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December 29, 2010 / compilationstation

Call for submissions: Out of the Box

Out of the Box: Queering the Gender Binary is a compilation zine for those of us who don’t fit into neatly organized gender boxes; specifically, folks who identify as androgynous, genderqueer, gender variant/fluid, bigender, and so on. looking for submissions on a wide variety of issues pertaining to our experiences, including, but not limited to:

  • language/ pronouns
  • how gender pertains to sexuality & the gendered nature of sexual relations
  • feeling outcast in various aspects of day-to-day life
  • whether or not to “come out” to friends/ family/ strangers
  • assimilation vs. liberation
  • being of a non-binary gender at yer job
  • hirstory of androgyny
  • pressure to balance “masculinity” and “femininity” in actions/ characteristics/ appearance (butch vs femme dichotomy)
  • the genderqueer community (and if there is one or not)
  • issues of legitimacy of identity
  • the trans* umbrella
  • queer theory in relation to gender
  • being erased or alienated in spaces that should be supportive
  • and so forth!

The submission date for #1 is March 31, 2011! Artwork is also totally desired and appreciated! For more information, please e-mail youvegotafriendinpa(at)gmail(dot)com!

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