ETA – You know what I am?
Silly, that is what I am. And slightly behind the times. If by “slightly” I mean “6 months”. Kirsten, who is ahead of me in life, has already linked to Genderfork. But I’ll be leaving this post up, as proof of my silliness.
Today my flatmate introduced me to a website called Genderfork (“a supportive community for the expression of identities across the gender spectrum”).
It is pretty awesome, and also well-timed for me, because I inadvertantly ended up at Student Pride in Brighton this weekend. I’d just gone for my birthday, and suddenly I was in the middle of a big LGBT gathering! They had messages of support from Gordon Brown (“huh”, was the collective audience responce), David Cameron (“hah!”) and Nick Clegg (“woooo!”), and three comedians turned up to entertain us, two of whom (Rosie Wilby, Suzi Ruffell) were great. Since this is a happy blog, I say nothing about Jarred Christmas. I certainly can’t say anything good.
I also had a very silly exchange with a guy who was promoting chlamydia screenings for under-25s; this might be too much information, but it was funny, so…
Him: If you do a chlamydia test, we’ll enter you into a prize draw to win £100!
Me: Um, no thanks – I’m fine.
Him: Well, you know, it doesn’t have any symptoms, and lots of under-25s don’t realise they’ve been infected – especially lesbians, since you tend to get left out when it comes to sexual health information.
Me: Yeah, I know – but I’ve already had chlamydia, and I’m pretty certain it’s gone now.
Him: Well, um, that’s good, and that’s great you can say so, because there’s a lot of stigma attatched to having STIs…
me: [cheerfully] Oh, that’s ok – I’ll tell anyone!
him: [gives me an odd look, speaks to my friend] So… um… would you like to do a chlamydia test?
Poor guy. He had a script, and I messed it up!
Anyway, Genderfork. It is a pleasing website. I would write more, but I’m going to read their archives. Yay work avoidance!