So, it’s safe to say that this week has been difficult and weighed heavy on many of us. Yesterday’s news of the spike in trans youth suicide between Monday and Tuesday hit us especially hard. Trans youth are some of the most vulnerable members of our community and to lose so many, so quickly, has been absolutely devastating and feels almost impossible to come to terms with.
In the wake of these events, we found ourselves wanting to do something, so through this weekend we’re offering a sale on digital PDFs of the Beyond Anthology, with 100% of the proceeds going to Trans Lifeline– a crisis hotline dedicated to helping at-risk trans individuals.
Using the promo code YOUMATTER at check-out will get you a discounted version of the Beyond Anthology PDF: available for sale here. And once the sale is done, we will be donating ALL the money we earn to Trans Lifeline.
(If you already have a copy of Beyond, you can donate to Trans Lifeline directly at their website: TransLifeline.org)
Additionally, for any trans youth out there: if you’re sad, if you’re scared, if you’d like a distraction in the form of a queer sci-fi and fantasy comic anthology, please email us at beyondanthology [at] gmail [dot] com and we’ll be happy to give you a PDF copy of the Beyond Anthology for free. This is a trust and honour system, we can’t possibly ask you to prove or verify yourself, but the whole reason Beyond exists is because it’s the book I wish I’d had when I was also young and scared, so if we can share this with you today, please, please don’t hesitate in contacting us.
Take care of yourselves. Stay strong, and stay with us.
We are serious! Please reach out to us!