Monthly Archives: April 2012

A brief note

In the next coming days, Just a Bit Radical’s editor-in-chief will be taking a leave to mourn the loss of her grandmother. Our patience for your understanding if there is a delay in getting back to your inquiry.

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What You’ll Find in Issue Two of Just a Bit Radical!

What You’ll Find in Issue Two of Just a Bit Radical

Just a Bit Radical (http://www.facebook.com/justabitradicalmag) is an LGBTQ+ ‘zine by the people for the people, so to speak. We encompass every letter of the Alphabet, and here’s some things you can look forward to in our second issue:

http://www.facebook.com/MetroSam the lovely and talented Sam is going to be doing an interview for us in issue two of Just a Bit Radical. Excited? So are we! ♥ ♥ You might know Sam from his amazing Genderbread Person that went viral here on Tumblr: http://bit.ly/IsnrcO

Also, an interview with April Ashley, an amazing woman and a pioneer of MtF/trans* rights. We’re so humbled to be speaking to her, we can’t even begin to tell you all. If you want to learn more about April before the ‘zine goes live, visit— http://www.april-ashley.com/

We’re also going to be talking with the founder of the Genderreel Film Festival, a trans*/gender-variant/etc. film fest in Philadelphia. http://genderreelfest.com/?page_id=32 — Know some filmmakers that have made a work about trans* issues? They’re looking for submissions, so drop it like it’s hot!

Want to help us out? Donate to our Kickstarter, it’s down to the wire with 15 days left! If 450 people donated $10.00 we’d reach our goal! http://kck.st/zstOcs

We’re looking forward to being a voice for not only trans* people but everyone under the umbrella and our allies, too! ❤

xoxo—Kiran

We blog, but can we make things happen? My plea.

We blog, but can we make things happen? My plea..

Huge thanks to my friend and fellow LGBTQ activist The Pink Agendist for getting the word our about our cause.

Have *you* donated yet? 🙂

Help us get our magazine funded to suppo

Help us get our magazine funded to support #lgbtq youth http://kck.st/zstOcs via @kickstarter SIXTEEN DAYS LEFT! Let’s make it happen!!!

Just a Bit Radical on Kickstarter

19 days, yes I said NINETEEN–to get Just a Bit Radical funded. Please donate if you can, or reblog this post to help us spread awareness. We have a long way to go, but we’ve seen some Kickstarter miracles and we’d like to be one of them.

Help us give queer youth a much needed voice! Donate and spread the word today!

 

I Was Promised a Pony!

This blog is dedicated to trans*, bigender, and gender-variant youth.

24 days left!! Let’s get #jabr kickstar

24 days left!! Let’s get #jabr kickstarted! Donate to our @kickstarter today and help us support #lqueeryouth #teamjabr http://ow.ly/ahMZp

24 days left!! Let’s get #jabr kickstar

24 days left!! Let’s get #jabr kickstarted!! Donate to our @kickstarter today and help us support #lqueeryouth #teamjabr http://ow.ly/ahMZp

Just a Bit Radical – Press Release

JABR

For Immediate Release

LGBT YOUTH SUICIDES POINT TO A LACK OF VOICE

New Publication Will Give Vulnerable Population A Way to Be Heard

According to statistics provided by the Youth Suicide Prevention Program, over 50 percent of trans* individuals will attempt suicide before they turn 20. Just a Bit Radical magazine editor and founder Catherine Oliver believes that having a publication to read or contribute to, where youth voices are heard and respected, can help make a difference in these numbers. JABR hopes to provide lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQQIA) youth and their allies ages 13 to 30 with a publication that discusses ideas and issues that are important to them.

“I decided to start Just a Bit Radical because I was tired of seeing the suicides of LGBT youth every time I turned around,” says Oliver. “I was tired of seeing every magazine only cater to one part of the LGBT spectrum and never include youth. I also am alarmed at the lack of transgender representation in print. Being genderqueer myself, I think that having a positive trans* voice in print and digital media is important. Transgender, gender-nonconforming, and gender-variant kids need to know there are others like them. In the media they should be portrayed normally, just like everyone else. Just a Bit Radical is designed to be that place, just as its name states, a little radical—forward-thinking, bold, and edgy.”

Just a Bit Radical is a submission-based, non-content-censoring publication for LGBTQQIA youth and their allies. Founded in 2012, the magazine strives to increase positive awareness of LGBTQQIA youth in media and in print. The team includes Catherine Oliver, art director A. Elizabeth Yeterian, in-house cartoonist Juli Meyers, and graphic designer April French.

If you would like more information on our project’s goals and mission, or you would like to contribute, please visit: http://kck.st/zstOcs or email Catherine Oliver at justabitradical@gmail.com.