It felt important for us to have a voice somewhere, so we’ve gathered a few of the Black queer voices and put them together here. We want to offer this as a place of healing for QTPOC in this time of tragedy.
The military refuses to tell Chelsea Manning’s lawyers about her status; Diamond ‘Lavish’ Reynolds, Philando Castile’s girlfriend, speaks out; a gay man was brutally arrested at Riis Beach; the FBI is investigating the case of a man found hanging from a tree in Piedmont Park and more news stories.
Alton Sterling and Philando Castile were both killed by police in the last 24 hours, and it’s a time for mourning and organizing.
Think of it as “The Real L Word: Los Angeles 1900s-1950s Edition”
There’s been a spike in memberships for a LGBT pro-gun rights group and a new surge of Gays Against Guns; Black Lives Matter temporarily shuts down Toronto Pride, the UN voted to create a position dedicated to LGBT rights around the world, married lesbian parents can now be on their child’s birth certificate and more news stories.
Recapping the feminist victories of the week, a badass Black queer woman is running for the Florida legislature, North Carolina’s getting called out, the trans ban in the military is officially ancient history, and more good gay news! Also, some fan art of me because I think you’re gonna like it a lot.
Misty Snow and Misty Plowright are changing the world, gun and anti-terror legislation in the wake of Orlando, hate crimes in the UK after the Brexit vote, and more.
SCOTUS finds HB2 unconstitutional but it doesn’t mean things will be right back to normal; attacks at Istanbul’s International airport leave at least 36 dead and 140 injured; some helpful links to understand Brexit and all of its implications; some updates on the Orlando shooting and more news.
“But then, looking at voting demographics by age, I realised there was a 60% chance Mary Berry would have voted Brexit, and had to arrest the thought before it brought my entire cultural reality tumbling down.”
The first out queer woman crowned Miss Missouri and maybe soon Miss America, a Tory Minister comes out for Britain’s Pride celebrations, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton love you a whole lot, and more good news you can use to soothe your aching soul.
So much news today! The Democrats’ sit-in in the House over gun legislation, SCOTUS rulings on affirmative action, the status of many undocumented people in the US, the Dollar General case, as well as rulings related to Freddie Gray’s death and trans kids using bathrooms at school, and more.
In my last installment of Rebel Girls, I briefed you on some of the badass glass ceiling crashers currently serving in office who are queer as f*ck. These six women came before them.
Things aren’t going great for Donald Trump’s campaign this week, the dangerous SCOTUS ruling that says evidence obtained illegally can be used in court, Tamara Dominguez’s murderer charged, and more.
Dolly Parton on peeing in peace, gay prom for real, Laverne Cox running shit at DC pride, the sound of the gender binary smashing, a cat rock band, a wedding at LA Pride, and more good gay news!
“Our community is at once intimately connected and hopelessly far-flung, legitimately linked by no more than three degrees of sex partners on a worldwide daisy chain and profoundly lonely. I only had community last weekend because I’d flown three hours to get it.”
Votes on gun control and a failure to vote on LGBT employment protections, more news in the aftermath of the Pulse shooting in Orlando, reading the Stanford rape victim’s letter in Congress, and more.
Here are just a few of the many, many LGBTQ Latinxs in our community who are speaking up and speaking out to make sure that queer Latinxs are not erased.
If we allow gun violence to continue blighting communities of color, we have failed. But if we enact gun control measures that aid the police state in criminalizing Black and brown bodies, we have also failed.
“She was very loved, and was very kind,” her co-worker told a New Orleans newspaper. “And that’s what makes this more difficult. In addition to losing a friend, we lost an LGBT leader.”
Links, updates, and further reading on the Pulse shooting, the aftermath, the victims, the gunman, gun control, politics, some resources and centering queer Latinx voices.