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Trans Justice and AIDS Activism Zine! Call for Submissions:

As a gender-non-conforming person of color, I’ve found that there are very few published
works by and for members of my community about AIDS activism and trans justice. Whether we’re struggling for trans justice and against the stigmatization and criminalization of HIV/AIDS in non-profits, prisons, community centers, shelters, unfunded collectives, immigrant detention centers, on the street or in the clinic, we all have stories that we can share and experiences we learn from and organize around. Through this zine, I’d like to share our resources, experiences, activism, political analysis, ways of surviving and expressing ourselves, ways we care for one another, in hopes of making our stories more visible and supporting one another.

I’d greatly appreciate contributions!

What is a “zine”? A zine is a collaborative “do it yourself” magazine project that uses original work. Here is an example of a individual artists pages from a transformative justice zine (www.transformativejusticezine.org):









Submissions can be any type of print media! Feel free to decorate your writing (poetry, articles and stories) with fabulous expressions of your art (collage, painting, photography and drawing)! Your submission is all about your fabulously creative artistic vision!
Submission Guideline: 2,000 word limit
Deadline: November 30, 2010 NEW DEADLINE: April 1, 2011!

Topics can be any of the following, or any another topic that you feel is related:
• Trans Justice
• AIDS Activism
• The Prison Industrial Complex
• Criminalization of HIV/AIDS
• Survival and Resiliency
• Resisting Invisibility

Also, please let me know what feels safe for you in terms of how you would like to be credited (by name, anonymous, initials, alternate name, etc). The zine will be published and copies will be sent out December 2010!

Please send submissions to:
Che Gossett
Hearts on a Wire
PO Box 36831
Philadelphia, PA 19107


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