March 30th, 2005

Submissions wanted for Gender Variant POC book

*this should probably go out to the tranny communities...i just avoid them. only so many binder questions one person can handle.

Call for Submissions for a Radical Gender Variant (Trans, Intersex,
Butch, Genderqueer) People of Color Book

An anthology by radical gender variant people of color about our
experiences, struggles, organizing, anger and everything else.

There are so few accessible resources for gender variant (trans,
intersex, butch, genderqueer) people of color (POC) to analyze and speak
to our personal experiences and political work. I am looking for
writings that challenge whats already out there I wanna know how we live
in our communities, how we do political work, what we want our world to
look like, how we change what gender and race looks like and, generally
how we mess with peoples notions and keep on fighting and surviving.

I am looking for essays, articles, interviews, rants, artwork
(photography, drawings, graphics etc) by gender variant people of color
tospeak to some of these topics and begin to fill a void in resources,
writings, and visibility. Lets link our stories, experiences, analyses,
resources, activism, and confrontations.

Topics may include but definitely arent limited to:
Trans issues in POC organizing work (Anti-Prison work, Immigrants
Rights, Hip Hop, Reclaiming Culture, Nationalism)
Coming out
The ways we experience racism, classism, abelism, sexism
Gender, Sex & Sexuality, Relationships
Gender Variance in Indigenous Communities
Boundaries of Butch/Trans/Genderqueer identities
The Politics of Transitioning
Transphobia in queer communities

Submission Guidelines:
5000 word limit
Deadline: June 30, 2005

Please send all submissions as an attachment to

If sending submissions via ground mail include a cd or disk (mac
compatible) and a self addressed stamp envelope for
response with enough postage to return work submitted.

Send to:
Priyank Jindal
PO Box 34184
Philadelphia PA 19101

Priyank Jindal is a middleclass queer transgender desi doing
community-based organizing work in Philly around immigrants
rights. He has been published in Another World is Possible and Thats
Revolting: Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation

In Struggle,