Looking for a gift for your queer animal loving friends?
Lesbian gulls, intersex grizzly bears, gay orgies of manatees, trans clownfish, binary-smashing lichens, sex-changing willow trees, and asexual naked mole rats! Queerness is everywhere in the natural world.
This 128 page coloring book celebrates the diversity of animals, plants, fungi, lichen, and coral as we explore some of the ways our beautiful queer communities exist far beyond the realms of human culture.
Bring your brightest colors to learn about and befriend some of the most colorful characters in nature. This entertaining and educational resource was created by trans author and ecologist Kes Otter Lieffe. This book is richly illustrated by Anja Van Geert.
Now available to order in bookstores worldwide (through Turnaround) or directly from the publisher:
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Lesbian lizards, gay giraffes, bisexual red deer and sex-changing clownfish. This colouring book celebrates the diversity of animals. We explore some of the ways in which our beautiful queer communities exist far beyond the realms of human culture.
Asexual dandelions, sex-changing willows, boundary-smashing lichens and a fungus with over 20,000 sexes (kind of).
This colouring book celebrates the beautiful queerness that exists even in the places we least expect.
€1 or £1 from the sale of each copy of Queer Animals (the Flamingo edition) and Queer Plants will be donated to Solidarity Apothecary, materially supporting revolutionary struggles and communities with plant medicines to strengthen collective autonomy, self-defence and resilience to climate change, capitalism and state violence.
And here are some other great resources on Queer Animals:
Queer Animals are Everywhere. Science is finally catching on (Washington Post) – This article by animal studies graduate student Eliot Schrefer highlights a recent surge in scholarship on same-sex animal behaviour.
Homosexual behavior in animals (Wikipedia) – How many species of animals are gay? How common is homosexuality in (non-human) nature?
10 animal species that show how being gay is natural (DW) – 10 of the gayest animals, from giraffes to lions to albatrosses.