C is for consent, cisgender, Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same, Cliteracy,comics, and coming out!
Consent is a fully affirmative and freely given “yes!” (you can print out the zine Let’s Talk About Consent Baby for free here)
Cisgender refers to individuals who identify with the gender prescribed to the sex they were assigned at birth.
Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same (2012) – “A hilarious date movie for couples of all orientations. Tongue firmly in cheek, Madeleine Olnek’s lesbian sci-fi comedy lovingly spoofs the black-and-white B-movies of yesteryear. Sure to become a staple of festival midnight-movie programs” –Justin Lowe, Hollywood Reporter (watch the trailer here)
Cliteracy is a mixed-media educational art project about the clit by Sophia Wallace that can viewed here.
comics are a “sequence of drawings” that accompany a narrative. Popular American comic series historically feature LGBTQIA+ characters and examine politics of difference in a way that speaks to queer subculture. Here is a cool video about sexuality and gender in comics!
coming out of the closet is the act of revealing one’s identity as anything other than heterosexual. Darkmatter asks: “… what does it mean to make the onus of liberation on the individual (you! come out!) versus the system (you! eradicate the closet!)?…what does it mean to compel people to come out when we do not have the infrastructure to support them (homeless shelters, radical foster care, finances, emotional support, jobs, etc.)?” Read the rest of this post here.