fire ecology

a personal blog for Jamey Hampton

Tag - LGBTQ

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...

May 12, 2017

Out With The Old, In With The New: My Relationship With My Birth Name

I don’t hear my birth name very often anymore. Shedding the burden of carrying my birth name with me seemed unattainable when I was just beginning the journey of changing...

February 17, 2017

A Guide to Safe Binding – For You or Your Kid!

“My 13-year-old daughter(?) has recently come out to me as genderqueer, more specifically, as a demigirl. She’s told me that she’s still okay with being referred to with she/her and...