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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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Uncle Joe

video by:Zhen Yee Khor // Malaysia

A father talks about getting drafted to fight in a war when he was still a kid, coming home to find out that everyone thinks that what he did was wrong and shows how even if it’s against all odds, he became a loving father and husband that respects and cherishes all people, especially his gay son.
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Clean

TEXT BY: Norman Belanger // USA || ILLUSTRATION BY: Julia Lama // Spain

“And there it is again, the question I must answer. It says right on my profile: “POZ” But who reads anymore?”
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Darling Fitch

MULTIMEDIA PROJECT BY: Darling Fitch // Germany/USA

“Arising from the cesspool of Berlin’s queer party scene, Darling Fitch’s A Stranger Sound is a dark yet ultimately affirming transgender coming-of-age story.”
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Faces of Pride: Stévia Arthur || Barbados Pride

“Together we are powerful, working together, we can improve our quality of life. Stand strong together, speak out against oppression, no matter the oppressor. Visibility is liberty and knowing we have the strength of an entire community behind us, makes it less scary to be visible.”
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Faces of Pride: Alexa Hoffmann || Barbados Pride

“In a society such as Barbados, where religious ideologies and pop culture influence prejudice against LGBT persons, Pride stands as a statement by those who participate that they will not bow to the shame anticipated by those who are against the idea of us being treated as equals in society.”
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Faces Of Pride: Anil Persaud || Guyana Pride

“The LGBT community truly marched with pride in their veins as it was not only a parade but it was a movement and a clear statement – we exist and we deserve rights, like any other human being.”
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Faces Of Pride: Maurice Tomlinson || Montego Bay Pride

“Montego Bay Pride also is an opportunity for the small LGBT community to share survival strategies, feel empowered knowing that we are not alone, and show solidarity for each other as we “gear up” to face another challenging year in a very hostile environment.”
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What Now? All photos & winners

What now? is the theme for this month’s photo competition: We are constantly bombarded with fairly awful news from around the world. Things feel less certain for a lot of people than they did...

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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 at the thing which had happened to him that morning, and the things which now lay ahead….
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A Glance – All Photos & Winners

See all submissions and vote for your favorite photos. A glance is a first look, a moment when you look over, not sure if you should keep looking. How would you capture a glance in a photo?

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Homoground

Where? Northern America – USA
What? Podcast
Looking for: Music – all genres and geographic regions accepted.

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Quest as in Question or Quest as in Journey

text by: Julius // Trinidad and Tobago || illustration by: Elizabeth Watkin // USA

I stared into his dark eyes. I was washed with pure hate. He hated me. I had no idea why. Three words separated me from gaining his acceptance. I am gay. Those words rang in my ear and danced in the whirlpool of thoughts that strangled my mind. He hated me.
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Your Favorite Place – all photos & winners

This month’s winners are: Dete Kafka from Bulgaria, Tigran Zhamkochyan from Armenia, Luis from Switzerland, Celine Watson from Namibia and Shiru Kamande from Kenya. (photo by Dete Kafka)

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Megan Potoma

where? USA – Pennsylvania – Philadelphia
what? Collage, Mixed-Media, Feminist Art

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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 now – little spheres in onyx tones – surround me pulsing, – pulsing in an expanse – of tepid indigo,
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Her Choice

text by: Nikola Italo // Argentina || illustration by: Megan Potoma // USA

My name is Nikola Italo. Well, that’s not my real name, but in many ways, that’s me. I am Nikola when I write, when I tell stories. I was Nikola when I discovered what being a feminist means. Now I am one.
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What (Is) It Like…?

text by: GVGK Tang // USA || illustration by: tom moore // Germany

The ambience shifts. What looked like a stilted high school dance – stagnant bodies strewn awkwardly across a dance floor – now feels like an Ivy League dining club. The white male old heads all know each other and group off.
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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 women as they grow up: How we blame women for being who they are and blame them when they diverge from who they are expected to be.
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Pelican Bomb

Where? USA
Title: Queer Traces: Transnational Queer Underground’s #TheGalleryProject

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Ambika Thompson

What? Photography
Where? Germany || Canada
I only started really getting into photography when I moved to Berlin. For a few years I only […]

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Dion Hitchings

What? Mixed media art
Where? USA
I purposely choose to use untraditional media. I create my works with various children’s art supplies […]

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Felix d’Eon

What? Drawings
Where? Mexico || USA
D’Eon treats vintage illustrative styles as a rhetorical strategy, using their language of romance, economic power […]

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Frances Enyedy

What? Drawing, painting
Where? Germany || Canada
I’m an artist from Canada currently residing in Berlin. Attracted to anything queer, feminist, sensual […]

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Jespa Jacob Smith

What? Drawing, Painting, Video
Where? Germany || Canada
Jespa Jacob Smith is a DIY-visual artist and poet. Their work focusses on transitional and surreal […]

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Kamee Abrahamian

What? Mixed media art
Where? Canada
My intention is to disrupt the status quo; to create work that digs into and unsilences a millefeuille […]

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LB

What? Paintings
Where? USA
LB is a public school teacher, zine writer and genderqueer artist from
Chicago, IL USA. They sing […]

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Lusi Lu

What? Drawing, photo-colorization
Where? Czech Republic || Peru
My pictures are portraying all different kinds of women and also me in different phases of my life. Each one […]

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Megan Potoma

What? Multidisciplinary
Where? USA
My work is my coming out story. My paintings, sculptures, and drawings are intimate responses to my need […]

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Narong Tintamusik

What? Drawing, painting
Where? USA
The thoughts about contracting venereal disease lingers within me. To have both sexual anxiety and the need […]

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