i'm just your friendly neighborhood queer / mostly-gay trans guy,
Seattleite by birth, fake Canadian by temporary permanent
residency, currently pretty won over by the Bay Area. a thoughtful,
kinda dorky, usually cheerful, occasionally curmudgeonly,
anti-consumerist, happily godless, increasingly self-confident,
increasingly political creature.
What I’m doing with my life
teaching. (other) odd jobs. trying to figure out if i want to go
from being a temporary grad-school dropout to a full-time one.
dancing, biking, poems, board games, trashy movies, pretty trees,
tasty foods, tipsy drinks, and lovely human beings. my current
aspiration for the year is to learn how to drive a motorcycle.
don't know if that will pan out, but in the mean time i am
(re)learning spanish. duolingo's being super helpful preparing me
for all the times i need to explain that those aren't my uncle's
I’m really good at
almost walking into stationary objects, baking tasty things (i try
to do this a lot for people i like), communicating, helping folks
out with practical shit like moving and whatnot, accumulating
books, not taking things personally, consuming extremely spicy
foods, finding the most literal possible meaning for everything,
being crepuscular, languages, exercises involving lat muscles,
critically examining and deconstructing things (books, social
structures, burritos...), and procrastinating (mostly with the
aforementioned baking, eating, exercising, and random acts of
kindness, but also in the good ol' fashioned way, namely the
The first things people usually notice about me
saddle shoes, crinkly smile, obnoxiously large glasses.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Plato's Symposium, Euripides' Bacchae, the Iliad, the Aeneid,
Catullus, Sappho, Virginia Woolf, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Julia
Serano, Gay New York and other queer histories, dystopian
literature, Calvin and Hobbes, and i'm going to stop now because
this list could get absurdly long...
Hedwig, Clue the Movie, Mean Girls, Caberet, Milk, Romeos, Paris is
Burning, Rain Man, Vertigo, Little Miss Sunshine, Rocky Horror
Picture Show, Star Wars, basically any superhero movie
FOOD. food is good. especially of the spicy and/or chocolate
The six things I could never do without
sunlight, reading material, good company, a pull-up bar, "100%
pain" hot sauce, corrective lenses
I spend a lot of time thinking about
gender, mostly. it's hard not to. occasionally other topics of
perennial interest, such as politics, justice, life, boys, and what
to make for dinner.
On a typical Friday night I am
quite possibly at a film screening or bar or playing board games
with a bunch of friends, or maybe just recovering from a long day
of work with some queer theory and a cup of tea (earl grey, hot).
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
i literally finally just began watching arrested development a week
ago and this is definitely not the first time i've "discovered"
something about a decade after the rest of the world.
You should message me if
you feel so inclined!
obviously you'd have to be comfortable with the trans thing.
also, for the record, as far as dating/hookups are concerned, i'm
primarily attracted to other men (trans or otherwise) though i'm
also often drawn to masculine/androgynous women and others with
unconventional gender expressions, so if that feels like you, don't