Archive for June, 2010

Living Butch: writers wanted


We invite self-identified butches to share your biographical experiences, the good, the bad and the ugly, of living butch   in written or photo essay form.

We would like to collect and collate our stories and hopefully have an anthology of our writing published in the not too distant future.

We are asking for stories from all generations and locations from within Australia and New Zealand, this includes anyone who does not live here now but has.

We acknowledge the Butches who have gone before us and fought for our right to be out and proud. We would like to give an historical account of our butch history as far back as we can and document changes, for better or worse, up to the present day.

We acknowledge our invisibility in the broader community and want this project to be one of the ways for us to be more visible and provide a sense of community.

We acknowledge our identities challenge the binary gender theory and we like it like that.

Your story could have hundreds of words but we need to limit word counts to 6000 words so we get a good amount of stories for publishing. If you would like to include photos we may have to limit the numbers depending on how many are sent.

The deadline is the end of August 2010. We hope to receive your stories within that time.

Talk to us and send your stories via:


Submit a manuscript that has been edited for accuracy and clarity in communication, as well as proof-read for typos. We will proof-read as well.

Cover sheet with your name, title and word count on it.

Your name must not appear anywhere on manuscript and artwork except for the cover.

MS Word document 2007 or earlier

JPEG file for graphics

Filename should include title of the work

Arial font 12

Double spacing

Please include a cover sheet with the following information:

Legal name; pseudonym if applicable

Contact details: address, phone and email.

The copyright for your story and photos is yours. The anthology copyright belongs to the editors. If your story has been published previously acknowledge this in your reference list.

We were interviewed recently for a story in Sydney Star Observer. See link:

An archive in the United States has asked for a copy of the project once it’s complete.

We are about to pitch to various queer publishers now we are sure there is interest in submitting stories.


June 23, 2010 at 7:28 pm Leave a comment

Summer camp ’10 (wink wink)

If you’re looking for a hawt women-only vacation spot this September, head thee to Thailand, via Singaporean group Sayoni.

Details here.

June 22, 2010 at 11:45 pm Leave a comment

Stories aren’t new but versions are

I want to read/see/view this. Hurry up and get here already.

June 17, 2010 at 12:46 pm Leave a comment

Win a Fagbug DVD

In Second Helping: Read These Lips, Volume 2,  we featured a brave young lesbian, Erin Davies, who drove around North America to confront homophobia after her beloved VW was defaced. Since then, she’s been doing a ton of stuff to record her adventures which you can read up on at One of her projects was to make a film about the event that became fagbug, the journey. We’re happy to report that Fagbug will be released as a film and on DVD on July 13.

FAGBUG (83 minutes) – Official release: July 13, 2010
Garden Thieves Pictures
On the 11th Annual National Day of Silence, Erin Davies was victim to a hate crime in Albany, New York. Because of sporting a rainbow sticker on her VW Beetle, Erin’s car was vandalized, left with the words “fag” and “u r gay” placed on the driver’s side window and hood of her car. Despite initial shock and embarrassment, Erin decided to embrace what happened by leaving the graffiti on her car. She took her car, now known worldwide as the “fagbug,” on a 58-day trip around the United States and Canada. Along the way, Erin discovered other, more serious hate crimes, had people attempt to remove the graffiti, and experimented with having a male drive her car. After driving the fagbug for one year, Erin decided to give her car a makeover. DVD cover photography by Katherine Wright ©2010. Also available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble

To celebrate the release of Fagbug, Erin is giving one copy of the DVD to a lucky reader of To win this DVD, all you have to do is go to this link and answer this question: Which is your favourite form of transport and why. Don’t forget to leave your email address. Entries close July 13. Limit of one entry per person. Winner will be notified by email.

June 15, 2010 at 10:59 pm Leave a comment

Waka Waka

*waves flags* It’s the FIFA World Cup!

June 12, 2010 at 1:30 pm Leave a comment

Being decent

I’m shocked. The USA is putting a footward and in the right direction for transgendered persons. They are starting a new policy to ease passport applications for transgendered citizens. And all it needs  is a note from their physician. Will Immigration be as polite to trans visitors and other Visa holders?

June 10, 2010 at 2:10 pm Leave a comment

Family being family

One a serious study, the other a too real poke at long-term gay couples. Both worth a look.

A  study on children of lesbian couples, from birth to their late teens, found that these children were above average in behaviour, esteem and achievements. In other words, models of ideal youth. Check out the 18 (?) year study by Drs. Gartrell and Bo ( and team, entitled US National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study: Psychological Adjustment of 17-Year-Old Adolescents.

And the other, a laugh at what can happen to married gay couples.

June 10, 2010 at 1:59 pm Leave a comment

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