Photos explore dynamics of youths' se...

Photos explore dynamics of youths' sexual identity

There are 28 comments on the Northern Michigan News story from Apr 23, 2014, titled Photos explore dynamics of youths' sexual identity. In it, Northern Michigan News reports that:

For many, it's difficult to understand Foster Noone's sexual identity. The 17-year-old uses the labels of bisexual, trans and gender neutral all at once.

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Gabe

Phoenix, AZ

#1 Apr 23, 2014
' The 17-year-old uses the labels of bisexual, trans and gender neutral all at once."

If that isn't proof enough of how all this LGBT homo trans crap being forced down our children's throats is screwing them up I don't know what is.

This poor confused kid doesn't know if he/she's coming or going.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#2 Apr 23, 2014
It's Alabama.

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#3 Apr 23, 2014
Its not that hard. They are attracted to both genders, consider their physical make-up to be at odds with their gender identity--and that identity incorporates equal amounts of male and female traits so as to be "neutral."
Gabe wrote:
' The 17-year-old uses the labels of bisexual, trans and gender neutral all at once."
If that isn't proof enough of how all this LGBT homo trans crap being forced down our children's throats is screwing them up I don't know what is.
This poor confused kid doesn't know if he/she's coming or going.
Paul NY

Senlis, France

#4 Apr 23, 2014
cpeter1313 wrote:
Its not that hard. They are attracted to both genders, consider their physical make-up to be at odds with their gender identity--and that identity incorporates equal amounts of male and female traits so as to be "neutral."
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Comparable to a festering boil.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#5 Apr 23, 2014
People sometimes put too much importance on labels.
Xstain Mullah Franchisee

Philadelphia, PA

#6 Apr 23, 2014
If it takes more than 60 seconds to explain and it's not your dissertation topic then you're doing something wrong.

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#7 Apr 23, 2014
It took less than a minute to type.
Xstain Mullah Franchisee wrote:
If it takes more than 60 seconds to explain and it's not your dissertation topic then you're doing something wrong.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#8 Apr 23, 2014
cpeter1313 wrote:
It took less than a minute to type.
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He's insane. Ignore him.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#9 Apr 24, 2014
Fa-Foxy wrote:
People sometimes put too much importance on labels.
Tell that to a NASCAR driver.
Latter Day Faints

Philadelphia, PA

#10 Apr 24, 2014
cpeter1313 wrote:
It took less than a minute to type.
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The article is about how people are confused even after hearing the "explanation."

Three different sexual identities, at a minimum, which are apparently internally contradictory. Get a grip. It's entirely needless and astonishingly narcissistic.

Since: Jan 09

Central NJ

#11 Apr 24, 2014
I'd almost agree with you, except a person can be Transexual and Bisexual all at once. Trans is what you feel your gender to be. Bisexual is who may be attractive to you. The idea of "Forcing the homo crap down everyone's throat" as you put it, is to create a more tolerant attitude towards sexual minorities in the future. It's better off for everyone if we do. If you knew what I know about the abuse some of us have endured (And NOT endured) you might see this a little differently.
Regards, Terri
Gabe wrote:
' The 17-year-old uses the labels of bisexual, trans and gender neutral all at once."
If that isn't proof enough of how all this LGBT homo trans crap being forced down our children's throats is screwing them up I don't know what is.
This poor confused kid doesn't know if he/she's coming or going.
Latter Day Faints

Philadelphia, PA

#12 Apr 24, 2014
"the labels of bisexual, trans and gender neutral all at once"

Affectation of a very young person.

Add in "asexual" and go for the quadfecta, why don't you?

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#13 Apr 24, 2014
Some people are confused by shiny objects and bits of twine.

Sexual orientation and gender identity are two separate things.

Self-awareness is narcissistic? A lack of self-awareness is a privilege afforded those who happen to fit into "norms"; the rest of us have to know who we are and why.
Latter Day Faints wrote:
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The article is about how people are confused even after hearing the "explanation."
Three different sexual identities, at a minimum, which are apparently internally contradictory. Get a grip. It's entirely needless and astonishingly narcissistic.

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#14 Apr 24, 2014
Because "bisexual" and "asexual" are contradictory.
Latter Day Faints wrote:
"the labels of bisexual, trans and gender neutral all at once"
Affectation of a very young person.
Add in "asexual" and go for the quadfecta, why don't you?
Latter Day Faints

Philadelphia, PA

#15 Apr 24, 2014
cpeter1313 wrote:
Some people are confused by shiny objects and bits of twine.
Sexual orientation and gender identity are two separate things.
Self-awareness is narcissistic? A lack of self-awareness is a privilege afforded those who happen to fit into "norms"; the rest of us have to know who we are and why.
<quoted text>
You're so boring.

No, because "trans" and "gender neutral" are borderline redundant, and entirely needlessly so.

This young, affected individual is not merely marking sexual orientation and then gender, but is going around in circles.

Anyone can recognize this is going to get nutty if there's ten or twenty different pronouns in place of "he" and "she," and each gender qu eer is going to insist that you note and use just the one that person wants. It's controlling.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#16 Apr 24, 2014
Latter Day Faints wrote:
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You're so boring.
No, because "trans" and "gender neutral" are borderline redundant, and entirely needlessly so.
This young, affected individual is not merely marking sexual orientation and then gender, but is going around in circles.
Anyone can recognize this is going to get nutty if there's ten or twenty different pronouns in place of "he" and "she," and each gender qu eer is going to insist that you note and use just the one that person wants. It's controlling.
Absolutely correct.

This is a teenager, trying to be different just like everybody else, playing with labels in order to appear "beyond labels" and, typically for that age group, thinking that if you change the label you change the thing.

I suggest that this one needs another decade to actually far more precisely who he/she/it/co/gobbledygook actually is ... by experience rather than fancy-sounding hypotheses.

This photo exhibit is lame and definitely not deserving of much attention much less any hype.

(yes dear. you're a princess, and next week you can be a lion tamer ... now GO CLEAN YOUR ROOM!)

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#17 Apr 24, 2014
I'm sorry if this is just too complicated for you, but being trans and being gender neutral are not the same thing. Nor is it "controlling" to define yourself; the control comes from peop-le who want t assign others to neat, simple boxes when none are a clear fit.

There's no need for a variety of pronouns when we can just decide on one gender-neutral one, like many other languages have. "They" and them" work quite well already.
Latter Day Faints wrote:
<quoted text>
You're so boring.
No, because "trans" and "gender neutral" are borderline redundant, and entirely needlessly so.
This young, affected individual is not merely marking sexual orientation and then gender, but is going around in circles.
Anyone can recognize this is going to get nutty if there's ten or twenty different pronouns in place of "he" and "she," and each gender qu eer is going to insist that you note and use just the one that person wants. It's controlling.

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#18 Apr 24, 2014
I knew I was gay at about 12; I have no reason to assume this person doesn't know themself just as well at their age.
snyper wrote:
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Absolutely correct.
This is a teenager, trying to be different just like everybody else, playing with labels in order to appear "beyond labels" and, typically for that age group, thinking that if you change the label you change the thing.
I suggest that this one needs another decade to actually far more precisely who he/she/it/co/gobbledygook actually is ... by experience rather than fancy-sounding hypotheses.
This photo exhibit is lame and definitely not deserving of much attention much less any hype.
(yes dear. you're a princess, and next week you can be a lion tamer ... now GO CLEAN YOUR ROOM!)
Latter Day Faints

Philadelphia, PA

#19 Apr 24, 2014
cpeter1313 wrote:
There's no need for a variety of pronouns when we can just decide on one gender-neutral one, like many other languages have. "They" and them" work quite well already.
<quoted text>
You don't seem to realize that "you're imposing your language" on these many trans folks who, in fact, do have all sorts of differing requirements about pronouns. Not to mention about many other things.

Also, we're up to about ten different ways to self identify gender now....

Have fun keeping track of each person's insistence on these matters.

Oh, and I'm sure the kid feels sure. That doesn't mean it's not all veering towards redundant. It reminds me of how Starr (sp?) Jones orders a hamburger from her server. She knows what she wants, too._Exactly_.

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#20 Apr 24, 2014
We each have the right to define ourselves. I know many transpeople; I don't know any who want a variety of pronouns. Most just want the standard pronoun for the gender they identify with.
Latter Day Faints wrote:
<quoted text>
You don't seem to realize that "you're imposing your language" on these many trans folks who, in fact, do have all sorts of differing requirements about pronouns. Not to mention about many other things.
Also, we're up to about ten different ways to self identify gender now....
Have fun keeping track of each person's insistence on these matters.
Oh, and I'm sure the kid feels sure. That doesn't mean it's not all veering towards redundant. It reminds me of how Starr (sp?) Jones orders a hamburger from her server. She knows what she wants, too._Exactly_.

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