Andrew O’Neill is a comedian who travels the world to express his particular brand of comedy. He is also a self-identified transvestite, though may have doubts about the title. He’s funny, thoughtful and definitely worth reading!
I am a genderqueer (gender) queer (sexuality) feminist (moderately radical) sociologist (cum philosopher cum educator cum activist cum human bean who wants to make a difference) whose work has focused on sex, gender and sexuality, as well as LGBTI ageing. I love ideas, yea even Theory, as tools with which to think about our lives – and change them.
Casey Legler works as a model for male clothing. Nothing wrong with that, except Casey is female, had fantasies as a teen of sitting by a swimming pool reading a book wearing a pink tutu! After qualifying for the Olympic games in Atlanta, she shaved her head like her male teammates – if they could do it, why couldn’t she?
Genderqueer Street Philosophactivist contains the online thoughts of a Genderqueer person in the United States, and describes the term “philosophactivist” thus:
a philosophactivist is someone who is able to see the deeper connections- the structural and institutional oppression and then organize and strategize to create change. For me, it is important to have both aspects. Think. Do.
Coyote began performing spoken word in 1992. They joined Arsenal Pulp Press in 2000 and has since had seven books published with them. They regularly combine story telling and music, and have worked with a number of musicians including Veda Hille, Dan Mangan and Rae Spoon. They have been a columnist for the gay magazines Xtra! and Xtra! West for a number of years.
Coyote does not believe in the gender binary and uses gender neutral pronouns.
Kate Bornstein is a feminist writer, actress, performance artist and frequent guest on daytime television talk shows. She regards herself as genderqueer rather than a purely trans-woman, and her books on the subject are quite interesting.
Leslie Feinberg came of age as a young butch lesbian in the factories and gay bars of Buffalo, N.Y. in the 1960s. Since that time, Feinberg has been a grass roots activist and a journalist. Ze is known in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender movements in the U.S. and countries around the world. The lesbian magazine Curve named Feinberg one of the “15 Most Influential.”
Millaa – taken from the genderqueer poster – image supplied by Millaa Mercer
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Millaa is a genderqueer drag performer in Melbourne, Australia who also hosts the RMIT student radio SYN FM show “Rainbow Juice” on Sundays. They create YouTube videos on a regular basis discussing their experiences as a genderqueer person, and with content for trans people too!
Davis is a genderqueer performance artist, painter, curator and writer associated with the Queer-Core Zine Movement. Davis told Sleek magazine: “I’m intersex, born with both female and male genitalia, so I’m a strange hybrid creature. I’m also part German, quarter Jewish, my father was born in Mexico and my mother is French Creole. People would always stare at me, so I figured I might as well just be on stage!” The cult star has since dabbled in James Franco quantities of artistic forms, and has remained in the spotlight.