Queer Animals

Queer Animals Coloring zine by author of trans speculative fiction, Kes Otter Lieffe. Illustrated by Anja Van Geert. This coloring zine celebrates the diversity of animals and our beautiful queer communities.

Lesbian lizards, gay giraffes, sex-changing clownfish and masturbating bonobos! This colouring zine 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 programmes 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 Kes Otter Lieffe, and richly illustrated by Anja Van Geert, liberates this knowledge and helps free us all to express our true selves. 

Kes Otter Lieffe is also an author of trans speculative fiction novels and writes articles about queer ecology, class and gender.

Get your copy of Queer Animals

The zine is also available from Indiebound and Microcosm in the USA. Bookstores in Europe can order from Turnaround.

Zine News:

Queer Animals has an Instagram!

  • ‘Queer Animals’ ist jetzt erhältlich bei Trans*fabel in Berlin!
  • Working in collaboration with Books Beyond Bars UK, for every two copies of the zine that were pre-ordered, we sent a solidarity copy to a queer/trans person in prison. – thank you to everyone who pre-ordered!