“Ready Player One”
One classic 1970s or 1980s kid lit book cover per day. Some days, one or more images inspired by Balanchine's complete American ballet choreography, in chronological order. The book Repertory in Review by Nancy Reynolds is my source. Added extra bonus pictures of Morrissey, David Bowie, Poly Styrene, Lou Reed and their ilk on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
A man in the grocery store line today approached me and said, “Sir, when I first saw you I was extremely attracted to you, but then I noticed that you are a boy. How… I mean, why do you dress so provocatively?”
I responded, “Well, in today’s world the majority of the straight male race view women as objects, or something that belongs to them. I dress provocatively because it attracts the attention of men in a sexual and OBJECTIVE way. However, when realized that I am actually male, they often become confused, disgusted, upset or all of the above. By inflicting this minor emotional damaged upon the ego of a man raised by twisted societal gender norms, maybe, just maybe the individual will think twice before viewing another woman with an objective attitude and sense of belonging. No woman, belongs to ANYONE. Male or female, the equality of human beings needs to be a priority. It is something worth dressing up for.”
I AM NOT KIDDING. The woman behind me, the female cashier, the old lady bagging groceries and the woman in front of me who was talking on the phone STOPPED, …. and proceeded to gasp and clap. The man shook my hand, told me to have a blessed day and then said, “excuse me ladies, I need to visit my daughter.”
…. I was shaking by the time I walked out of the store.
- Elliott Alexzander
We are launching a new lit zine focusing on awesome stories of all genres featuring queer protagonists. For example, a story about a lesbian pirate who is seduced by a siren, or an asexual detective solving muder mysteries, or a trans scientist building sentient robots, or an agendered person travelling the world. The zine will include stories, poems, comics, and art all revolving around a positive portrayal of queerness, with an emphasis on entertainment and creativity.
But for now – WE NEED A NAME!
We’re asking you to suggest up to five names for this zine. Names should reflect our mission without using any specific queer words in the name.
The person who’s name we choose will win four books that fit our mission of awesome stories featuring queer protagonists:
And then five random people who entered will get a participation prize including kindle ebook codes and coupons to purchase ebooks from indie authors like Sarah Diemer.
- Earn one entry for every name you suggest (up to five). (Click here to submit names!)
- Earn one extra entry for reblogging this post.
Contest will last until August 9th. We hope you’ll all enter!!