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Queer Liberalism, Multiculturalism, and Other Homonormative Garbage

As a LGBT person, it isn’t hard to understand what the draw towards liberal politics is. And I would say by far the vast majority of my LGBT friends would classify themselves as liberal given the choice between that and conservative. But what are the implications of such a vast adoption of liberal politics among…

Book Review: Queer & Trans Artists of Color

Queer & Trans Artists of Color : Stories of Some of Our Lives Interviews by Nia King Co-edited by Jessica Glennon-Zukoff & Terra Mikalson I first was introduced to the work of Nia King by my queer studies professor,  Dr. Qwo-Li Driskill. Nia King is artist of many trades based in Oakland, California. She creates…

CBPZ : Community Based Participatory Zining

CBPZ : Community Based Participatory Zining Methodological Underpinnings The emergence of Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) in the field of public health has been a direct reaction to the failure of “traditional” public health research methods to elicit sustainable change, particularly in marginalized and/or international communities. The failure of public health interventions and research projects has…

Intro to Queer Studies Zine

Per a wonderful friends advice I have scanned my Queer Studies zine into a pdf (thank you Andy!) Q: Who is this zine for? A: all the cool kids who think queer studies is the bees knees Q: What the hell is Queer Studies????? A: Well lucky you, answering that question is what the zine…

Everyday Queer Sex For All (a radical zine)

As a final project for my graduate Queer Theories class I was challenged create a multi-genre queer praxis (fancy pancy word for putting theory into everyday practice) by creating something that could circulate thus dispersing discourse. For my project I decided to make my first solo zine. I had been part of a collaborative zine prior…