Gender Bender

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Endocrinology A popular term for any anti-sex antihormone factor See Pheromone
Sociology An informal term for a person who actively transgresses, or 'bends,' expected gender roles—e.g., a man who wears make-up and feminine clothes. Gender bending can have a subtext of social activism in response to assumptions or over-generalisations about genders
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Produced and directed by John Stagliano, this gender-bending erotic extravaganza pushes the envelope of human form, fashion and spectacle in high style.
Accusations that Mattel is promoting a gender-bending agenda are ridiculous," said Riki Wilchins, executive director of Gender Public Advocacy Coalition.
Raised and educated in Atlanta, Chris Verene found his voice in the late 1980s on the city's bohemian gender-bending scene.
Matthew Bourne, whom many remember for the creation of the gender-bending ``Swan Lake,'' offers his modern-day vision of ``Nutcracker
Her gender-bending antics come in a new ITV1 drama Reversals where she plays a young doctor who swaps identities and genders with a colleague to escape from her husband's vengeful, psychopathic lover.
The Harvey show was also based in and around London's gender-bending club scene, and was hailed by Boy George as 'the first proper gay musical'.
Any colour as long as it's black said Henry Ford, and that was the case when Placebo came to town, with devotees of the gender-bending three-piece turning the concert into a sea of darkness.
Exposure to estrogenlike agents-especially during fetal or early postnatal development-can trigger gender-bending changes (SN: 7/15/95, p.
The line-up concludes at 12:45 AM (ET) with a look at the making of the campy, gender-bending musical about another creature of the night in BACKSTORY: THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (2001).
Melbourne, March 07 (ANI): Gender-bending Australian model, Andrej Pejic, has said that he would consider a sex change and a boob job if he gets an offer from Victoria's Secret.
In Dido and Aeneas, we saw for the first time the masterpiece without Morris, who had dominated previous productions with his mesmerizing, gender-bending double portrayal of both Dido and her enemy, the Sorceress.
Since bursting onto the charts with 1983's number 1 synth-pop smash "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)," Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart of Eurythmics have been confounding showbiz conventions, whether via Annie's gender-bending look or the band's ever-evolving sound.