freelgbtqpia:


Nobody Passes is a collection of essays that confronts and challenges the very notion of belonging. By examining the perilous intersections of identity, categorization, and community, contributors challenge societal mores and countercultural norms. Nobody Passes explores and critiques the various systems of power seen (or not seen) in the act of “passing.”
In a pass-fail situation, standards for acceptance may vary, but somebody always gets trampled on. This anthology seeks to eliminate the pressure to pass and thereby unearth the delicious and devastating opportunities for transformation that might create.Mattilda, aka Matt Bernstein Sycamore, has a history of editing anthologies based on brazen nonconformity and gender defiance. Mattilda sets out to ask the question, “What lies are people forced to tell in order to gain acceptance as ‘real’.” The answers are as varied as the life experiences of the writers who tackle this urgent and essential topic.

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freelgbtqpia:

Nobody Passes is a collection of essays that confronts and challenges the very notion of belonging. By examining the perilous intersections of identity, categorization, and community, contributors challenge societal mores and countercultural norms. Nobody Passes explores and critiques the various systems of power seen (or not seen) in the act of “passing.”

In a pass-fail situation, standards for acceptance may vary, but somebody always gets trampled on. This anthology seeks to eliminate the pressure to pass and thereby unearth the delicious and devastating opportunities for transformation that might create.
Mattilda, aka Matt Bernstein Sycamore, has a history of editing anthologies based on brazen nonconformity and gender defiance. Mattilda sets out to ask the question, “What lies are people forced to tell in order to gain acceptance as ‘real’.” The answers are as varied as the life experiences of the writers who tackle this urgent and essential topic.

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A message from deformed-frogs
So I read Pantomime and I'm waiting to get my hands on the sequel and I was wondering do you have any recommendations for any similar books with any nonbinary characters at all? Also love the blog its super awesome!
A reply from bisexual-books

Sadly I do not know of many books with nonbinary characters.   Freak Boy by Kristin Clark has a character that is non-binary/genderqueer/unlabeled, but otherwise there isn’t much in the YA field.  I really liked Golden Boy by Abigail Tarttelin but the intersex main character in that story is only starting to think of himself as maybe-sorta-kinda-not-entirely-binary, so it lacks that particular focus on non-binary life that Pantomime does so well.  

Sometimes people will read Mystique from X-Men  as non-binary though it tends to depend on the particular writer for the particular story as to how well that is handled.  I personally love Xavin from Runaways, and whole heartedly recommend the entire Brian K. Vaughan + Joss Whedon run on that series (stop before Terry Moore though).  

There is also a longer list here, but I have no idea how accurate it is.  Also here is a list of genderqueer characters.  Anyone else have any suggestions?

- Sarah

thegayya:

Hey there! I’ve got a few. 

Brooklyn, Burning by Steve Brezenoff is my FAVORITE nonbinary book of all time. The characters’ genders are never actually revealed, so it’s not, like, explicitly nonbinary, and you could just look at it as a test of your conceptions of gender roles (many reviewers do). But for me it was pretty obvious both of the MC’s were non-binary or trans. I mean, the dad says to the protagonist at one point: “I’ve got the only kid I know who doesn’t know whether to be straight or gay or a girl or a boy or what” which kind sends my non-binary bells ringing. 

Everyday by David Levithan is alright, but I found that I couldn’t connect to the character’s nonbinariness since it was something that was forced upon them that they didn’t really like. So…maybe try it out, but I don’t think it’s as big of a winner for non-binary rep as most people seem to. 

Love in the Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block— now, in this book, the character is obviously a trans guy, but it’s also never really defined. Which allowed for me to be able to read a bit of nonbinary-ness into his character. 

Also, you might want to check out Steve Brezenoff’s other book, Guy in Real Life. I’m only like a quarter of the way through it, and none of the characters are non-binary, but it explores gender in a really interesting and respectful way. There may be some potentially triggering stuff though…while the author is respectful, many of the characters (including one of the main ones) really aren’t. 

Other than that, I unfortunately don’t know any others. And I have to say, that list from nonbinary.org, from the ones that I have read, is not very accurate. Or at least, it makes me question what they see as “non-binary.” But maybe some of the other ones that I haven’t read are better? Idk. There is a nonbinary/androgynous character in Sandman, but they don’t have a very big role. So maybe check that out if you’re into comics— Sandman is also just like the greatest, so. 

Anyways, I hope that helped! If you try any of these recs out, let me know what you think!  

nephosia:

Aren’t you tired of yuri with cis oversexualized lesbians? Because tbh I really am. That’s why I decied to make a mini-masterpost of all the yuri with trans girls I know of! (Thank you to everyone who told me about some of these!)
Also let’s not speak of Kashimashi: Girl Meets Girl because I don’t really think that’s not very good trans representation tbh

Cotton Candy Love: A oneshot about a woman named Kiyoka who used to be in a relationship with another woman named Rika.She defends a young trans girl, Chiaki, when she was being bullied.
Contains: #bullying #transmisogyny #misgendering 
Ayumi and Aika:  A twoshot about a transwoman named Aika coming out to her girlfriend Ayumi, and how she accepts her as who she is.
Contains: #transmisogyny #misgendering Just another warning, it also says things like “gender identity disorder”, which implies being trans is a medical disorder, so that bit might be bothersome.
Double House: A series about Maho, a trans woman who has just moved in town and works at a bar, saves a woman  named Fujiko, who was from a rich family and decided to live on her own, she finds out they both live in the same apartment and, and it shows how their relationship grows.
Contains: #transmisogyny #slurs #transphobic slurs #transmisogynistic slurs #suicide implied #death mention #drugs #alcohol #sexism #kidnapping 


Bonus Stuff:Hourou Musuko (Anime / Manga) : Not really yuri but the protagonist is a trans girl! I dont had a summary or trigger warnings for this one becuase I haven’t watched/read it yet, but I do know it contains #transphobia and #misgendering
Lonely Wolf, Lonely Sheep: Both girls are cis in this 4 chapter manga, but they aren’t oversexualized, and the whole thing is really cute. Its about 2 girls both named Kakimoto Imari, and even though they both have the same name and same birth month and year, they both live very different lifestyles. The story goes on about how they both help each other in their troubles from the present and past. Contains: #abuse #abusive relationships #self harm
I love Mizutani Fuka’s work, and you should check out other yuri by them, such as the anthology Like a Cinderella


If you know any more, please feel free to add to the list!

nephosia:

Aren’t you tired of yuri with cis oversexualized lesbians? Because tbh I really am. That’s why I decied to make a mini-masterpost of all the yuri with trans girls I know of! (Thank you to everyone who told me about some of these!)

Also let’s not speak of Kashimashi: Girl Meets Girl because I don’t really think that’s not very good trans representation tbh

Cotton Candy Love: A oneshot about a woman named Kiyoka who used to be in a relationship with another woman named Rika.She defends a young trans girl, Chiaki, when she was being bullied.

Contains: #bullying #transmisogyny #misgendering 

Ayumi and Aika:  A twoshot about a transwoman named Aika coming out to her girlfriend Ayumi, and how she accepts her as who she is.

Contains: #transmisogyny #misgendering 
Just another warning, it also says things like “gender identity disorder”, which implies being trans is a medical disorder, so that bit might be bothersome.

Double House: A series about Maho, a trans woman who has just moved in town and works at a bar, saves a woman  named Fujiko, who was from a rich family and decided to live on her own, she finds out they both live in the same apartment and, and it shows how their relationship grows.

Contains: #transmisogyny #slurs #transphobic slurs #transmisogynistic slurs #suicide implied #death mention #drugs #alcohol #sexism #kidnapping 

Bonus Stuff:
Hourou Musuko (Anime / Manga) : Not really yuri but the protagonist is a trans girl! I dont had a summary or trigger warnings for this one becuase I haven’t watched/read it yet, but I do know it contains #transphobia and #misgendering

Lonely Wolf, Lonely SheepBoth girls are cis in this 4 chapter manga, but they aren’t oversexualized, and the whole thing is really cute. Its about 2 girls both named Kakimoto Imari, and even though they both have the same name and same birth month and year, they both live very different lifestyles. The story goes on about how they both help each other in their troubles from the present and past. 
Contains: #abuse #abusive relationships #self harm

I love Mizutani Fuka’s work, and you should check out other yuri by them, such as the anthology Like a Cinderella

If you know any more, please feel free to add to the list!

journeyintomanhood:

WATCH: The Official Trailer for “Assigned Sex,” a controversial story about gender and culture in America through the eyes of transgender people of color. MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR OCTOBER 16! 

publishbiyuti:

Make Love to Rage the devastatingly femme book of poetry by Morgan Robyn Collado is finally available for download and purchase.

From the back of the book:


  This collection of poetry is a cleansing and transformative journey that takes us from rage to love with a depth of emotion and beauty in words that is breathtaking. The first part, ‘Rage,’ communicates the rage and anger caused by injustice, in immediate and visceral ways. The transition into ‘Making’ has all the mess and beauty inherent in the seasons of autumn and spring. After the rage, after the making, we have ‘Love.’ And the sweetness, caring, and compassion of these poems is a soothing balm after the rage. Yet, it also underscores that deep love, more than anything, fuels rage over injustice.


You won’t regret buying this book of poetry!

publishbiyuti:

Make Love to Rage the devastatingly femme book of poetry by Morgan Robyn Collado is finally available for download and purchase.

From the back of the book:

This collection of poetry is a cleansing and transformative journey that takes us from rage to love with a depth of emotion and beauty in words that is breathtaking. The first part, ‘Rage,’ communicates the rage and anger caused by injustice, in immediate and visceral ways. The transition into ‘Making’ has all the mess and beauty inherent in the seasons of autumn and spring. After the rage, after the making, we have ‘Love.’ And the sweetness, caring, and compassion of these poems is a soothing balm after the rage. Yet, it also underscores that deep love, more than anything, fuels rage over injustice.

You won’t regret buying this book of poetry!

harmonyinkpress:

We’re seeking submissions of Young Adult stories with genderqueer main characters! We’re looking for main characters ages 14-18 who experience positive character growth though the story.

Please see the information in the poster above or check our our submission guidelines.

See a more complete list of what we’re looking for at the original post. And please, give us feedback if there’s something you’d like to see that we’ve left out.