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this week in gender bending: queer art coming your way!

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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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back to blogging and “this week in gender bending”

The genderpanic hiatus has ended!  We have both moved to Seattle (land of misty rain, nice people, and excessive quantities of caffeinated beverages).  We will definitely continue creating and posting to genderpanic and will hopefully do so more regularly now that we’ve settled in a bit.  Panda’s been busy crafting coinpurses again, and I’ve been busy reading books by Ivan Coyote (just finished The Slow Fix), in anticipating of attending hir bookreading in the Seattle area in mid-November.

In other news, I’ve decided to start doing a weekly post about some of the nifty/interesting/alarming links that I discover.  The links that I post in “this week in gender bending” will be mostly related to gender issues (with a few super cute ones thrown in).  Please feel free to send me any neat links at genderpanic (at) gmail (dot) com.

To start off:

worst 10 sexy halloween costumes – this editorial by Amanda Hess of the Washington City Paper explores the binary “sexy/penis” costume options for men and women.

genderfork – a website focused on androgyny which features tons of photos, articles and other content.  coolest feature: you can …

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