Gloria Brame, Ph.D.

Personae: Gender Fluid Gem

Filed By Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | September 23, 2011 10:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Living, Transgender & Intersex
Tags: crossdressing, drag queens, female impersonator, queer history, transgender history

I've had this in my files for a while and keep returning to it trying to puzzle it out.

At first I thought it was the most amazing married couple in the world. Then I wondered if they were were two Vaudeville/stage performers, from the days when fancifully-clad female impersonators were wildly popular acts. But then I spotted her riding crop. 19th century BDSMers?!

I could go on and on - and hope you have as much fun speculating about this photo's origins as I did.


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Hang on, isn't gender fluid, you know, an actual identity, that you should probably only use as a label if the person IDs that way?

Yes. Gender fluid means you feel more like a boy sometimes, or more like a girl, or both. Although I love the photo, I don't see how it relates to the gender fluid identity directly.

jamiemccrimmon | September 23, 2011 3:30 PM

yes. i am genderfluid and clicked on this post hoping to see something related to my identity. no such luck.