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Some of my favorite gender benders and queer activists have been quite prolific lately, and I just wanted to share news about some exciting ongoing tours, recently published books, and more.
Kate Bornstein – Kate and S. Bear Bergman collaborated this past year to create the anthology Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation, which contains stories, comics and art by young trans and genderqueer contributors. Kate’s original book Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women and the Rest of Us opened up a lot of needed dialogue about the complexities and diversity of gender, and this new collection takes a look at how perceptions of gender have changed in the fifteen years since it was published.
S. Bear Bergman – Bear is on tour this fall/winter with the most excellent Ivan Coyote. Their Dangerous Mammals: Please Don’t Feed or Tease the Animals tour is mainly focused on the East Coast (alas no Seattle stops planned), but promises to deliver an amazing night of clever dialogue and masterful storytelling. This tour in part celebrates …
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Photography has always been my favorite art medium, and I especially love portraits. This week I wanted to feature some amazing photo blogs and projects that promote queer visibility. There’s still so little positive (much less accurate) representation of the LGBTQ community in mass media, and I definitely feel that this void contributes to homophobia in our society. Plus, looking at photos of cute, out queers always brightens my day. Enjoy!
Amos Mac Photography – Though Amos Mac is best known for his work with OP Magazine, he has also taken a variety of excellent portraits featuring the queer community. Some content is NSFW.
Between Black & White: A Portrait of Transgender Toronto – A black and white photo series by Canadian photographer Tanja-Tiziana. The 18 photos featured are beautifully done and feature a broad range of people, including musician Lucas Silveira.
We Are Not the Enemy – A photo blog that promotes LGBTQ equality through queer visibility. I’m not sure it’s updated anymore, but the photos of all the cute queer couples and groups of friends posted are totally worth checking out.
Sophia Wallace Photography: Truer – My favorite collection by …
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All too often, mass media neglects the voices of minorities and misses out on an entire range of human experience. Featured this week are the seldom heard stories of trans people and how they define their own gender and sexuality.
Make Me A Boy – This “collection of unwritten life stories” features interviews with transmen about their life experiences.
Somewhere Out There – Check out “Act Two: Tom Girls” of this NPR episode, which tells the story of two young trans girls meeting at a transgender conference in Seattle.
Defining Queer Virginity – Brightest New Things asks a quite diverse selection of queers to explain gay sex, in all its forms.