Defying What’s Blackness, What’s Femininity, What’s Masculinity

One group says, “Act like a man.” One group says, “Femme it up.” Icon does neither.

Have You Ever Seen a Drag…King?

Watch as four women transform into guys for the first time…and get some surprises long the way.

Is This Man a New Kind of Role Model?

Pink eyebrows, beard, stilettos, pre-teen fans. What comes next?

Straight Guys Break Social Norms and Talk About Which Guys They Think Are Hot

Are we busting stereotypes about masculinity here?

An Old Man in a Blouse, At Market

In this convention-defying poem, Stephen Scott Whitaker reminds us that gender identity, sexual orientation, and clothing choice are not necessarily related.

I’m a Freak and I Like Being a Freak

His life vision was to be in the movies, but he’s had a life he never dreamed of as drag superstar Sherry Vine.

The Dream of an Inclusive Masculinity

Jackson Bliss grew up in a world of fixed and simplistic gender roles. Only recently has he understood how complex masculinity truly is.

How My Son Made Me a Feminist

Justine Musk explores the way in which a set of glitter pens in a girlie box suddenly showed her the ways in which we are all trapped in a gender binary.

Breaking the Emotional Coma Cycle

Jason Hairston explains how constricted masculinity damages male relationships

How Kids React To My Pretty Princess Nails

Adults filter their reactions to a man with a manicure, but seeing how kids respond is a lot more informative.

5 Ways Disavowing Masculinity Changed My Life

Robert Reece has found that ignoring the Man Code has improved his life enormously.

Switcheroo: A Confrontational Gender-Bending Experiment

Hana Pesut’s Switcheroo photos expose how gender and identity are defined by the clothing we choose to wear. Joanna Schroeder and her husband volunteer to participate in the experiment.

What Real Men Talk About

Justin Cascio talks to T Cooper, author of Real Man Adventures, about writing, crying, and being a real man.

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Real Man Adventures [Book Review]

A testosterone fueled adventure through sex and gender, unlike any you’ve seen before featuring a man battling a shark on the cover.

Transformers as an Allegory for Transsexualism in America

Dave Zucker stays up too late watching cartoons.

The Monster at the End of This Post

The first rule of monsters is learning who is a monster.