Come Out Fighting is a new zine for men who have sex with men about sex, their bodies and issues affecting them
Act Up Dublin, the Irish capital’s chapter of the international social movement organisation, will launch a new zine entitled ‘Come Out Fighting’.
According to the Facebook Event page, the new zine will address issues which face men who have sex with men (MSM) and provide “honest opinion and factual information”.
“Brought to you by the makers of Butcher Queers and creators of masc.life, Come Out Fighting is a publication that pulls no punches about sex, our bodies and the issues facing men who have sex with men,” the page reads.
“The first issue features candid interviews with regular guys about dating, desire with discussions about sex and relationships. Come Out Fighting is anchored in honest opinion and factual information that delivers truth without shame or apology. ”
Stephen Moloney, the creator of masc.life, reveals that Come Out Fighting aims to empower its readers with a mix of original content and repurposed stores from his website.
“Come Out Fighting is a collaboration between Butcher Queers and masc.life on behalf of Act Up Dublin,” Moloney said.
“It takes an honest look at how we view sex; hooking up, getting off – the before, during and after.
“Come Out Fighting hopes to provoke conversations about how we view ourselves and each other as sexual beings, beyond just headless torsos. It seeks to celebrate sex, intimacy, love, lust or whatever you’re having yourself. It hopes to empower, regardless of status,” he added.
“There will be original content, repurposed stories from masc.life, hard and soft pieces, and strong visuals.”
Since copies of the zine are limited, make sure to get to Pantibar on April 26 or shortly thereafter to pick up a copy.
What issues and topics would you like to see addressed in Come Out Fighting?