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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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national coming out day and a few other tidbits...

National Coming Out Day is coming soon!  This Sunday (October 11th) is the big day.  There’s a great deal going on in the US, including a National Equality March in Washington, DC which begins at noon and ends on the lawn of the Capitol building.  President Obama will be attending the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) annual dinner event on October 10th.  This is a really positive sign for the LGBTQ population, which hasn’t exactly seen President Obama going to bat for queer issues, despite his considerable efforts to win the LGBT vote with promises of real change.  You can read more about the events surrounding National Coming Out Day here.

If you’re a member of Facebook you can get involved with the HRC by adding their “Conversations from the Heart” facebook application, where you can donate your status to update about National Coming Out Day and join in the conversation.  I definitely recommend becoming a fan of the HRC page on Facebook as well, as they post important updates about what’s going on politically and legally for LGBT persons in the US.

In other news, S. Bear Bergman is releasing a new book entitled Click to continue reading national coming out day and a few other tidbits…

call for queer writers

Oh!  Here’s something very important.  Kate Bornstein and S. Bear Bergman (two very talented and charming individuals who write about queer issues) are compiling an new anthology, “Gender Outlaws:  The Next Generation”, and are seeking submissions of short stories, art, poetry, etc.

The deadline for submissions is September 1, so submit soon! Check out the link below for full details and submission information.

gender outlaws:  the next generation – call for submissions