b. reid lewis

activist, technologist, writer

"Queer not as being about who you're having sex with (that can be a dimension of it); but queer as being about the self that is at odds with everything around it and has to invent and create and find a place to speak and to thrive and to live."
bell hooks


Introduction

This is a page of resources I've put together to help educate folks on my queer and trans identity.

You might also want to check out my blog posts Coming Out Queer and Coming Out a Second Time.

tl;dr

  • Reid is my chosen name, and if that's the name you've been given in the context of knowing me, please use it
  • words I use for myself are queer, non-binary, genderqueer, and trans / transgender - I do not like the term enby used for myself
  • my pronouns are they/them/their
  • an acceptable honorific is Mx.
  • ommer is a genderqueer term that can be used in place of aunt/uncle that I like
  • don't use gendered language for me, including honorifics, pronouns, and familial terms which connotate someone being a man or woman - this includes when speaking about me in the past, when I may have used a different name or pronouns

Resources

Pronouns

Gender

Books

Podcasts