PIPS - Personal Information Profiling System. It's a way for you to wear your personal identities on your sleeve - or your purse, backpack, t-shirt, or where ever!
We've developed a series of symbols that help express the many aspects of who you are; gender identity, sexual orientation, what you're looking for in potential partners. Show your friends and family the amazing individual that you are - and help new friends and potential partners see the best way to approach you and how to address you.
How it works
PIPS starts with the symbol list - 42 symbols (plus the symbol for PIPS itself*), each representing a different part of your identity. They're grouped into six different aspects of your personal definition - Gender Identity, Sexual Identity, Orientation, Sexual Attraction, Lifestyle and Seeking. You can combine any symbols that work best - within categories, across categories, whatever is most completely you.
And don't worry - this list will continue to expand. If you don't find the right options for yourself here, please submit an idea; we'll do our best to include them in the next release!
Once you've found symbols that work for you, start using them! Each symbol is released under an open source license, to use in any way you'd like. We hope to create a community together where we all develop new options and new ways to implement the symbols.
At the same time, we'll be offering various tokens - pieces of clothing, jewelry, stickers, etc. with your symbols on them. We're starting with buttons as one of the easiest and most flexible ways to wear your PIPS - but there will be many more choices to come!
Take a look around the site, and make sure you let us know what you think. You can contact us with any suggestions. Express yourself!
* We've also created a special 43rd symbol that identifies you as a user of the PIPS. You can see it in our logo at the top of the page. This symbol lets other people know you're participating in the PIPS community. We'll include a free PIPS token with every order you place!