Coast Guard officer Lisa Trubnikova and her wife, Anna Trubnikova, were shot in their home in Bourne, Massachusetts by 31-year-old co-worker Adrian Loya on Thursday.
As the National LGBTQ Task Force kicked off its annual conference, queer and trans people of color stormed the stage to demand more inclusion and focus on the violence and oppression faced by people of color.
“Whatever our beliefs, whatever our traditions, we must seek to be instruments of peace, and bringing light where there is darkness, and sowing love where there is hatred.”
Sometimes, it can be hard to parse out exactly why queer and trans people have such a hard time getting by while the headlines would suggest we are advancing by leaps and bounds. On January 23rd and 24th, queer and trans people converged in New York City for the Invisible Lives, Targeted Bodies Conference to explore how the struggle for queer and trans justice and liberation is inextricably linked to struggles for economic, racial, immigrant, disability and reproductive justice.
Mike Huckabee says he tolerates your gayness like he tolerates your love of cheap Cabernet. But the weddings and bacon-wrapped shrimp are a bridge too far.
Meet Disney’s first-ever Latina princess, watch red pandas play in the snow, and fill up on a bunch of queer reasons to celebrate this Super Bowl Sunday!
“In the wake of a national conversation about police violence and systemic racism that centers around the recent murders of black men, Jessie’s death is an awful reminder that police violence certainly affects Latin@ and LGBT communities.”
A short documentary about one of the most badass pioneering women in computer science? Directed by Gillian Jacobs? I’m here for that, and I feel like you are too.
People shared stories of discrimination, bullying and fear of oppression and why they just want to be free to be themselves in their home state.
Say their names: Lamia Beard. Ty Underwood. Goddess Edwards. May they rest in power.
On January 27th, activists from around the country will converge on Jacksonville and in their home cities to stand in solidarity with Alexander on the day of her release and bring visibility to women who have been targeted for their resilience and survival.
Mercury is in retrograde right now, so I’m betting you could use a whole lot of affirming news that doesn’t disorient you, make you lose your wallet, or tempt you to completely change your life. Here it is!
“We recognize that not even a Black President will pronounce our truths. We must continue the task of making America uncomfortable about institutional racism. Together, we will re-imagine what is possible and build a system that is designed for Blackness to thrive.”
“Last night President Obama addressed the nation on a number of pressing issues ranging from Instagram to middle-class economics to the fact that climate change exists.”
Alternative forms of protest are necessary to make activism accessible. Sometimes, they’re even more effective at creating change than a permitted march.
The youth work group LGBT Youth North West just received a grant to take over the Joyce Layland LGBT Centre in Manchester and determine the feasibility of opening a school specifically for LGBT students.
Just one month into the new year, lawmakers across the country are introducing bills to erode LGBT rights any way they can.
Statements and changes on a number of important fronts came from the Attorney General and from Rikers Island this week.
The Supreme Court will decide on the constitutionality of marriage equality rights sometime this summer.
Victims/survivors in general are expected to seek help from law enforcement to escape from abusive relationships, but the police are sometimes the most dangerous and threatening forces in the lives of marginalized folks, even those who have an abusive partner, friend, or relative. For that reason, community support is central to assisting victims and survivors of domestic violence.