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 ... is not a binary, but rather a spectrum with many variations.  They're just kind of hard to see when doctors routinely cut off genitals they find offensive.  It particularly aggravates me when people argue the "isness" of gender not based on scientific fact but a casual glance at the crotch, which is often wrong in intersex cases.  At least a chromosome reading would tell you what the sex chromosomes say.  Which is sometimes XXY, XYY, X0, or other things that aren't the standard male or female -- leaving those people legally obligated to lie about their sex on almost every form, which only offer male/female in official contexts.  Someone really needs to sue the government for rampant sex discrimination.  I mean, imagine if the forms only offered "male" and all women had to lie or go without services.  They'd be as pissed as they were back when a lot of places had only men's toilets.
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I have sponsored the poem "Real Friends Help You Hide the Bodies" by [personal profile] bairnsidhe.  It's about an intersex supervillain and friends, and actually quite touching.
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[personal profile] siliconshaman has posted a Polychrome Heroics story set in Rapid City, very explicit and NSFW.  Check out "Rule 34." 
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In a delightfully responsible use of extreme wealth, Larry Flynt has offered a $10 million reward for information leading to the impeachment of #45. 
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We're not there yet, but we're getting closer.  Boy Scouts will start accepting girls

Regrettably the Girl Scouts have complained about this.  Frankly, I think they should be grateful to have someone else available for the tomboys they don't like and barely tolerate.
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Here's a look at Carrie Fisher's place in Star Wars history as referenced in The Last Jedi.  And now I want this image on a t-shirt.  I don't have "she persisted" or General Organa yet.
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October 11 (or 12 in some parts of the world) is National Coming Out Day.  If you're in a closet you don't want to be in ... come out, come out, wherever you are!  I try to maintain this as safe space. 
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This poem was written outside the regular prompt calls. It has been sponsored by [personal profile] kengr. It belongs to the Origami Mage series.

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Here is a database of asexual and aromantic characters in speculative fiction.  \o/  It is currently under reconstruction into a new and better format, but you can still see a lot of information there.
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[personal profile] callibr8 has finished updating the landing page for Path of the Paladins.  All of the newly sponsored poems are linked accordingly.  So if you want to go back and read this series from the beginning, now is a good time.  If you want more, you'll need to prompt for it, because all the previously written stuff is now published.  \o/
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Thanks to a donation from [personal profile] ng_moonmoth, the  poem "Two Foxes" is now complete!  Blair and Ron return with an assortment of clothes for Kenzie to choose from, and help him think through gender-variant clothing options.

With this poem completed, we're down to two open epics, both in Polychrome Heroics.  That leaves a slot open for the Tuesday fishbowl.  Also, "Come Closer in Kinship" ($206) is now available for posting whenever it gets sponsored.  That will introduce Blair's parents to Kenzie.  \o/
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Based on this poll, the poem "Two Foxes" now has 9 new verses. Blair and Kenzie talk about clothing suitable for two-spirits, and Smoking Breath arrives with something for Kenzie.
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This poem was written outside the regular prompt calls. It fills the "praise or humiliation" square in my 5-29-17 card for the Pride Bingo fest. It has been sponsored by [personal profile] mama_kestrel, [personal profile] thnidu, Sg of [personal profile] antisocialite_forum, [personal profile] technoshaman, [personal profile] alatefeline, and [personal profile] daisiesrockalot. This poem belongs to the Officer Pink thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

Warning: This poem features content that some readers may find disturbing. Highlight to read the warnings, some of which are spoilers. The heart of it involves a bigot using his superpower to inscribe vicious words on people's skin. This is hardcore hurt/comfort. The poem includes urban decay, poverty, homelessness, abuse of homeless people, bigotry, messy medical details, emotional trauma, cruel language, racism, classism, self-hate, child abuse, sexism, foster system fuckups, homophobia, crisis of faith, ego-dystonic sexual orientation, PTSD, fat-shaming, alienation, reference to a difficult (highly desired) pregnancy, and other challenges. But Ansel is awesome at addressing all that stuff. If these are touchy topics for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward.

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This is the linkback poem from the September 5, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl. It was originally hosted by [personal profile] dialecticdreamer. This poem is spillover from the July 4, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] peoriapeoriawhereart.

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Here's an article about divergences in magazine submission between men and women. It raised some interesting ideas ...

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