Well, minus the filler text, but still! We’re excited!
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 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!
Another thing you’ll be seeing are Q&A’s from http://www.wearetheyouth.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/mytransgression …If you know someone who wants to write an article or submit artwork/photography to us, let us know! Submissions for issue two are open until August!
An interview we did with GenderReel film festival, whom you’ll be hearing from in issue two of JABR.
JABR’s website goes live at the end of the month! The ‘zine will also be available for digital purchase and print-on-demand at that time! Yay!! Thank you all for the support, time, PR, shoutouts, donations, and love! We’re so excited to be bringing the ‘zine to you soon!
Donate to our Kickstarter today, and help us spread the word!
Thank you for all the support!
Just a Bit Radical talks to Kisareth Studios (http://www.kisarethstudios.com/#) very own CEO about their amazing GLBTQ characters and inclusive storylines, in their flagship title for Xbox and PC! So excited!
The upcoming sequel to their first game is set to be wonderful, with new art, new music—And even more of the characters fans of the series know and love. We hope to touch on what makes GLBTQ visibility important in gaming, and many other issues!
I don’t want to break anyone’s bank. I’m broke, and so are a lot of other people. I know it’s tough for everyone. That being said, Just a Bit Radical is going to be available in every digital format I can get my hands on—And print issues will be available on demand.
The ‘zine is going to be $2.00 USD per issue, digital. $7.00 USD for a subscription gets you all four of this year’s ‘zines. Two bucks. You can’t buy a coffee for $2.00 these days. I know people think I’m crazy. The fact is…I’m not doing this to get rich. I’m doing it because there is a basic, fundamental need to get this content to as many people as possible. Selling the ‘zine for $2.00 ensures that just about anyone can afford it. If someone wants a printed copy because they don’t have access to a computer—I’ll cross that bridge when I get to it. For now I stand by digital download.
People need and want this kind of publication. I’m not going to lie to you guys, we got our first Q&A article back yesterday—And it’s amazing. I can’t even begin to tell you how wonderful it is. We have some quality, top-notch things that I can’t wait to show you all.
Stick with us. We’re just getting started.
—Everyone at Just a Bit Radical
Are you a member of the GLBTQ spectrum, or a straight ally? Do you want to get your voice heard on topics such as advocacy, sex, gender identity, stereotypes, GLBTQ youth in mainstream media, and more? Just a Bit Radical is looking for submissions that fall into their first theme: ‘Silence’ Whether you submit a piece of artwork, an article, or a poem–It’s all welcome.
The zine will be published monthly online, and quarterly in print to the New England area.
For some ideas:
How has the media ignored GLBTQ youth today?
If we don’t come out, who will?
How non conformist gender identities are ignored and made to feel invisible by society
Why speaking out can save lives
What I wish I could say to _________
Draw an image that represents GLBTQ silence to you
The world is your oyster!!
Please email submissions to: justabitradical@ gmail dot com.
Submission Deadline: 4/15/2012