Gender identity

When I do sports, I feel flexible, strong and free. Moving your body is a way to forget the world around you and completely lose yourself in the moment. Still, as a trans person, sports do make me feel uncomfortable at times. In which locker room or team do I belong? Where are all the trans and non-binary people who

In January, docent Laurens Buijs published an opinion piece in Folia, a university related magazine, in which he calls non-binarity an empty hype. He has since then repeatedly used his platform as a social scientist to publish hateful comments against non-binary people. The non-binary community of the university of Amsterdam decided to speak out and advocate to make the University

In this photo serie The Clintess, a model singer and influencer from Malta, show her transitioning life to educate and inspire others.

This is a difficult question for many trans people. I’m visiting Kai (37), Roos (20), Max (23) and Mika (31) to listen to their stories.

What’s in a name? A lot, especially to trans people. The letting go of the old, ‘dead’ name is to them an important step in self-development. A long process of thinking preceded the choosing of my own, new name.

By Zinga van der Veen Non-binary: not identifying with the man/woman dichotomy. That’s the best way for me to define my gender experience. In a society that’s structured in a binary way, it’s a considerable journey for people like me to find your place. How do you find acknowledgement and recognitions within and outside of the transgender community? Documentaries like Genderbende, Beste

Will I ever be able to leave behind my transness completely? And do I even want this? How transparent am I and will I stay about my transness?

'When you think of your gender, your culture, and your religion, where do you draw the line between ’knowing’ your identity and constructing it? I often struggle with the thought that my Jewishness and gender non-conformity cannot exist all at once.'

A photo series about safe spaces. Photographer Jip: 'To transgender people, the outside world can feel like a jungle full of uncertainties. Sometimes I experience this strongly. As if I don’t really belong. Fortunately, I know where I can find security and be myself.'

At age eightteen Louis Alves got the “go ahead” to start taking feminising hormones. However, after spending a period in New York, Louis decided not to transition.

The concept of gender dysphoria influences the image of trans persons. The opposite of dysphoria is euphoria. This concept remains marginalised in public debate about trans people. It’s not even in the Dutch Van Dale dictionary.

The older generation grew up at a time when little or nothing was known about the subject of 'being transgender', so you couldn't talk about it. Author Eveline van de Putte wrote down the stories of many of them in the book Nieuwe Namen.