Prisons in both Turkey and the United States separate LGBT individuals from the general population, but this form of segregation hardly solves the issue of violence in prison facilities. In fact, it may further endanger LGBT prisoners.
Queer women work in politics around the world. Here are 10 who were the first out women to hold their particular seat, and just a few of the cool things they’ve done since then.
UMass basketball star comes out, Moroccan women take to the streets, The Monument Quilt takes the nation by force and more!
“In May of 2013, Monica Jones became one of the people arrested by Project ROSE; the charge was “manifesting prostitution” for accepting a ride home to her neighborhood from men who turned out to be undercover cops. This week, Jones was found guilty, and faces the possibility of serving time in a men’s prison as a trans woman.”
CeCe McDonald, Dean Spade and Reina Gossett are coming together to make a series of videos and an event on April 21 centering around discussions about the prison-industrial complex and how to survive the violent atmosphere it creates.
“There are a lot of things you’re not supposed to be able to do when you’re gay: get married, have children, be the head of a national government, etc. But stereotypes exist to be broken, at least when you’re former Icelandic Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir.”
The attack of this woman just nine days after she made her girlfriend her wife in the eyes of the law brings into sharp relief the problem with the LGBT movement focusing so intensely on marriage.
Queer porn is the best, abstinence only sex ed is the worst, and two new book projects are changing the way kids talk about gender, sexuality and technology!
When identity terms get thrown in the pressure cooker.
Two important decisions will give same-sex couples and married trans people access to benefits through their spouse, regardless of their state of residence.
Thirty-one percent of women workers who would benefit from an increase of the minimum wage are parents of children. No doubt, raising the minimum wage would make an incredible difference in the lives of women and families in the U.S.
Earlier this week, OKCupid joined the outrage at Mozilla’s new choice of CEO Brenden Eich by asking their users to uninstall Firefox. Yesterday, Brenden Eich resigned.
People all over the world are mobilizing to end street harassment, fight for sustainable food, address discrimination, and secure better representation in media.
Pardon my French.
“I know more about dyke cultures by being net-connected. It expands my world. We are definitely trail-blazing and cutting edge.”
Canadian Inuit have responded to DeGeneres’s recent Humane Society donation with sealfies — like selfies, but with seal furs and meat — to bring positive attention to seal hunting.
A ruling in Lebanon shows that progress for LGB and trans* communities can occur simultaneously instead of hierarchically.
Marissa Alexander needs to be free, Google needs to stop blocking the word ‘bisexual,’ and you need to see this cute pic of Shane.
The Supreme Court’s ruling in the Hobby Lobby case could drastically broaden the scope of religious liberty for employers or mean, at long last, free birth control for everyone.
The law also specifically mentions high school football captains as students automatically permitted to preach the gospel at school-wide events.