CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: GAY CONSENT ZINE

Hey! We are two radical gay men who have come together to put together a zine about consent as it relates to sex between men. Although there is an exciting and growing body of writing about consent in queer and non-queer contexts, we have identified a disheartening lack of resources or perspectives about the particular complexities of negotiating sex and consent with gay men, queer men, and other men who have sex with men.

Although we know our zine won’t be exhaustive, we hope that by inviting more voices to contribute we can create a more useful document to share with our community and beyond.

Thus we are seeking submissions of all kinds, but primarily writing, that considers the question of consent. We encourage all cis and trans* gay men, queer men, and men who have sex with men to submit stories, practices, questions, essays, musings, poems, and whatever else about this issue.

Feel free to write about anything you’d like to that you think is relevant! However, we have come up with a few topics and questions that we are curious about:

— verbal vs. non verbal consent
— discretion, the closet, and consent
— public touching, unwelcome touching
— HIV and consent
— consent and oppression, consent and privilege, consent and race, class, ability, etc.
— how does public cruising affect the use of consent?
— how does the internet affect the use of consent?
— how does sexual health affect consent?
— what is the relationship between the history of cruising and the current use of consent?
— what is the connection between sex positivity and the use of consent?
— how does actively talking about consent interact with some cultures of promiscuity or hooking up?

If you’d like to submit something, or have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us at eric.levitt123@gmail.com (Eric) or jvalelly@gmail.com (Jonathan). The deadline for submissions is Sept. 30, 2014.

Please distribute this call far and wide!

PS If you have been tagged in this and don’t feel comfortable with it, feel free to untag yourself or reach out to us to do so.

globeandmale:

he could have been a poet

1. good city (jason mccrimmon)
2. apistat commander (xiu xiu)
3. dancing on my own (robyn)
4. take ecstasy with me (the magnetic fields)
5. yr million sweetnesses (diane cluck)
6. holocaust (big star)
7. barbara allen (traditional)
8. stone and sticks (holy haunted head)
9. unravel (bjork)
10. running scared (roy orbison)

he could have been a fool

1. i found a reason / then he kissed me (the velvet underground / the crystals)
2. shatter (liz phair)
3. yr woman (white town)
4. a higher power (jens lekman)
5. i was a stranger (smog)
6. silk beetle, this is mine (sarah d.)
7. asking for it (hole)
8. still ill (the smiths)
9. losing a whole year (third eye blind)
10. in grief (shelby sifers)

in my depression, i took comfort in the words of others and made a covers album, or rather, finished one that i started a long time ago. it’s really long because depression depression so i broke it up into a double-album (what?). you can listen to it over here if you want; it’s PWYC but all donations will be going towards the creation of my next record, “the decline of stupid fucking western civilization,” which i plan to release next year.

(via holy-scraps)

If you wundrin where I been…

Eternally sprung

eternally tender

Swatty fags in da house

anthonymaloneisalive:

A typical evening at Chaps

morestitches:

Well I went and did it..

Sphincter



 Allen Ginsberg

I hope my good old asshole holds out
60 years it’s been mostly OK
Tho in Bolivia a fissure operation
survived the altiplano hospital—
a little blood, no polyps, occasionally
a small hemorrhoid
active, eager, receptive to phallus
coke bottle, candle, carrot
banana & fingers—
Now AIDS makes it shy, but still
eager to serve—
out with the dumps, in with the condom’d
orgasmic friend—
still rubbery muscular,
unashamed wide open for joy
But another 20 years who knows,
old folks got troubles everywhere—
necks, prostates, stomachs, joints—
Hope the old hole stays young
till death, relax


March 15, 1986

(via blueklectic)

Me at the faerie gathering this past weekend

diorpaint:

GIRLS REBLOG THIS if your CUTE AND CHUBBY - Lil B

(via bodyland)

Am I a siren doe?