Multcolib Picks: LGBTQ Zines
Annotation:Sex-positive writing and comics about growing up, exploring and discovering a queer identity. Includes an interview with the author's parents after his father came out as transgendered.
Annotation:Poems, book reviews, and general musings on lesbian history and culture, and the academic discipline of lesbian studies.
Annotation:"Jackie writes about finding love and worth--of self and within activist communities, about being a product of language and history, the emergence of Queer Hapa identity (or anti-identity) in the U.S., and the notion of home." - description from Pioneers Press
Annotation:Exploration of gender as a social construct and other transgender issues in Western society and traditional Native American cultures.
Annotation:A serial zine about parenthood -- this issue includes an essay on being the child of queer parents ("queerspawn"), a dad's-eye-view of a home birth, a resource guide for trans parents, and reviews of books on fathering.
Annotation:Comics about a woman as she transitions from male to female, including stories about relationships with family, friends and clients, choosing clothes, and true fantasies of a closeted transsexual. Part of a series.
Annotation:A collection of stories, including: the tale of a gay wedding officiated by a superhero, a student trip-gone-wrong to France, and the saga of a first gay relationship.
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Zines are usually brief and written from a very personalized, specific perspective -- and so they are wonderful tools for getting inside the lives and stories of other people. This selection of zines focus on lesbian, gay, bi, trans, and queer people’s experiences, observations and insights. From sweet comics about falling in love to serious analysis of philosophical concerns to frank discussion of sex, politics and desire, there’s something here for everyone! --Emily-Jane D.