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Homodachi and Friends Issue #1!

homodachizine:

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Dear readers and followers:

Thank you for your patience and your dedication to the project!  Please click the picture below or the link to see the very first issue of Homodachi and Friends!  This issue looks at the intersections of visibility and invisibility for the queer/trans body in Japan!  Like, share, and enjoy!!

http://www.promathians.com/homodachi/homodachizine1.pdf

the above link doesn’t work. perhaps they meant to include this one…??

warning, the file is huge (19.6MB), but the zine looks great! looking forward to reading it. :)

ace-muslim

ace-muslim:

The link is to a page where you can download the F-ACE-ing Silence zine (PDF). Contributors to the zine have shared stories about topics or characteristics about themselves that they feel they need to keep silent about in asexual spaces.

lifeoutsidethebinary
incogneeco:

bklynboihood:

meandmybois:

#OUTINTHENIGHT #NJ4

Anyone got deets on this film?

Here’s what I got from the Facebook:

OUT IN THE NIGHT (formerly titled The Fire This Time) follows the journey of a group of African American teenagers who went to a gay-friendly neighborhood in New York City for a night out. These lesbian and gender non-conforming friends, Patreese, Renata, Terrain and Venice, were confronted by an older man on the street. They defended themselves. Strangers jumped in to support them and a fight ensued. Only the women were rounded up by police and charged and convicted as perpetrators of gang assault. They became known as The New Jersey 4.OUT IN THE NIGHT follows their journey to Rikers Island, to the courtroom, and through slanderous media coverage that labeled them a “Wolfpack” and “Lesbian Gang”. While exploring the fight from all sides through the security camera footage that captured it, that hot August night in 2006 can be seen from many perspectives. But our film’s purpose is to examine the events after the fight: biased media coverage likening the women to “man-hating” animals, and unprecedentedly harsh sentencing by the court. This story shows how four young, queer women of color were unfairly criminalized for defending themselves.

It’s currently running the film festival circuit, but you can keep checking the website for new screenings: www.outinthenight.com

incogneeco:

bklynboihood:

meandmybois:

#OUTINTHENIGHT #NJ4

Anyone got deets on this film?

Here’s what I got from the Facebook:

OUT IN THE NIGHT (formerly titled The Fire This Time) follows the journey of a group of African American teenagers who went to a gay-friendly neighborhood in New York City for a night out. These lesbian and gender non-conforming friends, Patreese, Renata, Terrain and Venice, were confronted by an older man on the street. They defended themselves. Strangers jumped in to support them and a fight ensued. Only the women were rounded up by police and charged and convicted as perpetrators of gang assault. They became known as The New Jersey 4.

OUT IN THE NIGHT follows their journey to Rikers Island, to the courtroom, and through slanderous media coverage that labeled them a “Wolfpack” and “Lesbian Gang”. While exploring the fight from all sides through the security camera footage that captured it, that hot August night in 2006 can be seen from many perspectives. But our film’s purpose is to examine the events after the fight: biased media coverage likening the women to “man-hating” animals, and unprecedentedly harsh sentencing by the court. This story shows how four young, queer women of color were unfairly criminalized for defending themselves.

It’s currently running the film festival circuit, but you can keep checking the website for new screenings: www.outinthenight.com

bisexualpoc
bipositive:

In an attempt to make romantic attraction within bisexuality more understandable, I’ve made this.. Thing..Let me know if there’s anything I should add or remove, I think I got everything though..Hopefully it’s clear enough too and sort some issues out ^^With love,               Bi-Positive.

i like this. i imagine that it will be extremely helpful for bisexual people. that said, i’m not sure why including preferences is necessary?
if you’re going to include further clarification about preferences that biromantic people may have, more than “feminine”, “neutral” and “masculine” need to be included. not everyone is attracted to “traditional” (see below) forms of gender expression (or “qualities”, as you word it). this erases/ignores the attraction/preference that some people feel for people who are neither masculine nor feminine. it ignores the fact that both gender and attraction are more complex than the polarity between male and female, plus a neutral option. this is why i ask if including this information is necessary at all, because in order to include it this graphic will need to be more complex than i think you intended for it to be.
also, the usage of “traditionally” in this is problematic…. every culture has its own traditional concept of femininity and masculinity. whose are you referring to? one can assume that you’re either referring specifically to the traditions of your (the creator’s) culture or you mean for it to be interpreted subjectively based on each individual’s culture. either way, what you mean by “traditionally” is unclear…. unless you’re going to be more specific, i think it’s best to avoid the word entirely when it comes to something as subjective as concepts of gender.
just my two cents….

bipositive:

In an attempt to make romantic attraction within bisexuality more understandable, I’ve made this.. Thing..
Let me know if there’s anything I should add or remove, I think I got everything though..
Hopefully it’s clear enough too and sort some issues out ^^
With love,
               Bi-Positive.

i like this. i imagine that it will be extremely helpful for bisexual people. that said, i’m not sure why including preferences is necessary?

if you’re going to include further clarification about preferences that biromantic people may have, more than “feminine”, “neutral” and “masculine” need to be included. not everyone is attracted to “traditional” (see below) forms of gender expression (or “qualities”, as you word it). this erases/ignores the attraction/preference that some people feel for people who are neither masculine nor feminine. it ignores the fact that both gender and attraction are more complex than the polarity between male and female, plus a neutral option. this is why i ask if including this information is necessary at all, because in order to include it this graphic will need to be more complex than i think you intended for it to be.

also, the usage of “traditionally” in this is problematic…. every culture has its own traditional concept of femininity and masculinity. whose are you referring to? one can assume that you’re either referring specifically to the traditions of your (the creator’s) culture or you mean for it to be interpreted subjectively based on each individual’s culture. either way, what you mean by “traditionally” is unclear…. unless you’re going to be more specific, i think it’s best to avoid the word entirely when it comes to something as subjective as concepts of gender.

just my two cents….

imfromdriftwood

imfromdriftwood:

Jamie-Jin Lewis, “I’m From Charlottesville, VA”

Jaime-Jin describes why, “being an Asian American, being female, being a transracial adoptee, being a Southerner who was growing up in a religious household”, she identifies as “queer.” (Video transcription available here)

Share your story with us!