GENDER POLICY

Updated 3/15/19

Gender identity, language, and gender expression have progressed tremendously over the last few years, and that’s due to the hard work of many who have been on the front lines of inclusive and progressive change that more accurately represents the true diversity of the Women’s and Queer community as a whole.  As societal norms evolve, it’s not always easy to accept or to keep up with the changes, but it is indeed necessary to do so. One of our goals for DESIRE is to be as inclusive and reflective of the important strides being made in the practice and politics of sexuality and gender identities, while still honoring the work that folx have done before, and maintaining a focus on women and genderqueer-centered spaces.

 

Please note that DESIRE is a play party for Women,  Genderqueer, Gender Variant/Expansive, and Trans folx. DESIRE is not open to attendance by Binary Trans Men or Cisgender Men.  We require all individuals that attend to SHOW UP and participate at the event as a person identified in one or more of the following gender identities and if you are unsure if this event is for you and want to further discuss this, please email desireleatherwomen@gmail.com.

This list is not exhaustive:

  • Androgyne
  • boi
  • Butch
  • Cis-gender Female
  • Daddy
  • Dyke
  • Female
  • Female – Masculine of Center
  • Femme
  • Gender Fluid
  • Gender Non-Conforming
  • Genderqueer
  • Genderqueer Femme
  • Intersex
  • Non-Binary
  • Third Gender
  • Transgender Women
  • Trans-masculine
  • Two-Spirit
  • Woman
  • Womxn
  • Womyn
  • Woman-aligned

 

Please note:

  • There will be people present with different gender expressions and that you will see a variety of sex, bodies, and genitalia at this event.  Please remember that people’s anatomy or appearance do not define their gender.
  • Gender is subjective to the individual person and cannot be assessed by outside viewers.  This means that there is no way for you to make a determination about someone else’s gender based on their appearance and/or presentation.

Still have questions?

Contact us at desireleatherwomen@gmail.com or use the form below.

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