PAGBAH stands for Polytheists Against the Gender Binary and Heteronormativity. It started a year ago (February 2014) to help educate the pagan and polytheist communities about issues involving gender, sexual orientation, and romantic orientation.
While I could copy and paste the information, I think it'd serve best for me to just link to the pages. I try to keep the pages updated with the most recent information and so having just one place that needs updating will save me time.
Can I just add that I actually want to be called transgendered? That's how I've identified since I was like 16. I really don't like being called transgender. No. I'm transgendered. Bigendered to be specific.
i'm bumping this cuz since going to a few polytheist gatherings lately, i have a thing to add. less of 'a problematic behavior to avoid' and more 'this is awesome please remember and make it a thing.'
i've started to notice that i feel 100% more comfortable at a gathering full of new people when i'm asked my pronouns. not only is it just generally nice to know you won't be as likely to be misgendered in that space, but it's usually a sign that this will be a safe space that's accepting of trans and nonbinary people. of course leader need to educate themselves and their cis members on trans inclusion and such, but to me, when i get asked for my pronoun, that's telling me that the community is at least moving in the right direction.
Post by saintfelicity on Aug 3, 2015 12:46:42 GMT -6
That totally makes sense! I also like that it's something that is done at the beginning as a habit, to set the space up, rather than like... awkwardly in the middle, you know? That's so much more conscientious.