Screaming Queens Movie Screening

•September 11, 2012 • Leave a Comment


Screaming Queens

Monday September 17


Screaming Queens is a Documentary about transgenders and transvestites fighting police harassment at Compton’s Cafeteria in San Francisco’s Tenderloin in 1966, three years before the famous riot at Stonewall Inn bar in NYC.

Compton Cafeteria Riot

transwomen and drag queens working in the tenderloin district of San Francisco often took refuge in Gene Compton’s, an after-hours cafeteria. They would buy coffee and stay for hours, temporarily escaping te troubles of the street. After the owner began harassing them with discriminitory policies, the Queens formed an organization named Vanguard to fight for their rights to use the cafeteria. On a hot summer evening, after an unsuccessful picket, the owner summoned police to evict the queens and a riot broke out as they fought back.

Queer Colouring Books

•September 11, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Sometimes the Spoon Runs Away with Another Spoon

Saturday September 15th


Queer Colouring Book: Spoon Runs Away with Another Spoon, Bring your kids and friends who are interested in talking about gender, love and queerness, while sharing tea and colouring in a number of cute queer colouring books.

Presented by Fierce & Fabulous Krew

Tags: Queer | Kid Friendly | Social

MAS Uprising Tale of a Queer Prison Group

•September 11, 2012 • Leave a Comment


Friday September 14th


Men Against Sexism (MAS) was made up of almost entirely queer and trans prisoners. In the 70’s, they successfully changed a whole culture within Walla Walla prison where rape and ownership over queer/trans prisoners went from being a power and status symbol to a reason to fear for your life.

Their work had a ripple effect to all the other prisons in the U.S. Northwest and 10 years later, according to MAS member Ed Mead, there were no more instances of rape within Walla Walla.

This workshop will include a telling of the story of Men Against Sexism from their perspective and look at some of the ways they were able to challenge cultural norms which targeted Queer and Trans prisoners. Followed by a discussion of the methods and tactics they used to keep themselves safe, and how those concepts of self defense could be applied to our modern day struggles as Queer/Trans Communities.

*Trigger Warning: talks about prison rape, queer bashing, sex slavery & child abuse*

Presented by Fierce & Fabulous Krew

Tags: Anarchist | Prison | Speaker

January Letter Writing Night: G20 & Queer/Trans Prisoners

•January 26, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Guelph Anarchist Black Cross & Fierce n’ Fabulous Present:

Letter Writing Night for Prisoners

Tuesday Jan 31st, 2012 @ 5:30-7PM

UC, Room 107, MAP

Guelph Resource Centre for Gender Empowerment and Diversity (GRCGED)
University of Guelph

Featured Prisoners:

Queer/Trans: Chrishaun “CeCe” McDonald is a young African American transgender woman who is charged with two counts of “second degree murder” after an incident that began when she was violently assaulted because of her gender and race.

G20: Robin Henry was the first G20 defendant to be convicted of Two counts of Mischief Over $5000 and One count of Masking with Intent for breaking windows at a Starbucks and Bell Store. Robin served 9 months under strict bail conditions before his sentencing.

In March 2011, Robin was sentenced to one year house arrest, followed by two years probation, a $5000 fine and 300+ community service hours. Robin is currently serving his sentence in London, Ont.

Fabulous New Queer Zines

•January 17, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Fierce & Fabulous has just released 2 news zines to spread insurrectionary queer fervour to the deviant masses, and they cutely enough are looking fabulous. We have been doing the book-fair circuit with the zines but are looking for queermo’s across turtle island who are interested in using them to spread a fierce queer politic in their city.

You can get a copy today by ordering from our deviant comrades, Kersplebedeb: who are distroing our shit.

Or if you have been waiting for awesome looking zines that people are dying to pick up, and trust us, these are hard to ignore, then drop us a line e-mail: We are looking for queers who are interested in getting bulk orders 20+ to distro in your cities, we can offer whole sale prices, we just want people to read them.

Stay tuned in the future for our zine series on Queer Riots in North America, another great way of showing our crews just what queers can do.

Queers Read This

Size: 8 X 6.5″, Colour cover/insert, full bleed, 20 Pages

From the back cover:

Queers Read This is for you when your pissed that our voices are only heard when talking in the “Gay Marriage Debate”. That our only representation on Television is dressing up fashion disasters or planning straight weddings.

Queers Read This is for when you hear chilling statistics like 100% of trans women in U.S. Prisons are sexually assaulted or raped, often by the prison staff. When your furious that the AIDS crisis didn’t “end” in the 90’s and people (read queers) are dying preventable deaths, or that way to many trans folk wind up in jail for “possession of illegal street drugs” when those drugs are the same drugs that a doctor wont prescribe them to help them transition.

Queers Read This is for you when your hoppin’ mad, or when you don’t get why those Queers are so pissed off…

Queers read this is for you…

Queers Read This was distributed originally as a leaflet at the June, 1990 Pride march in New York City.

For the 20th Anniversary of this leaflet, we offer you this piece of our history. The cultural references in this pamphlet are, at times, outdated and U.S. Centric, but the rage is timeless.”

Men Against Sexism

Size: 8 X 4″, Colour cover/insert, full bleed, 20 Pages

From the back cover:

Men Against Sexism was made up of almost entirely queer and trans prisoners. They successfully changed a whole culture within Walla Walla prison where rape and ownership over queer/ trans prisoners went from being a power and status symbol to a reason to fear for your life.

Their work had a ripple effect to all the other prisons in the North West and 10 years later, according to MAS member Ed Mead, there were no more instances of rape within Walla Walla.

Men Against Sexism was a revolutionary queer and trans, poor and racialized group arming themselves with a solid class, gender and race analysis, along with guns, to make prisons safer for queer and trans prisoners from the inside out.

This is their story.

Guelph ABC’s Coming Out!

•September 20, 2011 • Leave a Comment
Fierce n’ Fabulous Presents:

Guelph ABC’s Coming Out Brunch/Spandex Wrestling Fundraiser

in case it wasn’t clear enough, we are queer!

Sunday September 25th, 2011
From 10am till 2PM

In the front yard of 64 Alice St.

Meaty breakfast with Vegan & Gluten Free Options

Tickets before Sunday: E-mail: robinbees(a)

Pay As Much As You Can/Sliding Scale $6-UP donation

At Brunch on Sunday:

Pay As Much As You Can/Sliding Scale $8-UP donation

Facebook Event!

Where does my donation go?

the brunch is fundraising to support members of our community who have to pay $1000 to the courts after volunteering to be sureties to get a friend out of jail. This is the latest in a chain of events targeting Queer/Trans folks in Guelph, Ont. Previously, 3 members of the Fierce & Fabulous Krew were attacked and arrested by University of Guelph police outside of an annual drag show in March 2010. These were targeted arrests of queers. Going after their sureties has been a continued attempt at criminalizing queers.

Menu for the Brunch:


Sausage & eggs with home fries

Vegan/Gluten Free
Scrambled tofu & peppers with home fries

Homemade pancakes with Maple Syrup

Brought to you by:

Fierce n’ Fabulous –

Guelph Anarchist Black Cross –

F n’ F at the Hamilton Anarchist Bookfair

•June 2, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Hamilton Anarchist Bookfair 2011Saturday, June 4th 2011
51 Stuart Street Hamilton, ON
Free Lunch and Free Childcare

The Fierce N’ Fabulous Krew will be at the Hamilton Anarchist Bookfair this Saturday distroin’ our new zines and chatting up the cuties at our table. Stop by to pick up our new release on Revolutionary Queer/Trans Prison Gangs and a re-release of Queers Read This, the classic 90’s text from some fierce angry queers. We will also have a selection of queer interviews on CD and an Audio Zine of Towards the Queerest Insurrection. Click the link to read the bookfairs call out and find out the workshops.

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Speaking at Social Centre meeting

•May 27, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Social Space Poster

This Sunday, A member of the Fierce n’ Fabulous krew will be talking at a discussion about why us queers, and others, need a social space in this city to meet up and organize out of. Come check out the talk, it will be followed by a discussion where people can share why they would be interested in a radical social space and find out how to support a project like this. Details below

What: Guelph Social Space Discussion

Where: Unitarian Congregation(corner of York Rd. & Harris St.)

When: Sunday, May 29th @ 7PM


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Queer Zombie Dance Party

•February 9, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Pop Music & Zombies & Queers,

Oh My!

Fierce & Fabulous Presents:

A Queer Zombie Dance Party in Kitchener

Friday, February 18th @ 9PM

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Trannies and Queers Will NEVER Be “Allies” With The Cops! An Update On The Ottawa Trans Day Of Remembrance.

•November 23, 2010 • Leave a Comment
On this year’s Trans Day of Remembrance (TDOR) a group of about 15 folks walked over to the overpass facing the cop shop, where a “Remember Stonewall?” banner was hung. This banner was hung as a reminder that the Trans Day of Remembrance is about commemorating and celebrating the lives of our friends, families, and lovers. This includes trannies, genderqueers, gender-neutral folks, crossdressers, two-spirited folks, and anyone who’s gender presentation threatens the state, who have resisted to submit to targeted ID checks, arrests, and police brutality, and who have lost their freedom and their lives for doing so. Our Trans Day of Remembrance includes people like Duanna Johnson, who, after resisting police harassment, was brutally beaten by Memphis police. She had been publicly considering suing the cops when she was shot in the head, execution-style, in her own apartment. This trans persyn’s murder, like too many others, is suspicious and remains unsolved.
We want to remember and celebrate all the “gender deviants” who have been forced through the prison-industrial complex, those who’ve survived and those who haven’t. We want to remember and celebrate all the sex workers who have had to confront, and continue to confront, systematic repression on the part of the state and its police, all the while trying to survive in a society that seeks to erase them in one way or another.
We want to remember Stonewall, a few drag queens of colour sparked a general riot of queers and trannies against New York City’s bigoted police. We remember Sex Garage in Montreal. We remember the Compton Cafeteria riots, the people in the streets after Harvey Milk’s murder, and every other explosion of queer rage this society has done its best to forget. We want to remember that any improvement in living conditions we see in our communities today are, at least in part, the result of violent confrontations like these. We want to remember and celebrate the lives of ALL trans folks, including those brutalized, arrested, sexually assaulted, raped, and killed by cops. This includes those who fought back and those who continue to fight back. We want to remember and celebrate the stories of the thousands upon thousands of trannies who have gone unnamed and undocumented, who have survived and fought back against sexual harassment, rape, brutality, and murder – in their streets or in their homes, or while locked up in prisons or holding cells.
Let’s celebrate an unedited theirstory; let’s stop erasing lives.
As was demonstrated by the events at TDOR, the cops are not our friends. Specifically, the Ottawa cops have a recent history of targeted violence and sexual assault against women of colour (police brutality link) and insensitivity to queer-specific issues.
The two folks who were arrested at the TDOR have been released, and they are now in their respective homes. They were released with a variety of conditions, including a non-association with each other, which is a particularly emotionally trying and damaging condition for the state to impose on people who love each other.
When they were arrested, the cops justified it by claiming they were assessing the individuals’ mental health, that they were protecting these individuals by putting them in handcuffs, yanking them around violently, throwing them into the back of an police vehicle… At no time during their arrest, nor while they were being processed, were either of the individuals asked how they identified or what body-type they would prefer to be searched by. One individual was asked to take off their pants in a room with 5 or 6 cops, who were both male- and female-bodied.
Their next court date is December 20th, 2010, at 8:30 am, at 161 Elgin St. Come fill the courtroom and express your disgust with these charges!
We are encouraging folks to put pressure on the cops to drop the charges! Please call 613-236-1222, and express that you want to see the charges against the two individuals arrested at the Trans Day of Remembrance to be dropped.
The two folks arrested would also like to thank everyone (BIG TIME!!!) who came to the police station to protest their arrests, as well as those who were unable to make it but acted in solidarity in other ways. Without this, their arrests would have likely gone unnoticed. This is a strong community. Let’s continue strengthening connections, acting in solidarity with each other, and supporting one another.