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The Queer Encyclopedia of the Visual Arts

A distinctly queer presence permeates the history of the visual arts — from Michelangelo’s David and homoerotic images on ancient Greek vases to Frida Kahlo’s self-portraits and the photography of Claude Cahun and Robert Mapplethorpe. The Queer Encyclopedia of the Visual Arts is a comprehensive work showcasing the enormous contribution of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender,…

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Photographic Flashes: On Imaging Trans Violence in Heather Cassils’ Durational Art

This article examines the aesthetic strategy of flash photography to visualize everyday violence against trans people in the visual art of Heather Cassils (2011–14). In addition to using photographic flashes to blind audiences, these works reference violence on multiple levels: institutional discrimination through the location in an empty archive room, killings through martial arts choreographies,…

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Tracing the History of Trans and Gender Variant Filmmakers

Most writing on transgender cinema focuses on representations of trans people, rather than works made by trans people. This article surveys the history of trans and gender variant people creating audiovisual media from the beginning of cinema through today. From the professional gender impersonators of the stage who crossed into film during the medium’s first…

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X-RECEPTION Re-mediating Trans- Feminist and Queer Performance Art

This chapter attends to the importance of building infrastructures of and for Trans- Feminist and Queer (TFQ) cabarets across platforms in order to host the cabaret’s mobility, and the conditions of vulnerability and risk that emerge for trans- feminist and queer performers and audiences with each new physical and online venue. TFQ scenes tend to…

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Extra Bold: A Feminist, Inclusive, Anti-Racist, Nonbinary Field Guide for Graphic Designers

The (design) career guide for everyone! Extra Bold is the inclusive, practical, and informative career handbook that we’ve all been waiting for. Part textbook and part comic book, zine, manifesto, survival guide, and self-help manual, Extra Bold is filled with stories and ideas that don’t show up in other career books or design overviews. The…

Art Humanities Nonfiction Photography

The muxes of Juchitán: Representations of Non-binary Gender Identities in Contemporary Photography from Mexico

Nicola Ókin Frioli’s series of portraits entitled ‘We are Princesses in a Land of Machos’ (2004) represents the muxes of Juchitán, who occupy the non-binary gender position identifying as neither men nor women. Through analysing these images, this paper explains how still photography represents and contains alternative understandings and expressions of gender. Ókin Frioli’s photographs…

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Bordered Lives: Transgender Portraits from Mexico

A richly evocative collection of photographs by internationally renowned photographer Kike Arnal, Bordered Lives seeks to push back against the transphobic caricatures that have perpetuated discrimination against the transgender community in Mexico. Despite some important advances in recognizing and protecting the rights of its transgender community, including legislation against hate crimes targeting transgender people, discrimination…

Biography Essay Nonfiction Photography

He Said, She Said: Lessons, Stories, and Mistakes from My Transgender Journey

Today, Gigi Gorgeous is beloved for her critically-acclaimed documentary, her outrageous sense of humor, her no-holds-barred honesty, and her glam Hollywood lifestyle. Ten years ago, she was a gawky Canadian teen named Gregory. In He Said, She Said, Gigi brings us on her personal journey from Gregory to Gigi, going deeper than ever before and…