“We are surviving. We are resilient. We are creative and resourceful. We have each other’s backs. We don’t want your pity.”
Campuses across the country are hosting events to “tangibly express their commitment to lift the burden of sexual violence from the shoulders of survivors;” you can find an event local to you on the Carry That Weight website. Participants can carry mattresses or pillows to demonstrate solidarity with survivors.
A lot of women went through a lot of shit so you could vote, so shut up and do it.
These cases could create radical shifts for the experience of incarcerated LGBT people and they raise important questions about what a justice system better equipped to incarcerate LGBT people might mean for our communities.
Susan Summer, the director of constitutional litigation at Lambda Legal, put it simply: “SSA should not be telling widowed lesbians and gay men already grieving the loss of a spouse—‘you live in the wrong state so you don’t get Social Security spousal benefits.'”
“High school and middle school are hard enough as it is. To think about the additional barriers facing these students is pretty heartbreaking, and we all need to stand up and do what we can to move them out of the way.”
“The work she did at City Hall enabled us to position Philadelphia as the greatest LGBT city in the country.”
It would have been powerful to see the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, now the National LGBTQ Task Force, get ahead of the political curve with its naming and mission. But what it does next matters more than its acronym.
Not all barriers can be resolved through state-by-state legal protections.
Although the nation’s highest offices have been sought by many badass women, we have yet to win. It’s enough to make me wish we could go back in time and vote for, well, these chicks.
Half the nation now lets same-sex couples marry, thanks to some Supreme Court shenanigans.
Getting an apology feels like winning, but did Facebook really say the magic words or just massage the truth in the same way that lousy ex of yours did?
Does the LGBTQ movement have a future? Hells yes it does! Lots of futures!
This morning the Supreme Court officially declined to rule on five pending same-sex marriage cases from Indiana, Utah, Oklahoma, Virginia, and Wisconsin. This means marriages can start immediately in those states, but national progress is stalled.
The proposed law would put three parental options on birth certificates, allowing same-sex couples to be listed as their children’s parents.
“Wrongful birth? Breach of Warranty? This is about racism and anti-Blackness. We don’t need to avoid those phrases; we need to use them.”
“Anti-LGBT laws make people economically insecure and they disproportionately affect those who are most vulnerable within the LGBT community. They hurt you and kick you when you’re down.”
Those who commit violence against members of the LGBT community will no longer be able to hide behind “gay panic” and “trans panic,” at least in California.
The first ever Bisexual Awareness Week created space to organize resources, initiate connections and speak about our experiences in a new way.
Lawmakers across the United States are working to eliminate therapies from mental health practices that seek to “cure” homosexuality.