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August 18, 2011 / compilationstation

Final 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. Whether you’re at your gender destination, traveling down a long road, or haven’t even embarked on your journey yet, living life outside of typical gender categories can be exhausting, rewarding, interesting, and invaluable. This zine seeks to showcases experiences, stories, and recollections of a wide variety of folks with an even wider variety of identifications. No matter where you’re going or where you’ve been, if you’ve lived in the between spaces, we want to hear about it! Here are some ideas to get yer creative juices flowing:

– 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
– what is gained and lost when coming to identify outside of the man/woman dichotomy
– assimilation vs. liberation
– being of a non-binary gender at yer job
– hirstory of androgyny/trans* identities
– pressure to balance “masculinity” and “femininity” in actions/ characteristics/ appearance
– 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
– intersectionality with other identifications
– and so forth!

*The original submission date for this zine was March 31st, 2011. After a painfully low turnout, work on this zine was suspended for a while. Now we’re back to try one last time to make this project a reality. All submissions are requested to be sent by OCTOBER 1ST, 2011 (the sooner the better!).*

Essays, rants, poems, comics, and artwork are all valuable! Please help us keep the dream of this project alive and well. If you have any questions or want to submit, please e-mail youvegotafriendinpa(at)gmail(dot)com!

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