fire ecology

a personal blog for Jamey Hampton

Tag - LGBTQ

August 22, 2018

Flame Con & the Importance of Queer Spaces

I decided a little bit last minute to go to this year’s Flame Con, which is the world’s largest queer comics convention. I wasn’t sure if I would be feeling...

August 9, 2018

Hair That Comes Out For You

“Hi, my name is Jameson and I’m non-binary. If you don’t know what that means, it means I have great hair.” This is how I introduce myself at professional conferences...

June 6, 2018

Defining: Transitioning

DEFINE IT: Many transgender people experience some form of gender dysphoria. Feeling ill at ease with one’s body and how others perceive it often leads to some sort of desire...

April 21, 2018

Programming While Trans

Last year, I did a hand-written zine style article about my experiences in the tech industry as a nonbinary person and it was published in one of my favorite magazines,...

April 4, 2018

Let Me Tell You About My OCs: Learning To Live With Shame

Let me set a scene for you. Picture an athletic woman in her late 20s with white hair and gold eyes, wearing leather armor dyed in blues and purples. This...

February 27, 2018

The Truth About The Struggle I Have With My Body As A Transmasculine Person

For as long as I can remember, my body has always been a source of stress and friction. It never felt quite right. But when I came out as transgender...

January 16, 2018

7 Ways To Support Someone Who’s Changing Their Name & Pronouns

So, recently you’ve found out some big news about somebody you care about. Maybe they came out to you as transgender and/or non-binary, maybe they’ve told you that they’re changing their name and/or...

October 9, 2017

Baseball, Lesbians & Friendship all abound in Butterfly Soup

Butterfly Soup is a recently-released indie game which was billed as “a game about gay Asian girls playing baseball and falling in love.” Even though the description of the game was...

October 3, 2017

Doing Queer Representation Right: Moonstruck #1-3

I discovered Moonstruck this past summer when I was having a particularly bad day and I decided to go to my local comic book store and see if I could...

September 12, 2017

Defining: Gender Dysphoria

DEFINE IT: The word “dysphoria” is defined as “a sense of being ill at ease or a feeling of dissatisfaction or anxiety.” That’s a pretty good characterization of what gender...

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