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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