When Tannin’s grandfather dies she is left to deal with his not-inconsiderable debt. Forcibly thrown into a cut-throat world of thievery and intrigue, the last things Tannin expects to have to deal with are wayward princesses and half-forgotten fairy stories. But as she goes looking for answers in her grandfather's old journal, Tannin finds that there is a lot more to her, and to the mysteries surrounding her, than she ever thought possible. CW lots of murder, hanging
On the day a clan of dead mermaids washes up on the shore of her hometown, the unnamed protagonist leaves her home of the City of Smoke and Lights and is taken to the Street of Miracles where she becomes friends with other trans women sex workers. After one of their number is murdered, the protagonist and a number of her new found family form the gang The Lipstick Lacerators and wreak their vengeance on the male visitors to the street. CW: transphobia, transphobic violence (including mentions of murder and rape), self-harm and suicidal ideation
Slag wars is a 4-part reality show where two pornstars known collectively as the "Cock Destroyers" (Sophie Anderson and Rebecca More) look for the next member of their team through a variety of funny and sexy challenges that are more safe-for-work than you would expect. TW: sex work, mentions of transphobia, mentions of homophobia, mentions of homelessness and being kicked out of home, mentions of abuse
On Sunday Sept 30th I participated in my first ever panel at Oz Comic Con. During the panel, a fee friends and I discussed the question "Queerness in Japanese Pop Culture: Authentic or a Fantasy Image?" Up until this point, queerness is never something I've discussed in front of a crowd of people and I …
Pen is sick of trying to live up to everyone's expectations. No she doesn't want to be a boy, but she's not entirely sure she wants to be a girl if that means wearing skirts and just being what everyone wants her to be.
A collection of short stories based around horror and queer desire.
Saffron feels powerless. She is stuck at a school filled with boys whose idea of entertainment is snapping bras and flipping skirts, with a principal whose motto seems to be "boys will be boys." So she can't really be blamed for following Gwen, the older, elegant, takes-no-shit world-walker through a rip in space and into Kena, a world recovering from a civil war where the good guys accidentally put the bad guy on the throne.
The world has been without women since a plague destroyed them decades ago. But then, in the graveyards and the woods, a yellow fungus begins to grow in the shape of the dead women's bodies. They are the Beauty and they will be loved. TW: body horror, sexual violence, dubious consent, abuse, mention of homophobia
It’s Pride month. Congratulations to all us Queer and LGBTQAI+ folk for surviving this long. You’re doing amazing. This Pride, as always, there will be events and protests and all sorts of things that you might want to go to but for some reason can’t. Even if that means you can’t quite bring yourself to …
Janelle Monáe’s new album Dirty Computer dropped today and if you think I haven’t been listening to it on endless repeat then you, my friend, are sorely mistaken and also probably are unaware of how amazing an album it is. Don’t worry, by the end of this review you will be very aware. It has …