Welcome to Transnational Queer Underground. We’re glad that you’re here.

Take a look around – we’re sure you’ll find a couple of things you like.

In the rare case that you can’t find what you’re looking for – send us an email, maybe we can do something about that! #TQUlovesYOU #enjoy

#TQUlovesYou – what’s new:

Oum Kulthoum’s Sexuality

Book Review By Stella Andrada Kasdovasili In ​Οum Kulthoum’s Sexuality, ​Musa Al-Shadeedi offers an interesting reflection on the sexuality of one of the most prominent…
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an old tradition

with illustrations by Lena Dirscherl our last kiss fumbling and strange in a spanish airport bathroom she headed home to a new career me onto…
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POEM I DON’T WANT TO WRITE

by aabbchot aabbaadd aabbswallow // illustration by Jespa Jacob Smith /// I’m trapped in my silence, – I don’t tell anyone about my alarm, -…
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Sweet Movie

Film Review // by Stella Andrada Kasdovasili // On January 25th, 2019, Dusan Makavejev, one of the most prominent figures in Yugoslavian film history –…
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No Date, No Signature

Film Review // by Stella Andrada Kasdovasili // No date, No signature (Bedoune Tarikh, Bedoune Emza) by Iranian director Vahid Jalilvand is an intense moralist…
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Propslist – make meaningful connections

Propslist is non-commercial and free, however please consider making a donation to support TQU to continue this work.

PROPSLIST is for artists, film makers, writers, photographers, cooks, explorers, listeners, football players – any person who wants to connect with others in a meaningful and creative way. On PROPSLIST you can find calls for submissions, learn about interesting people, wonderful projects and much more. Explore new ideas for your own work or find someone to collaborate with.

Alex Giegold

What? Photography Where? Germany Alex Giegold is a queer photographer and artist resident in Berlin. With her work she is questioning […]
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techwoo

Techwoo

WHAT? Drawing / Comic WHERE? Bulgaria Techwoo (officially Teodora Doncheva) was born in the town of Plovdiv in 1981. In 1999 she graduated in graphic…
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Mahdi

PROPSLIST | SKILL SHARING Offering: Visual Art, Graphic Design, lllustration Looking for: inspiring projects
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Aneta Willertova

Aneta Willertová

What? Mixed media Where? Czech Republic I’ve put on a preview of some of my works that are somehow related to tqu’s topics. […]
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DeCompany Studio

PROPSLIST | INTRODUCING What? documentary film project about the lives of LGBT people in Africa REACHING OUT TO potential sponsors
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Satadru

What? Multidisciplinary Art Where? South Korea || India My work takes shape in varying formats and it is focusing on the gender topography of South Asia…
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Pride season is here again!

Faces of Pride

Faces of Pride – Zine

Happy (critical) Pride 2018 everyone! Download and view Pride zine here! Interviews with pride organizers from all around the world. Ever wondered what’s still political about Pride? This is!
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Faces of Pride

Faces of Pride – Zine

Happy (critical) Pride 2018 everyone! Download and view Pride zine here! Interviews with pride organizers from all around the world. Ever wondered what’s still political…
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OUR_STORY – queer history in the making

Storytelling is one of the oldest and most accessible tools used to share culture and experiences over generations.

But telling our own stories, and sharing our own experiences in our own words, is also a means of empowerment and self-affirmation – especially when our voices have been marginalized for as long as we can remember. OUR_STORY aims to gather queer narratives from all around the world, seeing that freedom of expression for people that don’t conform to the majority’s gender norms is still relatively or completely absent in some parts of our planet and underrepresented everywhere.

Another Coming Out Story

Another Coming Out Story

TEXT BY: Norman Belanger // USA || ILLUSTRATION BY: Tigrowna // Germany Howard Roarke laughed. He stood naked at the edge of a cliff…he laughed…
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trans in prison

Trans In Prison

text by: Calvin Gimpelevich // USA || illustration by: solundurraga & mujer gallina // Chile What we know is there are trans people and there…
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Smear Signal

text by: Corinna Cliff // Germany || illustration by: tom moore // Germany Eleanor froze. Unable to move, she saw Mandy materializing in front of…
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Diversity in Education

text by: Jonathan Daniel // USA || illustration by: Elizabeth Watkin // USA I can’t feel. I thought – I had reached my limits, but…
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elizabeth watkin

Have You Been a Good Girl?

text by: Elizabeth Watkin // USA || screenshot: from Elizabeth’s film The video combines poetry and film to explore and challenge the constraints forced upon…
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the christening

The Christening

TEXT BY: Jocelyne Rigal // Ireland || ILLUSTRATION BY: Tigrowna // Germany I broke the uneasy pause which followed, with a statement which boomed throughout…
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Dark Juices

text by: Nyar Afrika // Kenya || illustration by: Lekouzinthomas // France The prospect of getting laid sends chills down my body. Exhilaration dances through…
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Queermoves

Next Date: June 23rd, 2019 // At: ReSource – Wissmannstr. 20, 12049 Berlin, Germany // What is queermoves? Why queer-y yoga and what will it look like? …
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TQU-Tresen – our monthly event in Berlin:

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Opportunities with Transnational Queer Underground

Volunteers: For 2019 we are looking to build a team of engaged volunteers to make illustrations, write, report and explore content for the website as well as to get involved with the organisation of TQU’s events in Berlin.

Partner: We don’t like capitalism, but we like you. We’re happy to support queer run shops, publishers, labels, queer artists, musicians, activists, etc. and we’d like to get to know you.

TOGETHER FOR QUEER DREAMS

Transnational Queer Underground brings together and supports diverse queer voices. Art, music, film, writing or activism – we believe that we’re all in this together and we can only grow strong if we support each other.

If you find joy and value here – let us know.

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