We are woman-identified Butches. We are trans-masculine Studs. We are faggot-identified Aggressives. We are noun Butches, adjective Studs and pronoun-shunning Aggressives. We are she, he, hy, ze, zie and hir. We are you, and we are me. The point is, we don’t decide who is Butch, Stud or Aggressive. You get to decide for yourself.
Just a few months ago, a lesbian was beaten and gang raped in Oakland. Jane Doe. Khadijah Farmer was kicked out of a restaurant in NYC during Pride for using the women’s restroom because she was too masculine in appearance. Did it matter the specific identity that Jane or Khadijah called home or the pronouns
As someone who continues to explore my gender as a Genderqueer Butch, I continue to look for spaces that are inclusive to all aspects of me. Those spaces have been few and far between for me. I’m Southern born and raised, originally from the suburbs of New Orleans, or N’awlins as we say back home.
A conference for ALL self identified Butches, Studs, Aggressives and their Allies We will be holding our first conference in 2009. In working towards meeting our mission, this conference seeks to bring together various identities who are often divided, by gender, sexuality, language, biology, race, age, size, ability, religion, geography, and class. We want to
The identities of Butch, Stud and Aggressive are complicated beyond the concepts of femininity and masculinity, which are further limited by language to fully describe them. These identities and others along the same lines cannot be defined in this mission statement. Our identities are layered and influenced by race, class, ethnicity, access, ability, sexual boundaries,