Multcolib Picks: LGBTQ Zines

Shut up & Love the Rain
Shut up & Love the Rain By Robnoxious By Robnoxious Book - 2010 ZINE 306.766 ROBNOXIOU 2010 Available in some locations

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.

7 Minutes in Heaven
7 Minutes in Heaven By Fairchild, Erin Book - 2008? ZINE 261.835 FAIRCHILD 2008 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Stories by two women about growing up queer and Christian.

Homobody #1 By Safari, Rio Book - 2007 ZINE 306.7662 SAFARI 2007

Annotation:Minicomic detailing the experiences of a young gay man. First in a series.

Denser #1 : One Woman's Journey Through Lesbian Studies By Legion, Jane Book - 2006 ZINE 306.7663 LEGION 2006

Annotation:Poems, book reviews, and general musings on lesbian history and culture, and the academic discipline of lesbian studies.

Memoirs of A Queer Hapa
Memoirs of A Queer Hapa #2 By Wang, Jackie Book - 2009 ZINE 305.895073 WANG 2009 Available in some locations

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

Bearings No. 1, My Friend Gender By Amabilis, Smitty Book - 2007 rinting ZINE 306.76 AMABILIS 2007 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Exploration of gender as a social construct and other transgender issues in Western society and traditional Native American cultures.

Femme A Barbe
Femme A Barbe Vol. 2 By Bee, J. Book - 2010? ZINE 306.76 FEMME 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:"The zine for bearded ladies and other gender outlaws."

Girlfuck An Introduction to Girl-on-girl Lovin' By Moen, Erika Book - 2005 ZINE 306.7663 MOEN

Annotation:A practical how-to guide to practicing lesbian sex.

Rad Dad
Rad Dad #10 Book - 2008 ZINE 306.8742 RAD 2008 All copies in use Availability details

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.

The Lesbian Lexicon Project
The Lesbian Lexicon Project Book - 2007 ZINE 427.09 LESBIAN 2007 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Short guide to queer slang.

Wuvable Oaf
Wuvable Oaf #0 By Luce, Ed Book - 2008 ZINE 741.5973 LUCE 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:Wuvable Oaf, a tough-but-charming bear, seeks love and hangs out with his pet cats. First in a series.

Just So You Know
Just So You Know #2 By Sayers, Joey Alison Book - 2010 ZINE 741.5973 SAYERS 2010 Available in some locations

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.

Asian Pacific Islander Pride Zine
Asian Pacific Islander Pride Zine Book - 2010 ZINE 810.803538 ASIAN 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Explores Asian queer identity through poems, essays, and artwork by Portland writers and artists.

Hell Yeah!
Hell Yeah! Consent-based Queer Porn By Eliconia, Otr Book - 2010? ZINE ELICONIA 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Gender-queer erotic stories with an emphasis on communication and consent.

Le Croisic
Le Croisic Our Night in A French Phone Booth and Other Stories By Hall, Justin Book - 2009 ZINE HALL 2009 Available in some locations

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.

Queer Zines
Queer Zines Book - 2008 070.593 Q38 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:A book featuring excerpts and photographs of zines featured in the exhibition, "Queer Zines" held at the NY Art Book Fair in 2008.

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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.

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