I’ve just found this and *have* to share because heck, this puts it better than I ever could.
It’s been a year since I came out as genderfluid, but it’s still something I’m learning to feel comfortable discussing openly and honestly, more-so in person. I don’t feel comfortable correcting people when they misgender me, but I hope this’ll change in the near future. So, if you know that I identify as nonbinary and use they/them pronouns, or if you didn’t and happen to stumble across this post, *please* respect my identity and my preferred pronouns.
Believe me when I say that identifying as genderfluid is more than demoralising memes, more than people thinking it’s a cool, new, trendy way to identify, made popular by Tumblr. It’s not. My identity is real. It’s valid. It is on the transgender spectrum for a goddamn reason.
My gender fluctuates. A lot. It can fluctuate depending on a particular day, situation, moment. I live my life feeling genderless a strong 85% of the time, but that doesn’t mean I’m any less. There are times when I feel binary trans, and binary female: and those times can be the toughest. There are times when I identify as binary trans and am physically unable to get out of bed, cry so hard that my eyes are blotchy and hurt. There are times when I identify as binary female and think how simple it would be to identify this way all of the time. But I can’t, because that isn’t who I am. Please respect the trans* community.
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