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LGBTQ* Games You May Have Missed
Dysphoria in Flash Mode?
(follow text from Queerty’s Flashbot)
Trans activist and gamer Anna Anthropy (a.k.a. Auntie Pixilante) has created a flash-based game that embodies her early experiences on hormones. Taking elements from classic games like “Tetris,” “Dys4ia” allows players navigate through various screens where they try to deflect hate speech, dodge embarrassment and defeat other obstacles.
Dys4ia is the story of the last six months of my life: when I made the decision to start hormone replacement therapy and began taking estrogen. I wanted to catalog all the frustrations of the experience and maybe create an “It Gets Better” for other trans women. When I started working on the game, though, I didn’t know whether it did get better. I was in the middle of the shit detailed in level 3 of the game, and at the time I had no idea what the ending would be; it was hard to envision a happy ending.
Thanks PoetCael for sharing this site with the KNOWhomo family
LGBTQ* Nonfiction to Keep on Your Radar
Trans/Love edited by Morty Diamond
Exploring the crossroads of gender and sexuality, Trans/Love: Radical Sex, Love & Relationships Beyond the Gender Binary offers unusually engaging narratives that create a raw and honest depiction of dating, sex, love, and relationships among members of the gender variant community. FTM, MTF, thirdgender, genderqueer, and other non-traditional identities beyond the gender binary of traditional male and female are included in this often heartwarming, occasionally heartbreaking, always heartfelt groundbreaking anthology. From monogamous love and marriage to anonymous sex and one-night hook-ups (and everything in between), these stories offer readers insight into the precarious emotional and practical mechanics of intimacy among gender-variant experiences. (from Amazon.com)
Read a personal review/reflection from Lesbelib’s Exploring Gender writer, Cael, HERE.
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