Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Interviewees & their amazing projects and organizations

San Francisco, CA

Amanda Piasecki (bio page)
Fiercely fabulous sound artist, technology guerrilla, sculptural baker, trumpet player, writer, and queer body autonomist. Read the bio page for more information on her work and art.

Julia Serano (bio page)
Kick ass Oakland based trans woman activist, writer, musician, and spoken word artist. Check out the bio page for lots more about her and all the cool things she's up to.

San Francisco Trans March!
The Trans March began in 2004 and has been going strong since. If you want to be a part of this yearly event check out the website or go to the march in June. It's always on the Friday during Pride Weekend.
Sam Davis, organizer

Spectrum, Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bi, and Transgender Concerns
Spectrum's mission is to strengthen, mobilize, and serve lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning people, and promote acceptance, understanding, and full inclusion in Marin County and the North Bay.

New York City, NY

Right Rides (about us page)
The RightRides program offers women, transpeople and gender queer individuals a free, late-night ride home to insure their safe commute to or through high-risk areas. Along with this service they offer walking escorts for any one who doesn't want to walk alone.
The mission of RightRides For Women’s Safety, Inc. is to reduce the risk of harassment and sexual assault by community organizing, offering direct service programs, plus fostering greater safety awareness and individual empowerment in our related educational programs.

Oraia, co-founder

Size Queen Zine
A zine for queen size queers and our loyal subjects
Size Queen is actually based out of the West Coast I believe but I met up with one of the creators, Max in NYC at The Fat Girl Flea Market

Boston, MA

Gender Talk: Web Radio and Transgender Resources
GenderTalk is the leading worldwide weekly radio program that talks about transgenderism in the first person. Each week we present news, information, and exciting new voices that challenge our traditional view of gender -- and more.
Nancy Nangeroni and Gordene O. MacKenzie

Gender Crash (about page)
Spoken word and performance event held 2nd Thursday every month Spontaneous Celebrations 45 Danforth St, Jamaica Plain. For poets/spoken wordsters/literary geeks/journal writers/queers/transgender/gender queers
Gunner Scott

Washington, DC

Gender Public Advocacy Coalition
The Gender Public Advocacy Coalition (GenderPAC) works to ensure that children can reach their potential without barriers imposed by stereotypes, every person has an equal chance to pursue their career and succeed in the workplace without discrimination, and schools and communities are safe places to learn, grow, and succeed.
GenderPAC also promotes the understanding of the connection between discrimination based on gender stereotypes and sex, sexual orientation, age, race, and class.

Brittney Hoffman & Tyrone Hanley, Youth Program Coordinators
Erica Kagan, Campus Organizer (NYC based)

Different Avenues
Different Avenues is a tax-exempt, non-profit agency located in northwestern Washington, DC. We provide services to youth and young adults, ages 12 to 30 years, who are homeless or living in insecure housing. Many of our clients are transgendered, gay, lesbian or bisexual. We also help youth who themselves are parents, as well as parents of youth. We work with people who engage in street survival strategies, including sex for favors.
Darby Hickey, Program Coordinator

Asheville, NC

Hope & Anchor
Sweet music by 3 fabulous people

A group of folks, trans, queer, and otherwise, who meet weekly to address issues they find relevant to their lives. They are dedicated to ending socially-enforced non-consensual gender tyranny.

The ever so amazing, Ashevegas Outlaws!
The Ashevegas Outlaws is Asheville's very own drag troupe of wonders. Their shows are not to be missed!

Cuntry Kings
The Cuntry Kings fashion feminist anti-racist drag performance from the raw material of pop culture, Southern queer experience, and national disgrace. The fifteen-member troupe is based in Durham, North Carolina , but has been spotted strutting on stages across the US and Western Europe. Blending an intersectional analysis of oppression with campy Broadway choreography, their cuntry cookin' is sure to satisfy.
I'm sure you noticed, The Cuntry Kings are actually out of Durham, NC but one of the kings, Amy, who I interviewed used to be apart of this group but now lives in Asheville, NC and performs with the Ashvegas Outlaws

Atlanta, GA

The Femme Mafia
Atlanta-based progressive, edgy organization of self-identified femmes open to all genders and sexual orientations that seeks to foster connections between femmes, reinforce femme identity and provide members with the occasion to bask in their own fierce fabulousness and the fabulousness of others.
Rachael, Founder
Christina and Andrea, Mafia Femmes

Men Stopping Violence
A social change organization dedicated to ending men's violence against women.
Dick Bathrick, Director of Programs
Shelley Serdahely, Executive Director
John Tramel, Instructor/Trainer

Charis Circle
A nonprofit organization that fosters inclusive community, independent thought and expression, self-directed personal transformation, and collective action toward wholeness in the world.
Moya Bailey, Board of Directors


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