“It was like we were living in this alternate reality, where the north was celebrating and down here in the south we were wondering what the fuck was going on,” said Hali Felt.
Violence in Ferguson, several deaths at the hands of police, what’s happening with the lesbian fired from a Catholic elementary school, judges in Ohio dealing with same-sex marriage, and more.
Megan Rapinoe’s engayged, Erika Linder’s staring longingly out windows, a roller derby player became a local treasure, Tama Adrian is trans and running for office in Venezuela, and more big good gay news stories for you!
In Donald Trump’s world, women without “normative” gender presentations are fat slobs and “traditionally attractive” women are bimbos and idiots.
Well that was a wild ride.
This isn’t just exhausting. This is intergenerational trauma, oppression, and maybe even genocide. This violence is specifically targeted against black and brown women, gender non-conforming folks, and especially trans women of color.
A wedding venue in Missouri that’s legally turning away a lesbian couple, Piper Kerman testifying before Congress about what it’s like for incarcerated women, Charly Keunang’s family is suing, and more.
As a follow-up to the time I used “gal pals” sarcastically and taught you all about the queer suffragists, and in honor of Gal Pal Week, this week’s Rebel Girls lesson is going to be about good, old-fashioned friendship.
Six were stabbed, leaving one teen girl dead, at Jerusalem’s Pride parade; an arrest has been made in India Clarke’s murder; a teen lesbian couple was attacked at Six Flags New England and more news stories.
Aquí Estamos is Spanish for “we’re here.” The first ever QPOC conference in the RGV is letting everyone know just that — we’re here and we’ll be here to organize and fight against the social and political factors that affect us.
Folks came from Mexico, Argentina and everywhere in between as well as from Spain for three days of workshops, cultural presentations and a raucous and beautiful closing march.
Restoring the defaced mural honoring Sandra Bland in Ottawa, an Arizona Republican who wants to protect college students accused of sexual assault, the drive to defund Planned Parenthood, and more.
KC Haggard is the 11th trans woman to be murdered this year, a San Francisco high school will be the first to offer a LGBT history class, a 37-year-old Cleveland woman was found dead in a jail cell and more news.
“A lot of folks have their own opinions and viewpoints of what immigration looks like. I think if they came to this event they’d be able to see what trans and queer migration really looks like.”
Obama’s gonna go hard for gay rights in Kenya, two queer women took a honeymoon around the world and made a video about it for you, Italy’s Supreme Court just made a decision that’s huge for trans rights, Riley Curry is doing the nae nae in here. Just saying.
Updates on what we currently know about Sandra Bland’s arrest and death, the US’s most extreme abortion ban struck down, Republicans’ new effort to protect “religious freedom,” and more!
“Manchester Pride weekend is loud, expensive, booze-fueled and mainstream. Dancing and drinking in the streets (with ever-increasing numbers of straight folks) might be fun for many and a radical act for some, but not everyone feels welcome or comfortable at this kind of event.”
By the time straight women of the second wave had caught up to the times, queer women had already f*cked up their movement — and built one all their own.
A NYPD officer is being investigated for assaulting a black queer woman, Black Lives Matter protestors take over the Netroots Nation conference, Rachel Dolezal still stands by her views of herself and more news stories!
Meet the first lesbian couple to marry in Puerto Rico, rewatch Caitlyn Jenner’s ESPYs speech, pet a sea bunny, celebrate Ramadan with your chosen family, check out what the Ali Forney center did with that donation from Bea Arthur, and then get a f*cking job because the EEOC wants to protect you from your potential employer’s bullsh*t while you do.