Femina Potens presents: Rock Out w/o yr Cock Out
a benefit for Camp Trans
Edinburgh Castle (950 Geary @ Polk St) 

San Francisco, CA
June 30th 9 pm

Lipstick Conspiracy
Charlie Anders
Hope and Anchor
Storm Florez
presented by National Queer Art Festival and SF Pride

















June 10, 2006 

For more information, contact:

Julia Serano

[email protected]


Writing the Wrongs of Michigan:

The 4th Annual GenderEnders Camp Trans Benefit!

San Francisco, CA  - For the fourth consecutive year, the transgender/intersex/genderqueer performance series GenderEnders is hosting a benefit for the trans-activist organization Camp Trans: 

Wednesday, July 5th

at Femina Potens Gallery

465 South Van Ness @ 16th St

Mission District, San Francisco, CA

8pm, $5-15 (sliding scale)

all proceeds to benefit Camp Trans 

This year, the show features six of the San Francisco Bay Area’s finest women writers: 

Lisa Jervis – co-founder of Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture and editor at large of LiP: Informed Revolt.  

Thea Hillman – activist and author of Depending on the Light and the forthcoming book For Lack of a Better Word (to be published by Suspect Thoughts Press in 2006).  

Charlie Anders – publisher of other magazine and author of the novel Choir Boy, which is a finalist for both the Lambda Literary Award and the Edmund White Debut Fiction Award. 

Tara Jepsen – co-host of the monthly queer open mic “Best of the Bay” winner, “K’vetch” and former member of Sister Spit. 

Tina Butcher – founder and artistic director of Femina Potens and published writer for such magazines as On Our Backs, Bitch, Herbivore, Fault Lines, SuicideGirls.com, and Girlfriends Magazine.  

Julia Serano – writer and spoken word artist whose work will appear in the forthcoming Bitch MagazineFeminine Wiles (to be published by Seal Press in 2007). 
anthology and her own book

In addition to this amazing line-up of writers, there will be drag performances and a plethora of wonderful prizes to be raffled away – it will be an amazing night of words, fun and fundraising that you won’t want to miss!  

All proceeds from the benefit will go directly to Camp Trans, the annual gathering of transgender people and their allies in Michigan with the intent of: 1) Protesting the exclusion of trans women from women-only spaces, most notably the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival; 2) Building a trans-inclusive community that is welcoming and safe for all; 3) Empowering the next generation of activists to fight for trans issues locally through organizer trainings, workshops, and leadership development; and 4) Advocating for the inclusion of trans issues in progressive, queer, and feminist movements by building coalitions with supportive organizations and bringing attention to local campaigns.  This year’s Camp Trans takes place from August 8th-14th – for more info, check out: http://camp-trans.org/ 

For more info about Femina Potens, check out http://www.feminapotens.com  

For more info about GenderEnders, check out http://www.genderenders.com  

For more info about the benefit show, contact:

Julia Serano

[email protected]