D and s Jan 2012 by Suzanne Forbes
Every Trans Day of Remembrance my heart is shredded. I don’t know if Trans Day of Visibility eases that pain at all; I can’t know because my experience is only cishet.
But I hope I can help to make transfolk visible and celebrated today.
alix of the inverted eye at fat city folsom eve by Suzanne Forbes 2008
I have shared my life with transpeople always, and my art has always tried to make a beautiful and honorable record of them.
At Marquis Fetish Ball 7 18 09 by Suzanne Forbes
I am more committed than ever to documenting transfolk with love and respect in 2017, a frightening, regressive year after some incremental progress towards basic decency.
Jiz Lee in red jockstrap at Nude Aid fundraiser by Suzanne Forbes 2009
At Berlin Graphic Days Suzanne Forbes July 1 2016
Many of these drawings are licensed Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial NoDerivs.
That means they can be freely shared, reprinted and re-used for any noncommercial purpose as long as you credit “Suzanne Forbes, artist.”
They can be printed out and displayed as well.
If the version online isn’t high enough res for your needs, just contact me and I’ll try and find a bigger file for you!
I make as much art as possible that belongs to the community. If you want me to make your picture, let me know!
You can find lots of free drawings in my Visibility album.
Liza at the Marquis Fetish Ball 8 30 2008 by Suzanne Forbes
Here’s one of my favorites. It’s from a fetish party at the Supper Club in 2008.
The next one down is NSFW and explicit!!!
It’s a drawing of the amazing Maxine Holloway, sex worker, sex educator, artist and filmmaker, and sexy AF transman pornstar Billy Castro at a fundraiser for Madison Young’s queer art gallery, Femina Potens.
The fundraisers were called “Art of Restraint”; I donated my time and art to a bunch of them.
I will happily donate my art time and art to any LGBTQi art fundraiser here in Berlin, just ask!
Billy Castro and Maxine Holloway by Suzanne Forbes 2010
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