Confused cold-callers


Comic by Cassian, at Poly in Pictures. The version on the original site is larger & easier to read – go there 🙂 . Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

I like to confuse cold callers.
Is this the lady of the house?
Um, No, who’s calling please?
May I speak to the lady or man of the house please?
There are no men or women living here. Who is this?
Oh.. I er. *Beeeeep*


“BUTCH is a documentary portrait project and exploration of the butch aesthetic, identity and presentation of female masculinity as it stands in 2013-14. It is a celebration of those who choose to exist and identify outside of the binary; who still get he’d and she’d differently throughout the day; who get called-out in bathrooms and eyed suspiciously at the airport; who have invented names for themselves as parents because “Mom” nor “Dad” feels quite right; and who will generally expect that stare from the gender police trying to figure out if they are “a boy or a girl”. It is an homage to the bull-daggers and female husbands before me, and to the young studs, gender queers, and bois who continue to bloom into the present.”

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My Princess Boy

book cover


Dyson loves pink, sparkly things. Sometimes he wears dresses. Sometimes he wears jeans. He likes to wear his princess tiara, even when climbing trees. He’s a Princess Boy.

Inspired by the author’s son, and by her own initial struggles to understand, this is a heart-warming book about unconditional love and one remarkable family. It is also a call for tolerance and an end to bullying and judgments. The world is a brighter place when we accept everyone for who they are.

The author also has a blog.

Beyond the binary

Beyond the binary is a new submissions-based magazine website, which aims to give non-binary people the opportunity to contribute and share what they are experiencing, thinking and doing. We recognise that there is a lack of non-binary representation in the media, and that often non-binary people’s voices aren’t heard. Beyond the Binary wants to re-balance that, and give non-binary people a platform.

The first issue of the magazine isn’t out yet, but you can keep up to date with the project on their facebook page.

There is currently a call-out for logo design and a cover photo, expect more opportunities for contribution soon.

Full mission statement for the magazine.

People, people people

Oh look we’re famous 😀

Here are some people you might or might not have heard of:

Elisha Lim Artist.
Elisha Lim takes great pleasure in creatively portraying the beauty, dignity and power of being neither straight, nor white, nor cis-gendered. They also successfully advocated for Canadian gay media to adopt the gender neutral pronoun ‘they’.

They have exhibited art and videos internationally, proudly including the debut solo of Toronto’s notorious Feminist Art Gallery. They have been art awarded grants by the Canada Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council and Quebec Arts Council, and have juried art grants in Canada and the States. They have lectured on race representation and gender neutral pronouns on panels, artist talks and United Nations conferences since 2009, and directed Montréal’s first Racialized Pride Week in 2012, for which they curated the central exhibit “2-Qtpoc” at the gallery articule. Their current film circuit short “100 Butches #9: Ruby” was controversially censored in Singapore and debuted this year at the London BFI.

Their comics include the Bitch Magazine acclaimed “Sissy Calendar”, The Illustrated Gentleman, and most notably – 100 Butches, a graphic novel of portraits and anecdotes about masculine queers, with an introduction by New York Times bestselling author Alison Bechdel.

This drawing from their “The Comfort of Queer Family Wisdom” calendar is awesome 🙂

Avery Faucette
“Avory Faucette is a queer feminist activist, writer, and public speaker. Zie graduated from the University of Iowa with a JD in 2009, focusing on international human rights and gender/sexuality issues in the law. Hir current work focuses on queer identity, policy, and marginalized identities under the queer umbrella. As a genderqueer person, zie comments frequently on non-binary identity, transgender and genderqueer issues, and media coverage of these populations.”

Del LaGrace Volcano Is a gender variant visual artist and photographer. Del’s website has loads of work, including these photos of genderqueer people, and there are some print publications as well. (I can’t find what pronoun Del prefers so have avoided using any)

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