Trans Day of Visibility
QueerDoc shouting out to all of our amazing staff and patients- we see you! QueerDoc provides gender affirming medical care by gender diverse providers:
- Dr. Crystal Beal- nonbinary FEMME
- any pronoun, just no ma’am, Ms., Miss, Mrs., or LADY
- Dr. Steph Upton- genderqueer
- Social Media Manager Extraordinaire- Nora Gause- nonbinary Demi-Mom
To our allies or soon to be allies, save us some emotional labor and read up on basic trans vocab at the amazing Trans Language Primer!
Trans Language Primer Preview
“Gender is complicated, and no one has it completely figured out. Acknowledging this complexity was once the norm; many cultures – before colonization – had terms and expressions far beyond what we have available today. Vocabulary, especially in and around the transgender community, has exploded with a variety of words to express a countless number of genders and facets of gender experience. This explosion is a combination of reclamation and creation, but we have to be wary of creation under colonization. That’s part of why we’ve created this primer, as an attempt to document the movement to express and identify the complexity of gender while acknowledging its history and intersections. There are some terms in this primer that are not directly related to gender, but are still defined in order to help set the context within which the rest of the primer is established.
Gender is extremely personal, and trying to express our understanding of gender is personal and complicated. These words help us express those things in ways that each other can understand. Our hope that this primer will help smooth that process.
CN: This primer does include some terms that are generally considered offensive in order to educate folks on why these terms are not okay. This primer also includes somewhat graphic descriptions of common medical procedures in order to educate folks on what these procedures entail. We will designate these graphic descriptions with a Content Note (CN) in red text.
We try to include CN where necessary but if we have failed this on some level, please let us know so we can correct it! We want the people who use this guide to be able to avoid potentially triggering descriptions if we can help it.”