womensstudentactivistcollective:

The Trans* Awareness Project is a poster and digital media campaign that attempts to challenge stereotypes and cultivate an environment which celebrates and respects people of all genders. This campaign aims to break down barriers between communities and establish positive social change by showcasing empowering snapshots of local trans* communities and bringing attention to the challenges that many trans* people face in daily life. (x)

gemmafemma:

From my Limited Edition zine You Don’t Know Me, made for Sticky Institute’s Feed The Animals 2014 (now all sold out, sorry!)

More of my zines and artwork on my Etsy store <3 <3 <3

www.gemmaflack.com

comicsalliance:

‘ROOSTER TAILS’ CARTOONIST SAM ORCHARD DOCUMENTS REAL LIFE LGBT STORIES IN ‘FAMILY PORTRAITS’
By Andrew Wheeler

Sam Orchard has been making his webcomic Rooster Tails since 2010; a series of weekly autobiographical strips about life as a transguy in New Zealand. It’s an honest, sweet, nerdy, funny, and charming insight into one person’s experience with transitioning.
Orchard has expanded his canvas to look at the experiences of other queer and transgender people in his new book, Family Portraits, and he’s turned to Kickstarter to crowdfund the book and an American promotional tour. Rewards include PDF and print copies of the book, postcards, art prints, and custom comics. ComicsAlliance spoke with Orchard to find out more about the project.


ComicsAlliance: How do you describe Family Portraits?

Sam Orchard: Family Portraits is a comic series with short comics that celebrate our diverse sexualities and genders. Each story is based on a real-life person, and is told in a different comic style: and the first two issues are just the beginning of the stories out there about how we live, how we love, and who we are. It celebrates the many different stories we have. I have been really lucky to chat with some amazing people to create stories that explore a range of topics, like what it was like to be in a gay relationship before homosexual law reform, and what it’s like to be a first-generation queer Kiwi from a migrant background.
This series is a first-of-it’s-kind in New Zealand — as far as I’m aware – and it’s all about celebrating our lives, our diversity, and our selves.

CA: What’s the significance of the title?

SO: When I’m out and about in the world my friends and I will often describe people as being “family” if they’re LGBT/Queer/Trans etc. So the title Family Portraits (which was a friend’s brilliant suggestion) speaks to that unspoken connection that is often shared when you’re out and about in the world and see someone who’s kin.

READ MORE

comicsalliance:

‘ROOSTER TAILS’ CARTOONIST SAM ORCHARD DOCUMENTS REAL LIFE LGBT STORIES IN ‘FAMILY PORTRAITS’

By Andrew Wheeler

Sam Orchard has been making his webcomic Rooster Tails since 2010; a series of weekly autobiographical strips about life as a transguy in New Zealand. It’s an honest, sweet, nerdy, funny, and charming insight into one person’s experience with transitioning.

Orchard has expanded his canvas to look at the experiences of other queer and transgender people in his new book, Family Portraits, and he’s turned to Kickstarter to crowdfund the book and an American promotional tour. Rewards include PDF and print copies of the book, postcards, art prints, and custom comics. ComicsAlliance spoke with Orchard to find out more about the project.

ComicsAlliance: How do you describe Family Portraits?

Sam Orchard: Family Portraits is a comic series with short comics that celebrate our diverse sexualities and genders. Each story is based on a real-life person, and is told in a different comic style: and the first two issues are just the beginning of the stories out there about how we live, how we love, and who we are. It celebrates the many different stories we have. I have been really lucky to chat with some amazing people to create stories that explore a range of topics, like what it was like to be in a gay relationship before homosexual law reform, and what it’s like to be a first-generation queer Kiwi from a migrant background.

This series is a first-of-it’s-kind in New Zealand — as far as I’m aware – and it’s all about celebrating our lives, our diversity, and our selves.

CA: What’s the significance of the title?

SO: When I’m out and about in the world my friends and I will often describe people as being “family” if they’re LGBT/Queer/Trans etc. So the title Family Portraits (which was a friend’s brilliant suggestion) speaks to that unspoken connection that is often shared when you’re out and about in the world and see someone who’s kin.

READ MORE

(Source: projectqueer)

lezbeyan:

Femme Nation: A photo series by 16 year old Hailey Corrall to provoke a message about misogyny in our youth.

"In fact, ‘diversity’ doesn’t stop at hiring one person who represents each so-called different viewpoint, be it race or gender or sexual orientation or political leaning. Any newsroom in which the black staffer is expected to speak up for blackness while the white staffers only have to speak for themselves is a newsroom that’s failing."

Building A Diverse Newsroom Is Work (via ethiopienne)

(via ethiopienne)

Queer Your Look

Want to explore ideas of self-expression and gender identity and presentation? Can someone actually “look” queer? We’ll be having an awesome roundtable discussion on these issues, followed by hair chalking, an online shopping advice workshop, a how-to-selfie workshop and fooling around with various accessories including scarves and mustaches. Join us for Queer Your Look, this Tuesday (2/25) from 7:30pm-9:00pm in 80 Barrows. ADA accessible/ASUC Sponsored 

hellyeahscarleteen:

There’s a new app that helps locate safe public restrooms for trans and gender non-conforming folks!

Queer Shorts - Round 2!!

So you tasted our shorts last semester…. Ready for round two? Our shorts will range from actual short films to cool queer adverts and progressive music videos. Shorts will be interspersed with thought-provoking discussion and critique. Hope to see you there, BYOPopcorn and if you care to wear shorts that’s whatever!

This Tuesday (2.18) from 7:30-9pm in 80 Barrows - we hope to see you there!


ADA Accessible | ASUC Sponsored

theperksofbeingdisabled:

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When I was younger, I vowed that I would never have a relationship with another disabled person. Certainly until I was about 17, I was kind of “in the closet” about disability. I knew I had one – heck, I got my first motorised wheelchair when I was 2½ – but I did my very best not to…

(Source: smh.com.au)