Z. Zane McNeill
|Place of birth||Morgantown, West Virginia, USA|
|Pronouns||he/him, they/them ("usually prefer he/him")|
|Gender identity||"genderfluidflux trans guy", genderqueer|
Z. Zane McNeill is a bisexual, nonbinary, neurodiverse, disabled scholar-activist. He is co-editor of Queer and Trans Voices: Achieving Liberation Through Consistent Anti-Oppression and co-founder of Sparks & McNeill, a consulting and editorial service.
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|«||It was through my vegan politics that I was able to understand myself as a queer nonbinary person and utilize my queerness as a tool to subvert and attempt to dismantle oppressive structures that marginalize people, animals, and the earth.
As I began to recognize the entanglements of speciesism, a concept that humans are inherently superior to animals, with structures of (cis)heteropatriarchy, a system where men are endowed with authority and power over marginalized genders, I realized that social justice movements do not and cannot exist in silos. [...] Compulsory heterosexuality is inherently intertwined with speciesism and speciesism is inherently connected to cisheteropatriarchy. I realized that in order for us to accomplish liberation for women and LGBTQIA+ people, we must also fight for animal liberation.
References[edit | edit source]
- Bruges, Trudy (March 2, 2021). "On being a queer, neurodiverse, animal activist and scholar in Baltimore. Interview with Z. Zane McNeill". Crip HumAnimal. Retrieved March 5, 2021.
- "5 Questions with Queer Vegan Scholar Zoie Zane McNeill". A Book Publisher That Gives Back. April 6, 2020. Retrieved March 5, 2021.
- McNeill, Zane (August 18, 2020). "Zane McNeill on Growing Up Vegan as a Queer Experience". Animals in Society. Retrieved March 5, 2021.
- "About". Sparks & McNeill. Retrieved 5 March 2021.