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20th Century Girl

TEXT BY: Shawna Virago // USA || ILLUSTRATION BY: Dixie Jade Turner // UK/Germany

Over coffee and onion rings, we chatted away, sharing our histories, tracing our connections, discovering our lines of intersection and where we were different, as we unburdened much to each other.
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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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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

PROPSLIST | MULTIPLIERS

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

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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

PROPSLIST | INTRODUCING

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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AcoustiQueers

PROPSLIST | INTRODUCING

Where? USA – New York State – New York
What? Concert Series

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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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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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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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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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Suriani

What? Street art
Where? Brazil || USA || France
My latest series, inspired by the Drag Queen culture is a response to the rise of conservative manifestations […]

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Zac Slams [explicit]

What? Collages
Where? UK || USA
Zac Slams cuts up images and texts to depict gender and sexuality as ways to escape oppression but also […]

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Ketch Wehr

What? Comic, Painting, Illustration
Where? Italy || USA
Ketch Wehr is a Rome-based artist with a flair for the feral. He is an FTM transfeminist identified queer […]

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Lee Fleming

What? Mixed media paintings
Where? USA
Lee Fleming is a New Orleans-born genderqueer activist, academic, graphic designer, and multi-media artist […]

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Marval A Rex

What? Object Performance and Sexy Time
Where? Spain || USA
Marval A Rex is a dynamic force. With a loud Los Angeles aesthetic, he currently lives in New York as a […]

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On Being a Queer Musician

text by: Kat Hamilton // USA || photo by: Manic Pixi // USA

First of all, I love the term “Queer”. There is something unifying and inclusive about it. It covers a lot of ground. In the past year, I’ve really taken to identifying as queer vs. gay or lesbian. I hear it often in the music scene especially.
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The Jobs I’ve Found on Craigslist

text by: Anna Geary-Meyer // Germany || photo by: Verena Spilker // Germany

The second job I find on Craigslist is wiping the butt of a three-year-old whose favorite food is salami. No one tells me three-year-olds need help on the toilet, so this comes as a surprise. We get in a fight over the last bread roll one afternoon and I quit.
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Film Festivals USA

Black Alphabet Film Festival Birmingham Shout Boston LGBT Film Festival Cinekink NYC Cinema Diverse – The Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Film Festival CineSLAM – Vermont’s LGBT Short Films Festival Cinema St. Louis Qfest...

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Trans In Prison

text by: Calvin Gimpelevich // USA || illustration by: solundurraga & mujer gallina // Chile

What we know is there are trans people and there are prisons and sometimes the two overlap. It happens all over, but I’m from California, so let’s talk about the US.
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Perfume Genius on pigs, kids and fame

questions by: Mareike Lütge & Verena Spilker // Germany || photo by: Jason Harrell // Germany

It’s changed. I mean, you know, the first album was a very manic feeling. It needed to come out and I was just doing it for myself. The second album was still personal, but I knew that there were going to be listeners. I kept them in mind while I was writing.
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Roseus Lupus

text by: Janielle Love Williams // USA || illustration by: Verena Spilker // Germany

I’m the descendent of a lineage of lycanthropes. As far back as we can trace, the Martins have shed their human coats at midnight of the full moon and roamed the night in packs. Shape shifting is an ability granted only after puberty. Needless to say I spent my childhood in anticipation.

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