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Queer & Trans Zine Reading: NYC Feminist Zinefest 

October 12, 2019 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM


NYC-based zine and comics creators – – JB Brager (My Gender is Saturn Return), Cassandra Leveille, J Hansen (Queerly Sober), Quinn Milton (The Pope is Trans), Zefyr Lisowski & Charles Theonia (Femmescapes), and Ximena Izquierdo – – will read from their work, a spectacle of queer visions and reckless imagination.


NYC Feminist Zinefest was started in 2012 by Elvis Bakaitis and Kate Angell, as a way to showcase the works of feminist-aligned creators and marginalized voices. FZF is one of the city’s largest and longest running zine events, and will be held in March 2020.

Cassandra Leveille has been contributing to zines since 2012, including hoaxOn Struggling and Jealouzine. Cassandra has also authored two zines of her own, Secondhand Emotion, a zine about the politics of attraction under late capitalism, and CUT, a zine about shaving her head and the politics of black hair in 2018. She is currently working on a compilation zine on how care work functions as a superpower, the final zine in the Secondhand Emotion series, and a zine called Fictive Kinships on the traumas wrought by 2016.
J Henry Hansen is a writer, performer, queer + sober traveler, activist and ordained minister whose adventures are chronicled on the Queerly Sober blog. J  recently wrote and performed in the solo show, “The Escape Artist”.
Zefyr Lisowski is a femme sun/femme moon/futch rising living in New York. She’s a poetry co-editor at Apogee Journal, a 2019 Tin House Summer Workshop attendee, and the author of Blood Box (Black Lawrence Press 2019); more information online @zefrrrrrrr and at
Charles Theonia is a poet from Brooklyn, where they’re at work externalizing interior femme landscapes. They’re the author of art book Saw Palmettos, on hormones, community, and the brain-time continuum (Container, 2018), and chapbook Which One Is the Bridge (Topside Press, 2015). With ray ferriera and Abigail Lloyd, they edit Femmescapes, a magazine of queer and trans affinities with femmeness.

Rainbow Book Fair











The Queer & Trans Zine Reading is part of the 10th Annual New York Rainbow Book Fair 2019, taking place on the first and third floors of

The LGBT Community Center
208 West 13th Street
NY, NY 10011

From noon to 6 PM on Saturday, October 12, 2019





October 12, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM


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