Prism Comics is a 501c non-profit organization that promotes awareness of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender creators, stories, characters, and readers in the comics industry. It does this through informational booths and programming at comic conventions, print and online guides to LGBT creators and comics, and the annual Queer Press Grant to assist publication of new LGBT-themed work.
ALPHABET was born from a scrappy little non profit that promotes LGBTQAI comics. Every year Prism Comics gives out the Queer Press Grant, but we thought we could do so much more. The Prism Comics Queer Press Grant is an annual financial grant that helps queer comics creators self publish their graphic novels, web comics, and zines. The grant is awarded to one creator, but many talented queer cartoonists apply every year. ALPHABET showcases these artists in a big sexy hard back anthology, giving them a well deserved boost to their comics careers.
ALPHABET is edited by Prism Queer Grant Chair Jon Macy (Fearful Hunter) and Prism Treasurer and Stacked Deck Press Publisher Tara Avery. This is Stacked Deck Press’s debut publication.
From confessional, personal accounts to erotic flights of fancy to undersea identity politics, this collection of comics invites the reader to step outside of the categories and explore the wild and wonderful uncharted territory between “gay” and “straight”. Winner of the Bisexual Book Award for Bisexual Non-Fiction, and included on the American Library Association’s Over the Rainbow Project book list for 2014!
LABTF is a non-profit that promotes education, advocacy, and cultural enrichment for the bisexual, pansexual, and fluid communities in Greater LA.
The Los Angeles Bi Task Force (LABTF) was founded in 2008 and is a 501(c)3 organization that promotes education, advocacy, and cultural enrichment for the bisexual, fluid, and pansexual communities in the Greater Los Angeles Area as well as aims to develop a future bi resource center.
Signature LABTF events include educational workshops and panels, visibility at Pride events, the annual bi arts fest to honor Celebrate Bisexuality Day, and the Bi Leaders Holiday Party.
Phone (323) 860-5837
Website for comics, sketches and thoughts by T. Avery.
Find Gooch here.
The following songs were written in Atlanta, Los Angeles and on the road, and recorded in Koreatown with Garrison Starr.
Come with Me –
I wrote this song to honor my own past as a sex worker, and to bring love and caring to a profession that is often misunderstood and vilified. It’s what Mary Magdelene would have said to Jesus and vice versa.
Ron’s Got a DUI –
My favorite love song to all the gay men I have loved and now miss – for a generation of beautiful people we have lost to AIDS – it’s a tribute and an anthem to love and loss.
Moran and Miiri – I also wrote this song on my own, which is about Korean names and 60s immigration. I did some shows with Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche and his wife’s name is Miiri which is close to my Korean name Moran. This track was also produced in LA by Garrison Starr.
Daddy I Miss You –
A song for fathers, mine and everyone’s.
Georgia Sky –
My only true hate song, as complex and thunderous and overwhelming as love can be, so is hate.
Fat Pussy –
My fat pride anthem, which is a glorious and joyous celebration of my body and all female fatness – a love song to my fat.
Beautiful in L.A. –
I have always wanted to cover this song, by the amazing Garrison Starr, and she helped me to reinvent it with her stellar production. It’s got a real dark swing, bringing in the film noir history of LA into the light.
Anna Nicole –
This is a wonderful collaboration with Garrison Starr and it’s a requiem for Anna Nicole Smith that is as beautiful and quirky as she was. It’s my version of Candle in the wind, and about the archetype of someone who is too good for this world that exists in all of us.
Gentleman Jim – I wrote this one on my own when I was in Altanta and recorded with Garrison Starr in Los Angeles. Garrison produced the track. I wanted an old fashioned country track with lap steel and a rise then a descent in the melody. It’s kind of a longer 70s country fantasy song, something you could sing on Hee Haw.
Topaz – is by Edward Herda with my lyrics. I met a young sessions saxophone player in Austin named Topaz. He lived in a gold trailer and he was just perfectly a song in human form. Production again by Garrison Starr in Los Angeles.
I Wanna Kill My Rapist –
I wanted to have a song that expressed cathartic rage, with the purpose of murdering the memory of sexual abuse so it stops hurting the one who remembers. It’s an anthem to healing and the power of anger.
We So Worry –
I wrote this song with the wonderful artist Bitch for my parents, and they sing on it! They were extremely nervous, but they are also musicians and complete showbiz professionals so of course they did a great job. This was written and recorded in LA at Ben Lee’s studio
Margaret is set to make several tv appearances including Late Night with Seth Meyers and Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on May 18 and The View on May 19. In addition, you can catch Margaret as special co-host on “Fashion Police” on E! throughout the 2016 season.
Margaret will also continue to tour with her ever evolving stand-up comedy show throughout 2016 where she typically performs a few songs at the end of her sets. She will continue to tackle difficult subjects with sensitivity and razor sharp insight. A pioneer amongst women in comedy, Margaret doesn’t take anything for granted. “It’s a wonderful thing to be known as a ‘safe haven’ for people who feel disenfranchised. The audience at my shows don’t necessarily consider themselves traditional comedy fans. I seem to be a secure alternative for people who don’t think they’re being represented in society. They come because my point of view satisfies a lot of what needs to be said out there, and that makes me really proud.”
(music provided by Honeybird)