so I not only got to meet jiz lee, but also got to co-facilitate a discussion with them in a break out session at the conference today. seriously, such a good day.
Lovely meeting you!!
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A night of genderQueer readings with Jiz Lee, Sam Rosenthal, Carol Queen, and more!
Saturday, May 4, 2013 7:00pm until 9:30pm
An exciting evening of readings from beyond the gender binary. Doors at 7pm, readings at 7:30
Center for Sex & Culture (1349 Mission btw 9th and 10th)
SAM ROSENTHAL visits from Brooklyn to present work from his erotic genderQueer romance novel Rye. Genderqueer porn star JIZ LEE’s reads new work; their writing recently appeared in the Feminist Porn Book! CAROL QUEEN, author, sexologist, and pillar of the sex-positive feminism movement presents new work of personal discovery and insight. Plus more writings from people along the gender spectrum and those who love them including: Gina de Vries, Seeley Quest, and Marilyn Roxie.
Suggested donation $5-20 sliding scale, NOTAFLOF.
I’m so excited to read at this event on Saturday! This will be the third time I’ve read my Feminist Porn Book essay in public and I’m feeling good about it. :)
Really excited to share this with everyone — OP’s 11th issue will be here at the end of the month! Our HERO issue features trans pioneer Lou Sullivan on the cover (thank you SF GLBT Historical Society for the beautiful photographs of Lou) — not to mention we get to chat with artist Del LaGrace Volcano, Kate Bornstein, Janet Mock, Jamison Green and a ton of other inspiring people. Secure your copy by pre-ordering today, this edition WILL sell out.
OP #11 - The Hero Issue - Featuring Lou Sullivan available April 30th. Pre-order available.
Honoring a number of trailblazers who set a precedent for what trans communities are built upon and those who continue to create change today, this issue of Original Plumbing includes a special section celebrating the life of Lou Sullivan and his FTM International newsletter.
This 90-page issue also includes an artist portfolio on Del LaGrace Volcano, words of wisdom from Auntie Kate Bornstein, writing by Dean Spade and features on Kylar Broadus, Jamison Green, Imani Henry, Gunner Scott, Christopher Lee, Janet Mock, Tyler Fong, Jed Bell, Rupert Raj. With contributors Sean Dorsey, Catherine Opie, Stephen Ira, Alexander Rose, James Darling, Shawna Virago, Oliver Bendorf, Josh Klipp andJason Cromwell.
(Cover photo of Lou courtesy of the SF GLBT Historical Society)