My Gender Is Not Binary, and Neither Are My Politics

A paradox of progressive posturing

Pax Ahimsa Gethen
5 min readNov 14, 2018

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Last Tuesday I went to cast my ballot, as I have in nearly every general and midterm election since I first became eligible to vote in 1988. However, I had never been more unenthusiastic and resentful about voting as I was in this election season. It wasn’t because I thought my vote would make no difference. Having seen my fellow Californians take away the rights and dignity of same-sex couples with Proposition 8 ten years ago, I felt that at least voting on local and state ballot…

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