Author Archive: M

M is an 18-year-old agender person who lives in Pennsylvania. They about to enter senior year of high school. Their preferred pronouns are they/them. Their favorite things are music, poetry, and dogs. M is an aspiring writer, activist, and psychologist. They look forward to being a part of the TG Forum community, and would love to share their perspective of the world.

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Dating While Trans

| Jul 2, 2018 | Reply

Our agender Youth Correspondent tackles the subject of dating while trans and queer. M prefers they/them as pronouns and that one fact makes it hard to connect with anyone for romance. Once M stepped outside the binary they found barriers. For example an online dating site that lets you pick your gender from a long list but then you have to chose how you want to be labeled in search results and you can only be a boy or a girls. Step into Dating While Trans and see what M ran into.

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Writing. Will it Save The World?

| Jun 4, 2018 | Reply

Do you recall a time when no one except the fringe members of society had piercings and tattoos? Remember when “punks” listened to punk rock music and wore mohawk hair styles, and put safety pins everywhere? Even through their noses. Now it’s 2018 and depending where you live you are likely to see a lot more body art and piercing. While people still gasp at shocking modifications like large holes in cheeks and screw-in horns, for the most part no one notices the pierced lip, pierced nose or eyebrow. Today M, our youth correspondent, talks about writing. What M hopes for is a day when LGBTQ people are not noticed anymore than a tongue piercing or two earrings on a dude. A day when all the young LGBTQ writers grow up and write about LGBTQ issues and desires.

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Making Friends While Agender

| May 7, 2018 | Reply

For some people making friends is easy. They just fall into place in their lives and are often friends for life. For others, such as transgender or agender people, things may not be so simple. Our agender contributor M didn’t have any friends till they were in third grade. Now they are getting better at making friends but there are still problems to overcome. Give M’s blog post a read and see what being different forces them to deal with.

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Youth View — Autism and the Gender Non-Conforming

| Apr 9, 2018 | Reply

M is our gender nonconforming, non-binary teen correspondent. They are also on the autism spectrum and this month is Autism Awareness Month. Today they post on the subject and how it has affected them. They were only diagnosed with autism a year ago and after looking into the subject online they have determined that there seem to be a number of trans and non-conforming people who are also on the spectrum.

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Youth View: Getting Older . . .

| Mar 12, 2018 | 2 Replies

Our 17-year-old agender contributor is making work for us. The graphics department will have to update “Seventeen” to “Eighteen” on their column’s graphic since M is having a birthday on March 13. Happy Birthday M! Their post today talks about the way it feels to grow older. (These kids today.) But seriously, you will want to know what’s been going on in M’s life and that’s what they talk about in today’s post.

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I’m Okay

| Feb 12, 2018 | Reply

When things are going badly there is so much to say about how you’re being affected and how you feel. When things are all moving along smoothly there doesn’t seem to be that much to talk about. Just, “Hey, I’m okay. All is well.” That was the dilemma of our agender youth correspondent M when they were trying to come up with a topic for today’s post. So they decided to go ahead and write about how everything is okay.

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Fitting in as Agender

| Jan 15, 2018 | Reply

M inhabits a zone somewhere between genders. They identify as “agender” which means they don’t get along well with the binary gender world we live in. While for male crossdressers having a big gender divide is fun since they can dress like the that opposite gender, for M there is no opposite. So people M meets will assign a gender to M and use whichever pronoun they believe is appropriate. M writes about the difficulty of fitting in.

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Youth View with M — Trans Music

| Dec 18, 2017 | Reply

Music is important to many people today. Trans and queer music is a sub genre in the popular music scene. What are the youth of today listening to? In particular — what are the trans/gender fluid/queer/agender youth of today listening to? We don’t know about all of them but our Youth View correspondent M introduces you to the trans and gender fluid musical artists they find appealing. And there are videos embedded in M’s blog so you can listen and view for yourself.

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To Gender or Not to Gender? That is the Question

| Nov 20, 2017 | Reply

Life is, for some, a constant reevaluation of self. For others it is a set-in-stone path that leads straight from birth to death. Our contributor M is one of those evaluating types. They had been identifying as “gender queer” or “gender fluid” and accepting feminine or masculine pronouns. After coming to an epiphany about themselves M has realized they are “agender.” What does that mean? Is it another step on their journey or have they reached a final position in their relationship to gender? In a world that demands that people pick a gender and start playing will an agender identity work? Read on and see how M came to identify as agender and what it means to them.

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To Gender or Not to Gender? That is the Question

| Nov 20, 2017 | Reply

Life is, for some, a constant reevaluation of self. For others it is a set-in-stone path that leads straight from birth to death. Our contributor M is one of those evaluating types. They had been identifying as “gender queer” or “gender fluid” and accepting feminine or masculine pronouns. After coming to an epiphany about themselves M has realized they are “agender.” What does that mean? Is it another step on their journey or have they reached a final position in their relationship to gender? In a world that demands that people pick a gender and start playing will an agender identity work? Read on and see how M came to identify as agender and what it means to them.

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Okay… Let’s get political

| Oct 23, 2017 | 1 Reply

It takes a lot to get some folks worked up over destruction of LGBTQ rights in today’s world where atrocious rulings, policies, laws, and tweets come out of our nation’s capital on a daily basis. But our Youth View writer M is more than a bit upset about the order issued by Attorney General Jeff Sessions changing the interpretation of Title VII. Sessions has instructed the DOJ that Title VII of The Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not protect LGBTQ citizens. So if your boss at the coffee house or the major corporation wants to fire you for being LGBTQ there is nothing to stop them.

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Okay… Let’s get political

| Oct 23, 2017 | Reply

It takes a lot to get some folks worked up over destruction of LGBTQ rights in today’s world where atrocious rulings, policies, laws, and tweets come out of our nation’s capital on a daily basis. But our Youth View writer M is more than a bit upset about the order issued by Attorney General Jeff Sessions changing the interpretation of Title VII. Sessions has instructed the DOJ that Title VII of The Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not protect LGBTQ citizens. So if your boss at the coffee house or the major corporation wants to fire you for being LGBTQ there is nothing to stop them.

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Passing Thoughts

| Sep 25, 2017 | 1 Reply

There are times when a trans person feels that someone from the cisgender community has hurt them by using the wrong pronouns. To some extent you have to forgive binary people, if they don’t know you personally, since they don’t know what it feels like to be a blend of genders, move between gender extremes or to be un-gendered and truly androgynous. Today our gender fluid, teenage writer M talks about how confused some of the people at their new school are over their gender status. And M wonders if the gender binary is really necessary.

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Passing Thoughts

| Sep 25, 2017 | Reply

There are times when a trans person feels that someone from the cisgender community has hurt them by using the wrong pronouns. To some extent you have to forgive binary people, if they don’t know you personally, since they don’t know what it feels like to be a blend of genders, move between gender extremes or to be un-gendered and truly androgynous. Today our gender fluid, teenage writer M talks about how confused some of the people at their new school are over their gender status. And M wonders if the gender binary is really necessary.

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Passing Thoughts

| Aug 28, 2017 | 3 Replies

Today M is happy to let everyone know that she/he/they has a job. Their first real job, working as a cashier in a casual dining spot. And being aware of her differences M wonders what the many customers she interacts with during a shift think about her. She can only tell if they have made a judgement about her gender by what they say. Since M is gender fluid they can be presenting anywhere on the binary or in-between. See how M feels about “passing”with co-workers and customers in today’s blog post.

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Passing Thoughts

| Aug 28, 2017 | Reply

Today M is happy to let everyone know that she/he/they has a job. Their first real job, working as a cashier in a casual dining spot. And being aware of her differences M wonders what the many customers she interacts with during a shift think about her. She can only tell if they have made a judgement about her gender by what they say. Since M is gender fluid they can be presenting anywhere on the binary or in-between. See how M feels about “passing”with co-workers and customers in today’s blog post.

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M Has 3 Girlfriends. They’re Polyamorus

| Jul 31, 2017 | Reply

Last TGF added a new contributor who brings a youthful voice. Seventeen year old M is gender queer, trending to the feminine and preferring pronouns such as “she” and “her.” She introduced herself in her first post and discussed her gender identity. Today she talks about her romantic relationship with three other young women. They are all part of a polyamorus relationship. As M points out, that is nothing like the polygamists you see on television reality shows. Read her post and see what it’s really like.

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M Has 3 Girlfriends. They’re Polyamorus

| Jul 31, 2017 | Reply

Last TGF added a new contributor who brings a youthful voice. Seventeen year old M is gender queer, trending to the feminine and preferring pronouns such as “she” and “her.” She introduced herself in her first post and discussed her gender identity. Today she talks about her romantic relationship with three other young women. They are all part of a polyamorus relationship. As M points out, that is nothing like the polygamists you see on television reality shows. Read her post and see what it’s really like.

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Hello TG Forum! Meet 17-year-old M

| Jul 3, 2017 | 7 Replies

Today we introduce a new voice to TGForum. Meet M, a 17-year-old who identifies as genderfluid. M came out as such to classmates and staff in the ninth grade. She brings a younger voice to TGForum and has benefitted from all the work done by trans activists before she was born. Her perspective is much different from that of a 60-year-old who stayed in the closet till they were 50. We look forward to her contributions from her point of view for many years to come. Thanks to Sophie Lynne who met M and told is about her.

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Hello TG Forum! Meet 17-year-old M

| Jul 3, 2017 | Reply

Today we introduce a new voice to TGForum. Meet M, a 17-year-old who identifies as genderfluid. M came out as such to classmates and staff in the ninth grade. She brings a younger voice to TGForum and has benefitted from all the work done by trans activists before she was born. Her perspective is much different from that of a 60-year-old who stayed in the closet till they were 50. We look forward to her contributions from her point of view for many years to come. Thanks to Sophie Lynne who met M and told is about her.

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