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The Shortandqueer zine series is published by Kelly Shortandqueer from Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.

  • shortandqueer #1

Friends are Important – Dedicated to his friends, Kelly wrote stories about and included pictures of those folks who have been important in his life over the years. While the stories are about those friends, it also gives lots of insight into his life.

  • shortandqueer #2

Things I like / don’t like – This zine was Kelly's attempt to get over his fear of drawing. In it, he illustrate things he likes and things he doesn't like.

  • shortandqueer #3

The best thing that happened today was… – For 101 days, Kelly wrote down the best thing that happened to him. This zine documents those best things, illustrating his sometimes silly, sometimes weird, sometimes boring and always geeky life.

  • shortandqueer #4

The Coming Out Issue – This zine documents interactions Kelly had with friends and family as he started coming out as transgendered. Much of the zine is about his relationship with his mom, e-mails back and forth, letters, etc, that illustrate how far she’s come to be supportive. It also includes some pieces Kelly wrote for The Tranny Roadshow.

  • shortandqueer #5

The best thing that happened today was... (part 2) – This is a continuation of sq3, where Kelly wrote down the best thing that happened every day. This zine mostly takes place in Chicago.

  • shortandqueer #6

Now that I’m a dude – After being out as a transguy for about a year and a half, Kelly has had some ridiculous experiences. In shortandqueer #6, he wrote about how some things have changed in his life while others haven’t. Health, dating, co-workers, and weird interactions are the focus of this zine.

  • shortandqueer #7

Hello World! – Assembled for the Denver Zine Fest, Kelly Shortandqueer compiled some random pieces written for other zines as well as some new ridiculous stories. This issue includes irrational fears, his fifth grade birthday party, awkward and hilarious interactions with coworkers and more.

  • shortandqueer #8

I am not unreasonable – The most serious of the shortandqueer series, #8 focuses on Kelly Shortandqueer’s struggle with gender. This zine begins with a response to an e-mail that didn’t feel so good and is followed by excerpts from Kelly’s journals, dating back to 2000.

  • shortandqueer #9

shortandqueer #9: The best thing that happened today was… January-April 2008 – Once again, Kelly Shortandqueer documents the best thing of the day. Shortandqueer 9 chronicles January-April 2008.

  • shortandqueer #10

The reawakening of my baseball fandom – The Phillies are the 2008 World Series champions! This issue documents Kelly Shortandqueer’s longtime baseball fandom including how the sport was central in his relationship with his dad, the amazing 1993 Phillies team, the 2008 postseason and Kelly’s longing for radical/queer sports space. This zine comes with a special insert: The original paper Kelly wrote in 8th grade called “Prejudice in Baseball”.

Selections from shortandqueer were reprinted in volume nine of Zine Yearbook, published in 2008. shortandqueer is included in the West Coast Zine Collection at San Diego State University.


  • PO Box 13559, Denver CO 80201

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