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"Masculinity is a trait, not a gender"

In an effort to both allocate space for and document the existence of masculine women, photographer Meg Allen created a powerful series of portraits for an exhibit at Cafe Gabriela in Oakland, Calif.

Entitled BUTCH, Allen’s series not only represents genderqueer women for a broader, heteronormative audience, but reaffirms butch identity within the queer community at a time when “butch flight,” or gender transitioning, is arguably becoming more and more commonplace. It is, as Allen says on her website, “an homage to the bull-daggers and female husbands before me, and to the young studs, gender queers and bois who continue to bloom into the present.”

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These are some good looking folks

This is all I have ever wanted to see. My butch friends may sometimes get “Why don’t you just become a man?” in the same way folks would tell me “Why don’t you just be a butch lesbian?” Because masculinity and gender identity are two totally separate bubbles, that for some become a venn diagram, and for others, coexist peacefully inside of us.

Two things can exist independently, and coexist peacefully. Gender identity and masculinity/femininity/androgyny.

a lot of these babes are my friends and this project is really important to my city, it makes me so happy whenever i see it.

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Lesbians & much more

«[Polonia] es también una sociedad que promueve con fuerza el modelo de familia tradicional. La situación de las mujeres lesbianas es entonces aún más compleja. Muy a menudo, estas mujeres sufren un doble rechazo: por “tener una orientación sexual enferma” y por no cumplir su “papel natural” de ser madres. Se les pone al margen de la sociedad o se les ignora. Las mujeres lesbianas son prácticamente invisibles en la vida pública.»

La creencia final es creer en una ficción, la cual sabemos que es ficción, y que no hay nada más. La verdad exquisita es saber que es una ficción y que creemos en ella de manera voluntaria.

Wallace Stevens


Bill Domonkos


Clarity Haynes


Clarity Haynes. Radical Acceptance, 2010.


Clarity Haynes

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