Thursday, January 14, 2016

On "Male, Female, Transgender" Checkboxes

I've actually been encountering more forms on which I'm asked to identify my sex or gender using checkboxes labeled "male," "female" or "transgender." This is my response in image form:

"Wait. There are more than two religions--what if someone has a different religion, or no religion at all? And 'convert' isn't a religion, it means a person who has gone through a process that welcomes them into one."



  1. I feel the same way. I suppose it's good that awareness of trans folks has gotten to the point where we're being mentioned as checkbox options, but more education needs to happen.

    To play devil's advocate, I do know of a couple of non-binary trans people who specify their gender as "trans," without qualifiers. Justin Vivian Bond is one (last I checked; Bond's web site is unavailable at the moment). But those are rare cases.

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