Meet the queer women going to Rio, look back lovingly on Sarah McBride’s history-making speech, a GIF of Hillary Clinton’s face during the fireworks during her acceptance speech right before I passed out, 12 states are fighting for trans rights, and California is pushing back against discrimination disguised as religion. Get in here and get happy!
More history made at the DNC, the Berta Cáceres Human Rights in Honduras Act, voter ID laws, new data on gay-straight alliances and more.
One Hamilton reference is good, but wouldn’t a bunch of Hamilton references be even better?
Last night, the woman the Republican Party forced into an apron walked out onto a stage in a glowing white pantsuit to the cheers of thousands of people and said, “With humility, determination, and boundless confidence in America’s promise, I accept your nomination for President of the United States.”
If you’re able-bodied and have questions you’re too embarrassed to ask, read this report. If you’re disabled and ready to stare down some hard truths, read this report. And most of all, if you assume disability negates white privilege, Read. This. Report.
Lesbian elder Marsha Wetzel says the Glen Saint Andrew Living Community knew that she was receiving verbal and physical abuse from other residents because of her sexual orientation and did nothing about it.
Obama crowned Hillary his successor and reminded us just how much we’re going to miss him.
Not only did the Mothers of the Movement give Black Lives Matter its most prominent moment in the spotlight to date, it also made the strongest argument yet that Republicans do not own faith.
These are, and always will be, the mothers of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Sandra Bland, Jordan Davis, Dontré Hamilton, and Hadiya Pendleton.
An Indiana appeals court dropped Purvi Patel’s feticide charge but she’ll still have to serve time for a reduced neglect charge.
Michelle Obama said the motto she and the president share with their daughters is: “When they go low, we go high.” And then she demonstrated it to the point of transcendence.
“Most clearly I remember your eyes with a kind of teasing smile in them, and the feeling of that soft spot just northeast of the corner of your mouth against my lips.”
It’s a thing of beauty; this worker moving methodically through the aisles as a liberator of our frustrations – every sweet, piercing jab is a cathartic release of our internal screams.
Disabled people deserve to know, from our school days, that we’re not just cases, diagnoses, or “not really disabled”; we’re part of a community with its own histories and triumphs.
A wall for Donald Trump, new laws in Cleveland to protect trans folks, and more good gay news from the Democratic National Convention and around the world!
Two lawsuits that fight for trans students to access the bathrooms they need, WNBA players standing up for Black Lives Matter, Donald Trump’s RNC acceptance speech and more.
Video shows Charles Kinsey complying with police demands and keeping his hands up as he explains and advocates for both himself and his client; North Miami police shot at him anyway.
“They are terrified and they are angry and they are operating in a reality that quite simply does not exist. There is no war on Christmas.”
This is not how citizens of a democracy behave under the instruction of their party’s most influential politicians. It’s so unrealistic. This show should have aired on Syfy.
It’s no surprise here but the GOP’s policy blueprint isn’t friendly toward LGBT people and women, in fact their platform is incredibly hostile and even more extreme and dangerous than ever before.