I had heard about Reina Gossett and Grace Dunham’s close relationship, and how it was informing some incredible work together, so I sought them out to find out more — over the course of our afternoon together in NYC, our conversation covered everything from the damages of biological essentialism to the radical power of empathy to how important it is to feel sexy sometimes.
Joe Biden won’t run for President, the IHS will provide better access to emergency contraception for Native women, Kim Davis’s emails released, and more.
Corey Jones, a 31-year-old black man, was killed by a police officer after his car broke down after 3 a.m., five black churches have been set on fire in the St. Louis area, a Texas judge ruled health officials can still deny birth certificates to children of undocumented immigrants, opponents of Houston’s non-discrimination ordinance debut a terrible ad aimed against trans women, and more news stories.
A Barbie ad that stirs my heart, new dress code policies in Puerto Rico that keep LGBT kids safe and happy, Staceyann Chin’s tiny but badass feminist daughter, good news for trans Girl Guides, and MORE!
Kroger will cover gender affirming surgeries for trans employees, mainstream media and informal polls don’t agree on who won the Democratic debate, the New York Attorney General launched an investigation on the dude who jacked up the price of an AIDS drug and more news.
Did anybody distinguish themselves as national leadership material in last night’s Democratic debate, or did it inspire feelings of deep ambivalence and resignation in the political process?
Autostraddle and A-Camp staff and family members are here to talk about what PP means to us as LGBT folks, and why we need it to be around for a very, very long time.
An arrest in the murder of Kiesha Jenkins, Planned Parenthood announces they’ll no longer accept payments for their fetal tissue donation program, investigators say killing of Tamir Rice was “reasonable,” Bernie Sanders updates views on gun violence and more news stories.
Britney Spears is thinking of the queer children, two trans activists in Ecuador are expecting, Bo Obama just turned 7, a bunch of high schoolers f*cking hate the Westboro Baptist Church, and I put a photo in here of Kate McKinnon dressed as Dana Scully in middle school. AND MORE!
Hillary has retracted her support of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, California has banned gay and trans panic defenses in court, a new poll about attitudes towards immigration, and more!
Amber Rose’s Slutwalk truly embraced and celebrated the duality of women’s lives in the modern world, and it was a radically inclusive event — one with an explicit policy against all forms of oppressive language and behavior as well as an explicit intent to include, lift up, and acknowledge the unique and compounded struggles of trans women, women of color, queer women, poor women, and differently abled women.
Educational publisher McGraw-Hill admits to making a mistake in their textbook about slavery, Hope Solo will face domestic violence charges again, a new study finds more LGB people are insured with the Affordable Care Act and more news stories.
Weddings dresses with a gay twist, the Pope dissing Kim Davis, communicating with beavers but for real and not like a joke about lesbians, Fergus the dog going home again, and more!
You’ve probably heard a lot of alarming claims made about Planned Parenthood over the past few months — now here are the facts that prove them wrong.
A Planned Parenthood government shutdown is stalled for now, Memories Pizza just catered a gay wedding, new report on bisexual visibility at work, and more.
There is a power in building communities on our own terms as marginalized people. There is a freedom in escaping, even for a moment, the weight of oppression and the burden of society’s expectations for who we should be. And there is a revolution to be had in building better, more inclusive spaces for marginalized folks.
Today Planned Parenthood is offering free STD testing in 28 cities for #PinkOut Day, Michelle Obama launched a new campaign for girls’ education, Sen. Elizabeth Warren talks about the importance of the Black Lives Matter movement and more news stories.
We’re teaming up with GLSEN for Ally Week! Let’s look at how we can be better allies to LGBTQ youth.
A train for stray dogs, lots of good news for the queer kids and parents of the world, a formal victory for Caitlyn Jenner, and more!
The Pope visits Obama and canonizes a colonizer, Kim Davis loses another appeal, a Republican advocating for English as the state language, and more.