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New Release: Papa Bear – Alex Silver

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QSFer Alex Silver has a new M/X paranormal romance out: Papa Bear. Raising a kid on my own wasn’t the plan. Then again, neither was falling for the first shifter I allowed to get close to me after my ex left me with a newborn. I’ve always been a solitary bear, and that suits me fine. Until a remodel at the zoo where I work showing off my shifted form to an admiring crowd turns everything upside down. Bramble moves into my habitat and after a rocky start, he worms his way into my heart. My daughter, Myra, is my … Read more

Defining Genderqueer

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Many genderqueer people have different explanations of what the term means to them. But, in the general sense, genderqueer is a gender identity that falls outside the categories of male and female. Some may define it as their gender belonging somewhere in the middle of the gender binary, while others are beyond the binary completely. The origins of the word “genderqueer” are unclear, although it is believed to have been used as early as the 1980s during the rise of queer zine culture. Back then, queer writers and activists were challenging the notions of gender and wanted a term that … Read more

New Racing Game Forza Horizon Adding Pronoun Options

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Forza Horizon 5, the next entry in the Xbox exclusive racing series, will include pronoun options in its character customiser. The game was revealed at the Xbox E3 showcase, though further details have been uncovered in an FAQ on the game’s website. Various new modes will be included in the game, such as the EventLab to create your own races and a story campaign. Most interesting is not just car customisation, but player character customisation. The character customiser has been “improved to provide players with a more diverse cast of selectable characters” reads the FAQ. Full Story from Pink News

Half of Our Trans Kids Contemplated Suicide Last Year

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OK, this isn’t a typical QSF story. But so many of our members are trans or non-binary or gender-fluid or genderqueer. Take a moment to read this, and reach out to your friends to tell them you love them EXACTLY AS THEY ARE. From LGBTQ Nation: The Trevor Project’s latest National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health found some troubling results: nearly half of the youth they surveyed considered taking their own lives in the last year. More than half of transgender and nonbinary youth considered doing so as well. That is undoubtedly due in part, to the record number … Read more

REVIEW: Dali – E.M. Hamill

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Genre: Sci-Fi. Space Opera LGBTQ+ Category: Genderfluid, Genderqueer. Non-Binary, Intersex Reviewer: Devon Get It On Amazon About The Book Dalí Tamareia has everything—a young family and a promising career as an Ambassador in the Sol Fed Diplomatic Corps. Dalí’s path as a peacemaker seems clear, but when their loved ones are killed in a terrorist attack, grief sends the genderfluid changeling into a spiral of self-destruction. Fragile Sol Fed balances on the brink of war with a plundering alien race. Their skills with galactic relations are desperately needed to broker a protective alliance, but in mourning, Dalí no longer cares, … Read more

Deaf Genderqueer Actor Lands DC Superhero gig

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Deaf, genderqueer actor and model Chella Man has been cast as Jericho in DC Universe’s series “Titans.” Jericho is the son of villain Deathstroke, played by Esai Morales in the series. After Jericho’s vocal chords are severed during his kidnapping, he now communicates through sign language and can control people’s bodies and voices through eye contact.  Man’s previous acting credits include “NYPD Blue,” “How To Get Away With Murder” and “Ozark.” He announced the role on Instagram writing; “As a trans, Deaf, Jewish person of color, I have always reminded myself of the power in my differences. It is a … Read more