Queer Animals

Along with talented illustrator and dear friend, Anja Van Geert, we’ve been hard at work creating this Queer Animals Coloring Zine which is now available to order from the webstore. It’s also available from Indiebound and Microcosm in the USA.

Lesbian lizards, gay orgies of manatees, polyamorous oystercatchers, trans clownfish, bisexual red deer, and masturbating bonobos! This coloring book celebrates the diversity of animals and the way our beautiful queer communities exist far beyond the realms of human culture. So many of us grew up with wildlife programs and school biology classes that never once mention these natural aspects of life on Earth. It was all ‘male meets female, seduces her with his bright feathers or funky dance and they very quickly mate’. The implication has always been that that the whole point of life is to make little baby animals and there was nothing in the great natural world that might challenge the cis-het norms of biologists. This entertaining and educational resource, created by trans woman and ecologist Otter Lieffe, and richly illustrated by Anja Van Geert, liberates this knowledge and helps free us all to express our true selves. 

Working in collaboration with Books Beyond Bars UK and LGBT Books To Prisoners, for every two copies of the zine that were sold, we have sent a solidarity copy to a queer/trans person in prison. – thank you to everyone who pre-ordered!

“We want to acknowledge, and work against, the oppressive functions of the prison system. Our project seeks to shift some control back into the hands of incarcerated people by giving them access to resources of their choosing.” Books Beyond Bars UK

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Zine News:

  • May 2021: Queer Animals is currently being featured in the Swiss Natural History Museum in a Queer Ecology exhibit !

(Photo: Milena, Queer Books)

  • Queer Animals ist jetzt erhältlich bei Trans*fabel in Berlin!