank you for your endless love and support.
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Asking My Dad to Call Me 'Son'What does it mean to be a "son"?
I couldn’t tell you, as I have always been a "daughter."
Read our personal letters to each other here:
My journey is perpetual, and this is just the beginning.
Dad, I would not be the person I am today without you.
I am proud of you.
And, I am honored to be your son.
I love you, always.
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