gender bender


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gender bender

1. One who dresses and/or behaves in the manner or style of the opposite sex. Tom works as an accountant during the week, but he has a performance routine as a gender bender on the weekend.
2. One who challenges, denies, or explores the borders or limitations of gender identity, typically through means such as activism, transvestitism, academic discourse, etc., or a combination thereof. Some of the leading academic gender benders are gathering this week for a summit on transgender rights.
See also: bender, gender
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Gender Bender founded the Mexican garage punk band Le Butcherettes while still in her teens.
This group brings cutting edge female artists to Bologna every year to participate in Soggettiva and Gender Bender which takes place this year from Nov.
For instance, Canada Dry is the national sponsor of the SUPER CITIES Walk while Keebler and Tetley are product sponsors; Maxell Tape, Maxwell House Coffee and the Games Gang, makers of Pictionary, Balderdash and Gender Bender, sponsor Students Against Multiple Sclerosis; Dollar Dry Dock offers an MS Mastercard program; Miller Beer helps give the Ugliest Bartender Contest a fresh look by promoting fund raising materials; and Strohs White Mountain Cooler Comedy Tour presented a check to the local Society chapter each time it performed in a town.
Roy's second entry, 'Quick Change,' was featured at the festival's Gender Bender category.
The 25-year-old pop singer was slammed for copying Lennox's gender bender performance from 1984 after she sang her track 'You And I' as her male alter-ego Joe Calderone.
Hoffman donned heels and prosthetic breasts to play a man in drag in Sydney Pollack's celebrated gender bender.
James Gilbert Sonja Sarah McVie Catherine Maureen Smith Alex Patricia Tedford </pre> <p>A gender bender in verse, "Swollen Tongues" is an attempt both to send up Restoration comedy and to be the main cheering section for lesbianism.
s 'Pamilya Ordinaryo' are included in the World Cinema section, while Roy's 'Quick Change' is part of the Gender Bender program.
We can go on this journey together Roy," pleaded Weatherfield's resident gender bender.
THE original gender bender Boy George is used to cleaning up after his community service on New York's streets.
A Canadian, Berlin-based former school teacher, this provocative gender bender set out to shock but succeeded only in boring the pants off anyone in the crowd who wasn't gay or lesbian.
That's because the script will be by the man who created gender bender shows like Bob and Rose and Queer as Folk - Russell T Davies.
But the bigger problem is that the title character, a South American gender bender making her living on the streets of Milan, is so vapid beyond her overriding concerns with sexual identity that the plot's mainspring - a customer falls in love with her for who she is, not what she is - never really convinces.
It has shown us that there are people--gay, straight, trans, bi, gender bender, etc.
I have no gay friends," said the gender bender Scot.