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queerworkingclasszineproject:

♥ Now accepting submissions for #2 of Working Class Queers! ♥

About Working Class Queers:

WCQ is a zine series about being queer and working class, and how those things (and others) intersect. WCQ #1 debuted at Queer Zine Fest London 2013.

About submitting to WCQ #2:

Submissions from all genders are welcome. The zine is UK centric by circumstance rather than design – submissions are open to queers worldwide.

Max word count per piece is 500 (there may be room for more if you really need it - msg me). If yr a w/c queer of few words, and can say what you need to in one short paragraph/sentence, that’s cool too! Also happy to recieve art/illustartions/comic strips (and/or text), be it hand-drawn, computer generated or a scanned in.

There is no theme for issue #2, though it may help all you ponderers to know that people who submitted to issue #1 wrote about the following: what it means to be poor, queer, fat, immigrant, crip/disabled, marginalized, struggling, at-risk, policed, punk, intellectual, proud. They wrote about their experiences of class hierarchies in queer/feminist circles; about slang and accents; about the pwning and appropriation of DIY scenes; about queer complicity in gentrification; about the necessity of calling people up on their shit and about how poetry, books and libraries saved them.

If you grew up using slanguage and still use that ish (I did/do), don’t edit it out! Also, don’t worry about grammar etc. This is a comma fucker-free space.

Rough working deadline is spring 2014 (but this may be extended depending on all the usual life stuff: work, time, resource, schedules etc) so send me yr stuff as soon as you like. Msg me if yr struggling/unsure/new to zineing and I’ll see what I can do to help.

charlotte.richardson.andrews@gmail.com

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femme-mermaid27:

Calling all hard femmes, high femmes, androgynous femmes, fat femmes, trans* femmes, queer femmes, femmes of color, disabled femmes, sex worker femmes, and femmes who intersect one or more or all of these groups….I’m asking for submissions for my brand new zine: Femmespiration.

Femmespiration…

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poczineproject:

By Nia King, POCZP Contributor

There are a lot of things I hate about punk culture. You can read about most of them in The First 7-Inch Was Better: How I Became an Ex-Punk. But one of the positive things I took away from punk was the knowledge that I could do things myself (whether it…

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shuliesartsexbooksandpolitics:

QUEER ASSIMILATION By Shulie F.

This short, 10 page zine contains an essay I wrote about the assimilation of queer culture by both the queer community itself, and by external forces like the mass media. In it, I write about the technique of normalization by gay rights advocates, white-washing, Simone de Beauvoir, suburban personalities and the fault of trying to adapt to the system rather than changing the system itself.

Visit this etsy page to get it for only $0.75.

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dixitque:

what I’m reading

dixitque:

what I’m reading

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cruiseorbecruised:

Samuel M. Steward’s “Stud File”, detailed lifelong records describing his thousands of sexual encounters. Painstakingly alphabetized, coded, annotated and cross-referenced.

cruiseorbecruised:

Samuel M. Steward’s “Stud File”, detailed lifelong records describing his thousands of sexual encounters. Painstakingly alphabetized, coded, annotated and cross-referenced.

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QZFL is featured in Maximum Rocknroll's queer punk issue! Thanks to the lovely Melanie Madison of Shape & Situate zine, who quizzed me – Charlotte Richardson Andrews – about the fest. Queer punk zinesters FTW! 
http://maximumrocknroll.com/

QZFL is featured in Maximum Rocknroll's queer punk issue! Thanks to the lovely Melanie Madison of Shape & Situate zine, who quizzed me – Charlotte Richardson Andrews – about the fest. Queer punk zinesters FTW!

http://maximumrocknroll.com/

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hustlepop:

During the 80s, transgender Greek artist and prostitute Paola Revenioti published the trans-anarchist fanzine Kraximo. Funded by her own prostitution, the zine pioneered the fight for gay and trans rights, combining interviews with Greek poets and intellectuals alongside Athens street hustlers and her own photography, since compared to the work of Larry Clark and Walter Pfeiffer. Today she continues to work as an artist and activist, making Athens-based documentaries with her “Paola Projects”.
Read more here: http://www.dazeddigital.com/artsandculture/article/16110/1/paola-revenioti

hustlepop:

During the 80s, transgender Greek artist and prostitute Paola Revenioti published the trans-anarchist fanzine Kraximo. Funded by her own prostitution, the zine pioneered the fight for gay and trans rights, combining interviews with Greek poets and intellectuals alongside Athens street hustlers and her own photography, since compared to the work of Larry Clark and Walter Pfeiffer. Today she continues to work as an artist and activist, making Athens-based documentaries with her “Paola Projects”.

Read more here: http://www.dazeddigital.com/artsandculture/article/16110/1/paola-revenioti

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Yr full, clash-free program of talks and workshops is here! Read and swoon, zinesters <3 

TALKS

12:30 - 1:00pm Seb (Cinnamon Buns Fanzine), Kirsty (Hard Femme) and Bethany

We are the weirdos mister! Seb, Kirsty and Bethany use self–publishing to represent non–normative bodies. Zines and blogs have been a way for all three of them to discuss binders, body hair and visible belly outlines.
http://cinnamonbunsfanzine.tumblr.com/
https://www.facebook.com/
HardFemmeZine
http://archedeyebrow.com/
about/

1:30 - 2:00pm David Shenton

David became a queer cartoonist by accident, and went on to contribute strips to much of the gay press through the 80s and 90s ¬– beginning with weekly crap camp jokes but eventually having to face up to commenting on truly serious stuff kicked up in the mid 80s: prejudice, HIV/AIDS and Thatcherism. David has been drawing since 1978, and his art has been published in GayNews, Pink Paper, Boyz, The Guardian, Positive Nation and Polari. His talk will cover the early days of QueerComix.
http://www.dscomics.co.uk/

3:30 - 4:00pm xZINECOREx metadata standard and the move toward a zine union catalog

Milo (QZAP.org) will talk a bit about the creation of xZINECOREx metadata standard, and the work that zine librarians and archivists (in the U.S. at least) are doing toward creating an online catalog for zines similar to WorldCat.
http://www.qzap.org/v5/index.php

WORKSHOPS

1:00 - 1:30pm For Books Sake: Queer Lit Heroes

Ayana from For Books’ Sake will be running a zine-making workshop paying tribute to our queer literary heroes. For Books’ Sake is a feminist webzine that celebrates writing for and by independent women, and we will collaboratively create a unique fanzine celebrating queer characters and writers, from Kathy Acker to Dumbledore. Materials will be provided and the finished product will be distributed following the session, through the FBS site and on paper.
http://www.forbookssake.com/

2:00 - 2:30pm AIDS/HIV Zine Show-and-Tell

Milo (QZAP.org) will be bringing a selection of zines from the Queer Zine Archive Project that specifically talk about AIDS/HIV in various ways. In this discussion focused workshop, other participants are asked to bring zines related to the AIDS pandemic from their collections and say a little something about their significance. Zines could be prevention oriented, youth focused, political and social, etc. Please feel free to attend, with or without yr own zines. Everyone is welcome!
http://www.qzap.org/v5/index.php

3:00 - 3:30pm Charlotte Copper’s How To Get Shit Done

Charlotte says: “I have made a zine for people who struggle to get shit done. It’s for the avoiders and procrastinators, the non-finishers, the inert, the moribund, and the people who dwell on fear and anxiety. It’s for everyone but especially for people whose voices are not already well-represented in the world at large. I made the zine because shit by queer, trans and marginal people is necessary. Because I’m not bad at getting shit done, I wanted to share what I know and to learn about other people’s thoughts and habits about getting shit done. How to Get Shit Done is called a workshop but will actually be a small conversation with whoever wants to join in about the things that prevent us from getting shit done, and the things that help. Participants must promise to be gentle with each other.”
http://charlottecooper.net/

4:00 - 4:30pm Amnesty Write For Rights greeting card workshop

Make a DIY greeting card for Amnesty’s Write For Rights campaign. Extend support and solidarity to Ihar Tsikhanyuk from Belarus, a gay drag performer who was physically and verbally abused by the police after he attempted to register the human rights center he works for as an LGBTI organization.
http://www.amnesty.org.uk/

Talks & workshops (quick view)

12:30 – 1:00pm Seb/Kirsty/Bethany
1:00 – 1:30pm For Books Sake: Queer Lit Heroes
1:30 – 2:00pm David Shenton
2:00 – 2:30pm QZAP.org’s AIDS/HIV Zine Show-and-Tell
3:00 – 3:30 pm Charlotte Copper’s How To Get Shit Done
3:30 – 4:00pm QZAP.org’s xZINECOREx metadata standard
4:00 – 4:30pm Amnesty Write For Rights greeting card workshop
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chicagozinefest:

This is tomorrow (FRIDAY!)! Come! Bring your friends! Win prizes! Have fun!
Flyer by Jaclyn Miller.

chicagozinefest:

This is tomorrow (FRIDAY!)! Come! Bring your friends! Win prizes! Have fun!

Flyer by Jaclyn Miller.

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