Z. Zane McNeill

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Z. Zane McNeill
Place of birth Morgantown, West Virginia, USA
Nationality American
Pronouns he/him, they/them ("usually prefer he/him")[1]
Gender identity "genderfluidflux trans guy"[1], genderqueer[2]
Occupation scholar-activist

Z. Zane McNeill is a bisexual[2], nonbinary, neurodiverse, disabled scholar-activist. He is co-editor of Queer and Trans Voices: Achieving Liberation Through Consistent Anti-Oppression[3] and co-founder of Sparks & McNeill, a consulting and editorial service.[4]

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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.[3]


References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 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.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "5 Questions with Queer Vegan Scholar Zoie Zane McNeill". A Book Publisher That Gives Back. April 6, 2020. Retrieved March 5, 2021.
  3. 3.0 3.1 McNeill, Zane (August 18, 2020). "Zane McNeill on Growing Up Vegan as a Queer Experience". Animals in Society. Retrieved March 5, 2021.
  4. "About". Sparks & McNeill. Retrieved 5 March 2021.